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Popular video forecasts the end of traditional higher education

In Bill Sams’ future, only the children of the ultra-wealthy will attend on-campus college courses, the student loan industry will collapse, and Google will build an omniscient online educational system while Apple and Amazon team up to create a...

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Amazon.com: Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (9780465021420): David Weinberger: Books

Amazon.com: Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (9780465021420): David Weinberger: Books | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Amazon.com: Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (9780465021420): David Weinberger: Books...


Sounds good. Anyone read it?

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The Future Is Now: Anything Can Be A Touch Screen Thanks To Disney Research

The Future Is Now: Anything Can Be A Touch Screen Thanks To Disney Research | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Any surface, including liquid and the human body, can be turned into a multi touch interface with a new technology developed by researchers at Disney and Carnegie Mellon University, opening the door to making everyday objects intelligent, the...


So, what does this do to learning space design? 

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The Game Has Changed (EDUCAUSE Review) | Must-Read

A must-read by Charles Henry and Brad Wheeler in EDUCAUSE Review. The list of 8 things the academy can do to rethink and relabance sound like a list of integrated planning tenets.


  1. "Stop thinking about projects as isolated, local activities. Rather, every major project is an element of a much wider environment of activity that needs to be federated at some level as a functional facet of the whole."
  2. "Promote large-scale efforts that bring together multiple elements of higher education (libraries, IT departments, scholarly societies, administration, research centers, publishers) and eschew proposals that rely on a single community or profession to solve a major challenge."



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The Student Swirl - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Jeff Selingo in The Chronicle:


"We’ve seen in the disruption of other information industries in recent years that change has resulted in the decline of the middleman—record companies, newspapers, and book publishers. The relationship is increasingly between the producer (in the case of higher ed, the professor) and the consumer (the student). It makes physical campuses and institutions less important, at least to those students who need to move around."

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Stupid High School Kids (and Teachers) Freak Out Over Wikipedia Blackout

Stupid High School Kids (and Teachers) Freak Out Over Wikipedia Blackout | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"crying myself to sleep because I can't read this summary of paradise lost because Wikipedia is blacked out. -.- Sarah C. 16 hours ago"


The blackout today of a number of popular websites in protect of SOPA and PIPA may not have affected you directly. (We knew how to get past the Wikipedia blackout.)


However, it does affect you professionally if you work in higher education. We're going to the satire site Gawker.com to share their collection of posts and comments by students of various ages who faced a black hole where Wikipedia once was.


It's not safe for work (NSFW) in terms of language, but if you don't understand this (personal opinion by Terry Calhoun), you have no idea where higher education is going in the next decade.


P.S. From a teacher: "How am I supposed to learn what I have to teach with #Wikipedia shut down?"

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Infograhic: Facebook University

Infograhic: Facebook University | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition | The New Media Consortium | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This is a worthy addition to your end-of-year reading possibilities. We're very intrigued by the concept of selecting 12 and then asking for a conversation about the top 6. Hmm.


"The NMC Horizon Report > Higher Education Edition series seeks to identify and describe six emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within higher education over the next five years. The 2012 Horizon Project Higher Education Advisory Board recently voted on the top 12 emerging technologies — the result of which is documented in the NMC Horizon Project Short List > 2012 Higher Education Edition. This short list helps the advisory board narrow down the 12 technologies to six for the full publication. View the work that produced the short list on the wiki."

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Change You Can Believe in? Higher Education over the next Decade

Change You Can Believe in? Higher Education over the next Decade | SCUP Links | Scoop.it



A proceeding of the SCUP 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at Umass (and other locations nearby). It is available to attendees of the event and as a benefit of membership to all SCUP members:



Presented by: Michael Halleran, Provost, William & Mary, College of William and Mary


Higher education is experiencing a period of intense change, comparable to that experienced during the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. This change is part of fundamental shifts extending beyond higher education and having a great impact on it. To be able to plan in such an environment, one has to understand what forces are creating these changes at the global, national, and local levels, how they interact and how they affect higher education. With that understanding, it becomes possible to develop plans that can take root in a moving landscape.

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21st Century Scholar | A blog of the USC Rossier School of Business

21st Century Scholar | A blog of the USC Rossier School of Business | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Bill Tierney and others whose names you would recognize blog here:


"21st Century Scholar is the newest undertaking by the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA) at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education to contribute to the conversation about the pressing issues facing education. CHEPA began 17 years ago, and we have focused on three broad issues—how to increase access to college for low-income youth; how to improve academic governance and decision-making; and what the implications of globalization are for education. Our website and our print publications have covered topics from the challenges homeless youth face in school to how governing boards of public colleges and universities might improve."

