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Interview With The Minerva Project Founder, Ben Nelson: The Man Who Would Overthrow Harvard

Interview With The Minerva Project Founder, Ben Nelson: The Man Who Would Overthrow Harvard | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Matthew Kaminski interviews education entrepreneur Ben Nelson, the head of the Minvera Project, and asks: Can Minerva do to Ivy League universities what Amazon did to Borders?
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Meeting the Mission: Land-Grant Universities in the 21st Century

Meeting the Mission: Land-Grant Universities in the 21st Century | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As land-grant institutions look to create innovative programming to succeed in the new higher education marketplace, it is still critical for them to remain true to their original mission.
Land-grant universities share a core set of ideals.
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The New MOOC Strategy: Rise of the Higher Ed Empires

The New MOOC Strategy: Rise of the Higher Ed Empires | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

From Dissent Magazine. "Instead of equalizing instructional quality across U.S. higher education, MOOCs will only increase the distance between Stanford’s “gold standard” and the education offered to most college students."

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Push to Shake Up Higher Education

Push to Shake Up Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Richard Vedder suggests ways to “shake up the system” and “tackle rising costs.” He points out that two things lead to higher prices: rising demand and falling supply. Any efficient solution to the explosion in college tuition and fees must either damp demand or increase supply. With that in mind, Vedder offers a five-point federal-action plan.
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Stretching the Higher Education Dollar: How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability

Stretching the Higher Education Dollar: How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In this provacative volume, higher education experts explore innovative ways that colleges and universities can unbundle the various elemets of the college experience while assessing costs and benefits and realizing savings.
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Researchers wait to see if students want transfer credits for MOOCs

Researchers wait to see if students want transfer credits for MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

As fall approaches, some campuses get ready for grant credit for MOOCs.

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A new great website devoted to MOOCS

A new great website devoted to MOOCS | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOC News and Reviews is an online publication devoted to thoughtful critique of individual MOOC courses and to discussion of the evolving MOOC landscape.

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Udemy targets international students with support for 10 foreign languages

Udemy targets international students with support for 10 foreign languages | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Online learning platform Udemy announced today that it now supports nine foreign languages and hit the milestone of one million students.
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Over 60 percent of students transferring from a two-year college go on to complete four-year degrees

Over 60 percent of students transferring from a two-year college go on to complete four-year degrees | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Community colleges play an increasingly important role for students on the way to a baccalaureate degree, and this pathway is very successful for those who transfer.
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Students are cool with MOOCs, so why aren’t profs?

Students are cool with MOOCs, so why aren’t profs? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are revolutionary but have divided faculty members on North American campuses
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Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides

Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Larger class sizes pose significant teaching challenges, not least in the assessment of student learning. Perhaps most troubling, large classes may limit the amount of feedback provided to students.
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Solving the Hiring Disconnect: Focus on Skills

Solving the Hiring Disconnect: Focus on Skills | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Despite the high unemployment rate, many employers still struggle to fill open positions. Employers simply can’t find enough candidates with the necessary skills for the job.
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In Transferring From Community Colleges, Students With Credentials Fare Better

Students who earned either a certificate or an associate degree are more likely to get a bachelor's degree, a report says.
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Northern Arizona University's new competency-based degrees and transcripts

Northern Arizona University's new competency-based degrees and transcripts | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.

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Essay on the impact of California's controversial bill on new forms of instruction

Essay on the impact of California's controversial bill on new forms of instruction | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
California's controversial online education bill may be on hold, but just because it hasn't passed doesn't mean it hasn't had a significant impact, write Phil Hill and Dean Florez.
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The Unexpected Resistance to MOOCs

The Unexpected Resistance to MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A year and a half ago, MOOCs blitzed onto the scene with splashy momentum, gathering students, partner schools, millions of dollars in grant money, and outbursts of high-minded enthusiasm in an instant. But its speed outpaced its depth: the "campus tsunami" has turned out to be a much smaller undulation. It's possible that academia's tectonic plates are still creaking, and that the earthquake is yet to come, but so far, higher-ed is surfing the MOOC wave just fine.
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"(...) The price of the proctored test, $89, rang up as less than one-tenth of a regular CSU--Global Campus course. But almost a year after CSU's announcement, and with 200,000 students enrolled in Udacity's programming course, not a single student has claimed the CSU credit. (...)"

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Unis blamed for employer inaction

Unis blamed for employer inaction | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
EMPLOYERS are blaming universities for their own shortcomings, a Sydney education conference heard yesterday.
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At Udemy, Online Education Meets the Marketplace

At Udemy, Online Education Meets the Marketplace | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Imagine further that the course catalog has gone entirely online, and consists of three-minute video previews of each course, plus reviews and ratings from former students.

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Competency-based education puts efficiency before learning

Competency-based education puts efficiency before learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
It its industrial approach to efficiency, competency-based education shortchanges less-affluent student and contributes to stratification, Amy Slaton writes.
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MOOCs and the Liberal Arts: Threat or Opportunity?

MOOCs and the Liberal Arts: Threat or Opportunity? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Teaching the content of a liberal arts education could become the preserve of a small cadre of online educational superstars housed at the great universities that have the means to recruit them and provide support to develop top-notch courses.
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Report: Understanding the Role of Community Colleges in Four-Year Degree

This report examines an increasingly important role community colleges play in helping students attain a baccalaureate degree. The results show that going from a two-year to a four-year institution is a very successful pathway to a bachelor's degree for those who transfer. Most students who transfer do earn a bachelor's degree and the data suggest that students who complete a degree at the community college are more likely to earn a bachelor's degree than the thousands of students who transfer before completing their community college degree.

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Howard University to launch HU-Online, partnership with Pearson

Howard University to launch HU-Online, partnership with Pearson | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Howard will offer select online degree programs in the fall 2014-2015 academic year with the goal of creating up to 25 online programs over the next few years.
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MOOC on MOOCs: The Wide World of MOOCs by Ryan Tracey | Udemy

What you need to know about Massive Open Online Courses
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The Battle to Come Over the Future of Online Higher Education

The Battle to Come Over the Future of Online Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Sure the MOOCs don’t offer credit or degrees right now, but over time they will figure out a business model to do both and that price point is sure to be much lower than the going rates for online degrees today.

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More Students Are Taking Both the ACT and SAT

More Students Are Taking Both the ACT and SAT | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Looking for every advantage, more students are taking — and retaking, and submitting — both the SAT and ACT.

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