e-learning and moocs
Follow
Find
298 views | +0 today
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

How Tiny, Struggling Southern New Hampshire University has become the Amazon of Higher Education

How Tiny, Struggling Southern New Hampshire University has become the Amazon of Higher Education | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Five years ago, Southern New Hampshire University was a 2,000-student private school struggling against declining enrollment, poor name recognition, and teetering finances. Today, it’s the Amazon.com of higher education.
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:

an interesting approach to: affordable associate degrees for the masses.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from Web20 in de klas
Scoop.it!

How to Cite Social Media in Scholarly Writing

How to Cite Social Media in Scholarly Writing | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
By, Camille Gamboa, PR, SAGE US While it may have taken some time for many in academe to take seriously the informal, unpredictable, and undiscriminating world of social media, sites like Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, and...

Via Frans Droog
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:

usel (but is this an effort to make social media academically respectable?)

 

 

more...
Frans Droog's curator insight, September 25, 2013 6:13 AM

Handig om te weten. Even ergens opslaan.

Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from Educatief Internet
Scoop.it!

Nederlandstalige TPACK Infographic en TPACK Prezi

Nederlandstalige TPACK Infographic en TPACK Prezi | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Eén van de opdrachten van de massive open online course over e-learning, die ik mag verzorgen, was het zelf uitleggen wat TPACK is (na het bestuderen van bronnen). Deelnemer Tony Cousens heeft dat gedaan door middel van een Infographic.

Via Michel Boer, Jeroen Bottema, André Manssen
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014 - Edudemic

6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014 - Edudemic | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

The handy infographic below takes a look at 6 trends and predictions for social media in the new year. While it is somewhat geared towards businesses, each one has implications in both the classroom and for personal use as well.

 


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Shilpa Bansal/Balan's curator insight, January 10, 8:21 AM

This prediction is bang on target. There is no running away from social media. It is not an option anymore. The future  is where the technology is and it is going to integrate right into your life. There would hardly be a difference between social media and real life. 

The face of education will change in this new world. It will diminish the boundaries and people from all parts of the world will come together and make learning fun .

CSINowedu's curator insight, January 11, 8:58 AM

Nice infographic!

niftyjock's curator insight, January 23, 4:21 PM

more social less media

Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

Moodle Virtual Classroom Plugin to Deliver Online Classes | WizIQ

Moodle Virtual Classroom Plugin to Deliver Online Classes | WizIQ | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Integrate Moodle Virtual Classroom plugin by WizIQ with your website and deliver live, classes, record them, track attendance – all inside of your Moodle.
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:

Nice set of tools to conduct synchronous online classes.


Main limitations:

- Moodle add on (only works in Moodle)

- max 6 video live streams:
  (but parallel to that unlimited text and speech connections)

- depends on flash

 

Nice features:
- Moodle LMS is integrated (you get all the MOODLE goodies)
- a "share desktop" feature
- has integrated White board
- Cloud based, subscription service (Software as a Service)
- cost about 1 to 2 $ per month per student

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

From E-Learning to M-Learning: A Different Beast

From E-Learning to M-Learning: A Different Beast | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
I was doing some consulting with a e-learning company a few years ago when the iPad first came out. We had no idea how it would change the landscape for e-learning.
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:


key phrase: M-Learning = A Different Beast
(corollary: M-learning =/= E-learning)

 

the dif is not between platforms (e.g. PC Vs phone).
the dif is between two types of learning.
1) reflexive conceptual learning (building generally applicable mental models in the mind that will last a lifetime)
2) acquiring specific info needed at this time and place to accomplish a specific and concrete task (looking up just in time and fleeting info)

 

AIM
1 = build lasting and general mental model that will help to interpret and understand some part or aspects of the world (acquiring a body of knowledge within a domain)
2 = action support in the here and now

 

SITUATEDNESS
1 = general and abstract (theoretical, not related to a specific location, time or event)
2 = specific and concrete (practical, tightly bound to a specific location, time or event)

 

COGNITIVE ERGONOMIC CHALLENGE
1 = build lasting associative neural networks in the brain
2 = filter (remove all that is not relevant in the given situation, tailor the info to the situation)

NOTE 

building information systems that support 1) is a hard task - it involes "mind reading" -,
building systems to support 2) is an easy and well understood or at worst moderately complex task - basically just info retrival -.

