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EDITORIAL: Here come the MOOCs

EDITORIAL: Here come the MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs will allow that to occur on an unprecedented scale, with consequences that can only be imagined. One day the world may have only a half-dozen professors of accounting — but each will have millions of students. That day may be coming faster than most people realize, and higher education will have to adapt.

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Blackboard's Perceptis Acquisition Offers Clues into Company's Strategy -

By doubling down on the support services and positioning it the way they are, the company is trying to move up the value chain, away from being perceived as a software vendor and toward being perceived as a student success-related services vendor.
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The Future of Higher Education

The Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Online classes are picking up popularity amid a debate about the rising costs of tuition, can the online degree ever replace a traditional university diploma? Coursera CEO and former Yale president Rick Levin discusses on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty
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Creative destruction

Creative destruction | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A cost crisis, changing labour markets and new technology will turn an old institution on its head.
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Competing Priorities: Efficacy of Teaching and Learning Assessment in the Ever-Changing Higher Education Space

Competing Priorities: Efficacy of Teaching and Learning Assessment in the Ever-Changing Higher Education Space | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions are under pressure to improve student outcomes, but financial realities keep forcing educators to turn their attentions elsewhere.
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2014 Online Symposium on MOOCs

Recordings of an open online conference on corporate MOOCs.
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- Corporate MOOC completion rates are in the 70-80% range
- Coursera is heavily focused on providing branded “turn key” content for corporation training
- Systems like WorldBank are developing MOOCs as an integrated part of their overall online or digital learning strategy
- Several corporations, notably Google and SAP, are deep in the rabbit hole of MOOCs already and are reporting position experiences for both employees and customers who have taken their courses
- Consulting services such as Parthenon are deeply engaged in MOOCs and helping organizations plan for and deploy them.
- The costs of MOOCs are significant in terms of capital and time and effort of people. It’s not as simple a process as many assume when they start.
- Military organizations are exploring MOOCs and alternative teaching/learning approaches and are reporting promising early results.
- Organizations are primarily using MOOCs for internal learning, marketing, connecting with customers, and “teaching” suppliers.
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The Weakest Link ‐Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs

The Weakest Link ‐Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Tony Bates on MOOCs
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Lessons Higher Education Could Learn from the Real Estate Industry

Customer service and support is at the core of a strong real estate agency, and must be at the core of higher education institutions as well.
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What’s the Real Threat to Liberal Education?

What’s the Real Threat to Liberal Education? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Tenured professors lose interest in the content of liberal or general education at their institutions.  They’re so specialized that they can’t speak with each other about what all educated men and women should know. 

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Universities face five key challenges

Universities face five key challenges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In a recent interview, outgoing University of British Columbia president Stephen Toope touched on a number of the challenges facing Canadian universities.
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What about Employer Engagement? Higher Education’s New Frontier

What about Employer Engagement? Higher Education’s New Frontier | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Employer partnerships are a long-term investment for institutions, but can be hugely beneficial for the institutions themselves as well as their students and the wider community.

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Student loans: Taking away the free ride for colleges

Student loans: Taking away the free ride for colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

If schools had to consider the possibility of losing money when they admit students who have little likelihood of succeeding, they’d think twice before roping in any and every kid they can.

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Udacity's Nanodegrees: Edtech's Challenge To College Credentials?

Udacity's Nanodegrees: Edtech's Challenge To College Credentials? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Open Education Alliance, is experimenting with new industry roles in curriculum design and accreditation—roles that most employers have been content to leave to higher education authorities for many decades. Udacity plans to roll out an array of company-designed nanodegrees starting this fall, when AT&T’s programs on Web and app development begin.

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The Five Faces of Online Education

The Five Faces of Online Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Institutions that adapt to the still-emerging demands that students and parents have begun placing on online education will tap into new sources of growth and innovation.
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What does higher-ed look like in 2023?

What does higher-ed look like in 2023? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
College students in 2023 will be better connected, educated, and informed than ever before -- but their choice in physical colleges could be limited.
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The article concludes: "In 2023, students could have more learning options than ever before, and more software to help them make sense of those options — from picking a college to finding their first job. That begs the question, then: In a future where at least a quarter of universities may not even exist, where does faculty fit in?"
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Overhaul of America’s Job Training Programs Headed to President’s Desk Following Strong Bipartisan Support from Congress | Education & the Workforce Committee

Overhaul of America’s Job Training Programs Headed to President’s Desk Following Strong Bipartisan Support from Congress | Education & the Workforce Committee | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Current Federal Workforce Development Laws, Written in 1998, Have Been Overdue for Reauthorization for More Than Ten Years; Leaders From Senate and House Announced Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement in May.
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The digital degree

The digital degree | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How will universities survive this storm—and what will emerge in their place if they don’t?
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The Shape of Higher Ed Yet to Come

The Shape of Higher Ed Yet to Come | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Ten predictions.
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Are Universities Going the Way of Record Labels?

Are Universities Going the Way of Record Labels? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Internet’s power to unbundle content and increase personal choice transformed the music industry—and it’s doing the same thing to higher education.
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What Language Should I Learn?

What Language Should I Learn? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Learning a new language is an enriching and rewarding experience. It opens so many doors, professionally and personally.
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A Consumer-Friendly Tuition Model: 21st-Century Higher Ed

An effective tuition cost model is critical for institutions to increase access to the programs and innovations that set them apart.

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The Future of Higher Education: Is There a Middle Ground?

The Future of Higher Education: Is There a Middle Ground? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Our current broad, diversified system of higher education is still the envy of the world. Let's be sure that the fix doesn't make parts of it irrelevant.

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Degree classes mean nothing any more - let's ditch them - Telegraph

Degree classes mean nothing any more - let's ditch them - Telegraph | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Driven by the market, universities award far too many firsts
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European Tertiary Education Register database published

European Tertiary Education Register database published | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Yesterday, 2nd of July,  it was announced that the new European Tertiary Education Register (ETER) database is now published and accessible for users.
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Conference considers internationalization of Ph.D. programs

Internationalizing the Ph.D. process would help to expand a graduate’s professional networks and employability

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Addressing the Academic Barriers to Higher Education

Addressing the Academic Barriers to Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Bridget Terry Long proposes three recommendations for reforming the college remediation system: improving placement in college remediation classes, providing better college remediation services, and adopting measures to prevent the need for remediation. This proposal is chapter six of The Hamilton Project’s Policies to Address Poverty in America, and a segment in Supporting Disadvantaged Youth.
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