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How Has The Internet Changed Education?

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It's pretty obvious that the internet has had a huge impact in education, but just how has the internet changed education?
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An Open Education Reader. Introducation to Open Education

An Open Education Reader. Introducation to Open Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
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Challenges for Regional Undergraduate Universities in “the Middle”

Challenges for Regional Undergraduate Universities in “the Middle” | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How Can a Regional Undergraduate Institution Really Stand Out for Teaching and Learning?
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SignificantSystems for Higher Education

SignificantSystems for Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The future of education will move from massive physical and administrative infrastructure expenses back to the roots of education: the Professors. The new education models will need a powerful faculty that operates much more efficiently and greatly improves the mastery-of-learning for their students, all while increasing not only job security, but overall compensation. This is a profound paradigm shift in Higher Education taking place right now.

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Twenty-Five Institutions to Participate in ACE Alternative Credit Project

Twenty-Five Institutions to Participate in ACE Alternative Credit Project | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
ACE announced today that 25 colleges and universities are joining an alternative credit consortium as part of an innovative initiative to create a more flexible pathway toward a college degree for millions of nontraditional learners.
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Change is coming to American Higher Education

Change is coming to American Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Change is coming, and it will not be easy for institutions to accommodate. It is widely recognized that the cost of attending college is out of control, as evidenced by the $1.2 trillion (and growing) student debt, while the comparable economic value of a college degree is declining.
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Sal Khan at the Navigate Conference

Sal Khan at the Navigate Conference | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

AtlanticLIVE is the events branch of The Atlantic. In this video, part of the conference, Sal Khan has a few ideas for how to radically overhaul higher education. First, create a universal degree that’s comparable to a Stanford degree, and second, transform the college transcript into a portfolio of things that students have actually created.

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The Real Disruptive Innovation in Education

The Real Disruptive Innovation in Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Feeling supported in college helps grads in their careersTechnology is significant, but human fundamentals matter tooEffective mentoring is critical to a graduate's success
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 11, 7:31 AM

What is one of the Best predictors for student success: students who connect with their instructors...Sometimes, we just need someone who cares..

Maru Gutierrez's curator insight, December 11, 8:13 AM

We need transformative changes in all our educational systems!

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U.S. university enrollment continues to slide

U.S. university enrollment continues to slide | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Led by continuing drops at private, for-profit colleges, higher-education enrollment declined this fall for a sixth semester in a row, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports.
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Number of Ph.D.s awarded climbs; recipients' job prospects dropping

Number of Ph.D.s awarded climbs; recipients' job prospects dropping | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Universities are awarding doctoral degrees at an accelerating pace, despite the fact that the career prospects of those who receive their Ph.D.s appear to be worsening.

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Reflections from Arizona: The Future of Higher Education

Reflections from Arizona: The Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities across the country are under enormous pressure to transform themselves to meet the needs of today’s student. To find out what this transformation looks like, I traveled with foundation leaders to the forefront of this critical
juncture in higher education: Arizona State University, Rio Salado College, and University of Phoenix.
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Looking for Teachers Qualified to Teach

Looking for Teachers Qualified to Teach | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The reform of teacher training schools is not a panacea for all that plagues higher education. But it is critical to the long-term educational and economic health of the nation that America develop highly skilled teachers, especially in math and science (read Paul Peterson’s Endangering Prosperity on this point). As Plato said, the most important questions a society faces is this: who teaches the children, and what do they teach them?
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Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education

Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Online competency-based education can even out the playing field by taking students to the furthest point possible in their learning experiences, regardless of their starting point, race, geographical location, or family income.

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Unlike MOOC's, online competency-based education (often shortened to "CBE") stands out as the "missing link between learning outcomes and industry needs". According to the article, "competency-based education has the potential to bridge the widening gap between traditional postsecondary education and the workforce".

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 3, 9:39 AM

This article continues to discuss the issues around Competency-based education and how it is the disruptive innovation in higher education today.

