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Codecademy Now A Part Of NYU’s Curriculum

Codecademy Now A Part Of NYU’s Curriculum | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The integration of digital learning with brick and mortar schools continues. Codeacademy and New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development have just announced a partnership.
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The Future of Higher Education: Credits, For-Profits, Google, Marginal Revolution

The Future of Higher Education: Credits, For-Profits, Google, Marginal Revolution | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Here’s the latest update on what’s going on with the “future of higher education” and digital education innovation. This time around we have innovation in credentials, for-profit prestige, flipped classrooms, and of course “the reports of  the death of higher education have been greatly exaggerated.” I try to keep the posts simple and stick to the interesting stories since there’s a new online university or ed startup every day it seems.
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ASU Forum in DC. The future of US Universities

ASU Forum in DC. The future of US Universities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The panel on November 14 at the National Press Club in DC will be tasked with proposing the kind of disruptive innovations that can retain America’s preeminence in higher education. Digital technology will play an increasingly important role in higher education.  What are the pros and cons of that trend?  Will non-traditional, for-profit colleges and universities lead the innovation?  And if they do, will many of our campus-based institutions go the way of the typewriter and rotary telephone? Are MOOCS the wave of the future or a passing fad? Can we finally master, perhaps with the assistance of technology, science and math education, and teacher training? Digital Natives: Does the generation weaned in the age of the internet learn differently?  If so, how will colleges and universities adapt? How will we deal with the challenges of educating an increasingly diverse population? A family’s socio-economic status is a better predictor of college success than academic achievement in secondary school.  How can that be reversed? Are we prepared to provide the kind of lifelong education the modern economy requires?  And if learning must be lifelong, does the traditional four-six year degree model still make sense?   

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Parchment Enhances Its Industry-Leading e-Transcript Exchange Platform with Analytics Tools

Parchment Enhances Its Industry-Leading e-Transcript Exchange Platform with Analytics Tools | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Parchment expands product suite with new offering that redefines enrollment analytics; updates Docufide to improve usability, automation and intelligence.

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Top Five Lessons Main Campuses Could Learn from Continuing Education

Top Five Lessons Main Campuses Could Learn from Continuing Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Main campus administrators could ensure the ongoing survival of their institutions by taking notes from the every-day operations of their own continuing education units.

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Another take on MOOCS: 12 Reasons for universities not to panic

Another take on MOOCS: 12 Reasons for universities not to panic | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs are big and new and challenging for universities but in many ways they are a contemporary echo of aspirations for wider access to higher level study from an earlier age. So, if your university is asking whether it’s going to miss out by not joining one of the MOOC consortia or if your senior management team is in a spin about missing the MOOC bandwagon or even struggling to understand what the heck this is all about, here are a dozen good reasons not to panic.

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Community College Offers Previous Learning Credits

Community College Offers Previous Learning Credits | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Anne Arundel Community College is offering course credit for those who have accumulated years of skills in a particular field outside the classroom. The program, called the Prior Learning Assessment, is designed for former college students who have been in the workforce for many years and are headed back to school to gain more college experience or update skills for current jobs, school officials said.

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StraighterLine’s New Online Proctoring Policy

Recently StraighterLine announced that it will begin requiring proctored final exams. A letter from StraighterLine's CEO to the students.

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Higher Education & the Job Market

Author Virginia Postrel joins Glenn Reynolds to discuss the education bubble and the rising costs of US education. Why are people deciding to go to college instead of joining high demand fields like machining or welding? Are we burdening students with an abundance of debt and a dearth of skills? Find out.
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Challenge and Change

Challenge and Change | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Addressing the challenges and the changes in 21st-century higher education must involve more than using new course models. Changing a few courses will not change the university. We have to ask much more fundamental questions. What is a college or university? Is it a designer of learning environments? A facilitator of learning? An aggregator of learning credits? An assessor of learning outcomes? A certifier of degree completion? When many courses are free, and when the degree is being challenged by other forms of certification, what is the role of higher education institutions? What kind of business models work?
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The Future of Higher Education and the MOOCs

The Future of Higher Education and the MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This talk by Michele Pistone discusses the future of higher education, which has been based on the same educational model for more than 100 years.
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Questions about badges in higher ed

