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Three key issues relating to the development of Open Education ...

Three key issues relating to the development of Open Education ... | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The issues I perceive as key to Open Education Resources (OER) are having a clear project brief i.e. an identified problem with a goal in mind, financing and content that is personalised to the context of potential students ...
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Outcomes Worth Measuring

Outcomes Worth Measuring | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As researchers and state governments rush to link workforce and postsecondary data on academic programs to the salaries of college graduates, let’s pause and ask what we really need to know.
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California academic leaders oppose outsourcing plan

Academic Senates of California's three higher ed systems all now oppose plan to deal with overcrowding by outsourcing instruction and forcing colleges to award credit for programs that may be unaccredited and for-profit.
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Florida and New York look to centralize and expand online education

Florida and New York look to centralize and expand online education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The State University of New York, a system of 64 campuses, and Florida’s dozen-member university system are seeking to offer new online degree programs by January while consolidating authority and avoiding redundant efforts by different campuses.

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The Ethics of MOOCs

As the fundamental purpose of MOOCs evolves, so do the ethical questions that surround them.
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Student conference experiments with Open Badges

Student conference experiments with Open Badges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Online, we know what open education looks like: P2PU, MOOC, Coursera, MITx—pick your favorite acronym. But, what does open education look like in person, and how do we capture its value in transferable artifacts with lasting impact?
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Accelerated Learning Would Add Trillions of Dollars in Wealth

If students could complete their education a year faster, the many benefits would include increased personal wealth, decreased government spending, and more sustainable entitlement programs.
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Op-Ed: Higher ed needs more accountability

Op-Ed: Higher ed needs more accountability | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

America's college students deserve much better than the hopelessly flawed system of quality assurance that now pretends to watch over their interests. America's college students deserve real and sweeping reform.

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OER

OER | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Although free websites have existed for some time now, OER as a movement looks just about ready for prime time. Several foundations have put resources into them, so there’s a choice of multiple providers. 
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How Edupreneurs Will Shape the Future Higher Education Marketplace

How Edupreneurs Will Shape the Future Higher Education Marketplace | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The following interview was conducted with Dennis Yang, president and chief operations officer of Udemy. In this interview, Yang discusses the impact edupreneurs — especially Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers — have had on the higher education space in recent years, and how their influence will evolve over the next decade.
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Great insights and ideas from Dennis Yang at Udemy.
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Granting Credits for Skills, Not Seat Time

Granting Credits for Skills, Not Seat Time | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
An open letter released this week by the U.S.
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Hacking Higher Education: Dale Stephens and Unschooling - Forbes

Hacking Higher Education: Dale Stephens and Unschooling - Forbes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Part higher-education critique and part self-help, Hacking Your Education by Dale Stephens isn’t an academic deconstruction of higher education so much as a guide for pursuing an alternative education.
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Russia gauges universities by graduate employment | Russia Beyond The Headlines

Russia gauges universities by graduate employment | Russia Beyond The Headlines | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Russian Ministry of Education will monitor the effectiveness of universities by calculating the number of out-of-work graduates applying for positions at job centers to identify universities that are producing the most unemployed graduates...
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Don’t sleep on Khan Academy, Knewton

Don’t sleep on Khan Academy, Knewton | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Listening to Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, speak on stage to several hundred attendees at the 5th Anniversary Gala last week for Innosight Institute—the non-profit that I co-founded—I thought about how Clayton Christensen and I have speculated for some time that the long-term future of much of educational content will be in the business model of a facilitated network, a platform in which users essentially exchange modular pieces of educational content with each other.
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A National Summit on Higher Education Technology and Leadership

A National Summit on Higher Education Technology and Leadership | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Register as an Early Bird before April 26, 2013 and you'll save $150.
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State Budget Officers Call on States and Colleges to Fix Higher-Ed Finance

State Budget Officers Call on States and Colleges to Fix Higher-Ed Finance | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Another report has concluded that the financial model for higher education is broken. The difference this time is that the report calls on both state lawmakers and campuses to share in the burden of fixing the problems.

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Opinion: College lite: ‘MOOCs’ don’t make the grade - NorthJersey.com

Opinion: College lite: ‘MOOCs’ don’t make the grade - NorthJersey.com | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Rather than giving more young Americans a quicker path to a college degree through massive open online courses, we might end up dumbing down the value of that piece of paper.
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CourseSmart Grows, Looks to Analytics

CourseSmart Grows, Looks to Analytics | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
CourseSmart, a company that provides online course materials, said it has now partnered with 100 campus learning management systems and campus portals to provide content to students.
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Smart Higher Ed Visuals: Forecasting Higher Education

Smart Higher Ed Visuals: Forecasting Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Future of Higher Education
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If you like learning, could I recommend analytics?

If you like learning, could I recommend analytics? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The way to take advantage of online learning technologies has to include the ability for timely, reliable, prescriptive information for those engaged in the learning experience (students and their instructors) as well as a rich semantic data set for learning engineers to be able to improve those resources continually.  The only way to do this is to have algorithms and data that have an explanatory capability in order to give guidance to each user group on what to do next.  This means developing rich models that encapsulate the intent of online learning content and well-instrumented learning environments that provide large sets of meaningful data that can feed these analyses.  Click streams provide retention data and this is being used to success.  Now we need to recognize the next step is in fact a harder one to take, but well worth it for everyone involved.

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MTOPs: Micro-Targeted Online Programs - (The Anti-MOOC?)

Why should MOOCs get all the ink? Let's coin a term, a phrase, a meme. Will the MTOP - the Micro-Targeted Online Program - go viral?
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The New Industrial Revolution

The New Industrial Revolution | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The next wave of robots could change the meaning of work.
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Could we imagine the next wave of robots changing the way education is delivered?

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Where Higher Education Went Wrong - Reason.com

Where Higher Education Went Wrong - Reason.com | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A forum on the failures and future of the American university
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Where Higher Education Went Wrong
A forum on the failures and future of the American university
Glenn Reynolds, Richard Vedder, Lisa Snell, Naomi Schaefer Riley, Nick Gillespie, Zachary Gochenour, Michael Gibson & Alex Tabarrok from the April 2013 issue.
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Collegiate Endorsement of Proficiency-Based Education and Graduation

Collegiate Endorsement of Proficiency-Based Education and Graduation | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
We all know higher education plays a big role in designing and institutionalizing competency education, including alignment of admissions policies, increased access to competency-based dual credit courses, and teacher preparation, as well as building competency-based systems within their own organizations.

We are starting to see higher education formally take on this responsibility.  Here are two examples.
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Hacking Your Education. Book by Dale J. Stephens

A new and polemic book on higher ed. Stephens is advancing a truly revolutionary idea — that people can do a very good job of educating themselves without the aid of formal educational institutions. Some highly successful people have done that in the past (e.g., Edison), and the advent of online education makes it possible for nearly everyone.
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