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Parody Critiques Popular Khan Academy Videos

Parody Critiques Popular Khan Academy Videos | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Two professor have released a parody video calling out what they consider inaccuracies and poor teaching methods in one of the videos made by the Khan Academy.

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Global Freshman Academy: Creating Access and Overcoming Early MOOC Setbacks

Global Freshman Academy: Creating Access and Overcoming Early MOOC Setbacks | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The primary aim of the Global Freshman Academy is to open up access to higher education to students who would otherwise be unable or unwilling to enroll in a degree program, contrary to a popular critique that it aims to steal students.
The program flips the traditional education model on its head by asking students to pay upon completing the course, rather than before it begins.
By analyzing the data from these courses, institutions may gain some interesting insights into what it takes to serve first-time, entering students.
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Victoria Nyakundi's curator insight, May 26, 3:35 PM

Interesting to see the interesting way in which education is morphing

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U.S. Must End ‘Addiction’ to Bachelor’s Degrees - Higher Education

U.S. Must End ‘Addiction’ to Bachelor’s Degrees - Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Mark Schneider, Vice President and Institute Fellow of the Education Program at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) talks about higher education.

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McGraw-Hill Education 2015 Workforce Readiness Survey

McGraw-Hill Education 2015 Workforce Readiness Survey | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Only one in five college students say they feel "very prepared" to join the workforce, according to the results of McGraw-Hill Education's annual student workforce readiness survey. While 45 percent of the roughly 1,000 respondents said they feel "somewhat prepared" to begin a career after college, slightly more than half said they did not learn how to write a résumé. And 56 percent did learn how to conduct themselves in a job interview. The survey found that less than one-third of students said career services on campus were effective. Only 14 percent reported using career services frequently, with nearly a quarter saying they never used career services.


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We Are The Humanities: How Humanities Prepare Non-Trads for the Business World

We Are The Humanities: How Humanities Prepare Non-Trads for the Business World | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Adults seeking pathways to the labor market should not be so quick to dismiss a degree in the liberal arts; soft skills are in hot demand.
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Jill Craven's curator insight, May 24, 10:33 AM

"Some things just go together, like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, Kirk and Spock, study of the humanities and success in the business world."

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Keeping it on the company campus

Keeping it on the company campus | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As more firms have set up their own “corporate universities”, they have become less willing to pay for their managers to go to business school
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Fixing Our Broken Colleges: Competency-Based Education and Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

Fixing Our Broken Colleges: Competency-Based Education and Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Monica Herk, the Committee for Economic Development’s vice president for education research, suggests that all institutions of higher learning focus far more on certifying competencies in particular skills that employers demand rather than on simply requiring students to complete a fixed number of classes.

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How New College Grads Can Beat the Tough Job Market

How New College Grads Can Beat the Tough Job Market | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The career expectations of college grads may be overoptimistic. But these strategies can boost their odds of landing a job.
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The Practical Value of a Liberal Education

The Practical Value of a Liberal Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Some people believe prospective college students and their parents have to make a choice between a quality, broad-based liberal education and a more career-oriented educational path. This either-or perspective misses the point.

 

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How To Help Innovation Grow Up At Your Organization

How To Help Innovation Grow Up At Your Organization | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Instilling innovation deep into your organization’s culture requires patience, persistence, and a long-term commitment to get it right. Management should work to redefine the behaviors recognized, rewarded, and promoted among employees. Are those behaviors linked to innovation? If not, you may need to refocus values, or perhaps create your own innovation road map to drive and manage the change you seek to create.

 

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Innovation Critical for Biz School Long-Term Success

Innovation Critical for Biz School Long-Term Success | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Business schools are still experiencing high enrollment rates and minimal outside criticism, but the industry is evolving and biz school leaders need to adapt to stay on top.
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Why College Today Is a Mishmash

Why College Today Is a Mishmash | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Kevin Carey is among the handful of contemporary writers on higher education who merit serious attention.  He is far from alone in his enthusiasm for online learning and his belief that it will transform higher education.  But he is a far better writer than other enthusiasts and his book deserves the attention of even those who view the new technologies as a mere diversion from more important things.
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2015 College Grads May Not Be As Ready for the Workplace as They Think They Are

2015 College Grads May Not Be As Ready for the Workplace as They Think They Are | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
College students have rosy views about their chances of finding a job they like and performing well at it, but recent graduates tell a different story.
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Making Enrollment and Student Success Everyone’s Job

Making Enrollment and Student Success Everyone’s Job | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In order for institutions to remain competitive in the modern marketplace, more effort needs to be put into internal, operational effectiveness.
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Top Priority for Higher Education Execs Shifts to Career Outcomes

Top Priority for Higher Education Execs Shifts to Career Outcomes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Short-format, alternative credentials for students changing careers, like certificates and digital badges, are garnering intense interest from senior executives---and the survey suggests a doubling of such offerings over the next five years.  Close to 50% of respondents plan to add customizable certificates to their portfolio in the next five years, compared to the 4% of respondents who currently offer this type of credential.  Thirty percent of respondents plan to offer digital badges in the next five years.   

