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No classes needed: Southern New Hampshire University emphasizes skills

No classes needed: Southern New Hampshire University emphasizes skills | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
by Amy Scott, Marketplace
What if you could get a degree from a college with no classes, no instructors and no grades? It sounds like an ad on late-night TV. Recently, the online College for America got a big boost from the federal government.
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Is There a Sustainable MOOC Business Model?

Is There a Sustainable MOOC Business Model? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
By following the example of the publishing industry and finding new ways for their resources to be used, MOOC providers can begin to shape a more sustainable business model.
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Ignoring the Elephant in the Room

Ignoring the Elephant in the Room | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Every time a new study comes out regarding the “payoff” from college, I wonder: Will this finally be the one that takes note of widespread underemployment among recent grads and comprehends the impact of credential inflation?
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Texas Leads the Way on Higher-Ed Accountability

Texas Leads the Way on Higher-Ed Accountability | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Texas stands alone in being the only state to offer public access to the facts on student loan-debt amounts for each of its public universities as well as for each college major--the indispensable first half of the debt-to-salary quotient prospective students need to master as they contemplate life-altering college and academic major choices.
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Assessing the Future of Higher Education

Assessing the Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Carnegie Corporation of New York and Time magazine co-host an annual summit on higher education, most recently focusing on the American university as a “driver of research and education for the nation, as well as threats to the university’s continued excellence, and ideas for innovation and reinvention to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.”

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Udacity Will No Longer Offer Free Certificates

Udacity Will No Longer Offer Free Certificates | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

People will still be able to view Udacity’s online-course materials without paying, but those who want a credential will have to open their wallets.

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Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops

Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Bloomberg published fresh data that foretells the coming burst of the higher education bubble. The new numbers, which are based on recent ratings by Moody’s, show a significant drop in enrollment in dozens of colleges.

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Latino College Completion: United States

Latino College Completion: United States | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

To continue informing national and state-level action on Latino college completion, Excelencia in Education today released 53 separate fact sheets updating the current status of college completion among Latinos nationally, in each state, and in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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MOOCs 2.0

MOOCs 2.0 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The second generation of MOOCs will force three distinct yet related disruptions exactly because the technology driving “MOOCs 2.0” – such as automated assessment, adaptive learning, and data analytics – are almost perfectly aligned to such models of education.
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Principles for Developing Competency-Based Education Program

Principles for Developing Competency-Based Education Program | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Successful models demonstrate that competency-based education (CBE) can fit into existing campus structures, if certain principles are followed.

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Let's Demand More From Students

Let's Demand More From Students | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Let's fight to keep standards high, use clear metrics, and raise a generation of young people whose skills are rivaled by none.
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Crude Self-Interest: Why Kids Go to College

Crude Self-Interest: Why Kids Go to College | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute has been asking kids why they're going to college for a long time.  In recent decades, a hefty majority freely confesses that their main motives are careerist and materialist.
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Not Enough Students Are Success-Ready

Not Enough Students Are Success-Ready | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
According to a recent study, only 33% of U.S. students are success-ready. Here's how schools can foster students' crucial hope for the future and increase their overall well-being.
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Has higher education peaked in the U.S.?

Has higher education peaked in the U.S.? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Higher education in the U.S. has overbuilt capacity for a student demand which has started to wane. America has overshot its carrying capacity for college and university population, and our institutions are scrambling for strategic responses.

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LMS - from red giant to white dwarf?

LMS - from red giant to white dwarf? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Learning Management Systems like Moodle, Blackboard and many others are the backbone of almost all universities' and schools' use of educational technology.
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College Accreditation in the Crosshairs

College Accreditation in the Crosshairs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A policy forum about higher ed at the Cato Institute.
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How much are college students learning?

How much are college students learning? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Ben Wildavsky says we have plenty of information on how U.S. schoolchildren are performing, but what about college students?
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A Move Toward Competency-Based Education

A Move Toward Competency-Based Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Eighteen colleges and two college systems have been selected to participate in a new research network designed to test the value and effectiveness of competency-based education.
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The Day the Big Data Hype Died

The Day the Big Data Hype Died | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

While Big Data is still encountering growing pains, consumer tools and the democratization of analytics may serve education leaders best in the short term to allow them to experiment with new data to lead to enterprise solutions.

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ASU + GSV Summit 2014

ASU + GSV Summit 2014 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

April 21-23, Scottsdale, AZ. Bringing together the world's most visionary, passionate, and energetic players in the education innovation space, the Education Innovation Initiative is stimulating opinions, debate, fundraising, strategic alliances and overall community activism toward global enrichment.

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American InterContinental University Launches intellipath MBA

American InterContinental University Launches intellipath MBA | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
First Adaptive Learning-Driven MBA Program in the U.S.
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American InterContinental University Launches intellipath MBA

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To accept MOOCs for credit, Florida International U. may set up prior learning assessment safeguards

Florida International University prepares a prior learning assessment pilot in anticipation of granting credit for massive open online courses.
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Glenn Reynolds on the Future of Higher Education and How Kids are Getting Wise to Student Loan Debt

Glenn Reynolds on the Future of Higher Education and How Kids are Getting Wise to Student Loan Debt | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Reynolds sat down with Reason TV’s Alexis Garcia to discuss why Americans are spending more for a college education and how students are responding to increasing tuition costs.
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In conversation with: Sebastian Thrun, CEO, Udacity

In conversation with: Sebastian Thrun, CEO, Udacity | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
On why higher education is expensive, the importance of the English language, and his designs to go global.
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5 technology trends poised to rock higher education

5 technology trends poised to rock higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

From the hottest tech degree to a tool for everyone, these trends are changing higher ed in 2014-15.

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Walter Russell Mead:
The Coming Reformation of Higher Ed

Walter Russell Mead:<br/>The Coming Reformation of Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

When we talk about the crisis in higher ed, it's not that there's one problem to solve that will bring about a magical cure. Higher ed is a tangled system that has grown out of many different initiatives over decades and centuries. 

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