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Florida's Higher Education Challenge

Florida's Higher Education Challenge | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The digital revolution that's shaken so many businesses has not bypassed the hallowed halls of higher education, so it is good to see a new focus emerging on how to improve the range and quality of online classes offered by Florida's universities.
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"Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford this year proposed an audacious idea: create a separate university — Florida’s 13th — dedicated solely to online learning. For sometimes it takes a powerful idea — even a problem-plagued idea — to get people’s attention. Weatherford’s goals are noble. He wants to replicate the success of Florida Virtual School, where more than 122,000 students in grades K-12 “are currently receiving a high-quality education at a fraction of the cost.”
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Framework for 21st Century Learning

Framework for 21st Century Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century and beyond.
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So You Want to Be a Professor? Why?

So You Want to Be a Professor? Why? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Graduate education in the humanities is in a deep crisis. The causes are complicated, but the basic reality is simple: there are more and more applicants for fewer and fewer positions on the tenure-track, or even with multiyear contracts.
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Higher Education and ROI: The Employment-Education Debate

Higher Education and ROI: The Employment-Education Debate | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions should be preparing their students for successful careers, but curricular decisions should not exclusively rely on labor market needs.
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Three Ways to Strengthen the College and Community with Workforce Development Programming

Three Ways to Strengthen the College and Community with Workforce Development Programming | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Workforce development programming can have a positive impact not only on the local community, but on the institutional bottom line, if the institution is strategic in program development.
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A Look at America’s Top Ranked Public Universities. ACTA Report

A Look at America’s Top Ranked Public Universities. ACTA Report | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Today, ACTA is releasing a major report, Getting What You Pay For?: A Look at America’s Top-Ranked Public Universities. Too many leading institutions are failing to provide students with an excellent education at an affordable cost. Little more than half of students attain four-year degrees in four years. Meanwhile, tuitions are skyrocketing: if the price of milk had risen as quickly over the last three decades as flagship university tuitions, a gallon would cost $17.48 today!

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Differentiating your Institution: Critical to Competing in Today’s Postsecondary Marketplace

Differentiating your Institution: Critical to Competing in Today’s Postsecondary Marketplace | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Differentiating factors for an institution can be as simple as the people, technology and flexibility it offers, but those elements can have a significant impact on student experience and institutional reputation.
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New competency-based programs at Lipscomb could be model for liberal arts colleges

New competency-based programs at Lipscomb could be model for liberal arts colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Competency-based education is a hot idea, albeit not a new one. But as it is with anything in higher education, there is great variation among numerous emerging models. And understanding how they work is complicated by the fact that competency-based programs don’t look like much like most peoples’ vision of college.

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Five Trends to Watch in Higher Education

Five Trends to Watch in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
U.S. universities and colleges face a host of challenges. But a number of large and small experiments across the nation point the way forward.
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Is There a Sustainable MOOC Business Model?

Is There a Sustainable MOOC Business Model? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
By following the example of the publishing industry and finding new ways for their resources to be used, MOOC providers can begin to shape a more sustainable business model.
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Ignoring the Elephant in the Room

Ignoring the Elephant in the Room | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Every time a new study comes out regarding the “payoff” from college, I wonder: Will this finally be the one that takes note of widespread underemployment among recent grads and comprehends the impact of credential inflation?
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Texas Leads the Way on Higher-Ed Accountability

Texas Leads the Way on Higher-Ed Accountability | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Texas stands alone in being the only state to offer public access to the facts on student loan-debt amounts for each of its public universities as well as for each college major--the indispensable first half of the debt-to-salary quotient prospective students need to master as they contemplate life-altering college and academic major choices.
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Assessing the Future of Higher Education

Assessing the Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Carnegie Corporation of New York and Time magazine co-host an annual summit on higher education, most recently focusing on the American university as a “driver of research and education for the nation, as well as threats to the university’s continued excellence, and ideas for innovation and reinvention to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.”

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Udacity Will No Longer Offer Free Certificates

Udacity Will No Longer Offer Free Certificates | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

People will still be able to view Udacity’s online-course materials without paying, but those who want a credential will have to open their wallets.

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Colleges Back Away From Using Tests to Assess Student Learning

Colleges Back Away From Using Tests to Assess Student Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Measures of accountability are taking other forms, while standardized tests are put to internal uses, like assessing curricula.
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The box-ticking future of a university education

The box-ticking future of a university education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Among the many changes currently sweeping through US public universities is a move away from traditional seat-time in class. Known as “competency-based education”, it is often done online, asking students to demonstrate they can meet certain core skills or competencies.
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Shakespeare’s Birthday and the Death of Humanities

Shakespeare’s Birthday and the Death of Humanities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As long as folks have little appreciation for the arts and humanities are dominating ed reform discussions, we are unlikely to make much progress in reviving those topics in schools.
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Three Ways to Cut the Cost of Higher Education for Adults

Three Ways to Cut the Cost of Higher Education for Adults | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Technology’s growth and changing demands on higher education are combining to support the mainstreaming of some of higher education’s previously fringe solutions to the affordability crisis.
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Where will teachers be in the classroom of the future?

Where will teachers be in the classroom of the future? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
An exuberant crowd of ed tech investors, entrepreneurs and their publicity staffs are converging at the ASU/GSV summit in Arizona this week, with claims that tech tools can transform education and solve the achievement gap.
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A Stronger Nation through Higher Education | Lumina Foundation

A Stronger Nation through Higher Education | Lumina Foundation | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The steady increase in the proportion of Americans earning degrees after high school graduation continued in 2012 for the fifth straight year, according to the annual Lumina Foundation report “A Stronger Nation.”

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Oregon and Tennessee Have a Bold Plan That Could Radically Change Higher Education

Oregon and Tennessee Have a Bold Plan That Could Radically Change Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

College education around the country is becoming less affordable than ever, putting it more out of reach for those who need it most. But several states are moving forward with a plan to change that.

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Education Innovation Summit, co-sponsored by Arizona State University and GSV Advisors

Education Innovation Summit, co-sponsored by Arizona State University and GSV Advisors | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The investment and ed tech part of the education sector is gathering today in Scottsdale Arizona for the Education Innovation Summit, co-sponsored by Arizona State University and GSV Advisors. It’s an event that has grown larger and more influential over the past few years, fueled in part by the explosion of education data and the opportunities these changes offer for new and innovative solutions.

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LMS - from red giant to white dwarf?

LMS - from red giant to white dwarf? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Learning Management Systems like Moodle, Blackboard and many others are the backbone of almost all universities' and schools' use of educational technology.
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College Accreditation in the Crosshairs

College Accreditation in the Crosshairs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A policy forum about higher ed at the Cato Institute.
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How much are college students learning?

How much are college students learning? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Ben Wildavsky says we have plenty of information on how U.S. schoolchildren are performing, but what about college students?
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A Move Toward Competency-Based Education

A Move Toward Competency-Based Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Eighteen colleges and two college systems have been selected to participate in a new research network designed to test the value and effectiveness of competency-based education.
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