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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms

Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Home Page of followmolly.com

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Wow,
done by a Google certified teacher
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Alenka Andrin's curator insight, March 17, 2014 3:45 PM

Examples of Using Google Forms in education.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 7, 2015 1:22 PM

Différentes façons d'utiliser google form : des idées très intéressantes à utiliser. 

Anabela Luís's curator insight, February 10, 2015 6:02 AM

Muito bom para quem usa formulários do Google ou quer aprender a usar.

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Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries - A New Book for MOOC Developers and Policymakers

Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries - A New Book for MOOC Developers and Policymakers | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

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HE-consultants have discovered a new market:
give MOOC advice to developing nations
(paid for by development aid money I presume)
Very professional, complete with "quality" assurance frameworks
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10 ways MOOCs have forced Universities into a rethink

10 ways MOOCs have forced Universities into a rethink | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

MOOCs have made us think. As one of the most fascinating developments in higher education in my lifetime, they are,in many ways, a pioneer of a more ‘open’ spirit in learning. I’d contend that MOOCs, for all their promises and faults, have been at their most effective in forcing a rethink in Higher Education.


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Wow . . . a very good lessons learned from four years of MOOCing.

 

I highly recommend you read all 10 points; all are relevant + mainly correct + perceptive.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 15, 4:30 AM

Always worth a read.

Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 15, 9:11 AM

While many people thought MOOCs have disappeared, they continue to grow and morph into interactive learning experiences, especially for students (adults) seeking to extend their knowledge in technical fields. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 1, 4:42 PM

This article shares some ways that the MOOC has impacted higher education so far.

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What do we mean when we say, “Transformative learning experiences powered by technology”?

What do we mean when we say, “Transformative learning experiences powered by technology”? | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

A transformative learning experience fundamentally changes our understanding of what it means to learn and what it means to work together with others to learn.


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Nice example of how a persons life and learning strategies became transformed by an experience at a young age (in this particular case it was an encounter with primitive computer technology, but in general it  could have been anything: e.g. hearing the saxophone played well for the first time, or "seeing" the mother of god in a cave)  

 

Alas, also a typical example of unwarranted educational proselytizing. The man is so enthusiastic about his new insight that everybody has to hear the good news. Worse, everybody has to convert and repent. The idea that Catholicism, Jazz or technology enhanced project based learning  does not work for everybody, never enters the man's mind.

 

Lets stop with this kind of "inspirational" stories in educational design. Lets stick to science (mainly cognitive and social psychology). I know it is boring, but it is our best shot at finding out what works for whom under which circumstances.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 5, 11:15 AM

Technology is not a tool. Heidegger proposed it involves two intertwined definitions: human/anthropological and technological/instrumental. He proposed that technology is about a way of thinking, acting, and speaking about, with, and through the tools humans use. In that sense, the line about technology being transforming is accurate. When the two definitions are separated, that is not the case.

Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 6, 7:35 AM

Personal story that highlights the power of technology to transform learning - the preamble to the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, April 4, 10:05 AM

A very good read.

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Coursera Impact Revealed: Learner Outcomes in Open Online Courses

An inaugural study of career and educational outcomes for learners in open online courses conducted by researchers at Coursera, University of Pennsylvania, and…

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Coursera's research on what the benefits of MOOCs are for different types of learners (carrier builders; edu seekers, . .  .)

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What We’ve Learned from Three Years of MOOCs | MIT Technology Review

What We’ve Learned from Three Years of MOOCs | MIT Technology Review | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Online education offers one effective way to close the skills gap.

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Interesting insight from Daphne Koller.
- MOOCs reach non-traditional students (mainly cont. edu.)
- MOOCs are excellent for experimentation with education concepts and tactics
- A new question asserts itself: What type of qualification/certification does justice to/formalizes this type of learning?

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program | Inside Higher Ed

Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program | Inside Higher Ed | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

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MOOCs are getting beyond the hype and experimentation stage. Here is one excellent example of a mature MOOC application by MIT.

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Donna Farren's curator insight, October 20, 2015 11:01 AM
Interesting way MOOCs are being used -
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How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education

How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Privileged institutions have accepted that they, too, will be transformed by the web. But what will that look like?
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after three years of experimenting . . . what are MOOCs actually used for . . .  by ivy league universities 

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Moodle MOOC 6

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Join Moodle MOOC 6 and learn to teach online using Moodle course management system and WizIQ live class and active learning video tutorials using technologies such as PoodLL, PresentMe, Movenote, SlideSpeech, and Screencast-o-matic.

