01 février 2015

Higher Education Is Not a Mixtape

By . Economists predict that colleges will soon become "unbundled" by the Internet. But that won't—and shouldn't—happen.
One of these entrepreneurs is Martin Smith, who wrote an essay last July for Quartz titled "What universities have in common with record labels". More...

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A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt

The New York TimesBy . Has the student loan crisis already been solved?
This might seem an absurd question. Student loan debt is at a record high of $1.1 trillion, and the average undergraduate who borrows to attend school graduates nearly $30,000 in debt. Almost 20 percent of student borrowers are in default. More...

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White House Proposals on 529 College Savings Plans Would Reduce Benefits

The New York TimesBy . President Obama is proposing a radical change to the 529 college savings plans held by millions of families, which would require those who use them to rethink their approach to college savings. More...

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At Universities, a Push for Data-Driven Career Services

The New York TimesBy . Officials at the University of California, San Diego, had sparse information on the career success of their graduates until they set up a branded page for the university on LinkedIn a couple of years ago. More...

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Your College May Be Banking on Your Facebook Likes

The New York TimesBy . EverTrue, a Boston start-up that applies modern social media analytics to the traditional field of higher-education fund-raising, was born out of the frustrations of Brent Grinna, a former captain of the Brown University football team. More...

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EDUCAUSE reboots popular blended-learning MOOC

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Technology company Instructure today announced that the BlendKit MOOC is back by popular demand. EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida (UCF) are bringing back the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Instructure's Canvas Network with "BlendKit2015: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer," their second installment on the merits and methods of blended learning. The BlendKit2014 course was EDUCAUSE's first-ever MOOC, and it elicited a tremendous response from the higher education and K-12 communities. More...

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Humanities open book: Unlocking great books

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A new joint grant program by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seeks to give a second life to outstanding out-of-print books in the humanities by turning them into freely accessible e-books. More...

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Are we producing too many Ph.D.s?

University Business LogoBy John H. Frederick. Each year, the market for tenure-eligible faculty positions becomes more and more competitive, and a greater number of newly minted Ph.D. graduates struggle to find a job.
The U.S. annually produces about 70,000 new doctoral graduates, representing a significant investment of time and money by both the students and their universities. More...

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Experts discuss the biggest PCI vulnerabilities for higher education

University Business LogoBy Pamela Mills-Senn. “The biggest vulnerability is a lack of awareness across a distributed and diverse environment. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards cover everything related to processing credit card transactions, including software, hardware, networks and business processes. There have been several high-profile security breaches on campuses across the past several years, and trends indicate this type of malicious activity is increasing. More...

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Higher ed is a tough world, but it’s a world we made

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. When it comes to criticism, higher education tends to look for how we can make the smallest possible adjustments in our thinking to mollify our critics. I think that’s absolutely wrong in terms of how to respond. It’s a much bigger issue that requires us to rethink what we’re doing. More...

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