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[VIDEO] Higher education government subsidies cause high college tuition costs

[VIDEO] Higher education government subsidies cause high college tuition costs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Government-subsidized loans are hurting college students instead of helping them, according to a new LearnLiberty video. The Institute for Humane Studies’ website Learnliberty.org released a video last week titled “How Do We Break the Cycle of Higher Tuition and More Debt?” that argues government subsidies for higher education are actually to blame for the $1 trillion national student debt.

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I have college loans and through my own personal expirience it is very difficult to pay them back. In, addition I have to manage a job, care for my family, and go to school. Most of my money goes to providing for my family's living expenses and my school; therefore, making it even harder to pay back loans. The people who manage loans expect students to pay them back right when they finish school, when in reality it can be almost impossible to come up with money to pay these loans back. Hopefully the issues of loans decreases in the future but for now it is just another stress I have to deal with.

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Big (MOOC) Data

Big (MOOC) Data | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The promise of data that MOOCs could provide around learning outcomes and assessment could certainly help us all learn, and we’re only at the beginning of this journey. 

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Lacking a college degree? You may not exist to more employers

Lacking a college degree? You may not exist to more employers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

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OER in Asia. From Commitment to Action

What clearly emerges, is that three Asian countries have published a substantial quantity of OER in HE. China has its very large National Core Courses project (Jingpinke). The Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP) has placed nearly 6000 hours of course material on You Tube. India's National Project for Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has uploaded over 260 courses on the Web in text and video formats.
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An Innovative Institution Rises - The EvoLLLution

An Innovative Institution Rises - The EvoLLLution | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MCC has developed the non-accredited institution for the delivery of customized training to employers in the surrounding community. The mission of the corporate college is to meet the evolving demands of the ever-changing workforce. It is expected that the new college will give employees the proper technical training they need to help close the skills gap.
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MOOC Pedagogy

by Lyle Sylvander, edLab
Professors and researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s e-learning department see Coursera as a unique opportunity to experiment with the MOOC format while utilizing their own theories and insights into e-learning.
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Michael Raynor's analysis of disruption - and higher education

Michael Raynor's analysis of disruption - and higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In a recent post that focused on the business model for higher education, I discussed how I believe that the greatest pressure on the "Resources" component of that model comes from the new course-rich world in which we live.
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College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies

College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Opinion & AnalysisThe New York Times

It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk
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Does it Pay for Adults to Return to Higher Education? (Part 2)

Does it Pay for Adults to Return to Higher Education? (Part 2) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While higher education is becoming an increasingly expensive proposition for prospective students, there are a growing number of ways for non-traditional and adult learners to fund their educational pursuits.
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MOOCs at UW Madison

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MORE MOOCs: Count UW-Madison among the schools jumping on the MOOC express: UW-Madison announced this week it would offer four courses through Coursera. UW-Madison was just one of 29 schools added by Coursera.
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The Real War on Higher Education - Washington Monthly (blog)

The Real War on Higher Education - Washington Monthly (blog) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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The Real War on Higher Education
Washington Monthly (blog)
But what if education innovation can also be a means to destroy higher education?
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About some Politics and possibilities that could be behind the MOOC movement
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Online Learning in Higher Education

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Higher education in the United States, especially the public sector, is increasingly short of resources.
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Skills for the Wired World: Information Technology Class Gets Hands On

Skills for the Wired World: Information Technology Class Gets Hands On | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In the Data and Networks class taken as part of Globe University’s information technology degree program, students recently learned how to install terminating hardware on cables.
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The Future of Higher Education Summit 2013

The Future of Higher Education Summit 2013 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Competition, collaboration and communicating value is the theme of this year's Guardian Future of Higher Education Summit. At a time when the sector is undergoing huge changes, both across the UK and internationally, what does value mean and how can we best articulate it?

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Thomas Edison State College Pioneers Alternative Paths

Thomas Edison State College Pioneers Alternative Paths | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There are almost as many routes to a degree as there are students at Thomas Edison, which has offered adults higher-education alternatives since 1972.
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The big misunderstanding about MOOCs

The big misunderstanding about MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MOOCs, those massive open online courses, are said by some to be the future of higher education. Really?
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 Larry Cuban  explains why people misunderstand the potential of MOOCS.

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IdeaFest | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

IdeaFest | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There's no shortage of ideas for reforming higher education--the National Association of Scholars has 100.
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Higher Education, R.I.P.

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Now, one by one, the disciplines that were once the basis of a liberal education are eliminated as not worth the trouble. Literature, foreign languages, real history as opposed to current ideology, and the arts and sciences in general give way to simulacra with the telling label Studies after their name.
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What Degree Program is Best for Adult Students?

What Degree Program is Best for Adult Students? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While a higher education credential has been proven to be valuable in today’s labor market, some degrees provide more of a leg-up than others.
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APLU Report Tackles Most Common Questions in Higher Education

APLU Report Tackles Most Common Questions in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Aware of the trending concerns, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) answered the nation’s most common questions in a 12-page report.
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UNC will offer 4 MOOCs in fall

Starting this fall, students in any country across the world can log onto a computer and enroll in a lecture taught by a UNC professor — at no cost.
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The MLA and the Crisis of the Humanities

If professors really want to address the deteriorating material conditions of their fields, they better learn to ask, if only tentatively, the reflexive question: "Did we do something wrong when we invested so much in race, class, sexuality . . .?"  Unless they take seriously the complaints of critics about the substance of their work, they will find themselves helpless to do anything about the decline of their own vocations.
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McGill to enter the MOOCs era : McGill Reporter

McGill will be joining several other universities around the world as a member of the not-for-profit edX consortium and plans to begin offering “massive open online courses” (MOOCs) in 2014. MOOCs represent a fast-growing ...
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ETS releases data on GRE averages by country

ETS releases data on GRE averages by country | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
ETS releases country-by-country GRE averages, and results point to importance of foreign students in U.S. graduate schools.
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MOOCs – The Opium of the Masses

MOOCs – The Opium of the Masses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
“MOOCs are the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. They are the opium of the people.
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