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Enabling seamless lifelong learning journeys--the next frontier of digital education

Enabling seamless lifelong learning journeys--the next frontier of digital education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The digital disruption of education has happened slowly thus far. Where might it go?

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Universities Grapple With Trump's Executive Order On Immigration

US colleges and universities are concerned about the implications of President Trump's executive order barring people from seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the US.

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Northern Arizona University: A suite of initiatives to help first and second-year students

Northern Arizona University: A suite of initiatives to help first and second-year students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Northern Arizona University implemented a suite of student success initiatives...all while facing growing enrollment.

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Colleges are pushed to stand behind what they sell with money-back guarantees

Colleges are pushed to stand behind what they sell with money-back guarantees | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As prices rise, pressure to make schools share risk is winning broad bipartisan support.

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Lego professor of play: apply now for the most coveted job in education

Lego professor of play: apply now for the most coveted job in education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The world’s first professor of play – funded by Lego – is being sought by Cambridge University to lead a center that will research the importance of play to childhood learning and development.

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What U.S. higher education can learn from Canada: Bigger schools can be the best

What U.S. higher education can learn from Canada: Bigger schools can be the best | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

While elite institutions in the US have become more and more exclusive, the opposite is true in Canada.

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How Should States Structure “Free” College?

How Should States Structure “Free” College? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As more states promise tuition-free higher education, a question remains—is it better to provide less assistance to more students, or more assistance to fewer students?

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A military college doubles down on making learning faster, longer lasting

A military college doubles down on making learning faster, longer lasting | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Naval War College has incorporated games, simulations, and role playing into all areas of its curriculum. Its provost said these applied learning methods should be used more in civilian colleges, too.

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How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library

The library empowered "innovation communities" of on-the-ground staff to design, test, and advocate for solutions to the library's most pressing problems.

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Students Want Their Personal Data to be Used to Improve the College Experience, Survey Says

Students Want Their Personal Data to be Used to Improve the College Experience, Survey Says | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In particular, students want their data to streamline course registration, make it easier to obtain health care, and identify student organizations to join.

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Yale Sets Policy That Could Allow Renaming of Calhoun College

Yale Sets Policy That Could Allow Renaming of Calhoun College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

After a long-running debate over the name of one of its residential colleges, Yale has developed an official procedure for considering the renaming of university buildings.

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Can't afford an NYU dorm? School to offer 'Grandma's spare room' instead

Can't afford an NYU dorm? School to offer 'Grandma's spare room' instead | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

NYU students can save money by lodging in older people's spare bedrooms thanks to a new program.

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How to Talk About Higher Ed Around the Thanksgiving Table: a Brief Guide

How to Talk About Higher Ed Around the Thanksgiving Table: a Brief Guide | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A primer on commonly asked questions about US higher education.

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Falwell says Trump administration has tapped him to lead a higher-ed panel

Falwell says Trump administration has tapped him to lead a higher-ed panel | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The president of Liberty University has been asked to lead a panel on reform of higher education regulations.

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Aligning Demographic Shifts and College Participation: Increasing Latino Degree Attainment

Aligning Demographic Shifts and College Participation: Increasing Latino Degree Attainment | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Data-driven ideas on how to increase access, retention, and completion for the Hispanic/Latino population in the US.

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Will alternative credentials replace college degrees?

Will alternative credentials replace college degrees? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

At this moment, "alternative credentials are serving as supplements to and differentiators on top of the degree, but not full replacements."

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U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads

U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.

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Five Cabinet Nominees Who Could Affect Education

Five Cabinet Nominees Who Could Affect Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A lot has been written about how Betsy DeVos, the nominee for US education secretary, could affect education. But what about the other nominees?

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The Best Strategic Leaders Balance Agility and Consistency

Too much consistency will make you rigid; too much agility will make you unfocused. To be a great leader, you must strike the right balance.

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Why are so many students failing to find good jobs after college?

Why are so many students failing to find good jobs after college? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Most students say they go to college so they can get a better job, yet new research says that career centers are not helping students achieve that goal.

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Make Colleges Diverse

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The new American Talent Initiative wants to increase the number of Pell Grant recipients attending the 270 colleges with the highest graduation rates.

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After a falling, college graduation rates begin to rebound

After a falling, college graduation rates begin to rebound | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Graduation rates in the US have begun to rise and analysts expect their slow rise to continue. 

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Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences

Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nine recent college grads share how they they feel about their college experience...and their future.

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Canadian schools succeed in nudging one minority group to and through college

Canadian schools succeed in nudging one minority group to and through college | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How Canadian universities are developing programs that support indigenous students.

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