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Making Room for Change Within Student Affairs

Making Room for Change Within Student Affairs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Position descriptions are usually jam-packed with specific responsibilities. Rarely do you see a job within student affairs that has time for experimentation and idea generation built into it.

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Traditional Higher Ed Dying

Traditional Higher Ed Dying | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Leaders of traditional colleges need to think differently about the new wave of competition. They can’t defend themselves with a few technology wrinkles. They have to imagine and plan for a very different world: A world without accreditation and credit hours as the basic units of service, replaced perhaps by competency measures and independently credentialed courses. A world in which students customize their degrees (or equivalent) from multiple institutions and experiences, with only a relatively short period in a full-service brick-and-mortar institution. And a world where students want different products at different prices, just as in other industries. Traditional colleges will have to learn about differential pricing for different levels of educational service.
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ETS Offers New Options to Assess Learning Outcomes of Remote Students

Off-Campus Testing Now Available for ETS Student Learning Outcomes Assessments
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Recognizing the rapidly growing trend that leaves some institutions unsure of how to test large groups of students who may not be on a traditional campus, ETS has expanded testing options for its student learning outcomes assessments to include remote proctoring and off-campus testing.
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College Board president gives some hints about changes in the SAT

College Board president gives some hints about changes in the SAT | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
College Board president suggests a new approach to the writing test and pledges that other changes will make test prep less of a factor.
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Essay on MOOC platforms and the payoff for professors

Essay on MOOC platforms and the payoff for professors | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Teaching online can be reinvigorating for faculty members and their careers, writes Audrey Heinesen, who encourages more professors to take the leap.
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Why the Higher Education System Is Unsustainable (i.e. Doomed ...

Why the Higher Education System Is Unsustainable (i.e. Doomed ... | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
by Charles Hugh-Smith Higher education is a self-serving cartel that is failing students, the economy and the nation. That which is unaffordable is.
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Beyond Cheerleading. The Role of Governing Boards

Beyond Cheerleading. The Role of Governing Boards | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Governing boards should exercise more oversight and be more actively involved in setting policy.
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Admissions Officers Welcome Changes to SAT and ACT, Survey Finds

Admissions Officers Welcome Changes  to SAT and ACT, Survey Finds | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Nearly three-quarters of college admissions officers surveyed say they welcome content changes to the SAT and 87 percent think the ACT's switch to a computerized test is a good idea.
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How Cheap Online Certificate Programs Like MIT’s “XSeries Certificate” Are Disrupting Higher Education

How Cheap Online Certificate Programs Like MIT’s “XSeries Certificate” Are Disrupting Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The rapid rise of online “certificates” and how they threaten traditional university degree programs.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:58 PM

.."But very soon you’ll be able to take a series of online courses in computer science and earn an official certificate from one of the most prestigious engineering schools in the world, all for only a few hundred dollars—and without having to meet any admissions requirements. MIT will be launching these XSeries Certificate programs in the next few months"..

Juan Miguel Galeas's curator insight, September 21, 2013 12:51 PM

MOOC's are disrupting higher education. Any smart business man must have an eye on this. There are lot of things to learn of this amazing process.

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MIT Will Offer MOOC Curricula, Not Just Single Courses, on edX

MIT Will Offer MOOC Curricula, Not Just Single Courses, on edX | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MITx, a division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that offers courses on the nonprofit edX’s platform, announced on Tuesday that it would soon offer special certificates to students who completed a prescribed sequence of massive open online courses from MIT. The sequences will be called XSeries.

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10 Top Countries That Leads The World In Education. Infographic

10 Top Countries That Leads The World In Education. Infographic | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The economic growth of any country on the globe can be easily measured by the percentage of literates pertaining to that country. Despite of the ongoing financial and economic crisis across the world, still many investors think that offering education is still a worthy business when compared to other businesses. An International economic study has revealed that even in the global recession period, the college graduation rate has seen a great improvement and increased by a huge extent in few well developed countries.
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UK launches free online university courses

UK launches free online university courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Launched today, an initiative called FutureLearn is being delivered by a private company owned by distance learning experts Open University. Its partners include more than 20 UK and international universities and institutions like the British Council, the British Library and the British Museum.

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Essay on efforts to address issues of skepticism about MOOCs

It's appropriate to be cautious about the way MOOCs and other innovations are changing higher education, but efforts are moving ahead to measure and assure their quality, writes Molly Corbett Broad.
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European Universities Catch the Online Wave

European Universities Catch the Online Wave | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs, are catching on in Europe as universities look to cut costs and reach out to a wider audience.
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Do college students prefer eLearning options?

Do college students prefer eLearning options? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With all of the hype about MOOCs, blended learning, flipped courses and web supported courses where do college students stand? I was looking at the recently publiched Educuase ECAR Student on Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013.
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Back to the Future: How College Classrooms Can Compete With MOOCs - TIME

Back to the Future: How College Classrooms Can Compete With MOOCs - TIME | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Back to the Future: How College Classrooms Can Compete With MOOCs TIME Change is inevitable and threats to the continued excellence of American higher education are very real, from cuts in research funding to the rise of massive online open courses...
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How to Make College Affordable

How to Make College Affordable | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities can introduce a number of measures to reduce costs for their non-traditional students.
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Creating a Postsecondary Pathway for Veterans

Creating a Postsecondary Pathway for Veterans | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Seven states are setting an example for the rest of the United States by helping advance veterans toward a postsecondary credential.
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Badger Beats: The Week In Review

Badger Beats: The Week In Review | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Beats!
This week’s we’ve been all about the MOOC!
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Workers vs. Thinkers: Should Universities Be Training or Researching? - TIME

Workers vs. Thinkers: Should Universities Be Training or Researching? - TIME | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Workers vs. Thinkers: Should Universities Be Training or Researching?
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Amy Gutmann, Eli Broad, Mary Fallin, James B. Hunt Jr., Major General Gregg F. Martin, General Colin Powell and P.
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Earn College Credits for What You Know: CLEP

It’s no secret to today’s college students that tuition costs are on the upswing. The 2012-2013 academic year alone saw a 3.8% increase in average state school tuition nationwide.
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LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman on education: overhaul the degree, not just the instruction

LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman on education: overhaul the degree, not just the instruction | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman wants upgrade the college diploma, but he’s not the only one thinking of new ways to approach credentialing.
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MIT announces two MOOC sequences as edX strategy begins to take shape

MIT announces two MOOC sequences as edX strategy begins to take shape | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Students will pay a fee for the verification service that varies depending on the length of the course. A course lasting only a few weeks that uses the service could cost $25, while a longer course could cost more than $100. Multiplied by however many students -- thousands, tens of thousands -- who enroll in a massive online course, the revenue generated from the verification service could be one piece of the puzzle toward a sustainable business model for MOOCs.

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Chuck Paynter's curator insight, September 20, 2013 4:08 PM

This was going to happen.  People will work for free but for so long...

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Survey: Colleges aren’t preparing graduates for jobs

Survey: Colleges aren’t preparing graduates for jobs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the higher education system is doing only a fair or poor job of preparing graduates for the workforce, according to a new poll. So firmly does this belief appear to be held that 60 percent of those polled said employees with some work experience but no college degrees are likely to perform better at a job than college graduates with no full-time work experience.

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Here is the link to the PDF report.

http://www.northeastern.edu/innovationsurvey/pdfs/toplines_report.pdf

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MIT announces two MOOC sequences as edX strategy begins to take shape

MIT announces two MOOC sequences as edX strategy begins to take shape | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Are MIT and edX's announcements about MOOC sequences and verified certificates of completion a sign of things to come, or just another round of experimentation?
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