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Facebook Launches Open Academy To Give Kids College Credit For Open Source Contributions

Facebook Launches Open Academy To Give Kids College Credit For Open Source Contributions | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Facebook today publicly launched Open Academy. The partnership with premier CS universities sets up a special class where students get college credit for contributing to open source projects.

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Using Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Learning to Transform Higher Education

Using Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Learning to Transform Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Seven universities are working on a year-long planning project to improve student success thanks to $225,000 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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What is competency-based education?

In a competency-based system, students move ahead when they've mastered content, not when they've reached a certain birthday or endured the required hours in a classroom.

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How To Create A Culture of Innovation

How To Create A Culture of Innovation | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
An innovative culture begins with accepting that the world really has changed and being open to more changes to come.
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"Innovative enterprises build teams that morph as new processes and ideas unfold. This results in the creation of focus during ideation and analytical emphasis as market growth accelerates."

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, Today, 11:37 AM

The innovation mindset starts at the top. It permeate every level to become its culture ... its belief, its expectations, its purpose.

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Forthcoming Book on MOOCs

Forthcoming Book on MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Jonathan Haber's forthcoming book is required reading for anyone trying to sort out the competing claims, aspirations, and accusations around the MOOC debate.

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Higher ed should create an alternative to ABD status

Higher ed should create an alternative to ABD status | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Dysfunctional graduate departments, toxic faculty, and the Navy Seal-like brutality of the Ph.D. process all contribute to the burnout experienced by the estimated 50-plus percent of Ph.D. students who fail to earn their doctorates.
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Higher education is not about getting a job: Fred D'Agostino at TEDxUQ 2014

Many people think the point of higher education is economic: graduates get better paying jobs and the economy gets the knowledge-workers it needs. But, there is another story. There is a role for higher education in skilling-up citizens so they can play an active and effective role in a democratic society. Hear from political philosopher, Professor Fred D'Agostino as he shares numerous examples of this alternative story. Fred D'Agostino is Professor of Humanities at The University of Queensland and was Executive Dean of Arts and Associate Dean of Arts (Academic) during his ten-year stint at UQ.

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Some college, no degree for 31 million Americans

Some college, no degree for 31 million Americans | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
More than 31 million Americans enrolled in college during the last two decades but left without earning a degree or certificate and have not returned to higher education for at least 18 months, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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Better Measure Outcomes of a College Education

Better Measure Outcomes of a College Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Let's give students the information they need by keeping track records for the colleges that educate them.
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Revolutionizing Student Advising, Tracking and Intervention

Revolutionizing Student Advising, Tracking and Intervention | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Advising support technologies helps institutions retain their students by making tracking and early interventions easier than ever before.

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Building a Better College Ranking System

Building a Better College Ranking System | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

With higher education prices continuing to rise and college degrees remaining a crucial ticket to economic prosperity, it’s certain that someone will rank the economic payoff of going to different colleges. Money’s attempt is one of the best, and more are sure to come.

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The Great Disruption: Unleashing the Power to Create

We are living in creative times. New technologies combined with an unstoppable desire for self-determination has unleashed a wave of new ideas and practices in a huge diversity of areas.
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How Do We Fix the Ivy League?

How Do We Fix the Ivy League? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
What's the problem with Ivy League schools these days?
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Building Better Pathways to In-Demand Careers

Building Better Pathways to In-Demand Careers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The reinvigorated push for better job training announced this week by the White House is important for numerous reasons.
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Testing Could Guide Some Kids Away From College. That's a Good Thing

Testing Could Guide Some Kids Away From College. That's a Good Thing | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Why don't we give young people tools to decide if they're better suited to a trade than to higher education?
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The Two Realities Facing Education

The Two Realities Facing Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

By Margaret Spellings. There are two inescapable realities facing American education: The growing diversity of the nation's students and the unrelenting demand for jobs that require employees to solve problems, innovate and adapt. Annual tests provide the data that show educators where struggling students need help so they can learn at grade level.

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Hire Education: Online Competency-based Learning

Michelle R. Weise discusses why she and Clayton M. Christensen decided to focus on online competency-based education as the topic of their latest mini-book -- Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution.

