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Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC

Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC | aect | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the San Jose professors worry that public higher education will suffer if scholar-student interaction is replaced with videotaped content.
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I hope that we can begin to move the conversation to open education resources (OER) and away from technology platforms, although I credit MOOCs as a catalyst for the conversation.

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MOOCs seem like a 'throwback' to the early days of the internet where we marveled at the sheer power of being connected, but as a method of learning, they leave lots of needs unmet.

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We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks

We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks | aect | Scoop.it
We need faculty to make the switch and drop their traditional textbook for an open textbook. It's not hard, but it's not easy, and institutions can make a huge impact by providing training and resources for interested faculty to make the switch....
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America's High School Graduation Rate and its Impact on Higher Education

America's High School Graduation Rate and its Impact on Higher Education | aect | Scoop.it
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges institutions to harness educational technology to curb dipping enrollment and completion rates.
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Interesting data that speaks to reduced matriculation to college, despite increasing high school graduation rates.

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Education Technology and the Twenty-First-Century Skills Gap

Education Technology and the Twenty-First-Century Skills Gap | aect | Scoop.it
All too often, students in many countries do not get the education they must have to prosper in the twenty-first century. Education technology can help close this skills gap.
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5 Great Formative Assessment Strategies For Teachers

5 Great Formative Assessment Strategies For Teachers | aect | Scoop.it
This article feature 5 easy and effective formative assessment strategies to use with your students.
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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides) | aect | Scoop.it
Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere. That's great for students but what about teachers? Where's the pe
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Annual reports: Copyright policy and the right to science and culture

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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The United Nations Human Right Council states it is important to:  "promote cultural and scientific participation by encouraging the use of open licences, such as those offered by Creative Commons."

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/CulturalRights/Pages/AnnualReports.aspx

Upper left corner - click on "E" for *E*nglish, *F*rench, *S*panish, *C*hinese, *A*rabic, *R*ussian: left of: "Copyright policy and the right to science and culture"

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[PDF] Planning for assessing 21st century spaces for 21st century learners

[PDF] Planning for assessing 21st century spaces for 21st century learners | aect | Scoop.it

How do you measure return on investment of time, energy and funds expended in shaping and sustaining physical environments serving 21st century learners? 

How does space influence the nature of the learning experience?

How can focusing on what students are to become, on how learning happens drive the process of shaping and sustaining 21st century learning environments?

This guide, developed by a working group convened by the LSC, is a template for exploring such questions. It is intended to advance efforts on individual campuses to imagine and shape new spaces, reimagine and repurpose existing spaces; it is intended to inform the national dialogue about why attention to physical learning environments matters. 

 

Reports and reflections in this guide illustrate how research findings are influencing campus-based programmatic and pedagogical change, transforming what and how students learn. They also present evidence of how such findings inform the process of transforming the physical spaces—where students learn. They signal how attention to central questions that should drive planning for assessing 21st century learning space for 21st century learners.

 


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Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED

Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED | aect | Scoop.it
Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage.
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"We now have programs and platforms that can transform learners into globally active citizens, opening up countless avenues for communication and impact."

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/20-most-powerful-uses-of-technology-for-learning/#ixzz3UkMLv2Cb

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Digital storytelling handbook

This handbook is a product of the Digital Commonwealth project which sought to facilitate a creative response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. However, the handbook is designed to be of use to a wider range of individuals, community groups and third sector organisations interested in using digital media (blogs, audio, video and social media) to tell their stories. Please use and share!

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Net Neutrality: A Huge Victory for Education | Edudemic

Net Neutrality: A Huge Victory for Education | Edudemic | aect | Scoop.it
Although one of the most fundamental free speech issues of our time some understandable confusion remains around just what exactly "net neutrality" entails.
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Making Makerspaces Work on Campus

Making Makerspaces Work on Campus | aect | Scoop.it
The USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation serves as a model for kickstarting campus imagination.
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Also, check out the great work being done at Indiana University via CreativityLabs.com, bringing together educators, designers, artists, and learning theorists interested in constructionist and design-based learning. 

