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Heritage Hangout: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education

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Discussion on Vance's paper "Education 2020".
Heather Thompson's curator insight, April 22, 2013 5:48 PM

interesting debate about accreditation in new courses

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College for America: A Milestone for Competency-Based Higher Ed

College for America: A Milestone for Competency-Based Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Competency-based associates degree from College For America is the first sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education for funding eligibility
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Higher Education at the Crossroads

The world is changing. Education is not immune from this change. How different will higher education be by the year 2030? If it is to survive and thrive, very different. The Agenda examines the future of higher education in the latest installment of our Learning 2030 series.
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Innovative online developer to broaden college partnership | EdSource Today

Innovative online developer to broaden college partnership | EdSource Today | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The marriage of innovative online course developer Udacity and San Jose State University is going so well that the partners are offering for-credit summer classes to 10 times as many students per course.
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A Collaborative Approach to MOOCs

A Collaborative Approach to MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider platform has launched this week and is expected to encourage more engagement among students enrolled than the average MOOC.
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The Elephant in the Room: Machine Translation in the Language Classroom

The Elephant in the Room: Machine Translation in the Language Classroom | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The (mis)use of the Internet by students to buy term papers or plagiarize others’ writing is a major concern in Higher Education today.
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Starbucks, Wal-Mart Offer Classes — for College Credit

Starbucks, Wal-Mart Offer Classes — for College Credit | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Starbucks, Wal-Mart offer classes - for college credit
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Are High School Grads Well-prepared for College?....Well...(Cough)

Are High School Grads Well-prepared for College?....Well...(Cough) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Instead of saying, "Well, we should assign more contemporary novels, not old classics, because they are more relevant to the students," college-readiness forces them to ask, "Which books will best prepare them for U.S. history 101, freshman comp, Survey of Western Philosophy, Ancient Art and Architecture, and other common first-year courses?"

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Despite courtship Amherst decides to shy away from edX

Despite courtship Amherst decides to shy away from edX | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

After months of wooing and under close scrutiny, edX was rejected this week by Amherst College amid faculty concerns about the online course provider's business plans and impact on student learning.

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The Underpinnings of the Industry-Wide MOOC

The Underpinnings of the Industry-Wide MOOC | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Connectivist, industry-wide MOOCs could provide the answer for corporations looking to reduce costs and increase engagement in corporate training initiatives, but the concept faces a number of challenges that could affect its adoption.
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Competency-Based Education Advances With U.S. Approval of Program

Competency-Based Education Advances With U.S. Approval of Program | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The U.S. under secretary of education, Martha J. Kanter, issued a statement on Thursday praising College for America as “an example of the kind of innovation we hope to see across the nation.”

Southern New Hampshire’s low-cost, competency-based approach is similar to that of another institution, Western Governors University. But Western Governors has chosen to convert its competencies into credits.

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Pursuing A Degree Presents Significant Challenges for Non-Traditional Students

Pursuing A Degree Presents Significant Challenges for Non-Traditional Students | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While two-year colleges are well-suited to meet the needs of non-traditional students, four-year universities must take major steps to better accommodate this growing group of students.
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Human Readers. Professionals agaist machine scoring

A site launched by a group of educators, Professionals Against Machine Scoring Of Student Essays In High-Stakes Assessment that has collected over 3700 signatures of individuals opposing machine grading. The groups’ mission “to eliminate computer scoring of essays used in any decision that might affect a person’s life or livelihood and should be discontinued for all large-scale assessment purposes.”
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Neal McCluskey discusses education on FBN's Stossel

Neal McCluskey discusses education on FBN's Stossel | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Neal McCluskey from the Cato Institute debunks some of the myths about spending on education.
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Cal State U Expands MOOC Experiment

San Jose State University plans to widen its relationship with edX, the nonprofit provider of massive open online courses, and the California State University system is encouraging similar experiments on 11 other campuses.
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Closing the Gap on Big Data Education, Cloudera Teams with Top Universities

Closing the Gap on Big Data Education, Cloudera Teams with Top Universities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Closing the Gap on Big Data Education, Cloudera Teams with Top Universities. Data scientists are a rare commodity in today’s job market, and this is not expected to change anytime soon. In a recently published study, the McKinsey Global Institute predicted that demand for professionals with Big Data know-how will continue to exceed supply for the foreseeable future.
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From Terminal Degrees In Higher Education To Lifelong Learning

From Terminal Degrees In Higher Education To Lifelong Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The most relevant and controversial issue facing the university is one of its raisons d’être: formation, the teaching-learning process.
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The Effectiveness of Mobile Lead Generation in Higher Ed

The Effectiveness of Mobile Lead Generation in Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
It turns out that mobile can be a great platform for generating student leads for higher ed student recruitment.
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San Jose State Integrates EdX Into Courses

San Jose State Integrates EdX Into Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
By AMNA H. HASHMI, Harvard Crimson San Jose State University will offer more courses that integrate Harvard’s virtual learning platform edX into their lesson plans, as well as work with other California universities to replicate this initiative at...
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Brown University Creates Online Course for High School Students

Brown University Creates Online Course for High School Students | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The free online engineering course could start a trend of directly advising high school students and their teachers on specific curriculums, motivated in part by the hypercompetitive college admissions process.
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Interesting point in the article: "Based on the success of this course, Brown is likely to expand its MOOC offerings for high school students to other disciplines. But for now, it is approaching the project as many universities are approaching MOOCs: with cautious optimism, a sense of excitement and full acceptance that their initiatives may not succeed".

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The Unacknowledged Value of For-Profit Education

The goal should be an approach that treats for-profit and nonprofit colleges identically, so as to make all consumers in the higher-education market more cautious about their investments. That would make it easier for students to choose the programs that best suit their circumstances and that provide the skills that they need to prosper.

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Moving Away from Credit Hours in Higher Education

Moving Away from Credit Hours in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Transitioning from measuring student accomplishment based on credit hours toward competency-based models would be a step in the right direction to better assess a student’s skills in a particular field.
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Good points made in this article in terms moving away from assessing student progress by credit hours and toward clear ways of demonstrating competence.

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College for America: A Milestone for Competency-Based Higher Ed

College for America: A Milestone for Competency-Based Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

College for America is a competency-based, self-paced, online program created to deliver an innovative solution to the most pressing problems of cost, access and quality in higher education throughout the United States and around the world. Established in 2012 with an EDUCAUSE Next Generational Learning Challenge grant, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, College for America is designed to rebuild higher education and strengthen the American workforce. Developed in Southern New Hampshire University's Innovation Lab, College for America has been evaluated by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges/Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC). The college's program began in January 2013.

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Open Badges Transform the Higher Education and Labor Markets

Open Badges Transform the Higher Education and Labor Markets | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Open Badges is new software that captures the skills and competencies students learn that fall outside of the norm for their industry, and formalizes learning that occurs outside the walls of a higher education institution.
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