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New frontier for scaling up online classes: credit

Take assessment. Multiple-choice online quizzes are simple enough, but on more open-ended assignments, MOOC students now are mostly grading each other's papers. When they have questions, they're mostly asking fellow students. "Crowd-sourced assessment" raises obvious questions. MOOC leaders are exploring artificial intelligence solutions but admit many aren't fully baked.
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The Uneven Value of Academic Credit

The Uneven Value of Academic Credit | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The tight hold American colleges and universities have on academic credit—what it is worth and who awards it—is about to undergo a well overdue stress test.
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Pathbrite joins forces with McGraw-Hill to bring innovation to education

Industry News Pathbrite and McGraw-Hill Education Join Forces to Deliver Next-Generation Education Portfolios to Higher Education Institutions.
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UNED, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

UNED, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This is the UNED: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, the National Online Education in Spain. There are other IHEs in Spain working with online education, such as the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).
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Three Big Changes Ahead for Higher Education

Three Big Changes Ahead for Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”  Albert Einstein A change of thinking is almost obligatory when considering the future of Higher Education.
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Evolving with the Times to Compete for Adult Enrollments

Evolving with the Times to Compete for Adult Enrollments | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While many marketing practices have remained over the years, they have become more effective by being backed by data.
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Kahn Academy > The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

Kahn Academy > The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide...
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How Can MOOCs Support Liberal Arts and Professional Training?

As increasing numbers of institutions begin developing Massive Open Online Courses of their own to offer through some of the major providers, or as their own content, questions are being raised about their efficacy.
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A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education

A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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How Has The Internet Changed Education?

How Has The Internet Changed Education? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
It's pretty obvious that the internet has had a huge impact in education, but just how has the internet changed education?
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BYOM (Bring Your Own MOOCs) | Ellucian Blog for Higher Education

If MOOCs takes the open path, IT will play a major role in wiring key parts together with the administrative student systems allowing flexible (BYOA-like) options for the student, mentored and ultimately controlled by the institution.
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The Benefits of Competency-Based Education for Adults

The Benefits of Competency-Based Education for Adults | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

As the workforce moves in the direction of learning validation over prior credentials—which is the say the focus is more on how you can apply your learning than where and how you learned—competency-based models of higher education are becoming more relevant.

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Facilitating Student Success through the Acceptance of Credit in Transfer

Facilitating Student Success through the Acceptance of Credit in Transfer | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
By accepting credit and work done at prior institutions and through other learning providers, higher education institutions can take a big step toward making colleges and universities work for today’s adult student.
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Education: Europe's Budget Crisis Hits Universities

Education: Europe's Budget Crisis Hits Universities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Resources are being shifted from teaching to research, and training for jobs is getting more emphasis.
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Emotion Based Teaching Meets Artificial Intelligence

Emotion Based Teaching Meets Artificial Intelligence | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Have you ever been frustrated while trying to learn something new? If you are like the rest of us, the process became infinitely harder after getting upset.
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Princeton University courses go public with online classes, lectures

Princeton University courses go public with online classes, lectures | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Seven professors are participating in Princeton University's first experiment with online education.
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Coursera Inspires Arizona Universities to Offer Free Online Classes - College Classes

Coursera Inspires Arizona Universities to Offer Free Online Classes - College Classes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
College ClassesCoursera Inspires Arizona Universities to Offer Free Online ClassesCollege ClassesIn the past few months, Coursera has rapidly been rising in popularity and it recently celebrated its 1 millionth registered user.
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Top Five Ways to Market Higher Education to Adult Students

Top Five Ways to Market Higher Education to Adult Students | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Successfully marketing to adult students requires a college or university to go beyond simply having resources available. Those resources must be optimized to enhance the student’s experience, and designed in such a way that they felt understood.
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MOOC with a twist

MOOC with a twist | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A consortium of 10 top-tier US universities will soon offer fully online, credit-bearing undergraduate courses through a partnership.
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Bringing Prior Learning to the Forefront

Bringing Prior Learning to the Forefront | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The College of St. Scholastica, a Roman Catholic college in Minnesota, has developed a degree completion program aimed at working adults who hold some college credits but have not completed a degree.
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Online Learning Grows in Popularity

Online Learning Grows in Popularity | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
More and more of Kentucky’s higher education students are going online for their learning, according to a recent report by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
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The Cost of Dropping Out

The Cost of Dropping Out | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The rising cost of a college education is hitting one group especially hard: the millions of students who drop out without earning a degree.
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OERu assessment, credit-transfer, credentialing and course reuse scenarios

OERu assessment, credit-transfer, credentialing and course reuse scenarios | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Open consultation: Scenarios for #OERu assessment, credit-transfer, credentialing and #OER course reuse.
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EDITORIAL: Here come the MOOCs

EDITORIAL: Here come the MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs will allow that to occur on an unprecedented scale, with consequences that can only be imagined. One day the world may have only a half-dozen professors of accounting — but each will have millions of students. That day may be coming faster than most people realize, and higher education will have to adapt.

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Why Companies Want Competency-Based Education

Why Companies Want Competency-Based Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Given the critical importance of employee competence in today’s workforce, competency-based models are becoming increasing important for employers.

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