02 mars 2015

Learning from Past Trends and Preparing for Future Growth

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. In 2012, everyone across higher education was talking about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). From deans to presidents, everyone I spoke with about online education, non-traditional students and their institution’s goals for bringing the former to the latter mentioned the acronym “MOOC” at some point. Over the past two years the hype around MOOCs has faded. More...

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Whose to Lose?: Citizens, institutions and the ownership of higher education funding in a devolved UK

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"On Thursday, 26th February 2015, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) will publish Whose to Lose?: Citizens, institutions and the ownership of higher education funding in a devolved UK. It covers all four parts of the UK, with a particular focus on Wales, and is written by Lucy Hunter Blackburn, the former Head of Higher Education for the Scottish Government.
The paper is being submitted to the Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangements in Wales in time for the end of their consultation period on Friday, 27th February 2015. More...

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What do we mean by quality when teaching in a digital age?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Most governments act to protect consumers in the education market by ensuring that institutions are properly accredited and the qualifications they award are valid and are recognised as of being of ‘quality.’ However, the manner in which institutions and degrees are accredited varies a great deal. The main difference is between the USA and virtually any other country. More...

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If Academe is Part of the Problem of Inequality and Oligarchy, What Is the Solution? #FuturesEd

http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. A recent sociodemographic study of how the top 10 universities supply the professorate way beyond their numbers to every other university documents how much the attitudes of elitism academics so often critique pervade its own practices.  "The Academy's Dirty Secret" documents the academy's systematic contribution to what Guinier calls "the tyranny of meritocracy." Read more...

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Why Are We Still Learning Alone? Why Connection Is More Important Than Ever #FuturesEd

http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. In his classic study Bowling Alone (2000), Robert Putnam argues that we have lost our connection to friends, family, neighbors, and our democratic structures.  He warns that our "social capital" has plummted, leaving us emotionally and socially impoverished.  We're working harder, going to more meetings, but spending less time with friends, neighbors, and others.  His powerful image of this is that more Americans bowl now more than ever--but not in leagues.  We're bowling alone. Read more...

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By Michael Feldstein. A little while back, e-Literate suddenly got hit by a spammer who was registering for email subscriptions to the site at a rate of dozens of new email addresses every hour. After trying a number of less extreme measures, I ended up removing the subscription widget from the site. Unfortunately, as a few of you have since pointed out to me, by removing the option to subscribe by email, I also inadvertently removed the option to unsubscribe. More...

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Alternate Ledes for CUNY Study on Raising Graduation Rates

By . Last week MDRC released a study on the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) with near breathless terms. More...

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Notes on recent reviews of CBE learning platforms

By . Over the past half year or so I’ve provided more in-depth product reviews of several learning platforms than is typical – Helix, FlatWorld, LoudCloud, Bridge. Understanding that at e-Literate we are not a review site nor do we tend to analyze technology for technology’s sake, it’s worth asking ‘why the change?’. There has been a lot of worthwhile discussion in several blogs recently about whether the LMS is obsolete or critical to the future of higher ed, and this discussion even raised the subject of how we got to the current situation in the first place. More...

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LoudCloud Systems and FASTRAK: A non walled-garden approach to CBE

By . As competency-based education (CBE) becomes more and more important to US higher education, it would be worth exploring the learning platforms in use. While there are cases of institutions using their traditional LMS to support a CBE program, there is a new market developing specifically around learning platforms that are designed specifically for self-paced, fully-online, competency-framework based approaches. More...

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e-Literate TV Preview: Essex County College and changing role of faculty

By . As we get closer to the release of the new e-Literate TV series on personalized learning, Michael and I will be posting previews highlighting some of the more interesting segments from the series. When we first talked about the series with its sponsors, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, they agreed to give us the editorial independence to report what we find, whether it is good, bad, or indifferent. More...

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