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Major Players in the MOOC Universe - The Digital Campus 2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Major Players in the MOOC Universe - The Digital Campus 2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Digital School | Scoop.it
Explore connections among the major players.

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Movers and shakers who changed the world!

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:10 PM

A great piece of information for those trying to keep track.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 29, 2013 7:28 PM

Who's driving the MOOC juggernaut?  Who's interests are served by the developments in this area?  Somewhere a price is being paid - what is it and who's paying?

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 30, 2013 2:53 PM

I think MOOCs have an enormous potentinal to educate the disenfranchised.  The potential for good in this open resource oriented sharing of knowledge is enormous.  The potential for immediate dollar profit?... no so much.  In the US most students simply don't have the discipline or desire to educate themselves using the remarkable resources gathered in any Mooc.  I don't see this as displacing traditional Hire Ed in the U.S.   


I think of MOOCs as bread upon the waters, the ripple effect of educating the world will take awhile to build, but should eventually create significant waves of improvement for all.  (Call me PollyAnna, but I see Moocs as a manefestation of abundance that can do real good in the real world.)

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A Brooklyn High School Takes a New Approach to Vocational Education | NY Times

A Brooklyn High School Takes a New Approach to Vocational Education | NY Times | Digital School | Scoop.it

By Al Baker

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"The Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) in Brooklyn weaves high school and college curricula into a six-year program tailored for a job in the technology industry, reports The New York Times. By 2017, its first wave of graduates will emerge with associate's degrees in applied science in computer information systems or electromechanical engineering technology, following a course of studies developed in consultation with I.B.M. Officials in Chicago were so taken by New York's P-Tech model that they opened five similar schools this year with corporate partners in telecommunications and technology. Education officials in Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee have also committed to creating such schools, and the Obama administration has recommended that Congress provide more money for vocational education -- or career and technical education (CTE) -- to promote this approach. A year from now, New York City plans to open two more schools in the model of P-Tech, focusing on other growing industries in the city, possibly including health care. The New York State Board of Regents is developing assessment exams for this type of school, one that could be substituted for one of the Regents tests."


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Digital wave reaching classrooms - The Korea Herald

Digital wave reaching classrooms - The Korea Herald | Digital School | Scoop.it
Digital wave reaching classroomsThe Korea HeraldIt was a rare moment for the school, which usually has more students leaving than coming in.
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How Digital Photography School Became a Multimillion Dollar Online Business | Copyblogger

How Digital Photography School Became a Multimillion Dollar Online Business | Copyblogger | Digital School | Scoop.it
An audio case study about a multimillion dollar business that started where we all do ... from zero.
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Career Readiness Partner Council | What It Means to Be Career Ready

Career Readiness Partner Council | What It Means to Be Career Ready | Digital School | Scoop.it

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"The Career Readiness Partner Council, a coalition of national education, business, philanthropic, and policy groups, has released a four-page statement on what it means to be career-ready. According to the group, a career-ready person effectively navigates pathways that connect education and employment to achieve a fulfilling, financially secure, and successful career. To be career-ready in the global economy requires adaptability and a commitment to lifelong learning, mastery of key academic and technical knowledge, and skills and dispositions that vary from one career to another and change over time as a person progresses along a developmental continuum. Career-readiness incorporates engaging workplace experiences that allow a person to apply academic and technical learning to real-world projects alongside professionals, which can start with career awareness and exploration that includes job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, and service-learning. Career-readiness requires a comprehensive system of supports that deliver learning when, where, and how it is needed, by a cadre of experts that includes teachers and career professionals. To accomplish this for every student, policymakers must align policy and funding infrastructures that break down long- standing silos between secondary, postsecondary, and workforce systems and provide the full spectrum of supports to ensure seamless transitions from high school to college and beyond. High school teachers, leaders, and counselors must engage with business and industry and higher-education leaders and faculty to better understand what is expected of high school students. And parents and students must expand the goal of "college-bound" to include career goals."


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17 Social Media Cheat Sheets [Infographics]

17 Social Media Cheat Sheets [Infographics] | Digital School | Scoop.it

People & businesses use a variety of social media sites for a variety of applications. These visual guides are a helpful way to understand the best uses of each site.

 

Visit the article link for a list of cheat sheets for major social media sites. These infographic tools help to identify keyboard shortcuts and other functionalities to assist in your social media workflow, marketing efforts and engagement. The infographic links also share best practices for specific sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.


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Digital learning: Education goes mobile worldwide - Daily News & Analysis

Digital learning: Education goes mobile worldwide - Daily News & Analysis | Digital School | Scoop.it
Digital learning: Education goes mobile worldwideDaily News & AnalysisThere is a widespread interest in digital school books in developed countries and use of technology in education has moved significantly from distant learning to e-learning and...
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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Robin Good: A great presentation by Corinne Weisberger and Shannan Butler on the emerging role of educators as curators and about the steps involved in creating valuable curated learning pathways.

Curator: Someone who plans and oversees the arrangement, cataloguing, and exhibition of collections. S/he describes and analyzes valuable objects for the benefit of researchers and the public.


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