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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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Better Measure Outcomes of a College Education

Better Measure Outcomes of a College Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Let's give students the information they need by keeping track records for the colleges that educate them.
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Revolutionizing Student Advising, Tracking and Intervention

Revolutionizing Student Advising, Tracking and Intervention | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Advising support technologies helps institutions retain their students by making tracking and early interventions easier than ever before.

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Building a Better College Ranking System

Building a Better College Ranking System | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

With higher education prices continuing to rise and college degrees remaining a crucial ticket to economic prosperity, it’s certain that someone will rank the economic payoff of going to different colleges. Money’s attempt is one of the best, and more are sure to come.

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The Great Disruption: Unleashing the Power to Create

We are living in creative times. New technologies combined with an unstoppable desire for self-determination has unleashed a wave of new ideas and practices in a huge diversity of areas.
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How Do We Fix the Ivy League?

How Do We Fix the Ivy League? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
What's the problem with Ivy League schools these days?
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Building Better Pathways to In-Demand Careers

Building Better Pathways to In-Demand Careers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The reinvigorated push for better job training announced this week by the White House is important for numerous reasons.
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Penn Launches First Open Learning Initiative Language MOOC

Penn Launches First Open Learning Initiative Language MOOC | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This fall, a new University of Pennsylvania open learning course will teach elementary German online
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Let's differentiate between 'competency' and 'mastery' in higher ed

Let's differentiate between 'competency' and 'mastery' in higher ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
To continue to use “competency” when we mean “mastery” may seem like a small thing. Yet, if we of the academy cannot be more precise in our use of language, we stand to further the distrust which many already have of us. To say that we mean “A” when in fact we mean “B” is to call into question whether we actually know what we are doing.
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Talent Education and Development: Four Ways to Connect ROP and ROI for C-Suite Audiences (Part 1)

Talent Education and Development: Four Ways to Connect ROP and ROI for C-Suite Audiences (Part 1) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Leading organizations are looking at employee development as their company’s differentiator, which means higher education institutions have an opportunity to capture a massive and lucrative market — provided they play their cards right.
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Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education

Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Higher education's entire value proposition is seriously being reconsidered by modern society, often because it is not considered innovative enough. 

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Michael Gold's curator insight, July 23, 5:39 PM

This is an important article that references the recent attack on Clayton Christensen by Harvard Professor Jill Lepore. (I referenced this article and you can read it at https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140618200728-13378242-reframing-disruptive-innovation?trk=mp-edit-rr-posts

 

This particular article questions whether there’s benefit in applying Christensen’s concept of disruptive innovation to the business of education.

 

“In an "on demand" culture, it is quite understandable that most feel that "failure is not an option," but that runs counter to everything we know about human learning and development. . . .”

 

The realm of education where the idea of disruptive innovation is most relevant is the world of MBA Programs.

 

The way business cultures present failure determines that culture’s ability to learn and adapt.

 

Failure is essential to learning. The only way to know when we have pierced the boundary of our understanding and find ourselves in new territory is through that uncomfortable feeling of dissonance we call failure.

 

Empathic cultures understand this and regard failure as a resource.

How are we teaching empathy to our MBA candidates? 

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Charge: College Accreditors Ignore Student Learning

Charge: College Accreditors Ignore Student Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Jay Schalin critiques regional accreditation agencies and offers a sound alternative to those “fiefdoms unto themselves” and “cartel-like” institutions.
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Bundling and Re-bundling in Higher Education

The current integrated higher education system is being pulled apart by a range of companies and startups. Currently the university is in the drivers seat. Eventually, the unbundled pieces will be integrated into a new network model that has a new power structure. For entrepreneurs, the goal appears to be to become part of a small number of big winners like Netflix or Google. When Sebastian Thrun stated that Udacity would be one of only 10 universities in the future, he was exhibiting the mentality that has existed in other sectors that have unbundled. Unbundling is not the real story: the real issue is the rebundling and how power structures are re-architected. Going forward, rebundling will remove the university from the drivers seat and place the control into the re-integrated networks.
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White House signs workforce training bill, announces new executive action to overhaul federal job training programs

White House signs workforce training bill, announces new executive action to overhaul federal job training programs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The legislation reauthorizes a federal law that provides states and municipalities with money for job training. The new law, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, aims to streamline programs and eliminate redundancy. It also creates standardized performance metrics for evaluating how federal money is being spent. The administration also announced as part of the job training executive actions that the U.S. Department of Labor planned to distribute a $25 million competitive grant to create an “Online Skills Academy.”
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Is Competency-Based Education Finally Becoming Mainstream?

