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Job Outlook 2016: U.S. College Hiring to Increase 11 Percent

The hiring outlook for college graduates continues to improve as employers plan to hire 11 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2016 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2015, according to results of NACE's Job Outlook 2016 survey.
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The Higher Education Act Just Turned 50. Has It Done What It Was Supposed To?

The Higher Education Act Just Turned 50. Has It Done What It Was Supposed To? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Over the past five decades, Congress has reauthorized the Higher Education Act eight times, making many additions and changes to the bill.
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It’s Time to Demand More of American Colleges: Here’s How

It’s Time to Demand More of American Colleges: Here’s How | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Though the existing regulatory framework designed to guarantee the quality of a postsecondary institution aren’t working, it’s important to thoroughly consider and understand the proposed alternatives before jumping in.

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Jamie Merisotis discusses his book on talent production

Jamie Merisotis discusses his book on talent production | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In a recently published book, America Needs Talent, he describes a broad fix to the talent pool problem that includes immigration policy shifts and the creation of a new U.S. Department of Talent, which would absorb the U.S. Department of Education.
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The real costs of accreditation, and the process's value

The real costs of accreditation, and the process's value | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Belle S. Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and Mark A. Elgart, founding president and chief executive officer for Advance Education (AdvancED) write about their hopes that policy makers will come to recognize that the cost of accreditation is what is required to help guide institutions on their improvement journey; it is not the cost of the journey itself. 

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Conversation-Based Assessment

Conversation-Based Assessment | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

These types of open-ended, human-to-human conversations can provide great insight and evidence for assessment purposes and may be fairly easy to develop and administer on a small scale

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Jess's curator insight, October 20, 2015 5:29 PM

I choose this resource because it provides a new type of assessment that students and teachers might not realize is occuring at the time.

Kristi Ivan's curator insight, October 21, 2015 10:33 AM

Interesting for community based learning...

 

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MIT announced an alternative path for students to enroll in its supply chain management program and earn a master’s of engineering in logistics degree. Instead of students being required to move to Cambridge, Mass., for the duration of the 10-month program, MIT will offer half of the program through MOOCs, saving students tens of thousands of dollars in tuition.
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The Big University

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Many universities founded as religious institutions have needlessly dropped a key original goal: educating students’ emotional, spiritual and moral sides.
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Coalition for Access & Affordability

Coalition for Access & Affordability | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
An unprecedented coalition of diverse public and private colleges and universities is coming together to improve the college admission application process for all students. The Coalition is developing a free platform of online tools to streamline the experience of applying to college. The initial iteration of the platform will be available to freshmen, sophomores and juniors in high school beginning in January 2016.
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The US' traditional lead is slipping in the ranking of top universities worldwide

The US' traditional lead is slipping in the ranking of top universities worldwide | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
US continues to lose its grip as institutions in Europe up their game
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MOOCs are no panacea, but they can help improve learning (essay)

MOOCs are no panacea, but they can help improve learning (essay) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs have not fixed higher education, but they are poignant reminders of the urgent problems of college cost and access, potential forerunners of truly effective educational technology, and valuable tools for advancing the science of learning. That’s progress.


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Mapping the market for higher education

Mapping the market for higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

There is significant variation in the density of higher education markets across throughout the U.S. 

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Owing to it we can select persons as living books, people with best hearts and minds to develop free young persons.

Rich Schultz's curator insight, October 14, 2015 2:56 PM

Excellent way to present this...definitely worth a look!

Cherie Aukland's curator insight, October 14, 2015 9:26 PM

Students can comparison shop for college employment outcomes!  GIS at work!

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MOOC platform Udemy sees 200% rise in revenue, online learning demand increases

MOOC platform Udemy sees 200% rise in revenue, online learning demand increases | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Increase in revenue of 200% year on year, as the demand for skills-based online learning increases.

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Here's How Big the Classroom-Tech Market Has Grown

Here's How Big the Classroom-Tech Market Has Grown | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The industry is worth more than $8 billion—even though skeptics question whether the new products improve learning.
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U.S. to Put New Requirements on Accreditors

U.S. to Put New Requirements on Accreditors | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The measures are meant to more closely link accreditors to the outcomes of the institutions that they oversee and to provide more information to the public about how well the colleges under each accreditor perform.
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How a 40-Year-Old Idea Became Higher Education’s Next Big Thing

How a 40-Year-Old Idea Became Higher Education’s Next Big Thing | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Competency-based learning has been a part of American higher education for over four decades. Here are some key turning points.
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Yes, College Is Still a Good Investment—and Here Are 3 Ways to Make It a Better One

Yes, College Is Still a Good Investment—and Here Are 3 Ways to Make It a Better One | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A college education is vital not only for today's students but for the future of our country.

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Research and recommendations about encouraging innovation

Research and recommendations about encouraging innovation | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Innovation has always flourished in the United States, but we must not take it for granted. Our research shows that it is important and feasible to help potential innovators discover their talents and contribute to the nation’s capacity for innovation. With an educational culture that encourages and promotes innovation, America can sustain its technological leadership for generations to come.
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What Your Institution’s Students Actually Know?

What Your Institution’s Students Actually Know? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Here are 7 steps followed by successful schools when building SLO programs.  

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Four Models for Higher Education

Four Models for Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
There are four models of success for institutions of higher education. These choices are available not only in higher education, but most sectors in a competitive economy, from gadgets to commodities.
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New Book: Revolution in Higher Education

New Book: Revolution in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Both critics and fans of postsecondary disruption will be given plenty to react to in Revolution in Higher Education…Your ideas and opinions will be better informed after reading this book.

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How One College Hopes to Reshape General Education

How One College Hopes to Reshape General Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Southern Utah University is trying out a program that lets students complete all of their general-education credit requirements in one year.
The university is doing it by offering a kind of supercourse taught jointly by eight professors in different disciplines. The goal is to cover 13 courses’ worth of material in one year, in a class that is scheduled to meet three hours each day, five days a week.

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We’re Failing Our Students But We Can Change It: Raising the Profile of Information Literacy

We’re Failing Our Students But We Can Change It: Raising the Profile of Information Literacy | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Administrators and faculty are often on the same page in terms of wanting to best prepare students for the labor market, but it’s critical to make key changes in how students are learning to accomplish this goal.
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Jessica Marcela Vergara Torres's curator insight, September 30, 2015 10:29 PM

añada su visión ...

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Half of college graduates say college is worth cost, survey finds | InsideHigherEd

Half of college graduates say college is worth cost, survey finds | InsideHigherEd | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Just half of college alumni “strongly agree” that their education was worth what they paid for it, according to the newest data from an ongoing Gallup-Purdue University study of college graduates.
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Wisdom, Technology and Education: Ideagen Talk by Dr. Kiko Suarez

Wisdom, Technology and Education: Ideagen Talk by Dr. Kiko Suarez | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Dr. Kiko Suarez of Lumina Foundation discusses wisdom, technology, and education 

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