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Community colleges to release scorecard rivaling the president’s

Community colleges to release scorecard rivaling the president’s | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Students planning to attend one of the nation’s 4,500 colleges and universities have a new interactive College Scorecard touted by President Obama in his State of the Union address as a tool “to compare schools based on a simple criteria – where you can get the most bang for your educational buck.”

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The Great Disruption: Unleashing the Power to Create

We are living in creative times. New technologies combined with an unstoppable desire for self-determination has unleashed a wave of new ideas and practices in a huge diversity of areas.
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How Do We Fix the Ivy League?

How Do We Fix the Ivy League? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
What's the problem with Ivy League schools these days?
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Building Better Pathways to In-Demand Careers

Building Better Pathways to In-Demand Careers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The reinvigorated push for better job training announced this week by the White House is important for numerous reasons.
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Penn Launches First Open Learning Initiative Language MOOC

Penn Launches First Open Learning Initiative Language MOOC | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This fall, a new University of Pennsylvania open learning course will teach elementary German online
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Let's differentiate between 'competency' and 'mastery' in higher ed

Let's differentiate between 'competency' and 'mastery' in higher ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
To continue to use “competency” when we mean “mastery” may seem like a small thing. Yet, if we of the academy cannot be more precise in our use of language, we stand to further the distrust which many already have of us. To say that we mean “A” when in fact we mean “B” is to call into question whether we actually know what we are doing.
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Talent Education and Development: Four Ways to Connect ROP and ROI for C-Suite Audiences (Part 1)

Talent Education and Development: Four Ways to Connect ROP and ROI for C-Suite Audiences (Part 1) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Leading organizations are looking at employee development as their company’s differentiator, which means higher education institutions have an opportunity to capture a massive and lucrative market — provided they play their cards right.
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Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education

Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Higher education's entire value proposition is seriously being reconsidered by modern society, often because it is not considered innovative enough. 

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Michael Gold's curator insight, July 23, 5:39 PM

This is an important article that references the recent attack on Clayton Christensen by Harvard Professor Jill Lepore. (I referenced this article and you can read it at https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140618200728-13378242-reframing-disruptive-innovation?trk=mp-edit-rr-posts

 

This particular article questions whether there’s benefit in applying Christensen’s concept of disruptive innovation to the business of education.

 

“In an "on demand" culture, it is quite understandable that most feel that "failure is not an option," but that runs counter to everything we know about human learning and development. . . .”

 

The realm of education where the idea of disruptive innovation is most relevant is the world of MBA Programs.

 

The way business cultures present failure determines that culture’s ability to learn and adapt.

 

Failure is essential to learning. The only way to know when we have pierced the boundary of our understanding and find ourselves in new territory is through that uncomfortable feeling of dissonance we call failure.

 

Empathic cultures understand this and regard failure as a resource.

How are we teaching empathy to our MBA candidates? 

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Charge: College Accreditors Ignore Student Learning

Charge: College Accreditors Ignore Student Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Jay Schalin critiques regional accreditation agencies and offers a sound alternative to those “fiefdoms unto themselves” and “cartel-like” institutions.
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Bundling and Re-bundling in Higher Education

The current integrated higher education system is being pulled apart by a range of companies and startups. Currently the university is in the drivers seat. Eventually, the unbundled pieces will be integrated into a new network model that has a new power structure. For entrepreneurs, the goal appears to be to become part of a small number of big winners like Netflix or Google. When Sebastian Thrun stated that Udacity would be one of only 10 universities in the future, he was exhibiting the mentality that has existed in other sectors that have unbundled. Unbundling is not the real story: the real issue is the rebundling and how power structures are re-architected. Going forward, rebundling will remove the university from the drivers seat and place the control into the re-integrated networks.
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White House signs workforce training bill, announces new executive action to overhaul federal job training programs

White House signs workforce training bill, announces new executive action to overhaul federal job training programs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The legislation reauthorizes a federal law that provides states and municipalities with money for job training. The new law, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, aims to streamline programs and eliminate redundancy. It also creates standardized performance metrics for evaluating how federal money is being spent. The administration also announced as part of the job training executive actions that the U.S. Department of Labor planned to distribute a $25 million competitive grant to create an “Online Skills Academy.”
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Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies. What we really need is to create a world where you don’t have to go to the Ivy League, or any private college, to get a first-rate education.