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Kudos to Department of Ed for Recent Innovations

Kudos to Department of Ed for Recent Innovations | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Department of Education has recently made some advancements that put higher education on the right track

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Campus Management Unveils Vision for the Future of Higher Education

Campus Management Unveils Vision for the Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Say hello to the On Demand Model, which is based on the premise that institutions are going to require new technologies that provide “innovative capabilities for engagement and delivery” thanks to the super storm.

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Reimagining the Path to the Workforce: Nanodegrees and Other Flexible Workplace Credentials

Reimagining the Path to the Workforce: Nanodegrees and Other Flexible Workplace Credentials | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While the college bachelor’s degree will remain a mainstay of the U.S. economic engine, there are other types of credentials that can help workers learn skills that help them enter the workforce quickly or progress in their career.
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Investing in Quality Competency-Based Education (EDUCAUSE Review)

Investing in Quality Competency-Based Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Investments in competency-based education programs make sense as our nation strives to educate an increasingly diverse population.
Key indicators of quality for all stakeholders in CBE ecosystems are curricular architecture, valid and reliable assessments, and comprehensive student success resources.
CBE programs require substantial investments and often commitments to new or redefined business models
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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs alone can’t meet the oversized expectations of early boosters like Thrun—who themselves echoed would-be reformers over the decades who looked to radio, television, and the mail to democratize learning. For better or worse, traditional methods of higher education showed remarkable persistence as those models emerged. Yes, this time might be different. But if MOOCs do prove revolutionary, it will be because educational institutions have finally figured out how to use them.

 

 

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How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The promises of data-mining in higher education are that we will end up with more students achieving degrees at lower cost, and the gains will contribute to “social justice” by helping more low-income students.  Those promises are likely irresistible to college administrators.  But the soft totalitarianism that will be required to achieve these gains is too high a price.  It will give us generations of college graduates accustomed to being told what to do and when to it.  It will further dampen imagination, initiative, exploration, and daring in an environment that is already far too buffered from real world consequences.  Data-mining in higher education advances social control at the expense of free inquiry.  At the bottom of those mines lies a rich deposit of fool’s gold.
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Peter Wood on data-mining in higher education.

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Experiential Online Graduate Programs Enhance Learning Outcomes and Career Readiness

Experiential Online Graduate Programs Enhance Learning Outcomes and Career Readiness | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Online graduate programming is beginning to emerge as a highly-rigorous and well-regarded mechanism for working professionals to continue their education and advance in their careers.
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A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools

A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Chauhan describes ‘several emerging tools and technologies that are being leveraged to assess learning outcomes in a MOOC. These technologies can also be utilized to design and develop a MOOC with built-in features to measure learning outcomes.’ - 


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Mark Smithers's curator insight, December 9, 6:26 PM

Interesting paper reviewed by Tony Bates.

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Colleges Vary on Credit for AP, IB, Dual Classes

Colleges Vary on Credit for AP, IB, Dual Classes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
When it comes to setting the bar on who gets credit for college-level work done in high school, postsecondary institutions are all over the map.
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Mind the Gap … Between Grad Skills and Employer Expectations

Mind the Gap … Between Grad Skills and Employer Expectations | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

There is a skills gap, highly localized at present, but likely to grow quickly as technology continues its unrelenting expansion. Providing the skills needed to deal with this phenomenon is not the job of the academy alone. As the Chamber of Commerce study outlines, new relationships and new forms of collaboration are needed, both to enhance the CBE effort and to maintain the competitiveness of a high-tech workforce. Higher education’s unique contribution will be to ensure that its graduates know how to learn.

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Importing the German Approach to Career Building

Importing the German Approach to Career Building | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
German-style apprenticeship programs have attracted private sector interest as well as healthy skepticism in the United States as leaders search for an antidote to skills gaps and stagnating incomes. After returning last week from Munich to see the program in action, I believe the United States can import some of its most valuable lessons.
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Using Education Innovations to Counter a Workforce Crisis

Using Education Innovations to Counter a Workforce Crisis | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

n The Global Workforce Crisisreport published earlier this year, The Boston Consulting Group has detailed some critical trends. 

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A Flexible Future

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Some of the country’s most rigorous research universities have a new obsession: flexibility. As the institutions contemplate a more modular future, experiments with blended learning may provide an early glimpse at their plans.
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