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Early demographic data hints at what type of student takes a MOOC | Inside Higher Ed

Do American MOOCs threaten disruption for international universities?


"The preponderance of international students taking MOOCs, if it persists, could have implications for the strategic directions of their providers. For example, Udacity recently made a deal with Pearson that will enable the young company to use Pearson’s testing centers to administer in-person exams to far-flung students. Pearson owns testing centers in 170 countries


It may turn out that MOOCs from elite U.S. institutions might pose the greatest disruptive threat to foreign universities, says Paul LeBlanc, the president of Southern New Hampshire University. 'It’s a bigger play, perhaps, in Asia than in the U.S.,' he said."

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SCUP Updates and Deadlines

Learn about upcoming deadlines and announcements.

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Face-to-Face Events for

Higher Ed Planning Professionals!

 

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Upcoming events:
 

May 13, 2016 | Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD

SCUP 2016 Mid-Atlantic Symposium
Big Data: Academy Research, Facilities, and Infrastructure Implications and Opportunities
 
June 3, 2016 | College of San Mateo | San Mateo, CA
SCUP 2016 Pacific Symposium
Applied and Integrated Planning in Community College Environments
 
July 9–13, 2016 | Vancouver, BC, Canada
SCUP–51, SCUP's Annual, International Conference
We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education
 
October 2–3, 2016 | Evanston, IL
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning

 

October 3–5, 2016 | Evanston, IL
SCUP 2016 North Central Regional Conference
Integrated Planning: It’s What We Do!

 

October 7, 2016 | Northeastern University | Boston, MA
SCUP 2016 North Atlantic Symposium
Northeastern University’s Vision in Boston and Beyond
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October 16–18, 2016 | Charlotte, NC
SCUP 2016 Southern Regional Conference
Planning with Clarity: Rethinking Conventional Models of Higher Education

 

October 16, 2016 | Charlotte, North Carolina
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning
 
 
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Is college choice impacted by data in the College Scorecard?

Is college choice impacted by data in the College Scorecard? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new paper provides evidence of how high school seniors use information from the College Scorecard.

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7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab

7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Want to create a culture where innovation thrives? Learn from the head of an innovation lab that has incubated over 600 start-ups.

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A Stronger Nation | 2016

A Stronger Nation | 2016 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A report on the progress of Lumina Foundation's Goal 2025—that by 2025, 60% of Americans will hold degrees—shows progress is being made...slowly.

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The data problem that perpetuates America's ongoing college-value debate

The data problem that perpetuates America's ongoing college-value debate | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Why is the value of college still debated even with piles of evidence to the contrary? The Bureau of Labor Statistics data is being misinterpreted.

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10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How one professor uses Snapchat to illustrate concepts taught in his class.

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How Cities Can Use Local Colleges to Revive Themselves

How Cities Can Use Local Colleges to Revive Themselves | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

After the large tire companies left Akron, University of Akron's president implemented a plan that repurposed local knowledge and strength to 21st century products. Now both the university and its region are thriving.

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Andy Nolan's curator insight, March 31, 4:55 AM
You can also read my blog 'Universities Can Lead the Way to Local Growth' here: https://aardvarknoseface.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/universities-can-lead-the-way-to-local-growth/
Andy Nolan's curator insight, March 31, 4:55 AM
You can also read my blog 'Universities Can Lead the Way to Local Growth' here: https://aardvarknoseface.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/universities-can-lead-the-way-to-local-growth/
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Moving Beyond “Fit”: Industry Engagement in Competency-Based Education Design

The success of competency-based education tomorrow depends upon strong industry-academic collaborations today.

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U.S. prosperity depends on success of the “left-behind”

The US's success as a nation depends on its ability to prepare the rank and file of tomorrow's workforce. Unfortunately, these are often the students are least likely to complete college.

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, March 21, 4:26 PM
I really would like to see this issue re-framed.  We are already setting up defeat with the frame "left-behind".  The vernacular used to terrible.  We've already left them and and they fell behind.  A much more solvable problem would be one where there are people who have not been equipped (yet) with the tools of the future.  People learn and can adapt rapidly - if they understand that they equal  - and there is possibility.  Negative labels create negative people.
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ACE2016: Evolving Higher Education Business Models

A recent panel discussed the higher ed business model, in particular: the need for innovation, using data to spend more efficiently, and getting buy-in for taking risks.

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Why colleges’ brands look so similar

Why colleges’ brands look so similar | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

College slogans and marketing materials are often incredibly similar. Why do so many universities struggle to differentiate from each other?

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Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture

Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Three teaching experts offer color commentary on a classroom lecture and discuss the pros and cons of this enduring teaching format.

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Howard University opens $70 million laboratory building, with hopes for more to come

Howard University opens $70 million laboratory building, with hopes for more to come | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Interdisciplinary Research Building, the first new academic building of its kind on the university campus in more than 30 years, brings together medicine, engineering, dentistry, pharmacy, and chemistry.

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JetBlue Will Pay Employees’ College Tuition Upfront

The new program covers tuition upfront and provides students with a "success coach" to walk them through the process of earning a degree.

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Transforming Institutions, Transforming Lives

Transforming Institutions, Transforming Lives | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Ten years of helping institutions change has taught the Gates Foundation an important lesson—innovation is powerful by itself, but becomes transformational when it is integrated across the institution.

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Former chancellors of research universities warn their future is in peril

Former chancellors of research universities warn their future is in peril | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new report recommends changes that need to happen to keep US research public universities competitive.

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What Counts as Learning While Making?

What Counts as Learning While Making? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As the maker movement makes strides in education, it's important to identify learning benefits throughout the process, not just at the end.

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Building a Culture of Curiosity: A Leaders & Lessons Conversation with Dr. Archie Cubarrubia

Building a Culture of Curiosity: A Leaders & Lessons Conversation with Dr. Archie Cubarrubia | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Data is the engine driving much of the innovation in higher education. Dr. Archie Cubarrubia of Miami Dade College shares how they are putting a focus on data to make student learning outcomes transparent to their community.

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Washington State U Tests Napping Pods

Washington State U Tests Napping Pods | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Each unit plays ambient music and provides privacy while the student takes a timed power nap. When naptime is up, the unit vibrates the student awake.

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Lifelong Learning and Technology

Lifelong Learning and Technology | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A large majority of Americans consider themselves "lifelong learners"—both professionally and personally. While many go online to learn, most of these learning activities occur in traditional places—home, work, conferences, libraries, etc.

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The inquiry-based approach to higher ed that could prevent college students from dropping out

Research shows student learning communities (SLCs)—academic programs in which a group of students take a shared set of courses structured by a common theme—can increase academic achievement as well as student engagement and retention.

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Signs of Prosperity or Debt? What You Need to Know About Luxury Amenities on College Campuses

Signs of Prosperity or Debt? What You Need to Know About Luxury Amenities on College Campuses | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The campus amenities arms race is a popular story in media, but what does the data tell us about the growth of non-academic facilities on campus?

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Rethinking Gen Ed

Amid concerns that requirements may not mean much to students or professors, Harvard and Duke Universities both look to curricular changes to improve undergraduate education.
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