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65 MOOCs/Certificate Courses Getting Started in January

65 MOOCs/Certificate Courses Getting Started in January | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
It is time for New Year's resolutions and for university courses to get started again. It's happening on campuses.
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General Education, the Four-Year Degree and Employment: What Needs to Change?

General Education, the Four-Year Degree and Employment: What Needs to Change? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Which set of skills in reality comes from higher education and which from the workplace? and which set of skills should come from higher education and which from the workplace?

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Essay on what's missing from the Obama administration's proposal to rate colleges

Essay on what's missing from the Obama administration's proposal to rate colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
American higher education urgently needs a college learning assessment system, but not one that equates student learning with disciplinary knowledge alone. Rather, it needs a way to account for the higher-order capacities and skills that are the hallmarks of a liberal education.

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Preparing Students for Competency-Based Hiring

Preparing Students for Competency-Based Hiring | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Transcripts have historically been the official record for what a student has learned in college, but do not provide the details employers need.
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Next Gen Higher Ed: Blended, Personalized & Competency-based

Next Gen Higher Ed: Blended, Personalized & Competency-based | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - New higher ed options are bringing fast, flexible solutions for adults balancing work, family, and life obligations
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Policy Meets Pathways: A State Policy Agenda for Transformational Change

Policy Meets Pathways: A State Policy Agenda for Transformational Change | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

State and national leaders need to “put efforts to bolster completion on a new trajectory” by analyzing the extent to which policies support the colleges that are trying to do right by their students, and then redesigning policy environments to help institutions introduce comprehensive and integrated reform strategies that change every aspect of what they do. This report identifies specific strategies for states to follow. Here is the Executive Summary;

http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/publications/materials/Policy-Meets-Pathways-Executive-Summary-121714.pdf ;

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Professors in England may lose jobs after their research quality is hammered

Professors in England may lose jobs after their research quality is hammered | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In the U.K, several academics facing the prospect of being made redundant after several institutions slipped down the rankings used to allocate funding.

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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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A Wave Crests: Silicon Valley, Postsecondary Education And A Half-Trillion Dollars (TC)

A Wave Crests: Silicon Valley, Postsecondary Education And A Half-Trillion Dollars (TC) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Expect to see some of the $500 billion a year currently spent on college tuition winding up in Silicon Valley, at institutions that offer career education, measure and ensure excellent student outcomes, and mix online and offline approaches.

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Assessment (of the right kind) is key to institutional revival

Assessment (of the right kind) is key to institutional revival | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Assessment is complex, but it’s not complicated. Stop the grim march. Stand still for a time. Think about learning and what assessment really means and then pick a new proactive direction to travel with colleagues.
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Creation of Obama's college ratings tested the Education Department

Creation of Obama's college ratings tested the Education Department | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Education Department faced a big challenge in creating a ratings system, with a timeline that kept slipping as critics happily filled the void.
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5 Active Learning Predictions for 2015

5 Active Learning Predictions for 2015 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Active learning will take the cloud, student analytics and big data will drive efficiencies in higher education.
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 19, 10:26 AM

This article share five predictions for active learning in 2015. The article is written by the social media strategist for the Echo360 product. Anyone using this product, willing to share their experience?

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Big Data: The Key Skills Businesses Need

Big Data: The Key Skills Businesses Need | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Here’s a look at the 6 key skills if you are thinking about working in this industry or recruiting for big data jobs.


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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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Argenis's curator insight, December 18, 11:14 AM

CIS120

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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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Ryan Rejaei's curator insight, December 18, 9:59 AM

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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!