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How Would Colleges Fare Under the President's Ratings System?

How Would Colleges Fare Under the President's Ratings System? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A poorly designed accountability system will likely do more harm than good, providing critics with the ammunition they need to roll back future efforts to hold colleges accountable. We still don't know exactly how the ratings system will be designed, but our new report shows just how much progress we have to make if we're to create the high-quality, affordable postsecondary opportunities that Americans need.
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Howard U. and Pearson put plans for online degree-granting arm on hold

Howard U. and Pearson put plans for online degree-granting arm on hold | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Howard University and Pearson have put on hold their partnership to create a flagship campus for distance education among historically black colleges and universities, after changing expectations and time constraints derailed a planned launch this fall.
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Benefits of Certification and Professional Organizations

Benefits of Certification and Professional Organizations | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Professional certifications can provide industry-specific knowledge and access to professional connections, and are therefore valuable for job seekers.
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Milton Friedman - Should Higher Education Be Subsidized?

Professor Friedman leads a roundtable discussion with students. http://www.LibertyPen.com.
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Where Do Big Data and Higher Education Intersect?

Where Do Big Data and Higher Education Intersect? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With so much technology in our classrooms, and our technology sometimes functioning as our classroom, it should come as no surprise that there is a lot more data being collected pertaining to education these days.
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4 Platforms That Will Disrupt Higher Education

4 Platforms That Will Disrupt Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

There are significant changes on the horizon in higher education.  While it may take years from them to fully take effect I think we are well into the beginning of a new era.

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Monitoring Non-Degree Credentials

Monitoring Non-Degree Credentials | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A report released mid-January by the United States Census Bureau shed new light on the number and wage earnings of Americans holding alternative credentials such as certificates, professional certification and licenses.
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Billionaire Slim Translates Stanford Classes Into Spanish

Carlos Slim, the world’s second- richest person, forged a partnership with Coursera Inc. to translate online classes from colleges such as Stanford University into Spanish.
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Is Higher Education Worth The Price?

'Page One' filmmaker Andrew Rossi explores disruption in higher education in his latest documentary film, 'Ivory Tower.'
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Federal government needs to experiment with competency-based education (essay)

Federal government needs to experiment with competency-based education (essay) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Competency-based education holds much promise, but many questions remain -- which is why we need a federal program to experiment with it, Paul LeBlanc writes.
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The Governance Challenge for Ibero-American Universities

The Governance Challenge for Ibero-American Universities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Latin America has 8.5% of the world's population and produces 8.7% of global GDP, its universities represent only 2.2% of the top 500 in the Shanghai ranking.
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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. 2014 Report

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. 2014 Report | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Assessment of student learning continues to climb higher on the national agenda. There are multiple reasons for this, including persistent prods from external bodies such as accrediting and governmental entities and institutions recognizing that they need more and better evidence of student accomplishment.
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European Member States urged to improve quality checks in universities and vocational colleges

European Member States urged to improve quality checks in universities and vocational colleges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The report on higher education sets out how quality assurance is helping to establish quality goals and address challenges such as the expanding student population in Europe, which has grown by more than 25% to 20 million since 2000. It underlines the importance of making the most of ICT-based technologies. Transparency is also vital: quality assurance results should be publicly available and feed into strategic decision-making.
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Gallup Will Survey College Graduates’ Outcomes

Gallup Will Survey College Graduates’ Outcomes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In a new attempt to judge the value of a higher education against which any campus can measure itself, the Gallup research organization will poll graduates nationwide about their success and happiness.
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Essay on how MOOCs can work in a range of countries

Essay on how MOOCs can work in a range of countries | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
American University of Nigeria (AUN) is trying to reconcile the efficiency of MOOCs in knowledge-sharing with the skill-building experience that comes from community service that is directly tied to local needs. In the pilot course described here, we are introducing a third element, which has an intimate connection with local issues in other parts of the world, not just in reading or videos, but through the receipt of tailored content from and interaction with participating faculty from around the globe.
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New Federal Job-Training Grants

The Obama Administration on Friday announced a new, $150 million grant competition for job-training partnerships that will feature employers, community colleges, unions and work force boards.
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Paper on MOOCs in Latin American Universities

Paper on MOOCs in Latin American Universities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In recent months, the emergence of massive open online courses is one of the most important phenomena that higher education has experienced in recent decades. However, the language in which these contents are created will determine whether necessary critical mass is reached in order to achieve sustainability for this new distance education model. Ibero American universities are facing a great opportunity to meet the demand for knowledge of the hundreds of millions of Spanish- and Portuguese -speaking people who do not speak English and therefore cannot follow the Anglo-Saxon universities courses. In response to this new challenge Myriad X, a platform for Massive Open Online Courses, was launched in early 2013 with Latin American vocation.
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The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it

The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
By George Siemens. In the past few years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a lens used by educators, entrepreneurs, education reformers and venture capitalists to view the higher education system.
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Great post from George Siemens on the state of MOOCs.  My favorite quote: "knowledge building as an integrated social, economic and cultural activity of society" ...Yes, what he said!

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Accreditors weigh into the growing political debate in DC over their field

Accreditors weigh into the growing political debate in DC over their field | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Accreditation, in the eyes of reformers, needs to change to put higher education on a path of booming innovation that will expand access and lower costs. The CHEA Conference in DC.
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Book - The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself

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The 19th century educational concepts we imported from Germany are not working well any more.That is the big argument that University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds makes in his just-published book.

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Google, Nest and Higher Ed

Google, Nest and Higher Ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
What new edtech opportunities this $3.2 billion acquisition might signal.
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Colleges Are Measuring Learning, But Not Because of Students. Is That a Problem?

Colleges Are Measuring Learning, But Not Because of Students. Is That a Problem? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
It’s great that colleges are engaging in more learning assessment for their own reasons or due to pressure from groups like accreditors. Hopefully that will translate into higher-quality educational offerings. But  simply saying “if you improve it, they will come is not enough.” Consumers should play a more active role in demanding these kind of efforts too and rewarding those colleges that are willing to do such hard work.
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How To Tackle Competency Based Education in 5 Easy Steps - Edudemic

How To Tackle Competency Based Education in 5 Easy Steps - Edudemic | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Competency based education (or competency based learning) is one of those buzzwords that I hear thrown around often in the education world, but I talk to a lot of people who don't really grasp the concept well .
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New report urges more emphasis on adjunct faculty conditions in accreditation

Accreditors "can and should be doing more" on site visits and in their standards to address concerns about adjunct faculty employment and its effect on student learning, says a report out today from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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