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The Past, Present, And Future Of MOOCs

The Past, Present, And Future Of MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Here's a fresh take on the hot topic of MOOCs. It's a look at the past, present, and potential future of MOOCs.
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101 Recommended Educational Web Tools

101 Recommended Educational Web Tools | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In an effort to showcase the best educational web tools for teachers, here are some of the most popular and most talked-about options around.
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What would post xMOOCs look like?

What would post xMOOCs look like? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

MOOCs would likely become a disruptive innovation, where they would gradually be taken up by many Higher Education Institutions as mainstream delivery for awhile.  Four scenarios are offered as possible education futures.

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Hoping To Bolster Career Education, Indiana Governor Signs ‘Works Council’ Bills

Hoping To Bolster Career Education, Indiana Governor Signs ‘Works Council’ Bills | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Gov. Mike Pence signed two pieces of legislation Monday he hopes will strengthen Indiana's career and technical education programs.
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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

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Tony Wagner of Harvard University worked to uncover the 7 survival skills required for the 21st century. To accomplish this, hundreds of CEOs in business, non-profits and educational institutions were interviewed. A list of seven skills that people will need to survive and thrive in the 21st century was compiled from their answers.

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MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC

We see MOOCs as informing the debate around learning to get over the obvious problems of relevance, access and cost. This is by no means a definitive taxonomy but it’s a start. I’d really appreciate any comments, critiques or new categories. 

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The deflating higher education bubble: What next?

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The folks at the Atlanta Fed are much impressed by Instapundit Glenn Reynold’s argument that the higher education “bubble” can’t go on forever. According to Reynolds, colleges have two different strategic choices: increase the value of the education for the current cost, or lower the cost of providing the current level of value. And he expects the most common response will be the latter, likely involving technology such as MOOCs and other innovations in teaching methods.
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Having Rejected Common Tests, Alabama Opts for New ACT Exam

Having Rejected Common Tests, Alabama Opts for New ACT Exam | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The move holds symbolic importance for the two federally funded assessment consortia, which are mindful of maintaining membership in order to stay viable.
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Failing College

Failing College | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The April 2013 issue of Reason Magazine. Why are we screwing up the world’s best higher education system?
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Top conference hosted by ASU sparks education innovation, investment

Top conference hosted by ASU sparks education innovation, investment | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A super-charged atmosphere is guaranteed this week at the Education Innovation Summit 2013, hosted by ASU and GSV Advisors. A dynamic convergence of visionaries, entrepreneurs, investors and industry
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Kaplan University Selected to Participate in National MOOCs Pilot Program

Kaplan University Selected to Participate in National MOOCs Pilot Program | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Kaplan University has been selected to participate in a national pilot program that will examine the potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs), including how these courses could be integrated into traditional degree completion programs. Funded through an American Council on Education (ACE) grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) pilot program will help determine how students succeed at higher education institutions after having received credit for a MOOC.

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timokos's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:33 PM

Interesting! Will this provide a new chance to find a new business model for the for profit universities?

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Competency-Based Learning: A Student’s Perspective

Competency-Based Learning: A Student’s Perspective | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Despite several challenges, competency-based learning is an effective way to ensure non-traditional students receive relevant training at a pace specific to their abilities and needs

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Essay on how technology and new ways of teaching could upend colleges' traditional models

Forget MOOCs. The true challenge to higher ed will come from models that use cognitive science and technology to remove faculty members from the center of the learning process, writes Richard Holmgren.
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Smart Sparrow: Adaptive Courseware

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Smart Sparrow, which was officially launched on Tuesday at the Education Innovation Summit,in Scottsdale, Ariz., is an online-learning platform that allows anyone to create what Mr. Ben-Naim calls adaptive content. “The stress is on anyone,” he said. Smart Sparrow is the first Adaptive eLearning Platform that lets anyone create rich, interactive and adaptive learning experiences.

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MOOCs: The Great Rebranding

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Stephen Downes’s argues that “MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete.”

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Bill to Create 'New University of California' Dies

Bill to Create 'New University of California' Dies | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A bill is dead to create a fourth college system in California to award credit and degrees to students but offer no courses, according to the head of the state Assembly's higher education committee.

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Hope for Cheap, High-Quality College Degree

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Vance H. Fried,  a professor of entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University, says that online education will force colleges into an affordable -- but effective -- model by 2020.

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Infographic: Forecasting Higher Education

Infographic: Forecasting Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Discover the technologies that the New Media Consortium are saying will impact higher education in the coming years.
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Competency-based education heats up with new entrants

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Thanks to the college completion push and technological advances in digital learning, competency-based education is more en vogue than ever before, many observers say. Some predict that while massive open online courses get the bulk of mainstream attention, this rethinking of how higher education is conferred could be the true “disruption” to the industry.
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The End of the Testing Consortia As We Know It?

I think there’s now a one in three chance that we’ll look back in a year and say that this story was the beginning of the end of the Common Core testing consortia.
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NovoEd | Learn. Collaborate. Innovate.

NovoEd is a revolutionary online learning platform that offers free courses from top universities in the world.
Now there’s a new platform to add to the list. NovoEd, which officially opened on Monday, will begin offering seven courses to the public next week, as well as 10 private courses for Stanford students.

Amin Saberi, a Stanford professor and the start-up company’s founder and chief executive, said there’s a key difference between NovoEd and existing MOOC options: peer interaction.
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At CSU, the beginning of the end for traditional lecture classes?

At CSU, the beginning of the end for traditional lecture classes? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A new online class format has students watching lectures at home and doing homework in the lecture hall. San Jose State and other California State University campuses are experimenting with it.
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Ian's curator insight, April 16, 2013 5:48 PM

This is an just one example of how technology is changing the way we do things in this modern age especiallt in the last few years. Students of this generation are more accustomed to technology which could be a reason they did better on the final exam. Also because of technoplogy students use they dislike sitting in a classroom learning things instead of looking online. A good blend of both could continue the success rate of students taking exams and give them more confidence.

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Class of 2013 Enters Discouraging Job Market

High school and college graduates this spring will likely encounter gloomy job prospects, says a report from the Economic Policy Institute.

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Saudi universities preparing graduates for labor market

Saudi society lives with changes and developments of industry, education, media and health, in addition to many of the major economic projects. Local universities are working to increase their field and specializations to meet the requirements of labor market.

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U.S. announces rulemaking on gainful employment, state authorization and 'long-term agenda'

U.S. announces rulemaking on gainful employment, state authorization and 'long-term agenda' | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The Education Department gears up to try again on regulations governing vocational programs, and -- building on its recent activity -- hints at broad regulatory agenda in the near future.
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