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.
Off-Campus Testing Now Available for ETS Student Learning Outcomes Assessments
Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s insight:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Workers vs. Thinkers: Should Universities Be Training or Researching? TIME 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.
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.
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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