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Survey: Americans say college is important but want cheaper, more flexible programs

Survey: Americans say college is important but want cheaper, more flexible programs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Some college presidents and policy makers have gotten behind Lumina’s push for competency-based education and other, more innovative models, but uncertainty about application and accreditation has kept the movement from taking hold. Merisotis says the survey results – looking at the esteem in which people hold academe and the barriers that make it hard to access -- are evidence that the public, at least, is ready for a new direction.

 
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Pacific Research Institute: Educational Impact of the Khan Academy and Provides Recommendations for Greater Adoption in California

Pacific Research Institute: Educational Impact of the Khan Academy and Provides Recommendations for Greater Adoption in California | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

An interesting white paper on Khan Academy and some recommendations for adoption in California.

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Just as it is the case with many MOOC platforms, Khan Academy is a great idea. No question about that. The key now is to find ways to make those great videos part of a larger and more comprehensive educational solution including reliable and valid assessments. 

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The future of academic certification: universities, MOOCs, aggregators, and peer reputation - Trends in the Living Networks

The future of academic certification: universities, MOOCs, aggregators, and peer reputation - Trends in the Living Networks | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There are a number of possible future models for certification.
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MOOCs and Tablet Computing Are Top Tech Trends in ‘Horizon Report’

MOOCs and Tablet Computing Are Top Tech Trends in ‘Horizon Report’ | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MOOCs and tablet computers top the list of emerging higher-education technologies in this year’s “Horizon Report,” by the New Media Consortium.
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Free online course providers pair up with credit-bearing exams

Free online course providers pair up with credit-bearing exams | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Free online courses don’t lead to college credit, at least not directly. But students can use free course content from providers like the Saylor Foundation and Education Portal to study for “challenge exams,” which may be the fastest and most inexpensive way to earn credits. The examinations, like those offered by Excelsior College and the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP), are designed to test whether students grasp the concepts that would be taught in a conventional classroom version of general education courses. In that sense, they combine elements of both competency-based education and prior-learning assessment.

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Competence, Excellence, and Innovation in Higher Education ...

Competence, Excellence, and Innovation in Higher Education ... | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
So I've gotten several emails this morning asking me what I think about this article by Paul J. LeBlanc, the president of Southern New Hampshire University. It's a plea for accrediting agencies to take seriously ...
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Interestingly enough, Paul J. LeBlanc responds to this article in the reader's comments area.
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How Online Learning Is Being Used To Enhance Education

How Online Learning Is Being Used To Enhance Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The basic idea behind online learning is simple: enable more people to learn for less money. What does this mean for you, the avid student?
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More Than You Knew About MOOCs | Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education

More Than You Knew About MOOCs | Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Given the high-quality content offered on many platforms, many courses will gain traction for meriting university credit, whether through accreditation, transfers, or new policies and guidelines established by universities.
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connecting MOOCS with Knowledge Management!

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Higher Education Institutions Favor Performance-Based State Funding

Higher Education Institutions Favor Performance-Based State Funding | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Nixon proposed a $150 million budget increase for education that would be performance-based instead of based on past funding.
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Ubiquity U: The Rise of Disruptive Learning

Ubiquity U: The Rise of Disruptive Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurial challengers are fast rendering traditional educational systems obsolete.
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According to the author, "Virtual tools—in the form of anytime/anywhere learning, peer learning through social networks, and affordable credentialing systems—will enable billions who have been ill served by public schools and universities to choose alternatives. For the first time, world-class learning opportunities are coming within reach for everyone on the planet."
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A Six-Part Series: Transforming Higher Education in the US

A Six-Part Series: Transforming Higher Education in the US | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This six-part series will focus on transformation of the traditional higher education system in the United States. Some of the most promising advances are coming from outside of the traditional, existing system, with movements such as the Open Education Resources Movement, Massive Open Online Courses, and the edX joint.  Interestingly, these movements are all being enabled and driven by the creative use and application of technology.
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A revolution in online higher education

