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Cal State U Expands MOOC Experiment

San Jose State University plans to widen its relationship with edX, the nonprofit provider of massive open online courses, and the California State University system is encouraging similar experiments on 11 other campuses.
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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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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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The Free Tuition Model: Escapism that Ignores the Higher Ed Reality

The Free Tuition Model: Escapism that Ignores the Higher Ed Reality | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Though proposals to make higher education free have received a great deal of attention over the past year, the best response to the rising costs of higher education is fundamentally examining and reimagining the system to meet the needs of the modern economy.

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MOOCs vs. HCOCs (Higher Cost Online Courses)

MOOCs vs. HCOCs (Higher Cost Online Courses) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Suddenly, MOOCs were no longer open nor low cost; they had become HCOCs—Higher Cost Online Courses (pronounced Hickocks).

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On Youth Unemployment, It's Time For Business To Lead

On Youth Unemployment, It's Time For Business To Lead | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With graduation season behind us, young people across the country are looking forward to the future. But unfortunately, if recent studies are to be believed, employers are not looking forward to their arrival.
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Degrees losing attraction for smaller employers

Degrees losing attraction for smaller employers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Small to medium employers prefer to hire apprentices over university graduates as they look for 'hard' skills that will have a bigger impact on their business.

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The Starbucks model for tuition reimbursement

The Starbucks model for tuition reimbursement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The dynamic global economy is fueling an ever-increasing demand for skills and talent.

The Starbucks program will not change the world on its own. Even if a quarter of all Starbucks employees take advantage of the program, it means about 30,000 to 40,000 people will benefit. That’s a start, but it’s a far cry from the nearly 14 million more degrees that Lumina Foundation has estimated will need to be produced nationally to meet future workforce needs.

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Competition Through Cooperation in American Higher Education

Competition Through Cooperation in American Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

By the end of the 20th Century, a number of American colleges and universities - often in close geographical proximity - began to look for ways to cooperate. Regional college-based consortia emerged in a number of places and took a variety of forms. New relationships emerged with institutional leaders looking to move beyond the lobbying provided by the national and state-based higher education associations.

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Changement radical en vue...

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Universities are still standing. The MOOC revolution that never happened.

Universities are still standing. The MOOC revolution that never happened. | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

If universities do eventually experience a revolution, it will not be because of MOOCs.

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, July 15, 2:07 AM

Two years, is by no standards, sufficient time to evaluate the effects of MOOCs in education. Give it some time.

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Peril And Promise: A Decade on

Peril And Promise: A Decade on | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Higher education finds itself at another crossroad today, as national systems seem to be pulled in several directions by a combination of factors bringing about both opportunities and challenges at the same time.  The forces exercising new pressures on higher education can be divided into three groups: crisis factors, stimulation factors, and rupture factors. 
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Blackboard's Perceptis Acquisition Offers Clues into Company's Strategy -

By doubling down on the support services and positioning it the way they are, the company is trying to move up the value chain, away from being perceived as a software vendor and toward being perceived as a student success-related services vendor.
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The Future of Higher Education

The Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Online classes are picking up popularity amid a debate about the rising costs of tuition, can the online degree ever replace a traditional university diploma? Coursera CEO and former Yale president Rick Levin discusses on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty
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Creative destruction

Creative destruction | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A cost crisis, changing labour markets and new technology will turn an old institution on its head.
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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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What’s New in Competency Education? Sal Khan, Jeb Bush!

What’s New in Competency Education? Sal Khan, Jeb Bush! | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

here’s more news about competency education. Please notice we are starting to cover higher education a bit more 

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New skills gap survey reveals increasing student demand for digital skills

Industry News Internships.com, an internships marketplace, and General Assembly, an educational institution devoted to technology, business and design, released new survey results today on recent graduates entering the workforce and...
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The Three Biggest Roadblocks to Innovation in Higher Education

The Three Biggest Roadblocks to Innovation in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Innovation in higher education teaching and learning is widely seen as critical for the long-term viability of the industry, but there are numerous internal roadblocks that keep the concept from becoming reality.

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Why Higher Education Cannot Resist Disruptive Change

Why Higher Education Cannot Resist Disruptive Change | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In the digital age, higher education, willingly or unwillingly, will undergo disruptive change. Existing institutions can lead the change or become its victim. If higher education resists, new digital institutions will be established to meet the needs of the time.
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The Amazon-ification of Higher Ed?

Colleges and universities are on the cusp of being squeezed by new models (competency based accreditation) and new technologies (adaptive learning platforms, open online education etc.).   

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A Gloomy Report on Higher Education

Moody’s Investors Service has a new report on the state of American public higher-education, and it isn’t pretty.

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For Colleges, 'Free' Is About Much More Than Money

For Colleges, 'Free' Is About Much More Than Money | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The best chance to reinvigorate the fading ideal of free college education is to find a new generation of people willing to invest their fortunes in colleges that combine a sharp, bounded educational focus with a commitment to the public good. Advancements in information technology mean that such colleges won’t need huge campuses full of $165-million-plus buildings to be excellent. A single structure, built in the right place by the right people, will once again be enough to create an educational institution in which the founder’s spirit can be sustained for generations beyond his passing.

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Is This The Future of MOOCs?

Is This The Future of MOOCs? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MOOC1.0, 2.0...
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What does higher-ed look like in 2023?

What does higher-ed look like in 2023? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
College students in 2023 will be better connected, educated, and informed than ever before -- but their choice in physical colleges could be limited.
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The article concludes: "In 2023, students could have more learning options than ever before, and more software to help them make sense of those options — from picking a college to finding their first job. That begs the question, then: In a future where at least a quarter of universities may not even exist, where does faculty fit in?"
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Overhaul of America’s Job Training Programs Headed to President’s Desk Following Strong Bipartisan Support from Congress | Education & the Workforce Committee

Overhaul of America’s Job Training Programs Headed to President’s Desk Following Strong Bipartisan Support from Congress | Education & the Workforce Committee | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Current Federal Workforce Development Laws, Written in 1998, Have Been Overdue for Reauthorization for More Than Ten Years; Leaders From Senate and House Announced Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement in May.
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