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Roy Sovis

Where education technology will - and won't - take us by 2024 - 63 views

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    "students"
Maureen Greenbaum

SNHU: How Paul LeBlanc's tiny school has become a giant of higher education. - 1 views

  • Students are referred to as “customers.”
  • t deploys data analytics for everything from anticipating future demand to figuring out which students are most likely to stumble.
  • “Public institutions will not see increasing state funding and private colleges will not see ever-rising tuition.”

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  • tackle what colleges were doing poorly: graduating students. Half the students who enroll in post-secondary education never get a degree but still accumulate debt
  • school spends millions to employ more than 160 “admissions counselors” who man the phones, especially on weekends, guiding prospective students into the right degree program
  • vast majority are working adults, many with families, whose lives rarely align with an academic timetable.
  • “College is designed in every way for that 20 percent—cost, time, scheduling, everything,” says LeBlanc. He set out to create an institution for the other 80 percent, one that was flexible and offered a seamless online experience
  • low completion rate can be blamed partly on the fact that college is still designed for 18-year-olds who are signing up for an immersive, four-year experience replete with football games and beer-drinking. But those traditional students make up only 20 percent of the post-secondary population.
  • online courses are created centrally and then farmed out to a small army of adjuncts hired for as little as $2,200 a class. Those adjuncts have scant leeway in crafting the learning experience.
  • An instructor’s main job is to swoop in when a student is in trouble. Often, they don’t pick up the warning signs themselves. Instead, SNHU’s predictive analytics platform plays watchdog, sending up a red flag to an instructor when a student hasn’t logged on recently or has spent too much time on an assignment
  • highly standardized courses, and adjuncts who act more like coaches than professors
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    The Amazon of Higher Education-
    How tiny, struggling Southern New Hampshire University has become a behemoth.
Roland Gesthuizen

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future - 67 views

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    "Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network (PLN) will soon become, if it's not already, one of the most necessary and sought after skills for a global citizen, and as such, must become a prominent feature of any school curriculum.

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Steven Szalaj

Thinking for the Future - NYTimes.com - 59 views

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    Though-provoking piece about the kinds of skills might be needed in a future dictated by mega-data analysis.  It speculates how people might be needed to keep the "human" in "humanity."
Jon Tanner

Planning for Quality in Online Learning - 49 views

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    Evergreen education group and their organized, strategic planning process around four focus areas: Content, Teaching, Technology, and Operations
Jon Tanner

21st Century Education in New Brunswick, Canada - YouTube - 21 views

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    Good promo video by New Brunswick schools designed to provoke thought and conversation. Particularly notable quotes: "The top ten jobs today didn't exist in 2004." and "Many skills learned in public schools today will be obsolete by graduation." I have some thoughts on this at http://tannervision.blogspot.com/2013/11/new-brunswicks-view-of-21st-century.html
Randolph Hollingsworth

"Promises" of Online Higher Ed: Profits - Campaign for the Future of Higher Education |... - 12 views

  • the burning questions focus squarely and exclusively on what will make money for particular companies
  • use their powerful brand reputations to get ahead of rapid technological changes that could destabilize their residential business models over the long-run
  • good credit news for elite institutions
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    on the revolutionary aspect of MOOCs to break down traditional barriers to higher ed as regularly stated by CEOs Koller and Thrun: "This rhetoric is perhaps the most glittery yet in the public discourse about online higher education. But it is also a diversion shifting attention away from the logic of profit-making. For parents, students, and the general public who focus primarily on what education means for people's futures, for social mobility, for a healthy economy and a robust democracy, a dip into the insider talk of MOOCs, their investors, and industry analysts is both instructive and disorienting."
Diana Irene Saldana

The Future of Education - Charting the Course of Teaching and Learning in a Networked W... - 48 views

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    Charting the Course of Teaching and Learning in a Networked World. The future of education, social network
Roland Gesthuizen

Robert Scoble slams Microsoft's lack of vision - 1 views

  • He said the company suffered from an ingrained "consensus culture" built to "serve" the desktop PC. Because of it, Microsoft had not been able to catch up to a world in which smartphones, tablets and wearable devices were now the main ways of using computers.

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    "Tech giant Microsoft has a leadership and cultural problem that is preventing it from being as innovative as Apple and Google, according to former Microsoft evangelist Robert Scoble. 

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Roland Gesthuizen

A Critique of Technocentrism in Thinking About the School of the Future - 33 views

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    "So we are entering this computer future; but what will it be like? What sort of a world will it be? There is no shortage of experts, futurists, and prophets who are ready to tell us, but they don't agree. The Utopians promise us a new millennium, a wonderful world in which the computer will solve all our problems. The computer critics warn us of the dehumanizing effect of too much exposure to machinery, and of disruption of employment in the workplace and the economy. Who is right? Well, both are wrong -- because they are asking the wrong question"
psmiley

The New Digital Age - Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business - 16 views

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    It's a new world - a digital one
psmiley

Reading, writing and computer coding -- the basics of the future | eCampus News - 53 views

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    Basic ed skills
Amy Burns

FutureMe.org: Write a Letter to the Future - 73 views

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    As we are moving to the end of the year, it might be fun for those of us with seniors to have them send themselves an email, to be delivered on a specific date in the future. You can do that (as long as you keep the same email address) at this site.
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    Interesting concept--write a letter to yourself and have it delivered at a future date.
Thieme Hennis

Education Revolution | Alternative Education Resource Organization - 21 views

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    news site on alternative education
Thieme Hennis

http://uschybridhigh.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ET-article-DDywer.pdf - 0 views

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    Very interesting overview of the USC school of education (highschool) in California. Much focus on interpersonality, connectedness, and technology to make things happen and possible.
Rob Belprez

2081 based on Harrison Bergeron - 53 views

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    A short film called 2081 that is based on Kurt Vonnegut's story "Harrison Bergeron"
Roland Gesthuizen

Digital Aristotle: Thoughts on the Future of Education - YouTube - 30 views

  • Some thoughts on teachers, students and the Future of Education.
    The book kid me is holding in the video is The Way Things Work. If there's a bookish child in your life, you should get them a copy
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    "Some thoughts on teachers, students and the Future of Education.
    The book kid me is holding in the video is The Way Things Work. If there's a bookish child in your life, you should get them a copy"
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