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Essay predicting radical change for higher education over next five years

Essay predicting radical change for higher education over next five years | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Rising tuition, declining government subsidies, stagnant endowments, and increased competition are challenging higher education like never before.
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Overcrowding in America’s Colleges and Universities

Overcrowding in America’s Colleges and Universities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
When people think of overcrowding in schools, the first thing that comes to mind is elementary, middle, and high schools buzzing with children running into each other in congested hallways and long treks to portable classroom buildings.
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Understanding Competency-based Approaches

This wiki was created to collaborate and share ideas on competency-based pathways. Competency-based learning is not simply the elimination of seat-time. In fact, eliminating it without replacing it may increase inequities. The time-based system must be replaced with a learning-based or competency-based system, fully aligned with students and what they need to educationally progress.
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Are MOOCs Threat or Opportunity ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Are MOOCs Threat or Opportunity ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs have been around for several years now and only in the first decade of this millennium that they gained so much popularity because of the ease of accessibility to internet and also because of a growing digital culture among the generation Y.

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The Next Generation University

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Today, New America's Education Policy Program released The Next Generation University, a policy report about the future of public higher education. The report comes at a time when too many public universities are failing to respond to the nation's higher education crisis.

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MOOCs Gain Momentum & College Credits

MOOCs Gain Momentum & College Credits | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Some of these free massive open online courses (MOOCs) can even be used to get actual college credit, includes these five math and science courses from Coursera.

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The Importance of What You Measure

The Importance of What You Measure | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Measurement is only useful if it leads to real performance improvement. Anything else is pretty much a waste of effort.

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High School Dropout Sells Social Networking Giant Tumblr To Yahoo! For $1.1 Billion - CBS New York

High School Dropout Sells Social Networking Giant Tumblr To Yahoo! For $1.1 Billion - CBS New York | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
If you're a social media junkie, you and a few million others know what Tumblr is. If not, you might be wondering why Yahoo! would pay a king’s ransom for it.
Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s insight:
He’s a high school dropout who started the social networking site Tumblr six years ago. On Monday, New Yorker David Karp officially sold the site to Yahoo! for more than $1 billion.
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ACT: 25% are ready for college

ACT: 25% are ready for college | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Twenty-five percent of ACT test takers in 2012 were prepared for college, according to ACT’s 2012 Condition of College and Career Readiness report.

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Stunning college degree gap: Women have earned almost 10 million more college degrees than men since 1982

Stunning college degree gap: Women have earned almost 10 million more college degrees than men since 1982 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

According to data from the Department of Education on college degrees by gender, the US college degree gap favoring women started back in 1978. The concern about gender imbalances and gender equity in higher education is very selective, imbalanced and inequitable – there is only concern when women are under-represented and never any concern when men are under-represented.

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This article sheds light on an acheivement gap that rarely gains attention in educational spheres. Despite the patriarchal nature of education, women have, since 1982, dominated the proportion of college graduates. Perry contrasts neglect of male underachievement with attention paid to female underachievement within STEM fields. "The reality is that the concern about gender imbalances and gender equity in higher education is very selective, imbalanced and inequitable – there is only concern when women are under-represented and never any concern when men are under-represented." While Perry brings attention to gender gaps in achievement, he endorses a more objective view of the entire equation, where everyone is valued equally and considered just as at-risk.

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Creative destruction meets higher education

The future will be grim if you run one of the 4,100 colleges or universities in the United States and are unwilling to embrace dramatic change.
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Study challenges data and ideas behind grade inflation in higher education

Study challenges assumption that professors have become more lenient in evaluating students, or that their grades have less "signaling" power. Another researcher challenges paper as inaccurate.
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Sir John Daniel puts MOOCs into context

Sir John Daniel puts MOOCs into context | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The public is invited to join Sir John Daniel, a world-renowned researcher and theorist in the field of online and distance education, for a presentation, “Making sense of MOOCs and other emerging models in higher education,” from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
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Adult Learners and the Necessary Shifts in University Admissions

Adult Learners and the Necessary Shifts in University Admissions | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MOOCs have made lifelong learning an attainable goal for adults who otherwise might not have access to traditional higher education institutions.
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Tough Love for Colleges and Universities

Tough Love for Colleges and Universities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Economic realities have led state budget heads to a set of recommendations for higher education institutions that include funding performance, restricting tuition increases, expanding access, improving information about higher education spending, and increasing cost-efficiency. In other words, the call for reform on higher education is now squarely on the minds of state fiscal officers.

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Banking on our students

Banking on our students | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The federal government makes 36 cents on every dollar it lends to students. Just last week, the Congressional Budget Office announced that the government will make $51 billion on the student loans it issued this year — more than the annual profit of any Fortune 500 company, and about five times Google’s yearly earnings. We should not be profiting from students who are drowning in debt while we are giving great deals to big banks.
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eLearning Papers just released its 33rd issue entitled “MOOCs and Beyond”. | EFQUEL

eLearning Papers just released its 33rd issue entitled “MOOCs and Beyond”. | EFQUEL | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

 there a future for MOOCs in Europe? Will this historical movement in Open Education have a lasting resonance in the digital age? To what extent can MOOCs engage users socially? How well can they promote entrepreneurship education?

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Measure What Matters in Education

Measure What Matters in Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Policies are clearly needed that make colleges, as well as students, take responsibility for dropouts. To do this we will need to measure more, and develop better measures. We also will need to be smart and innovative in determining where and how best to apply pressure for accountability. But as we go about this important work, we need to observe the same core principle that guides health care itself: “First, do no harm.”
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University Announces That Cornell Will Join edX, MOOCs Consortium

University Announces That Cornell Will Join edX, MOOCs Consortium | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Cornell announced Tuesday that it will soon begin offering several MOOCs

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AUDIO | Lifelong Learning Critical to Weathering Coming Workforce Skills Crisis

AUDIO | Lifelong Learning Critical to Weathering Coming Workforce Skills Crisis | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Here is The EvoLLLution’s interview with Bonnie Patterson.
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"Success Navigator", new ETS test on non-academic skills

"Success Navigator", new ETS test on non-academic skills | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
ETS releases a new test to measure students' non-academic skills. Colleges want to use test for advising and finding remedial students with "grit."
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College Is Going Online, Whether We Like It Or Not

College Is Going Online, Whether We Like It Or Not | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Skittish college professors won't stop the digital disruption of higher education. This online educational revolution is the next wave, and it is still very early. Rarely has a societal problem been presented with such an ideal solution. We should embrace it passionately, because it's happening whether we do or not.

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Saylor Foundation Launches Open Online K-12 Courses

Saylor Foundation Launches Open Online K-12 Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Saylor.org, the free education initiative of the Saylor Foundation, announced today the launch of its new K-12 program of open online courses.
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MOOC Skeptic Proposes an Anti-MOOC MOOC

Here's a course topic not currently offered by any of the providers of massive open online courses: "The Implications of Coursera’s For-Profit Business Model for Global Public Education." The course was proposed last week by Robert Meister,...
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Studies challenge the findings of 'Academically Adrift'

Studies challenge the findings of 'Academically Adrift' | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Challenging findings of landmark 2011 study, new data suggest that college students make significantly bigger gains in critical thinking. But differences in methodology may contribute to the differing conclusions.
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