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The 22 Milestones Of Education Technology

The 22 Milestones Of Education Technology | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Just look how far we've come over the past few hundred years. From a tablet-sized chalkboard in every school house to a, um, tablet in every classroom. Wait, maybe we haven't come that far.
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5 Disruptive Education Trends That Address American Inequality

5 Disruptive Education Trends That Address American Inequality | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
At the root of many American problems lies an ineffective and outdated education system that is failing our students.
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Improving Education Quality in the Era of Outcomes-Based Funding

Improving Education Quality in the Era of Outcomes-Based Funding | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While performance-based funding may seem like a good idea at the outset, it leads to a risk of higher education institutions transforming into diploma mills for the sake of additional funding.
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Stanford Picks edX

Stanford Picks edX | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This week Stanford University announced their intention to create an online learning platform with Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider edX.
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Tell youngsters the truth: the UK needs you to work not go to university - Telegraph

Tell youngsters the truth: the UK needs you to work not go to university - Telegraph | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There is little that is more likely to lead to ruined lives than groupthink in politics, especially when it is imposed by a well-meaning, over-enthusiastic Establishment convinced that it is doing the right thing.
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From this article: "The picture is truly dire for the army of university graduates: only five of the top 30 fastest-growing occupations expected to create the most jobs by 2020 require an undergraduate degree (or an additional post-graduate qualification) – nursing, teachers in higher education, primary school teachers, accountants and medical doctors – and 10 of the top 30 don’t require any kind of qualification at all."
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College (un)bound: Higher ed’s future in the innovation age

College (un)bound: Higher ed’s future in the innovation age | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Join veteran education observers and AEI’s Andrew Kelly for a provocative panel discussion on the future of higher education innovation. 
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The Four Lessons I Learned by Taking a MOOC

The Four Lessons I Learned by Taking a MOOC | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs certainly have the potential to revolutionize higher education. But realizing that potential will require adaptation on the part of students, professors, and policymakers. I hope the four lessons I learned by taking a MOOC will provide some insight into what the future may hold.

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The Practical University

The Practical University | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The promise of online education lies in taking care of the technical knowledge so that universities can focus on transmitting practical knowledge.
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Gates foundation helps colleges keep tabs on adaptive learning technology

Gates foundation helps colleges keep tabs on adaptive learning technology | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Adaptive learning is hot. The technology, loosely defined as data-driven tools that can help professors mold coursework around individual students’ abilities, is developing at a dizzying pace. And colleges have been hard-pressed to keep up with the mishmash of adaptive offerings from emerging firms.



Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/04/gates-foundation-helps-colleges-keep-tabs-adaptive-learning-technology#ixzz2PVYE1BMn
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Adaptive learning is shaping higher education.  Gates money will help move this initiative.  

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Higher Ed v. Lower Ed: Pursuing Personalized Learning — in Opposing Directions?

Higher Ed v. Lower Ed: Pursuing Personalized Learning — in Opposing Directions? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Both higher ed and lower ed are seeking to provide learners with personalized instruction. The issue, however, is this: Who does the personalizing -- the individual or the computer?
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The University vs. the Internet

The University vs. the Internet | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Will online education dampen the college experience? Yes. Will it be worth it?  In one form or another, the online future is already here. But unless we are uncommonly wise about how we use this new power, we will find ourselves saying, as Emerson’s friend Henry David Thoreau said about an earlier technological revolution, “We do not ride the railroad; it rides upon us.

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The Importance of Continuing Education Leadership in Public Higher Education

The Importance of Continuing Education Leadership in Public Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Continuing education activities are moving from the periphery of higher education institutions to the core, but there is a lack of qualified continuing education professionals ready to step into these increasingly important leadership roles.
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The Hazards of the Great Example

The Hazards of the Great Example | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

One can accept Wagner’s outlook and still identify a flaw that renders this book nothing more than a good idea to try out here and there in scattered high schools and colleges. It is that one cannot select a few unusual successes and build an entire institution upon them. Wagner regards his subjects as extraordinary persons; hence, their blossoming proves nothing about the fate of ordinary students. He believes that “every student starts school with unbounded imagination, curiosity, and creativity,” but without empirical backing, that assertion is sentimentality, not evidence.

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It is so true that examples can be informative, but are ineffective when used as guidelines. Context is everything, especially in education.

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MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education

This report sets out to help decision makers in higher education institutions gain a better understanding of the phenomenon of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and trends towards greater openness in higher education and to think about the implications for their institutions. The phenomena of MOOCs are described, placing them in the wider context of open education, online learning and the changes that are currently taking place in higher education at a time of globalisation of education and constrained budgets. The report is written from a UK higher education perspective, but is largely informed by the developments in MOOCs from the USA and Canada. A literature review was undertaken focussing on the extensive reporting of MOOCs through blogs, press releases as well as openly available reports. This identified current debates about new course provision, the impact of changes in funding and the implications for greater openness in higher education. The theory of disruptive innovation is used to help form the questions of policy and strategy that higher education institutions need to address.
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Coursera looks to 2nd year of MOOCs

Educators gather in Philadelphia to analyze ‘massive open online courses’ offered for free worldwide.
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Credit and Credibility

Credit and Credibility | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Several years ago, I started musing about the potential for an upscale for-profit college.  (Here’s the first piece in which I floated the idea of “Mercedes U,” back in 2005.)  Since then I’ve returned to the idea several times (such as this piece...
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New Take on the Great Skills Debate

New Take on the Great Skills Debate | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In March, the United States National Bureau of Economic Research released a paper explaining the reasons why employment rates are so low while there are so many highly-qualified workers coming out of higher education institutions.
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Stanford to Join Harvard, MIT in Online Education

 
Stanford University announced that it is joining forces with Harvard and MIT on developing a computer system that allows colleges to offer free massive open online courses, or MOOCS.
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The Minerva project plans for different kind of online education

The Minerva project plans for different kind of online education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The company wants to be a “hybrid university.” Its students would gather in dorms in major cities across the world, and after spending time together in one city, move to another, but take online classes from Minerva professors on the other end of the screen.

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New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level

New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A system developed by a joint venture between Harvard and M.I.T. uses artificial intelligence to assess student papers and short written answers, freeing instructors for other tasks.
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Industries Complain of Skilled-Worker Shortage

Industries Complain of Skilled-Worker Shortage | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A college-for-all curriculum leaves some employers in Minnesota complaining that high schools are not producing enough skilled manufacturing workers.
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What We Know About Online Course Outcomes

What We Know About Online Course Outcomes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

This practitioner packet summarizes CCRC findings on student outcomes for fully online community college courses, and presents insights and recommendations based on qualitative research for instructors and administrators seeking to improve online student outcomes.

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The Massive Debate About MOOCs Has Just Begun [#Survey]

The Massive Debate About MOOCs Has Just Begun [#Survey] | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
California Bill Thrusts MOOCs into the Political Arena
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Accelerated Learning for a Two-Speed Labor Market

Accelerated Learning for a Two-Speed Labor Market | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The labor market is no longer suited to skills students learn through traditional degree programs. It’s up to continuing education units to provide students with a link between their education and a job.
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How San Jose State is using MOOCs

How San Jose State is using MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

San Jose State University is using MOOCs to offer three online courses, two in algebra and one in statistics.

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