Higher Education in the Future
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Higher Education in the Future
Exploring the trends and technologies that are disrupting, transforming, innovating, and reinventing colleges & universities in the digital information age
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The Future Is Now: 15 Innovations to Watch For

The Future Is Now: 15 Innovations to Watch For | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The next three years hold out the prospect of transforming the higher-education experience in positive ways.
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Creating Innovators: a lecture by Tony Wagner

THINK Global School and Traidhos Three Generation Community for Learning host a lecture event with Tony Wagner, a renowned educator focused on transforming e...

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Felix Jacomino's comment, August 4, 2013 1:59 PM
I can't wait to read his book by the same name!
Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, August 5, 2013 2:55 PM

In the culture of innovators, the focus is problem specific not subject specific.  Fail early and fail often.

Marcia Monsálvez's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:46 PM

Good speech about 21 educational scenario

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Book review by Sir John Daniel: Higher Education in the Digital Age

Book review by Sir John Daniel: Higher Education in the Digital Age | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

"William Bowen’s book which attempts to answer the following question: Could the growth in online courses slow the rising cost of college and help solve the crisis of affordability?"

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Rebooting online education

Rebooting online education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The disappointing results from San Jose State's experiment with online courses shouldn't be interpreted to mean that such courses can't help students.
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Andrea Stanfield's comment, August 1, 2013 9:27 AM
We should be thinking about this as an evolutionary process. I'm glad the conversation is finally moving in that direction.
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Google To Launch Play Textbooks In August, Partners With 5 Major Publishing Houses | TechCrunch

Google To Launch Play Textbooks In August, Partners With 5 Major Publishing Houses | TechCrunch | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
At its Android and Chrome event in San Francisco today, Google announced that it is bringing textbooks to the Google Play store so students will be able to purchase and rent their textbooks for their Android devices and for reading on the web.
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Clay Shirky Says MOOCs Will Matter, but Worries About Corporate Players - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Clay Shirky Says MOOCs Will Matter, but Worries About Corporate Players - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

These days he’s turning his focus to colleges themselves, imagining ways that MOOCs and other technologies might reshape higher education.

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New video outlines University's budget

New video outlines University's budget | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Univ. Mich. informational video on Youtube using a cooking metaphor to outline the process of formulating the University’s budget. 

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This video could apply to most state universities - how will their budgets look in 2020 if these trends continue?

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Bill Gates Discusses MOOCs at Microsoft Research's Faculty Summit - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Bill Gates Discusses MOOCs at Microsoft Research's Faculty Summit - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Bill Gates says that this is the “golden era” of learning, thanks to massive open online courses and easy access to information. 

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Is It Time to Get Rid of Libraries? | FrontPage Magazine

Is It Time to Get Rid of Libraries? | FrontPage Magazine | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

The library is rapidly becoming a community center rather than a place with books. This is just the natural next step in the process. Being a book lover, it’s hard for me to say this, but if this is what the librarians have in mind for libraries, then it may be time to kill the funding and shut them down.

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Really? 

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Andrea Stanfield's comment, August 22, 2013 10:14 AM
The comments section gets it right.
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The Coming Crossroads in Higher Education: Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association Annual Meeting, July 9, 2013 | Distance-Ed...

The Coming Crossroads in Higher Education: Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association Annual Meeting, July 9, 2013 | Distance-Ed... | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Encore Episode: George Siemens Interview on MOOCs

"Massive open online courses have evolved quickly – and it’s instructive to look back at the earliest experiments in this new form of open learning"

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MOOCs and Economic Reality - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOCs and Economic Reality - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

In “We’re All to Blame for MOOCs,” Patrick J. Deneen proposes a transformation away from global universities and toward identity-driven colleges as a defense against the coming shakeup from novel forms of online education.

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The State of E-Learning in Higher Education: An Eye Toward Growth and Increased Access | EDUCAUSE.edu

The State of E-Learning in Higher Education: An Eye Toward Growth and Increased Access | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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2012 SLIS Lecture: Michael Stephens on Hyperlinked Libraries | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science

2012 SLIS Lecture: Michael Stephens on Hyperlinked Libraries | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries
What emerging trends are changing library services? What does a connected world of "continuous computing" mean for 21st Century libraries.
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2012 SLIS Lecture: Michael Stephens on Hyperlinked Libraries | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science

2012 SLIS Lecture: Michael Stephens on Hyperlinked Libraries | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries
What emerging trends are changing library services? What does a connected world of "continuous computing" mean for 21st Century libraries.
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Education giant Pearson debuts the first class of its virtual ed tech startup accelerator

Education giant Pearson debuts the first class of its virtual ed tech startup accelerator | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Pearson Catalyst, the new ed tech startup program launched by publishing company Pearson, has announced the companies in its inaugural class.
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The Essence of MOOCs: Multi-Venue, Non-Linear, Learner-Initiated Learning -- Campus Technology

The Essence of MOOCs: Multi-Venue, Non-Linear, Learner-Initiated Learning -- Campus Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
A discussion of MOOCs as the logical outcome of the move toward learner-initiated learning.
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A discussion of MOOCs as the logical outcome of the move toward learner-initiated learning.

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Game On! Engaging IT Students at Kaplan U -- Campus Technology

Game On! Engaging IT Students at Kaplan U -- Campus Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
This online university set out to discover whether the use of gaming techniques could help students get beyond whatever obstructions were holding them back in one crucial gatekeeper course. The results were dramatic.
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Big 10 provosts question partnerships with ed tech companies | Inside Higher Ed

Big 10 provosts question partnerships with ed tech companies | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

"...provosts from some of America’s top research universities have concluded that they – not corporate entrepreneurs and investors -- must drive online education efforts."


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Home « MOOC Campus

Home « MOOC Campus | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

The idea is simple. Online and DIY learners unite at a beautiful mountain resort to live an extraordinary lifestyle in a dynamic community of smart and motivated people.

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It will be interesting to see where this goes - and who goes with it.

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Academic Partnerships - Online Delivery of Higher Education Worldwide

Academic Partnerships - Online Delivery of Higher Education Worldwide | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Academic Partnerships assists public universities and colleges in the development and transition to accelerated online courses and online degree programs.
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7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.

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MOOC Students Who Got Offline Help Scored Higher, Study Finds - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOC Students Who Got Offline Help Scored Higher, Study Finds - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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The Other Higher Ed Bubble (Full Report) | Academic Impressions

The Other Higher Ed Bubble (Full Report) | Academic Impressions | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Amid recent discussion of whether higher education is the next big financial “bubble,” It’s my view that what isn’t being talked about is a bubble of another type—a “denial” bubble. In this report, I'll offer a new diagnosis of the challenges facing higher ed leadership, and a call to action for college and university leaders.

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sadly one can't seem read this without signing up; so can't judge whether it's worth signing up (and inevitable emails) - aargh
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