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Institutions experimenting with targeted MOOCs

Institutions experimenting with targeted MOOCs | aect | Scoop.it
The University of Michigan and Harvard are seeing success with efforts to tap into specific populations using the free online courses.
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This is consistent with the contention that the sweet spot for MOOCs (in particularly c-MOOCs) may well be in informal learning. That's not a bad thing considering as much as 80% of learning happens informally.

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Open Badges in All Directions

Open Badges in All Directions | aect | Scoop.it
Do you a badge sitting in your Mozilla Backpack that you'd like to share on your Credly profile? Already curating badges from many different sources on Credly and want to showcase other open badges there, too? No problem. Use the "Import Open Badges" menu option in Credly.

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Should online learning be for all students? « Uncategorized « Keeping Pace

Should online learning be for all students? « Uncategorized « Keeping Pace | aect | Scoop.it
A recent post, Study of online passing rates in Michigan suggests that online learning is not for everyone, generated several thought-provoking responses. Among…
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“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”

“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.” | aect | Scoop.it
“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”
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Also see creativitylabs.com

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‘Just Snapchat me’ - the new way to stay in touch with university tutors | Jisc

‘Just Snapchat me’ - the new way to stay in touch with university tutors | Jisc | aect | Scoop.it
Research has revealed a sharp rise in the number of students using social media to stay in touch with tutors at college and university, with 40% of students now using social as their primary means of communication with lecturers.
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Research suggesting support for a new paradigm for faculty-student interaction mediated by social media.

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Michigan study provides detailed online learning data; shows student attributes and growth in online enrollments

Michigan study provides detailed online learning data; shows student attributes and growth in online enrollments | aect | Scoop.it
The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, which is a center at the Michigan Virtual University®, has recently released its latest Virtual Learning…
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Gartner Highlights the Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education in 2015

Gartner Highlights the Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education in 2015 | aect | Scoop.it
Social and economic pressures are forcing senior education leaders to rethink business models and consider a range of new technologies, to bring down the cost of administering education institutions and scale the business, according to research from Gartner, Inc.
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Good list.

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Why publish and be so damned hard to find?

Why publish and be so damned hard to find? | aect | Scoop.it
Outdated practices and lack of simplicity result in ‘unfindable’ work, Carole Goble tells Jisc Digital Festival 2015
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So, publish 'and' perish is the alternative to open access.

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Credentialing in Higher Education: Current Challenges and Innovative Trends | EDUCAUSE.edu

Credentialing in Higher Education: Current Challenges and Innovative Trends | EDUCAUSE.edu | aect | Scoop.it
Although colleges and universities are the beneficiaries of a growing credential society, they communicate only a fraction of the educational experience that happens on their campuses. Higher education must find ways to credential better—with more information and in more accessible ways—using the transformative technology we now have available.
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This is an in-depth look at the valuation of credentialing as evidence for gaining employment and career advancement and what that may look like (e.g., transcript, degree, certificate, badge, or other.)

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How Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Learning - InformED

How Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Learning - InformED | aect | Scoop.it
It's no secret that social and emotional well-being can directly influence academic outcomes. When we are in tune with our emotions, we pay attention to
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"In an educational setting, mindfulness has proven effective in enhancing attention, reducing stress, and boosting retention...The latest science suggest that regular mindful awareness practice can change how our body and brain respond to stress, possibly strengthening connections in the prefrontal cortex and reducing reactivity in our limbic system, supporting self-reflection and self-regulation."

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-teaching-mindfulness-benefits-learning/#ixzz3UkIMoqu4

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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs - by Stephen Downes (Video)

In this presentation I argue that learning a domain is like learning a language (as opposed to remembering facts and content) and presupposes the learning of...

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Gates Foundation announces four priority policy areas on college completion, with data system to come @insidehighered

Gates Foundation announces four priority policy areas on college completion, with data system to come  @insidehighered | aect | Scoop.it
The foundation lays out what an official there calls its "strategy reboot" in a newly released document. It describes a focus on data and information, finance and financial aid, college readiness, and innovation and scale.
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Microsoft to offer MOOCs through edX

Microsoft to offer MOOCs through edX | aect | Scoop.it
The new partnership will focus on teaching IT development skills to the MOOC provider's global audience.
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