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E-Sports at College, With Stars and Scholarships

E-Sports at College, With Stars and Scholarships | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

E-sports, or video game competitions, are catching on at campuses across the US. What started as a grassroots effort now has leagues, championships, competitive prizes, and athletic scholarships—all with major financial support from video game producers.

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Erma F. Ballesteros's curator insight, December 17, 2014 12:33 AM

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Changing the way we teach

This engineering professor's motto? Everybody learns by doing. How one class got students off Facebook and into learning.
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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:53 PM

Kinesthetic learning!

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This Will Revolutionize Education

For nearly 100 years, we've been asking the wrong questions about technology and learning. It's not which technology is more effective, but how best to use each technology to promote meaningful thought processes.

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, December 11, 2014 11:02 AM

Fantastic!  Technology might change, but it cannot replace the importance of human interaction and mental processing. It is the learning going on inside the students' heads that matters. Teachers are the key:  "The teacher's role is to guide the social process of learning... and make students feel important and accountable for doing the work of learning."   The philosophy behind creating a community of co-learners with students and teachers is a perfect example of  the Learning Commons.  Collaboration and communication are factors that will revolutionize education, technology provides us some nifty tools as assistance.  

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:53 PM

Powerful stuff!

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Universities building again after recession

Universities building again after recession | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As the US recession wanes, building and renovation projects are on the rise once more. Most projects focus on student centers and housing in an effort to attract students and improve retention.

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Wake Forest U. creates room for napping in campus library

Wake Forest U. creates room for napping in campus library | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Wake Forrest's revamped approach to student well-being is a bit unorthodox—not only is there a library room that encourages napping, but outdoor areas include board games and a piano.

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Anjan Purandare's curator insight, January 5, 1:15 PM

How Cool is that! - says Anjan Purandare, an alumnus of India's ISB.

Anjan Purandare's curator insight, January 5, 1:20 PM

How cool is that!

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6 Campuses and the Alcohol Surrounding Them

6 Campuses and the Alcohol Surrounding Them | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Each college trying to rein in drinking faces its own challenges: bars everywhere, numerous liquor stores, students' house parties. Explore the terrain here.
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I Teach At The University Of Virginia, And I See Signs Of Its Rape Culture Everywhere

I Teach At The University Of Virginia, And I See Signs Of Its Rape Culture Everywhere | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A professor comments on what it will take to change the rape culture problem at UVA—sustained anger and energy.

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Professors' emphasis on student-centered teaching methods hits 25-year high

Professors' emphasis on student-centered teaching methods hits 25-year high | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

More emphasis on student-centered instruction while online teaching slowly grows.More ethnically diverse faculty, but faculty who are women and non-white feel they must worker harder to be seen as legitimate scholars. This and more observations from UCLA’s survey of over 16,000 full-time faculty.

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On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race

On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Facing funding cuts and possible liquidation, on-campus art museums are working to prove their relevancy to the school’s academic mission. Elite schools are investing in art museums and centers as durable cultural landmarks that enrich the college experience while state schools incorporate art into engineering and biomedical programs.

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Radical Ideas for Reinventing College, From Stanford's Design School

Standard University's Design School spent a year asking this question: what is the future of the on-campus experience in an age of online learning? This TED-like talk explores the four answers they came up with.

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Collaboration Raises the Bar: How Visions Aligned to Create UC Davis West Village, the Nation’s Largest Planned Zero Net Energy Community

When visions are aligned, public-private partnerships can leverage initial assumptions into more ambitious programs to meet placemaking, sustainability, and other goals.

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Future of the Campus in a Digital World

Future of the Campus in a Digital World | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Campuses that want to survive well into the 21st century need to change their trajectories now. SCUPer Michael Haggans provides 6 recommendations for doing just that.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 24, 2014 9:14 AM

What steps should traditional campuses consider to provide value in the digital education age?

