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Learning, Freedom, and the Web | Anya Kamenetz | July 9, Chicago #SCUP47

Learning, Freedom, and the Web | Anya Kamenetz | July 9, Chicago #SCUP47 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The continuing transformation of higher education, with the twin pressures of economics and technological innovation, will challenge colleges and universities to find new efficiencies and specialization, embrace and incorporate a student's personal learning networks and paths, blend experiential and digital approaches, and adopt free and open-source educational resources. The dialogue is an evolving one, but Kamenetz will share her initial findings, and asks you to consider the impact of tuition and student loans, as well as technology and social media, on higher education.


Anya Kamenetz is bringing an entirely unexpected perspective on the future of knowledge, talent, and innovation. An educational futurist and the rare speaker on issues facing Millennials (while actually belonging to this generation), she delivers audiences core insights into change, technology, and talent.

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SCUP Updates and Deadlines

Learn about upcoming deadlines and announcements.

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Think Strategically Across Higher Education!


Chicago, IL
July 11–15, 2015

 
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Upcoming events:


SCUP Planning Institute - Step I
November 4 | Ontario, Canada


2014 North Central Regional Conference
November 5-7 | Ontario, Canada


SCUP Planning Institute - Step III
January 16-17 | Tempe, AZ


2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
March 8-10 | Norfolk, VA


2015 Pacific Regional Conference
March 22-24 | Portland, OR


2015 North Atlantic Regional Conference
April 12-14 | Providence, RI

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How Can Universities Welcome People with Disabilities?

How Can Universities Welcome People with Disabilities? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The vast majority of higher ed institutions accommodate disabled people, but do they welcome them? Here are 4 tips for removing “attitudinal barriers”—practices and attitudes that keep institutions from offering disabled people the options available to their more able-bodied peers.

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These 10 campuses are among America's most haunted

These 10 campuses are among America's most haunted | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Halloween is almost here! Have you seen Coaly the ghostly mule at Penn State? What about the entire basketball team that haunts Ohio University?

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Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The number of college-educated people age 25-34 living within 3 miles of city centers has surged, up 37% since 2000. The economic effect on cities can be huge; for every college graduate who takes a job in an innovation industry, five additional jobs are created in that city.

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Tracey Vickery's curator insight, October 26, 8:59 PM

No surprise...Austin #4 on the list...

 

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

It’s not enough to prepare students for a specific career. With so many new and complex challenges rapidly approaching—overpopulation, global climate change, microbiological threats—our very viability depends on our ability to discover. Fortunately, new programs and labs are encouraging this kind of learning.

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Degree Qualifications Profile Aims For Widespread Use Of Learning-outcomes Framework

Degree Qualifications Profile Aims For Widespread Use Of Learning-outcomes Framework | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Lumina Foundation recently launched the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP). Nearly five years in the making, the DQP is a framework that clearly defines the learning that college degrees should signify at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels. 

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Is university the place to learn to be an entrepreneur?

Is university the place to learn to be an entrepreneur? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Campuses across Canada are racing to create homes for budding entrepreneurs—incubators, labs, accelerators, etc.—but some question whether the programs are proliferating before universities know how to teach entrepreneurship successfully, or if it can be taught at all.

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Untapped potential: Making the higher education market work for students and taxpayers

Untapped potential: Making the higher education market work for students and taxpayers | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How to reform US higher education (from a free-market, conservative perspective): 1) modernize federal oversight, 2) shift academic oversight from accreditors to a group of employers, nonprofits, and/or professional associations, and 3) give consumers (students) the information to make better choices.

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The “deeper learning” model, which emphasizes critical thinking, communication, and learning to learn, has positive outcomes for students from any background, according to the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

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Tracey Vickery's curator insight, October 20, 9:34 AM

Always amazing that finds like this are news.  Seriously?  The brain is wired for challenge....surface learning and learning without purpose and understanding is not challenging. This is one of the biggest differences between American education and other countries.  We cover twice the material in our textbooks while others go deep.  What difference does it make?  From my observations, international students are more likely to connect the material in creative ways, actually recall the material because they can connect it, and end up with a mind more interested in learning. 

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Can Games Save Higher Education?

Can role-immersion games solve almost all of the problems afflicting higher education? That’s debatable. But they do spark passionate engagement from students, compelling them to work harder…voluntarily.

