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Acrobatiq Secures $9.75 Million in Series A Funding to Advance Personalized Learning in Higher Education

PITTSBURGH, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acrobatiq, a leading provider in the rapidly growing adaptive...
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The Fundamental Way That Universities Are an Illusion

The Fundamental Way That Universities Are an Illusion | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
To understand the failures of the modern American college system — from admissions marketing to graduation rates — you can begin with a notorious university football scandal.

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Internet Economics: Scale and Online Higher Education | Acrobatiq

Internet Economics: Scale and Online Higher Education | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
A review of how scale and economies of scale operate in online higher education.
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How to Promote Educational Innovation | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd

How to Promote Educational Innovation | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it

American colleges and universities have adopted a variety of strategies to promote educational innovation. Let’s take a look at what works and what doesn’t, beginning with the strategies that haven’t proven particularly effective.

 


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Take a look also at "disruptive innovation" that Southern New Hampshire University is on top of...

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The Rise of Design and More: Worth Reading for 06.04.2015 | Acrobatiq

The Rise of Design and More: Worth Reading for 06.04.2015 | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Interesting notes from the world of cognitive science and biology about how we interpret images. Implications and applications for education?
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13 Books For Learning Professionals To Read

13 Books For Learning Professionals To Read | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
If there is any career in which practitioners particularly love to learn, I’d put learning designers high on the list. It’s nearly a requirement for working as a learning designer, considering that we often work with content that others find dry.

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Carmen Ramos's curator insight, May 1, 11:49 AM

Interessante Buchempfehlungen, vor allem für E-Learning.

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How To Help Innovation Grow Up At Your Organization

How To Help Innovation Grow Up At Your Organization | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it

Instilling innovation deep into your organization’s culture requires patience, persistence, and a long-term commitment to get it right. Management should work to redefine the behaviors recognized, rewarded, and promoted among employees. Are those behaviors linked to innovation? If not, you may need to refocus values, or perhaps create your own innovation road map to drive and manage the change you seek to create.

 


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Institutional "Fit" in Educational Technology | Acrobatiq

Institutional "Fit" in Educational Technology | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
As more opportunities and solutions get thrust in front of academic leaders, they need to demonstrate an understanding of instructional value with a sensitivity towards how these different opportunities will or won’t succeed within the institutional setting.
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New Arizona State-edX MOOC: Another blow to traditional college

New Arizona State-edX MOOC: Another blow to traditional college | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
ASU and edX is aiming at the package of general course requirements, enabling students to assemble an accredited set of mainly first-year classes to use at ASU or to gain credits that they can transfer to another college or university.

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How thinking outside the desk redefines higher education

How thinking outside the desk redefines higher education

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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

Journal of Educational Technology & Society | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Special Issue on "Technology Supported Assessment in Formal and Informal Learning"

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America's "No Confidence" Vote on College Grads' Work Readiness

America's "No Confidence" Vote on College Grads' Work Readiness | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Only 13% of Americans strongly agree college graduates in this country are well-prepared for success in the workplace. That's down from 14% two years ago and 19% three years ago. This is effectively a "no confidence" vote in college graduates' work readiness, and if we don't work to fix it, there will be catastrophic effects for the American education system and economy.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 28, 9:40 AM

This doesn't surprise me. We talk about the appropriate social and emotional skills as well as the need for problem-solving and critical thinking skills, but too often faculty don't work collaboratively within or across departments nor do they have realistic conversations with the folks who might be hiring graduates. While I don't think the only reason to get a college education is to get a job, I know that's the driving force for most people. In most cases, however, getting a job means being with other people which means those social and emotional skills as well as those collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking skills are pretty important.

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The 'University Of Everywhere' Isn't For Everyone: The Future Of Learning Will Be A Big Tent

The 'University Of Everywhere' Isn't For Everyone: The Future Of Learning Will Be A Big Tent | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Last May, I used this column to argue that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are more like health clubs than hospitals: Providing free access to a gym will encourage lots of healthy, motivated people to use it and get healthier. And that would be a good thing; healthier people [...]

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How Our Universities Are Failing Us

How Our Universities Are Failing Us | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
This is an excerpt from James Piereson’s new book, Shattered Consensus, published by Encounter Books.

