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EDUCAUSE 2012 Annual Conference

EDUCAUSE 2012 Annual Conference | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

EDUCAUSE 2012—on-site and online—offers a robust, member-driven program, focused on providing value you can use all year long. In addition to the general session speakers, networking, and experience you'll gain on-site at EDUCAUSE 2012, here are a few more details about what you can expect.

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Why Compete for Adult Students?

Why Compete for Adult Students? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Continuing Education units must work hard to spearhead their respective university’s efforts in competing for and enrolling adult students.

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The LMS Instructure Enters the MOOC Fray

The LMS Instructure Enters the MOOC Fray | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With the new Canvas Network, Instructure has compiled a catalog of free, open online classes run on the Canvas LMS by Canvas customers. The network launches with participation from a dozen institutions, including Brown, the University of Washington, and the University of Central Florida. There are 2 dozen courses, including “Introduction to Openness in Education” taught by BYU’s David Wiley and “Gender Through Comic Books” with lectures voiced by Stan Lee.
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Show Me Your Badge

Show Me Your Badge | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Information-age credentials may be the first serious competitor to traditional degrees since college-going became the norm.
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Infographic: What Is College Readiness?

Infographic: What Is College Readiness? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The demands of colleges and careers have changed over the last several years. There's an increase need of technological skills that may include coding, cyber security, IT, and design. The infographic below says that at least 40 percent of college students today take at least one remedial course. What’s more, some of the skills that are required to enter college include things like self motivation, study skills, and time management — all difficult to teach out of a textbook. Our current efforts to ready students for their futures is falling short. How can we better prepare students for college?
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Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business

Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?
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Free online higher ed: voices from the frontier

Free online higher ed: voices from the frontier | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Free online higher ed: voices from the frontierWashington Post (blog)Let's hear from students around the country and the world about their experiences with free online higher education.
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Congratulations, You Are a Doctor! Now What?

Congratulations, You Are a Doctor! Now What? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Earning a doctoral degree can be immediately exhilarating, but new graduates should expect to go through a short recovery process.
You have finally done the big “IT”!
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Essay on how MOOCs raise questions about the definition of student | Inside Higher Ed

Classroom walls may disappear as predicted, lectures may go the way of the dodo bird, but what will still define education is the presence of (a) a teacher, (b) students, and (c) a set of agreed-upon goals that they work toward together.
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Graduate students need preparation for life outside university

Graduate students need preparation for life outside university | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In some disciplines, only a quarter of graduate students will go on to faculty jobs. The question is how can we best align the training and potential of these future leaders with rapidly changing societal needs and ever-evolving challenges in the workplace? Some ideas: 1. Universities should systematically equip graduate students with professional skills to help facilitate their transition to various career sectors. 2. Universities should make a strong commitment to internationalization. 3. Universities should make the form and content of graduate programs more flexible
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Online Education | A Visual History

Online Education | A Visual History | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
An infographic on the journey of Distance Learning and Online Education brought to you by Coggno.
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Online education is on the rise and usually is the other option, there's public and private and now online classes. Online classes have to use more interactive programs to ensure education is completed.

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Palo Alto Online : The disrupters -- or the amplifiers?

Palo Alto Online : The disrupters -- or the amplifiers? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Online-education companies Udacity and Coursera have their similarities: Both are for-profit, private Palo Alto businesses that offer free, online college-level courses. Udacity's business model is based on generating revenue from referrals of students to potential employers. Koller and Ng said that while Coursera is not currently enacting revenue-generating strategies, it is also considering implementing an employer-referral system.
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Book: Abelard to Apple and the Future of Higher Ed

Book: Abelard to Apple and the Future of Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A wake-up call is the best way to describe this book: Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities (2011) by Richard Demillo.  Main ponts:

 

1) Traditional universities are no longer the gatekeepers. With the recent technological innovations that have created numerous learning options, combined with the higher cost of education, the value of a college education is in question.

 

2) Only the elite have ‘global’ brands that will hold their value, the remaining – the middle, have misjudged their value. Customers (families) will no longer be willing to, or able to pay for a college education.

 

3) As faculty-centered institutions turn their attention inward toward the needs of their profession, they become protective, rigid and inevitably irrelevant.

 

4) The middle-tier has many stakeholders making the system multi-sided and complex, which makes change cumbersome and onerous unless there is a strong leadership presence with a sound strategy.

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Pearson Project Blue Sky

Pearson Project Blue Sky | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Pearson's Project Blue Sky is a cloud-based platform that allows users to blend premium Pearson content with non-Pearson content. It is a search engine to help instructors locate free materials from popular OER repositories.

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(CUED): Informe Horizon Iberoamericano 2012 - 2017

(CUED): Informe Horizon Iberoamericano 2012 - 2017 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Horizon Iberoamerica report has just been released dealing with emerging higher ed tech trends for 2012-17.
Via L. García Aretio
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Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace

Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.
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13 Places Offering Teaching Degrees Online

13 Places Offering Teaching Degrees Online | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Whether you're completely new to teaching, a new teacher looking to complete your Master's degree, or you want to further your education or get a certificate in a certain area, an online teaching degree might be a good option for you.
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THE FORUM ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

THE FORUM ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Video footage from the Forum on the Future oh Higher Ed.
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Anglo-Spanish higher education cooperation on the rise

Anglo-Spanish higher education cooperation on the rise | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Recent research by the British Council in Spain, which reviews the UK-Spain higher education relationship, shows evidence of a dynamic and varied range of cooperation.
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Everybody Wants to MOOC the World

Everybody Wants to MOOC the World | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
You may have seen this week’s announcement from Instructure of their new Canvas Network to support MOOCs and other open courses. Blackboard has already been dipping its toe in this water, having had Curtiss Bonk run a MOOC on CourseSites.
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Coursera strikes MOOC licensing deal with Antioch University

Coursera strikes MOOC licensing deal with Antioch University | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Coursera, the largest provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), has entered into a contract to license several of the courses it has built with its university partners to Antioch University, which would offer versions of the MOOCs for credit as part of a bachelor’s degree program. The deal represents one of the first instances of a third-party institution buying permission to incorporate a MOOC into its curriculum -- and awarding credit for the MOOC -- in an effort to lower the full cost of a degree for students. It is also a first step for Coursera and its partners toward developing a revenue stream from licensing its courses.
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25 Ways Education Improves Your Life

25 Ways Education Improves Your Life | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Maybe your mother was right. Vegetables are good for you. And going to school (and doing well, or at least well enough to graduate) IS important after all. So call your mother tonight and tell her she was right.
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Great Infographic on the hottest trend in education: online learning

Great Infographic on the hottest trend in education: online learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In the below infographic from Online Universities, you can see how each provider differs in what they currently offer, and even find out what they’ll cost you. Whether you’re a teacher, student, parent, or simply a lifelong learner … this infographic is worth perusing. Enjoy!
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Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center

Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The U.S. Library of Congress has just swooped in and unveiled an enormous new (and free!) resource that's all about the Common Core.
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