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Why Tech Training for Faculty is a Waste of Time

Why Tech Training for Faculty is a Waste of Time | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Providing faculty training for ed tech tools is a waste of time, unless accompanied by instruction that shows instructors how to incorporate the tools to enhance teaching.

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Evolution in higher education is irreversible

Evolution in higher education is irreversible | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

We can possibly describe 2012 in higher education as alternating between revolution and carnival as higher education institutions across the world respond to the stampede to roll out online learning, embrace various forms of open courseware, teaching and accreditation, different forms of massive online open education (MOOC), and adapt to changing funding regimes. It is crucial that we understand evolution as irreversible.

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Cable on Free vs Open

Cable on Free vs Open | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Here’s one humble contribution to making it easier to understand the difference between free and open education.
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The Election’s Major Implications for Education

The Election’s Major Implications for Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
What can we expect for education policy during the next four years? From No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers to school choice, education policy will surely heat up in the coming months.
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Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?

Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
US academics are using the web to offer world-class tuition – free – to anyone who can log on, anywhere in the world. Universities aren't going anywhere just yet. But who knows what they'll look like in 10 years' time? A decade ago, I thought newspapers would be here for ever. That nothing could replace a book. And that KITT, David Hasselhoff's self-driving car in Knight Rider was nothing more than a work of fantasy.
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MOOCs will eat academia

If universities shed their easy-money-making credentialing and teaching component, and contract to becoming purely centers for research, that might not be such a bad outcome.
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CHEA: MOOCs and Accreditation: Focus on the Quality of Direct-to-Students Education

What is a MOOC experience worth to a student? Students can receive an acknowledgment of their achievement by earning certificates or “badges” that affirm mastery of skills or specific portions of learning. This can help with employers and obtaining a job. The Mozilla Foundation has constructed an electronic platform to support the issuing, collecting and sharing of badges. Students may also convert MOOC experiences to college credit.
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MOOCs take center stage at the 5th ELT Unconference

The breakout session on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)  had the biggest attendance by far; reflecting the current high interest in this topic. Some of the other participant-generated topics included Intellectual Property issues, open source collaboration, faculty support, collaborative learning spaces, and distance and blended education.
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Interactive Timeline Details The History Of Education

Interactive Timeline Details The History Of Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
From the first known school (in the year 2000 BC) to the Apple iPad and beyond, it's all in this interactive history of education timeline. The post Interactive Timeline Details The History Of Education appeared first on Edudemic.
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The Cheating Epidemic | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

The Cheating Epidemic | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Little wonder that many students learn little in college—they cheat their way through.

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4 Big Takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2012

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What are your big takeaways for EDUCAUSE 2012? Here are the 4 big things resonating from the conference.

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Carnegie Mellon Takes Online Courses to Another Level with Its Open Learning Initiative

Carnegie Mellon Takes Online Courses to Another Level with Its Open Learning Initiative | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Open online courses—massive or otherwise—are revolutionizing higher education by making learning more and more accessible.

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At Educause, a discussion about OER

MOOCs are on the tip of everyone’s tongue here at the annual Educause meeting, presumably because of their scale and the technologies their recent champions have built to support that scale. But in his opening keynote, Clay Shirky, an author and assistant professor at New York University, said the most provocative aspect of MOOCs is not their massiveness; it is their openness.

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MOOCs and the Future of the University | Inside Higher Ed

MOOCs and the Future of the University | Inside Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

This element of the MOOC process is of great significance, because the assessment of student preparation and the assumption of responsibility for student success represent major institutional costs, both financial and reputational. For many public universities, struggling to provide access to as many students as possible, to achieve high graduation rates to satisfy often misguided legislative requirements, and to maintain reasonable standards of academic performance, the Internet environment offers an escape. Students who sign up for MOOC courses represent a market created outside the university, but that requires the university to provide the faculty, the branding, and eventually the certification that will enhance the value of MOOC provided products to consumers.

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Why US colleges recruit more foreign students

Why US colleges recruit more foreign students | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Enrollment of foreign students at U.S. colleges has increased dramatically. There's a good reason: Administrators say they help keep costs lower for domestic students.

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Bridging the Hiring Gap for College Graduates

Bridging the Hiring Gap for College Graduates | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Many C.E.O.’s lament that recent college graduates lack specific, technical skills, but these employers should realize that a broad education has benefits, too.
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8 Ways Education Could Change During The Next 4 Years - Edudemic

8 Ways Education Could Change During The Next 4 Years - Edudemic | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
To figure out how education could change, let’s look at some election pledges made during the campaign period and think whether they are likely to ever see the light of day.
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MOOCs: The Coming Revolution? (session notes)

MOOCs: The Coming Revolution? (session notes) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Notes from a presentation on MOOCs at the 2012 EduCause conference.
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Georgia Tech & Emory Join Coursera to Offer Free Online Courses

Georgia Tech & Emory Join Coursera to Offer Free Online Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Two more institutions will proudly add their names to the growing sensation that is the educational platform Coursera, and these establishments are Georgia Tech and Emory University.
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Is This School the Next Harvard or Just Another Website?

Is This School the Next Harvard or Just Another Website? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Minerva Project aims to create a high-status online university. Instead, it may be the sign of a venture-capital bubble in online education. Minerva is one of the least-publicized but also most well-funded and audacious of the current crop of online education startups. Funded with $25 million from Benchmark Capital — one of the well-known venture-capital firm’s largest-ever investments — Minerva says it will begin accepting applicants in 2015 for an entirely Web-based college program. The resulting undergraduate degree, it promises, will have all the prestige of anything the Ivy League can offer, but at half the cost.
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Canvas Network - Are the LMS and MOOC Markets Colliding?

Canvas Network - Are the LMS and MOOC Markets Colliding? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The LMS and MOOC markets are starting to overlap and influence each other.
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Browse OER Materials | OER Commons

Browse OER Materials | OER Commons | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A great webpage from OER Commons with a large collection of Open Educational Resources by subject area, grade levels and material types.

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Project "Assuring Learning"

Assuring Learning is a basic educational principle of asking have the students learnt what we expected them to learn and if not what can we do to help them achieve in the future?

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How MIT Approaches Innovation In Education Technology

How MIT Approaches Innovation In Education Technology | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MIT may very well be the most influential and important university on the planet right now. That's according to Boston Magazine and shouldn't surprise many.

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18 Graduate Programs Embracing Games

18 Graduate Programs Embracing Games | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Thanks to an ever richer assortment of educational games, students at nearly all levels of schooling are getting the chance to learn while having fun, experimenting, and practicing essential skills through video games.

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