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History and Future of Higher Education

History and Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The initiative, called “The History and Future of Higher Education,” is being coordinated by Davidson, co-founder of the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, or HASTAC. The sprawling collaborative includes dozens of universities across the world, international conferences, webinars, an open online discussion forum and -- of course -- a MOOC.
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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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DoctoralNet Ltd's curator insight, August 30, 12:45 PM

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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Brian Berlin's curator insight, August 22, 12:51 PM

no. 5 Lifelong Learning

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Does Assessment Make Colleges Better? Let Me Count the Ways

Does Assessment Make Colleges Better? Let Me Count the Ways | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The effort to develop assessment plans required us to struggle with naming what we wanted students to gain from the programs of study they completed, and the process of doing so proved surprisingly useful.
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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, August 20, 3:02 AM

"(...) The effort to develop assessment plans required us to struggle with naming what we wanted students to gain from the programs of study they completed, and the process of doing so proved surprisingly useful. We had to get beyond that first inclination to say, "We can’t name it." It turned out to be important to get that naming right. (...)"

Ante Lauc's curator insight, August 21, 2:27 AM

I think so...

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MOOC Providers

MOOC Providers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

There are other paths that the MOOC providers might follow that hold out a genuine promise to enhance the quality of higher education. Let me identify four areas where MOOC providers could exert a genuinely transformative impact. 

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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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Moving beyond college: Rethinking higher education regulation for an unbundled world

Moving beyond college: Rethinking higher education regulation for an unbundled world | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
New “unbundled” higher education providers are constrained by the regulatory system’s reliance on the traditional bundled model.
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Toward a Culture of Evidence

Toward a Culture of Evidence | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Do students who graduate from college know more on commencement day than they did on orientation weekend? Beyond grades and transcripts, how do we measure a student’s academic growth? Are graduates ready to apply this knowledge once they leave campus?


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