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What Apple’s Vibrating Pen Tells Us About the Future of Everything | Cult of Mac

What Apple’s Vibrating Pen Tells Us About the Future of Everything | Cult of Mac | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
What Apple’s Vibrating Pen Tells Us About the Future of Everything http://t.co/9zOcplK1 #SCUP: 'haptics' is a term you should ...


Can you say "haptics"?

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Amazon.com: The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution (9781118077559): Brian Solis: Books

Amazon.com: The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution (9781118077559): Brian Solis: Books | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Amazon.com: The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution (9781118077559): Brian Solis: Books...

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Did Anyone Ask the Students?, Part I - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Jeff Selingo is editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is from his blog:


"As you can see, the future of higher ed should not be a one-size-fits-all online world where students are directed to a small set of career-focused majors. That’s an appropriate model for some students, particularly working adults, who might need a just a few more credits for a degree or any credential to get ahead in their careers. We often talk about how diverse our higher-ed system is, but as we design the next-generation model, perhaps we should be listening more to this generation of students to ensure it remains that way."

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Five Questions with Seth Godin | University Advancement

Five Questions with Seth Godin | University Advancement | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Ouch.


"1. It’s 2020. What does higher education look like at the end of this decade?


That will be about three years after the giant crash of education loans and the inability of the typical student to justify a full-fare education. It will also be a few years after most courses are available digitally–maybe not from your school, but calculus is calculus. At that point, schools will either be labels, brand names that connote something to a hiring manager, or they will be tribal organizers, institutions that create teams, connections and guilds. Just as being part of the Harvard Crimson or Lampoon is a connection you will carry around for life, some schools will deliver this on a larger scale.


I guess it’s fair to say that the business of higher education is going to change as much in the next decade as newspapers did in the prior one. And one more thing before I really get ranting: Higher education is vitally important to our future. It’s one of the best reasons to be a citizen, to be a person in our society. It has the potential to change lives and open doors. But we need to push in the right direction."

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Anya Kamenetz: Voice of the Alternative-to-Traditional-Higher-Ed Movement

Anya Kamenetz: Voice of the Alternative-to-Traditional-Higher-Ed Movement | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

You really should know more about Anya Kamenetz. She is the popular figurehead for the movement to transformative alternatives to traditional higher education. A movement that now has support in all related communities, and is getting funding.


Kamenetz’ drive is to pursue alternative education through open content and alternative accreditation systems, like badges. She points out that we cannot double higher education’s output using the current model of bricks and mortar. Simply cannot. She has said that the growth demand in India alone would require a new campus for 1,000 students every week until 2025. And she stays connected to all of the broad range of alternatives being worked on, some of them now attracting significant funding.


Kamenetz was the keynote presenter and played other roles at the start of the SCUP-award-winning University of the Pacific’s current strategic planning initiative. Video of her keynote at that Futures Symposium is available here. A Ted-X Atlanta presentation in which she supports that “university” means “community,” and then can be viewed here.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education | MindShift

Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education | MindShift | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education http://t.co/RsbmgHli #SCUP...


Robinson is widely respected internationally as a thinker and speaker about education. His short videos like this one are watched by millions.

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Designing the Future at Georgia Tech Using Convergent Planning Methodologies

Designing the Future at Georgia Tech Using Convergent Planning Methodologies | SCUP Links | Scoop.it



A proceeding of the SCUP 2011 Southern Regional Conference in San Antonio, TX. It is available to attendees of the event and as a benefit of membership to all SCUP members:



Presented by: Amir Rahnamay-Azar, Senior Vice President, Administration & Finance, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus; Chester Warzynski, Executive Director, Organization Development, Georgia Tech


This presentation describes an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to constructing a 25-year strategic vision and plan at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) using convergent methodologies. The presentation will show how Georgia Tech applied four distinct but convergent methodologies to: (a) engage stakeholders; (b) objectify and validate strategies; (c) connect the plan to the institution's culture; and (d) develop a process for aligning and implementing the strategic plan.

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Six Trends to Watch | And, Proceedings of 'Inspiring Community' | 2011 SCUP Pacific Regional Conference

Six Trends to Watch | And, Proceedings of 'Inspiring Community' | 2011 SCUP Pacific Regional Conference | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

We're sharing one session's slide show: "As the Future Catches You ..." by former SCUP boardmember Linda Baer of the Gates Foundation. In it she lays out Six Trends to Watch:


  • New models of blended and online courses
  • Analytics unlock personalization
  • DIYU is for real, new brands will emerge
  • Fusing learning and work
  • Creative partnerships form
  • Innovation is key


After nearly every SCUP international and regional conference, presenters' handouts (usually slide shows) are posted to SCUP's website on a proceedings page. The title link will take you to that page for this event.


Those proceedings are freely downloadable by those who attended the event and by any SCUP member, as a benefit of membership. 

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