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AUDIO | Bridging the Gap between Academies and Employers

AUDIO | Bridging the Gap between Academies and Employers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Click here to download The EvoLLLution’s interview with Max Blouw.
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Developing Persistence Skills in Students

Developing Persistence Skills in Students | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Persistence is one of the metacognitive learning skills (Conley, Education Week) necessary for a successful transition to college or career.
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Will MOOC’s help you open career doors? - The Boston Globe

Will MOOC’s help you open career doors? - The Boston Globe | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
We’re living through an incredible moment in the history of learning. Suddenly, anyone with an Internet connection can take courses, for free, from some of the world’s top universities.
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MOOC bandwagon shows signs of slowing down

MOOC bandwagon shows signs of slowing down | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs are accomplishing their objectives of widening access to education and allowing educators to do research into how students learn—what times they like to watch the lectures, where they move forward or get stuck, and other precise details the technology can track. As for their third goal, of improving the quality of learning, that will come with time.

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UNL’s push for online courses targets graduate students

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s projected increase in online enrollment will target distance graduate students.

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Job skills increasing focus of many colleges (essay)

Job skills increasing focus of many colleges (essay) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This year's crop of back-to-school analyses has a heavy focus on jobs. Peter Stokes dissects what that means for colleges and students.
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MOOC Miríada X

Miriada X is a Spanish-language distance learning resource. Created by Universia and Telefonica Learning Services, the platform works with 1,241 partner universities from 23 countries in Latin America representing 15.3 million students and academics. Miriada X provides a platform for teachers or teaching teams of any Latin American university to create and deliver 0pen online courses accessible to everyone free of charge. The courses range from Astronomy to Humanities to Sociology.

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European Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities

European Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The European Commission today unveils 'Opening up Education', an action plan to tackle this and other digital problems which are hampering schools and universities from delivering high quality education and the digital skills which 90% of jobs will require by 2020. To help kick-off the initiative, the Commission today launches a new website, Open Education Europa, which will allow students, practitioners and educational institutions to share free-to-use open educational resources.

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EdX To Charge Students for Optional ID-Verified Certificates

EdX To Charge Students for Optional ID-Verified Certificates | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

 EdX will now offer its students the option of paying a fee to receive an ID-verified “certificate of achievement” for completing an online course, marking the first time the 17-month-old virtual education nonprofit will monetize its free content.

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The Future of Higher Education

The Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

This special report looks at colleges that are doing things differently—questioning the traditional degree, reinventing the academic calendar, "flipping" the classroom or physically reconfiguring it, seeking new ways to evaluate what students know, and helping them navigate life after college.

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The Emerging World of Alternative Credentials

The Emerging World of Alternative Credentials | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

You may have noticed a trend. More and more people are finding new ways—outside of traditional postsecondary degree programs—to show employers they possess the skills and knowledge needed for a constantly changing workplace.

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An accreditor for emerging models in higher education

An accreditor for emerging models in higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Accrediation under the microscope.

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Big corporates buy into MOOCs

Big corporates buy into MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
BIG employers such as AT&T and Google are helping to design and fund the latest round of low-cost online courses, a development that providers say will open the door for students to earn inexpensive credentials with real value in the job market.
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Profit-Maximizing Online Education Can Be a Positive Change

Profit-Maximizing Online Education Can Be a Positive Change | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A market-based approach to higher education will ensure that high quality outcomes emerge from any change to the postsecondary system.
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Can Laureate Change the Landscape of Global Higher Education?

Earlier this year, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced an investment of $150 million in common stock of Laureate Education, Inc., representing IFC’s largest education investment.
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Growing body of research into MOOCs

Growing body of research into MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In the last few months the number of published research papers, which focus on MOOCs has significantly increased and this looks to continue.
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Moocs: from mania to mundanity

Moocs: from mania to mundanity | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
After the hype is over, e-learning will be the norm, predicts Stephen Haggard
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, October 6, 2013 6:12 AM

"...Ask any veteran of open distance learning and they will bitterly repeat that “there’s nothing new in Moocs: it was all there years ago”. But the wave carrying Moocs – a wave of hype, venture capital, scale and prestigious colleges – is so massive that it is reshaping the landscape..."

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Higher Education Must Reclaim Its Soul

Higher Education Must Reclaim Its Soul | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A recommitment to academic rigor and morality is what universities need to get back on track, says former special prosecutor and current university president.
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EdX to Work with French Ministry of Higher Education to Create National Online Learning Portal

 

The French Ministry of Higher Education has announced the launch of France’s national massive open online course (MOOC) and blended learning portal, which will use edX’s open source learning platform. The portal will provide French-speaking students with edX’s cutting-edge online education technology, increasing their access to education and helping transform learning on campuses across France.

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MOOCs in France: France Université Numérique

MOOCs in France: France Université Numérique | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The French Government supporting MOOCs in France through FUN. France Universite Numerique.

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Will MOOCs kill university degrees?

Will MOOCs kill university degrees? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Eventually the full-time residential four-year degree (three in Europe) could start to look out-of-date. Online education allows colleges to innovate with regard to the quality, length and cost of their offerings. It should be possible to offer shorter and cut-price degrees that are demonstrably equivalent (in terms of employability) to the degrees of today. Already there is pressure on publicly funded universities to accept online credits, and the American Council on Education says that it will evaluate MOOCs for college credit.Eventually the full-time residential four-year degree (three in Europe) could start to look out-of-date. Online education allows colleges to innovate with regard to the quality, length and cost of their offerings. It should be possible to offer shorter and cut-price degrees that are demonstrably equivalent (in terms of employability) to the degrees of today. Already there is pressure on publicly funded universities to accept online credits, and the American Council on Education says that it will evaluate MOOCs for college credit.

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World University Rankings 2013-2014 - Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks the world's top colleges, universities & institutions.

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Seeking a Sensible Middle on Creative Destruction in Higher Ed

Seeking a Sensible Middle on Creative Destruction in Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

We might need to be a little more cautious about every “innovative” panacea that comes up the road, but we still need to fight on the traditional campus to preserve the good while putting an end to the excesses and insanity.

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Survey Finds MOOC Optimism Among (Selected) Professors and Administrators

Survey Finds MOOC Optimism Among (Selected) Professors and Administrators | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Institutions that have so far experimented with massive open online courses have done so to improve the quality of education both in face-to-face courses and distance learning, even though many faculty members remain unconvinced that students...
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Debbie Ruston - The Success Educator's curator insight, October 3, 2013 9:22 AM

Interesting to observe the progress and wider acceptance....

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Video. A higher bar for higher ed: Reforming accreditation for the 21st century

Video. A higher bar for higher ed: Reforming accreditation for the 21st century | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

There is an emerging belief among many higher education observers that the accreditation system that regulates American colleges and universities is failing consumers and stifling innovation. Institutions are accredited by an opaque peer-review process largely based on inputs, not student outcomes. As a result, even chronically underperforming schools rarely lose accreditation. And since accreditation controls access to federal student aid—the lifeblood of most institutions—the current system discourages innovation, as school leaders seek to conform to a particular conception of what college looks like. 

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