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Report: A Matter of Degrees. The Effect of Educational Attainment on Regional Economic Prosperity

Report: A Matter of Degrees. The Effect of Educational Attainment on Regional Economic Prosperity | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The report associates education with increases in real gross domestic product per capita and real wages, linking the addition of one year in a worker’s average years of schooling to a 10.5-percent rise in a region’s real GDP per capita and a 8.4-percent rise in the region’s real wages. The regional jumps in GDP and wages grow even larger—to 17.4 percent and 17.8 percent, respectively—when applied to workers who already hold at least a high-school diploma.

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MOOCs, Data, and the Public Interest | HESA

MOOCs, Data, and the Public Interest | HESA | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

One of the reasons MOOCs are interesting as a pedagogical experiment is that, being online, they generate lots of capturable data.  This should create a data-rich environment which improves our understanding of learning processes, etc etc. So why is so little data about MOOCs actually being made public?

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Cornell Will Join MOOCs Consortium

Cornell Will Join MOOCs Consortium | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
At the urging of faculty members, Cornell has decided to join a MOOCs consortium — a step that will allow professors to offer massive open online courses to thousands of students, Provost Kent Fuchs said Tuesday.

Cornell is currently deciding whether to offer its MOOCs through edX or Coursera. The announcement will be in March.

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Are universities becoming obsolete?

Are universities becoming obsolete? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Teaching should be the bread and butter of education. The real value of a college education lies in imparting the ability to think, rather than the ability to recall facts. Each of us intuitively understands this. We all know it doesn’t matter that you remember a fact from a history class. What matters is that you learn to use facts to support an argument.

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Carnegie Mellon's online efforts include spinoffs and subsidiaries but not MOOCs

Carnegie Mellon's online efforts include spinoffs and subsidiaries but not MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Carnegie Mellon doesn't want to give its courses away. It does want to promote new forms of instruction -- but only if they have business models.
 
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Smart Higher Ed Visuals

Smart Higher Ed Visuals | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Our main website Smart Higher Ed is also using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you. We have included a lot of infographics and visuals organized in boards: MOOCs, OERs, Technology, Analytics, all related to Higher Ed. Enjoy!

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Education to Employment: Designing a system that works

Young people today are three times as likely as their parents to be out of work. Yet many employers can’t find people with the right entry-level skills to fill their jobs. How to close the gap? In this video, McKinsey directors Diana Farrell and Mona Mourshed share insights from our research with 8,000 stakeholders. We also profile two innovative organizations—one in India and one in the United States—that are pioneering new approaches to successfully transition greater numbers of students from education into employment.

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College Board announces plans to redesign the SAT

The College Board is planning to redesign the SAT, although the process is not expected to be speedy and the precise nature of the changes has not been determined.

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ensemble Computing Portal : Connecting Computing Educators

ensemble Computing Portal : Connecting Computing Educators | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Ensemble is a new NSF NSDL Pathways project working to establish a national, distributed digital library for computing education. Our project is building a distributed portal providing access to a broad range of existing educational resources for computing while preserving the collections and their associated curation processes.

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Reevaluating Ed-Tech Tools and Learning Games

Reevaluating Ed-Tech Tools and Learning Games | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Educational technology has seen an explosion in recent years. Where teachers once relied on heavy textbooks and overhead projectors, we’re now seeing SmartBoards and iPads.
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Gamification and Education

Gamification and Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Gamification represents a natural progression of learning from the industrialized, mass production model of education that trained students to be identical drones responding to bells and whistles, to an individualized, contextualized model of learning that pushes students to be innovative individuals confident in their ability to problem solve and think outside of the box.

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[VIDEO] Higher education government subsidies cause high college tuition costs

[VIDEO] Higher education government subsidies cause high college tuition costs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Government-subsidized loans are hurting college students instead of helping them, according to a new LearnLiberty video. The Institute for Humane Studies’ website Learnliberty.org released a video last week titled “How Do We Break the Cycle of Higher Tuition and More Debt?” that argues government subsidies for higher education are actually to blame for the $1 trillion national student debt.

