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10 Tips to Make BYOD A Success In Your Enterprise

10 Tips to Make BYOD A Success In Your Enterprise | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
BYOD is a major undertaking. These 10 steps can make it simpler and more productive.
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Bring Your Own Device is a growing trend, especially in Higher Education. But, in the corporate or government it has not been adopted as much. Many of these employees have personal IT equipment at home, but are issued a standard device for work. As an example many workers carry two smart phones around: 1 for family and 1 for work.  Some people would like to merge the equipment they use to simplify things. On the other hand, other people want to keep their work life separate from their personal life, so BYOD will not work for them. Some people would like to merge the equipment they use to simplify things. On the other hand, other people want to keep their work life separate from their personal life, so BYOD will not work for them.

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What's the Matter With MOOCs? - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What's the Matter With MOOCs? - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Published Date: July 6, 2012
Source: Chronicle for Higher Education
URL: http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/whats-the-matter-with-moocs/33289

Title: Chronicle: What’s the Matter With MOOCs?

Abstract/Quotes:
"For the more pedestrian MOOCs, the simple podium lecture captured and released, the difference between a real college course and a MOOC is like the difference between playing golf and watching golf. Both can be exciting and enjoyable. Both can be boring and frustrating. But they are not the same thing."

“We have been working on synthesizing digital media and technology into the classroom and research for two decades and understand how complex it is, and how you can’t just throw a student into a digital environment,” Cohen wrote to me in an e-mail. “We’re trying to do much more than reproducing lectures and quizzes online; we are trying to use the medium to enable new kinds of interpretation and scholarly interaction. So MOOCs seem like a huge step backward.” - Dan Cohen, Director of the Center for History & New Media at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA." -- from the Source

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While the author in his July 17th article for the Chronicle of Higher Education states he favors MOOCs, Dan Cohen's comments outline some of the flaws of these in his comments. The one included above reminds me of the early days of the Web and even now when people spoke about "shovel ware" or just taking content verbatim and pasting to web pages. I believe that potential exists for distance learning lessons as well.

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