I can see a day soon where you'll create your own college degree by taking the best online courses from the best professors from around the world -- some computing from Stanford, some entrepreneurship from Wharton, some ethics from Brandeis, some literature from Edinburgh -- paying only the nominal fee for the certificates of completion. It will change teaching, learning and the pathway to employment.
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The Future of Higher Education and Cloud Computing

The Future of Higher Education and Cloud Computing | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
For 2013, higher education and cloud computing has become someo of the most buzzed-about tech trends and solutions for schools around the globe.
The post The Future of Higher Education and Cloud Computing appeared first on Edudemic.
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Americans Value Higher Education but Question Its Quality, National Survey Finds

Americans Value Higher Education but Question Its Quality, National Survey Finds | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Americans overwhelmingly view a higher education as essential to landing a good job and achieving financial security, but they have doubts about its quality and affordability, according to a new report from the Lumina Foundation and Gallup.They also worry about cost and favor making it easier for working adults to earn degrees, including the awarding of credit for prior learning.

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The End Is Not Nigh for Colleges

The End Is Not Nigh for Colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Doomsayers are predicting that MOOCs, for-profit colleges, or other forces will soon put many colleges out of business. Here's why they're wrong.
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Attract Talent by Building Relationships With Universities

Attract Talent by Building Relationships With Universities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Success begins with ideas, and educational institutions are incubators where good ideas are born. Both New Hampshire and the Northeast in general are blessed with having excellent colleges and universities, but the key is to connect them to businesses.
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Georgia Tech and Coursera Try to Recover From MOOC Stumble

Georgia Tech and Coursera Try to Recover From MOOC Stumble | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
When Fatimah Wirth decided to teach a massive open online course about how to run a virtual classroom successfully, she did not expect it to turn into a case study for the opposite.
But after a series of design flaws and technical glitches turned Ms.
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Skills gap and the Workforce

Skills gap and the Workforce | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

This week's PBS Need To Know program focused on jobs and the often discussed “skills gap” many say exists in the U.S. The program reports that twelve million Americans are jobless and looking for work but just what kind of work and where to find it does not yield a definitive answer. Some are of the opinion that the skills gap is not as wide as others may argue and therefore, how best to solve this problem is also an issue of contention. PBS asks two experts to give a better perspective on how outside issues affect or do not affect the problems of unemployment and matching workers with jobs.

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An interesting conversation with Anthony P. Carnevale and  Fred Dedrick.

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University 2060: the brave new world of higher education

University 2060: the brave new world of higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Higher education, 2060: academics are out of a job. All the brand name universities have made all their courses free online, easily doing away with one side of the teaching and learning equation. Pretty soon all the universities realised how much money they could save.
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MOOCs: College Disruption or Enlightenment?

MOOCs: College Disruption or Enlightenment? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) could be a double-edged sword.
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A Voluntary Core Curriculum at Emory U

Emory University has an interesting experiment going — offering students a voluntary core curriculum that gives them a sound liberal-arts education. The program has been meeting with considerable success.
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EDUCAUSE Review > The MOOC Model: Challenging Traditional Education

A turning point will occur in the higher education model when a MOOC-based program of study leads to a degree from an accredited institution — a trend that has already begun to develop.
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AUDIO | A Federal Perspective on Expanding LiLAs

AUDIO | A Federal Perspective on Expanding LiLAs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s insight:
The federal government could have a role in supporting LiLAs (Lifelong Learning Accounts) by incentivizing individuals and employers to invest in ongoing education and training to ensure everyone is prepared to meet tomorrow’s workforce needs.
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Lincoln Project Expected to Spark Conversation about Public Higher Education

Lincoln Project Expected to Spark Conversation about Public Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
On Monday, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced a new initiative during an event at the University of California, Berkeley called the Lincoln Project: Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education.
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MOOCs for the Masses « Transition Times

MOOCs for the Masses « Transition Times | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The automation of education is one of the big issues of the early 21st century, and in the halls of higher education it's very controversial.
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