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LEAP Employer-Educator Compact

The LEAP Employer-Educator Compact is a statement from educational and business leaders about making high-quality learning a national priority as employers seek college graduates with a broader set of skills and knowledge to fuel our innovation-driven economy. Employer-Educator Forum
April 10—Washington, DC.

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The 6 Characteristics Of Modern Online Language Learning

The 6 Characteristics Of Modern Online Language Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As a former foreign-language teacher, I often look at the tools available to teachers now and wonder how my teaching might have been different if I had the same tools when I was teaching.
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Daphne Koller on Rapid Changes in Higher Education

Daphne Koller, Stanford professor and Coursera co-founder, talks about the relationship between online courses and traditional classrooms.youtube.com
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Florida nears creation of online degree program

Florida nears creation of online degree program | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A vote in Tallahassee this week might allow the state to create an online program to offer university degrees, likely run by the University of Florida.
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Six Ways the edX Announcement Gets Automated Essay Grading Wrong

Last week, edX made a splashy spectacle of an announcement about automated essay grading, leaving educators fuming.
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As Distinctions Blur, For-Profit and Non-Profit Higher Education Will Evolve Together

As Distinctions Blur, For-Profit and Non-Profit Higher Education Will Evolve Together | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As distinctions blur among public, private non-profit and for-profit institutions, all will face similar challenges in higher education in the near future.
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Knowledge Guru Sharon Boller On Games, Learning, and MOOCS

Knowledge Guru Sharon Boller On Games, Learning, and MOOCS | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
I recently had the opportunity to connect with fellow Indiana University Instructional Systems Technology alumnus Sharon Boller, founder and president of Bottom-Line Performance, to discuss her use of games in learning.
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Scientists and Engineers Need Literature | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

Scientists and Engineers Need Literature | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Reading fiction opens the door to innovation.
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Why should university students studyi literature? Troy Camplin argues that they’ll be better thinkers if they do.
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Reinventing Higher Education in America

America leads the world in higher education, but the U.S. research university is on the brink of immense change—driven by soaring tuition costs, reduced research support, the challenge (and promise) of digital learning technologies, and the pressures of globalization. President Jared Cohon and provost Mark Kamlet discuss these issues from Carnegie Mellon's unique perspective, focusing on the university's successes and future prospects in this rapidly evolving landscape.
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Rebundling Higher Education: A Critical Move to Avoid the Fate of the Newspaper

Rebundling Higher Education: A Critical Move to Avoid the Fate of the Newspaper | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Rebundling services will help higher education institutions retain their position as the premier provider of advanced education, but such a transformation will significantly reshape the industry.
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Gamification and Education: Value Added or Lost?

Gamification and Education: Value Added or Lost? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There is a tendency in life to see things in absolutes. Sensationalist media thrives on the love/hate, friend/enemy, smash hit/trash it dichotomy. The proposition of including games in the classroom at any level is no different.
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Pathway to Possibility: A Framework is Renovated and Refined

Pathway to Possibility: A Framework is Renovated and Refined | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Last September, Next Generation Learning Challenges published a white paper laying out our perspective on what next generation learning is and what it requires.
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America's higher education problem

"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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Survey finds that business executives aren't focused on the majors of those they hire

Survey finds that business executives aren't focused on the majors of those they hire | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Business executives care more about their new hires' thinking, communication and problem-solving skills than they do about their undergraduate majors, according to a survey being released today by the Association of  American Colleges and Universities.

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Community College Degree Bill Killed in CO House

Community College Degree Bill Killed in CO House | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Top NewsDenver Business Journal

A bill that would have allowed Colorado's community colleges to offer a very limited number of bachelor’s degrees failed by one vote in the state House Education Committee.
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Coursera begins to make money | Inside Higher Ed

Coursera begins to make money | Inside Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The company has 3.2 million registered users, an increase of nearly 700,000 from mid-February. The company was founded in fall 2011 by Koller and her colleague at Stanford University, Andrew Ng. 
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Testing students during video lectures improves learning

Testing students during video lectures improves learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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In recent years, massive open online courses (MOOCs), through the likes of Coursera, have attracted hundreds of thousands of students from across the world.
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MOOCs Are No Education Panacea, but Here's What Can Make Them Work - Forbes

This article is by Wayne Smutz, executive director of the World Campus and associate vice president for outreach at Penn State University. Everyone’s talking about massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
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In study abroad, a call for greater intentionality, and ambition

In study abroad, a call for greater intentionality, and ambition | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
At annual gathering of study abroad administrators, speakers describe a need for programs guided by more clearly defined -- and more rigorous -- learning outcomes.
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Do You Have These 21st Century Skills?

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The quest to be a modern teacher or student is in full swing. First though, figure out if you have these important 21st century skills.
The post Do You Have These 21st Century Skills? appeared first on Edudemic.
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$10,000 College Degree Hard To Get In 4 years

Designing $10,000 Degrees Tests Colleges
Since Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenged institutions to create $10,000 degrees, 13 such programs have been established across the state. But cost creep has marked some of the programs.
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Lone Star College System Helps Train Houston Area Workforce

Lone Star College System Helps Train Houston Area Workforce | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Top NewsThe Tribune

Houston is basking in a booming economy – and Lone Star College System is feeling that growth with its expanding student enrollment.
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Surviving an avalanche: moving in the right direction

Surviving an avalanche: moving in the right direction | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The sector has seen steady growth for centuries. But in the changing climate, Nick Petford asks, how long will it last?
March saw the publication of Michael Barber's Avalanche report on the future of UK universities.
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Winds of Change in Higher Education : NC SPIN Balanced Debate ...

Winds of Change in Higher Education : NC SPIN Balanced Debate ... | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Winds of change in higher education started in the late 1950's. The 1931, three-campus structure gave way to six campuses in the early 1960's, then ultimately the approval of the current 16-campus system in 1971.
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The Thin-Envelope Crisis

The Thin-Envelope Crisis | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
America's universities are rejecting the wrong kids--and undermining the idea of merit
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According to Zakaria: "there are broad changes taking place at U.S. universities that are moving them away from an emphasis on merit and achievement and toward offering a privileged experience for an already privileged group."
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