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5 IDEAS for a pedagogy of online learning | Tony Bates

5 IDEAS for a pedagogy of online learning | Tony Bates | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
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Although I'm not a teacher, I need to know these pedagogies in order to know the development of online learning.
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The two types of master's programs growing the fastest (Traditional versus Professional Masters Programs)

The two types of master's programs growing the fastest (Traditional versus Professional Masters Programs) | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Master's degrees are growing faster than degrees at any other level, and experts predict that by 2022 they'll make up nearly a third of all degrees awarded. But to capture these new enrollments, institutions will have to offer different programs than those that have been historically popular.
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If your work is related to program devt, then this is a VERY helpful report.  You don't want to miss it. 
I read it and found several sections are insightful. 
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From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development

From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Learn about the role of government and the key political, social, and economic processes that elevate any society from poverty to prosperity.
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Finally, the first Oxford MOOC comes.  Just a FYI for those who are interested.
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The Learning House ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION IN PRIVATE COLLEGES

The Learning House ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION IN PRIVATE COLLEGES | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Learn what leaders at small, private institutions have to say about the changing world of online higher education
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Going to make the online learning market more competitive. 
The org last report is about online college students survey.
 
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Analytics in higher education

Analytics in higher education | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Learning analytics provide a set of powerful tools to inform and support learners. They enable institutions and individuals to better understand and predict personal learning needs and performance.
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The report is not about what is LA nor how to do LA.  Instead, it takes a policy maker's perspective to see the best practice of LA.
Cases around the world like U o Edinburgh are also studied in the report. 
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NDLW 2016 Webinars

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FYI - Here's the N.Am version.  Personally, I like the European topics. 
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Learning analytics & transparency

Learning analytics & transparency | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Just got back from EDUCAUSE. I’ll have more on the conference in future posts, but wanted to quickly post a couple of thoughts I have had around learning analytics and transparency based on w…
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LA and Data Transparency are extremely important in nowadays big data HE environment.  No question about that.
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42 - Money Must Not Restrict Access To One's Education

42 - Money Must Not Restrict Access To One's Education | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
It’s a fact that children of well-off families are likely to stay well off while children of poor families are very likely to remain without money.
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42 is not an online learning sch like MOOCs.  However, it does relate to Open Access.  The main idea is that a person should not be taken away the education chance because of the lack of money.  Currently, 42 is a coding school.  Not sure if the same idea will be applicable to other disciplines.
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The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
In this report we look at how predictive analytics are used in higher education and the ethical concerns associated with its use.
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A comprehensive report touches on the policy of predictive analytics in HE.  47% of HE used PA for academic analytics like predicting enrolment.  Another half used PA for learning analytics for example helping students to succeed in PSE.    The last section is about potential issues when applying PA in HE.  It involves not only privacy but also ethical issues.  e.g. purpose of survey among students for encouraging them to drop??
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The Learner is the Winner - (Learners are taking professional education in their own hands.)

The Learner is the Winner - (Learners are taking professional education in their own hands.) | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Sizing up MOOCs four years later: a tectonic transfer from institution to learner.  GUEST COLUMN | by Anne Trumbore When MOOCs dominated the news cycle in 2012, they promised a sea change in the way learners obtained education, whether by transforming the traditional classroom lecture for on-campus students, or providing access to world-class educational materials…
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A perspective of the new HE based on the experience from the Wharton School of Pennsylvania U.
Not many new ideas, but I do like the saying that "learners are taking professional education in their own hands." 
The HE model has been shifted from top-down, u-driven to bottom-up, learners-driven.  Decision is in the hand of adult learners rather than relying on university acceptance. 
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Open Education Week 2016 - a 5 min short but substantial info. about Open Ed - the MOVEMENT. 

