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Western Governors graduates those who prove 'competency'

Western Governors graduates those who prove 'competency' “Even with the improvements in online learning platforms and resources, the majority of online education is simply classroom education delivered through the Internet, instructor-led and...
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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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Report on Global Massive Open Online Courses Market 2014-2018

Report on Global Massive Open Online Courses Market 2014-2018 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are changing the world of education by providing free online courses for higher education. Read the report.
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Bill Gates offers vision of higher education

Bill Gates offers vision of higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In a clear critique of the Obama administration’s proposed college rating system, he warned against simplistic efforts to judge colleges' quality: he discouraged a singleminded focus on college "completion.” He described as "oversimplistic" the view that higher education is "just about getting a job with a certain salary” — “Citizenship, developing deeper understanding, other things, are all important," he said.  
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Sarah Villarreal's curator insight, July 22, 2:07 PM

As we engage on the campus in WASC accreditation activities, we are discussing the meaning of a CSUSM degree and creating institutional learning outcomes. It is clear we collectively agree our goal as an institution is to indeed impact students related to citizenship and other factors beyond standard report card measures.

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Unexpected Ways Millennials Are Impacting Higher Education

Unexpected Ways Millennials Are Impacting Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
So how are Millennials changing higher education, and what does the industry need to do to keep in touch with digitally-savvy students? Here are just a few solutions for bridging the divide between higher ed and Gen Y...
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The Free Tuition Model: Escapism that Ignores the Higher Ed Reality

The Free Tuition Model: Escapism that Ignores the Higher Ed Reality | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Though proposals to make higher education free have received a great deal of attention over the past year, the best response to the rising costs of higher education is fundamentally examining and reimagining the system to meet the needs of the modern economy.

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MOOCs vs. HCOCs (Higher Cost Online Courses)

MOOCs vs. HCOCs (Higher Cost Online Courses) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Suddenly, MOOCs were no longer open nor low cost; they had become HCOCs—Higher Cost Online Courses (pronounced Hickocks).

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On Youth Unemployment, It's Time For Business To Lead

On Youth Unemployment, It's Time For Business To Lead | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With graduation season behind us, young people across the country are looking forward to the future. But unfortunately, if recent studies are to be believed, employers are not looking forward to their arrival.
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Degrees losing attraction for smaller employers

Degrees losing attraction for smaller employers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Small to medium employers prefer to hire apprentices over university graduates as they look for 'hard' skills that will have a bigger impact on their business.

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The Starbucks model for tuition reimbursement

The Starbucks model for tuition reimbursement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The dynamic global economy is fueling an ever-increasing demand for skills and talent.

The Starbucks program will not change the world on its own. Even if a quarter of all Starbucks employees take advantage of the program, it means about 30,000 to 40,000 people will benefit. That’s a start, but it’s a far cry from the nearly 14 million more degrees that Lumina Foundation has estimated will need to be produced nationally to meet future workforce needs.

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Competition Through Cooperation in American Higher Education

Competition Through Cooperation in American Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

By the end of the 20th Century, a number of American colleges and universities - often in close geographical proximity - began to look for ways to cooperate. Regional college-based consortia emerged in a number of places and took a variety of forms. New relationships emerged with institutional leaders looking to move beyond the lobbying provided by the national and state-based higher education associations.

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Anne-Marie Grandtner's curator insight, July 16, 8:06 AM

Changement radical en vue...

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Universities are still standing. The MOOC revolution that never happened.

Universities are still standing. The MOOC revolution that never happened. | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

If universities do eventually experience a revolution, it will not be because of MOOCs.

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, July 15, 2:07 AM

Two years, is by no standards, sufficient time to evaluate the effects of MOOCs in education. Give it some time.

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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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Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies. What we really need is to create a world where you don’t have to go to the Ivy League, or any private college, to get a first-rate education.

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Bryn Mawr Drops Admissions Test Requirement

Bryn Mawr Drops Admissions Test Requirement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Bryn Mawr College announced Monday that it will no longer require standardized tests for admissions.
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More colleges turn away from entrance exams

More colleges turn away from entrance exams | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

As more and more colleges across the country adopt a “test optional” philosophy, a recent report lists about 800 U.S. schools — including several in the Mountain State — that are de-emphasizing ACT and SAT scores when considering admission. 

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What’s New in Competency Education? Sal Khan, Jeb Bush!

What’s New in Competency Education? Sal Khan, Jeb Bush! | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

here’s more news about competency education. Please notice we are starting to cover higher education a bit more 

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New skills gap survey reveals increasing student demand for digital skills

Industry News Internships.com, an internships marketplace, and General Assembly, an educational institution devoted to technology, business and design, released new survey results today on recent graduates entering the workforce and...
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The Three Biggest Roadblocks to Innovation in Higher Education

The Three Biggest Roadblocks to Innovation in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Innovation in higher education teaching and learning is widely seen as critical for the long-term viability of the industry, but there are numerous internal roadblocks that keep the concept from becoming reality.

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Why Higher Education Cannot Resist Disruptive Change

Why Higher Education Cannot Resist Disruptive Change | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In the digital age, higher education, willingly or unwillingly, will undergo disruptive change. Existing institutions can lead the change or become its victim. If higher education resists, new digital institutions will be established to meet the needs of the time.
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The Amazon-ification of Higher Ed?

Colleges and universities are on the cusp of being squeezed by new models (competency based accreditation) and new technologies (adaptive learning platforms, open online education etc.).   

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A Gloomy Report on Higher Education

Moody’s Investors Service has a new report on the state of American public higher-education, and it isn’t pretty.

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