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Lumina Foundation. Strategy 1

Building a Goal 2025 social movement for target audiences by creating a call to action, building partnerships among stakeholder groups and developing a common language and plan of action around the need to significantly increase attainment.

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IEBC-ETS Free Webinar - Introduction to Integrating Cultural Competencies into SLOs & Assessment

IEBC-ETS Free Webinar - Introduction to Integrating Cultural Competencies into SLOs & Assessment | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Thursday August 13, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT. The Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), in collaboration with Educational Testing Services (ETS), is pleased to offer a free webinar for California Community College faculty, administrators and staff.  California community colleges know cultural competence is an imperative and that cultural competency can help us to better serve an increasingly diverse student body. But how can campus educators leverage cultural competency in actualizing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and measuring student learning?


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        You will: Learn the importance of integrating cultural competenciesLearn practical approaches to develop effective SLOsDiscover how to address cultural competencies in measuring student learningLearn about SLO assessment from experts 
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The Beginning of the End of Traditional Higher Education

The Beginning of the End of Traditional Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Once employers start seeing qualified candidates with alternative educational backgrounds, the ability of the four-year colleges to hold students hostage to increasingly worthless degrees will gradually weaken. Then, the traditional academic institutions can choose to evolve or perish.
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How Our Universities Are Failing Us

How Our Universities Are Failing Us | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This is an excerpt from James Piereson’s new book, Shattered Consensus, published by Encounter Books.
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Board of Ed approves college performance funding

Board of Ed approves college performance funding | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A new performance-funding system for state colleges was approved Thursday by the State Board of Education, the latest step in Florida officials’ drive to tie money for higher education to how well institutions
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Ranking of Universities 2014-15

The ten best world Universities 2014-2015. Las diez mejores Universidades del mundo 2014-2015 Ranking of Times higher education.
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Investments in ed-tech companies reach new high in first half of 2015

Investments in ed-tech companies reach new high in first half of 2015 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With $2.51 billion invested in educational-technology companies during the first half of 2015, investors continue to defy fears that interest in the sector is waning. Yet analysts say the staggering figure distracts from what and who isn’t being funded.
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Rising to the Challenge: Views on High School Graduates´ Preparedness for College and Careers

Rising to the Challenge: Views on High School Graduates´ Preparedness for College and Careers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Key findings from survey of college instructors and employers whoteach and hire recent high school graduates conducted April 2015. The 800 college educators, 400 business people, and 1,300 recent high school graduates surveyed suggest students be counseled early in high school about what courses to take to best prepare themselves for college and the workplace. They believe challenging honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses would set students up for success, as well as real-world learning opportunities.

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The skills gap: who should be taking responsibility?

The skills gap: who should be taking responsibility? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Skills shortages hurt both employers and education leavers looking for work
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How many colleges and universities do we really need?

How many colleges and universities do we really need? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Only by looking at the future of U.S. colleges and universities through the wide lens of the nation as a whole will we ensure that diversity remains, but we don’t need a college at every exit along the highway anymore.
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Making use of alternative credentials

Making use of alternative credentials | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Credentials are as important as ever in applying for a job, but nowadays there are more kinds to choose from. Along with job experience and traditional education, today’s job-seekers have alternative methods of showing that they’ve mastered a skill. For example, they can earn a digital badge, enroll in a massive open online course or complete a certificate program. Do employers take these new-style credentials seriously? It may depend on how you present them in your application materials and interview. Given the right approach, they can help convince an employer that you’re the right person for the job. Here’s how three types of alternative credentials can be useful to a job-seeker:

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Going Hybrid: Identifying and Overcoming Seven Challenges to a Hybrid Launch

Going Hybrid: Identifying and Overcoming Seven Challenges to a Hybrid Launch | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Launching a hybrid program can present unique challenges for an institution, but their capacity to offer high-quality access to non-traditional students makes overcoming these issues worthwhile.
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Purdue moves to make mentoring undergraduates a criterion for tenure

Purdue moves to make mentoring undergraduates a criterion for tenure | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Purdue University expects faculty members to be active mentors to undergraduates, especially to at-risk students. And teaching evaluations will feature two new measures: commitment to involving undergraduates in research and to pedagogical innovation.

