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Coursera Announces University Advisory Board

Coursera Announces University Advisory Board | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Nine top academic officials from universities that offer free online courses through Coursera will be part of the upstart company’s first academic advisory board, Coursera announced on Thursday. The panel, which will have a rotating membership, will advise the company on “strategic academic and business decisions,” according to a news release. Coursera’s announcement comes two days after it introduced a new recruiting service that charges employers to connect with top students who are interested in job opportunities.
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School’s Out Forever? Not Yet, Your Learning Has Just Begun

School’s Out Forever? Not Yet, Your Learning Has Just Begun | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Learning does not stop upon graduation. In fact, a successful career relies on an employee continuing to learn and grow throughout their lives.

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Roger Williams U. Goes Test-Optional

Roger Williams University has announced that it will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores.

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College Board Snags Gates Veteran Stefanie Sanford

College Board Snags Gates Veteran Stefanie Sanford | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Twin announcements yesterday by the College Board and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation brought the exciting news that veteran Gates “advocacy” chief Stefanie Sanford is moving along (on March 1, 2013) to join David Coleman as the College Board’s new head of policy, advocacy, and government relations.

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MOOCs and Pedagogy: Teacher-Centered, Student-Centered, and Hybrids

MOOCs and Pedagogy: Teacher-Centered, Student-Centered, and Hybrids | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Based upon my experience in higher education and the research I and others have done, technology-enriched traditional teacher-centered instruction will continue to dominate MOOCs for the following reasons...
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Study: Measuring Learning Outcomes in Higher Education

Study: Measuring Learning Outcomes in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

With the pressing need for accountability in higher education, standardized outcomes assessments have been widely used to evaluate learning and inform policy. However, the critical question on how scores are influenced by students’ motivation has been insufficiently addressed.

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Thou Shalt Register With the State!

Thou Shalt Register With the State! | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The issue of state regulation over distance learning programs is beginning to complicate the delivery of higher education across state lines.

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MOOCs for the Rest of Us. A Webinar

MOOCs for the Rest of Us. A Webinar | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

On January 22 at 2 p.m. ET Inside Higher Ed presents MOOCs for the Rest of Us, a webinar focused on how colleges can consider these issues. Two experts from the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education will lead a discussion on MOOCs. Experts from the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education on the role of online education at a range of institutions. MOOCs have become the talk of academe, with many colleges and universities debating whether they should start them or join one of the consortia offering the courses. But what of colleges that don’t plan to offer their own MOOCs? Are there ways they can use MOOCs or MOOC-like approaches to enhance their curriculum in ways that are consistent with their institutional missions?

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Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data

Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Several high-profile tech companies have already signed up for Coursera's new employee-matching service. Udacity offers a similar service.

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Coursera launches Career Services to connect students with jobs at companies like Facebook and Twitter

Coursera launches Career Services to connect students with jobs at companies like Facebook and Twitter | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
After doubling its university partner count to 33 and hosting over 200 courses for more than 1.3 million students, Coursera is launching a Career Services program to connect high performing students with employers.
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The Future of Higher Education

The Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Infographic about the futureof higher education.

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El Futuro de la Educación superior. Infografía para analizar.

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Episode 45: How to Get a Degree With Free and 'Laundered' Credit

Episode 45: How to Get a Degree With Free and 'Laundered' Credit | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In this episode, we hear from Richard Linder, who, determined not to take on any student debt, cobbled together an associate degree for $3,000 with academic credit transferred to Excelsior College from an array of unexpected sources.

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: MOOCs

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Massive Open Online Courses. MOOCs. This was, without a doubt, the most important and talked-about trend in education technology this year.

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AUDIO | Improving Higher Education for Low-Skilled Adults through Accelerating Opportunity

AUDIO | Improving Higher Education for Low-Skilled Adults through Accelerating Opportunity | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Accelerating Opportunity initiative is providing colleges with a model of how to provide low-skilled adults with a pathway to educational success.

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Wellesley and Wesleyan hope MOOCs will inform campus-based teaching

Wellesley and Wesleyan hope MOOCs will inform campus-based teaching | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Wellesley's move to join edX, along with Wesleyan's entry into Coursera, offer a chance to apply liberal arts college ideals to MOOCs, and potentially vice versa.

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Jailbreaking the Degree: The End of the 4Year Diploma

Jailbreaking the Degree: The End of the 4Year Diploma | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

What’s wrong with getting a college degree? According to the grassroots movement, "Jailbreaking the Degree," being pushed by radical education startup Degreed.com, quite a bit. The organization has identified several fundamental flaws with the long standing college degree process. It aims to overcome them and dramatically change the nature of learning and credentialing in the process. In order to justify their initiative they present some dramatic numbers on their website.

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Community Colleges Try MOOCs in Blended Courses

Community Colleges Try MOOCs in Blended Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Two community colleges in Massachusetts will be trying out a blended model of instruction that integrates online content from edX.
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Online Courses Force Changes To Higher Education. Audio

Online college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, and that's forcing colleges and policymakers to rethink higher education. The online courses may pose a serious challenge to the way institutions deliver a college education. If there is to be an undersecretary of MOOCS, says Agarwal, that person's job should be to monitor both the quality and cost-efficiency of MOOCS without getting in the way of innovation and experimentation.

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E is for Excellence: Four E’s for Organizational Modeling in Non-Credit Continuing Education Programs

E is for Excellence: Four E’s for Organizational Modeling in Non-Credit Continuing Education Programs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

As colleges and universities adapt to the realities of today’s students and higher education climate, John DeLalla has discovered that running a successful continuing education unit boils down to four key elements.

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Carnegie Foundation considers a redesign for the credit hour

Carnegie Foundation considers a redesign for the credit hour | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The foundation that created the credit hour in 1906 now wants to rethink it, with a shift that might help competency-based higher education. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on Tuesday announced that it would use a $460,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to study the Carnegie Unit, which forms the basis of a time-based measurement of student learning. The credit hour calls for one credit per hour of faculty instruction and two hours of homework, on a weekly basis, over a 15-week semester.

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Stanford moves ahead with plans to radically change humanities doctoral education

Stanford moves ahead with plans to radically change humanities doctoral education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Complaints about doctoral education in the humanities -- it takes too long, it's not leading to jobs, it's disjointed -- are rampant. So too are periodic calls for radical reform.

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Wellesley College Joins edX

Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly introduces their new partnership with edX. Wellesley is the first Liberal Arts college to team with edX.
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Stanford moves ahead with plans to radically change humanities doctoral education

Stanford moves ahead with idea of making time to degree much shorter and reconsidering the nature of doctoral education.

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New Guides Aim to Become the Yelp for MOOC’s

New Guides Aim to Become the Yelp for MOOC’s | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Students looking for massive open online courses, or MOOC’s, have many options, with a growing number of providers and course titles.

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Linking outcomes assessment to grading could build faculty support (essay)

Linking outcomes assessment to grading could build faculty support (essay) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

During a recent conversation about the value of comprehensive student learning assessment, one faculty member asked, “Why should we invest time, money, and effort to do something that we are essentially already doing every time we assign grades to students.

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