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Disruptive innovations, technological and otherwise, facing higher education
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The Future of Education: Epic 2020

"EPIC 2020, stands for the proposition that the education of the world will change dramatically for the better during this decade" -- http://epic2020.org -- Check out their site and learn about their utopian vision of how technology might end the industrial model of higher education.
[Original video source:Script and narration by Bill Sam Video and graphics by Nate Marshall Music by Minus Kelvin.]

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Udacity, Georgia Tech, and AT&T Partnership - Udacity

Udacity, Georgia Tech, and AT&T Partnership - Udacity | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Udacity offers the first fully accredited, massive, and open Online Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in collaboration with AT&T.

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Completion Rates Aren’t the Best Way to Judge MOOCs, Researchers Say – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Completion Rates Aren’t the Best Way to Judge MOOCs, Researchers Say – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Steve Kolowich writes, "When it comes to measuring the success of an education program, the bottom line is often the completion rate. How many students are finishing their studies and walking away with a credential? But that is not the right way to judge massive open online courses, according to researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Course certification rates are misleading and counterproductive indicators of the impact and potential of open online courses,” write the researchers in the first of a series of working papers on MOOCs offered by the two universities. (The Harvard papers can be foundhere, the MIT papers here.)..."

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Online Education: More Than MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Online Education: More Than MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

On January 8, 2014, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman led a lively discussion of online education issues in a free webinar. View the video below and click here to download the accompanying slide deck.

Click here to download our free booklet, Online Education: More Than MOOCs, a compilation of articles and opinion essays from Inside Higher Ed offering a range of ideas and perspectives.



Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2014/01/08/online-education-more-moocs#ixzz2qTfEiVFV ;
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The MOOC Moment | Booklets | Inside Higher Ed

The MOOC Moment | Booklets | Inside Higher Ed | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The MOOC Moment" is a collection of articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The articles aren't today's breaking news, but reflect long-term trends and some of the forward-looking thinking of experts on how MOOCs may change higher education. The goal is to provide these materials (both news articles and opinion essays) in one easy-to-read place. Download the booklet here.


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/content/mooc-moment#ixzz2qTcTFaqy ;
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Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he...
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Academics to Udacity Founder: Told Ya – Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academics to Udacity Founder: Told Ya – Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Steve Kolowich: "In a new magazine profile of Sebastian Thrun, the Udacity founder calls his company’s massive open online courses a “lousy product” to use for educating underprepared college students. That assertion has prompted a chorus of I-told-you-sos from his critics in academe...."

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Duke U. professor plans massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education | Inside Higher Ed

Duke U. professor plans massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education | Inside Higher Ed | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Carl Straumsheim writes: "Can 50 face-to-face courses, one massive open online course and more than 50,000 students working together change higher education? That’s what Duke University professor Cathy N. Davidson hopes, even as she embraces the technological issues of guiding an effort the size of a small city.
 

The initiative, called “The History and Future of Higher Education,” is being coordinated by Davidson, co-founder of the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, or HASTAC. The sprawling collaborative includes dozens of universities across the world, international conferences, webinars, an open online discussion forum and -- of course -- a MOOC.


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/11/04/duke-u-professor-plans-massive-collaborative-effort-tackle-challenges-facing-higher#ixzz2jmwKNn1i ;
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Laptop U: Has the future of college moved online? | The New Yorker

Laptop U: Has the future of college moved online? | The New Yorker | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America.
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New edX Courses Starting Soon. How Will You Connect To A Better Future?

New edX Courses Starting Soon. How Will You Connect To A Better Future? | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"With so many courses starting this week and soon after (70+), we want you to get the most out of your edX experience. That doesn't just mean the knowledge and skills you'll gain personally, but also the value you can bring to employers and society. ..." --Patrick, your edX Community Manager

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Year 2060: Education Predictions

Learn more: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=CiKrFcgVSIU Sal is asked to make some predictions for the year 2060
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Special MOOC Issue: CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY

Special MOOC Issue: CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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UI is undecided about its online course strategy - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

UI is undecided about its online course strategy - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette UI is undecided about its online course strategy Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette URBANA — A little more than a year after joining forces with the Silicon Valley education startup Coursera, the University of Illinois has...

