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Board Members Say College Costs Too Much, but Not at Their Institution - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Board Members Say College Costs Too Much, but Not at Their Institution - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Fifty-five percent of respondents to a survey said higher education was too expensive, but 62 percent said their college costs what it should.
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I'm shocked, shocked to find out no one thinks their own institution costs too much!

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N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills | Inside Higher Ed

N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Grades earned by many students at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College will soon factor in “soft skills,” such as whether they show up for class on time or work well in groups. And next year the college will issue workplace readiness certificates alongside conventional credentials to recognize those skills.
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Certificates for showing up to class on time? It sounds a little like those "citizenship" awards they give out in elementary schools. Why are  we infantilizing college students? 

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Register Exclusive: Entire University of Iowa faculty committee resigns

Register Exclusive: Entire University of Iowa faculty committee resigns | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA: All seven members of a Faculty Advisory Committee at the University of Iowa College of Education resigned this afternoon, according to an email obtained by The Des Moines Register.Today's story: U of I faculty say they were told...
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U. of Michigan’s Social-Media Director Quits Over Résumé Controversy - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of Michigan’s Social-Media Director Quits Over Résumé Controversy - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor’s first social-media director quit her post on Monday after it was alleged that she had lied about graduating from college on her résumé—an assertion that, ironically, first bubbled up on social media.
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Irony, thy name is Facebook.

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Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles for 2012, part 2 | Faculty Focus

Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles for 2012, part 2 | Faculty Focus | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It wouldn’t be the end of the year without a few top 10 lists. As we say goodbye to 2012, we’re doing our list with a little twist: the top 12 articles of 2012.
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Here is the other half. 

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JISC Digital Media

JISC Digital Media | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The use of audio is well established in education and has been used for decades. From the humble audio cassettes of the 1970s, to accompanying nearly all video recordings, audio has a long history as a teaching and learning aid. Audio as a format has great breadth and depth which means there is great potential for its use in education.
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Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students

Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The iPad made a transformation in John's learning demeanor. Where once his attitude blared, "I dare you to teach me!" now it screams, " Teach me more!
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The First Day - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The First Day - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
All you need on the opening day of class is a pencil, a piece of chalk, and a sheet of paper.
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Some interesting tips - some thoughtful comments. 

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New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online Courses - The Chronicle of Higher Education

New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online Courses - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What's your course really worth to students? A new online platform lets professors determine what services to offer and how much to charge.
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Turning professors into entreprenuers. Is this a good thing?

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Florida May Reduce Tuition for Select Majors

Florida May Reduce Tuition for Select Majors | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Governor Rick Scott’s task force on higher education suggested that tuition rates be frozen, so that going to school for science would cost less than getting a liberal arts degree.
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Should you pay less for a degree that will help you earn more? 

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In New Brand of Philanthropy, Nonprofits Invest in For-Profits

In New Brand of Philanthropy, Nonprofits Invest in For-Profits | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Deeming the pool of philanthropic assets too small to make a dent in the biggest social problems, an increasing number of philanthropists are enlisting capitalists.
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Interesting article on the influence big money is having in the education sector. Something to think about.

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U. of California's new logo sparks outrage

U. of California's new logo sparks outrage | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

One student posted a comment at The Daily Californian, the student newspaper at the University of California at Berkeley, comparing the new logo for the University of California System to the loading icon on YouTube. Another posted: "That was what I was thinking! Then someone had to ruin it for me with the toilet flushing comments, which I now cannot unsee...."

 

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THE END OF SMARTPHONES: Here's A Computer Screen On A Contact Lens

THE END OF SMARTPHONES: Here's A Computer Screen On A Contact Lens | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Eventually this kind of screen-on-the-eye technology could displace the smartphone.
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A little scary.

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Do You Need to Keep Up With Facebook's Privacy Changes?

Do You Need to Keep Up With Facebook's Privacy Changes? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The advice to 'quit Facebook' if you don't like its privacy policies is more complicated than it seems.
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10 Books For Learning Professionals To Read In 2013: The eLearning Coach

10 Books For Learning Professionals To Read In 2013: The eLearning Coach | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This is a specialized reading list of inspirational and fascinating books for instructional designers, particularly those involved in eLearning.
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Big Idea 2013: Rethinking Our Vision Of What College Should Be

Big Idea 2013: Rethinking Our Vision Of What College Should Be | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the enduring rituals of fall is that of eighteen-year-olds beginning the journey from adolescence to adulthood by packing up the family sedan or SUV with milk crates, a fridge, laptop, and
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Interesting ideas that are well worth thinking about. Perhaps some caution is in order before we race off into new directions without the research to back up a given approach.

 

More flexibility, however, seems to be what more and more students need and want. Rethinking the "semester clock" is something we may be forced to do for survival, if for no other reason. 

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National Groups Call for Big Changes in Remedial Education - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

National Groups Call for Big Changes in Remedial Education - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The groups recommend placing more developmental students directly into full-credit college courses and giving them the help they need to succeed.
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The article goes on to say that remedial education is "not an on-ramp but a dead end." It can be, but in my experience it can also be an opportunity to catch up. 

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Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles for 2012, part 1 | Faculty Focus

Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles for 2012, part 1 | Faculty Focus | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As another year draws to a close, the editorial team at Faculty Focus looks back on some of the top articles of the past year. Throughout 2012, we published approximately 250 articles.
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Great recap if you missed any of the good ones.

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Free Sound Effects - SoundGator

Free Sound Effects - SoundGator | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Free Sound Effects - Sound Effects - SoundGator
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Google's Stance on the Common Core: It's Flawed

Google's Stance on the Common Core: It's Flawed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders.
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Will the Common Core reduce the need for remediation in higher edcucation?

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Size Isn't Everything - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Size Isn't Everything - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learning mash-ups have more potential than MOOC-centered, profit-squeezing, online economies of scale.
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More on MOOCs.

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Berkeley Receives $1M For Undocumented Students : NPR

Berkeley Receives $1M For Undocumented Students : NPR | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The $1 million gift will help 200 students pay tuition and living expenses to stay enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. While some undocumented students call the scholarship fund a game changer, not everyone is applauding.
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Disturbing comments following the story are also interesting. 

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The Global Sociology Blog - The MOOC Experience

The Global Sociology Blog - The MOOC Experience | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
So, the MOOC is over. It has been a very interesting six week but I made it. I completed all the projects and I am now waiting for my completion certificate. So, what has this MOOC experience been like?
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A sociology professor takes a MOOC to test the format. This is his blog on the experience. 

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Those who would cancel a promise to black America

Those who would cancel a promise to black America | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Gary Younge: Racial inequality has deepened, yet Republicans want to ban affirmative action in college admissions...
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