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Old School, New School, No School? As California Goes...

Old School, New School, No School? As California Goes... | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How California navigates the next five years could lay a blueprint for how higher education as a whole adapts to a shifting climate.
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It takes enormous pressure and time to make changes in education. Can the problems created over the last 30 years be solved in the next 5?

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Keynote Address: Sebastian Thrun Demoncratizing Higher Education

Keynote Address: Sebastian Thrun Demoncratizing Higher Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Online higher education has a long history, but seems to be always good for surprises. In 2011, the speaker took his Stanford graduate level class online, and 160,000 students signed up. 23,000 graduated at Stanford level. Underlying this class was a teaching model that emphasizes student engagement, problem solving, and free online access. The speaker recently created Udacity, a new online university, which offers university-level courses free of charge. With half a dozen courses underway, Udacity has enrolled north of 200,000 students. The speaker will discuss details of this approach, the underlying pedagogical ideas, the ramification this work may have for the students in the world.

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If you have not had a look at Udacity yet you really should - the courses are truely amazing and the way they combine instructional videos together with problem solving quizes really help keep you engaged.

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The Cloud and Higher Education: New twist for the Ivory Tower

The Cloud and Higher Education: New twist for the Ivory Tower | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is nothing new, but how higher education institutions and IT are using the technology has certainly become innovative.
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Recently lightening shot down from the real clouds and zapped our online learning system off line.  The entire state was 'down' for a day and a half.  


Would having our online program distributed into the cloud protect us? Things to think about!

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Unfunded Aussie Startup Brainworth Seeks to Turn Higher Education into a Video Game

Unfunded Aussie Startup Brainworth Seeks to Turn Higher Education into a Video Game | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The startup world is seriously displeased with the status quo in higher education. Brainworth, a scrappy startup out of Australia, is the latest to throw its hat in the ring, taking a novel approach.

 

"The subject which Brainworth’s founders know best, and where they plan to focus their initial lessons, is computer science with an emphasis on artificial intelligence. Students will arrive at the online university and stipulate a specific goal, such as “learn artificial intelligence.” From there they will be given a range of basic to more advanced tasks to complete and can choose a starting point commensurate with their abilities."


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