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The History of Education [Infographic]

To understand where we’re heading in education and edtech, Boundless decided to take a quick look back at our educational roots
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Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations

Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?
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Heather Thompson's comment, February 24, 2013 8:38 PM
Interesting idea about communication of results ‘in plain English’ accessible to people outside of the academy
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ETS Shares Data on First Crop of Students Who Took Revised GRE Tes

ETS Shares Data on First Crop of Students Who Took Revised GRE Tes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The report offers breakdowns on scores by gender and racial backgrounds, and a glimpse into the examinees' intended fields of study.
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Coursera and edX add universities and hope to expand global reach

Coursera and edX add universities and hope to expand global reach | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Two providers of massive open online courses are expanding their course catalogs to try to find a larger global audience. Coursera and edX both announced this week they are doubling the number of universities offering classes through their sites, which already reach a few million people across the world.

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Paying for Performance

Paying for Performance | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Many campuses in the UNC system have a hunger for additional students. Administrators want their schools to grow, and, historically, specific state appropriations geared to growth have helped them do it.
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Colleges take new approach to anticipating—and meeting—workforce needs

Colleges take new approach to anticipating—and meeting—workforce needs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A handful of colleges think they’ve found the secret to closing the gap between the types of graduates they’re turning out and the types employers say they need.
Spiders.
Not the hairy, creepy kind.
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Who will disrupt the classroom?

Who will disrupt the classroom? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
For a host of political reasons, change in the education sector comes slowly. Despite breathtaking technological inventiveness in other sectors in the past century, the traditional factory-based classroom system has retained its form.
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GMAC Introduces 'Soft Skills' Test, but Not for Admissions

GMAC Introduces 'Soft Skills' Test, but Not for Admissions | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Graduate Management Admission Council, which runs the Graduate Management Admission Test, is today introducing Reflect, a new service to test the "soft skills" of students.
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Stanford Venture Lab's MOOCs reach global audience

Stanford Venture Lab's MOOCs reach global audience | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Stanford Daily Stanford Venture Lab's MOOCs reach global audience The Stanford Daily Launched last March, the Stanford-developed platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs) has attracted over 170,000 students from over 150 countries.
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Horn and Christensen On Where Are MOOCs Really Going?

Horn and Christensen On Where Are MOOCs Really Going? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Everyone’s going MOOC-crazy these days. The question is not just whether MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are going to disrupt traditional education, but how.
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Michael Horn and Clayton Christensen on MOOCs: "But over time, an approach where users exchange information from each other similar to Facebook or telecommunications (a “facilitated network model”) will come to dominate online learning. This evolution is especially likely to happen if the traditional degree becomes irrelevant and, as many predict, learning becomes a continuous, on-the-job learning process. Then the need for customization will drive us toward just-in-time mini-courses."
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Michael Horn and Clayton Christensen sobre os MOOCs: "Com o tempo, uma abordagem na qual os usuários troquem informação uns com os outros, similar ao Facebook ou telecomunicações (um 'modelo de rede facilitada') dominará a aprendizagem online. Pode-se esperar que esta evolução ocorra se a titulação tradicional se tornar irrelevante e, como muitos predizem, a aprendizagem se torne um processo contínuo, 'on-the-job'. Então a necessidade por customização nos levará em direção a mini-cursos ‘just-in-time’”
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Kevin Carey on POTUS Bold Plan to Reshape American Higher Education

Kevin Carey discusses Higher Ed and the latest SOTU address.

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LearningCounts | College Credit for What You Already Know

LearningCounts | College Credit for What You Already Know | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
LearningCounts can help you obtain college credit for your experience on the job, in the military or through volunteer work.
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Infographic: The Dark Side of MOOCs

Infographic: The Dark Side of MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Want Some MOOC With Your TV Dinner? (Part 1)

Want Some MOOC With Your TV Dinner? (Part 1) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MOOCs have taken the traditional correspondence course and brought them to a whole new level.
If you grew up in the 1960s and 70s, you likely remember those TV dinner nights when your parents were out or when there was nothing else in the fridge.
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Thomas Edison State College & Saylor Foundation Collaborate on Creating Flexible Pathways to Earning College Credit With Open, Online Courses & Assessments

Thomas Edison State College & Saylor Foundation Collaborate on Creating Flexible Pathways to Earning College Credit With Open, Online Courses & Assessments | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Thomas Edison State College and the Saylor Foundation have announced an agreement to enhance access for adults to earn college credit through Saylor's high-quality, free, open courses and the college's nationally renowned expertise in assessment.

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How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Free Online Courses

How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Free Online Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The nonprofit is giving university partners two options for sharing in the money its MOOCs bring in. But first, they have to bring it in.
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New edX universities announced

Six new universities have been announced as new members of the edX consortium, including prominent members of the OCW community, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and Rice University in Houston, Texas.
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When MOOCs melt down

It raises the question – just how much thought is given to instructional design issues when MOOCs are drawn up? And a related question – how much peer review is given to MOOCs, and their professors, before they go public ...
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How To Get College Credit For Online Learning

How To Get College Credit For Online Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Now we're hearing that more and more students are using services to get college credit for online learning.
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Data Mining Education: The Key Things To Know About

Data Mining Education: The Key Things To Know About | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Answering questions before they're even asked? That's basically the goal of data mining education - a method gaining traction right now.
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Florida International University attempts to infuse global learning across the curriculum

Florida International University attempts to infuse global learning across the curriculum | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.
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Number of Students Taking AP Tests Rises Again, Report Says

Number of Students Taking AP Tests Rises Again, Report Says | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Nearly one-third of public high-school students who graduated in the Class of 2012 took at least one Advanced Placement examination, continuing years of increases in the number of students who have taken the tests and also scored well on them.
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Pearson Launches Catalyst, An EdTech Incubator

Pearson Launches Catalyst, An EdTech Incubator | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Pearson Catalyst is a new incubator program aimed at EdTech startups that are nearly product-ready and might be good fits to partner with Pearson brands for pilot programs. Diana Stepner, head of future technologies at Pearson, tells TechCrunch that there are no limits on what kind of areas the startups can cover — as long as they fall into the general category of edtech.

“Pearson is broad and there are a lot of opportunities and challenges,” she said. “We have analytics, K-12, higher education, infrastructure, and more. So we are open to any idea.”

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Alternative Accreditation & the MOOC

One of the longstanding questions around the MOOC movement is financial

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Adult Higher Education: Bridging Your Past to Your Future

Adult Higher Education: Bridging Your Past to Your Future | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Going back to school may seem like a costly way to eat up free time, but it could be a ticket to a whole new life. When you combine real life skills and experience that bridge your past to your future, you can see a new life ahead.
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