UIUC, Coursera partner to offer iMBA, a $20,000 graduate degree

Coursera and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign College of Business on Monday announced the launch of the iMBA, the first open, fully online MBA program to be offered through the MOOC platform. The program has been approved by the institution’s faculty senate, and for many who have watched the massive open online course space over

RTI Study Reports High Attrition among STEM High Performance Students

About a quarter of high performing students who began pursuing a bachelor’s degree between 2003 and 2009 declared a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) major; however, nearly a third of these students had transferred out of STEM fields by spring 2009, according to a study by RTI International. While being very attractive to students,

Request for Papers I-PHEX 2015 in Malaysia

Our colleagues from Malaysia asked me to share this invitation: You are invited to join I-PHEX 2015 to showcase innovative practices in your courses, programs, curricula, etc., to be shared and emulated by others in higher education.  Don’t miss the chance to participate in this international exhibition: Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Fee:  RM 800 (Malaysian) or US$ 350

2015 Education Technology Innovators (CHE)

The Chronicle has showcased creative efforts to solve problems — to enliven the classroom, cut instructional costs, recruit more women into computer science, keep students on track to graduate, conduct cutting-edge research, and more. Worth reading (here). Here’s the list of innovators. Unfortunately access is limited to for CHE suscribed members (apologies!). Innovators A New School

10 Habits Successful People Give Up (LifeHack)

1. They don’t work in their comfort zone. 2. They don’t do without first learning. 3. They don’t fear asking for advice. 4. They don’t get lost in the small details. 5. They don’t multitask. 6. They don’t lie to themselves. 7. They don’t procrastinate in asking for feedback. 8. They don’t follow, they lead.

THE 2014 GALLUP-LUMINA FOUNDATION STUDY OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC’S OPINION ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Eight in 10 (80%) agree or strongly agree that colleges and universities need to change to better meet the needs of today’s students. Other findings… Nearly all (96%) say it is somewhat or very important for adults in this country to have a degree or professional certificate beyond high school. A majority (94%) say it

Cyberlearning – an NSF RFP

Cool! The purpose of the NSF Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts: Innovation: inventing and improving next-generation genres (types) of learning technologies, identifying new means of using technology for fostering and assessing learning,

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