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You have the world in your pocket. Now what? | Bloom's Sixth

You have the world in your pocket. Now what? | Bloom's Sixth | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
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My latest post for the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas.

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The flipped classroom as a catalyst for change

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The Serious eLearning Manifesto

The Serious eLearning Manifesto | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
We believe that learning technology offers the possibility for creating uniquely valuable learning experiences. We also believe, with a sense of sadness and profound frustration, that most elearnin...
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Can Online Teaching Improve Face to Face Instruction?

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Getty Images now allows free use of 35 million photos (with conditions, of course)

Getty Images now allows free use of 35 million photos (with conditions, of course) | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
With lots of people on the web are using its images without credit or payment, Getty is betting that allowing broader free use can help the bottom line more than it harms it. But watch out: Ads may be on the way.
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Polls show a disconnect between businesses and colleges on student preparedness

Polls show a disconnect between businesses and colleges on student preparedness | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
Eleven percent of business leaders strongly agree that today’s college graduates have the skills and competencies their companies need, according to a new Gallup/Lumina poll. Yet, in a Gallup/Inside Higher Ed survey, 96 percent of university officers believe that they’re effectively preparing students for success in the workplace. “Something is very wrong when you see the academic …
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This isn't all that surprising. I agree that all graduates aren't as prepared as they should be. And yet many businesses have scaled back or eliminated training programs, expecting recent grads to have all the skills they need when they start a job. That's unrealistic.

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As online courses expand, so do questions about ownership | Hechinger Report

Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism
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The curse of the teenage learner

The curse of the teenage learner | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
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Five Elements That Make Up the Ideal University

Five Elements That Make Up the Ideal University | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
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A New Pedagogy is Emerging... and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

A New Pedagogy is Emerging... and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
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"There are several separate factors at work here. The first is the continuing development of new knowledge ... The second factor is the increased emphasis on skills or applying knowledge to meet the demands of 21st century society, skills such as critical thinking, independent learning, knowing how to use relevant information technology, software, and data within a field of discipline, and entrepreneurialism."

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Inventing the future of learning

Inventing the future of learning | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
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The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it | TED Blog

The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it | TED Blog | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
George Siemens taught the first MOOC back in 2008. He shares his take on why they're still valid -- and what might happen next in higher ed.
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Harvard and MIT release working papers on open online learning

Harvard and MIT release working papers on open online learning | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today released a series of working papers based on 17 online courses offered on the edX platform.
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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 28, 8:32 AM

This is really what its all about for those of us involved in on campus learning.  Interesting that they mention the measures of success as being 'how much more of the course did you get through than you thought you would?' rather than did you complete the course.  

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How to Make Improved and Better Online Courses - EdTechReview

How to Make Improved and Better Online Courses - EdTechReview | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
Most online courses don’t represent what their true potential is, Here's how they can be made better and improved to match the expectations of students.
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Five Critical Issues Facing Higher Education Leaders in 2014

Five Critical Issues Facing Higher Education Leaders in 2014 | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
By Leadership Content Director, Karlyn Borysenko Higher education is facing more critique than at any other point in recent history. From the college scorecard to President Obama’s focus on the affordability of a college education, 2013 was the year during which higher education, as a whole, went under the microscope. To stay competitive and to […]
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Six Strategies for Improving Communication Practices in Online Education

Six Strategies for Improving Communication Practices in Online Education | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
Improving communication is critical to ensuring the success of online education. Learn what communication strategies to embrace, and what to avoid.
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Those halfhearted students? They may just be good scientists. | Bloom's Sixth

Those halfhearted students? They may just be good scientists. | Bloom's Sixth | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
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My latest post for the Center for Teaching Excellence at KU.

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How To Design Effective Online Courses - Edudemic

How To Design Effective Online Courses - Edudemic | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
Teaching online isn't always the same as teaching in the classroom. Learn how to design effective online courses so your students can make the most of them!
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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 6, 9:49 AM

Useful information about course design (online)

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Guidelines for online course design

 

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Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
I had lunch with one of our team members last week, and she shared a story about her elementary-aged son that made me cringe. The teacher had students take a learning styles assessment to determin
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Using Twitter as a Pedagogical Tool: Tweet Jam

Using Twitter as a Pedagogical Tool: Tweet Jam | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
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A Plea for 'Close Learning'

A Plea for 'Close Learning' | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
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We need to prepare students for their future, not ours

We need to prepare students for their future, not ours | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
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Five ways curators can improve user experience

Five ways curators can improve user experience | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
Most people curate for the benefit of themselves or their organisations. What if we considered content curation from a user centered design perspective? What would audience centered curation look l...
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10 Major Technology Trends in Education

10 Major Technology Trends in Education | Digital learning in higher ed | Scoop.it
According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.
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Using technology to enhance flexible learning (PDF)

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A report from the Higher Education Academy in the U.K.

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