In this battle of who is right and who is wrong in MOOC wars, I hope we keep the student front and center. The unprepared and unmotivated self-learner will face frustration and more failure without intervention and individualized support - difficult in MOOC environments.
The Internet Is Important To Everyone aims to bring attention to the impact broadband has on our lives, our health, our government, our jobs, and our education while considering whom among us does not use the Internet and who does not have home...
Dawne Tortorella's insight:
This study and the resources developed to share the story reinforce discussion we've had in class - how important access to information is everyone.
Yesterday seventeen open education experts came together to begin writing the Open Education Handbook. The handbook is part of the LinkedUp project, and the project team have chosen to also make it one of the first activities of the soon-to-be-launched Open Education Working Group. The handbook takes the form of an open, living document and it made sense to start the process through a collaborative effort – in the form of a booksprint.
Pinterest is a lifestyle searching tool for millions of people.
People go on there with excited eyes to look for amazing recipes to cook for dinner that weekend, find ways to dress to the tens for a special date, or find creative educational materials to teach children with.
Millions of users turn to Pinterest to enhance their lifestyle. And they are doing so by using the search function on Pinterest. Here’s a fun fact.
Did you know that Google has a search engine just for recipes? It’s been around for years, but almost nobody I know uses it.
Instead, most people I know automatically go to Pinterest if they want to find recipes to try out.
That’s not the only reason Pinterest is better than Google.
Here are 5 reasons why Pinterest’s search engine is better than Google.
"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.
To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"
What role can libraries play in helping students leverage social media in their learning activities? How should social media be incorporated into development of information literacy and research skills?
You can't have a university without a library. The hub of any academic's life, some of these libraries have been feeding the minds of scholars for nearly 500 years.
From Duke Humfrey's Library at Oxford, built in the 16th century, to the Joe & Rika Mansueto library built only a couple of years ago, to the Stirling Memorial library built in the 1930s, each has its own unique look and feel.
How we expect our libraries to appear and function has changed. Irrespective of age, these spellbinding library buildings each demonstrate unusual and beautiful approaches to the focal point of any university.
All these libraries stand testament to the brilliance of books.