Questions about badges in higher ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How can badges lead to stackable credentialing? Should badges lead to college credit?  How can badges lead to college credit? Should badges be a part of an academic transcript if earned at a college?  How can badges be displayed? What should be the business/financial model for badging systems? How can an institution get the technological support for a new system? How can an institution get buy in -- from faculty, students, and the administration? How can a college inform the community about badging?
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50 Search Engines You Probably Don’t Use Yet

50 Search Engines You Probably Don’t Use Yet | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Looking to become an expert in something? Need a hand with your research? Forget Google for a minute and check out these 50 other search engines you should start using.
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Open Educational Resources in Brazil

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This is the second IITE publication within the series of case studies summarizing best practices of OER development in non-English-speaking countries. The study contains an overview of the Brazilian educational landscape, national educational policy and the strategies of ICT use in education.
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Hobsons Partners with YOUniversityTV to Build Connections with Video | University Business Magazine

Hobsons, the leader in recruitment, communication, and student success solutions for colleges and universities, has partnered with YOUniversityTV, the world’s largest college video tour network, to facilitate deeper connections between institutions and prospective students.
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Six Places To Get Support After You Graduate

Six Places To Get Support After You Graduate | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

After you have finished schooling and you start looking for a job, you may still find it rough to find a job on your own.

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What will the 2012 election mean for education?

What will the 2012 election mean for education? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Join AEI for a balanced discussion of what the 2012 election results will mean for the potential reauthorization of the ESEA, federal education spending, state and local issues and other pressing concerns.

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Grand Canyon uses online to pay for scholarships and campuses

Grand Canyon uses online to pay for scholarships and campuses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Looking like a nonprofit, Grand Canyon University pays for a thriving campus and generous scholarships with a big online program. Will other for-profits copy the model?

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Online vs In-Person School: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing What’s Right For You

Online vs In-Person School: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing What’s Right For You | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

As a high school student, one of the tougher decisions that comes across your plate is answering the question “What are you doing after graduation”?

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Community college enrollment dip sparks concerns

Community college enrollment dip sparks concerns | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Slowing enrollment at Ivy Tech and other community colleges across the nation is fueling worries that efforts to increase the number of adults with college degrees will falter at a time when the economy and businesses most need a skilled workforce.

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Essay on evolving ideas about technology and education

Essay on evolving ideas about technology and education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Using technology to individualize student learning is not at all a new idea — it does not originate with online courses or with the technology developments of the past decade, or two, or even three. Using technology to individualize student learning is an idea going back at least 100 years.

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Really Good Reasons to Skip College: Q&A with Blake Boles, author of "Better than College"

"If you're undecided, if you just want to go for the social experience, if you just want to move away from home, if you want to generally explore the liberal arts, I think that all those things can be done much more cheaply, effectively, and, again, building more of an entrepreneurial spirit by taking a path that is not traditional college." Reason TV sat down with Blake Boles to discuss his controversial book, Better Than College, which makes the case for education through entrepreneurship. Outside of the hard sciences, a degree may or may not guarantee success and may hinder innovation in some cases. Rather than endure the financial stress of five figure student debt, Boles suggests employing creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit to create something of value for the world. Duration 5:03.
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Why Wikipedia Doesn't Belong In The Classroom

Why Wikipedia Doesn't Belong In The Classroom | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's stated goal to be a neutral fact-based encyclopedia has enabled it to accumulate an incredible amount of useful information. But the service's very nature makes it unsuitable for classroom use in the minds of many teachers and professors - no matter how much students want to rely on it.
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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different? The greater the abundance of accessible media, the greater the need to embed thought in important, enduring, and collaborative conversations that flash across the internet, then out into non-digital realms of universities, businesses, books, and coffee shop conversations.
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Theory and Practice of Online Learning

Theory and Practice of Online Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This book, edited by Terry Anderson and Fathi Elloumi, is concerned with assisting providers of online education with useful tools to carry out the teaching and learning transactions online. It presents, in an easily readable form, the theory, administration, tools, and methods of designing and delivering learning online. By doing so, the authors bring to the teaching community a valuable product which should go a long way in popularizing the use of the learning technologies.
Education, more than any other human endeavor, should be a real and lasting beneficiary of the ICT revolution. However the potential of this revolution can only be realized if those engaged in delivering education are knowledgeable, skilled, and able to apply these technologies effectively and efficiently. Despite the loud rhetoric of recent times, the uptake of learning technologies by the educational
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