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Essay on how technology and new ways of teaching could upend colleges' traditional models | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on how technology and new ways of teaching could upend colleges' traditional models | Inside Higher Ed | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

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Into the Future With MOOC's

Into the Future With MOOC's | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

In the spring of my freshman year in college, I took "Principles of Microeconomics" in Lecture Hall 1, a 400-seat auditorium. The professor was an economist and thus possessed a certain perspective on human nature. On the first day of class, he explained that our grades would be based on two midterms and a final. If we skipped the first midterm, the second would count double.


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Multimedia: Why Do Students Flock to MOOC's?

Multimedia: Why Do Students Flock to MOOC's? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

More than 900,000 students have signed up for the so-called massively open online courses offered by major universities through Coursera. The upstart company, which began operating earlier this year, held its first official meet-up on Saturday, in a park near its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Some 650 students attended. The Chronicle asked a sample of students at the event to explain their motivation for working through the courses, which carry no official credit.


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A higher education avalanche is coming, says new report

Higher education requires “deep, radical and urgent transformation”, says a just-published report from the UK’s Institute for Public Policy Research. A new phase of competitive intensity is emerging, technology is changing and the traditional university is under pressure from, among others, private providers and MOOCs. (...) - University World News, by Karen MacGregor, 16 March 2013, Issue No:263


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First humanities MOOC professors road-test Coursera's peer grading model

First humanities MOOC professors road-test Coursera's peer grading model | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Interesting look inside a humanities mooc run by Coursera.


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