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Parting Ways: MOOC Differentiation in the Marketplace

Parting Ways: MOOC Differentiation in the Marketplace | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As more platforms are designing MOOCs for different purposes and audiences, Jonathan Haber delves into the resulting MOOC differentiation.
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Innovation and Building a Next Generation Organization

Innovation and Building a Next Generation Organization | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
All over the world, organisations are emerging from hibernation, once again stretching their limbs and flexing their corporate muscles ready for a post-recession drive for the future. But whilst hibernating, hunkering down and minimising risk in an effort to survive, the world and customers continued to move on at an ever-increasing pace.
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According to the article: "Building a ‘Next Generation Organisation’ is based on my latest thinking and working with some of the worlds most successful organisations and it boils down to three core attributes – Intelligence, Collaboration and Adaptability. The first challenge for organisations is ‘Intelligence’ and moving away from traditional approaches to data and insight. The second challenge is around ‘Collaboration’ and the re-design of cultures, networks, strategic partnerships and increasing co-creation. And the final challenge ‘Adaptability’ focuses on speeding up the commercialisation of innovation in order to bring bigger ideas to market faster." 

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 29, 11:49 AM

"Transforming an organisational culture into one of openness and innovation won’t happen overnight. And it certainly won’t come about unless considerable thought is put into designing the new culture, developing innovation leaders and training every employee in a new way of thinking and behaving. Sadly, for many, the recent surveys indicate there is some way to go on the road to becoming a Next Generation Organisation and driving innovation-led growth.

 

Intelligence – 60% of major UK company directors admit their leadership teams fail to understand their customers.

Collaboration – 66% of major UK business leaders claim their current organisational structure makes it difficult to share knowledge and understanding.

Adaptability – 68% of UK corporates take just as long to innovate and get solutions to market now as they did five years ago.

 

Intelligence, Collaboration, Adaptability; all of these require something far more than facts and rulebooks. Put bluntly if you think that sentiment or soft skills have no place in business then innovation is never going to get beyond a note in your annual report or a marketing strapline."

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Temple University to make test scores optional for admission

Temple University to make test scores optional for admission | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission.
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Design Thinking and Business Models in Higher Education

Design Thinking and Business Models in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A large crowd formed in the center of the ballroom. Institutional leaders were cheering for their teammates. Intense energy and excitement permeated the room.
The final round of Rock, Paper, Scissors was on.
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Is Competency-Based Education Finally Becoming Mainstream?

Is Competency-Based Education Finally Becoming Mainstream? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Competency-based education is still in it's fledgling stage, but more and more collaborative projects are helping institutions eager to get involved. How rapidly will CBE be accepted by employers and students? Does it have reputation or branding problems? How can providers compete with traditional programs with bigger advertising budgets? What kind of partnerships will providers create with industry?

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Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges

Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging trend reveals benefits for traditional institutions and alternative learning programs alike. Some advocates have suggested that badges representing learning and skills acquired outside the classroom, or even in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), will soon supplant diplomas and course credits.

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Who's benefiting from test-optional colleges?

Who's benefiting from test-optional colleges? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Allowing students who skip standardized admissions tests to apply may help the schools more than it does disadvantaged students. In fact, test-optional admissions policies, as a whole, have done little to meet their manifest goals of expanding educational opportunity for low-income and minority students.

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College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic

College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Unfortunately, the good ship Higher Education has gone off course and is heading toward icebergs.  Its presidents have disempowered the senior faculty members who actually knew something about education; hired legions of deanlets, deanlings and ding-a-lings who may not know the difference between a classroom and a restroom and certainly do not know the difference between a mission statement and a mission; allowed costs to explode by failing to rein in administrative salaries and unnecessary services; undermined faculty control over the curriculum.

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8 key considerations for competency-based education

8 key considerations for competency-based education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How ready is your institution for competency-based education? Here are 8 questions to help get started.
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Aryaoka's curator insight, July 27, 9:42 AM

Kompetensi jika seseorang mampu menjelaskan dan mampu melaksanakan tentunya lahir dari pikiran yang inovatif.