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The Rise and History of MOOCs - Infographic and Prezi Presentation

The Rise and History of MOOCs - Infographic and Prezi Presentation | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A lot of students. Taking the classes are free. No attendance necessary. MOOCs emphasize key features of a class. Would you be interested to review The Rise and History of MOOCs?
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Take a look at the following infographic! At the end you will find a Prezi presentation of The History of MOOCs by Alyssa Martin.

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Community College Spotlight | MOOCalypse soon?

Community College Spotlight | MOOCalypse soon? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

I think Jenkins is right about the survival of community colleges — and Harden is right about the demise of non-elite residential colleges and universities.

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UGA jumps into online learning with slate of summer courses

The University of Georgia is diving into a new era of online learning this summer with a slate of new undergraduate courses.
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UC regents pledge to expand online education in next few years

UC regents pledge to expand online education in next few years | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Days after the other public institutions in the state announced expanded initiatives to incorporate MOOCs into their curriculums, leaders of the University of California said they would soon bolster their own efforts to use digital courses to expand student access in a more cost-effective way. They intend to sharply expand online education over the next few years, possibly aiming to have UC students take about 10% of all their classes online.

 
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Book. Harmonizing Global Education.

Book. Harmonizing Global Education. | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The book examines a wide range of historical ideas capable of shaping modern DE, including the Luddite Revolt among British textiles workers in 1811-12, the evolution of cubist art and musical aesthetics, and the visionary advances of early twentieth-century Soviet multimedia specialists. The author urges an awareness of previous generations of communications studies, and shows how audience research relating to traditional media can be relevant in the design of current internet-based and social media approaches. Today's open universities have grown from these earlier historical efforts, and the future success of open and distance education depends on learning from the successes and the failures of the past.

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'Noncognitive' Measures: The Next Frontier in College Admissions

'Noncognitive' Measures: The Next Frontier in College Admissions | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

With grades and test scores presenting a limited view of applicants' potential, admissions officers are looking for new tools to gauge students' noncognitive skills. Over the last decade, a handful of colleges have designed "noncognitive" assessments to measure attributes—like leadership and the ability to meet goals—that content-based tests do not. Succeeding in college often requires initiative and persistence, or what some researchers call "grit." Noncognitive measures are an attempt to gauge such qualities.

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Spending three to six times as much on athletics per athlete as on academics per student

According to the report, the growth in per-athlete athletic spending outpaced the growth in per-student academic spending over that time period in all subdivisions of Division I athletics. In general, the report found that Division I universities and colleges tended to spend roughly three to six times as much on athletics per athlete as on academics per student, with the ratio exceeding 12 times in the Southeastern Conference, home of the last seven NCAA national champions in football.
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Stanford Makes Open Source Platform, Class2Go, Available to All; Launches MOOC on Platform Today

Stanford Makes Open Source Platform, Class2Go, Available to All; Launches MOOC on Platform Today | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Are you on the hunt for a free, open source platform that will let you deliver free online courses? We've already told you about one option: Google Course Builder. Now here's another: Stanford's Class2Go.
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The A to Z of Social Media for Academia

The A to Z of Social Media for Academia | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This post accompanies the newly established ‘Social Media News’ email list for academics and university support staff, sharing info about the latest platforms for use by academics.
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A great list of many different opportunities in social media!
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California State U (SJSU) Will Experiment With Offering Credit for MOOCs

California State U (SJSU)  Will Experiment With Offering Credit for MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, San Jose State University announced an unusual pilot project with Udacity, a for-profit provider of the massive open online courses, to jointly create three introductory mathematics classes. The courses will be free online, but students who want credit from San Jose State will be able to take them for just $150, far less than the $450 to $750 that students would typically pay for a credit-bearing course. San Jose State is also working on another MOOC pilot with a nonprofit provider, edX, which is led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

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ACE to assess Udacity courses for credit

The American Council on Education (ACE) said it would evaluate four Udacity courses, all of which are entry-level, for credit recommendations. And San Jose State University announced a deal to jointly offer three $150 courses with Udacity, in a trial run enrolling 300 students. The arrangement with ACE is similar to one struck in November with Coursera, which, like Udacity, is a for-profit MOOC provider. The council is also reviewing several Coursera courses for potential credit recommendations.

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MOOC FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)Mark Smithers

MOOC FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)Mark Smithers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Instead of tilting at windmills the authors need to decide how they are going to contribute to global, open education. There are many ways that they and their expertise can contribute. It’s just not going to be in the same way as it was in the last century. Get over it and move on.

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A great response by Mark Smithers to the antiMOOCs rant published yesterday at Inside HigherEd by six CC members.  

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Researchers, MOOCs, and Online Programs

Researchers, MOOCs, and Online Programs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Whatever you think of MOOCs or online learning programs (they are different things!), one great benefit of all the focus on both of these trends is a renewed focus on teaching.

