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    MITx: One Small Step for MIT, One Giant Leap for Higher Education


    Almost a decade ago, MIT created a stir in the education community when it launched its OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative to provide free, open access to course material for its undergraduate- and graduate-level courses to anyone, anywhere.  At the outset, many questioned OCW’s value—as well as the value of learning online.

    Dale Stephens: 'You Don't Need a College Degree to Change the World'


    The landscape of education reform in the United States is turbulent, and there may be no idea more radical than that of 20-year-old Dale Stephens:

    Disrupting College: A Mother of Five's Search for Answers as Tuition Looms


    For 60 grand a year at an elite private college, today's students are paying for a lot of things they could get elsewhere for cheap or free. So, is college worth it?

    Ashoka U and Cordes Foundation Announce “Most Innovative Educators of 2012”


    Forget the Oscars—this week, the hottest stars on the red carpet are ideas for improving higher education. Six sustainable, scalable teaching and partnership models to bring disruptive social innovation education have won the 2012 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award.

    With Intelligent Tech, Low-Income Students Find Success in College, Success for Life


    For many, attending college was always part of "The Plan" after high school—a few years of polish (and partying) before earning a degree and findin

    How Can Higher Education Stay Relevant for the Workforce?


    When recent graduates hang up their caps and frame their diplomas, many find themselves standing in employment lines.  According to Influencer Design Challenge Team member Branka Minic, Director of Global Corporate & Government Affairs at Manpower, youth are facing unemployment for three major reasons.

    Reinventing the Scholarly Article in the Digital Era


    Carroll asked, “Why are we talking about publishing papers? We need to reinvent what the scholarly article is in the digital era of today.”

    What is higher ed student "success" in the age of social innovation?


    “I believe it is the universities who are not student-ready,” said Adam Bush, director of curriculum at College Unbound, during the “Student Access and Success” workshop at the AshokaU Influencer. The workshop sparked a debate about why success, like access, in higher education continues to be such a challenge for American students.  

    How is Higher Education Preparing Students for the 'Real World?'


    Innovation is a popular trend within higher education. And with good reason. Students and faculty today more than ever are exploring opportunities to innovate while making a difference in the world. And as the pursuit for this type of learning model continues, the education community is searching for ways to develop more meaningful intersections between student pedagogy and social value.  

    Caution: Changemaking in Progress at Rollins College!


    Along with Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and author of ‘