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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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of topic but very interesting
(I spend two hours studying these maps)

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Richard Baxter's curator insight, January 22, 2014 7:42 AM

Not strictly Pharma relarted but a really interesting and engaging way to show data

Peter Van Antwerpen's curator insight, January 24, 2014 6:04 AM

Interessant voor in de lessen economie, geschiedenis, godsdienst en aardrijkskunde

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MIT announces two MOOC sequences as edX strategy begins to take shape | Inside Higher Ed

MIT announces two MOOC sequences as edX strategy begins to take shape | Inside Higher Ed | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
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Een serie van samenhangende MOOCs, maw een leergang

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MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses - MIT News Office

MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses - MIT News Office | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Research findings challenge common misconceptions, offer surprising insights about how students engage with MOOCs.

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please note 

Specifically, they emphasize that the rise of MOOCs has sparked and encouraged experimentation in teaching and in pedagogical research, benefiting both teachers and students. New tools, they contend, give faculty more flexibility and offer novel opportunities to run experiments and gather data. 

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verstelle's curator insight, January 21, 2014 5:09 PM

Start of the publiction of a series of working papers with sometimes unexpected takeaways

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Coursera

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Take free online classes from 80+ top universities and organizations.
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Things are getting serious:
Coursera has found a niche to flourish in.

 

Coursera is going to offer what it calls specializations. To finish a specialization you have to complete - in sequence - a series of coordinated courses (3 to 10 courses; taking 4 to 8 weeks each;  demanding 4 to 10 hours of study weekly). So a specialization takes 6 to 12 months to finish. At the end you have a thorough introduction into a field (e.g. computer science, being a musician, being a teacher) or a marketable skill (e.g. android programming in the cloud or data science).

To earn a specialization certificate you have to enroll in the signature track version of the courses. For the data science specialization you pay 49$ for each of the 10 courses 
and the foundations of teaching and  learning specialization takes 29$ for each of the 8 courses.

 

Looks like Coursera is in business: 
- they have found a product for which there is a clear and worldwide demand
- they offer it for a price that is about 10% of what is currently common.

 

Conclusion: let the disruption begin.

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E. D. Hirsch’s Curriculum for Democracy by Sol Stern, City Journal Autumn 2009

E. D. Hirsch’s Curriculum for Democracy by Sol Stern, City Journal Autumn 2009 | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
A content-rich pedagogy makes better citizens and smarter kids. Autumn 2009
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The main points:

 

Hirsch’s insight contravened the conventional wisdom in the nation’s education schools: that teaching facts was unimportant, and that students instead should learn “how to” skills.

 

Hirsch’s early academic work on Wordsworth and the Romantics helped him in this project, since he could see how the progressives’ education agenda was rooted in a deeply flawed understanding of child development that went back to Rousseau. “The Romantics were wonderful for poetry but wrong about life,”

 

The theory is there . . . so is the emprical evidence

. . .  please stop the learning to learn rethoric.

 

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Salman Khan doubles down on building the school of the future | TED Blog

Salman Khan doubles down on building the school of the future | TED Blog | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Salman Khan's TED Talk ignited the conversation around online education. Now, he's looking to grow the Khan Academy in new and unexpected ways.
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Sal Khan explains what he is up to

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Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom - jonbergmann.com

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom - jonbergmann.com | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Ten Questions You should ask before you Flip Your Classroom:
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Nice flipping start

good questions + tips for free software tools

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The Degree Is Doomed

The Degree Is Doomed | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
The traditional degree is increasingly irrelevant in a world with better tools for evaluating potential employees.
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Contains many very interesting links!

 

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Why Is Machine Learning (CS 229) The Most Popular Course At Stanford?

Why Is Machine Learning (CS 229) The Most Popular Course At Stanford? | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
For robots to act autonomously and for technology to function unobtrusively in the world, machine learning is essential.
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Masive f2f learning! (760 students in one classroom is somehow more impressive than 100,000 online students)

 

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Crystal Ball Blogging: "Next Generation HigherEd"

Crystal Ball Blogging: "Next Generation HigherEd" | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Tom Vander Ark has a book called "Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World." He also has a website, Getting Smart. Vander Ark also knows the future of higher education: Next-genera...

Via timokos
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One path along which MOOC may disrupt Higher Ed.
(10 stepping stones along the route + many links to illustrating examples)

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

 

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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...

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

 

 

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

Handig om te weten. Even ergens opslaan.

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Unshackle The Debtors

Unshackle The Debtors | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
What if I told you that each of us is an accomplice to a sleazy crime? What if that crime robs millions of our friends and neighbors of money they don’t have, sentencing them to years of menial
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Higher edu from a dot com point of view
(some interesting stats) 

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U. of Copenhagen MOOC instructor searches for the right amount of online moderation | Inside Higher Ed

U. of Copenhagen MOOC instructor searches for the right amount of online moderation | Inside Higher Ed | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
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Trouble with M words
(MOOC + MOSLIM -> Moderation needed) 

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Coursera Flirts With Diplomas: Online 'Specialization' Is $250

Coursera Flirts With Diplomas: Online 'Specialization' Is $250 | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Coursera's new Signature program brings online education a step closer to the traditional university approach toward diplomas and tuition.
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The coming Calculus MOOC Revolution and the end of math research

The coming Calculus MOOC Revolution and the end of math research | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
I don't usually like to sound like a doomsayer but today I'm going to make an exception. I'm going to describe an effect that I believe will be present, even if it's not as strong as I am suggestin...

Via Robert Schuwer
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Realistsche MOOC angst van onderzoekers die hun brood verdienen met het bijbeunen in het onderwijs (sorry jongens jullie zijn binnenkort niet meer nodig)

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, January 21, 2014 1:44 AM

Calculus considered a cash cow for math departments, providing them with the income to do math research. The latter is at stake when Calculus is replaced by MOOC's. 

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12 great free online courses | TED Blog

12 great free online courses | TED Blog | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Much ado has been made in recent years over the quickly rising cost of healthcare in the United States. But the cost of college tuition and fees has skyrocketed at nearly twice that rate.
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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Large-scale online courses, hailed as a way to democratize higher education, have so far been plagued by very high attrition rates.
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balanced reporting about MOOCs

(and a nice pic)

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Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning?

Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

To survive in a time of rapidly changing technology, colleges and universities need to change their existing business models. Each higher education institution needs to develop a strategy that will take advantage of the opportunities presented by technology-enhanced learning to expand its educational mission and provide flexibility for its students.


Via Nik Peachey
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includes a account of giving a Coursera course

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Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, January 19, 2014 5:36 AM

who knows?

Gestión del Conocimiento's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:27 PM

Analiza el papel de las TICS en la Gestión del Conocimiento.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:54 PM

Embrace the change

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Unbundling Higher Education, A Doubly Updated Framework | M. P. STATON

Just another WordPress site
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Not what it used to be

Not what it used to be | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Running the numbers ON THE face of it, American higher education is still in rude health. In worldwide rankings more than half of the top 100 universities, and eight...
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a 2012 must read from the Economist

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Curricu.me : build your own curriculum

Curricu.me : build your own curriculum | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Use MOOCs to build a custom curriculum and share with your employees, students and friends.

-Search

-Build

-Rate

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


Via Lucas Gruez, verstelle, timokos
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Start your own university!

 

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e-Learning.nl, de Nederlandse e-learning portal > Infographic Fins onderwijssucces 13705

e-Learning.nl, de Nederlandse e-learning portal > Infographic Fins onderwijssucces 13705 | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
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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.
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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)

 

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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

 

 

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