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A Truly Devastating Graph on State Higher Education Spending

A Truly Devastating Graph on State Higher Education Spending | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Some states have slashed per-student spending by as much as half.
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Changes Needed for Institutions To Remain Viable in 50 Years

Changes Needed for Institutions To Remain Viable in 50 Years | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In order for institutions to thrive in 50 years time, they will have to meet the specific needs of their communities and ensure that teaching is an institutional priority.
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What's The Difference Between Higher Education And Education For Hire?

What's The Difference Between Higher Education And Education For Hire? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Companies investing directly in education and creating local paths to employment can have huge benefits for a community. But there's also the danger of companies using education as a political tool. Such is the case right now in Milwaukee.

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MOOCs: Your new classroom?

MOOCs: Your new classroom? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A California state senator introduced legislation last week that would allow students to earn public-university credit for private, online classes. For students who spend their time worrying about class registration or whether they’ll be able to enroll in everything required to graduate, a solution could be forming in California.

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Online Certificate Programs at Colleges and Universities Gain Popularity

Online Certificate Programs at Colleges and Universities Gain Popularity | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As employers demand more skills, many people are turning to online certificate programs to acquire a specific expertise that can lead them to a job or a promotion.
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U. of California faculty union says MOOCs undermine professors' intellectual property

U. of California faculty union says MOOCs undermine professors' intellectual property | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
California has become a sort of ground zero for the colliding orbits of traditional campuses and outside companies. Last week, California lawmakers detailed a plan to require the state’s 145 public colleges and universities to grant credit for low-cost online courses offered by outside groups, including classes offered by for-profit companies, including Coursera.
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New Report Details Steep Declines in State Support for Higher Education

New Report Details Steep Declines in State Support for Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A report released on Tuesday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities details the steep declines in state support for higher education since the economic downturn that began in 2007, as well as the tuition increases colleges have imposed in...
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Competency-Based Learning Movement

Competency-Based Learning Movement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The struggle continues for many higher education institutions across the United States to remain relevant and to their prove value to prospective students and employers in the workforce.
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3 Takeaways From The Global Education And Skills Forum

3 Takeaways From The Global Education And Skills Forum | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
We were given the pleasure of attending the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai this weekend where we got a glimpse into the international world of edtech.
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EdX Considers Compensation Models | The Harvard Crimson

EdX Considers Compensation Models | The Harvard Crimson | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As universities are increasingly looking to incorporate MOOCs—massive open online courses—and platforms like edX into their pedagogical infrastructure, educational leaders have begun to discuss how to compensate faculty who transfer their traditionally taught courses to the online platform. Although edX does not have a universal compensation policy, each of its partner institutions can decide how it will give back to instructors.
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Young People's views on Open Badges

Young People's views on Open Badges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Open Badges sound like a great idea on paper but what do young people think? Would they be interested and motivated to earn badges? Where would they want to share them once they had them? What would they want badges for, and why?
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Making Public-Private Partnerships Work in Higher Education

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Making Public-Private Partnerships Work in Higher Education
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My fellow panelist Brian Kibby, President of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, told the story of meeting with a university president in 2011.
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Infographic: The Future of Higher Education

Infographic: The Future of Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This week, like so many lately, our team thought a lot about how to transform the higher ed learning experience. Like this infographic, we believe the landscape will change drastically in the next few years.
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Professors, Pedagogy and MOOCs

Professors, Pedagogy and MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

There is still much more to learn about MOOCs. It is too early at this point to determine how this format will be most effective for learners, and which instructional design methods work best, but we are seeing emergent patterns and results, which are taking us in the right direction.

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Purdue, Pearson Partner to Include Online Writing Lab in New Mobile Learning Resource

Purdue, Pearson Partner to Include Online Writing Lab in New Mobile Learning Resource | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab will be included in a Pearson mobile writing resource designed for smart phones and tablets through an agreement between Purdue Research...

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SUNY Signals Major Push Toward MOOCs and Other New Educational Models

SUNY Signals Major Push Toward MOOCs and Other New Educational Models | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The State University of New York’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday endorsed an ambitious vision for how SUNY might use prior-learning assessment, competency-based programs, and massive open online courses to help students finish their degrees in less time, for less money.

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Department of Education Letter Could Put Cracks in the Credit Hour

Department of Education Letter Could Put Cracks in the Credit Hour | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

While there’s still a lot to be done, Congress and the Department deserve “credit” for supporting an innovative approach that could bring desperately-needed, high-quality, lower-cost competency-based degrees and credentials to millions of students.  

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Op-ed: Degrees Matter

UNC Greebsboro has been working diligently with the Lumina Foundation on launching “Degrees Matter” — an initiative that is bringing all kinds of people, organizations, businesses and educators to the table to help the 67,000 Guilford residents who attended college but did not graduate.

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Feds give nudge to competency-based education

Feds give nudge to competency-based education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education has endorsed competency-based education with the release today of a letter that encourages interested colleges to seek federal approval for degree programs that do not rely on the credit hour to measure student learning.
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Online Certificate Programs at Colleges and Universities Gain Popularity - New York Times

Online Certificate Programs at Colleges and Universities Gain Popularity - New York Times | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Online Certificate Programs at Colleges and Universities Gain Popularity New York Times Many people apply their certificate course work to a master's degree, said Jim Fong, director of the Center for Research and Consulting, part of the University...
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The Changes We See: A Survey of College Presidents - Forbes

The Changes We See: A Survey of College Presidents - Forbes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A recent survey of higher education chief executives had two interesting findings. On one hand it suggested that some may finally be recognizing that learning does take place beyond the classroom.
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Top universities drop English exams

China's top universities began their annual independent recruitment exams yesterday, with English no longer included among compulsory subjects.
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Encouraging Credit for MOOCs

Encouraging Credit for MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Legislation introduced on Wednesday could change the landscape of higher education in California.
Senate Bill 520 proposes that state public universities should be required to issue credit for completion of courses that are not their own.
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Cash-Strapped Universities Turn Entrepreneurial

Cash-Strapped Universities Turn Entrepreneurial | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Thomas Lindsay and David Sym-Smith write here about the entrepreneurial moves some colleges and universities are making in this new era of tightened belts.
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ACT Spearheads New College and Career Readiness Awards

The ACT is launching a new college and career readiness campaign and awards in seven states to honor students, community colleges, high schools, and exemplary employers.
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