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Professors have mixed reactions to Blackboard plan to offer tool for grading online participation

Professors have mixed reactions to Blackboard plan to offer tool for grading online participation | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Blackboard is getting ready to add a tool to its learning management system that would provide grading guidance based on algorithms, but some faculty members question need.
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‘Welcome and important’: academics on decolonising education

‘Welcome and important’: academics on decolonising education | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
The debate that started at Cambridge is prompting other universities to think about ‘new ways of seeing the canon’
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Author discusses ideas in his new book, 'The Toxic University'

Author discusses ideas in his new book, 'The Toxic University' | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Author discusses his new book, which argues that politicians and “zombie leadership” in higher education are destroying academic values.
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11 Lessons From the History of Higher Ed | Higher Ed Gamma

11 Lessons From the History of Higher Ed | Higher Ed Gamma | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Envisioning the future.
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How do students really prefer to communicate with their university/school?

How do students really prefer to communicate with their university/school? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
A blog about creativity and innovation in the library at the University of York
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Open Educational Resources (OER) To Be a Game Changer in Higher Education

Open Educational Resources (OER) To Be a Game Changer in Higher Education | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Open Educational Resources (OER) To Be a Game Changer in Higher Education By Karen L. Pedersen, Ph.D., Chief Knowledge Officer - Higher education is in a time of great change. No matter the perspective, from administrators to faculty members an
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Dialogue over dissemination: Unlocking the potential of knowledge exchange through creative collaboration.

Dialogue over dissemination: Unlocking the potential of knowledge exchange through creative collaboration. | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Knowledge exchange and impact activities often have to negotiate, incorporate and synthesise different kinds of expertise. Mona Sloane looks at how the Configuring Light Roundtables have sought to …
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3 Investments In Teaching and Learning That Your Institution Can’t Afford Not To Make

3 Investments In Teaching and Learning That Your Institution Can’t Afford Not To Make | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Course redesign, online/blended learning, and data driven continuous improvement.
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How Long Will Your Class Remain Yours? Academic Freedom and Control of the Classroom - Hybrid Pedagogy

How Long Will Your Class Remain Yours? Academic Freedom and Control of the Classroom - Hybrid Pedagogy | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Faculty should preemptively adapt useful, low or no-cost education technologies which only they can control.

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Think You Could Go To Oxford? Time To Prove It

Think You Could Go To Oxford? Time To Prove It | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Think you could make it into Oxford University? Now's your time to prove it.

The institution, which is notoriously tricky to be accepted into, has released some of its infamously difficult interview questions.

Tutors stressed that there are no ...
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Demanding More From College

Demanding More From College | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
In a world of many separate camps, college can and should be a bridge.
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Social Media for Education: Tool to help HEI choose appropriate SM for courses

Social Media for Education: Tool to help HEI choose appropriate SM for courses | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Social Media for Education: Tool to help HEI choose appropriate SM for courses
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College Applicants Can Use ZeeMee to Show As Well As Tell

ZeeMee goes far beyond transcripts, test scores and essays in showcasing character, grit and passion....In addition to sharing your story on ZeeMee, you can connect with other stories through ZeeMee’s college communities and begin to meet other students before you arrive campus.
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Engaging Imagination In Higher Education: Use These Tools With Adult Learners

Engaging Imagination In Higher Education: Use These Tools With Adult Learners | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Great teaching inspires learners. By “inspire”, I mean it leaves them feeling emotionally engaged or connected with the content knowledge. Emotional engagement matters as much in primary school as …
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Shari Flynt Williamson's curator insight, October 22, 2017 6:46 PM
This article is interesting and explains the theory behind the tools.  If you don't want to read the whole thing, you can scroll to the bottom of the article and click on the link for each of the 4 tools.
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In Praise of the First Person

In Praise of the First Person | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Why you should be encouraging your undergraduate and graduate students to write in the first person.

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CUNY, SUNY plan major expansion of OER efforts – Real Higher Ed

CUNY, SUNY plan major expansion of OER efforts – Real Higher Ed | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
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Colleges can embrace analytics to support personalised learning experiences

Colleges can embrace analytics to support personalised learning experiences | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
How far can one go to give personalised learning and careers advice to further education (FE) learners? It is certainly a challenge, given the sheer breadth of the sector.
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Blended Learning and Its Impact on Higher Education Worldwide

Blended Learning and Its Impact on Higher Education Worldwide | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Let’s look at the pros and cons of blended learning approach in higher education.
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Emily Leffler's curator insight, September 19, 2016 4:50 PM

One thing that technology has really made possible is blended learning. Because now there can be research done easily in the classroom and distance education happening, a teacher has freedom and flexibility that he or she did not have previously. 

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 21, 2016 1:47 PM
The case studies listed here are worth checking out. 
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Why academics should make time for social media

Why academics should make time for social media | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Andy Miah, chair in science communication and future media at the University of Salford, on why academics should maintain their online presence
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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, August 19, 2016 2:49 AM
De wereld van vandaag...
Stephen Dale's curator insight, August 19, 2016 5:04 AM
Ignoring social media is like ignoring email in 1994. It is defining how a new generation connects with each other, for whom email – as we grew up with it – doesn’t even exist.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 19, 2016 2:22 PM
Interesting read. 
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This chart debunks some common myths about university students

This chart debunks some common myths about university students | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
This is why you might be wrong about modern US college students.
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The technology of higher education

The technology of higher education | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
For nearly 30 years, pundits have predicted that education technology would disrupt higher education. Online courses will reduce costs and create..
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Open educational resources perceived as high quality, even though faculty awareness lags @insidehighered

Open educational resources perceived as high quality, even though faculty awareness lags @insidehighered | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
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The Power of the Personal

The Power of the Personal | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

At its heart, higher education is a human activity. By face-to-face contact, colleges can do far more to help students learn.

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Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 7, 2014 4:11 PM

Pick and mix approach instead of full degree programmes.  MIT are considering this but what about employers?