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CourseHub by Aurus Network - Virtual Classroom, Lecture Capture, Video-on-Demand Solutions

CourseHub by Aurus Network - Virtual Classroom, Lecture Capture, Video-on-Demand Solutions | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
CourseHub by Aurus Network is a premier Virtual Classroom and Lecture Capture solution designed for educational Institutes. It delivers HD quality video even in low bandwidth conditions making it ideal for emerging markets.
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A cloud-based platform allowing educational video creation, management and distribution. The solution allows any educational institution to offer online programs, locally or long-distance, without spending expensive financial or human capital. Aurus’ system draws upon schedules provided by class administrators, automatically initiating and ending recordings and publishing live. Piyush has also incorporated multiple features to make the solution as flexible as possible. Aurus Network can deliver live streams at low bandwidths with two-way interactions. Custom presenter tracking technology eliminates the need for human camera operators. Aurus is offered in both a cloud-based and on-campus deployment option, and pricing is set in pay-per-use or pay-per-student models.
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ACE commissioned report on disruption and adult students

College leaders need to get involved in the disruption debate and do more to help adult students, finds a "manifesto" issued on the American Council of Education's letterhead.
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Jerry Brown's Reform Plan for Community Colleges

Governor Jerry Brown, a California Democrat, is proposing to expand various reforms to assure speedier completion of programs at California community colleges, The Los Angeles Times reported.
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The governor wants to limit the number of credits students can accumulate. He also proposes changing the funding formula to pay schools for students who complete courses.
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HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY - Universities and the Obama 2nd Term

HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY -- Universities and the Obama 2nd Term -- Guest: Jeff Selingo, Editor at Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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How much is your degree worth? New pressure on colleges to disclose grads' earnings

How much is your degree worth? New pressure on colleges to disclose grads' earnings | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Efforts to disclose the earnings potential of degrees in specific majors from particular colleges and universities are picking up steam, promising to bring competitive pressure to bear on institutions by steering students away from programs with lower market value and colleges whose graduates fare poorly — and holding higher education directly accountable for the return on investments made by families and taxpayers.
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Caution on the MOOC Movement

Caution on the MOOC Movement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While Massive Open Online Courses are bringing distance learning to the forefront in higher education, it is important to remember that customization should be the goal of online education, not massification.
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Stories to TEL: MOOCs, arguments at cross purposes

This post is about two articles that may serve as examplars of two kinds of arguments that have often been advanced with respect to MOOCs.
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The author believes we need to tackle the issue of whether we should want MOOCs or not, by addressing the issue of we are ok with monetising education. I think that issue has been already addressed in our society so the key now is how we can provid the best education and free competition in these markets is healthy and necessary.
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For-Credit Online Courses in Sight for California Students

For-Credit Online Courses in Sight for California Students | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This week, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider Udacity announced a new partnership with San Jose State University (SJSU). The partnership will kick off a pilot program offering both remedial and introductory courses at a low cost.
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Will MOOCs Revolutionize Community Colleges?

Will MOOCs Revolutionize Community Colleges? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
At the end of January, Bunker Hill and Mass Bay Community Colleges will become the first two-year schools in the country to step into the world of MOOCs when they offer a popular computer science and programming course ...
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Two More States Moving Forward to Competency Education

Two More States Moving Forward to Competency Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In addition to Iowa, two other states -Pennsylvania and Kentucky- are releasing reports regarding how their states can move forward to competency-based education.
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Is Blended Learning the Best of Both Worlds?

Is Blended Learning the Best of Both Worlds? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
… Research has found that blended courses have the potential to increase student learning outcomes while lowering attrition rates in comparison with equivalent fully online courses.
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Duolingo | Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and English for free

With Duolingo you learn a language for free, while helping to translate the web.
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This is a free Web-based language learning system that grew out of a Carnegie Mellon University research project. It is not an example of a traditional MOOC but it teaches several languages to one million users. Duolingo's business is based on the opportunity to use students to translate documents in a crowd-sourced fashion.

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CAEL’s Learningcounts.Org Service Teaming Up With Higher Education Institutions For Credit Transcription

CAEL’s Learningcounts.Org Service Teaming Up With Higher Education Institutions For Credit Transcription | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) has announced that it is now partnering with universities to directly award college credit based on its LearningCounts assessments of knowledge learned outside the classroom. Alamo Colleges, Bellevue University, the Indiana Institute of Technology, the New England College of Business, North Iowa Area Community College, Roosevelt University and Southern New Hampshire University have already signed on to the new process, which will streamline the credit acceptance and reduce transcription costs for students.

