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Georgia Tech, Udacity and AT&T offer a Master in Computer Science

Georgia Tech, Udacity and AT&T offer a Master in Computer Science | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Georgia Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Udacity & AT&T, to offer online master of science in computer science via MOOCs. The plan is to offer a $7,000 online master’s degree to 10,000 new students over the next three years without hiring much more than a handful of new instructors.

 

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How The Regulatory Trifecta is Wrapping Higher Ed in Red Tape

How The Regulatory Trifecta is Wrapping Higher Ed in Red Tape | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As regulation and authorization requirements mount, higher education institutions are left footing the bill and scrambling to pay.
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Ivy Ties

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College applicants and colleges worldwide have the same common problem and it is as if the wheel is reinvented with each college year. Ivy Ties breaks the traditional methods of connecting the two and applies science and big-data technology to bridge this gap.

 

 

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Richard Vedder commentary: How do we fix higher ed? Here are some ideas to kick around

Richard Vedder commentary: How do we fix higher ed? Here are some ideas to kick around | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Vedder on the Ohio Gee Report and on solutions for higher ed.
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Degree standards: time to call time on the monopolists in the U.K.

Degree standards: time to call time on the monopolists in the U.K. | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Emran Mian argues for standardisation in setting of exams. He believes that when universities award their own degrees, they become providers of a monopoly good. And when every provider behaves like a monopolist then students lose out. 

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The 2014 Best and Worst in Higher Education

The 2014 Best and Worst in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Free speech. College affordability. The value of a degree. Student athletes behaving badly. The seemingly dismal track record of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Administrative mishandling allegations of sexual assault. It was an up and down year for higher education, as each of these matters took a turn atop the 24-hour news cycle.
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Federal Agency Finds Plenty of Fault With Oversight of Higher Education

Federal Agency Finds Plenty of Fault With Oversight of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Government Accountability Office office has released a report criticizing accrediting agencies’ efforts to oversee academic quality at colleges, and faulting the Education Department for not increasing its own scrutiny of colleges that are under accreditors’ sanctions. Colleges must be accredited by a federally recognized accreditor in order to receive federal student aid.
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Reimagine College

In 2015 we are likely to see such a full-blown invasion and transformation of higher education. This will have profound and beneficial consequences for the education and finances of millions of young Americans and their parents.
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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, December 23, 6:55 PM

Time will tell on this one....

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Fiscal Fitness: Higher Education Must Be Run Like a Business

Fiscal Fitness: Higher Education Must Be Run Like a Business | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Higher education practitioners would be wise to limit their dependency on taxpayer dollars. We must all follow the time-tested business practices that have driven this nation's economy since the pilgrims landed in 1620.
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Dale Kietzman's curator insight, December 26, 2:21 PM

With taxpayer dollars comes government control.

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General Education, the Four-Year Degree and Employment: What Needs to Change?

General Education, the Four-Year Degree and Employment: What Needs to Change? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Which set of skills in reality comes from higher education and which from the workplace? and which set of skills should come from higher education and which from the workplace?

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Essay on what's missing from the Obama administration's proposal to rate colleges

Essay on what's missing from the Obama administration's proposal to rate colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
American higher education urgently needs a college learning assessment system, but not one that equates student learning with disciplinary knowledge alone. Rather, it needs a way to account for the higher-order capacities and skills that are the hallmarks of a liberal education.

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Preparing Students for Competency-Based Hiring

Preparing Students for Competency-Based Hiring | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Transcripts have historically been the official record for what a student has learned in college, but do not provide the details employers need.
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Next Gen Higher Ed: Blended, Personalized & Competency-based

Next Gen Higher Ed: Blended, Personalized & Competency-based | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - New higher ed options are bringing fast, flexible solutions for adults balancing work, family, and life obligations
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Policy Meets Pathways: A State Policy Agenda for Transformational Change

Policy Meets Pathways: A State Policy Agenda for Transformational Change | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

State and national leaders need to “put efforts to bolster completion on a new trajectory” by analyzing the extent to which policies support the colleges that are trying to do right by their students, and then redesigning policy environments to help institutions introduce comprehensive and integrated reform strategies that change every aspect of what they do. This report identifies specific strategies for states to follow. Here is the Executive Summary;

http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/publications/materials/Policy-Meets-Pathways-Executive-Summary-121714.pdf ;

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MOOCs in 2014: Breaking Down the Numbers

2014 has shown strong development of the MOOC ecosystem. MOOC providers are finding better footing in developing their business models. They will likely tune them and bring in even more revenues.

