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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Platforming of Education | Inside Higher Ed

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Platforming of Education | Inside Higher Ed | Connected Education | Scoop.it
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Interesting insights from Audrey Watters, on edtech trends. Which of these platforms are you familiar with?

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Professors take lessons from online teaching - The Boston Globe

Professors take lessons from online teaching - The Boston Globe | Connected Education | Scoop.it
David E. Pritchard has dedicated his life to physics, doing pioneering work in atom optics and mentoring Nobel Prize winners.
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More academics are starting to recognise the advantages of data insights into learning to improve teaching following research published from edX MOOC data.

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As Data Floods In, Massive Open Online Courses Evolve | MIT Technology Review

As Data Floods In, Massive Open Online Courses Evolve | MIT Technology Review | Connected Education | Scoop.it
As online education companies track students’ behavior and experiment with different delivery methods, assumptions about effectiveness are being challenged.
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Can Education really become a data-driven science?

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Can We Stop Caring about MOOC Completion Rates?

MOOCs have been in the news a lot recently, though most of the attention has gone toward their completion rates. At first glance, the data do not look good. It is hard to accurately measure complet...
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Great post debating the all important question - "do MOOC completion rates matter?!"

 

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What Professors Can Learn From 'Hard Core' MOOC Students

What Professors Can Learn From 'Hard Core' MOOC Students | Connected Education | Scoop.it
People who have taken dozens of massive open online courses share their advice for those teaching them.
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be passionate, be a celebrity, be clear and provide reading!

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There's a MOOC For That: How My Grad Students Complement Our Curriculum with MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com

There's a MOOC For That: How My Grad Students Complement Our Curriculum with MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com | Connected Education | Scoop.it
Many colleges have disdain for MOOCs, but my story demonstrates how MOOCs and traditional higher education instruction can complement each other.
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Great example of leveraging teaching resources to enhance learning expereince of students

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Redefining MOOC

If you haven't read Audrey Watters' coverage of the Coursera / Chegg deal, I highly recommend it. The short version is, DRM'ed commercial content is making its way into MOOCs, and this stands to ma...
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MooC - open or obfuscated? Interesting post from Dr David Wiley via @opencontent

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad MOOC? - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad MOOC? - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Connected Education | Scoop.it
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A great article by Andrew Valls, professor at Oregon State University, on role of MooCs and digital teaching content and how he sees it shaping in future.

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Clarifying confusion: open content, MOOCs and online learning

Clarifying confusion: open content, MOOCs and online learning | Connected Education | Scoop.it
MOOC, open, open content, online learning, (A useful summary by @Czernie looking at differences between #OpenContent, #MOOCs & online learning => http://t.co/Oc07JYZ5v3 #OpenEducation)...
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How was it? The UK’s first Coursera Moocs assessed

How was it? The UK’s first Coursera Moocs assessed | Connected Education | Scoop.it
Instructors and students discuss their experiences of the University of Edinburgh’s debut courses on Coursera
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10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grou...

10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grou... | Connected Education | Scoop.it
10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping... Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for learning, and collaboration is easily recognized as an important skill for students to build.
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Making Sense of MOOCs -- A Reading List | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education

Making Sense of MOOCs -- A Reading List | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education | Connected Education | Scoop.it
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MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC | Learning T...

MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC | Learning T... | Connected Education | Scoop.it
It is important to define a taxonomy of MOOCs not from the institutional but the pedagogic perspective, by their learning functionality, not by their origins.
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What it's like to teach a MOOC

What it's like to teach a MOOC | Connected Education | Scoop.it
The University of Minnesota steps into the world of massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
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You need "cold blooded confidence" says Chris Crammer on his experience of running a MOOC - great interview!

 

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edX researchers publish their findings based on analytics from the first ever edX MOOC

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Technapex MOOC Madness Reflection: A Student’s View from Inside UC Berkeley | Technapex

Technapex MOOC Madness Reflection: A Student’s View from Inside UC Berkeley | Technapex | Connected Education | Scoop.it
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Interesting account by a STEM student presenting their view on MOOCs

 

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This Radio-Book Was The Future of Education

This Radio-Book Was The Future of Education | Connected Education | Scoop.it
New technologies often go through a honeymoon phase where educators hold them up as the futuristic savior of learning.
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The future of education as seen in 1920s... anyone recall this?

 

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Is a MOOC a Textbook or a Course?

Is a MOOC a Textbook or a Course? | Connected Education | Scoop.it
Exploring the analogies we use to explain and argue about MOOCs.
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Does it have to be one or the other?

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Beware Batch Processing Of Kids: Ed Tech Expert -- InformationWeek

Beware Batch Processing Of Kids: Ed Tech Expert -- InformationWeek | Connected Education | Scoop.it
Online learning should not supplant kids coming together to participate in teams, says researcher Justin Reich.
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Is the goal of edtech efficient teaching or better learning?

 

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Online students and teachers are no different to the rest of academia

Online students and teachers are no different to the rest of academia | Connected Education | Scoop.it
Demand for online higher education is at record levels – yet the model remains a mystery for many.
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Students Avoid 'Difficult' Online Courses, Study Finds - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students Avoid 'Difficult' Online Courses, Study Finds - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Connected Education | Scoop.it
All this MOOC and online higher ed cheerleading has yet to produce data showing this stuff works for students http://t.co/cLNGGWBB7j
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Asia’s first MOOC draws students from around world - University World News

Asia’s first MOOC draws students from around world - University World News | Connected Education | Scoop.it
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5 Potential Ways MOOCs Will Evolve - Edudemic |...

5 Potential Ways MOOCs Will Evolve - Edudemic |... | Connected Education | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (aka MOOCs) are the biggest trend affecting education right now. They've gotten the attention of VCs, Harvard, MIT, and students around the world. So what's the big deal and what does the future hold?
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Spotlight On Online Learning: Top Articles of March 2013

Spotlight On Online Learning: Top Articles of March 2013 | Connected Education | Scoop.it
As a college student who has taken an online course before, I definitely see the great benefits of allowing a flexible course away from the classroom. There have been great strides made to further ...
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