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New Paper Calls for Revamping Higher Education to Meet the Needs of Post-Traditional Learners

New Paper Calls for Revamping Higher Education to Meet the Needs of Post-Traditional Learners | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Higher education leaders should transform the academy to better serve post-traditional learners, according to a new paper commissioned by ACE.
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Soares' report for the ACE shows how the adult student population is growing rapidly, and that in turn is leading to increased interest in alternative forms of credentialing and learning. These innovations, which Soares calls a “new ecosystem for learning validation outside of the academy,” include corporate training universities, prior learning assessment and competency-based forms of education. Just two days ago Stephen Downes -one of the precursors of MOOCs- also mentioned competency-based education as the right direction for higher ed.
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Office of the President - An Open Letter to the People of Purdue:

Office of the President - An Open Letter to the People of Purdue: | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Purdue University’s new president, Mitch Daniels, released an open letter Friday, a week into his presidency, in which he noted that he very much approves of the Purdue tradition of skipping inaugurals. In the letter, he set out a series of strong criticisms of higher education, as well as various expert opinions on why higher education is in for a period of profound and possibly traumatic change.
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Daniels is an interesting model of university president to follow. Reading his letter it is obvious he has done his homework and is aware of the dramatic changes in the higher ed space. "Performance, especially in the intellectual growth of students, will have to be measured, quantified, and documented.  Why should our university, already strong in the few indirect measurements that exist, not be a leader in taking accountability for the excellence to which it lays claim?", writes Daniels.
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Feasibility study report on cross-national measurement of student learning in HE (AHELO)

Feasibility study report on cross-national measurement of student learning in HE (AHELO) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
OECD recently published the first volume of AHELO feasibility study report, focused on design and implementation. AHELO stands for Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes.
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Why MOOCs are like Farmville

 
Within the context of many-to-many relationships, the potential of MOOCs and their potential for lasting impact on higher education becomes something altogether different than what many now expect. This article has some predictions.
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A New Role for Faculty in the Virtual Classroom

A New Role for Faculty in the Virtual Classroom | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The transition to the online classroom presents the opportunity for faculty to specialize in particular areas of the learning process, making the institution more efficient and the learning environment more effective.
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Beyond the MOOC Hype: Answers to the Five Biggest MOOC Questions (Part 2)

Beyond the MOOC Hype: Answers to the Five Biggest MOOC Questions (Part 2) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While Massive Open Online Courses have not yet met their potential, there are a number of paths the delivery method can take to revolutionize higher education in the United States and across the globe, from reducing costs for institutions to...
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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Free MOOCs?

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Free MOOCs? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A well-regarded public university giving credit for free or inexpensive MOOCs, meanwhile, is like a crack in an enormous dam. When MOOC credits become widely available and the dam bursts, college prices that have been kept high [will] settle at a much lower level.
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elearningpros: Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources - ebook

elearningpros: Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources - ebook | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
An interesting e-book about the context and the economics of OERs.
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Momentum for Competency Education in Iowa

Momentum for Competency Education in Iowa | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Iowa’s Competency-based Instruction Task Force has released its preliminary report.  State leadership in Iowa has been calling for competency education for over three years. 
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Accreditation--or Real Quality Assurance?

Higher education still relies on a weak accreditation system, but something better will replace it. Letting learning outcomes speak for themselves in a Linked-In network of referrals, accrediting course repositories rather than institutions, and crowd-sourcing ratings to help students choose among competing courses and curricula are all experiments that are under way.  Whatever their outcome, the future of accreditation will not be the same.
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Is the MOOCs Panic Under Way?

Is the MOOCs Panic Under Way? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

An opinion piece about the panicky reception the new deal between Udacity and San Jose State is getting from many faculty members.

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The Taming of the MOOC--With ePortfolio Evidence

The Taming of the MOOC--With ePortfolio Evidence | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How ePortfolios can help "tame" the flood of openness and educational opportunity arising with MOOCs and other new modalities.
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Trent Bason writes: "A major benefit of ePortfolios is that they allow learners to collect evidence of their learning in the classroom, of their work in team projects, and of their work outside of the classroom. And, of course, they may be used to collect evidence from any learning experience. ePortfolios stay with the learner, so learners have a persistent record of their achievements and competencies."

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