 

SUGGESTED CORRECT TERMINOLOGY
1 = acquiring knowledge (i.e. learning)
2 = getting relevant info (i.e. look up)

NOTE

In normal HE learning (i.e. type 1 learning) the concrete and situated - type 2 - is not neglected, it is routinly used in three ways:
- as an concrete example to start the learning of the abstract model (a standard pedagogical tactic to introduce "vague" subject matter)
- as exercise (let the student apply the model and by using it, explore the ins and outs of the model)
- as assessment (check if the abstract model is acquired by inviting the student to apply the model in one or - preferably - more concrete situations)
Mobile devices potentially can be used in each case.

 

CONCLUSION
We should get rid of the terms E-learning and M-learning.
We should use the terms: CC-learning (Concept Construction learning) and AinS-info-retrival (information look up to Act in a Situation)

 

DISCUSSION
- Should 2) be called learning at all?
- Can an education mainly consist of teaching the process of looking up? (that would be one interpretation of learning to learn)
- Are 1) and 2) mutually exclusive or are they complementary, if so how?
- Can 2) be done without prior knowledge?

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from Opening up education
Scoop.it!

Blended Learning | Christensen Institute

Blended Learning | Christensen Institute | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

Via Robert Schuwer
more...
Robert Schuwer's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:01 AM

Especially the four models of blended learning are worthwhile.

Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

Daphne Koller - Cofounder, Coursera

Online learning, in the form of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, has become a massive business. At the university level, there's EdX, Udacity, and of c...
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:

Behalve infantiele reclame, erg interessante "tidbits of information"
03:45 Stanford reasons for moocs (flipped classroom + OER)
05:30 relation with other universities (their course, our platform)
06:30 business model (freeminum + www_textbook)
08:00 sharing content between colleges
10:45 Signature track info + background
18:30 making college more economical (lower cost/debts)
         providing basic courses for universities
19:30 high completion rates in study groups
20:30 completion rates (completing what?)
22:30 recruiting good students via MOOC results
23:30 international participation of students
27:30 international participation of universities
30:00 why did MOOCs took of now and not before
32:00 why are MOOCs hard for profesors
         (what new tricks do they have to learn)
33:15 What will this look like in 5-10 years
       - 21th century pedagogy
       - make pedagogy a datascience
36:00 what would you like to change
      - better assesment
      - more social learning
40:30 lets go mobile
43:00 on addaptive learning systems (Keep It Simple)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

Fast Company's Guide To The Generation Flux College Degree

Fast Company's Guide To The Generation Flux College Degree | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
College is unaffordable inefficient and sometimes irrelevant. Here's a guide to navigating the new education paradigm.
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:

Uncolege maakt school, steeds meer initiatieven die scholing bieden zonder naar de universiteit te gaan

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from Opening up education
Scoop.it!

Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor Open University, on Futurelearn

Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor Open University, on Futurelearn | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Martin Bean talks in depth about Futurelearn and its plans to offer free open online courses (MOOCs) with UK universities

Via Robert Schuwer
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from Opening up education
Scoop.it!

Professor studies effectiveness of massive open online courses - The GW Hatchet

Professor studies effectiveness of massive open online courses - The GW Hatchet | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

Via Robert Schuwer
more...
Robert Schuwer's curator insight, February 15, 2013 2:26 AM

Useful! Looking forward to the results

Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

College for America

College for America | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
College for America will deliver a low cost, high quality Associates Degree using a competency-based approach.
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:

Very interesting approach

 

a surprisingly sane interpretation of the competencies concept

- 120 detailed workplace oriented,
- can be demonstrated by actual products
- does not require assessment centres

 

very clever system of individual coaching

 

Question: is this higher edu?
Is this a college education?
In the Netherlands this would be MBO at best.

(most of it seems workplace oriented vmbo-t)

 

-

 

What degree is offered?

Associate of Arts degree in General Studies.

 

Students are required to master 120 competencies in nine key areas:

COMMUNICATION

CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING

QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

DIGITAL FLUENCY AND INFORMATION LITERACY

PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS

ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND CULTUR

 

 

Will students who enroll have support?

 

Yes, students have multiple sources of support:

 

LEARNING COACH
– HELPS EACH STUDENT NAVIGATE THE PROGRAM AND SET THEIR OWN PACE

 

ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER
– SIMILAR TO A “WORKOUT BUDDY” AND CHOSEN BY THE STUDENT, THE ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER PROVIDES THE MOTIVATION TO KEEP LEARNERS ON TRACK

 

MENTOR
– FROM THE STUDENT’S PLACE OF WORK, THE MENTOR FOCUSES ON CAREER DEVELOPMENTEVALUATOR –

 

THE EVALUATOR

- REVIEWS TASKS AND GIVES FEEDBACK

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from Web20 in de klas
Scoop.it!

