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My Valuable, Cheap College Degree

My Valuable, Cheap College Degree | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With costs rising and returns falling, a degree for $10,000 makes a lot of sense. The 10K-B.A. is exactly the kind of innovation we would expect in an industry that is showing every indication of a bubble that is about to burst
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Soaring College Tuitions: Who's to Blame?: Video

Soaring College Tuitions: Who's to Blame?: Video | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Former Goldman Sachs Vice Chairman Robert Kaplan discusses the reasons behind the rising costs of college tuition. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Competency-based education and regional accreditation

Competency-based education and regional accreditation | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The radical possibility offered in the competency-based movement is that traditional higher education may lose its monopoly on delivery models. Accreditors have for some time put more emphasis on learning outcomes and assessment, but the competency-based education movement privileges them above all else. When we excel at both defining and assessing learning, we open up enormous possibilities for new delivery models, creativity and innovation. It’s not a notion that most incumbent providers welcome, but in terms of finding new answers to the cost, access, quality, productivity and relevance problems that are reaching crisis proportions in higher education, competency-based education may be the most dramatic development in higher education in hundreds of years.
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MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond ...

MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond ... | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Here is a short essay on MOOCs that Drs. Steve Vardeman and Max Morris, Statistics faculty at Iowa State University, gave me permission to.
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Measuring the Impact of MOOCs - Human Resource Executive Online

Measuring the Impact of MOOCs - Human Resource Executive Online | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Research suggests massive open online courses (MOOCs) figure to play a larger role in the corporate learning programs of the future.
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The Massive Effect of MOOCs on Higher Education

The Massive Effect of MOOCs on Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Online learning technologies are rapidly reshaping the future. Schools can ensure such tools work for them, not against them.
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According to the article, Rebecca Griffiths leads Ithaka S+R’s online learning program. She is exploring how interactive learning programs can improve student outcomes and reduce costs within public institutions.
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David Touve on MOOCs

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An opinion piece by Washington and Lee business administration professor David Touve on MOOCs (massive open online courses) currently appears on the Huffington Post.
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Academics warn of market failure risk for universities - University World News

Academics warn of market failure risk for universities - University World News | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
For many years the idea of a university going bankrupt has seemed impossible.
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2 Popular and 1 Little-Known Set Of Open Educational Resources

2 Popular and 1 Little-Known Set Of Open Educational Resources | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There's a lot of information out there on the interwebs. (See also: understatement of the year).
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AUDIO | Exploring MOOCs from the Corporate Perspective

AUDIO | Exploring MOOCs from the Corporate Perspective | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While individual companies might look at the MOOC model as an approach to delivering training to its employees, there is still a way to go before they are—in their current form—considered to be acceptable training options during company time.
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Desire2Learn Acquires Course-Suggestion Software Inspired by Netflix and Amazon

Desire2Learn Acquires Course-Suggestion Software Inspired by Netflix and Amazon | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
If you watch a film on Netflix or buy a book on Amazon, those online services quickly provide suggestions of what else you might like. A service for college advising inspired by those recommendation systems is now entering the marketplace.
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Q&A with Randy Best on MOOC2Degree

Q&A with Randy Best on MOOC2Degree | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In Academic Partnerships MOOC2Degree model, the MOOC is an existing course in an online degree program and students receive full course credit for successful completion. The concept is also a revenue-generating model for the university in that it anticipates that students who complete the MOOC will pay tuition for subsequent courses in a degree and stay in the program through graduation. The MOOC2Degree model anticipates a credentialing as the end game for all participating individuals.Coursera and Udacity courses generally do not carry course credit and are not part of a degree program. Also, their courses do not generate a revenue stream for a university nor consistently lead to a credential for the student. 

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Arizona St. and Knewton's grand experiment with adaptive learning

Arizona St. and Knewton's grand experiment with adaptive learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Knewton says its data-rich system can read students' minds. The company has landed Arizona State and Pearson as partners -- will the rest of higher education follow?

 
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An Individualized Higher Education Experience

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Technology can help us create a more individualized higher education experience. Degree Compass uses predictive analytics to suggest courses that not only satisfy particular degree requirements, but in which our students are more likely to be successful.

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Why It’s Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools)

Why It’s Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There is a laser-like focus on cool tools and apps these days. Eric Patnoudes encourages you to take a step back and take time to focus on skills.
The post Why It’s Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools) appeared first on Edudemic.
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Further Evolution of MOOCs with Academic Partnerships and MOOC2Degree Launch -

Further Evolution of MOOCs with Academic Partnerships and MOOC2Degree Launch - | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Despite xMOOCs targeting ‘elite’ higher ed, it will be non-elite institutions that aggressively adopt the model and define the 2nd generation of MOOCs.
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‘Irrational exuberance’ over MOOC

‘Irrational exuberance’ over MOOC | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Conversations about higher education these days always find their way to MOOCS, otherwise known as Massive Open Online Courses that some think will revolutionize higher education. Here’s an argument that they won’t by Larry Cuban, a high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is “As Good As It Gets: What School Reform Brought to Austin.” This appeared on his blog.
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On MOOCs, MOODs and the Future of Higher Education - Huffington Post (blog)

On MOOCs, MOODs and the Future of Higher Education - Huffington Post (blog) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
On MOOCs, MOODs and the Future of Higher Education Huffington Post (blog) A recent commentary from New York University's Clay Shirky, "Napster, Udacity, and the Academy," linked the potential, or perhaps the pending disruption, of higher education...
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Higher Education Trends to Watch for in 2013 - Fox Business

Higher Education Trends to Watch for in 2013 - Fox Business | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
U.S. News University Higher Education Trends to Watch for in 2013 Fox Business The 2011 study reports that the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed six million and nearly one-third of all students in higher...
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MOOCs gain national popularity, Elon to focus on 'blended' classes in the future - The Pendulum

MOOCs gain national popularity, Elon to focus on 'blended' classes in the future - The Pendulum | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MOOCs gain national popularity, Elon to focus on 'blended' classes in the future The Pendulum With massive open online courses, or MOOCs, increasing in popularity, thousands of students are taking courses online through sites like Coursera, Udacity...
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Yes, Higher Education And College Is Going To Get Disrupted By New Technology - Forbes

Yes, Higher Education And College Is Going To Get Disrupted By New Technology - Forbes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
One of the most hidebound areas of the modern economy, and this applies in Europe just as much as the US, is higher education
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Digital Present: Innovation and MOOCs

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A 7% student completion rate suggests that there is much to learn about the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Course providers, and students, are currently exploring how to engage with these new learning tool

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Will 'Moocs' bring down price of the Ivy League?

Will 'Moocs' bring down price of the Ivy League?
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Public universities use MOOCs to steer students to traditional credit pathways

Public universities use MOOCs to steer students to traditional credit pathways | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Nonelite public universities are trying to tap into the MOOC excitement to direct students toward traditional credit pathways, generating revenues along the way.
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