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Viable Business Models in Sight for MOOCs

Viable Business Models in Sight for MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Coursera and eCornell both recently announced new models for their respective Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that could potentially generate revenue from the free educational programming.
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Comment on U.S. Dept. of Ed. Learning/Academic Analytics Report

The U.S. Department of Education has released a request for public input on a new report, Expanding Evidence Approaches for Learning in a Digital World,  addressing how institutions, policymakers, and learning technology developers can advance and capitalize on learning analytics and academic analytics to increase the sucess of individual learners as well as the learning enterprise as a whole.

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The economic problem of college

The economic problem of college | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

ASU student lambasts backward, bloated, higher education bubble.

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Beyond the MOOC Hype: Answers to the Five Biggest MOOC Questions (Part 1)

Beyond the MOOC Hype: Answers to the Five Biggest MOOC Questions (Part 1) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While Massive Open Online Courses may not be expanding access to higher education domestically, internationally they are attracting many students who would not have otherwise enrolled in an American institution.
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Five Critical Elements of Any Adult Education Program

Five Critical Elements of Any Adult Education Program | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There are a number of critical elements each institution must consider to develop highly successful adult education programs, but without making a commitment to widening accessibility the benefits of the other elements cannot be fully realized.
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The case against college is old and flawed

The case against college is old and flawed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Maybe going to college is not such a great idea.  Maybe not going to college is not such a great idea.
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Preparing America for middle-skill work

Preparing America for middle-skill work | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Anthony Carnevale, executive director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, shares his views on the importance of middle-skill jobs to the U.S. economy, and the role community colleges play in putting students to work.

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The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Though college is typically billed as a 4-year experience, most students actually need much longer to earn a bachelor's degree.
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"Reasons for delaying graduation are numerous. For students who choose to participate in co-ops or internships during the school year, it can be tough to fit in all the necessary courses. Overcrowded classes can make it impossible for students to fulfill degree requirements in a timely manner. And the common practice of changing majors midway through college can make a four-year degree impractical."

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Lumina Foundation. Strategic Imperative 2: Designing and Building a 21st Century Higher Education System

Imperative 2 is to develop specific approaches to create the fundamental change needed in higher education to reach the attainment goal. Specific structures within the U.S. higher education system — particularly finance and credentialing models — must be changed for attainment to increase to the levels required to reach the goal. Lumina will work to develop new models and to implement them throughout the higher education system.

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Lumina Foundation. Strategy 2

Working side by side with employers, metro areas and regions to encourage broader adoption of Goal 2025, create and strengthen the collaborative partnerships needed to increase attainment and more closely align postsecondary education with workforce and civic needs.

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Lumina Foundation. Strategy 4

Advancing state policy for increased attainment by encouraging states to adopt formal goals and implementation plans that are specific, challenging and focused on addressing the attainment gaps for underrepresented populations.

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Lumina Foundation. Strategy 6

Creating new models of student financial support that make college more affordable, make costs more predictable and transparent, provide incentives to increase completion, and align federal, state and institutional policies and programs.

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Lumina Foundation. Strategy 8

Creating new systems of quality credentials and credits defined by learning and competencies rather than time, clear and transparent pathways to students, high-quality learning, and alignment with workforce needs and trends.

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Udemy Teach2013

Udemy Teach2013 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
What if every expert in the world decided to teach the next generation? Join us and Teach2013.
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Udemy, the leading online education marketplace, today launched Teach2013, a campaign designed to empower and encourage industry experts worldwide to create online courses and deliver them to people around the globe in 2013.
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A Virtual Meeting Ground for Language and Literature Scholars

A Virtual Meeting Ground for Language and Literature Scholars | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Members of the Modern Language Association don’t have to wait for their annual meeting to share scholarship and compare notes on the state of their profession. Now they can meet and greet virtually via a new social-media platform, MLA Commons.
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Investors See Profits For On Line Postsecondary

INVESTORS LOVE ONLINE EDUCATION
Higher education is one of the hottest growing sectors in Silicon Valley, and with good reason. The college premium is enormous.
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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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Behind the Decision to Accept Credits for MOOCS

Behind the Decision to Accept Credits for MOOCS | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The traditional, insular and proprietary approach to learning restricts students in artificial ways. Opening up MOOCs for credits is a way to expand learning opportunities for students.
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Infopraphic on College Tuition: List Price vs. Actual Tuition Cost

Infopraphic on College Tuition: List Price vs. Actual Tuition Cost | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Since 1981, the list price tuition and fees charged by American four-year colleges and universities (both private and public combined) has risen at an annual rate of 7.1 percent. But, it's not as scary as you think. In this infographic, we examine the hidden expenses and funding costs to find the true cost of higher education.
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Colleges Lose Pricing Power

Colleges Lose Pricing Power | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The demand for four-year college degrees is softening, creating an inflection point that is sapping pricing power at a growing number of U.S. colleges and universities, according to a new survey by Moody's Investors Service.
Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s insight:

"Nearly half of the schools surveyed by Moody's reported enrollment declines this fall, though overall median enrollment remained relatively flat from the previous year. A stagnant high-school graduate population, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest, is contributing to the declines at some schools."

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Lumina Foundation. Strategic Imperative 1: Mobilizing to Reach Goal 2025

Imperative 1 is to mobilize action to increase education attainment at the local, state and national levels and in higher education institutions and other organizations throughout the nation. To reach the goal, thousands of educators (including faculty and administrators), elected officials, community leaders, business leaders and other citizens must understand and embrace the need to increase attainment.

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Lumina Foundation. Strategy 1

Building a Goal 2025 social movement for target audiences by creating a call to action, building partnerships among stakeholder groups and developing a common language and plan of action around the need to significantly increase attainment.

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Lumina Foundation. Strategy 3

Mobilizing higher education institutions and systems to increase the adoption of data- and evidence-based policies, partnerships and practices that closes attainment gaps for underserved students and improve overall completion rates.

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Lumina Foundation. Strategy 5

Advancing federal policy for increased attainment by developing a federal policy agenda that includes recommendations for linking federal workforce development and higher education policy, creating new models of student financial support, and advancing stronger public information and quality-assurance mechanisms.

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Lumina Foundation. Strategy 7

Creating new higher education business and finance models that significantly expand the nation's capacity to deliver affordable, high-quality education;supported by public finance and regulatory policies that create incentives for, and remove barriers to, innovation.

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