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The Welcoming Labyrinth: What We Gain and Lose as Libraries Change

The Welcoming Labyrinth: What We Gain and Lose as Libraries Change | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
The replacement of books with common study areas is a step in our evolving relationship with the printed word. But it’s still sad.
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Libraries must change - the question is how
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Reflecting on the Original Big Idea for MOOCs | Technology and Learning

Reflecting on the Original Big Idea for MOOCs | Technology and Learning | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
A guest post by James DeVaney, associate vice provost for academic innovation at the University of Michigan.
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MOOCs haven't gone away, but they have changed
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QuestBotics Next Level Edu-Robot Toy by QuestBotics Inc. —

QuestBotics Inc. is raising funds for QuestBotics Next Level Edu-Robot Toy on Kickstarter!

We made the bots. They make the kids really smart. We need your help to bring it to market so we can help all the kids level up.
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An excellent way to have student learn coding, and math and robotics, and group work!
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An excellent way to have student learn coding, and math and robotics, and group work!
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When you cut the humanities, what you lose is the human

When you cut the humanities, what you lose is the human | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
The humanities teach what it means to be human, and the liberal arts can still teach what it means to be free.
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Eliminate English so we can all be better employees?  Nonsense!  And research proves the case.
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Can the Minerva Model of Learning Disrupt Higher Education?

Can the Minerva Model of Learning Disrupt Higher Education? | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Traditional universities have much to learn from disruptors like the Minerva Schools, which aims to provide affordable, high-quality learning opportunities.
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Is Minerva the future of higher education?  Less expensive, global in it reach and education and very popular with potential students.
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Too Much Work in Too Little Time – Planning for Your Summer Projects

Too Much Work in Too Little Time – Planning for Your Summer Projects | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Summer construction on college and university campuses is ubiquitous.  The minute ‘school is out’ and graduation has been held
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Planning for your Summer Slammer
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Slow food? Let's try slow college (opinion)

Slow food? Let's try slow college (opinion) | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Let's not make higher education into the equivalent of a drive-through meal: something that gets the job done, but doesn't really nourish us, says Nicholas Zeppos.
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Students prefer community, in person, and dining with friends
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The one crucial skill our education system is missing

The one crucial skill our education system is missing | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
We need empathy more than ever to compete with the machines - but instead we're becoming cold and robotic, writes Belinda Parmar.
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Are we teaching empathy, the one thing a computer will never learn?
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Crafting the Dining Experience

Crafting the Dining Experience | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Dining is an integral part of campus life and a major contributor to a positive student life experience. Foo
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Gone are the days of "mystery meat"and a long cafeteria line.
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How Do You Keep Students From Checking Out in a Large Lecture Hall?

How Do You Keep Students From Checking Out in a Large Lecture Hall? | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Colleges can innovate their way out of some problems. Others — like those distracted students in the back of the auditorium — may be harder to crack.
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A common problem, with some potential approaches included in the article.
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The Case Against College

The Case Against College | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
“Education’s like John Gotti,” Bryan Caplan writes in a new broadside against the U.S. system. “Guilty as sin, but everyone’s petrified to testify against it.”
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Does everyone need to go to college?  What is to be gained from 4 additional years of education, other than a 'credential?

I personally don't agree with the article's premise, but it does raise a central question - what is the value of higher education?
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How Real-World Learning Could Help People Compete With Machines

How Real-World Learning Could Help People Compete With Machines | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University, says colleges must change how they educate for a work force dominated by automation.
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Northeastern is leading the way to a new definition of higher education
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New Higher Education Bill Rolls Back Obama-Era Safeguards

New Higher Education Bill Rolls Back Obama-Era Safeguards | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
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Another legislative  attack on higher education
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Technical or Cultural Courses? Students Need Both

Technical or Cultural Courses? Students Need Both | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
If higher education doesn’t become more interdisciplinary, graduates won’t succeed.
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Students need both to succeed
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What Adult Learners Really Need (Hint: It's Not Just Job Skills) : NPR Ed : NPR

What Adult Learners Really Need (Hint: It's Not Just Job Skills) : NPR Ed : NPR | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
The focus shouldn't be "quick-and-dirty" paths to a degree, argues one scholar and activist, but deep learning experiences and strong support.
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A thoughtful article on the needs of Adult Learners.
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Trends and Best Practices in Laboratory Design

Trends and Best Practices in Laboratory Design | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
This article is based on a 20 March 2018 half day seminar at Northeastern University organized by the BSA/SCU
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This article is based on a 20 March 2018 half day seminar at Northeastern University organized by the BSA/SCUP College & University Roundtable and the BSA Committee on Research and Innovation.
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Higher Education's Push Toward Lifelong Learning

Higher Education's Push Toward Lifelong Learning | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.
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Lifelong learning will become the norm
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Technical or Cultural Courses? Students Need Both

Technical or Cultural Courses? Students Need Both | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
If higher education doesn’t become more interdisciplinary, graduates won’t succeed.
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A reasonable premise
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We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists

We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
The school system, our education, robs us of our creative genius. At TEDxTucson, Dr. George Land dropped a bombshell when he told his audience about the shocking result of a creativity test developed for NASA but subsequently used to test school children (see the full video below).
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Are we teaching divergence or convergence?  NASA may be on to something.
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A practical approach for reinventing liberal arts education (opinion)

A practical approach for reinventing liberal arts education (opinion) | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
William G. Durden offers a practical proposal for reinventing liberal arts education.
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An interesting suggestion by the former president of Dickinson College - trade guilds for undergraduates
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MOOCs are not dead, but evolving

MOOCs are not dead, but evolving | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
On the 10th anniversary of the first massive open online course, they are more numerous than ever.
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Are MOOC's dead?  On the 10th anniversary of the first massive open online course, they are more numerous than ever.
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Millions of young adults have entered the workforce with no more than a high school diploma

Millions of young adults have entered the workforce with no more than a high school diploma | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Education beyond high school is critical to advancing beyond low-wage jobs, as reams of data and experience have shown. Those with only a high school diploma have higher unemployment rates and lowe…
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It can be difficult to get to college, and more difficult to stay in college.
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Six sure-fire trends for higher ed facilities in 2018

Six sure-fire trends for higher ed facilities in 2018 | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
In 2017, higher education continued to address long-standing financial and management issues. Here were the major trends from 2017 and what they mean for 2018.
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Excellent article by Liz Fennessey!
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Hampshire College goes 100 percent solar

Hampshire College goes 100 percent solar | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Hampshire is the first residential college in the US to source its electricity entirely from renewable energy.
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With the will, there is a way - an entire campus able to go off the grid
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With the will, there is a way - an entire campus able to go off the grid
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The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Students don't seem to be getting much out of higher education.
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Another thought provoking article from The Atlantic
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