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Google’s Real Influence on Education

With the education market heating up, we are beginning to see many of the big names trying to carve out their space in transforming the education system.
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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.
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What Do MOOCs Cost?

What Do MOOCs Cost? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Rachelle DeJong
The "Massive" in MOOC refers to class size, but one might
think it stands for cost savings as well. MOOCs are free for students who
register and cheap for those who seek credit.
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Credit for MOOCs Is One Step in a Long Journey Toward Relevance

Credit for MOOCs Is One Step in a Long Journey Toward Relevance | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Colleges plan to give credit for MOOCs, but how will that affect higher education as a whole?
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Future Value of College Educations - ROI (Real or Implied) Credentials

Future Value of College Educations - ROI (Real or Implied) Credentials | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In the near future, I would not be surprised to see major corporations, especially in fields that require hands-on, specialized talents, developing individualized, skills-based tests for applicants prior to granting an interview as a way to weed out candidates. At that point, the educational process will have come full circle and the hiring agencies will know whether a candidate's credentials are real or implied - and whether the company is making the best ROI in hiring one person over another outside of the applicant's paper-based qualifications.

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Wharton Puts First-Year MBA Courses Online for Free

Wharton Puts First-Year MBA Courses Online for Free | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Getting a Wharton MBA involves taking off from work for two years, moving to Philadelphia, and spending about $200,000 on tuition and expenses.
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Yale pushes online expansion

Yale pushes online expansion | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With enrollment now open for Yale’s first four courses on Coursera, faculty are leading efforts to expand different forms of online education.
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Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Innovative Degrees for Adults

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Innovative Degrees for Adults | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Enrolling in innovative, 21st-century degree programs can be an effective way for adult students to make strategic career moves or update their skills.
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MOOCs keep getting bigger. But do they work?

MOOCs keep getting bigger. But do they work? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Amid all this rush, no one really knows yet how much people learn in a MOOC. What research does exist shows that the success rate of online education, in general, is poor. And one high-profile experiment with MOOC-style teaching in particular has ended in disappointment.

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Global Credentials

Global Credentials | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The Groningen Declaration kicked off the global credential

movement, signed by several countries, and identifies many efforts springing up around the world that signify that the hour for the global credential has arrived. See the full report here:

http://groningendeclaration.net/?tag=transcending-the-maze 

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Coursera hits $1M in revenue through verified certificates

Coursera hits $1M in revenue through verified certificates | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
For the first time, online education startup Coursera is sharing details on how it’s faring on the money-making front: the company said it’s earned $1 million from the verified certificate program it launched in January.
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Jeremy Pollard's curator insight, September 17, 2013 12:35 AM

This is a great example of a big theme in smart Business Development process - trust. While this is about verification for individuals, think about the extent to which you ask your potential customers to take your word for claims about how you will help them. Greater trust comes from greater proof. I predict the 'proof' industry will be huge. 

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A Student’s Guide: MOOCs Present a World of Possibilities

A Student’s Guide: MOOCs Present a World of Possibilities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In addition to teaching new skills, MOOCs can provide prospective students with the opportunity to see whether they are interested in college-level studies in particular subject areas with no risk.
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HarvardX, edX, and MOOCs proving effective at educating

HarvardX, edX, and MOOCs proving effective at educating | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
edX and other MOOC providers expand offerings, assess effectiveness, and move toward course credit.
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Parchment Partners with GED Testing Service

Parchment Partners with GED Testing Service | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Parchment, an electronic transcription service, on Tuesday announced a partnership with the GED Testing Service under which students who pass the high school equivalency test will receive free electronic diplomas and transcripts.
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MOOCs - more glacier than tsunami

MOOCs - more glacier than tsunami | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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About a year ago Stanford University president John L. Hennessy made a much publicized presentation comparing MOOCs to a tsunami about to hit higher education.
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BOOC - Educational Assessment: Practices, Principles, and Policies

BOOC - Educational Assessment: Practices, Principles, and Policies | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This course is designed to help educators, administrators, and researchers understand and improve assessment of student learning. It covers Assessment Practices, Assessment Principles, and Assessment Policies.
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The Quick and the Ed » Student Learning and Tenure: The Untold Story Told (Statistically)

The Quick and the Ed » Student Learning and Tenure: The Untold Story Told (Statistically) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

If poorly paid part timers are on balance better teachers than expensive, full time faculty, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the days of unquestioned support for tenure by college trustees and state legislatures are pretty much over.  

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Top 10 Misconceptions About MOOCs

Top 10 Misconceptions About MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Miisconceptions abound in academia and the real world about the nature of these courses. So here is a list of the top 10.
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The end of the university? Not likely

The end of the university? Not likely | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Comparing the university of 1988 with the university of 2013, it is remarkable how little these organisations have changed. Of course, the university has adapted to societal, political and economic changes, but at its core the traditional university has remained very much the same.
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MOOCs and the Gartner Hype Cycle: A very slow tsunami

MOOCs and the Gartner Hype Cycle: A very slow tsunami | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A lot can change in a year. Twelve months ago, the traditional universities were doomed, condemned to irrelevance by an onslaught of MOOCs. Each new technology goes through five phases: a) the Technology Trigger, b) the Peak of Inflated Expectations, c) the Trough of Disillusionment, d) the Slope of Enlightenment, and finally e) the Plateau of Productivity.

Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s insight:

An interesting analysis about the xMOOCs.

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Sherry Weaver's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:20 PM

This is a very balanced article describing the impact of MOOCs on higher education.  What do you think about the timeline the author has proposed? Is it a tsunami that we just can't envision yet?  If so, how are we preparing for its arrival.  Are we making the adjustments required to ride the wave?

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Is the University of Virginia Going Private?

Is the University of Virginia Going Private? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

By Richard Vedder. It was bound to happen sooner or later: an important
committee at the University of Virginia (UVA) has recommended the de facto
privatization of the institution.

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SJSU research report confirms MOOCs are online courses

SJSU research report confirms MOOCs are online courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
By reading the SJSU research report (download actual report here), one item that really hits me is that however different the scaling model is for MOOCs, they are still online courses and have similar success factors.
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The Legal Side of MOOCs. Educause Webinar

The Legal Side of MOOCs. Educause Webinar | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

This free, hour-long webinar, "The Legal Side of MOOCs," will discuss important legal considerations that come into play with MOOCs. How does copyright apply to the delivery of course materials in the MOOC context? What about laws governing accessibility for persons with disabilities? Are there important privacy issues to address? In this webinar, Madelyn Wessel, associate general counsel for the University of Virginia, will discuss the legal landscape pertaining to MOOCS, including course production, data creation, copyright, privacy, and conduct issues.

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ePortfolios: The Revival of a Powerful Tool for Lifelong Learning

ePortfolios: The Revival of a Powerful Tool for Lifelong Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Creating a web space to fully track one’s academic progress from cradle to grave is unrealistic, but tracking major learning accomplishments throughout a higher education and career is highly feasible.
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Colleges should end outdated policies that don't put students first

Colleges should end outdated policies that don't put students first | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The mission of higher education is student learning, and all of our policies, procedures and practices must be aligned with that mission if our institutions are to remain relevant.  
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