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Questions about badges in higher ed

Questions about badges in higher ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How can badges lead to stackable credentialing? Should badges lead to college credit?  How can badges lead to college credit? Should badges be a part of an academic transcript if earned at a college?  How can badges be displayed? What should be the business/financial model for badging systems? How can an institution get the technological support for a new system? How can an institution get buy in -- from faculty, students, and the administration? How can a college inform the community about badging?
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50 Search Engines You Probably Don’t Use Yet

50 Search Engines You Probably Don’t Use Yet | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Looking to become an expert in something? Need a hand with your research? Forget Google for a minute and check out these 50 other search engines you should start using.
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Five ways EdX can help “the little people:” you know, community colleges, etc. | stevendkrause.com

I think it might be useful for edX and their ilk to look at this from the other direction. Instead of claiming that they must know best (since they are “the best”), why not start with the premise that community colleges and regional universities might have something to offer the world about MOOCs and working with novice learners? After all, CCs are the places that actually have taught these students for decades, so they might know a little something about how to do it. Further, it is the CCs and regional universities in this country that (other than proprietary schools) have done most of the online teaching and they’ve been most successful at holding down costs.

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Most Colleges and Universities Heading for Irrelevance

Most Colleges and Universities Heading for Irrelevance | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The traditional testing mechanisms used by universities are becoming irrelevant with the progress of technology. Using the example of the written test to evaluate learning, DeMillo points out that new online features that—for example—give universities the opportunity to assess how long students dwell on a particular subject or idea in an onine learning program provides an instructor far more information that a test that relies on immediate recall and an ability to handle pressure.

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Women Have Figured Out Continuing Studies

Women Have Figured Out Continuing Studies | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Increasing numbers of women are returning to higher education institutions to pursuing continuing education, showing a savvy for the modern-day workforce realities that men don’t seem to have picked up on.

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Why MOOCs won't replace traditional instruction (essay)

Why MOOCs won't replace traditional instruction (essay) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

As a politics professor, I feel I should know something about health policy, but it is mostly dread that made me sign up for Ezekiel Emanuel’s class, Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act, through Coursera. One thing I learned from Professor Emanuel’s course is that colleges like mine have little to fear from Coursera and its cousins. They are in the self-improvement business. We are in the self-formation business.

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Private College Tuition Up by 3.9%, Smallest Rise in 40 Years

Private College Tuition Up by 3.9%, Smallest Rise in 40 Years | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Private colleges increased their tuition by an average of 3.9 percent in 2012-13, the smallest rise in four decades, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities announced Thursday.

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New Experiments in the edX Higher Ed Petri Dish

New Experiments in the edX Higher Ed Petri Dish | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In the past six months, online education focused on massive open online courses (MOOCs) has taken off and it may have found its metaphor in the live laboratory. edX is experimenting with five practices, seeing what works in the new online environment.
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Google Course Builder Intro Video

Course Builder is Google's experimental first step in the world of online education. You can use it to create your own online courses, whether they're for 10 students or 100,000 students. Course Builder contains software and instructions for presenting your course material, including student activities and assessments and instructions for using other Google products to create a course community and to evaluate the effectiveness of your course.

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Matching Online Growth with High Achievement

Matching Online Growth with High Achievement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Advances in reporting capabilities have allowed forward-thinking institutions to keep track of their students and better support their learning process.

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Study documents demand for Ph.D. education in developing nations

Study documents demand for Ph.D. education in developing nations | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Developing countries are striving to expand doctoral education, but may struggle to keep up with the demand for Ph.D.s. That is the conclusion of a European Universities Association report on the first comprehensive survey of trends in doctoral education across East Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa.

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How to embed life skills in higher education

How to embed life skills in higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

What are the diverse attributes students need to develop while at university?

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(Re)Searching for Online Learning 2.0 Growth … Are MOOCs The Only Hope?

(Re)Searching for Online Learning 2.0 Growth … Are MOOCs The Only Hope? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Today MOOCs are checking the two easy boxes.  They are not yet Online Learning 2.0.  The hard and important stuff is still to come.

