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Labor Department grants may be paying off for community colleges and students

Labor Department grants may be paying off for community colleges and students | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Community colleges are using $1.5 billion from Labor Department to shift gears, by sharpening career focus and creating stackable credentials built on industry competencies.
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Michigan 2-Year Institution May Drop Its 'Community'

Jackson Community College, one of a number of two-year institutions in Michigan that recently earned the right to offer four-year degrees, may soon follow in the footsteps of comparable institutions in Florida by dropping the word "Community".

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Education to employment

Education to employment | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Young people can't find jobs. Yet employers can't find people with the right entry-level skills. In this video, we explore how governments, educators, and businesses can begin to close this gap.

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Disaggregating the Aggregators: MOOCs as Course Supplements

Disaggregating the Aggregators: MOOCs as Course Supplements | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
After the initial critiques of MOOCs in regards to course completion rates, components of these courses are now being adopted by institutions as supplements to their traditional programming.
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Best & Brightest Avoid Academia

Best & Brightest Avoid Academia | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Or vice versa. A group of academics decided to track what happens to bright kids over the course of a quarter-century and found that few of them wound up in academia. They might ponder why this is so.
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Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online?

Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America. MOOCs are controversial, and debate has grown louder in recent weeks.

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Angel Castro's curator insight, May 13, 2013 1:16 PM

CIS120 Angel Castro - I agree with online classes being the future. With everything from paying bills and food shopping everyone is using the internet.

jasmine's comment, May 13, 2013 7:08 PM
CIS 120-300 Jasmine Soto. I totally agree with this one
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Essay on community colleges and MOOCs

Essay on community colleges and MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
When community college trustees delve into this new world, the hope is that they balance issues of demand and expediency with those relating to quality, accountability, institutional autonomy, and above everything else, student success and completion.
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College Completion: Address by Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundaiton

Community college efforts to help plus 50 adults complete degrees and certificates are essential and part of a growing movement, notes this address by Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation. This video was shown to attendees at the 2013 "Plus 50 Conference: From Credentials to Careers," which was held in San Francisco in April 2013. Video provided courtesy of the Lumina Foundation.

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MOOCs and Beyond - eLearning Papers 33 released

MOOCs and Beyond - eLearning Papers 33 released | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Among other topics, eLearning Papers 33 explores whether MOOCs may be a viable solution for education in developing countries and analyses the role of these emerging courses in the education system, especially in higher education. Furthermore, valuable examples from the field are presented, such as the quad-blogging concept and a game-based MOOC developed to promote entrepreneurship education.
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The death of degrees? 9 alternative credentialing approaches

The death of degrees? 9 alternative credentialing approaches | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As tuition soars at universities across the U.S., the value of a university degree is dropping. Prestigious diplomas are still well-regarded but they only reveal one dimension of a given individual’s educational experience. In response to the problem, alternative credentialing platforms are seeking to quantify skills learned both online and in the real world. As cheap and convenient online competitors pop out of the woodwork, look for these alternative credentialing approaches to provide students with a more comprehensive way to show off what they’ve learned. Badges, certificates and new methods for translating skills to credits are challenging traditional views of college degrees.
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Do Online Courses Diminish A College Degree?

Do Online Courses Diminish A College Degree? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A good example how online schools are going to compete with brick and mortar schools are the cost of the courses plus becoming accredited.
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New York Institute of Management's curator insight, June 3, 2013 1:17 AM

The key difference between colleges and other learning providers is their ability to package courses and confer Degrees that are accredited. It will be interesting to watch how many more institutions will be overcoming their barriers and start confering online degrees.

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Are Universities Above the Law? The great unscrutinized institutions of our time

Are Universities Above the Law? The great unscrutinized institutions of our time | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Corporate governance is a much-discussed topic, and the operation of corporations has proven a fertile field for investigative journalism. But even though many colleges and universities are multibillion-dollar-a-year operations, the subject of university governance has been largely neglected. This is unfortunate because university governance raises fascinating questions of great public interest involving the complex intersection of law, morals, and education. Nasar v. Columbia is a case in point.
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To Harness MOOCs, Focus on the Outcomes

To Harness MOOCs, Focus on the Outcomes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Many states are wrestling with how to achieve the twin goals of making higher education both more affordable and accessible to their citizens.
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Interesting last paragraph about the assessment of MOOCs as a necessary step forward.
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Penn pushes international internships and career opportunities

Penn pushes international internships and career opportunities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With participation rates in traditional overseas study flat or declining, the University of Pennsylvania seeks to expand interest in international internships and careers.
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From Higher Ed to Workforce. Voice of the Graduate

From Higher Ed to Workforce. Voice of the Graduate | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The wide-ranging study was conducted by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. in conjunction with online student hub Chegg. It involved more than 4,900 graduates, most of whom finished college between 2009 and 2012, and suggests that graduates are growing increasingly disillusioned with the employment outcomes of their education.

