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In State of the Union, Closer Ties Between Education, Job Readiness

In State of the Union, Closer Ties Between Education, Job Readiness | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The President added his voice to the many calls for colleges and universities to prove their return on investment. On Wednesday, his administration followed the example of some states by launching a website called “College Scorecard” for parents and students “to compare schools based on a simple criteria: where you can get the most bang for your educational buck,” as Obama said.

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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

Journal of Educational Technology & Society | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Special Issue on "Technology Supported Assessment in Formal and Informal Learning"
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Kevin' Carey Explains 'The End of College' and Higher Education's Future

Kevin' Carey Explains 'The End of College' and Higher Education's Future | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Author Kevin Carey explains the coming breakdown of traditional higher education.
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Judith Shapiro calls for thinking about faculty roles and departments in new ways

Judith Shapiro calls for thinking about faculty roles and departments in new ways | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Faculty members should also consider how undergraduate departmental majors can connect more organically with one another and with the wider curriculum of the institution. This interest is not served simply by creating new interdisciplinary programs, since too often these have simply resulted in a proliferation of departmentlike entities and have failed to create greater intellectual coherence in the undergraduate experience as a whole. 


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, April 30, 5:25 PM

Faculty in higher ed will have new roles in the future...

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IMS, Mozilla Partner on Digital Badges for Education

IMS, Mozilla Partner on Digital Badges for Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
IMS Global has unveiled its Digital Credentialing Initiative which aims to promote the adoption, integration and transferability of digital credentials in education and the workplace. The initiative is said to improve the current IMS interoperability standards and seeks to extend Open Badges adoption and transfer across and within institutions and corporations.
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The college catch-22 - AEI

The college catch-22 - AEI | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

While a certain amount of spending is essential for any investment, our political leaders should focus their efforts on fostering an education system that provides a higher-quality education at a lower cost. This means creating a system that is more flexible and innovative – one with multiple, high-quality pathways to the middle class rather than a single one passing through a traditional college education. It also means giving schools a more direct stake in their students’ success – in contrast to a status quo where schools have a stronger incentive to fill seats than to consider how their students fare after graduation.

 

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U.S. Companies More Likely to Focus on Training

U.S. Companies More Likely to Focus on Training | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The CED report found that most employers interviewed and studied provide funding or programs for workers interested in obtaining relevant work-related training and education. However, the average employer is not concerned with ensuring that all their employees obtain college degrees specifically. Their focus is instead on investing in the skills and competencies of their employees.
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Arizona State U 'MOOCs for credit' program faces unanswered accreditation questions

Arizona State U 'MOOCs for credit' program faces unanswered accreditation questions | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Arizona State University has yet to brief its accreditor about plans to award credit through massive open online courses to thousands of students at the same time. While the university is unconcerned, accreditation experts are unsure if federal or regional regulations could derail the initiative.


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Elliot King's curator insight, April 28, 5:09 PM

Could be a game-changer in so many ways.

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Individuals over Organizations: Five Changes to Prepare Higher Ed for Tomorrow, Today

Individuals over Organizations: Five Changes to Prepare Higher Ed for Tomorrow, Today | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Institutions must evolve to become more reliant on the ingenuity, imagination and innovation of their staff and faculty, and less reliant on committees.

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Promising Full College Credit, Arizona State University Offers Online Freshman Program

Promising Full College Credit, Arizona State University Offers Online Freshman Program | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The university, working with the online course provider edX, will begin a low-cost program that will be available worldwide with no admissions process and full credit.
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When a Two-Year College Degree Pays Off

When a Two-Year College Degree Pays Off | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
You generally do better with a four-year degree, but sometimes a quicker diploma can launch you on the road to success.
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Joran Le Cren's curator insight, April 23, 11:40 AM

This article is a demonstration of the subjective value of an educational degree.

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New report finds minority-serving institutions actively engaged in assessing student learning

New report finds minority-serving institutions actively engaged in assessing student learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A new report released by a joint research institute of Indiana University and the University of Illinois shows that minority-serving institutions, which educate about 40 percent of students historically underserved in postsecondary education, are actively engaged in determining how well their students are learning.
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Achieving Agility in Higher Education: Four Critical Transformations

Achieving Agility in Higher Education: Four Critical Transformations | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Senior leaders need to be committed to removing bureaucratic hurdles and improving institutional agility if they wish to see their colleges and universities through to long-term viability.
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Georgetown´s CEW New Report: The Economy Goes to College

Georgetown´s CEW New Report: The Economy Goes to College | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce just published a new report that looks back over decades to track some of the long-term trends -- and they reinforce the importance of higher education. 