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Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age

The age of gigabit connectivity—internet speeds about 10x faster than the US average today—is approaching. What new activities and applications might emerge in the gigabit age? Telesurgery, immersive 3D experiences (including classes), and joining Thanksgiving dinner by holograph are just a few ideas.

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Mentoring in a Millennial World

Mentoring in a Millennial World | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Having grown up using social networks and mobile devices to crowdsource information and wisdom, millennials are most likely to seek a broad array of learning relationships to support them at work. They see mentoring as a learning process that occurs across a range of relationships — senior leaders, peers, junior colleagues, clients, and customers.

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Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom

Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Lids down. Clay Shirky, leading technologist and recent SCUP-49 plenary, now bans devices during his lectures. After thoughtful consideration of the science behind attention, multi-tasking, and social media, he no longer believes he can or should fight for attention; rather, he sees himself as a partner with students, protecting against distraction.

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A Great Recession, a Great Retreat

A Great Recession, a Great Retreat | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Without correcting the primary driver of rising tuition—declining state investment—the recent US federal investments in higher education will not fully help low- and middle-income families afford higher education. This report suggests a program that requires states to match federal grants and implement reforms and innovations to make higher education more affordable and more valuable.

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Rethinking Higher Ed: A Case for Adaptive Learning

Rethinking Higher Ed: A Case for Adaptive Learning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Adaptive learning technologies modify the way material is presented, combining computer science and cognitive psychology to offer a personalized experience for students. The result? Higher pass rates and lower drop-out rates.

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Women increasingly outpacing men’s higher education participation in many world markets

Women increasingly outpacing men’s higher education participation in many world markets | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In many parts of the world, more women enroll in higher education than men. Unfortunately, this has not corrected other gender imbalances—women continue to lag behind men in employment, income, business ownership, research, and politics.

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Academia and industry: Companies on campus

Academia and industry: Companies on campus | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Successful academia–industry partnerships require common interests, trust, and good communication. For each of these, proximity helps. Co-location removes the physical separation between researchers in academia and in industry, allowing serendipitous relationships to bloom.

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How to win a Nobel Prize

How to win a Nobel Prize | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Nobel Prizes were recently announced. Four previous winners were asked about how the prize changed their research work. The answer? Not much…and that’s a good thing. 

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Town and Gown: What Great Cities Can Teach Higher Education

Town and Gown: What Great Cities Can Teach Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Colleges need to learn from cities that survived the 20th century vibrant and healthy. Like higher ed today, some proclaimed the end of the city. Some cities used gimmicks and amenities to attract citizens, but the ones that emerged focused on something else: the essentials that allowed the social, collective experience and drama to flourish.

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Africa Analysis: Ranking African universities globally

Africa Analysis: Ranking African universities globally | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

For the first time, four African universities not in South Africa were listed in the QS World University Rankings. Comparing diverse universities and colleges worldwide might not be of much use, but for African universities it can be an acknowledgement that they have a place in the globalized higher education system.

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How Southern New Hampshire U Develops 650-Plus Online Courses Per Year

How Southern New Hampshire U Develops 650-Plus Online Courses Per Year | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In the past two years, Southern New Hampshire University increased its online course offerings by 67% and more than tripled its enrollment. How has the fastest growing not-for-profit online educator in the US managed to create so many new programs and courses?

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The Value of a College Degree

The Value of a College Degree | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

At a time when so many question whether college is worth the investment, the dollar value of a college degree is near its all-time high while the time required to recoup the costs of the degree has remained near its all-time low.

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Leon Botstein and the Future of Bard College

Leon Botstein and the Future of Bard College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Leon Botstein has formed Bard College in his image—idealistic, earnest, and dismissive of bureaucracy and procedure. But when a school is built around a personality (and that personality's ability to draw large donors), what happens when that personality leaves?

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Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark

Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Inequality in US higher education is growing— the biggest impact on college attainment is socioeconomic status. But the most disturbing part? Government financing doesn't solve inequities. It makes them worse.

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Forging Futures: Building Higher Level Skills Through University and Employer Collaboration

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

In the UK, 1 in 5 of all job vacancies are “skills shortage” vacancies—employers can’t find people with the skills they need. This report features 12 case studies that explore how universities and employers from a variety of sectors are collaborating to address skills shortages.

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How universities are using bold campus architecture to market themselves

How universities are using bold campus architecture to market themselves | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The many iconic university buildings built recently remind us that architecture continues to be used as a branding and marketing tool. They represent the power of knowledge, establish the school’s identity, and attract students (and parents).

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