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Lessons from the Classroom: The Case for More Scaffolds in Online Learning - NovoEd

Lessons from the Classroom: The Case for More Scaffolds in Online Learning - NovoEd | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
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three useful pedagogical tactics that can be used in all teaching situations. 

- scaffolding (start where the student is, let him do the next steps with your active support, withdraw the support, let her try it alone, repeat for the next steps)

- modeling (show student a product that serves as a good example for his own work, this has two functions 1) explain what it is all about by showing an example -i.e. clarify what it is that should be produced -2) give a blueprint to follow

- coaching: observe what the student is doing, ask questions - and maybe give a hint - that nudge the student in the right direction.

 

All three tactics presuppose that the student is actively studying and the main role of the teacher is to support the student activities (hence the tactics can not be used when the students refuse to be active)

 

These are standard practices that teachers productively have  used for centuries. So if you are into 21frst century teaching you can forget about this stuff , it is solid old-fashioned practice.

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Coursera sets sights on universities

Coursera sets sights on universities | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Tim Dodd | Coursera, a leading ­provider of free, online education, is shifting its strategy to allow universities to use its courses for everyday teaching in place of conventional lectures.
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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the
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simple + useful

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7 cs learning_design_mooc

Gráinne ConoleUniversity of LeicesterOLDS MOOC – Week 3
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This is about course design in general (broader than MOOCs).
It gives a structured way of working through the design process.

Some interesting idea's, also some very dangerous idea's (e.g you should start the design by embracing the official ideological/pedagogical educational "philosophy" of your institution - that's what a "professional"  company man does, a professional pedagogue starts with: student characteristics, goals, and subject content, only after that you may start to think about the most appropriate teaching "ideology" (instructivism, collaberativism, constructivism etc). 
An other unprofessional bias here is that there should always be collaboration (collaboration is the highest good). That is evidently not true. Collaboration often gets in the way of serious learning.

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24 Data Science, R, Python, Excel, and Machine Learning Cheat Sheets

24 Data Science, R, Python, Excel, and Machine Learning Cheat Sheets | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Here's a good starting point. You can find many additional references here (Python, Excel, Spark, R, Deep Learning, AI, SQL, NoSQL, Graph Databses, Visualizati…

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Cloudschool | A free teaching platform

Cloudschool | A free teaching platform | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Cloudschool is a free teaching platform. It's the easiest way for teachers to create and deliver lessons.

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Moodle light for free
(but not clear what their business model is)

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Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, April 5, 12:45 AM

Another online teaching platform for creating blended and online learning.

JOHN DSOUZA's curator insight, April 5, 2:45 AM

Another online teaching platform for creating blended and online learning.

Celeste Foley's curator insight, April 5, 8:48 AM

Another online teaching platform for creating blended and online learning.

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MOOC Trends in 2015: Rise of Self Paced Courses - MOOC Report

MOOC Trends in 2015: Rise of Self Paced Courses - MOOC Report | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Find out how the format of MOOCs has changed and grown over the past year, what "self paced" means for MOOCs, and how it compares to the "session based" format.

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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 examples of how ‘DEVICE fetish’ is ruining EdTech

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 examples of how ‘DEVICE fetish’ is ruining EdTech | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

Turtle projects are infrastructure projects that improve bandwidth in schools, the Open University, Janet & SuperJanet, Wikipedia, Khan Academy, YouTube, MOOCs. Moodle… I could go on all day. None of these initiatives are device-focused. They focus on cognitive ergonomics not consumer electronics. Lesson here – stop the largely wasted research on device-based projects, the endless stream of apps and do not keep on taking (and buying) the tablets. Think about learning and learners not devices.


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A UK student on the silliness of edu tech
(for once I fully agree with a student)

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 15, 2015 6:34 AM

Far too much truth in this article.

Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, November 15, 2015 8:00 AM

Great blog on EdTech! Must read!

asli telli's curator insight, November 16, 2015 1:14 AM

Device fetish- #hardware is not an essential issue...

