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Did Anyone Ask the Students?, Part 2 - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Did Anyone Ask the Students?, Part 2 - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed 2.0 | Scoop.it

The degree still matters. That’s probably not surprising to most of us, but with all the talk about badges and Google hiring workers directly from the massive online course taught by Sebastian Thrun, I was curious to see if these students were interested in alternative credentials. They were not.

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Is There Too Much Hype Surrounding Technology in Education?

Is There Too Much Hype Surrounding Technology in Education? | Higher Ed 2.0 | Scoop.it
There is a tension here, then, between the entrepreneurs and more traditional educators. The former think that the school system is too slow to adopt new technologies; the latter think that there is a rush to digital. Further, the two groups are deeply skeptical of each other’s motives, with many for-profit innovators accusing teachers unions of trying to hold onto a monopoly, and many educators alleging that companies prioritize profits over students.
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'Badges' Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas - College 2.0 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'Badges' Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas - College 2.0 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed 2.0 | Scoop.it
Traditional colleges and universities are considering badges and other alternative credentials as well. In December the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that it will create MITx, a self-service learning system in which students can take online tests and earn certificates after watching free course materials posted by the university.
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Did Anyone Ask the Students?, Part I - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Did Anyone Ask the Students?, Part I - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed 2.0 | Scoop.it
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