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CNN to Air Film on US "Higher Education Crisis"

CNN to Air Film on US "Higher Education Crisis" | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Don't miss CNN's "Ivory Tower," a documentary on US higher education that asks if college is worth the cost. Airs today (Nov 20) 9 pm ET.

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Top 20 Most Awesome Company Offices

Top 20 Most Awesome Company Offices | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

From learning spaces to working spaces—20 innovative and fun company offices.

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Sophie Brien's curator insight, February 20, 11:21 AM

Ils ont osé la créativité et le résultat est spectaculaire

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Coursera CEO Richard Levin: Democratizing Learning Takes Time

Coursera CEO Richard Levin: Democratizing Learning Takes Time | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The CEO of Coursera discusses disruption in higher education—what it means and how it's still pretty far away.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:48 PM

Changing education one campus, course, class, lesson, student at a time. However, the starting point to the response is still the greatest challenge - the professor, lecturer, trainer or teacher.

 

In most cases, the students are more ready than the instructor.

 

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

 

But when the teacher is not ready, the students might disappear :)

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Reflections from Arizona: The Future of Higher Education

Reflections from Arizona: The Future of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Three colleges in Arizona are transforming themselves to meet the needs of today’s student. The most important key to their success? A laser-like focus on the needs and success of their students.

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Most College Students Don’t Earn a Degree in 4 Years, Study Finds

A report from Complete College America finds that the majority of students at US public colleges do not graduate on time. Why? The inability to register for required courses, credits lost in transfer, and inadequate remediation programs.

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Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education

Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The true disrupter in higher education is not MOOCs; it’s competency-based online education. Linking workforce needs with learning outcomes, competency-based education is agile, modularized, and more affordable than the traditional higher education experience.

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Erma F. Ballesteros's curator insight, December 1, 2014 9:17 PM

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:54 PM

Schools like Southern New Hampshire University have already been doing this for years...

Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:50 PM

shift from "content and curriculum" to "competency and combination-complementary" fit with the employers in government, business, and industry

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A revolution in higher education

A revolution in higher education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An MIT task force is re-imagining the future of learning at the school. The overall goal? "We want to enable more time for our students to build things and interact more with their professors and peers," says Sanjay Sarma, task force co-chair.

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Keith Hampson PhD 's curator insight, November 29, 2014 10:22 AM

Regardless of  the means by which this initiative achieves its' goals, or the value of its ultimate objectives, it's wonderful to learn of a project that actually has a clear and concrete end in-mind. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:44 AM

Will this task force start another revolution in higher education or re-purpose one that has already started?

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New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Trachtenberg on Three-Year Degrees

New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Trachtenberg on Three-Year Degrees | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Too many of us in the academy run our disciplines like Soviet factories. We want to make a certain product and we want the world to consume our product, rather than looking at the world and saying what product it needs and then applying ourselves to providing an answer to society’s issue." Former George Washington University president on the importance of alternative models for degree completion.

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Academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial universities and biotechnology

If you want to make your university more entrepreneurial, what’s your first step? Change the culture. This article lays out an action plan for doing just that, and identifies the five characteristics of a successful entrepreneurial university.

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Fran Exposito's curator insight, November 27, 2014 5:00 AM

We can find in this article some information about what is Academic entreperneurship and entreprenurial universities related with biotechnology. This is a topic very strong today and this is a field some students would like to join in the future. Contribute to science throughout innovation, creativity and effort.

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Universities' Challenge

Universities' Challenge | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

For the first time, the annual number of British students choose to go to university in the US is more than 10,000. What’s behind this trend? The breadth of courses in the US and tuition fees in Britain.

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How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education?

How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
LaGuardia Community College in Queens faces the challenge of marketing its worthy but unglamorous mission to raise money.
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The Future of Higher Education in a Digital Age

"...there's a lot to be said about what you can get in the traditional classroom experience." Students talk about the ongoing digital disruption in higher education.

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:55 PM

Interesting stuff...