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What goes up…must come down. A paper re: the costs of obtaining a degree in higher education, by Daniel S. Christian

Abstract A perfect storm has been building within higher education. Numerous, powerful forces have been converging that either already are or soon will be impacting the way higher education is offered and experienced. This paper focuses on one of those forces – the increasing price tag of obtaining a degree within higher education.  It will […]

Reflections on “Detroit goes bankrupt, the largest city to do so in U.S.” [Davey]

Detroit goes bankrupt, the largest city to do so in U.S. — from nytimes.com by Monica Davey Excerpt: DETROIT — Detroit, the cradle of America’s automobile industry and once the nation’s fourth-most-populous city, has filed for bankruptcy, an official said Thursday afternoon, the largest American city ever to take such a course. . From DSC: […]

 

MIT Starts University Group to Build New Digital Credential System [Young]

MIT Starts University Group to Build New Digital Credential System — from edsurge.com by Jeff Young Excerpt: When a college goes out of business, all of its alumni can suddenly find themselves in an unexpected dilemma: How can graduates prove they actually earned their degrees when no one is left at the institution to send academic […]

 

DC: This is a sad day in the U.S. of A. –> “AI surveillance goes to school” [Waddell]

AI surveillance goes to school — from axios.com by Kaveh Waddell Excerpt (emphasis DSC): A new breed of intelligent video surveillance is being installed in schools around the country — tech that follows people around campus and detects unusual behaviors. Why it matters: This new phase in campus surveillance responds to high-profile school shootings like the […]

 

What is a learning ecosystem? And how does it support corporate strategy? [Eudy]

What is a learning ecosystem? And how does it support corporate strategy? — from ej4.com by Ryan Eudy Excerpt: A learning ecosystem is a system of people, content, technology, culture, and strategy, existing both within and outside of an organization, all of which has an impact on both the formal and informal learning that goes on in […]

 

Keep an eye on these blockchain startups throughout 2018 [Stark]; DC: Consultants, trainers, profs, & teachers may want to keep some of these co’s on their radars!

Keep an eye on these blockchain startups throughout 2018 — from forbes.com by Harold Stark Excerpt: In the nine years that bitcoin came to this world, it went from being a humble startup to a worldwide phenomenon that boasts as many as twelve thousand average transactions per hour. This translates to over 99,000 BTC or […]

 

Potential additions to L&D groups: 1) Help employees build their own learning ecosystems; 2) Design/develop workbots for self-service

From DSC: Reviewing the article below made me think of 2 potential additions to the Learning & Development Groups/Departments out there: Help people build their own learning ecosystems Design, develop, and implement workbots for self-service     Chatbots Poised to Revolutionize HR — from by Pratibha Nanduri Excerpt: Self-service is becoming an increasingly popular trend […]

 

My periodic update of items re: AR, VR, and MR.

Apple iPhone 8 To Get 3D-Sensing Tech For Augmented-Reality Apps — from investors.com by Patrick Seitz Excerpt: Apple’s (AAPL) upcoming iPhone 8 smartphone will include a 3D-sensing module to enable augmented-reality applications, Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang said Wednesday. Apple has included the 3D-sensing module in all three current prototypes of the iPhone 8, which […]

 

Group of seven major universities seeks to offer online microcredentials [Fain]

Establishment goes alternative — from insidehighered.com by Paul Fain Excerpt: Traditional colleges have been mostly on the sidelines for the early development of online microcredentials or badges — the kind that aren’t linked to conventional courses and the credit hour. Educational technology companies and other alternative providers have taken the lead in working with employers […]

 

Needed: More trim-tab groups & an increased focus on experimentation within higher education

Quote from Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education by Robert B. Barr and John Tagg (1995)   Buckminster Fuller used to say that you should never try to change the course of a great ship by applying force to the bow. You shouldn’t even try it by applying force to the rudder. […]

 

Reflections on “How Google and Coursera may upend the traditional college degree” [Butler]

How Google and Coursera may upend the traditional college degree — from brookings.edu by Stuart Butler Excerpt: Recently, the online education firm Coursera announced a new arrangement with Google, Instagram and other tech firms to launch what some are calling “microdegrees” – a set of online courses plus a hands-on capstone project designed in conjunction with […]

 

Skype real-time language translator goes live [Moscaritolo]

Skype real-time language translator goes live — from pcmag.com by Angela Moscaritolo With Skype Translator, have a conversation with someone over the Internet who speaks a different language. Excerpt: The Microsoft-owned chat service on Monday launched the first phase of its Skype Translator preview program first announced back in May. Jointly developed by Microsoft researchers and […]

 

Google’s Free LMS ‘Classroom’ Goes Live [Nagel]

  Excerpt: Google’s free learning management system, Google Classroom, is now in full release and is being made available today to all Apps for Education customers. The service had been in limited preview since May. During that time, according to Google Apps for Education Product Manager Zach Yeskel, more than 100,000 educators applied to be […]

 

IBM’s Watson goes to college

Seven of the nation’s leading technology institutions unveil cognitive computing courses leveraging IBM Watson — from IBM.com In Fall, 2014, new courses will inspire university students to build apps infused with Watson’s intelligence while gaining the entrepreneurial vision to deliver their innovations into the marketplace. Announcement marks the newest step in IBM’s strategy to fuel an […]

 

“Making your office space work” [Groner] & “The office goes live” [Harvey]

Making your office space work — from sparksheet.com by Danny Groner What happens when you move your startup into the Empire State Building? You learn what a difference a well-designed space can make, reports Shutterstock’s Danny Groner.   Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova.   Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova.     The office goes live — from […]

 

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