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Integrating Competencies to Move Graduates into Careers

Integrating Competencies to Move Graduates into Careers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Professionals are increasingly in demand as the economy recovers, but the pathways for graduates to gain entrance into their chosen profession can be arduous. It’s up to higher education institutions to help smooth the road between the academy and a career.
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CIS120 Madeline Velez

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Pearson Sees Continued Growth and Expansion of Higher Education Online Learning Programs

Pearson Sees Continued Growth and Expansion of Higher Education Online Learning Programs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
More than 200 institutions partner with Pearson for services and support in online learning, college readiness and workforce education
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Sir Ken Robinson’s New TED Talk About ‘Education’s Death Valley’

Sir Ken Robinson’s New TED Talk About ‘Education’s Death Valley’ | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
No stranger to TED, Sir Ken Robinson delivered a talk on "Education's Death Valley" where he outlines 3 principles that are crucial for the mind to flourish. He then goes into how current education culture works against those principles.
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Arthur White's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:05 AM

Brilliant talk.

Martí Matute Solà's curator insight, May 14, 2013 12:25 PM

S'HA DE VEURE! TAN SI ETS EDUCADOR COM NO! PERIODISTA O ENGINYER! Aquesta conferència és de les millors que he vist a TED. Exemplar ell i exemplar la resolució del tema!

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How to Reinvent College

How to Reinvent College | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Universities have become prestige-seeking machines. A commentary based on Jeff Selingo's new book on how higher education has changed, and what needs to be done to save it.

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jasmine's comment, May 13, 2013 3:56 PM
CIS 120-300 Jasmine Soto
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CIS120-300 Jasmine Soto

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3 Things That Determine The Market Value Of A College Degree

3 Things That Determine The Market Value Of A College Degree | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

What is the value of a college degree? Why do some college graduates get multiple  job offers, while others end up with jobs that do not require a college degree? Not all college degrees are valued equally in the marketplace.  Academic performance, major, and college selectivity do matter. Students should  consider all these factors before applying to college rather than finding out  after graduation.

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In Britain, a Return to the Idea of the Liberal Arts

In Britain, a Return to the Idea of the Liberal Arts | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Having been on a continual retreat from the Continent, a broad-based humanistic education is now making a comeback at some British universities.    
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Debunked: Top 5 Myths About Taking Online Classes

Debunked: Top 5 Myths About Taking Online Classes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Making the decision to attend an online school can be a difficult one for some.
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Michelle Spallone's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:52 AM

Online classes are for the well orgainized and serious about learning.  "CIS 120-300 Michelle"

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The 5 Biggest Education Technology Trends To Know About - Edudemic

The 5 Biggest Education Technology Trends To Know About - Edudemic | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There are some major education technology trends that are disrupting the current education model. Here's the breakdown.
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Nicholas Pringle's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:14 AM

I think that the potential of data and learning analytics is enormous and will bring much needed insights into classrooms that educators and education administrators can really use in a pwerful manner.

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Congratulations, College Graduate. Now Tell Us: What Did You Learn?

Congratulations, College Graduate. Now Tell Us: What Did You Learn? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
It’s college commencement season. Across the country, moms and dads, grandparents, and other family members are gathering on campus quads, football fields, and in basketball arenas to celebrate
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Key idea: We need more authoritative and accurate ways of measuring the value that a college adds to a student’s life than some arbitrary rankings system created by a magazine that doesn’t even publish anymore.
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The trillion-dollar question: Reinventing student financial aid for the 21st Century

The trillion-dollar question: Reinventing student financial aid for the 21st Century | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This research conference will push past tired discussions to explore opportunities for a more fundamental rethinking of the way aid is designed and delivered.
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