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Who Takes MOOCs? Educated, Employed, First-World Guys.

Who Takes MOOCs? Educated, Employed, First-World Guys. | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
They promise equality of access to higher learning, but online courses will only succeed with better general education in place first, say two educationalists. A revolution in education has been promised with a little help from technology. Massive Open Online Courses are free, online, university-level instruction that anyone can access...
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How Gobbledygook Ended Up in Respected Scientific Journals

How Gobbledygook Ended Up in Respected Scientific Journals | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In 2005, a group of MIT graduate students decided to goof off in a very MIT graduate student way: They created a program called SCIgen that randomly generated fake scientific papers. Thanks to SCIgen, for the last several years, computer-written gobbledygook has been routinely published in scientific journals and conference...
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George Siemens Gets Connected

George Siemens Gets Connected | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The developer of the first massive open online course sees value in learning through personal connections, just as members of his Mennonite community did when he was a child.
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Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology | Inside Higher Ed

Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology | Inside Higher Ed | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Online education arguably came of age in the last year, with the explosion of massive open online courses driving the public's (and politicians') interest in digitally delivered courses and contributing to the perception that they represent not only higher education's future, but its present.

Faculty members, by and large, still aren't buying -- and they are particularly skeptical about the value of MOOCs, Inside Higher Ed's new Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology suggests.



Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/survey/survey-faculty-attitudes-technology#ixzz2qTePFTyg ;
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To Measure a MOOC's Value, Just Ask Students

To Measure a MOOC's Value, Just Ask Students | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Survey results from those who passed a Northwestern professor's massive open online course suggest they understand the balance between educating and credentialing.
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California State U. System Will Expand MOOC Experiment – The Chronicle of Higher Education

California State U. System Will Expand MOOC Experiment – The Chronicle of Higher Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Steve Kolowich: "San Jose State University plans to widen its relationship with edX, the nonprofit provider of massive open online courses, and the California State University system is encouraging similar experiments on 11 other campuses. The moves were announced on Wednesday, just two semesters after San Jose State began a pilot project with edX to improve teaching and learning in its own classrooms. The university will incorporate three to five new edX courses into its local curriculum next fall, including courses in the humanities and social sciences..."

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With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand

With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By embracing the open-source software Open edX, the university hopes to create its own reputation as a MOOC provider.

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Analysis suggests MOOCs will be more disruptive than open access journals

Analysis suggests MOOCs will be more disruptive than open access journals | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Carl Straumsheim: "Supporters of open-access journals and massive open online courses have been quick to label their initiatives disruptive, but a recent analysis by a York University professor suggests only one of them has the potential to spark considerable change, while the other is likely to remain an alternative alongside traditional offerings..."


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/10/24/analysis-suggests-moocs-will-be-more-disruptive-open-access-journals#ixzz2if17I1jg ;
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5 Expert Predictions for the Future of eLearning

5 Expert Predictions for the Future of eLearning | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What does the future hold for the world of eLearning and online training in 2013? These five experts take a look at what’s ahead.

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Most al these are already practiced by some institutions... do not stay behind...

 

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Take It From an Ex-Journalist: Adapt or Die

Take It From an Ex-Journalist: Adapt or Die | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A college administrator looks back on his previous career in newspapers and sees parallels with higher education's current crisis.
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Wharton Puts First-Year MBA Courses Online for Free

Wharton Puts First-Year MBA Courses Online for Free | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Wharton is now offering four core courses from its highly ranked full-time MBA program on the online learning platform Coursera
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Online Class Aims to Earn Millions - Wall Street Journal

Online Class Aims to Earn Millions - Wall Street Journal | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal Online Class Aims to Earn Millions Wall Street Journal The professors have dubbed the class a SMOC—Synchronous Massive Online Class—and their effort falls somewhere between a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, a late-night...

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A MOOC Star Defects, at Least for Now

A MOOC Star Defects, at Least for Now | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mitchell Duneier loved teaching sociology to 40,000 students online. But, fearing that legislators will use MOOCs like his to gut public colleges, he put it on hold.

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