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Historic Business School | Globe University

Historic Business School | Globe University | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Globe University/Minnesota School of Business offers college degrees and diplomas online and on-campus. Accounting, business administration, vet tech, medical assisting and IT are popular programs. For 125 years, Globe University has provided students with tools for success—knowledge, skills and credentials that support their immediate and long-range goals. No longer exclusively a business school, our college today prepares students for high-value careers in medical, legal, computing and creative fields.

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The Quality of MOOCs. By Stephen Downes

The Quality of MOOCs. By Stephen Downes | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Stephen Downes addresses the question of assessing the quality of massive open online courses. The assessment of the quality of anything is fraught with difficulties, depending as it does on some commonly understood account of what would count as a good example of the thing, what factors constitute success, and how that success against that standard is to be measured. With MOOCS, it is doubly more difficult, because of the lack of a common definition of the MOOC itself, and because of the implication of external factors in the actual perception and performance of the MOOC. Moreover, it is to my mind far from clear that there is agreement regarding the purpose of a MOOC to begin with, and without such agreement discussions of quality are moot.

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Stanford and edX unite to build stronger open education platform

Stanford and edX unite to build stronger open education platform | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The open education landscape is set to grow a little more as Stanford University announces plans to team up with edX to build an online learning platform that universities and developers around the world can access for free.
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Texas Unveils Statewide Higher Ed Comparison Website

Texas Unveils Statewide Higher Ed Comparison Website | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
State officials in Texas today unveil Compare College Texas, a website that gives students and policy makers easily comparable data on key higher education outcomes for all public institutions in the state.
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Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud ...

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud ... | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on MOOCs

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Labor Department grants may be paying off for community colleges and students

Labor Department grants may be paying off for community colleges and students | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Community colleges are using $1.5 billion from Labor Department to shift gears, by sharpening career focus and creating stackable credentials built on industry competencies.
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Michigan 2-Year Institution May Drop Its 'Community'

Jackson Community College, one of a number of two-year institutions in Michigan that recently earned the right to offer four-year degrees, may soon follow in the footsteps of comparable institutions in Florida by dropping the word "Community".

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Education to employment

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Young people can't find jobs. Yet employers can't find people with the right entry-level skills. In this video, we explore how governments, educators, and businesses can begin to close this gap.

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Disaggregating the Aggregators: MOOCs as Course Supplements

Disaggregating the Aggregators: MOOCs as Course Supplements | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
After the initial critiques of MOOCs in regards to course completion rates, components of these courses are now being adopted by institutions as supplements to their traditional programming.
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Best & Brightest Avoid Academia

Best & Brightest Avoid Academia | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Or vice versa. A group of academics decided to track what happens to bright kids over the course of a quarter-century and found that few of them wound up in academia. They might ponder why this is so.
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Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online?

Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America. MOOCs are controversial, and debate has grown louder in recent weeks.

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Angel Castro's curator insight, May 13, 2013 1:16 PM

CIS120 Angel Castro - I agree with online classes being the future. With everything from paying bills and food shopping everyone is using the internet.

jasmine's comment, May 13, 2013 7:08 PM
CIS 120-300 Jasmine Soto. I totally agree with this one
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Essay on community colleges and MOOCs

Essay on community colleges and MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
When community college trustees delve into this new world, the hope is that they balance issues of demand and expediency with those relating to quality, accountability, institutional autonomy, and above everything else, student success and completion.
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Georgia Tech, Udacity and AT&T offer a Master in Computer Science

Georgia Tech, Udacity and AT&T offer a Master in Computer Science | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Georgia Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Udacity & AT&T, to offer online master of science in computer science via MOOCs. The plan is to offer a $7,000 online master’s degree to 10,000 new students over the next three years without hiring much more than a handful of new instructors.

 

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The 12 Weeks Schedule | MOOC Quality Project

The 12 Weeks Schedule | MOOC Quality Project | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

On May 8th launched a series of blog posts on this site from world renowned experts on MOOCs, all expressing their personal opinion about the topic of Quality of MOOCs.

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Diana Andone's curator insight, May 15, 2013 11:20 AM

EFQUEL approach

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Career services (as it now exists) must die, new report argues

Career services (as it now exists) must die, new report argues | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Colleges are not professionally developing students the way they should be, and the solution is to blow up the current system and follow a new blueprint, report argues.
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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Is College Worth It?’

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Is College Worth It?’ | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

William J. Bennett and David Wilezol’s “Is College Worth It?” asks and authoritatively answers one of life’s biggest questions. “Is College Worth It?” is a book that should be read by everyone. No parent should write a check and no student should declare a major without first reading this book. For the graduating class of 2013, I fear this book has come too late. You can read it in your parents’ basement while you are looking to find a job with that degree in anthropology. But for those who have graduated high school and are heading off to college this September, there is still time. If you are more of a hands-on type, think about deferring for a year and working as an apprentice in a skilled trade. The authors deserve the final word: “If traditional higher education wants to retain its prestige, its historical significance, and its students, it should re-establish a college education that serves the heart, the mind and the checkbook. If it doesn’t, the future of higher education may move on without it.”

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Five Lessons from Millennials: An Adult Student’s Reflection

Five Lessons from Millennials: An Adult Student’s Reflection | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Much has changed since the 1990s, and the post-secondary students of today have a new set of values.
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Penn pushes international internships and career opportunities

Penn pushes international internships and career opportunities | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
With participation rates in traditional overseas study flat or declining, the University of Pennsylvania seeks to expand interest in international internships and careers.
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From Higher Ed to Workforce. Voice of the Graduate

From Higher Ed to Workforce. Voice of the Graduate | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

The wide-ranging study was conducted by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. in conjunction with online student hub Chegg. It involved more than 4,900 graduates, most of whom finished college between 2009 and 2012, and suggests that graduates are growing increasingly disillusioned with the employment outcomes of their education.

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Integrating Competencies to Move Graduates into Careers

Integrating Competencies to Move Graduates into Careers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Professionals are increasingly in demand as the economy recovers, but the pathways for graduates to gain entrance into their chosen profession can be arduous. It’s up to higher education institutions to help smooth the road between the academy and a career.
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CIS120 Madeline Velez

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Pearson Sees Continued Growth and Expansion of Higher Education Online Learning Programs

Pearson Sees Continued Growth and Expansion of Higher Education Online Learning Programs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
More than 200 institutions partner with Pearson for services and support in online learning, college readiness and workforce education
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Sir Ken Robinson’s New TED Talk About ‘Education’s Death Valley’

Sir Ken Robinson’s New TED Talk About ‘Education’s Death Valley’ | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
No stranger to TED, Sir Ken Robinson delivered a talk on "Education's Death Valley" where he outlines 3 principles that are crucial for the mind to flourish. He then goes into how current education culture works against those principles.
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Arthur White's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:05 AM

Brilliant talk.

Martí Matute Solà's curator insight, May 14, 2013 12:25 PM

S'HA DE VEURE! TAN SI ETS EDUCADOR COM NO! PERIODISTA O ENGINYER! Aquesta conferència és de les millors que he vist a TED. Exemplar ell i exemplar la resolució del tema!

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How to Reinvent College

How to Reinvent College | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Universities have become prestige-seeking machines. A commentary based on Jeff Selingo's new book on how higher education has changed, and what needs to be done to save it.

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