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Dartmouth to end use of Advanced Placement scores for credit

Dartmouth to end use of Advanced Placement scores for credit | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Advanced Placement courses might cover college-level content, but Dartmouth College has decided that’s not the same as taking a college course. So beginning with the class of 2018, the college will no longer grant credit based on its students' AP test scores in high school.

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ACE to Forge New Ground in MOOC Evaluation and Research Effort

ACE to Forge New Ground in MOOC Evaluation and Research Effort | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
ACE is opening a new front in its groundbreaking initiative to evaluate massive open online courses (MOOCs) for possible college credit and explore how this new learning mode can best spur student success.
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The collaboration between ACE and Udacity is the latest component of a wide-ranging research and evaluation effort to examine the academic potential of MOOCs that ACE announced in November 2012.

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Shifting the Higher Education Paradigm

Shifting the Higher Education Paradigm | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

To see the future of higher education, look to the less well-known schools that are educating large numbers of previously-marginalized students who are rapidly becoming the mainstream.

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Along with the growth of American Hispanics, it is particularly interesting in the report the new emphasis on learning outcomes and degree attainment. What this means, as this article points out, is that the focus will be on what the student actually learns, and what the degree actually means; what should a student know and be able to do who claims an undergraduate or graduate degree.

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EDUCAUSE Live! - Ultra-Affordable Online Courses and the Transformation of Higher Education

Brian Voss and Burck Smith will explore higher education's changing landscape and what it means for our IT community. Join us for a discussion spanning traditional institutions, entrepreneurs, regulators, policymakers, and for-profit providers that focus on the learning experience, business models, and future prospects of open content, MOOCs, and more.

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Commentary on the DQP new paper

Commentary on the DQP new paper | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A new paper and afterword elaborate on the Degree Qualifications Profile and offer practical examples of how it works.
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Here is a commentary by Dan Berret on the paper released by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment on hte DQP, which advocates for the use of assessment data to improve undergraduate education.

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New Paper Aims to Invigorate Promise of Degree Qualifications Profile

New Paper Aims to Invigorate Promise of Degree Qualifications Profile | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

With great fanfare and big names in the student learning world behind it, the Lumina Foundation two years ago unveiled its Degree Qualifications Profile with the hope that it would prod faculty members and college leaders to better define and drive their students to show what they should know and be able to do at various degree levels. Despite experimentation on scores of campuses and by accreditors and others, the profile's impact has been muted, and in a new paper released today by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, two of the crafters of the profile, Peter Ewell and Carol Geary Schneider, seek to give faculty members and administrators reasons (and tools) to embrace its use.

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How California’s Online Education Pilot Will End College As We Know It

How California’s Online Education Pilot Will End College As We Know It | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Today, the largest university system in the world, the California State University system, announced a pilot for $150 lower-division online courses at one its campuses--a move that spells the end of higher education as we know it.
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Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s comment, January 16, 2013 7:25 PM
Pilot succeeds, expands to more universities and classes
Part-time faculty get laid off, more community colleges are shuttered, extracurricular college services are closed, and humanities and arts departments are dissolved for lack of enrollment (science enrollment increases–yay!?)
Graduate programs dry up, once master’s and PhD students realize there are no teaching jobs. Fewer graduate students means fewer teaching assistants and, therefore, fewer classes
Competency-based measures begin to find the online students perform on par with, if not better than, campus-based students. Major accredited state college systems offer fully online university degrees, then shutter more and more college campuses
A few Ivy League universities begin to control most of the online content, as universities all over the world converge toward the classes that produce the highest success rates
In the near future, learning on a college campus returns to its elite roots, where a much smaller percentage of students are personally mentored by research and expert faculty.
Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s comment, January 16, 2013 7:26 PM
Back to the future?
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Free Online Certificate Courses & MOOCs from Great Universities: A Complete List

Free Online Certificate Courses & MOOCs from Great Universities: A Complete List | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Discover 200+ free online courses by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc. Most offer
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MOOCs also in Latin America and Spain

MOOCs also in Latin America and Spain | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
15/01/2013

El proyecto Miríada X arranca con la participación de 18 universidades iberoamericanas, que impartirán 58 Cursos Online Masivos en Abierto (MOOC's). El Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Telefónica Learning Services y Universia concederán el I Premio al mejor Curso Online Masivo en Abierto (MOOC) publicado en Miríada X.

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What About Community Colleges?

What About Community Colleges? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

As higher education approaches its own "cliff," two-year institutions appear to be well positioned for the future.  Here are five areas in which community colleges excel, and which make it unlikely that they will be disappearing anytime soon.

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California looks at MOOCs in online push

California looks at MOOCs in online push | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Gov. Jerry Brown wants California’s public institutions to take a hard look at MOOCs. Along with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he is encouraging experimentation with MOOC platforms for introductory and remedial courses.

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Will MOOCs take the next step?

Will MOOCs take the next step? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

How far will massively open online courses go? One limit to the impact of MOOCs has been their disconnection from college credit.

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Julie F's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:49 AM

limits of elearning