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New paths to a great job | Penelope Trunk Blog

New paths to a great job | Penelope Trunk Blog | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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My uncle actually did this 40 years ago. Nothing new here but something for higher education instituions to really take bery seriously and think about.
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Colleges can't wait for systemic reform, must make changes now

Colleges can't wait for systemic reform, must make changes now | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In an era defined by a $16 trillion federal debt and states across the country struggling with multibillion-dollar shortfalls, we are going to see an unfortunate but inevitable reduction in government funding for higher education.  Colleges are facing this reality today.  They cannot afford to wait for next-generation solutions. They need this-generation solutions. Millions of students’ futures depend on it.

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California Senate Panel Mulls Course Outsource

California Senate Panel Mulls Course Outsource | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

California's Senate education committee is expected to vote next week on a newly amended plan to allow online courses from unaccredited providers to count for credit at the state's three college and university systems.

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Applying Hyper-Connected Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Applying Hyper-Connected Critical Thinking in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Here is a process that you can employ to put that data to work for you and to develop lifelong habits that will help make you a valuable contributor to society.

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Develop Hyper-Connected Critical Research Skills for Higher Ed

Develop Hyper-Connected Critical Research Skills for Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

What exactly is critical thinking? You hear about it all the time as a valuable 21st Century skill that everyone should have, and one that a good education will help you develop. If it is so important, why aren’t there specific courses, seminars, self-help videos, or even whole schools focused on helping students develop it? This post, which focuses on research skills, and the next one, "Applying Hyper-Connected Critical Thinking in Higher Education"  present a few things that you can do during your college career to make sure that you develop the kind of critical thinking ability that will make you an innovator and leader in the hyper-connected 21st Century, global economy.

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What MOOCs Have to Offer Liberal Arts

What MOOCs Have to Offer Liberal Arts | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A new form of education could revitalize a traditional form of education. 

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Higher Ed Data Central: Tuition Maps

Higher Ed Data Central: Tuition Maps | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
One of the comments on last week’s post asked for a map of tuition. Below are maps of the enrollment-weighted, average tuition by state for (1) all colleges, (2) four-year colleges, and (3) two-year colleges.
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Florida approves online-only public university education

Florida approves online-only public university education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Public university students in Florida next year will be able to start working toward college degrees without actually going to college, under a law Governor Rick Scott signed on Monday in front of educators and business lobbyists.

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Report on Distance Learning: State University Online

Report on Distance Learning: State University Online | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A State U Online model is achievable, but only if states and higher education institutions work together to share their resources and reduce barriers that prevent students from moving seamlessly through the system—credits in hand.

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Competency-based education's newest form creates promise and questions

Competency-based education's newest form creates promise and questions | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Earlier this year Capella University and the new College for America began enrolling hundreds of students in academic programs without courses, teaching professors, grades, deadlines or credit hour requirements, but with a path to genuine college credit. The two institutions are among a growing number that are giving competency-based education a try, including 25 or so nonprofit institutions. Notable examples include Western Governors University and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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Amendments of California SB520 Bill for Online Courses

Last week California SB520 – the bill aiming to create a pool of online availability of 50 high-demand lower-division courses for which the public systems would have to award credit – was amended based on ongoing discussions and negotiations. These changes are very recent, so it remains to be seen the affect of these changes on faculty support or resistance.
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Udemy Expands to Organizations with a Powerful new Training Platform

Udemy Expands to Organizations with a Powerful new Training Platform | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Udemy is used by 600,000 people in over 200 countries around the world. Many people also use Udemy to train themselvesa and gain skills needed to move ahead in life, in their jobs, or even to get jobs.  With 7,000 courses in the Udemy course library, there are so many courses to help our students gain the relevant knowledge to apply to the workplace,
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27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher

27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
If you're looking to harness the power of education technology, you should probably know what it means to be a digital teacher in a modern classroom.
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Community Colleges beta-test accountability tool

Community Colleges beta-test accountability tool | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Community college officials were urged to commit to “beta-testing” the Voluntary Framework of Accountability at the American Association of Community Colleges meeting in San Francisco. The new measure will be introduced in November. 

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Americans head north for affordable college degrees

Americans head north for affordable college degrees | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

As the costs of education continue to soar, a growing number of young people are considering Canadian colleges where the tuition is a fraction of what students pay in the U.S. NBC's Rehema Ellis reports.

 
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MOOCs may eye the world market, but does the world want them?

MOOCs may eye the world market, but does the world want them? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While MOOCs are new, scholars have wrestled with questions about cultural barriers for years in the OER community.
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The 21st century workforce: skills gap & the STEM dilemma

The 21st century workforce: skills gap & the STEM dilemma | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Employers have a long-term concern about filling 21st-century job openings because the workforce lacks skills, reveals a new infographic that takes a closer look at this skills gap and how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are key to growth and innovation.

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The Return to Art: A Post-Data Approach to Higher Ed Marketing

It’s important we don’t mistake the data-driven revolution that’s taking place right now in Higher Ed for something it’s not. It’s not marketing.

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Making Sense of MOOCs -- A Reading List

Making Sense of MOOCs -- A Reading List | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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A short bibliography on MOOCs.

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Llaunch of first pan-European university MOOCs

Llaunch of first pan-European university MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In Brussels, yesterday, Androulla Vassiliou (European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth) announced that the "first pan-European" MOOC platform will be launched on 25 April 2013.

Partners in 11 countries have joined forces to launch the first pan-European 'MOOCs'.

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Minerva Aims to be an Online Ivy League University

Minerva Aims to be an Online Ivy League University | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Online learning has been trumpeted by everyone from academics to politicians to venture capitalists as a way to improve access to education.
Minerva will be “offering the best education possible,” comparable to Harvard’s but at half the cost. And he plans to make a profit.
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Big Data, Trying to Build Better Workers

Big Data, Trying to Build Better Workers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Work history does not matter as much as we think it does, and bosses matter more — these are findings from an emerging field called work-force science.
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Innovation and the future of universities

Innovation and the future of universities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In the uncertainty marking the present and the future of higher education it became clear that the successful modern universities will be only those capable to create knowledge and innovative solutions for the multitude of economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges. Universities must find ways to adapt, change and build on the power of their imaginations.
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Penn State partners with Coursera, will offer five free, mass online courses

Penn State partners with Coursera, will offer five free, mass online courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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