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Brandy Valdovinos's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:47 PM

I have college loans and through my own personal expirience it is very difficult to pay them back. In, addition I have to manage a job, care for my family, and go to school. Most of my money goes to providing for my family's living expenses and my school; therefore, making it even harder to pay back loans. The people who manage loans expect students to pay them back right when they finish school, when in reality it can be almost impossible to come up with money to pay these loans back. Hopefully the issues of loans decreases in the future but for now it is just another stress I have to deal with.

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Big (MOOC) Data

Big (MOOC) Data | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The promise of data that MOOCs could provide around learning outcomes and assessment could certainly help us all learn, and we’re only at the beginning of this journey. 

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Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace

Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined.
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Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders

Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Cisco is proud to convene this year’s online Forum of extraordinarily talented education leaders who are transforming education today. School, college and university systems are facing unprecedented challenges. Education leaders are capitalizing on new technology trends to face these challenges, drive innovation and transform education. These themes, and more, will be explored during the Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders, 2013. We invite you to join us on March 19th (Americas and EMEA) and March 20th (Asia-Pacific), to hear from education futurists and innovative educators, and learn about leading-edge strategies and practical solutions that are improving the quality of education, everywhere.

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With Blended Learning Students and Educators Get the Best of Both Worlds

With Blended Learning Students and Educators Get the Best of Both Worlds | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

With hybrid or blended learning, educators are able to interact directly with students in the classroom as well as via other technologies -- while also sharing online content and resources, essentially enjoying the best of both worlds.

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Higher education business plans in crisis

Higher education business plans in crisis | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The investor service Moody’s has revised its outlook for the entire higher education industry to negative.

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iTunes U crosses 1 billion downloads

iTunes U crosses 1 billion downloads | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There are courses on practically every topic available for free through iTunes U.
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Credit for Competency. A New Model for Higher Ed?

By not embracing credit-for-competency arrangements, institutions of higher education are unwittingly impeding economic advancement for people.

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Users grade free online courses

At least three sites have started in recent months to let users of massive open online courses review the MOOCs they’ve taken.

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European University Association to look at development of MOOCs and trends in innovative learning

European University Association to look at development of MOOCs and trends in innovative learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

EUA Council (national university associations from across Europe) at its recent meeting in Istanbul held a discussion on MOOCs and their potential impact, but also the prospects that they could offer to European higher education. Discussions were based on a paper, authored by Michael Gaebel (EUA Head of Unit – Higher Education Policy) which has now been published online.

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Webinar: The Digital Switch: Moving a Classroom-Based Course to Online or Hybrid

Webinar: The Digital Switch: Moving a Classroom-Based Course to Online or Hybrid | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Online learning is a growing trend. Instructors need to be prepared to develop an online course that increases student engagement and learning. How do you decide which delivery mode is best suited for your course: face-to-face, online, or hybrid? What are the benefits of online and hybrid courses? Are some subjects more suited to one style of delivery over the other? What are the best practices for developing and delivering online and hybrid courses?

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Webinar on e-learning transition

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How America Saves for College 2013: A national study by Sallie Mae and Ipsos

How America Saves for College 2013: A national study by Sallie Mae and Ipsos | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Sallie Mae's "How America Saves for College 2013" study finds that half of American families with children under age 18 save for college, a decline from two years ago. Based on a nationally representative survey of parents of children under age 18, the study found several points to consider. Check this infographic here.

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To Fix Its Education System, India Should Look to MOOCs

To Fix Its Education System, India Should Look to MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Whatever impact MOOCs ultimately have on education in the United States may be small compared with the impact they can have in India, the 21st century’s largest English-language higher-education market. MOOCs are certainly India’s best chance, and perhaps its only hope, of catching up to China in higher education.

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The Future of Higher Education Summit 2013

The Future of Higher Education Summit 2013 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Competition, collaboration and communicating value is the theme of this year's Guardian Future of Higher Education Summit. At a time when the sector is undergoing huge changes, both across the UK and internationally, what does value mean and how can we best articulate it?

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