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U of Western Australia offer open online, mobile courses

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The University of Western Australia will offer three free online courses early next year, including one on Australian studies, as it joins the MOOCs movement taking hold around the world. The university has partnered with Stanford, and will offer the courses via the ivy league university’s open-source Class2Go software.
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Inphographic: The Impact of Video In Education

Inphographic: The Impact of Video In Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

This infographic is based on Cisco's newest thought leadership research: “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Challenges: The Impact of Video in the Education.” The infographic provides a visual summary of the research report on the impact of video in education, how to strategically adopt video technologies into teaching and learning, and how to best guide students in the development of 21st century skills to prepare them for their role as global citizens.

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Euro portal offers open view of distance options

The first website in Europe dedicated to information about the Continent's open and distance-learning courses has been launched. The Distance Learning Portal, part-funded by the European Commission, is designed to act as a one-stop shop for students wishing to explore alternatives to traditional university study. It is operated by Study Portals, which also runs websites that collate information on doctorates, short courses and master's degrees, among others.

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A Proposed Funding Model for Higher Education in Ontario and Canada

A Proposed Funding Model for Higher Education in Ontario and Canada | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In order for more disadvantaged and low-income individual to gain access to higher education, more must be done to reduce their barriers to entry; namely cost.

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Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree

Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Following its partnership with adaptive-learning startup Knewton, Wiley has announced that it will acquire Chicago-based online degree services company, Deltak.edu for $220 million. The acquisition, which is expected to be finalized by the end of the month, diversifies the publisher's higher-ed offerings and adds some fuel to its digital learning strategy.

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Entelo Launches To Help Businesses Recruit The Best Candidates, Even If They’re Not Looking

Entelo Launches To Help Businesses Recruit The Best Candidates, Even If They’re Not Looking | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In July of last year, Jon Bischke and John McGrath co-founded Entelo to help companies large and small identify and recruit technical talent. Entelo’s mission is simple: To revolutionize recruiting with a software solution that gives HR departments, recruiters and really anyone looking to hire an easier way to search for and identify the right candidates.

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Thoughts About the Dept. of Ed Symposium

Thoughts About the Dept. of Ed Symposium | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Department of Education has no grand postsecondary agenda that I could detect, beyond its stated higher ed completion agenda (in which they got some pushback for the group), and of increasing access, improving quality, and reducing costs. So why ask that participants refrain from directly quoting the speakers and panelists? The reason is that for the participants to be brutally honest we needed to feel that our questions, admissions, and concerns would not show up as quotes in press articles, tweets, or blog posts. One of the goals of the symposium was to create a "safe place" where attendees can talk openly about challenges and frustrations within their institutions and companies. The Department of Education also wanted the participants to be brutally honest about where they felt that government (at any level) is a hinderance to innovation.

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Welcome to MRUniversity | MRUniversity

Welcome to MRUniversity | MRUniversity | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Marginal Revolution University (MRUniversity) is a new approach to online education led by professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok of Marginal Revolution. The first course offered is Development Economics. Watch the video to learn why MRUniversity is different.

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Infographic: Building the Future of Education

Infographic: Building the Future of Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

See this infographic software on buillding the future of education.

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Public universities commit to big increase in degree completers

Public universities commit to big increase in degree completers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Associations of four-year state institutions commit to turning out 3.8 million more bachelor's degree by 2025 -- if governments hold up their end.

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Nonprofit Universities Bring Brand Recognition to Online Education

The bread and butter of for-profit online universities such as American Public, Bridgepoint, Capella and the two giants – Phoenix and DeVry – is the working adult population. Not surprisingly, the top priority of this demographic is to improve career prospects, and The Parthenon Group found that for the first time students are willing to pay a premium of as much as $5,000 to get a degree from a high-profile, nonprofit institution that might abet this goal.
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MOOCs offer options as quest for knowledge evolves

MOOCs offer options as quest for knowledge evolves | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs challenge this perception. To date, the online education market has been dominated by the less prestigious universities, influencing perceptions of off-campus study. Now the world's best educational brands are lending their names, though not their degrees, to online ventures. When the University of Melbourne recently signed up to Coursera, the first line of its media release stressed that Coursera was a "prestigious online course provider".

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Remarks by Ed Secretary Duncan at the NPC

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told an audience at the National Press Club today that the country is more focused on improving education than ever before and saluted teachers, parents, students and community leaders for embracing real change in a challenging economy.

Here are the actual remarks.

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New Experiments in the edX Higher Ed Petri Dish

New Experiments in the edX Higher Ed Petri Dish | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In the past six months, online education focused on massive open online courses (MOOCs) has taken off and it may have found its metaphor in the live laboratory. edX is experimenting with five practices, seeing what works in the new online environment.
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Google Course Builder Intro Video

Course Builder is Google's experimental first step in the world of online education. You can use it to create your own online courses, whether they're for 10 students or 100,000 students. Course Builder contains software and instructions for presenting your course material, including student activities and assessments and instructions for using other Google products to create a course community and to evaluate the effectiveness of your course.

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Matching Online Growth with High Achievement

Matching Online Growth with High Achievement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Advances in reporting capabilities have allowed forward-thinking institutions to keep track of their students and better support their learning process.

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Study documents demand for Ph.D. education in developing nations

Study documents demand for Ph.D. education in developing nations | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Developing countries are striving to expand doctoral education, but may struggle to keep up with the demand for Ph.D.s. That is the conclusion of a European Universities Association report on the first comprehensive survey of trends in doctoral education across East Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa.

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How to embed life skills in higher education

How to embed life skills in higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

What are the diverse attributes students need to develop while at university?

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(Re)Searching for Online Learning 2.0 Growth … Are MOOCs The Only Hope?

(Re)Searching for Online Learning 2.0 Growth … Are MOOCs The Only Hope? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Today MOOCs are checking the two easy boxes.  They are not yet Online Learning 2.0.  The hard and important stuff is still to come.

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All About MOOCs

All About MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Would you like to learn more about Massive Online Open Courses? This week, we’d like to share with you (I) news of an upcoming session courtesy of Chris Luchs, our Associate Dean of Career & Technical Education, and (II) some MOOC news links for further reading. Enjoy!

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Pearson CEO Scardino to step down end 2012

Pearson CEO Scardino to step down end 2012 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino has decided to step down as chief executive at the end of 2012 and that John Fallon will succeed her as on Jan. 1.

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Online Learning Innovation: From the Shadows into the Spotlight

Online Learning Innovation: From the Shadows into the Spotlight | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Online learning innovation is becoming increasingly mainstream, and higher education administrators must roll with the change or be left behind. 

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Reflections on the First Year of a New-Model University

Reflections on the First Year of a New-Model University | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A large part of the challenge for Western Governors University-Texas has been explaining what it is—and what it isn't. Here is an opinion column by a Chancellor at WGU.

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A comprehensive review of MOOC developments

A comprehensive review of MOOC developments | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A detailed and comprehensive overview of MOOCs.
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From Dublin to Istanbul, EAIE opens doors. Walk on through!

From Dublin to Istanbul, EAIE opens doors. Walk on through! | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In 2013, EAIE will convene its 25th annual conference in Istanbul, under the timely theme “Weaving the future of global partnerships”. Extending the networking and professional development landscape for US higher education administrators and faculty is critically important in the current context, and engagement with EAIE provides some exciting and timely opportunities to do just that.

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