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Make games, stories and interactive art with Scratch. (scratch.mit.edu)

Via Frans Droog
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:

programmeren voor kinderen (by the way; wat is er van LOGO terecht gekomen?)

more...
Frans Droog's curator insight, December 28, 2013 5:46 AM

Leren programmeren is een belangrijke algemene vaardigheid. Scratch is ook een mooie startplaats.

Ivo Maes's curator insight, December 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Een aanrader

Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from Educatief Internet
Scoop.it!

Blooms Digital Web Tools

Blooms Digital Web Tools | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, Dico Krommenhoek, André Manssen
more...
Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, January 5, 3:13 PM

This Wiki is great cause we can nowocollaborate  

Kimberly House's curator insight, January 7, 7:59 AM

A great one-stop shop to explore apps targeted at different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Easily navigated and broken down into experiences and evidence as well. Good find!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 10:32 PM

Always great to have your web tools orgnaised for you :)

Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

Udacity's Pivot - Sebastian Thrun - Degree of Freedom

Udacity's Pivot - Sebastian Thrun - Degree of Freedom | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
If you reserve the MOOC label to those who push the envelope, few companies have involved themselves in more important experiments than has Udacity.
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:

nice insight, good points

- Udacity's reorientation is not the end of MOOCs-

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:

For those interested in the latest hypes and idiocy:
- all will be different soon (iow . . . same song as ever)
- students will teach themselves (I'm definitely not going to do that in that environment)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

Daphne Koller | Metis Strategy

Daphne Koller | Metis Strategy | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
In this interview, Daphe Koller,co-founder and co-CEO of Coursera, discusses World Class IT principle four, IT & Business Partnerships, with Metis Strategy.
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:


PH How have the rates of completion changed over time?

 

DK: it is important to clarify what we understand about retention. It is very different than what people typically think. When you think about retention in a traditional college class, the presumption is everybody who goes in has the intention to complete the class and if they don’t, then it is a failure; somebody’s failure.  With MOOCs, most of the students who sign-up for class don’t intend to complete it.  A good half of them pretty much don’t even start on the first day.
There is a very large fraction of them that are viewing more as a browsing experience.  They watch a few lectures, look around for a while.  They learn something about the topic.  They feel like they walk away understanding something they didn’t before. Even among the ones who are serious about the class, many of them are just not into doing homework. So they just watch the class, beginning-to-end but doing videos only. Therefore, it is important to understand intent. Our retention rates look bad, but they are actually better than they seem because of the many different goals that our students have.

 

For those students who are committed to completing the courses, the retention rate is roughly 84%.

 

-

 

PH: Do you foresee a point at which students can get a fully accredited degree from Coursera, bypassing the university entirely in the process?

 

DK: No, we are not intending to become the accredited academic institution, though we do hope to offer credits of various kinds.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Scoop.it!

Report on Emerging Technologies in Higher Education

Report on Emerging Technologies in Higher Education | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

The NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program.


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
more...
Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

Five Myths about MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Five Myths about MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
Wilko Dijkhuis's insight:

Wat zijn de sterke en zwakke kanten van MOOCs nu echt, in hoeverre is de kritiek op MOOCs terecht, hebben MOOCs een toekomst, zo ja wordt de ontwikkeling van MOOCs mede gedreven door `new the learning sciences`. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wilko Dijkhuis
Scoop.it!

Th EduPunks’ Atla of lifelong learnin PART OF THE EDUPUNKS’ GUIDEWhat's this? Mapping education's evolving landscape; a sortable database of educational resources from the Edupunks’ Guide and aroun...

Click here to edit the title

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from Opening up education
Scoop.it!

Beyond the Buzz, Where Are MOOCs Really Going? | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Beyond the Buzz, Where Are MOOCs Really Going? | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Everyone’s going MOOC-crazy these days. The question is not just whether MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are going to disrupt traditional education, but how.

Via Robert Schuwer
more...
Robert Schuwer's comment, February 20, 2013 2:38 PM
What they are predicting is the reusable and configurable assemble-to-order approach in creating taylor made courses for (near) future learning purposes. In such a world, there is a trade off between size and functions: too little means assemble process is too difficult and findability is hard. Too large means less chance the object could be reused because of all functions available.
Rescooped by Wilko Dijkhuis from Opening up education
Scoop.it!

How are MOOCs organized?

How are MOOCs organized? | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
A real-time chronicle of a seasoned professor who is about to give his second massively open online course. With exactly one week to go before the second edition of my MOOC Introduction to Mathemat...

Via Robert Schuwer
more...
Robert Schuwer's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:49 AM

A teachers view on teaching a MOOC, sharing his experiences, but mainly explaining how his course is organized