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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for higher education in 2013

Two years ago we presented “10 of the best apps for higher education” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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How Is The eLearning and LMS Market Evolving? - FREE Report

How Is The eLearning and LMS Market Evolving? - FREE Report | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
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“ How is the eLearning and LMS market evolving? The eLearning Ecosystem Report: Trends, Leaders & Opportunities.

Christopher Pappas’s insight:How Is The... (How Is The eLearning and LMS Market Evolving?
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MOOC Credit Watch – Q&A with the National College Credit Recommendation Service - moocnewsandreviews.com

MOOC Credit Watch – Q&A with the National College Credit Recommendation Service - moocnewsandreviews.com | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
MOOC credit watch - An interview with Tina Grant of the National College Credit Recommendation Service to discuss the future of MOOCs being evaluated for college credit.
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Staying on Top of an Ever-Evolving Industry » Data Center Knowledge

Staying on Top of an Ever-Evolving Industry » Data Center Knowledge | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
There are many ways to stay updated and in-touch and this week's Data Center World show is one of the ways to keep updated about the data center industry.
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Speed Reading e-learning course | www.learninglight.com

Speed Reading e-learning course | www.learninglight.com | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
RT @elearn_centre: Learning Light launches Illumines e-learning Speed Reading Courses http://t.co/dkYilvJb9t
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Making Board Games in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Making Board Games in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Desarrollando un #juegodemesa en clase | The Chronicle of Higher Education http://t.co/PhnA3yf6PB #cultura #juegosdemesa
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21 Ways To Get Visual Ideas: The eLearning Coach

21 Ways To Get Visual Ideas via the eLearning Coach http://t.co/kugNfuiaX7
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Twitter / xholdaway: So I made this enormous graphic ...

Twitter / xholdaway: So I made this enormous graphic ... | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
RT @xholdaway:So I made this enormous graphic about the #MOOC players.Or at least, the big,most-hyped ones. http://t.co/tZqPVupTSb #h817open
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WebSummarizer: WebSummarizer

WebSummarizer: WebSummarizer | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Use Cases - WebSummarizer in your research and learning #km #management #mindmapping http://t.co/ldsFsufFwT
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Why Massive Open Online Courses Matter to Recruiters - ERE.net

Why Massive Open Online Courses Matter to Recruiters - ERE.net | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"It’s hard to ignore the hype surrounding MOOCs. It is equally undeniable that online education, especially in the form of MOOCs, can present job seekers with real opportunities to improve their marketable skills. Recruiters will benefit from educating themselves about this new form of online education, and understanding how MOOCs can provide additional insight into a candidate’s capabilities, qualifications, and drive to learn." from source: http://www.ere.net

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It's important that people realize that not all MOOCs are equal. Also, There needs to be some sort of certification from the MOOC provider to validate adequate completion of the course or curriculum as offered.

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Why is a Mobile Learning Strategy Important?

With mobile learning getting a lot of interest recently (roughly 50% of businesses surveyed say they have plans to implement some form of mobile learning in the foreseeable future), it’s becoming clear that many companies don’t have a plan to successfully create a sustainable, robust mobile learning strategy. This is evidenced by the quick jump from talking about goals and roadmaps to the proverbial “We need an app for that!” conclusion that is being reached in meetings and boardrooms across all industries and company sizes.


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How Is The Cloud Transforming Employee Learning - CloudTweaks

How Is The Cloud Transforming Employee Learning - CloudTweaks | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Employee Learning - As businesses adjust to this new world, the learning & development role is becoming increasingly crucial as the number of employees ("How Is The Cloud Transforming Employee Learning" #elearning
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Corporate Mobile Learning - 5 Things to Know - Trainingstation

Corporate Mobile Learning - 5 Things to Know - Trainingstation | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Enter Now and discover 5 Important Things You Should Know About Corporate Mobile Learning To Ensure Your Employees Get The Most effective Learning Experience (RT @skillpill: 5 things you need to know about corporate mobile learning to best harness...
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Essay suggests that MOOCs are losing their original worthy goals | Inside Higher Ed

Essay suggests that MOOCs are losing their original worthy goals | Inside Higher Ed | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Essay suggests that #MOOCs are losing their original worthy goals | @InsideHigherEd - http://t.co/SY5fesZPVl by Kevin Bell #elearning
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A good in depth analysis of how the maturation of the term MOOC is suffering like many other terms in the past such as Digital Library and Knowledge Management. A  MOOC now is more or less subject to the whims or intents of the publisher or educational institution.

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Three Kinds of MOOCs « Lisa's (Online) Teaching Blog

"We are so into MOOCs now that it’s too much for me. Gotta apply Ockham’s Razor 2.0 to this stuff.

 

At the Ed-Media conference, I attended a session by Sarah Schrire of Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv. In her discussion of Troubleshooting MOOCs, she noted the dificulties in determining her own direction in offering a MOOC in the “Stanford model” MOOCs versus the “connectivism” MOOCs. I found myself breaking it down into three categories instead. 


Each type of MOOC has all three elements (networks, tasks and content), but each has a goal that is dominant.

 

Network-based MOOCs are the original MOOCs, taught by Alec Couros, George Siemens, Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier. The goal is not so much content and skills acquisition, but conversation, socially constructed knowledge, and exposure to the milieu of learning on the open web using distributed means. The pedagogy of network-based MOOCs is based in connectivist or connectivist-style methods. Resources are provided, but exploration is more important than any particular content. Traditional assessment is difficult.

