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New Article by Thomas L. Friedman on MOOCs

New Article by Thomas L. Friedman on MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The MOOCs revolution will go through many growing pains, but it is here and it is real.
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Ackn. NYT, Columnist Th Friedman '... it is here and it is real . . .'  MOOCs

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The Four Student Archetypes Emerging in MOOCs

The Four Student Archetypes Emerging in MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As discussed in my last post, the focus on “completion rates” in MOOCs is somewhat misplaced, as open education is not simply an extension of traditional education.
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ACE conference highlights new generation of leadership

ACE conference highlights new generation of leadership | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
At the annual meeting of the American Council on Education, discussion focuses on what the next generation of presidents will look like and how to find them.
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Essays on the flaws of peer grading in MOOCs

Essays on the flaws of peer grading in MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Education startups like Coursera are experimenting with peer grading not because it is the best way for students to learn history or English, but because it is the only way that the MOOC machine can ever run itself in a humanities course. If MOOCs incurred high labor costs the same way that colleges do, those startups would never be able to extract a profit from those classes. While that’s a legitimate concern for Coursera’s venture capital investors, everyone else in academia – even the superprofessors – should give more weight to purely educational concerns.
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Hybrid Learning IHE Penn Foster Announces Acceptance of MOOCs for Credit

Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education designed to address the skills gap in America, today announced it will accept massive open online courses (MOOCs) for equivalent semester credit as they are endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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SXSWedu.com Conference in Austin, TX

SXSWedu.com Conference in Austin, TX | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Creativity and innovation are driving significant growth in SXSWedu’s passionate audience of education stakeholders and practitioners. We look forward to seeing you at SXSWedu 2013, March 4-7 in Austin, Texas.

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FL House Speaker Wants To Change ‘Culture Of Mediocrity’ In Higher Ed

FL House Speaker Wants To Change ‘Culture Of Mediocrity’ In Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

House Speaker Will Weatherford banged the opening gavel in the Florida House this morning, introducing the 60-day session with a speech heavily focused on education. He promised the continued “pursuit of a world-class, student-centered K-12 education system in Florida.” But he said attention must be paid to higher education as well, because “education solves problems that government cannot.” Weatherford encouraged lawmakers to break free from a “narrow vision that has encouraged a culture of mediocrity.”

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NextGeneration Hub - Igniting innovation in student supports

NextGeneration Hub - Igniting innovation in student supports | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Lumina Foundation has unveiled the Next Generation Hub, a portal for the non-profit to share its efforts to improve access to information regarding college-going and access. The site aims to offer transparency for its ongoing and upcoming grants, initiatives, and partnerships to drive this mission. Findings from these projects will be shared on the site. From Sheri Ranis, Lumina's Program Director: "Much of what we’ve put together is basic information about conceptualizing and designing student supports with an eye to leveraging technology and attending to both customization and scale of services."

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Exploring free-market ideas

Exploring free-market ideas | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Colleges have drifted from the ideal of academic freedom and some nonprofits are supplementing this education.
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ACE doubles down on prior learning assessment

ACE doubles down on prior learning assessment | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?
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Want Some MOOC With Your TV Dinner? (Part 2)

Want Some MOOC With Your TV Dinner? (Part 2) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As MOOCs become more popular, instructors have to decide whether to replicate the limited interactivity of traditional correspondence courses or adopt a new, holistic learning format.
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Out With the MOOC, In With the Revenue

Out With the MOOC, In With the Revenue | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A number of higher education institutions across the United States have begun offering free courses online to capitalize on the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). One institution, however, is taking a stand.
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Common Misperceptions of MOOCs

MOOCs are showing us something significant but unless we understand what it is they are showing us, attempts to replicate MOOCs will falter.  Creating a MOOC is not easy.  Nor is it easy to understand the general idea of “open learning,” the hallmark of MOOCs.  In fact, the only way to understand MOOCs and much of what is going on in the general learning landscape today is by first understanding “open learning.”
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Thomas Friedman is wrong about MOOCs

Thomas Friedman is wrong about MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In her response to Thomas Friedman's article, Carolyn Foster, a professor emeritus of English, she states: "Assessment will continue to be one of the biggest concerns: both assessment of the overall course and assessment of any student work that goes beyond the level of a drill."
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The OpenClass Vision: An Example

In my last post, I described a vision for combining elements of MOOC-like scale with a more traditional face-to-face classroom experience, as articulated by Pearson’s Adrian Sannier.
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Online Learning and the Future of the Residential Campus | March 3-4, 2013

Online Learning and the Future of the Residential Campus | March 3-4, 2013 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A Summit hosted by MIT and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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significant - online learning vs "residential campus learning"

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Online Education May Make Top Colleges More Elite, Speakers Say

Online Education May Make Top Colleges More Elite, Speakers Say | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MOOCs and other online tools are likely to enhance education, not cut tuition, at colleges like Harvard and MIT, said participants at a meeting in Cambridge, Mass.
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Report on a somehow private summit held in Cambridge, MA, and sponsored by the MIT and Harvard U, with discussions on the future of residential higher education, particularly at elite institutions, in a digital age.

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Online education requires high tech maintenance, information system, software programs, IT technicians, 24 hours service, high speed internet access, and high skilled professionals and workforce which is obtained by elite contribution of money might.

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Job Training: SKILLS Act Would Cut Waste

Job Training: SKILLS Act Would Cut Waste | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The SKILLS Act would redirects job training funds from the bureaucracy to their intended beneficiaries.
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MOOCs and Assessments and Makers, Oh My!

MOOCs and Assessments and Makers, Oh My! | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Coming at you, live from Austin's SXSWedu. Some 5,000 educators and entrepreneurs have been buzzing around the Texas state capitol, talking technology and education.We're learning a lot--and still asking a lot of questions.
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Students and States Near a 50-50 Split on the Cost of Public Higher Ed. Report from SHEEO

Students and States Near a 50-50 Split on the Cost of Public Higher Ed. Report from SHEEO | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Public higher education is about to cross a historic threshold, in which students pay a higher percentage than do states of the operating costs of colleges.Net tuition revenue made up 47 percent of public colleges' educational costs in 2012, an increase of more than six percentage points from the previous year, according to an annual report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers.

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As Colleges Evolve, So Must Their Presidents

As Colleges Evolve, So Must Their Presidents | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Academe is in a period of profound change, and a new generation of leaders will have to change with it.
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The new change leaders for academe

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The Education Industry Faces A Multi-Decade Peak

The Education Industry Faces A Multi-Decade Peak | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Education Industry Faces A Multi-Decade Peak
Yahoo! Finance (blog)
Higher education is perceived as extremely important, and for most people a college education has become the necessary admission ticket to good jobs and a middle-class lifestyle.
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Partnering to Improve Workplace Readiness and Prepare the Workforce of the Future

Partnering to Improve Workplace Readiness and Prepare the Workforce of the Future | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Workforce partnerships are crucial for institutions that want to provide their graduates with pathways directly from the classroom into a family-wage job or into an advanced degree program.
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Employers Want More Degree Holders

Employers Want More Degree Holders | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Business leaders in the state of Texas expressed their support for the implementation of performance-based funding models for state higher education institutions.
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Expert Panel brings Clarity to MOOCs in Business+MOOCs Hangout

Expert Panel brings Clarity to MOOCs in Business+MOOCs Hangout | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The discussion on the Business+MOOC: the Hangout video recording with its expert panel is a must see for individuals within organizations considering implementing a MOOC and/or wondering how it might fit in with the orgnization’s strategy.
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