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Tech Mania Goes to College

Tech Mania Goes to College | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Are MOOCs—massive open online courses—the utopia of affordable higher education, or just the latest fad?

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Five Truths about MOOCs

Five Truths about MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A lot of myths have surrounded MOOCs since their launch into higher education’s mainstream last year, but many of these myths stray far from the truth.
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Pearson Partners with Texas A&M University-Commerce and South Texas College on Competency-Based Learning Degree

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, College for All Texans Foundation and Pearson Create Pathway for More Affordable Degree Programs for Students.
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The Tsunami of Change—Has It Begun?

The Tsunami of Change—Has It Begun? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Some universities should fail. This would scare trustees into doing what they haven’t had the guts to do: rein in their institution’s voracious spending. It would reduce the overinvestment in higher education that has given us more than 115,000 janitors with bachelor’s degrees. It is Schumpeterian creative destruction at its very best: forcing a reallocation of resources that is good for American society.
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Neal McCluskey discusses college enrollment drops

Neal McCluskey discusses college enrollment drops | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Cato's Neal McCluskey on FBN's The Willis Report.
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A Student’s Guide: Leveraging MOOCs for Credit

A Student’s Guide: Leveraging MOOCs for Credit | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As competency-based learning becomes more common across higher education, MOOCs provide students with a low-cost pathway to earn postsecondary credentials.Gaining college credit for taking and passing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a...
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Teaching to the test is good -- if it's the right test (essay)

Teaching to the test is good -- if it's the right test (essay) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
It has become almost an article of faith -- driven by No Child Left Behind -- that "teaching to the test" is bad. Not if it is a good test, Jay Phelan and Julia Phelan argue.
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How MOOCs are evolving with video technology

How MOOCs are evolving with video technology | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Crack open most massive open online courses (MOOCs) today and you'll typically find three things.
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Higher education is headed for a shakeout, analysts warn | Hechinger Report

Higher education is headed for a shakeout, analysts warn | Hechinger Report | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Facing skeptical customers, declining enrollment, an antiquated financial model that is hemorrhaging money, and new kinds of low-cost competition, some U.S. universities and colleges may be going the way of the music and journalism industries.

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Elite degrees don’t necessarily earn more, study finds

Elite degrees don’t necessarily earn more, study finds | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Graduates of elite colleges and universities don’t necessarily make more money than their counterparts at less well-known schools, according to new research.
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The Promise and Peril of Outcomes Assessment

The Promise and Peril of Outcomes Assessment | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Standardized tests can measure student learning and other capabilities in a useful way, but only if they're used properly.
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What do employers want from graduates?

What do employers want from graduates? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Employers are looking for evidence of your practical skills, preferably combining academic studies with hands-on workplace projects. Your collection of diplomas and certificates are of much less value than proven track record in concrete workplace projects and soft skills.

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Internet is future of higher education says University of the People

UoPeople uses collaborative peer-to-peer learning with the guidance of instructors.

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AUDIO | Placing the Focus on the Needs of Employers

AUDIO | Placing the Focus on the Needs of Employers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Click here to listen to The EvoLLLution’s interview with Mary Walshok.

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UC San Diego Rady School Launches VirBELA, a Virtual World for Business

UC San Diego Rady School Launches VirBELA, a Virtual World for Business | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, in collaboration with Rembisz & Associates, is proud to announce the start of student recruitment for a Global Business Simulation Competition to be hosted using the new innovative learning platform, VirBELA.
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Assessment Tools for MOOCs

Assessment Tools for MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As MOOCs are made available for credit, credible--scalable--assessment options are essential. CT looks at the options.
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Strategic Choices for B-Schools: GMAC Book on Change in Management Education

Strategic Choices for B-Schools: GMAC Book on Change in Management Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education is a recent book from GMAC. The book is very timely, given the increasing challenges of optimizing cost and quality for many business-schools.
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Will Colleges Soon Look Like Airline Alliances?

Will Colleges Soon Look Like Airline Alliances? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
As the cost of higher education surges, lawmakers are searching for ways to make college more affordable. President Barack Obama proposed a plan last week to tie financial aid to educational outcomes
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Higher Education’s Five Most Significant Changes: My Hopes for the Future of the Academy

Higher Education’s Five Most Significant Changes: My Hopes for the Future of the Academy | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In 20 years, higher education will likely become far more student-centered both in the way institutions are managed and in the way content is delivered.
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credential.me | College credit by exam, badges, & certifications.

credential.me | College credit by exam, badges, & certifications. | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Get college credit whether you're in high school, or looking for college credit for an internship, get college credit by exam at credential.me
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Directly addressing the cost and completion pressures of higher education, credential.me today announced plans to enable students and employees to accelerate their route through higher education to gainful employment.  credential.me lets individuals demonstrate their mastery of skills and knowledge by taking online, competency-based tests to earn college credit, certifications and badges that advance their careers.
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'U.S. News' announces shift in methodology

'U.S. News' announces shift in methodology | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
One of the changes will result in SAT or ACT scores of incoming students counting more than they have in the past in one category of the rankings.
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The Problem with Dual-Credit Programs

The Problem with Dual-Credit Programs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

By J.M. Anderson. College is becoming the new high school--and in many respects, already is.

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Envisioning the future of education technology

Envisioning the future of education technology | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

What will education look like in the future? Considering that 10 years ago very few students carried smartphones, and tablets didn’t even exist, it’s impossible to look 20 or 30 years into the future. It is likely, however, that cloud-based technology will be the foundation for educational technology and that remote, online learning will continue to grow at a faster pace.

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The history of distance education

The history of distance education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
From postal correspondence courses to radio broadcasts and eventually e-learning, distance education has witnessed a varied and intriguing history. Check out this infographic for a snapshot of how things have evolved.
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Arthur White's comment, September 2, 2013 11:23 PM
1 in 4 Australian students now study off campus - amazing.
Ignacio Garrido's curator insight, September 4, 2013 5:21 AM

Exercise 2 :

 

1.Look the picture

2.Summarize the information in the image

3.Find out about which country is the news. Why do tou think is this one?

4. Give your opinion about this topic

 

Use moodle to answer it. Good Luck ¡¡

Remember put the number of exercise ¡¡

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The Coming Online World of the College Drop-In - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

The Coming Online World of the College Drop-In - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A look at how the rise of the college "drop-in" is filling a need in the new world of Massive Open Online Courses.


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