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Bryn Mawr Drops Admissions Test Requirement

Bryn Mawr Drops Admissions Test Requirement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Bryn Mawr College announced Monday that it will no longer require standardized tests for admissions.
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More colleges turn away from entrance exams

More colleges turn away from entrance exams | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

As more and more colleges across the country adopt a “test optional” philosophy, a recent report lists about 800 U.S. schools — including several in the Mountain State — that are de-emphasizing ACT and SAT scores when considering admission. 

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College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic

College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Unfortunately, the good ship Higher Education has gone off course and is heading toward icebergs.  Its presidents have disempowered the senior faculty members who actually knew something about education; hired legions of deanlets, deanlings and ding-a-lings who may not know the difference between a classroom and a restroom and certainly do not know the difference between a mission statement and a mission; allowed costs to explode by failing to rein in administrative salaries and unnecessary services; undermined faculty control over the curriculum.

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8 key considerations for competency-based education

8 key considerations for competency-based education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How ready is your institution for competency-based education? Here are 8 questions to help get started.
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Aryaoka's curator insight, July 27, 12:42 PM

Kompetensi jika seseorang mampu menjelaskan dan mampu melaksanakan tentunya lahir dari pikiran yang inovatif.

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Munich university accused of 'abandoning' German language over English course row

Munich university accused of 'abandoning' German language over English course row | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Top German university criticised by politicians and business leaders after announcing plans to teach all master's courses in English
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The value of MOOCs lies with employers

The value of MOOCs lies with employers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Whether MOOCs will succeed over the traditional university model in the training of undergraduates will be determined by the choices employers make. So a great deal of responsibility rests on the shoulders of the employers. Maybe it is time they had their say.
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This Legislation Would Allow Companies to Offer College Courses

This Legislation Would Allow Companies to Offer College Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The HERO Act would pave the way for a more flexible college experience for students and make possible a dramatic reduction in college costs.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 25, 9:07 AM

“Imagine having access to credit and student aid and for a program in computer science accredited by Apple or in music accredited by the New York Philharmonic; college-level history classes on site at Mount Vernon or Gettysburg; medical-technician training developed by the Mayo Clinic; taking massive open online courses offered by the best teachers in the world from your living room or the public library…

“This reform could allow a student to completely customize her transcript—and college experience—while allowing federal aid to follow her through all of these different options. Students could mix and match courses, programs, tests, on-line and on-campus credits à la carte, pursuing their degree or certification at their own pace while bringing down costs to themselves, their families and the taxpayers. This is what conservative reform should be trying to create—an open, affordable, innovative higher education system to better serve and secure all Americans in a global information economy.”

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House approves bills on competency-based education, college information site

House approves bills on competency-based education, college information site | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Taking its first votes on renewing the key higher education law, House lawmakers unanimously approve legislation to boost federal support of competency-based education. But full reauthorization remains far off.
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How Innovation Can Improve Higher Education Pipeline. AEI Report

Report by the AEI Center on Higher Education Reform, June 2014
Andrew P. Kelly, KC Deane, and Taryn Hochleitner.
Full report here: http://www.aei.org/files/2014/06/17/-staying-on-target-for-college_093613307290.pdf
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How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe

How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
One of the wonderful things about MOOCs is that they don’t force students to be in a particular location in order to ‘attend’ class.
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Competency-based education gets a boost from the Education Department

Competency-based education gets a boost from the Education Department | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education will give its blessing -- and grant federal aid eligibility -- to colleges' experimentation with competency-based education and prior learning assessment.
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Report on Global Massive Open Online Courses Market 2014-2018

Report on Global Massive Open Online Courses Market 2014-2018 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are changing the world of education by providing free online courses for higher education. Read the report.
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Bill Gates offers vision of higher education

Bill Gates offers vision of higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In a clear critique of the Obama administration’s proposed college rating system, he warned against simplistic efforts to judge colleges' quality: he discouraged a singleminded focus on college "completion.” He described as "oversimplistic" the view that higher education is "just about getting a job with a certain salary” — “Citizenship, developing deeper understanding, other things, are all important," he said.  
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Sarah Villarreal's curator insight, July 22, 2:07 PM

As we engage on the campus in WASC accreditation activities, we are discussing the meaning of a CSUSM degree and creating institutional learning outcomes. It is clear we collectively agree our goal as an institution is to indeed impact students related to citizenship and other factors beyond standard report card measures.

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Unexpected Ways Millennials Are Impacting Higher Education

Unexpected Ways Millennials Are Impacting Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
So how are Millennials changing higher education, and what does the industry need to do to keep in touch with digitally-savvy students? Here are just a few solutions for bridging the divide between higher ed and Gen Y...
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