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10 most valued EdTech startups

10 most valued EdTech startups | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As you read this your education is being transformed. Here are the 10 most valued edtech startups in the world who are driving that revolution.
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Millennials Not Ready for the Job Market

Millennials Not Ready for the Job Market | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A new ETS study finds that Millennials, who will dominate the U.S. labor market for the next 50 years, may face another problem: They’re less prepared for today’s job market than many of their international peers, putting them (and the country) at a distinct disadvantage in an increasingly global economy.

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Three Steps to Improve Course Placement

Three Steps to Improve Course Placement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

By following these three steps, institutions can gain a more complete understanding of their students to make more informed placement decisions and improve success rates.

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The Neglected Majority: What Americans Without A College Degree Think About Higher Education, Part 1

The Neglected Majority: What Americans Without A College Degree Think About Higher Education, Part 1 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Andrew P. Kelly on how our U.S. higher education system doesn’t even touch large swaths of Americans, especially those who grew up in lower-income families.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, April 29, 4:23 PM

Important sector of America that needs to be addressed...

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Carlo Salerno; Student Loan Defaults Are Terrible -- That They Even Still Happen Is Far Worse

Carlo Salerno; Student Loan Defaults Are Terrible -- That They Even Still Happen Is Far Worse | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
If we're going to turn off the default spigot then we need to understand and fix what's preventing borrowers from making choices that seemingly run against their best interests.
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America's "No Confidence" Vote on College Grads' Work Readiness

America's "No Confidence" Vote on College Grads' Work Readiness | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Only 13% of Americans strongly agree college graduates in this country are well-prepared for success in the workplace. That's down from 14% two years ago and 19% three years ago. This is effectively a "no confidence" vote in college graduates' work readiness, and if we don't work to fix it, there will be catastrophic effects for the American education system and economy.
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 28, 9:40 AM

This doesn't surprise me. We talk about the appropriate social and emotional skills as well as the need for problem-solving and critical thinking skills, but too often faculty don't work collaboratively within or across departments nor do they have realistic conversations with the folks who might be hiring graduates. While I don't think the only reason to get a college education is to get a job, I know that's the driving force for most people. In most cases, however, getting a job means being with other people which means those social and emotional skills as well as those collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking skills are pretty important.

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Five Ways to Lead in the Competitive Non-Traditional Higher Ed Marketplace

Five Ways to Lead in the Competitive Non-Traditional Higher Ed Marketplace | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Competitiveness in the higher education marketplace starts with a recognition of the status of today’s student as “customer.”
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New Book: Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

New Book: Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Many Americans are completely caught up in the costly, pointless, and often damaging obsession with getting their children into our supposedly elite colleges and universities.  His new book, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, is his effort at talking sense into parents and students about this.


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Looking Beyond the Data to Help Students Succeed

Looking Beyond the Data to Help Students Succeed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The program that Santa Monica has been trying out is SuccessNavigator, an assessment developed by the Educational Testing Service. Some 25,000 students on about 150 college campuses (half of them community colleges) have taken the personal survey since it was released, in July 2013. It was designed to help colleges get a more holistic picture of students’ chances of succeeding in college. The assessment, which costs colleges $6 per student, provides feedback to students, their advisers, and instructors, on the specific hurdles students may face and links them with campus resources that can help.

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General Education Discounting or Devaluing?

General Education Discounting or Devaluing? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
University of Akron plans to cut the cost of its general education courses by 86 percent and begin delivering them primarily online in an effort to both increase enrollment and respond to calls from the state’s governor to make college more affordable for Ohioans.
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Udemy for Business

Udemy for Business | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Udemy for Business offers companies a way to “train your employees better, faster, and more efficiently than ever before” by offering courses in programming, web design, digital marketing and business skills, among others. Client companies include many of the multinationals that business school executive education units covet. 


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