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Millions of Lessons Learned on Electronic Napkins

Talk on the 29th Chaos Communication Congress on massive open online courses, free education, and freeing education. For all videos by Jörn Loviscach, see: h...
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Jörn Loviscach und Sebastian Wernecke auf unterhaltsame Weise über Pro und Contras und Herausforderungen von MOOCs.

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Online-Kurse für alle: Die Globalisierung der Lehre

Online-Kurse für alle: Die Globalisierung der Lehre | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

"Kurse auf akademischem Niveau, zugänglich für jeden: Manche halten Massive Open Online Courses für das Ende, andere für die Befreiung der klassischen Präsenz-Universität. Jetzt bieten die ersten deutschen Hochschulen Kurse beim Stanford-Start-up Coursera an."

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Schildert das Engagement der LMU und TMU bei Coursera und mögliche Geschäftsmodelle, geht dabei auch auf Risiken beim Datenschutz ein.

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Gamification: Übersicht und Anwendungsbeispiele aus dem Web

Gamification: Übersicht und Anwendungsbeispiele aus dem Web | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Hallo Gamificationinteressierte, ich habe die letzen Wochen viel gesurft um euch einige Best-Practice-Beispiele von Gamification heraus zu suchen. Herausgekommen sind Beispiele, die ich über unzählige Links zu weiterführenden Links, aus Fach-Vorträgen von Universitätskanälen aus Youtube oder direkt von Kommunitonen, Freunden und über Kollegen gefunden habe. Es gibt auch Beispiele dabei, über die ich in alten Foren und aktuellen Blogs gestolpert bin. Ich habe mir alle einzeln angeschaut und mich sogar bei manchen Seiten angemeldet, um an weitere Informationen zu kommen. Die folgenden Beispiele stellen, so meine ich, einen guten Schnitt durch die aktuelle Gamification-Welt (bis anfang 2013) dar.

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Kleiner Stoffkanon fürs 21. Jahrhundert?

Kleiner Stoffkanon fürs 21. Jahrhundert? | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Mit festgelegten Lern-Inhalten und Stofflisten ins 21. Jahrhundert? - Kaum zu glauben, aber daran wird noch geglaubt! Die Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung hat gestern der Presse einen Sammelband vorgestell...
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Muss man eigentlich nix mehr wissen?

Muss man eigentlich nix mehr wissen? | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Demnächst darf ich für ein Themenheft einen Beitrag schreiben zum Themenkomplex "Wissen kann man googeln - eigentlich muss ich dann ja nix mehr wissen" (grob). Ein spannendes Thema, insbesondere weil einem immer wieder Statements der folgenden Form begegnen:

Das gesamte Wissen der Menschheit steckt im Internet. Also braucht man vieles heute gar nicht mehr zu lernen, ich kann einfach eine Suchmaschine bedienen, wenn ich etwas wissen will.Wesentlich wichtiger sind “Schlüsselqualifikationen” oder “allgemeine Kompetenzen” wie beispielsweise Sozialkompetenz und Methodenkompetenz.Das bedeutet: Lernen in der Schule kann viel exemplarischer erfolgen als bislang. Es genügt, an ausgewählten Inhalten z. B. in Form von Projekten die wesentlichen allgemeinen Kompetenzen (im Sinne von “Wissensarbeit”) auszubilden. Wenn ich gelernt habe, mir selbst Wissen anzueignen, dann kann ich das in anderen Bereichen später auch einfach selbst tun.