Is Competency-Based Education Finally Becoming Mainstream? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Competency-based education is still in it's fledgling stage, but more and more collaborative projects are helping institutions eager to get involved. How rapidly will CBE be accepted by employers and students? Does it have reputation or branding problems? How can providers compete with traditional programs with bigger advertising budgets? What kind of partnerships will providers create with industry?

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Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges

Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging trend reveals benefits for traditional institutions and alternative learning programs alike. Some advocates have suggested that badges representing learning and skills acquired outside the classroom, or even in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), will soon supplant diplomas and course credits.

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Who's benefiting from test-optional colleges?

Who's benefiting from test-optional colleges? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Allowing students who skip standardized admissions tests to apply may help the schools more than it does disadvantaged students. In fact, test-optional admissions policies, as a whole, have done little to meet their manifest goals of expanding educational opportunity for low-income and minority students.

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College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic

College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Unfortunately, the good ship Higher Education has gone off course and is heading toward icebergs.  Its presidents have disempowered the senior faculty members who actually knew something about education; hired legions of deanlets, deanlings and ding-a-lings who may not know the difference between a classroom and a restroom and certainly do not know the difference between a mission statement and a mission; allowed costs to explode by failing to rein in administrative salaries and unnecessary services; undermined faculty control over the curriculum.

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8 key considerations for competency-based education

8 key considerations for competency-based education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How ready is your institution for competency-based education? Here are 8 questions to help get started.
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Aryaoka's curator insight, July 27, 12:42 PM

Kompetensi jika seseorang mampu menjelaskan dan mampu melaksanakan tentunya lahir dari pikiran yang inovatif.

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Munich university accused of 'abandoning' German language over English course row

Munich university accused of 'abandoning' German language over English course row | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Top German university criticised by politicians and business leaders after announcing plans to teach all master's courses in English
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The value of MOOCs lies with employers

The value of MOOCs lies with employers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Whether MOOCs will succeed over the traditional university model in the training of undergraduates will be determined by the choices employers make. So a great deal of responsibility rests on the shoulders of the employers. Maybe it is time they had their say.
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This Legislation Would Allow Companies to Offer College Courses

This Legislation Would Allow Companies to Offer College Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The HERO Act would pave the way for a more flexible college experience for students and make possible a dramatic reduction in college costs.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 25, 9:07 AM

“Imagine having access to credit and student aid and for a program in computer science accredited by Apple or in music accredited by the New York Philharmonic; college-level history classes on site at Mount Vernon or Gettysburg; medical-technician training developed by the Mayo Clinic; taking massive open online courses offered by the best teachers in the world from your living room or the public library…

“This reform could allow a student to completely customize her transcript—and college experience—while allowing federal aid to follow her through all of these different options. Students could mix and match courses, programs, tests, on-line and on-campus credits à la carte, pursuing their degree or certification at their own pace while bringing down costs to themselves, their families and the taxpayers. This is what conservative reform should be trying to create—an open, affordable, innovative higher education system to better serve and secure all Americans in a global information economy.”

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House approves bills on competency-based education, college information site

House approves bills on competency-based education, college information site | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Taking its first votes on renewing the key higher education law, House lawmakers unanimously approve legislation to boost federal support of competency-based education. But full reauthorization remains far off.
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How Innovation Can Improve Higher Education Pipeline. AEI Report

Report by the AEI Center on Higher Education Reform, June 2014
Andrew P. Kelly, KC Deane, and Taryn Hochleitner.
Full report here: http://www.aei.org/files/2014/06/17/-staying-on-target-for-college_093613307290.pdf
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How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe

How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
One of the wonderful things about MOOCs is that they don’t force students to be in a particular location in order to ‘attend’ class.
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Competency-based education gets a boost from the Education Department

Competency-based education gets a boost from the Education Department | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education will give its blessing -- and grant federal aid eligibility -- to colleges' experimentation with competency-based education and prior learning assessment.
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