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Lumina Foundation. Strategy 7

Creating new higher education business and finance models that significantly expand the nation's capacity to deliver affordable, high-quality education;supported by public finance and regulatory policies that create incentives for, and remove barriers to, innovation.

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Glassdoor - Employment Surveys

Glassdoor - Employment Surveys | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

According to a recent national survey on whether employees value their degrees more than skills training, though most employees say higher education is still a must, skills training is what’s more important to their career.



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Got skills?

Got skills? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

There will still be a place for academic study and small classes. But vocational innovation will certainly produce a more dynamic educational marketplace—and one, moreover, that provides an honoured position for vocational colleges, rather than treating them as an embarrassing sideshow.



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Mismatch Between College Aspiration and Preparation

Mismatch Between College Aspiration and Preparation | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Given the cold, hard facts behind this mismatch, it’s striking how few students express interest in these postsecondary credentials and how many who are not college-ready are pursuing bachelor’s degrees they may never attain.

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U of Maryland University College: The Future of Learning

University of Maryland University College is a global leader in academic innovation and is partnering with several major foundations to help create the student experience of the future. This video illustrates how all of these innovations can come together to improve teaching and learning.



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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, Today, 7:13 AM

Realmente una mirada bastante innovadora de lo que puede ser la educación superior del futuro adaptada especialmente para el público adulto, donde al aprendizaje basado en competencias, la personalización de las rutas de aprendizaje, el reconocimiento de aprendizajes previos y el uso de las tecnologías para facilitar el acceso al proceso educativo, constituyen una vía muy interesante para el futuro estudiante.

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Lumina Foundation: 4 Questions for Jamie Merisotis

Lumina Foundation: 4 Questions for Jamie Merisotis | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Jamie P. Merisotis is president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college. ACAeNews, in celebration of the opening of the 2014-2015 academic year, ACAeNews for School Counselors editor Frank Burtnett asked Mr. Merisotis to present an overview of foundation work and discuss the importance of school counselors in achieving the Lumina mission.

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National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce

National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The National Challenge for Higher Education is an opportunity for presidents to be involved in a national campaign to promote faculty career flexibility
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Harvard is evaluating “blended" courses that draw on online MOOC material

Harvard is evaluating “blended" courses that draw on online MOOC material | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Emphasis is now shifting to research on applications and assessments.

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Almanac of Higher Education 2014

Almanac of Higher Education 2014 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Chronicle's 27th annual collection of data on colleges answers perennial questions like how much faculty make and which colleges are growing the fastest. This year's Almanac also gives you new ways to compare institutions. Which colleges have the most students enrolled in online courses? Which have the highest percentages of nonresident aliens? Browse the charts and tables in these sections to find out.

 

 

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University Presidents, 2.0

University Presidents, 2.0 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In less than two years, President, Mitch Daniels, has done three particularly noteworthy things at Purdue: begun to reverse the decades-long tuition spiral; done important things to make useful information on colleges available to students, taxpayers, and donors; and importantly attacked non-instructional student costs that have been soaring almost as much as tuition fees, albeit getting far less attention. 



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Certifying Skills to Support the Long-Term Unemployed

Certifying Skills to Support the Long-Term Unemployed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Long-term unemployed people, who have been out of work for 27 weeks or more, are typically well-educated but hampered in their job search by their time out of work.Higher education institutions should devise a mechanism to certify skills to assure employers that long-term unemployed individuals have what it takes to succeed in the workforce.Career services offices of universities can also be more proactive in helping long-term unemployed alumni get the skills and education they need to transition into new industries.

 

 

 

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Continue your schooling after graduation

Continue your schooling after graduation | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Continued learning is a career booster, and there are plenty of free resources.
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Unbundling: Moving Toward New Roles for Faculty

Unbundling: Moving Toward New Roles for Faculty | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A move to an unbundled faculty model could vastly improve learning outcomes for students while significantly improving the development process for courses and programs.

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The Future of College?

The Future of College? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right? 


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Opinion: Kaplan CEO Defends For-Profit Colleges

Opinion: Kaplan CEO Defends For-Profit Colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Kaplan CEO Tom Leppert explains why a proposed Department of Education regulation to measure educational outcomes would harm low-income students.

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California Legislature Approves Bachelor's Degrees at Community Colleges

California Legislature Approves Bachelor's Degrees at Community Colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

California's Legislature on Thursday approved legislation that would allow 15 of the state's community college districts to issue four-year degrees.

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Clarifying Competency Based Education Terms: A Lexicon

Clarifying Competency Based Education Terms: A Lexicon | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Through a new lexicon, Clarifying Competency Based Education Terms, Blackboard and ACE are working together to clarify some of the confusing definitions in the field. Competency based education is not one specific thing, and the lexicon delves into how the vocabulary is used in different ways by different people.

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Moocs are free – but for how much longer?

Moocs are free – but for how much longer? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Monetising career development courses could be the next step for the university, says Stanford professor
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, Today, 7:18 AM

La pregunta acerca de la sostenibilidad de los MOOCs sigue sin ser respondida. Los MOOCs están apenas en una etapa exploratoria sin definir aún cual es su modelo de negocio y sorteando no pocas dificultades. El sueño del aprendizaje masivo gratis puede ser muy corto. 

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Disruption In Higher Ed Is Growing, But Not Instantaneous

Disruption In Higher Ed Is Growing, But Not Instantaneous | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The world of online learning presents the largest opportunity outside of traditional education for individuals to move into a world of skills-based professional growth. What this looks like in 20 years is anyone’s guess, but just because online learning isn’t displacing traditional higher education tomorrow, doesn’t mean disruption isn’t in the works. It is, and it will change our notion of what education looks like, as tangible lifelong learning becomes a reality for many more.

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College Governance Survey

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In a newly released survey, ACTA found that 89% of the public believes college is becoming unaffordable for the middle class. And over 90% believes that boards of trustees should take the lead in reforming higher education to lower costs and improve quality.

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What is Competency-Based Education?

What is Competency-Based Education? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In general, “competency-based education” refers to a curriculum designed with a focus on the specific outcomes students should attain by the end of their studies. 

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Why you should care about gamification in higher education

Why you should care about gamification in higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

When video games were added to classroom instruction in various undergraduate courses, students in classes using the games scored significantly higher than classes that did not.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 19, 1:20 PM

Excellent infographic on the value of adding gamification ideas into your courses.

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Will the humanities survive the arrival of the MOOCs?

Will the humanities survive the arrival of the MOOCs? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
To get some perspective on the magnitude of the pedagogical shift, let’s go back some 2,400 years to Athens
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Essay on creating an alternative, nationally offered core degree experience

Essay on creating an alternative, nationally offered core degree experience | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Might the Online Skills Academy be a first step to creating a new alternative pathway to a degree, one that actually creates a new higher education ecosystem that can sit beside and maybe improve our existing system?



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College on the Cover: Doom and Gloom Through the Decades

College on the Cover: Doom and Gloom Through the Decades | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Behold the cover of next month’s issue of The Atlantic.

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Should Microsoft Acquire Coursera?

Should Microsoft Acquire Coursera? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Coursera under Microsoft would be able to focus on its core mission to provide access to free online education to anyone in the world without the distraction of having to realize a return for the early investors.

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