Open Education Week 2016 - a 5 min short but substantial info. about Open Ed - the MOVEMENT.  | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.
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The 3 "O".  By reviewing these 3 Os, got an idea on my assignment.
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2016 National Distance Learning Week Nov 7 -11 Webinars from Pearson

2016 National Distance Learning Week Nov 7 -11  Webinars  from Pearson | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
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InterLab Newsletter - (Relaunch, From what's happening to what does it mean)

InterLab Newsletter - (Relaunch, From what's happening to what does it mean) | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
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Being aware of the trend is good, but knowing what the trend means will prepare us to respond.
Looking forward to learning more from the blog.
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How the Jobs to be Done Theory Applies to Online Education

How the Jobs to be Done Theory Applies to Online Education | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Universities will struggle with online education programs until they understand the reasons that students chose or rejected them.
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Another article related to online program development.  If I interpret the term "the Jobs to be DoneTheory" correctly, it's just another fancy term of catering to customers needs. 
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Digital Badges Transforming Non-Credit Education: Credit-Bearing Programming Next

Digital Badges Transforming Non-Credit Education: Credit-Bearing Programming Next | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
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An interview to show how a college used Alternative credential-Badges to meet professional adult learners' needs. 
I'm not sure if it works for colleges.  I have a feeling that universities are less likely to take this path.  Might damage the PSE prestige?
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Open Learning in the Future ~ Stephen Downes

Open Learning in the Future ~ Stephen Downes | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes
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A very informative articles full of reviews from Stephen and open learning resources.  As an adult learner and work in the IR, I find this article is quite useful.
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Coursera embraces Netflix subscription model for course access (Not a new price model but a psy model?)

Coursera embraces Netflix subscription model for course access (Not a new price model but a psy model?) | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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The new Coursera CPO from Netflix introduced the subscription model to the institution.  It's not really a new practice.  Datacamp and Code School have already adopted this model.  I'm not sure how many dollars I have paid for DataCamp  :)   When I have time to learn, this is a good model.  But when I m busy, the money is waste.  
I'm also wondering if Coursera moves farther away from its original goal, offer education to those who cannot afford when the original founders left.
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Continuing Education Leaders: A Seat on the Executive Team

Continuing Education Leaders: A Seat on the Executive Team | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
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The contributions of CE to a PSE that mentioned in the article are undeniable.  The issue is are PSE willing to listen and to strengthen the CE department?  How many will see CE as a collaborator, and not just a subordinated division?
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European Distance Learning Week

European Distance Learning Week | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
In cooperation with the National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) in the US, organized by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Save the date – November 7-11, 2016 After a succ…
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FYI - I'm interested in some topics.
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Learn for free (Have you updated your LinkedIn skills profile yet?)

Learn for free (Have you updated your LinkedIn skills profile yet?) | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Learning means growing. And there’s never been a better time. Starting Oct. 24 — all courses on LinkedIn Learning are 100% free.
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There are 2 info in the article.  (1) LinkedIn just published its 2016 global skills.  I'm not sure how different the skills set is from the World Economic Forum.  (2) Based on these "demanding" skills, LinkedIn Learning offers free MOOC kind of courses.  That's why this article is included here. 
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The next generation of scholarly publishing

The next generation of scholarly publishing | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Concordia launches the first open-access academic press in Quebec.
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Another OER effort in Canada.
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Open puts the public in public education _("public education should not be private funded", 5 min talks from Robin DeRosa)

Open puts the public in public education _("public education should not be private funded", 5 min talks from Robin DeRosa) | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Really encourage you to take a few minutes and watch Robin DeRosa’s great Ignite Talk DML2016 on open education. In 5 short minutes (NO, DON’T CLAP I DON’T HAVE TIME!) she connect…
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Another excellent 5 min talks from Robin DeRosa.
Last time, we scooped Robin's concise explanation of open education (Open access, Open pedagogy, OER).  This time, she talks about the meaning of public education. 
The idea is based on open education. In this 5 min presentation, she focus on the concept of open pedagogy.  An excellent talk.  It's short, but offers lots of inspirations.
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Learning in the Digital Age - (E-Learning in Canada)

Learning in the Digital Age - (E-Learning in Canada) | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Learning in the Digital Age
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A very thorough research on e-learning in Canada.  From current situation, barriers, to the future.  Wish there were a regular national survey on e-learning.
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Creating a MOOC that Emphasizes Flexibility for Students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway | teachonline.ca

Creating a MOOC that Emphasizes Flexibility for Students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway | teachonline.ca | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
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I would like to check the program out.
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New Directions in Open Education

New Directions in Open Education | Distance Education & Open Learning | Scoop.it
Keynote given at Metropolitan State's TLTS conference in Denver, CO.  A Sense of Audience I’m going to start by telling a story about how I got here. I’ve mentioned this on my blog once or twice, but this is the first time I’ve told this end to end in this way. I got here because…
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This is a long transcript, yet worthwhile reading.  Need to take a thorough read rather than a quick glance.
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