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What Do MOOCs Cost? | Minding The Campus

What Do MOOCs Cost? | Minding The Campus | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
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The costs  of MOOCs vary hugely (from 50 to 500K$).
What I like to see is a cost breakdown, not just the totals (80-90% of the costs may be due to cost of support staff).


My estimate is that 2 subject matter specialist + 1 supporter + a standard authoring system is all that is needed to produce an effective MOOC for say 5000 - 10,000 $.

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From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs (EdSurge News)

From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs (EdSurge News) | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Only a handful of sessions at SXSWedu this year used “MOOC” in their titles or descriptions, but those four letters were still mentioned quite a bit.It is safe to say, MOOCs have been passed over as the disruptor du jour of higher education. But this is a good thing, because now we can get on with t

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more on the effects of mature MOOCing . . . I told you so

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Free MOOCs? Forget about it.

Free MOOCs? Forget about it. | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Coursera's free Statements of Accomplisments die a quiet death.

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Humm . . . lets try positive thinking: . . . Coursera is a silicon valley start up . . . searching for a business model . . . they like to do A/B testing . . . lets hope that this is a B that will be rejected by the fast majority of users. . . .


If not: remember this is a open market: you can switch to edX,, Future learn, Iversity, FUN, etc, etc

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timokos's curator insight, May 29, 2015 4:25 AM

Coursera has made an unannounced policy change and no longer offers free honour code certificates & has limited access by mobile phone to tests in MOOCs to verified certificate tracks. 

 

Although understandable from a business & sustainability perspective for Coursera itself, this article raises the just question how this fits in with earlier statements by Daphne Koller that Coursera want's to enhance access to Higher Education around the world. 

 Interesting quote: 

"On Coursera discussion boards, I’ve seen mentions of some universities leaving the Coursera platform for EdX. I’d assumed it was a preference for the EdX platform, but now I wonder if this policy change is the reason behind the shift."


Hopefully EdX sticks to it's open access & open source policies!

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Humm . . . lets try positive thinking: . . . Coursera is a silicon valley start up . . . searching for a business model . . . they like to do A/B testing . . . lets hope that this is a B that will be rejected by the fast majority of users. . . . If not: remember this is a open market: you can switch to edX,, Future learn, Iversity, FUN, etc, etc.
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MOOC certifications not a measure of learning, say edX researchers - The PIE News

MOOC certifications not a measure of learning, say edX researchers - The PIE News | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education
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I told you so . . . over and over agian

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Degree Requirements | Teachers College Columbia University

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Ms in learning analytics
 Looks like an academically solid program to me.

Alas . . . not on line (NY NY brick and mortar teaching)

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Howard Schultz is Giving His Employees Free College Educations — And is Ready for Critics (Again)

Howard Schultz is Giving His Employees Free College Educations — And is Ready for Critics (Again) | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Today, Starbucks unveiled a massive expansion to its program granting free college educations to part- and full-time U.S. employees. Called the College Achievement Plan, the $200 million initiative allows employees who don’t have a degree to earn one through Arizona State University’s online coursework.In a wide-ranging discussion from Starbucks’ offices overlooking the Seattle skyline, CEO Howard Schultz said he expects to see 25,000 employees earn their degrees —for many, they will be the firs
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Very interesting interview (have a look at the video):
- looks like MOOCs have gone mainstream
- . . . gone mainstream outside the traditional higher education market
- the Ivy league universities lost the competition from ASU, a state university
(this CEO characterizes ASU as a pleasant "anomaly in education", what does this imply about "regular" education . . . also notice that the CEO is not talking about ivy league universities but about blue chip universities)

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Udacity’s nanodegrees link students to tech job...

Udacity’s nanodegrees link students to tech job... | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley | Udacity, the pioneer online education company that spawned the MOOC revolution, has moved on to a new product it calls nanodegrees.
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5 ways community colleges are fixing higher education

5 ways community colleges are fixing higher education | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Why consider community college? They're facing problems that weigh down all of higher education -- and succeeding.
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I like MOOCs, but MOOCs are not the solution for all problems. Here is a solution for a large part of the USA "higher" Ed  crisis. (the problems tackled are: high schools fail in preparing students + most students will find little in "higher" education that they really can use (they would be well served by "medium" education).
PS did you know that few Swiss top-bankers have a college degree?

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