06 septembre 2015

Competency-based programs reimagine college credit

University Business LogoBy Sherrie Negrea. After years of quiet evolution, the competency-based education movement is now poised for explosive growth, with several hundred colleges and universities developing programs that fundamentally redefine the college degree. More...

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Attacking campus risk

University Business LogoBy Hilary Daninhirsch. With YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets, virtually nothing escapes the pubic’s notice, and judgment. It’s one reason higher education is paying much more attention to risk management now than in the past. More...

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Using your university buildings to generate a tax cash benefit

University Business LogoBy Philip Antoon and Mark Young. There is an opportunity that many universities are unaware of that can provide immediate tax cash savings. If you have conducted renovations to your buildings in the past, you may be in a position to take advantage of recently released Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) regulations. The following provides a brief background of the opportunity, outlines the characteristics of entities that can benefit, and also provides a roadmap for how to take advantage of this benefit. More...

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From Possibilties to Priorities: Inspiring a Vision for Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. From Possibilties to Priorities: Inspiring a Vision for Learning
Johnny Bevacqua, Connected Principals, 2015/09/04

One of the lings we learn bout in philosophy is the phenomenon whereby the question contains the answer it is seeking. More...

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Revisiting Vernor Vinge’s “predictions” for 2025

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Revisiting Vernor Vinge’s “predictions” for 2025
Vernor Vinge, 2015/09/04

Of all the predictions outline here, this is the one that seems most interetsing: "people can send silent messages without talking or (openly) typing. More...

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Welcome Videos For New Students

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Welcome Videos For New Students
Ashley Budd, Higher Ed Live, 2015/09/04

This is a selection of some of their favourite welcome videos (I confess I did not survey the field and so cannot comment on whether they are actually the best). More...

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This Robot Tutor Will Make Personalizing Education Easy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. This Robot Tutor Will Make Personalizing Education Easy
Issie Lapowsk, Wired, 2015/09/04

Wired is still on the Knewton bandwagon. Personalizing a lesson means creating even more work than already time-strapped, under-resourced teachers can handle. More...

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The Best of August 2015

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Best of August 2015
Jane Hart, Learning in the Social Workplace, 2015/09/03

I like this format from Jane Hart. She highlights the best of her posts and tweets from the months into a substantial newsletter broken into major topics emerging through the month, in this case, into these four: the need to revamp training, whether we should call people 'learners', the efficacy of self-directed learning, and organizational culture. More...

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How to Think Visually

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How to Think Visually
Rabndy, Cool Infographics, 2015/09/03

In case you haven't seen this before, or are just beginning your career and an education consultant, here's a graphic represention of a couple dozen or so graphical representations of data. More...

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When the Only Seat Is in Front of a Screen

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. When the Only Seat Is in Front of a Screen
Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, 2015/09/02

I don't think that it's controversial to use lecture-capture technology to offer live streams of lecture video. More...

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