Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 2

Bryan Alexander

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) ( publisher ; Amazon ): this week we’re discussing chapter 2, “Shifting Landscape.”

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blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I think many MOOCs (and MOOC providers) will struggle to find a sustainable financial model in their current guise. 5) What is your response to the criticism of MOOCs (e.g.

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Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution

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Asynchronous access to this content, especially when this access is not through a dated university learning management system, but something more authentic to the student, maybe even accessed on their own mobile devices. Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution.

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And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables. Although no, to be clear, we are not on track for half of high school classes to be online or for higher education to be replaced by Udacity, and no, MOOCs have not transformed higher ed into some magical meritocracy.).

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” ” Via CJR : “‘This is unprecedented’: Public colleges limiting journalist access.” MOOCs are out. “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post.

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” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The MOOC is not dead, but maybe it should be,” says Rolin Moe. ” Via Techcrunch : “What Apple ’s education announcements mean for accessibility.”

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“The FCC Is Threatening to Gut a Program That Provides Internet Access to Minorities,” Pacific Standard reports. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. ” Via Real Clear Education : “ K–12 Predictive Analytics : Time for Better Dropout Diagnosis.” ” Via Campus Technology : “Students Who Comment More in MOOCs Have Higher Rates of Completion.” Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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” Via Chalkbeat : NYC schools Chancellor Richard “Carranza unveils capital plan with $750 million in fixes for disability access.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” The Atlantic on recent Pew Research data about families lacking high-speed Internet access at home : “Why Millions of Teens Can’t Finish Their Homework.”

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Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times.

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” Education Politics.

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’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Via the Future of Privacy Forum : “ Law Enforcement Access to Student Records : What Is the Law?” (National) Education Politics.