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Adult Education and ePortfolios

Adult Education and ePortfolios | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

ePortfolios provide learners with the opportunity to blend their in-class learning with the experiential, on-the-job learning to give employers, institutions and themselves a much clearer picture of what they are capable of.

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Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses

Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Colleges are building global student bodies and trying to create models for massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The spread of MOOCs is likely to have wide fallout. Lower-tier colleges, already facing resistance over high tuition, may have trouble convincing students that their courses are worth the price. And some experts voice reservations about how online learning can be assessed and warn of the potential for cheating.

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40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC

40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Once, students had to pay a pretty penny to get access to Ivy League courses and top-tier educational resources.

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The Jack Welch Management Institute and Udemy Join Forces to Deliver Online Management Training Courses

The Jack Welch Management Institute and Udemy Join Forces to Deliver Online Management Training Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Strategic Partnership Helps Professionals Apply Jack Welch’s Proven Leadership Principles to Improve Business Performance and Accelerate Careers. The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University and Udemy, a leading online education marketplace, announce today a strategic partnership to offer online leadership development solutions available through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider.

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Recognizing, Supporting, and Attracting Adult Learners with Digital Badges

Recognizing, Supporting, and Attracting Adult Learners with Digital Badges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Through the natural capacity to share digital badges through social media and other online tools, higher education institutions will have the opportunity to reach a wider range of students than they otherwise would and show prospective students real-world learning outcomes simultaneously.
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CCCOER webinar, Dec 4th - OER Research: Findings from community college and statewide OER projects

CCCOER webinar, Dec 4th -  OER Research: Findings from community college and statewide OER projects | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
"Please join us Tuesday, December 4, 1:00 pm Eastern for a webinar on OER Research findings on student outcomes and faculty and student feedback.
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UC Irvine Open Courses Available for Credit

The University of California, Irvine OpenCourseWare initiative today announced that two of its free online courses, Algebra and Pre-Calculus, accessible through its partnership with Coursera, will be available for evaluation by the ACE for possible credit recommendations.
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Cornell Nears Decision on Offering Massive Open Online Courses

The committee is also considering whether or not the University should join a consortium, or a group of colleges partnering to offer MOOCs. Some leading MOOC consortiums include Udacity, which offers 14 online courses; EdX, which offers nine courses through MIT, UC Berkeley and Harvard University; and Coursera, which offers 197 courses from 33 universities. 
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Why Online Education Works

Why Online Education Works | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Three principle advantages to online education, 1) leverage, especially of the best teachers; 2) time savings; 3) individualized teaching and new technologies.

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How credits are scaling up online classes - The Times of India

How credits are scaling up online classes - The Times of India | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Credit's the coin of the realm in higher education, the difference between knowing something and the world recognizing that you do.
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Catholic college's completion coaching with prior-learning credits

A Catholic college ramps up its prior-learning assessment, with a high-touch approach and an eye toward granting credit for MOOCs.
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JOLT Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

A special issue of the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) is planned for Summer 2013 that will address the weak MOOC research base. Both papers reporting on empirical studies/evaluations (research papers, case studies) as well as conceptual and position papers will be considered for publication in the special issue.
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Upcoming issue on MOOCs in JOLT

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EdX to Offer Exams at the End of Their MOOCs

EdX to Offer Exams at the End of Their MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MOOC provider edX are now offering students certified examinations via Pearson VUE centres.
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Digital Badges: A More Viable Currency for Returning Adult Students?

Digital Badges: A More Viable Currency for Returning Adult Students? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Badges provide employers with a significantly more comprehensive idea of what their prospective employees can accomplish than a traditional degree and transcript.

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Strengthening the Pathway to Higher Education

Strengthening the Pathway to Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

College access is a national imperative. Once first in the world, the United States now ranks 12th among 36 developed nations in the percentage of the population with a college degree. The solution to forging common cause within a decentralized system of American higher education is to create a pathway that is seamless and transparent with metrics that are helpful and by which stakeholders - students, institutions, government, think tanks, foundations, families and consumers - can make decisions.

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Making the Most of MOOCs

Making the Most of MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

This rapid rise of MOOCs and their endorsement by the most prestigious institutions in the country suggest that all institutions of higher education need to examine whether and how this innovation will change the way they operate. The question for Mash Up is: what impact does the growth and broad institutional acceptance of MOOCs have on institutions which blend the liberal arts with professional training?

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ACE's Credit to Credentials Webinar, November 28, 2012

ACE's Credit to Credentials Webinar, November 28, 2012 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

On Nov. 28, ACE will host a webinar to help institutions understand the importance of extra-institutional learning and the prior learning assessment process.

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U of All People gets into MOOC madness

Given a modest investment of time, energy, and money, U of All People should be able to put forth a MOOC to rival its sister and brother and even cousin institutions. But first, fix that camera angle so we don’t have to stare at Treadwell’s bald patch.
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Arizona universities looking at free online courses to complement traditional offerings

Arizona universities looking at free online courses to complement traditional offerings | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Arizona’s three public universities (ASU, UofA and NAU) are moving to expand online degree options and the availability of online courses, but officials said they are exploring the potential of MOOCs to complement those efforts.
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edX blends remote learning and on-site instruction with community college partnerships

edX blends remote learning and on-site instruction with community college partnerships | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A million dollar grant is helping bring Harvard and MIT courses to Bunker Hill and MassBay community colleges, blending e-learning with on-site instructors in a bid to boost the state’s computer science expertise.
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Online-education trend expands

Online-education trend expands | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
World of massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOCs, evolving rapidly.
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CSS Complete | The College of St. Scholastica

CSS Complete | The College of St. Scholastica | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
CSS Complete... The College of St. Scholastica, a Roman Catholic institution located in Duluth, Minn., wants to help working adults earn degrees with a hands-on approach to granting credit for learning gained outside the classroom, including through massive open online classes (MOOCs).
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Dec 4th OER Research: Findings from community college and statewide OER projects

Dec 4th OER Research: Findings from community college and statewide OER projects | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Please join us Tuesday, December 4, 1:00 pm Eastern for a webinar on OER Research findings on student outcomes and faculty and student feedback.
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Liberal arts colleges rethink their messaging in the face of criticism

Liberal arts colleges rethink their messaging in the face of criticism | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Colleges and organizations promoting liberal education, tired of being the anecdote for every article about the changing higher education landscape, are trying to find a way to get their message across.
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Degreed Wants To Jailbreak The College Degree

Degreed Wants To Jailbreak The College Degree | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There's a lot of buzz about how new education platforms are making it easy to acquire the kind of skills that, traditionally, have been reserved for the hallowed halls of higher education. As Smarterer, LearningJar, and the coming of next-gen collegiate experiences like Minerva, there’s plenty of need to develop new ways to measure how and what we’re learning so that employers and institutions can get a better understanding of what we actually know. There are more and more who are willing to expand their definition of learning and assessment, and if Degreed can really create what it hopes will be a “FICO score” for education, then there’s reason to think that these guys will be around for awhile.
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