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Tell youngsters the truth: the UK needs you to work not go to university - Telegraph

Tell youngsters the truth: the UK needs you to work not go to university - Telegraph | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There is little that is more likely to lead to ruined lives than groupthink in politics, especially when it is imposed by a well-meaning, over-enthusiastic Establishment convinced that it is doing the right thing.
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From this article: "The picture is truly dire for the army of university graduates: only five of the top 30 fastest-growing occupations expected to create the most jobs by 2020 require an undergraduate degree (or an additional post-graduate qualification) – nursing, teachers in higher education, primary school teachers, accountants and medical doctors – and 10 of the top 30 don’t require any kind of qualification at all."
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College (un)bound: Higher ed’s future in the innovation age

College (un)bound: Higher ed’s future in the innovation age | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Join veteran education observers and AEI’s Andrew Kelly for a provocative panel discussion on the future of higher education innovation. 
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The Four Lessons I Learned by Taking a MOOC

The Four Lessons I Learned by Taking a MOOC | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs certainly have the potential to revolutionize higher education. But realizing that potential will require adaptation on the part of students, professors, and policymakers. I hope the four lessons I learned by taking a MOOC will provide some insight into what the future may hold.

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The Practical University

The Practical University | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The promise of online education lies in taking care of the technical knowledge so that universities can focus on transmitting practical knowledge.
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Gates foundation helps colleges keep tabs on adaptive learning technology

Gates foundation helps colleges keep tabs on adaptive learning technology | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Adaptive learning is hot. The technology, loosely defined as data-driven tools that can help professors mold coursework around individual students’ abilities, is developing at a dizzying pace. And colleges have been hard-pressed to keep up with the mishmash of adaptive offerings from emerging firms.



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Adaptive learning is shaping higher education.  Gates money will help move this initiative.  

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Higher Ed v. Lower Ed: Pursuing Personalized Learning — in Opposing Directions?

Higher Ed v. Lower Ed: Pursuing Personalized Learning — in Opposing Directions? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Both higher ed and lower ed are seeking to provide learners with personalized instruction. The issue, however, is this: Who does the personalizing -- the individual or the computer?
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The University vs. the Internet

The University vs. the Internet | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Will online education dampen the college experience? Yes. Will it be worth it?  In one form or another, the online future is already here. But unless we are uncommonly wise about how we use this new power, we will find ourselves saying, as Emerson’s friend Henry David Thoreau said about an earlier technological revolution, “We do not ride the railroad; it rides upon us.

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The Importance of Continuing Education Leadership in Public Higher Education

The Importance of Continuing Education Leadership in Public Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Continuing education activities are moving from the periphery of higher education institutions to the core, but there is a lack of qualified continuing education professionals ready to step into these increasingly important leadership roles.
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The Hazards of the Great Example

The Hazards of the Great Example | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

One can accept Wagner’s outlook and still identify a flaw that renders this book nothing more than a good idea to try out here and there in scattered high schools and colleges. It is that one cannot select a few unusual successes and build an entire institution upon them. Wagner regards his subjects as extraordinary persons; hence, their blossoming proves nothing about the fate of ordinary students. He believes that “every student starts school with unbounded imagination, curiosity, and creativity,” but without empirical backing, that assertion is sentimentality, not evidence.

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It is so true that examples can be informative, but are ineffective when used as guidelines. Context is everything, especially in education.

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The Case for a Three Year College Degree

The Case for a Three Year College Degree | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Reducing the time it takes for a student to complete college could add trillions of dollars in wealth to the U.S. economy. Changes in the labor market and educational institutions mean that now is the perfect time to alter the required time to attain a college degree, says Reuven Brenner, the Repap Chair at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Lumen Learning Creates Open Education Resources - Business Administration Information

Lumen Learning Creates Open Education Resources - Business Administration Information | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Business Administration Information Lumen Learning Creates Open Education Resources Business Administration Information New company Lumen Learning is aiming to teach educational institutions how to use open education resources (OER) in place of...
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Resurrecting California's Public Universities - New York Times

Resurrecting California's Public Universities - New York Times | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Resurrecting California's Public Universities
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Even before the recession hit, the public colleges and universities that educate more than 70 percent of the nation's students were suffering from dwindling state revenue.
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Stanford to Join Harvard, MIT in Online Education

 
Stanford University announced that it is joining forces with Harvard and MIT on developing a computer system that allows colleges to offer free massive open online courses, or MOOCS.
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The Minerva project plans for different kind of online education

The Minerva project plans for different kind of online education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The company wants to be a “hybrid university.” Its students would gather in dorms in major cities across the world, and after spending time together in one city, move to another, but take online classes from Minerva professors on the other end of the screen.

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New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level

New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A system developed by a joint venture between Harvard and M.I.T. uses artificial intelligence to assess student papers and short written answers, freeing instructors for other tasks.
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Industries Complain of Skilled-Worker Shortage

Industries Complain of Skilled-Worker Shortage | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A college-for-all curriculum leaves some employers in Minnesota complaining that high schools are not producing enough skilled manufacturing workers.
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What We Know About Online Course Outcomes

What We Know About Online Course Outcomes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

This practitioner packet summarizes CCRC findings on student outcomes for fully online community college courses, and presents insights and recommendations based on qualitative research for instructors and administrators seeking to improve online student outcomes.

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The Massive Debate About MOOCs Has Just Begun [#Survey]

The Massive Debate About MOOCs Has Just Begun [#Survey] | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
California Bill Thrusts MOOCs into the Political Arena
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Accelerated Learning for a Two-Speed Labor Market

Accelerated Learning for a Two-Speed Labor Market | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The labor market is no longer suited to skills students learn through traditional degree programs. It’s up to continuing education units to provide students with a link between their education and a job.
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How San Jose State is using MOOCs

How San Jose State is using MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

San Jose State University is using MOOCs to offer three online courses, two in algebra and one in statistics.

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Need a Job? Invent It

Finding a job is so 20th century. That is why young people today need to be more “innovation ready” than “college ready.”
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Another Door Opens (Quietly) for MOOCs | The Scholarly Kitchen

Another Door Opens (Quietly) for MOOCs | The Scholarly Kitchen | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Recent initiatives around MOOCs, if successful, may open a completely new chapter in the history of colleges and universities. It's hard to see what serious roadblocks remain. Continue reading »
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MOOCs, sensors, apps and games: The revolution in education innovation - Washington Post

MOOCs, sensors, apps and games: The revolution in education innovation - Washington Post | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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MOOCs, sensors, apps and games: The revolution in education innovation
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been touted by some as the breakthrough that will transform education.
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How To Get Started With Blended Learning

How To Get Started With Blended Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Blended learning approaches don’t have to be overly complicated. Here's a quick guide to how (and why) you should consider getting started.
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