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New report shows colleges how to bridge the gap between the liberal arts and the work force

New report shows colleges how to bridge the gap between the liberal arts and the work force | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
New study says the evolving economy creates a greater need for their skills, but that many colleges could do better at thinking about what graduates can do and helping them translate that into jobs.
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Employers seek employees with both liberal arts and STEM capabilities.
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Redesigning Higher Ed with the Student at the Center

Redesigning Higher Ed with the Student at the Center | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
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Education is personal, so how we teach and learn needs to be student centered.
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When Faculty Design Classrooms of the Future

At Indiana University, faculty input is a key part of the classroom design process. Here's how a recent symposium fostered cross-campus collaboration and future-thinking conversation about new learning spaces.
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Faculty involved in classroom design, what a novel idea!
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Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
In a recent book titled, Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students, supporting society in ways that artificial intelligence cannot.
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"We must be able to learn, unlearn and relearn"
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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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Meet the New Mega-University

Meet the New Mega-University | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
Fast-growing Southern New Hampshire University represents a new breed of nonprofit institution driven by scale. Could it transform higher education?
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The world of higher education is changing, and the online mega-university is a growing success.
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One state’s ballot could be a bellwether of national sentiment on education funding

One state’s ballot could be a bellwether of national sentiment on education funding | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
An unusual question on the ballot in Montana could serve as an important national referendum on Americans’ mood toward higher education funding.
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Montana may be a bell weather of things to come
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The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation - The New York Times

The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation - The New York Times | College + University - articles of interest | Scoop.it
The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.
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Students are changing and higher education is changing
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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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