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The Practical University

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The promise of online education lies in taking care of the technical knowledge so that universities can focus on transmitting practical knowledge.
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Free Community College: Proceed With Caution

Free Community College: Proceed With Caution | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Though moves to increase postsecondary access and attainment are laudable, moves like the Tennessee Promise may well lead students away from meeting their academic potential.
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Assessing the Potential of Gamification in Higher Education

Assessing the Potential of Gamification in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The use of gamification in higher education is on the rise. But the fact is that the arguments for its use are largely conjectural at this point.
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Daily pot smoking on U.S. college campuses at 35-year high: study

Daily pot smoking on U.S. college campuses at 35-year high: study | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The number of U.S. college students smoking marijuana every day or nearly every day is greater than it has been in 35 years, according to a study released on Tuesday.Nearly 6 percent of college
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Meritocracy is in retreat in 21st-century higher education

Meritocracy is in retreat in 21st-century higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Once it mattered what class degree you got – now it is which university you attended. And so inequality is entrenched
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Accreditation will change -- but survive

Accreditation will change -- but survive | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As recently as three years ago, it seemed unlikely that the existing system of accreditation would survive the next renewal of the Higher Education Act in anything remotely resembling its current form.
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Tablets for Teaching and Learning: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Tablets for Teaching and Learning: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Tablets and smart mobile devices are garnering positive perceptions within educational contexts, with the strongest support showing for
the technologies’ effectiveness in particular tasks and when used within more student-active contexts.

 

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Our neighbour in Ireland was just trained in this use - do you /your kids use tablets / smart phones in class?  Is there a positive difference?

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The Failure to Teach Students to Write

The Failure to Teach Students to Write | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

One of the signal failings of American education — throughout K-12 and college — is to teach students how to write English well.

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Disruptive Innovations in Higher Ed Emerging From Outside Mainstream

Disruptive Innovations in Higher Ed Emerging From Outside Mainstream | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The real disruptions to the traditional approaches to higher education are occurring outside the academy, at coding bootcamps and other non-institutional education providers
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Knewton Launches Open Adaptive Learning Platform

Knewton Launches Open Adaptive Learning Platform | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Knewton on Wednesday opened its doors to what the company called the "world’s first and only open adaptive learning platform," making its technology broadly available to instructors and students.
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2015 Bradley Symposium. The Future of Higher Education

2015 Bradley Symposium. The Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A college education has long been both a key ingredient to upward mobility and a crucial means of educating virtuous citizens. But as tuition and college debt have skyrocketed, graduation rates have fallen, and liberal education has been increasingly squeezed out of the curriculum, higher-education has also become a major source of risk and anxiety for middle-class families. Is the traditional college model sustainable? Will technology transform teaching and learning? Is there still room for real liberal education on our campuses?
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Of MOOCs and Mutants

Of MOOCs and Mutants | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Even if MOOCs aren’t generally generating direct revenue for schools, they are perhaps the best possible investment a school can make in showing that they are cognizant of the new higher ed reality.
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Rising college costs and student loans

Rising college costs and student loans | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Rising college costs and a sagging economy are taking the biggest toll on a surprising group: upper-middle-income families.
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The digital revolution in higher education

The digital revolution in higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The five major categories where technology will make an even greater impact in higher education.
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no. 5 Lifelong Learning

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Why hasn't higher education been more disrupted?

Why hasn't higher education been more disrupted? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With the consistently increasing costs of higher education, it’s likely we will soon see a disruption in the industry. Although it hasn’t hit yet, ongoing frustrations over tuition costs along with ever-growing applicant pools may just be the driving forces that disrupt higher education as we know it.
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New books focus on reforming graduate education, managing the graduate school experience

New books focus on reforming graduate education, managing the graduate school experience | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
For Cassuto, the fundamental problem for graduate school education in the humanities and humanistic social sciences is one of teaching. Tenure-line professors at research institutions prepare students to become “mini mes,” even though the odds are less than one in two that they’ll get the chance at becoming one, and that is more than a practical failure, he argues -- it’s a moral one.
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Leadership candidates subjected to personality tests

Leadership candidates subjected to personality tests | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
US firms report increasing use of psychological assessments
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Challenges and Opportunities: Innovative Credentials in the Medical Education Space

Challenges and Opportunities: Innovative Credentials in the Medical Education Space | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Though competency-based education has a long history in the medical education space, there is still a long way to go before main-campus bureaucracy and infrastructure will fully support it.
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Exploring JumpCourse, an alternative online education provider

Exploring JumpCourse, an alternative online education provider | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The call to bring alternative providers into the fold of higher education has grown more vocal in the past year.
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Explain Everything™ Interactive Whiteboard

Explain Everything™ Interactive Whiteboard | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Explain Everything is a unique, interactive screencasting whiteboard app that can be used as a tool for ongoing assessment. It is an effective application with both general education students and special education students and can be used in a variety of content areas. It creates opportunities for dynamic assessment by incorporating audio, drawing, and video functionality.


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Task Force Makes Recommendations to Close Skills Gap

Task Force Makes Recommendations to Close Skills Gap | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Community colleges and other stakeholders in California have a plan to fill 1 million jobs in 10 years.
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Removing Barriers for College Placement

Removing Barriers for College Placement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Why the accelerated learning program at Howard Community College works for college placement.
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Assessing competency-based education in terms of outcomes

Assessing competency-based education in terms of outcomes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Higher ed has long been consumed with access rather than outcomes, but developing metrics for monitoring innovative programs could change that.
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4 Ways Community College Life Differs From the 4-Year College Experience

4 Ways Community College Life Differs From the 4-Year College Experience | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Commuting may make it a challenge to get involved on campus, say former community college students.
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How States Approach Reverse Transfer Pathways

How States Approach Reverse Transfer Pathways | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A new report from the Education Commission of the States looks at the various ways states are implementing reverse transfer policies to retroactively award associate degrees to students pursuing four-year diplomas.
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Succeeding Online Requires Planning and an Understanding of Student Needs

Succeeding Online Requires Planning and an Understanding of Student Needs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The biggest mistake many institutions make in their online programming is not thinking about how the end-user—the student—wants to interact with the course.
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