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Internet Economics: The Network Effect and Online Higher Education | Acrobatiq

Internet Economics: The Network Effect and Online Higher Education | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Most people are familiar with economies of scale, which we discussed in a recent post. The Network Effect, sometimes called “Metcalfe’s Law”, is less well-known, but equally relevant if we want to understand how the unique economics of the Internet are influencing higher education.
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Online Learning at VSU: An Interview with Art Fridrich | Acrobatiq

Online Learning at VSU: An Interview with Art Fridrich | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
An interview with the Director, Distance Education of Virginia State University - Arthur Fridrich
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Context, Content, and Competition in Online Higher Education | Acrobatiq

Context, Content, and Competition in Online Higher Education | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
But the walls around higher education are becoming more porous; sometimes by design, sometimes not. Piece-by-piece, components of the university experience are becoming knowable outside of university walls. Students rate professors on commercial sites like "RateMyProfessor", universities set up Facebook groups in which all-comers can contribute, and ranking systems by the likes of US News and World Report are becoming common destinations, as well as easier to interpret.
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Instructional quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn - Computers & Education

Abstract: We present an analysis of instructional design quality of 76 randomly selected Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The quality of MOOCs was determined from first principles of instruction, using a course survey instrument. Two types of MOOCs (xMOOCs and cMOOCs) were analysed and their instructional design quality was assessed and compared. We found that the majority of MOOCs scored poorly on most instructional design principles. However, most MOOCs scored highly on organisation and presentation of course material. The results indicate that although most MOOCs are well-packaged, their instructional design quality is low. We outline implications for practice and ideas for future research.


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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, November 19, 2014 8:37 AM
More of this kind of research is needed, although this article seems to follow the prevalent kind of thinking that groups different kind of learning activities which have chosen the #MOOC format into one genre, as if there was a genuine type. This does not appear to hold up to scrutiny. The finding that these MOOC formatted courses do not largely comply with the "instructional design principles" of e-learning but do excel in "organisation and presentation" instead, once combined with the fact that millions of learners flock to these very MOOC but could care less about conventional e-learning formats, leads one to reflect on the usefulness of said principles as analytical/evaluation tools and their scope as indicators of learning outcomes.
Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn, Instructional quality of Massive Open Inline Courses (MOOCs), Computers & Education, Volume 80, January 2015, Pages 77-83, ISSN 0360-1315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.08.005.(via http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036013151400178X)Keywords: Massive Online Open Courses; Distributed learning environments; Evaluation methodologies; Lifelong learning; Pedagogical issues
Antonio Bartolome's curator insight, November 20, 2014 2:56 AM

Estudio sobre 76 MOOCs: materiales bien construidos pero diseño instruccionar pobre.

Mariano Rico's curator insight, November 20, 2014 8:43 AM
Back to basic formation design. We learn by doing
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The Category of Digital Courseware: The Need for Clarity | Acrobatiq

The Category of Digital Courseware: The Need for Clarity | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
In this context, clear and relevant analysis of the online higher education space becomes more valuable. One source of analysis, Tyton Partners (formerly Education Growth Advisors) (link), has distinguished itself from other private consulting firms by focussing much of their growing body of work on instructional issues. For good reason: it's here, rather than in the areas of marketing and administration (the primary focus for many private firms), that higher education needs to make changes if it's going to bend the "iron triangle" (link) of costs, quality and access.
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Design and Technology and More: Worth Reading for 05.14.2015 | Acrobatiq

Design and Technology and More: Worth Reading for 05.14.2015 | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
We’ve written about the role of good design in educational technology and media before. See here and here. Former RSID President, John Maeda, provides an excellent overview the growing integration of design (and designers) and technology. File (Slide deck): Design in Tech Report 2015
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"Building a Culture of Innovation in Higher Education" and More: Worth Reading for 05.07.2015 | Acrobatiq

"Building a Culture of Innovation in Higher Education" and More: Worth Reading for 05.07.2015 | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
"Rethinking something, tinkering with it, breaking it apart and starting over, all requires an innovator’s mindset. But how can higher education institutions cultivate that? And who is already doing work in this area to make it happen? That’s what this report works to uncover and share."
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Report: build, sustain innovation culture

Report: build, sustain innovation culture | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
This new publication aims to build on that methodology to be a valuable resource for universities, colleges, community colleges, not-for-profits, and other organizations that serve postsecondary institutions by providing best practices for catalyzing, enabling and sustaining innovation culture.

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Only three out of ten university students graduate - Argentina

Only three out of ten university students graduate - Argentina | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it

"The high number of students who drop out of university in Argentina is a major worry. The problem is getting worse but little or nothing is being done to increase retention rates."


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Competency-Based Higher Education: Q & A with Michelle Weise | Acrobatiq

Competency-Based Higher Education: Q & A with Michelle Weise | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Dr. Michelle R. Weise is a Senior Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute specializing in disruptive innovation in higher education. She c
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Innovation in Online Higher Education: Navigating Obstacles | Acrobatiq

Innovation in Online Higher Education: Navigating Obstacles | Acrobatiq | Innovation in Digital Higher Ed | Scoop.it
We can approach this on two levels: we can ask, first, what structural and system-wide obstacles are in place that make changes of any sort difficult, regardless of their intention, tactics, or context. We can also, though, "get into the weeds" and consider how specific innovations or attempts at innovations run up against specific obstacles. The answers are closely related, and are best tackled in tandem.
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