 

Task-based MOOCs emphasize skills in the sense that they ask the learner to complete certain types of work. In Jim Groom’s ds106 at UMW, the learning is distributed and the formats variable. There are many options for completing each assignment, but a certain number and variety of assignments need to be done to perform the skills. Similarly, our POT Certificate Class focuses on different topics for each week, and skills are demonstrated through sections on design, audio, video etc. in an effort to expose learners to many different formats and styles in online teaching. Community is crucial, particularly for examples and assistance, but it is a secondary goal. Pedagogy of task-based MOOCs tend to be a mix of instructivism and constructivism. Traditional assessment is difficult here too.

 

Content-based MOOCs are the ones with huge enrollments, commercial prospects, big university professors, automated testing, and exposure in the popular press. Community is difficult but may be highly significant to the participants, or one can go it alone. Content acquisition is more important in these classes than either networking or task completion, and they tend to use instructivist pedagogy. Traditional assessment, both formative and summative, may be emphasized. Mass participation seems to imply mass processing." from source: http://lisahistory.net/

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ghbrett's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:34 AM

Good post, points to SideShare post bye Sarah Schrire of Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv. ( http://slidesha.re/11NFMs9 ). Apparently the notion of MOOCs as a fad is settling down. Now educators, trainers, and others are beginning to better understand the development, content, design, and processes involved in running a MOOC. Also, there is a growing paradox in this space, the term "Open" occasionally does not imply free. I can imagine that there will be emerging pricing schedules from free to various fees set by the MOOC publishers.

Difundi's curator insight, June 13, 2014 5:41 PM

Explicación simple y clara de los tipos de MOOC: Network-based, Task-based, Content-based.

 

El modelo que sigue Difundi es el en el que se basa OpenMOOC, software en el que se basa y que fundamentalmente se encuadra en el tercer tipo (Content-based) pero, que puede tener fuerte componente del primer tipo (Network-based) si se hace uso de servicios externos en la nube, como son blogs, redes, documentos colaborativos, etc.

 

La calidad de los contenidos y la dinamización de un MOOC son elementos clave y depende de ello, que la tasa de terminación sea alta. Si la dimensión Network-based de un MOOC es mayor, más y mejor dinamización necesitará.

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Distance Learning Business Management Courses - Home Learning Zone

Distance Learning Business Management Courses - Home Learning Zone | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Business Management Courses in UK - Home study distance learning courses covering business skills, finance, marketing and communication. (#Business_management_courses - Business management courses and Distance learning business courses.
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Military Veterans to Get Training for Civilian Tech Jobs - Mashable - Mashable

Military Veterans to Get Training for Civilian Tech Jobs - Mashable - Mashable | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Military Veterans to Get Training for Civilian Tech Jobs - Mashable Mashable First lady Michelle Obama will unveil Monday a public-private program to help military veterans with information technology experience to get the certifications and...
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Managers and Executives have Higher Employee Engagement than Other Workers

Managers and Executives have Higher Employee Engagement than Other Workers | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
A Gallup survey found that managers and executives have higher engagement with their jobs than lower-level workers. Reasons include the job security and schedule flexibility that manager positions typically have.
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Higher Education Technology Blogs

Higher Education Technology Blogs | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
The best blogs on MOOCs, cloud computing, mobile learning, social media, digital pedagogy and more.
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Tin Can API: Will it change your learning design?

Tin Can API: Will it change your learning design? | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of talk about Tin Can and how this API (application programming interface) will revolutionise how we access information and how we learn.
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom ...

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom ... | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).
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Isn't it time that Higher Education went agile?

Isn't it time that Higher Education went agile? | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Technology is generally becoming more accessible and we’re engaging with growing numbers of apps and websites to support different aspects of our work and play.  The user experience of these technologies is generally positive which is why there’s so much heart sinking when using many institutional IT systems. There’s been many a time when I’ve been using an app on my iPad or using some Web 2.0 tool and I’ve thought why can’t I have that functionality in the tools I have to use for work (eg learning repositories). I’m not alone here,  Jess, Chris and Matt have ideas and hundreds of others do too, students, staff, doctors, patients and adminstrators.  With an agile approach these individuals would be able to help contribute to developing solutions that really work." from source: http://mededelearning.wordpress.com

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Another case of Not Invented Here; or Fearful of the New; or It's just a Fad; or mostly for large organizations like government: It's an invitation for being cyber-attacked.

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The Magic of Going Mobile: Augmented Reality, Design Thinking and the Power of Place | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

The Magic of Going Mobile: Augmented Reality, Design Thinking and the Power of Place | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

How a new augmented reality platform for the iPhone is helping educators explore the possibilities of mobile for learning, and the value of putting students in the driver’s seat.


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Tips for Higher Education App Development

Tips for Higher Education App Development | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Students’ hunger for information drives university initiatives in the mobile space.
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How E-Learning can be simplified by becoming an Integrated Ecosystem “As a Service”

How E-Learning can be simplified by becoming an Integrated Ecosystem “As a Service” | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
In the past, E-Learning was a technology only accessible to large companies and enterprises. Today, however, the E-Learning market is much more responsive and adaptive to small and medium sized business’ needs.
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