 

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5 Questions With Mark Cuban on Higher Education and His Newest Edtech

5 Questions With Mark Cuban on Higher Education and His Newest Edtech | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

What will the higher-ed landscape look like in 10 years? It will be consolidated with schools in regions working together to share resources for kids. It's stupid when eight schools in the same city invest in teaching the same freshman introductory classes. There are and will be better ways for schools to reduce costs by sharing those classes that don't define the school. Freshman English or Psychology isn't the reason a student attends a given school.

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Transforming Public Higher Education Through Student Learning Outcomes

Transforming Public Higher Education Through Student Learning Outcomes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

ETS (Educational Testing Service) is already working on how to best document and provide evidence of student learning outcomes at both the aggregate (cohort or institution) and individual (student/learner) level. Though the path toward entering and completing college has become increasingly challenging, it remains clear that the potential life benefits and overall value of having a higher education credential remain very high and we welcome the opportunity to provide our expertise to assist in this effort to ensure the future prosperity of institutions of higher education.

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Higher Education and the American Dream

Higher Education and the American Dream | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A great many American families are deciding, before they even give a college education a chance, that it is too expensive, not worth the sacrifice, and not a worthy return on investment.

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Learning Analytics | Institute of Educational Technology | Open University

Learning Analytics | Institute of Educational Technology | Open University | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Learning analytics involves the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of ‘big data’ related to learners and their contexts, with the intention of providing actionable intelligence that supports teaching and learning. At The Open University, there is increased recognition that “smart-and-pedagogically-informed” learning analytics are urgently needed to solve the student-retention problem.

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The new era of the $400 college textbook, which is part of the unsustainable higher education bubble

The new era of the $400 college textbook, which is part of the unsustainable higher education bubble | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The astronomical rise in the price of college textbooks is part of the unsustainable “higher education bubble.

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The Fundamental Way That Universities Are an Illusion

The Fundamental Way That Universities Are an Illusion | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
To understand the failures of the modern American college system — from admissions marketing to graduation rates — you can begin with a notorious university football scandal.
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What it Takes: Making Online Education Work in Community Colleges

What it Takes: Making Online Education Work in Community Colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Simplifying the online student experience and shaping the technologies and demands to match the experiences and expectations of students will have a positive impact on completion and success.
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The changing landscape of education -

Neil Heinen talks with about the changing landscape of higher education and workplace training. Distance teaching and learning conference director Les Howles, director of UW-Madison's distance education development Jeffrey Russell, dean of the division of continuing studies UW-Madison vice provost for lifelong learning join the program to talk about the future of education.

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Survival of the Fittest: the New World Order in Education

Survival of the Fittest: the New World Order in Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The education market has never been more buoyant. But that also means more change and new challenges to traditional business schools. If they do not respond, says Richard Taylor, they may face extinction.

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Feds mull experiment on aid and accreditation for alternative providers

Feds mull experiment on aid and accreditation for alternative providers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education continues to work on its plan to grant experimental federal aid eligibility to partnerships between accredited colleges and alternative providers, such as job skills boot camps, coding academies and MOOCs.
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Using Social Media to Enhance Learning Outcomes (Digital Aquarium Deep Dive Innovation Event)

In this episode, Associate Professor Hussein Dia discusses a project, with which he is involved, about the use of LinkedIn to enhance learning outcomes. This is part of the Deep Dive Innovation series.
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Involving Faculty From Square One Is Critical to Launching New and Innovative Programs

Involving Faculty From Square One Is Critical to Launching New and Innovative Programs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Without faculty buy-in, it’s very difficult to get new or innovative programs off the ground.
It’s critical to involve faculty in the development and launch of new programs, right from the start, to create comfort with the new technologies and changes that come with innovative offerings.
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