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The Power of Big Data in Higher Educationrichdelogo

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:02:03 +0000

Big Data allows higher education leaders to both see and create an environment where they’re able to meet—and even anticipate—the broad and unique needs of their students at scale. http://evolllution.com/attracting-students/customer_service/the-human-element-and-the-power-of-big-data-in-higher-education/(image)


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Paperback Edition of “Revolution in Higher Education” is outrichde10084_jkt_Rev3

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:28:11 +0000

I’m happy to announce that the paperback edition of Revolution in Higher Education has just been released by MIT Press. It is available from online and traditional booksellers everywhere.  (image)


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The Accelerating Pace of Change in Higher Educationrichde

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:04:11 +0000

Judging from recent books, articles, and editorials, higher education is poised for a cataclysmic collapse. There is a considerable body of opinion that systemic problems such as runaway tuition, student debt, low graduation rates and pervasive elitism are so wired into the collective culture of college faculty and administrators that only drastic and disruptive measures …

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Using Data in #FutureHigherEd to Match Studentsrichdematching

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:18:34 +0000

Today’s #FutureHigherEd idea is a novel use of big data to match students with peers and mentors and improve the learning experience. In 2010,  Tim Renick at Georgia State Univesity started to examine millions of student grade reports looking for markers that might be predictive of classroom success.  Over time, Renick and his team developed analytical models …

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How will Accreditors survive in a #FutureHigherEd marketplace?richderecommended_stamp

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0000

  Prof. Dan Ryan from Mills College posted another thoughtful piece on #FutureHigherEd, posing the question what will the regulation of academic quality look like in a Flat World? We can imagine the emergence of both disruptive skill/knowledge certifying enterprises that operate at the individual level and certification accrediting enterprises that operate at the program …

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If Another College is Doing It Already, Can I Still Call it #FutureHigherEd Innovation?richdestealing-creative-ideas-190x300

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:41:45 +0000

Today’s #FutureHigherEd post is by Mills College professor Dan Ryan, who teaches a course on how to use design thinking to improve higher education. Prof. Ryan asks whether an idea can be innovative if someone else is already doing it. It’s a question that is interesting in its own right. The bottom line is that it is …

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What Happens When A University Imagines Its Future in Generational Terms? #FutureHigherEdrichdeideo-challenge

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:30:36 +0000

Today’s post from the openIDEO #FutureHigherEd Challenge is from my very own institution.  It concerns Georgia Tech’s Commission on Creating the Next In Education (CNE), a group that has been asked to look out ten years or more (well beyond any planning horizon) and recommend investments, experiments, pilots, projects, partnerships, and ecosystems that would help guide …

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5 Different Models: Speculating on the Shape of Future Universitiesrichde5-different-models

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:40:50 +0000

More ideas from the openIDEO Challenge: All are tied together by existing credentialing and business models, but they each address the challenges of learning communities not well-served by traditional residential degree programs.

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The Human Libraryrichdeideo-challenge

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:41:08 +0000

Kate Rushton contributed a startling idea to the Future of Higher Education Challenge  #FutureHigherEd:  Suppose you were studying Environmental Justice.  You might attend lectures, read some books, pore over a few case studies…or you might want to actually talk to someone who was affected by, say,  the Flint, Michigan water crisis or the events following the …

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Join A Global Challenge: Can We Reimagine Higher Education?richdeideo-challenge

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:17:29 +0000

Reimagine the Future of Higher Education Georgia Tech, USA Funds, Global Silicon Valley, Northeastern University, the US Department of Education, and  the international design firm IDEO are partnering to sponsor the OpenIDEO Future of Higher Education Challenge. The global initiative was announced Nov. 15 at the White House by Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell and will …

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