 

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Measuring mastery, not time: Competency-based learning and the future of higher education - AEI

Measuring mastery, not time: Competency-based learning and the future of higher education - AEI | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Policymakers have called on American colleges and universities to embrace innovation that can improve higher education quality and lower costs.
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Rich Schultz's curator insight, May 23, 1:22 PM

Check out what Southern New Hampshire University has done with College for America

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ETS Webinar. Digging Through or Drowning in Data? The Practical Guide to Turning Student Outcomes Data into Action

ETS Webinar. Digging Through or Drowning in Data?  The Practical Guide to Turning Student Outcomes Data into Action | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In this free, one-hour webinar, student learning assessment experts will provide practical strategies that higher education institutions can use to evaluate if they’re collecting the right data. Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of various data types and provide best practices on how to efficiently link data collection with actionable plans on campus. Speakers will also provide some suggested processes and practices that higher education professionals can use to easily assemble their “data story” for administrators and other stakeholders. A representative from a public university will also join the panel to share how she turned student outcomes data into action at her own institution, with limited resources. 

This webinar is sponsored by ETS and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 


Wednesday, May 27, 2015 
11:00 a.m. PT, 2:00 p.m. ET

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Improving Student Success with PLA Portfolios

Improving Student Success with PLA Portfolios | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Providing new students with a workshop walking them through the PLA process accelerates their progress toward a degree without academically hampering them.
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Carolina Garay's curator insight, May 21, 7:55 AM

añada su visión ...

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Las empresas rompen con las universidades y crean sus propios centros de formación

Las empresas rompen con las universidades y crean sus propios centros de formación | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Ya son 55 compañías españolas las que han diseñado e impulsado su propia "universidad corporativa".
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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, May 20, 2:09 PM

Una respuesta de las empresas a la creciente inadecuación de las Universidades. Y si esto pasa así en España, hay que pensar seriamente que hacemos con un sistema universitario casi inoperante ...

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How Am I Supposed to Learn Anything Without a Lazy River and Wet Wall?

How Am I Supposed to Learn Anything Without a Lazy River and Wet Wall? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The next time someone tells you the price of college is going up because of cheap states – or even just remorselessly greedy schools – tell them to go jump in a lake. Or even better, a lazy river with a raindrop fountain, fire pit, and AquaClimb Wet Wall.

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Myths and Misconceptions about Competency-Based Education

Myths and Misconceptions about Competency-Based Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
At a time when higher education is actively experimenting with competency-based education (CBE), confusion abounds about what CBE is and the extent of its contribution to the present transformation of higher education.
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Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions

Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Axact makes tens of millions of dollars annually by offering diplomas and degrees online through hundreds of fictitious schools. Fake accreditation bodies and testimonials lend the schools an air of credibility. But when customers call, they are talking to Axact sales clerks in Karachi.
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Moody's: State Controls Limit Options for Higher Ed

Moody's: State Controls Limit Options for Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
"Competing priorities from multiple stakeholders, including state government, governing boards, faculty, students and alumni, will inhibit some public universities from quickly adjusting either to ongoing funding reductions or broader changes in their market landscape," said Moody's May 14 Weekly Credit Outlook for Public Finance
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Question posed by Cascade educators sheds light on college expectations

Question posed by Cascade educators sheds light on college expectations | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Professors, deans and admissions counselors from 18 colleges and universities across the United States say these are the top skills and attributes needed for an incoming freshman.
* Motivation.
* Critical thinking.
* Realistic goals.
* Time management.
* Attention.
* Communication.
* Curiosity and wonder.
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A Gateway to the Working World

A Gateway to the Working World | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Given the disparate needs of today’s college students, it’s a mistake to write off the for-profit college industry. Fr-profit colleges offer poor and minority students opportunities they’re hard-pressed to find elsewhere. That’s an outcome that policymakers at the state and national levels ought to applaud—and support.

 

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How to Fix Higher Education: Bring on Creative Destruction

How to Fix Higher Education: Bring on Creative Destruction | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
"Target scholarship money toward students studying in fields where there are good job prospects."
 "For students receiving government support or loans, require colleges to limit tuition charges to the actual cost of instruction. The purpose of student aid is to promote education, not to subsidize college bureaucracies."
 "Limit student loans to reasonable amounts commensurate with reasonable estimates of the student’s potential for future earnings.  If a student defaults on repayment, the college should be made at least partially responsible."
 "Cut back research funding by 30% and target research grants to academic areas important for the national economy and national defense.  Limit overhead grants to universities to a fixed percentage of research grants, a percentage that applies equally to all universities.  Universities should not be rewarded for having extravagant overhead expenses."
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