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Integrate iPads Into Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy With This ‘Padagogy Wheel’

Integrate iPads Into Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy With This ‘Padagogy Wheel’ | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel takes an expanded approach Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and offers 62 iPad apps that fit into the organized chaos that is Bloom's.
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iPad and Blooms Taxonomy

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What Is Competency-Based Education, and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Competency-Based Education, and Why Does It Matter? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The curricula for competency-based programs as a whole are purpose-built to prepare students for industry and careers as they evolve.

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For-Profit Colleges: Felonies or Feeding Frenzy?

For-Profit Colleges: Felonies or Feeding Frenzy? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Make people pay for college with their own money, or funds they get voluntarily from others. In so doing, restore incentives for people to think long and hard about where they go to school and what they study, and eliminate the need for people other than those consuming the education – largely bureaucrats and politicians – to be in charge of accountability. 



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Three reasons college textbook prices are out of control

Three reasons college textbook prices are out of control | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The price of college textbooks has risen almost as quickly as the price of college tuition.
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Daphne Koller on Education, Coursera, and MOOCs

Daphne Koller on Education, Coursera, and MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Daphne Koller of Coursera talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about online educational website Coursera and the future of education both online and via bricks-and-mortar.
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Innovative Direct Assessment Programs Show Promise

Innovative Direct Assessment Programs Show Promise | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
For the majority of schools, acquiring a degree means that students must conform to the one-size-fits-all curricula. The concept of competency-based education is changing all that.
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Opinion: Kaplan CEO Defends For-Profit Colleges

Opinion: Kaplan CEO Defends For-Profit Colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Kaplan CEO Tom Leppert explains why a proposed Department of Education regulation to measure educational outcomes would harm low-income students.

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California Legislature Approves Bachelor's Degrees at Community Colleges

California Legislature Approves Bachelor's Degrees at Community Colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

California's Legislature on Thursday approved legislation that would allow 15 of the state's community college districts to issue four-year degrees.

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Clarifying Competency Based Education Terms: A Lexicon

Clarifying Competency Based Education Terms: A Lexicon | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Through a new lexicon, Clarifying Competency Based Education Terms, Blackboard and ACE are working together to clarify some of the confusing definitions in the field. Competency based education is not one specific thing, and the lexicon delves into how the vocabulary is used in different ways by different people.

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Moocs are free – but for how much longer?

Moocs are free – but for how much longer? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Monetising career development courses could be the next step for the university, says Stanford professor
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 22, 4:18 AM

La pregunta acerca de la sostenibilidad de los MOOCs sigue sin ser respondida. Los MOOCs están apenas en una etapa exploratoria sin definir aún cual es su modelo de negocio y sorteando no pocas dificultades. El sueño del aprendizaje masivo gratis puede ser muy corto. 

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Disruption In Higher Ed Is Growing, But Not Instantaneous

Disruption In Higher Ed Is Growing, But Not Instantaneous | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The world of online learning presents the largest opportunity outside of traditional education for individuals to move into a world of skills-based professional growth. What this looks like in 20 years is anyone’s guess, but just because online learning isn’t displacing traditional higher education tomorrow, doesn’t mean disruption isn’t in the works. It is, and it will change our notion of what education looks like, as tangible lifelong learning becomes a reality for many more.

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College Governance Survey

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In a newly released survey, ACTA found that 89% of the public believes college is becoming unaffordable for the middle class. And over 90% believes that boards of trustees should take the lead in reforming higher education to lower costs and improve quality.

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What is Competency-Based Education?

What is Competency-Based Education? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In general, “competency-based education” refers to a curriculum designed with a focus on the specific outcomes students should attain by the end of their studies. 

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Why you should care about gamification in higher education

Why you should care about gamification in higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

When video games were added to classroom instruction in various undergraduate courses, students in classes using the games scored significantly higher than classes that did not.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 19, 10:20 AM

Excellent infographic on the value of adding gamification ideas into your courses.

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The Real Legacy of MOOCs: Better Introductory Courses

The Real Legacy of MOOCs: Better Introductory Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The real impact of MOOCs will be felt far away from the open online edX or Coursera courses. The real impact of MOOCs will be found in the traditional introductory course.

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There’s an App U for That

There’s an App U for That | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Learning is a lifelong process, as those looking to succeed within the new apps economy have proven. With the increasing challenges facing traditional colleges and universities, driven learners can follow alternative educational paths–whether they are free, online or through industry forums–to suit their desired career and financial needs.

 

 

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OER, ERP’s, and an Idea

OER, ERP’s, and an Idea | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Cutting the costs of back-office operations and textbooks may not stir the blood, but it could make real and sustained differences both for existing institutions and for emergent or potential ones.

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National Leaders Support a New Blueprint for Higher Education Governance

National Leaders Support a New Blueprint for Higher Education Governance | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Governance for a New Era, also known as the Schmidt Report in honor of Benno Schmidt, the chairman of the project, is the product of a summit of distinguished higher education leaders that focused on finding innovative solutions to the many issues confronting our colleges and universities.

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Glassdoor - Employment Surveys

Glassdoor - Employment Surveys | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

According to a recent national survey on whether employees value their degrees more than skills training, though most employees say higher education is still a must, skills training is what’s more important to their career.



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Got skills?

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There will still be a place for academic study and small classes. But vocational innovation will certainly produce a more dynamic educational marketplace—and one, moreover, that provides an honoured position for vocational colleges, rather than treating them as an embarrassing sideshow.



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Mismatch Between College Aspiration and Preparation

Mismatch Between College Aspiration and Preparation | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Given the cold, hard facts behind this mismatch, it’s striking how few students express interest in these postsecondary credentials and how many who are not college-ready are pursuing bachelor’s degrees they may never attain.

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U of Maryland University College: The Future of Learning

University of Maryland University College is a global leader in academic innovation and is partnering with several major foundations to help create the student experience of the future. This video illustrates how all of these innovations can come together to improve teaching and learning.



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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 22, 4:13 AM

Realmente una mirada bastante innovadora de lo que puede ser la educación superior del futuro adaptada especialmente para el público adulto, donde al aprendizaje basado en competencias, la personalización de las rutas de aprendizaje, el reconocimiento de aprendizajes previos y el uso de las tecnologías para facilitar el acceso al proceso educativo, constituyen una vía muy interesante para el futuro estudiante.

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Lumina Foundation: 4 Questions for Jamie Merisotis

Lumina Foundation: 4 Questions for Jamie Merisotis | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Jamie P. Merisotis is president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college. ACAeNews, in celebration of the opening of the 2014-2015 academic year, ACAeNews for School Counselors editor Frank Burtnett asked Mr. Merisotis to present an overview of foundation work and discuss the importance of school counselors in achieving the Lumina mission.

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National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce

National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The National Challenge for Higher Education is an opportunity for presidents to be involved in a national campaign to promote faculty career flexibility
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Harvard is evaluating “blended" courses that draw on online MOOC material

Harvard is evaluating “blended" courses that draw on online MOOC material | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Emphasis is now shifting to research on applications and assessments.

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Almanac of Higher Education 2014

Almanac of Higher Education 2014 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Chronicle's 27th annual collection of data on colleges answers perennial questions like how much faculty make and which colleges are growing the fastest. This year's Almanac also gives you new ways to compare institutions. Which colleges have the most students enrolled in online courses? Which have the highest percentages of nonresident aliens? Browse the charts and tables in these sections to find out.

 

 

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