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Major Players in the MOOC Universe

Major Players in the MOOC Universe | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Millions of students have signed up for massive open online courses, and hundreds of universities are offering some form of Web-based curriculum. Most students aren’t paying much for these classes, if they’re paying anything at all. So where is all that knowledge—and all the cash—coming from? Explore connections among the major players.

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Good to see a clear diagram

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College Graduates Deserve Much More Than Transcripts

College Graduates Deserve Much More Than Transcripts | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

If students can't present information about their actual learning, then that learning is devalued. And devalued things don't get the support they warrant. Credible evidence of learning needs to be liberated from the bureaucratic clutches of the registrar and made available to students so they can present it to others as they choose.

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More doors open to make online college credits count

More doors open to make online college credits count | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

In a case of state and federal policy catching up with higher education technology, it may be getting easier for college students to get credit for coursework taken through a variety of new online initiatives. California's Senate is debating a proposal that would allow students at public universities to receive college credit for taking faculty-approved courses online when classrooms fill up, even if the classes are being offered by private vendors. The California Senate is scheduled to vote on the proposal next week.

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Essay on the nature of change in American higher education

Essay on the nature of change in American higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In times of massive social change like the transformation of America to an information economy, a commensurate transformation on the part of higher education is required.
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California, CUNY and MOOCs

California, CUNY and MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MOOCs are the latest craze in higher education's push to reinvent itself. This comes from "The Nation".
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ProPofs Passes 1 Million Registered Customers for Its Assessment Site - The Next Web

ProPofs Passes 1 Million Registered Customers for Its Assessment Site - The Next Web | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Next Web ProPofs Passes 1 Million Registered Customers for Its Assessment Site The Next Web Online quiz and course service ProProfs has passed 1 million registered customers, with notable content-makers including Sony, Cisco and Harvard...
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Why Online Education is Not the Answer

Why Online Education is Not the Answer | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
While online learning has been touted as an easy solution to the access crisis in California, the state’s higher education problems are more deep-rooted and systemic.
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Bex Ferriday's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:25 PM

Totally agree with this: online learning isn't THE answer, but it's AN answer for some. I've delivered a lot in the way of online content over six or more years, and such has it always been: online learners drop out a quicker and in greater numbers than face to face learners. 

 

By now you'd think we-the online educators and course content designers-would have found out why this happens and how to alleviate the issue. 

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Online courses are second choice for community college students in some subject areas

Online courses are second choice for community college students in some subject areas | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Community college students prefer face-to-face courses over online ones in certain subjects and when they think a course is important, challenging or interesting, a study finds.
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Why VCs can't afford to ignore EdTech any longer

Why VCs can't afford to ignore EdTech any longer | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The education space is massive, very broken, barely touched by technology and has been largely underserved by entrepreneurs and investors. The opportunity for disruption, significant value creation and outsized returns is huge.
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Massive Revenues Reported by Coursera

Massive Revenues Reported by Coursera | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider Coursera recently reported $220,000 of revenue in the last quarter.
“It’s the beginning of revenue,” Daphne Koller, co-found of Coursera, told Inside Higher Ed.
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The Payoff For a College Degree

The Payoff For a College Degree | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
If there is growing cynicism about higher education, it is because many now know that the four years of "study" often involve banal subjects and bacchanalian pleasure. Educators have lost perspective, and the academy is adrift in a sea of empty. As such, higher education provides no guide for students' future.
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Brad Keywell: Entrepreneurship at Universities — 311 Years Late - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Brad Keywell: Entrepreneurship at Universities — 311 Years Late - Wall Street Journal (blog) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Brad Keywell: Entrepreneurship at Universities — 311 Years Late
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But stories like that of PayTango are now taking place at universities across the country.
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No classes needed: Southern New Hampshire University emphasizes skills

No classes needed: Southern New Hampshire University emphasizes skills | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
by Amy Scott, Marketplace
What if you could get a degree from a college with no classes, no instructors and no grades? It sounds like an ad on late-night TV. Recently, the online College for America got a big boost from the federal government.
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Skills gap boosts technical college grad

Skills gap boosts technical college grad | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Demand for technically trained, skilled workers has driven up wages and employment opportunities for associate degree holders with highly sought skill sets. Analysts and educators refer to the situation as a skills gap. A wave of new jobs in a changing, high-tech economy is rolling in just as a mass of baby boomers retires. The end result is a glut of vacant positions with too few workers with desired skills.

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The Diploma's Vanishing Value

The Diploma's Vanishing Value | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Bachelor's degrees may not be worth it, but community college can bring a strong return. The question families should be asking now is whether it's worth borrowing tens of thousands of dollars pursuing a degree from Podunk U. if the credential is only a ticket to a barista's job at Starbucks.
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California weighs its own open access plan

California weighs its own open access plan | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A bill in the California legislature would require state-funded research to be made public free of charge within a year of its publication.
If it passes, the bill would create an open access policy for California's state-funded research similar to a policy announced earlier this year by the Obama administration. The federal policy, which is not yet finalized, would apply to most federally supported non-defense research. California is not the only state moving to make public the published research it helps to fund; Illinois is weighing a similar proposal.
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The Educational Opportunities of Online Learning: Video

The Educational Opportunities of Online Learning: Video | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A discussion on the future of online education and MOOCS with Amy Gutmann, Anant Agarwal, Tom Friedman and Joel Klein
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MOOC Production Fellowship

MOOC Production Fellowship | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Apply now for one of 10 fellowship grants worth 25.000 Euros to produce your own Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) or nominate a professor that you think is a great teacher!
A German course-platform company, looking to help kick-start the MOOC movement in Europe, is inviting professors and others interested in creating and offering massive open online courses to compete in its contest.
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Is Higher Education a Sinking Ship?

Is Higher Education a Sinking Ship? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A recent CNBC article by Mark Koba notes the bleak outlook for 2013 college grads looking for work: A survey released last week from NACE
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Pearson VUE Test Centers Experience Major Problems

Pearson VUE, which operates a worldwide network of testing centers for various exams, has been experiencing significant technical problems this week.  The company's Facebook page features numerous comments from people unable to take their scheduled...
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Why Big Data is a Big Deal for Higher Education

Why Big Data is a Big Deal for Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Data isn’t sexy. Placed next to Instagram, Pinterest, or the latest social media property, a table of raw data just isn’t going to garner much notice.
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Going Beyond MOOCs

Going Beyond MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Last week, a startup e-learning company in Australia called Smart Sparrow introduced a new online learning platform that veers away from the path set out by traditional Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
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Online Degree Movement

Online Degree Movement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
University leaders are saying that the increase of public universities offering online degrees across the United States may help push tuition costs down and provide more flexible options for students.
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The Economist: "Time to scrap affirmative action"

The Economist: "Time to scrap affirmative action" | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Universities that want to improve their selection procedures by identifying talented people (of any colour or creed) from disadvantaged backgrounds should be encouraged. But selection on the basis of race is neither a fair nor an efficient way of doing so. Affirmative action replaced old injustices with new ones: it divides society rather than unites it. Governments should tackle disadvantage directly, without reference to race. If a school is bad, fix it. If there are barriers to opportunity, remove them.
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New Essay-Grading Software Would Be Beneficial To University

New Essay-Grading Software Would Be Beneficial To University | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
by Molly Block, Tx State University Star
Texas State officials should implement new essay-grading software embraced by big-name universities across the nation to help relieve stress for students and free up busy schedules for professors.
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