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Theory and Practice of Online Learning

Theory and Practice of Online Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This book, edited by Terry Anderson and Fathi Elloumi, is concerned with assisting providers of online education with useful tools to carry out the teaching and learning transactions online. It presents, in an easily readable form, the theory, administration, tools, and methods of designing and delivering learning online. By doing so, the authors bring to the teaching community a valuable product which should go a long way in popularizing the use of the learning technologies.
Education, more than any other human endeavor, should be a real and lasting beneficiary of the ICT revolution. However the potential of this revolution can only be realized if those engaged in delivering education are knowledgeable, skilled, and able to apply these technologies effectively and efficiently. Despite the loud rhetoric of recent times, the uptake of learning technologies by the educational
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UCI Partners with Coursera to offer free online courses

UCI Partners with Coursera to offer free online courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The University of California, Irvine will offer six free online courses through a new partnership with the online education platform Coursera. The university will contribute six new courses to Coursera’s online repository in an effort to provide greater public access to university-level instruction.

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EdX: Harvard's New Domain

EdX: Harvard's New Domain | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The edX initiative stands to join the ranks of major MOOCs like Coursera and Udacity. Like its competitors, edX intends to make knowledge available to more people. But unlike these, edX is a not-for-profit, designed with the hopes of acquiring and employing data and research about effective teaching and learning methods. Students of edX will split their class time between watching short lecture modules (around 10 minutes or so in length), performing interactive activities, and asking questions to each other and TFs in online forums.

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How To Make A Digital Library

How To Make A Digital Library | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Since technology has made its way into most other aspects of education, why not the library too? We already do so much reading and research online for projects, papers, and general information anyway, so why not move the whole thing online. Take a look at the infographic below to see how the University of Phoenix is making an online library happen for their students.

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Overlooked Cross-Generational Issues in Academia

Overlooked Cross-Generational Issues in Academia | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

With four generations of students all simultaneously taking classes, educators must take extra steps to ensure all their students are getting the most out of their educational experiences.

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A To-Do List for the Next President

The State Higher Education Executive Officers, in an open letter Thursday, laid out a suggested agenda for the next presidential administration (whether President Obama or Mitt Romney) in keeping with many of higher education's requests.

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U of Western Australia offer open online, mobile courses

U of Western Australia offer open online, mobile courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The University of Western Australia will offer three free online courses early next year, including one on Australian studies, as it joins the MOOCs movement taking hold around the world. The university has partnered with Stanford, and will offer the courses via the ivy league university’s open-source Class2Go software.
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Inphographic: The Impact of Video In Education

Inphographic: The Impact of Video In Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

This infographic is based on Cisco's newest thought leadership research: “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Challenges: The Impact of Video in the Education.” The infographic provides a visual summary of the research report on the impact of video in education, how to strategically adopt video technologies into teaching and learning, and how to best guide students in the development of 21st century skills to prepare them for their role as global citizens.

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Paul Rudd's curator insight, July 29, 2013 5:20 AM

I would highly recommend that everyone clicks on the links to the right of this graphic to gain acces to more detailed and interesting content.

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Euro portal offers open view of distance options

The first website in Europe dedicated to information about the Continent's open and distance-learning courses has been launched. The Distance Learning Portal, part-funded by the European Commission, is designed to act as a one-stop shop for students wishing to explore alternatives to traditional university study. It is operated by Study Portals, which also runs websites that collate information on doctorates, short courses and master's degrees, among others.

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A Proposed Funding Model for Higher Education in Ontario and Canada

A Proposed Funding Model for Higher Education in Ontario and Canada | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In order for more disadvantaged and low-income individual to gain access to higher education, more must be done to reduce their barriers to entry; namely cost.

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Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree

Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Following its partnership with adaptive-learning startup Knewton, Wiley has announced that it will acquire Chicago-based online degree services company, Deltak.edu for $220 million. The acquisition, which is expected to be finalized by the end of the month, diversifies the publisher's higher-ed offerings and adds some fuel to its digital learning strategy.

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Entelo Launches To Help Businesses Recruit The Best Candidates, Even If They’re Not Looking

Entelo Launches To Help Businesses Recruit The Best Candidates, Even If They’re Not Looking | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In July of last year, Jon Bischke and John McGrath co-founded Entelo to help companies large and small identify and recruit technical talent. Entelo’s mission is simple: To revolutionize recruiting with a software solution that gives HR departments, recruiters and really anyone looking to hire an easier way to search for and identify the right candidates.

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