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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University offers first synchronous massive online course

The University of Texas at Austin is proud to introduce the world’s first synchronous massive online course (SMOC) in fall 2013, the university's news service reports.
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Using Technology to Increase Quality Time on Task (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Using Technology to Increase Quality Time on Task (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Automated Teaching Machine: A Graphic Introduction to the End of Human Teachers

Automated Teaching Machine: A Graphic Introduction to the End of Human Teachers | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
While the corporate media hails the automation of education as another sign of progress toward a techno-utopia, readers gain another perspective in this nonfiction comic that asks,
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A little over the top but thought provoking nonetheless. 

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Infographic on perceptions of online vs. traditional degrees in 2013

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Google Course Builder: Initial Review | LearnDash

Google Course Builder: Initial Review | LearnDash | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

"Not too long ago, Google came out with a Course Builder program, designed to allow schools and institutions an easy way to set-up their own MOOC platform. Today, I decided to take a look at the program to get a sense of their offering and what it can do."

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Future Learning Short Documentary

Students are the future, but what's the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn.


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Look who the sponser is.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:01 PM

Oh, if only Michael Gove had the vision.........  any vision.

John Rudkin's comment, September 3, 2013 12:04 PM
Things change. Today's necessary life skill can become tomorrows pastime. Excitement comes from immersion. Immersion is literally seconds from drowning. That is the thrill!
Jenn Alevy's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:51 PM

Wow, these are the things I have been thining about for a long time now and keep trying to promote as a librarian. How do we teach the students of today for their future (Daniel Pink)? 

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MOOCs Lead Duke To Reinvent On-Campus Courses -- InformationWeek

MOOCs Lead Duke To Reinvent On-Campus Courses -- InformationWeek | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses shake up the way professors teach traditional classes.
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Steve Ramirez | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Steve Ramirez | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
An MIT grad student can find and even change memories in a mouse’s brain.
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Could the future of learning really just be a light switch? So to speak. Wow, the implications are astonishing and the impact could be both profoundly good or epically tragic.

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Obama Proposals for Colleges Highlight Online Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Obama Proposals for Colleges Highlight Online Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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JOLT - Online and Campus College Students Like Using an Open Educational Resource Instead of a Traditional Textbook

The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
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New book examines higher education through the lens of the zombie apocalypse | Inside Higher Ed

New book examines higher education through the lens of the zombie apocalypse | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

It may sound like a joke to say that higher education has been the site of a zombie apocalypse, but Andrew Whelan, Ruth Walker and Christopher Moore aren't just kidding around.

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Open Librarian: Free Webinar > Building Virtual School Programs Using OER Repositories and MOOCs > August 22 2013

Open Librarian: Free Webinar > Building Virtual School Programs Using OER Repositories and MOOCs > August 22 2013 | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Blended Schools is a network of schools that have produced hundreds of online interactive lessons and full courses, and thousands of videos which are accessible for free from their BSNcloud and BSNtube repositories. In addition, to help districts and teachers deliver blended and online learning, Blended Schools has produced a series of MOOCs to help promote and build peer/support groups.

Join us for this webinar, where Mark Gensimore, Vice President for Learning and Instruction for the Blended Schools Network, will share their experiences and show you how your institution can build virtual school programs using OER repositories and MOOCs.

While Blended Schools focuses on K-12 schools, the concepts presented in this webinar regarding OERs and MOOCs will also benefit educators working in higher education and life-long learning.


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A New Learning Environment for the Future of Learning - Education Week

A New Learning Environment for the Future of Learning - Education Week | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
mobile first webpage developed by mobiletech

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Sustaining Strategic Transitions in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Sustaining Strategic Transitions in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

"The pendulum has fallen off its pin and is stuck in the mud. We must find ways to stimulate and scale change across institutions—as well as to sustain those changes—if we are to create models that can serve the expanding needs of our learners."

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Lifting All Boats: How MOOCs Can Bring Higher Ed Together -- Campus Technology

Lifting All Boats: How MOOCs Can Bring Higher Ed Together -- Campus Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Steven Mintz, executive director of the Institute for Transformational Learning at the University of Texas System, writes that instead of arguing about whether MOOCs will stratify education or threaten tenure and job security for instructors,...
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Non-Profit Launches MOOC on Digital Badges -- Campus Technology

Non-Profit Launches MOOC on Digital Badges -- Campus Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies has partnered with Blackboard, Mozilla, and Sage Road Solutions to host a massive open online course examining the use of badges in professional credentialing.
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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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