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to the Networked Society

Welcome to the Networked Society | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In 2011, Ericsson launched its vision of the Networked Society. The idea is that real-time connectivity will fundamentally change the way we all innovate, collaborate, produce, govern, and live sustainably. By providing new communications tools and access to global knowledge, the Networked Society will empower every person and every industry in the world to reach their full potential.

Via jean-luc scherer
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Peter Berkowitz on The Demise of Due Process on Campus | Hoover Institute at Stanford U

Peter Berkowitz on The Demise of Due Process on Campus | Hoover Institute at Stanford U | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Berkowitz writes on U.S. universities’ mishandling of sexual assault allegations.
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Moral bankruptcy is undermining higher education in the U.S.

Moral bankruptcy is undermining higher education in the U.S. | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Pushed to go to college at an early age, many students fall into an artificial kind of competitiveness that encourages shortcuts to academic success. In high school, they study for a smorgasbord of standardized tests, they sometimes cheat, their helicopter parents coddle them, and they’re jammed through the educational system without having learned to love learning for learning’s sake. By the time they get to college, they’re not interested in academics, they’re interested in perfunctorily obtaining their diplomas and partying their way to graduation.  

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, December 28, 7:13 PM

The tendency of colleges and universities to overlook student drinking and campus assault is not new; however, like everything else in today's digital world, the news spreads more quickly and widely today than it did when I was in college. These behaviors were wrong then and now. 

 

Follow this link to read the Chronicle of Education article referenced in Saffron's commentary, "A River of Booze" one in a series of articles on college drinking (published December 1, 2014).

 

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Identification, Validation and Authentication: All Different But Not All Compliant

Identification, Validation and Authentication: All Different But Not All Compliant | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Measures to prevent financial aid fraud should not be confused with those designed to maximize academic integrity; they are two different concerns that require different prevention tactics.

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Psicología Educativa - Journal of Educational Psychology. Special Issue on Educational Assesment

Psicología Educativa - Journal of Educational Psychology. Special Issue on Educational Assesment | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Journal of Educational Psychology just published the December 2014 Special issue "Bringing added value to educational assessment: A shift from an audit mode of assessment to an assistence mode"

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As the Bubble Bursts, Opportunities for Reform

As the Bubble Bursts, Opportunities for Reform | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The traditional business model governing a large number of American colleges and universities has reached the point of utter exhaustion.
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Coding Companies Fill a Gap Between Higher Education and the Workforce - US News

Coding Companies Fill a Gap Between Higher Education and the Workforce - US News | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
More than 80 percent of Code Fellows graduates received a job offer within three months.
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A Wave Crests: Silicon Valley, Postsecondary Education And A Half-Trillion Dollars (TC)

A Wave Crests: Silicon Valley, Postsecondary Education And A Half-Trillion Dollars (TC) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Expect to see some of the $500 billion a year currently spent on college tuition winding up in Silicon Valley, at institutions that offer career education, measure and ensure excellent student outcomes, and mix online and offline approaches.

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Assessment (of the right kind) is key to institutional revival

Assessment (of the right kind) is key to institutional revival | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Assessment is complex, but it’s not complicated. Stop the grim march. Stand still for a time. Think about learning and what assessment really means and then pick a new proactive direction to travel with colleagues.
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Creation of Obama's college ratings tested the Education Department

Creation of Obama's college ratings tested the Education Department | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Education Department faced a big challenge in creating a ratings system, with a timeline that kept slipping as critics happily filled the void.
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5 Active Learning Predictions for 2015

5 Active Learning Predictions for 2015 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Active learning will take the cloud, student analytics and big data will drive efficiencies in higher education.
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Mónica Beloso's curator insight, December 18, 5:25 PM

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 19, 10:26 AM

This article share five predictions for active learning in 2015. The article is written by the social media strategist for the Echo360 product. Anyone using this product, willing to share their experience?