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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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Google and EdX Are Building a "YouTube for MOOCs"

Google and EdX Are Building a "YouTube for MOOCs" | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Google is teaming up with EdX, an open-source online education nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT, to create a new site that EdX’s president compared to a “YouTube for MOOCs.”

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Essay on context behind the MOOC experiments

Essay on context behind the MOOC experiments | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
American higher education finds itself at a pivotal point in its great MOOC experiment. We must continue working to optimize MOOCs so that their promise and potential can be realized. While operational and execution issues remain, MOOCs still represent a tremendous opportunity for people around the world to learn and for educators to study and optimize that learning process.
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Udacity unveils Open Education Alliance focused on tech workforce training

Udacity unveils Open Education Alliance focused on tech workforce training | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Udacity Founder Sebastian Thrun on Monday announced a new Open Education Alliance, where major corporations like Google and AT&T will partner with online education providers on workforce training.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:54 AM

El mundo de los MOOCs no se queda dormido y las alianzas entre las platafomas educativas y los gigantes de internet y de las tecnlogías de comunicación siguen en aumento, intentando ver cual será su rol y oportunidad en esta megatendencia educativa.

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MOOC Convenes Educators, Employers, and Workforce Developers to Explore Role and Impact of Badges for Academic and Workplace Credentials

MOOC Convenes Educators, Employers, and Workforce Developers to Explore Role and Impact of Badges for Academic and Workplace Credentials | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Mozilla, Blackboard Inc., and Sage Road Solutions LLC will convene a massive, open, online course (MOOC) beginning September 9, 2013, to explore the role that badges are expected to play as academic institutions and employers scramble for new ways to document completion, competency and achievement. During its six-week duration, MOOC participants from around the world will use a variety of distributed technologies to connect and learn more about how to design, use and support these new systems for creating quality professional credentials.

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Stanford University and Khan Academy use flipped classroom for medical education

Stanford University and Khan Academy use flipped classroom for medical education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Stanford University and the Khan Academy present a road map to change medical education -- and to bring students back to lecture halls.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:49 AM

"To help medical students progress faster and find their calling in the field, two educators suggest moving content delivery out of the classroom may be the way to bring the students back in".

Jane Holland's curator insight, September 19, 2013 6:56 AM

Adding additional resources for students to access at their own pace is extremely valuable.  However, in my opinion, professionalism, patient examination & interactions must still be supported by a full-time medical curriculum...

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Accreditation and Student Learning: New Compilation of Articles

Accreditation and Student Learning: New Compilation of Articles | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Inside Higher Ed is today releasing a free compilation of articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about accreditation and student learning.
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From UK's Telegraph: Higher education is in an expensive muddle with too many useless degrees

From UK's Telegraph: Higher education is in an expensive muddle with too many useless degrees | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Too many people study too many useless degrees and too many resources are taken up in the teaching of them. We need to recognise that there are many worthwhile things that a youngster can work at which do not require a degree to be able to undertake them successfully. There is much more to life and learning than getting a degree.
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TSI Assessment to ensure students are placed at right college level

TSI Assessment to ensure students are placed at right college level | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment is a collaborative effort across Texas institutions and is now the state's only approved assessment exam to determine if a student is ready to attend college. Beginning this fall semester, it is the only assessment exam available at Victoria College and statewide.
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Massive open online courses launch at UNC

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A MOOC at UNC.
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Tech Mania Goes to College

Tech Mania Goes to College | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Are MOOCs—massive open online courses—the utopia of affordable higher education, or just the latest fad?

Via Mark Smithers
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Five Truths about MOOCs

Five Truths about MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A lot of myths have surrounded MOOCs since their launch into higher education’s mainstream last year, but many of these myths stray far from the truth.
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Eight Ways to Ensure Successful Skills-Based Training (Part 2)

Eight Ways to Ensure Successful Skills-Based Training (Part 2) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Combining a talking-based strategy with a doing-based strategy will help to create a course to help students gain the skills they need while being able to communicate any difficulties, advice or feedback they might have.
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Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes

Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How can colleges best measure student learning? Should measures focus on subject-matter knowledge, skills such as critical thinking, or both? What roles do faculty members and administrators play in determining the measures? How can students be better prepared to learn well? What is the role of motivation in student learning – and in measuring student learning? This compilation of articles and opinion essays from Inside Higher Ed with the support of ETS offers a range of ideas and perspectives on these issues.
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A Matter of Degrees. The future world of credentialing

A Matter of Degrees. The future world of credentialing | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Traditional college degrees, which cost time and money, are’t the only option for adults seeking to boost their job prospects, writes Anne Kim in the Washington Monthly. Skill-based credentials can offer a cheaper, faster, more flexible alternative.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:03 AM

Si combinas MOOCs, flipped clasrooms, digital badges, realidad aumentada, entre otros, lo que tendrás es una revolución tan grande en el aprendizaje que va a remecer todos los cimientos del sistema educativo tradicional. Es sin duda el final de una era.

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Mindsy Wants To Be The Netflix Of E-Learning | TechCrunch

Mindsy Wants To Be The Netflix Of E-Learning | TechCrunch | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Launched publicly last month, Mindsy is a new UK startup that's building a Netflix-style service for consuming e-learning content, specifically online video courses.
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Wharton to feature core courses on Coursera

Wharton to feature core courses on Coursera | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A year after the launch of the University of Pennsylvania’s first online courses, the Wharton School is now featuring part of its core curriculum on Coursera.
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MOOC Spells New Skills For Job Seekers, Can Fill Gaps

MOOC Spells New Skills For Job Seekers, Can Fill Gaps | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Companies struggling to fill high-tech jobs are starting to shift toward people who are educated in the fast-growing massive open online courses.
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MOOC Fatigue or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the MOOC

MOOC Fatigue or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the MOOC | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Perhaps using the pillars as a springboard we can develop a whole new template for evaluating outcomes from MOOCs. Possibly a reframed set of pillars will emerge, one that will be the basis of meaningful information on which we can make informed educational decisions about an environment that is playing by a whole different set of rules.

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Jobs skills gap: The basics become a problem

Jobs skills gap: The basics become a problem | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Ninety-two percent of executives in a recent survey believe there's a job skills gap. And of that overwhelming majority, nearly half believed the gap was in "soft skills."
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4 Challenges International Graduate Students May Face

4 Challenges International Graduate Students May Face | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Many prospective international graduate students – even if they have obtained a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college – do not know what to expect from U.S.
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UT Rolls Out New Approach to MOOCs

UT Rolls Out New Approach to MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The University of Texas is rolling out new learning opportunities for non-UT students this semester. In addition to four massive open online courses — or MOOCs — it will have two synchronous massive online courses, or SMOCs.
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Big Data: Data Analytics and the Assessment of Student Writing - Brookings Institution

Big Data: Data Analytics and the Assessment of Student Writing - Brookings Institution | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Big Data: Data Analytics and the Assessment of Student Writing
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Experts have long discussed the power of big data to revolutionize educational assessment.
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AUDIO | Placing the Focus on the Needs of Employers

AUDIO | Placing the Focus on the Needs of Employers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Click here to listen to The EvoLLLution’s interview with Mary Walshok.

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