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Kathrin Jäger's curator insight, March 12, 2013 4:45 PM

Interessante Diskussion...Ich denke, dass man aus dem Web für alle Lebensbereiche Informationen googeln kann. Diese Informationen werden mit dem Grundwissen verknüpft und bei der Anwendung zu neuem Wissen regeneriert. Doch wenn ich kein Grundwissen habe, kann ich mit den Informationen wenig anfangen oder diese sinnentsprechend einordnen bzw. prozessorientiert denken. Wissen entwickelt sich durch ein Problem. Über die Suche nach Lösungsmöglichkeiten durch gedanklichen Austausch, recherchieren und sicher auch durch zusätzlich ergoogelte Informationen, gelangt der Mensch auf eine höhere Stufe des Wissens, was letztlich zu einem Erkenntnisgewinn führt. Eine alleinige Übernahme von Informationen, regt noch keinen Denkprozess an, siehe auch Schüler, die heute oftmals nur die Ergebnisse für ihre Hausaufgaben googeln und übernehmen, zumeist ohne darüber nachzudenken.
Nach Piaget ist Wissen kein Zustand, sondern ein Prozess, d. h. Menschen „konstruieren“ ihr Wissen, sie spielen eine aktive Rolle im Wissenserwerb. Ich bin der Ansicht, dass der Mensch, der heute ausnahmslos Informationen über das Internet bezieht, „robotorisiert“ wird und seine soziale Kompetenz verliert, denn Wissen entsteht, wenn neue Fakten und praktische Erfahrung im komplexen Austausch stehen.

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OCTEL is the Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning

OCTEL is the Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Starting in April 2013 you will be able to participate in an online course to understand better how to use technology to enhance your teaching in Higher Education. The course is aimed primarily at people teaching at Higher Education level, whether in Higher Education Institutions or Further Education Colleges. Registration is open now.

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From the About OCTEL page:

What the course covers

The course design has yet to be finalised, but we expect it to cover topics such as:

Getting started, who can helpOpenness and standardsOptions for course material, and how to plan effort required, lead times, hardware and software needs, costsOn line assessmentAccessibilityStudents in transition between sectorsEnvironments and administrationUsing social media and gamesGroup activityTutoring and supporting onlineFeedback and respondingThe student perspectiveNetworking and further information
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A Tale of Two MOOCs @ Coursera: Divided by Pedagogy

A Tale of Two MOOCs @ Coursera: Divided by Pedagogy | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
The Web as a classroom is transforming how people learn, is driving the need for new pedagogy; two recently launched courses at Cousera highlight what happens when pedagogical methods fail to adapt...

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Maria Toro-Troconis's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:29 AM

Excellent article about the differences in the Pedagogic models: xMOOCs and cMOOCs, followed by two Coursera courses.

Anne Whaits's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:59 PM

A really good post which argues that it is the learning orientation that determines the pedagogical method selected for instruction. The comparision of pedagogical methods employed in two courses on Coursera reveal the clashes between the views on how people learn.

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Finland's School System - Infographic

Finland's School System - Infographic | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Via Ulla M. Saikku
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AnnC's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:56 PM

What keeps us from learning from those who have better results?

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:43 PM

Christal clear ! They're ahead !

Julia_Ryu's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:10 AM

Finland has a good school system! I want to share this information with you if you interesting about education or Finland look more seriously.

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Getting More Out of Student Blogging | Sue Waters Blog

Getting More Out of Student Blogging | Sue Waters Blog | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Through ETMOOC participants like Lorraine Boulos are realizing ”I am not just learning HOW to connect but WHY connect” and are now trying to transfer the skills they’re learning into their classrooms.

So I’ve put together tips for getting the most out of blogging with your student (you can watch the recorded ETMOOC student blogging session here).

For more information I recommend you work through our step by step guide to blogging with students.

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on how to blog and why to blog with your class

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The Padagogy Wheel

The Padagogy Wheel | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Shirley Moody, Gust MEES, Volkmar Langer
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Adding iPad apps to Bloom's taxonomy.

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Simon Vuillaume's curator insight, April 29, 2013 5:58 PM

Ipadagogy... 

Deborah Banker's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:03 PM

WOW!!  How cool is this?!

Louise Lewis's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:34 PM

Perfect for our research into Web 2.0 tools that we may include in our webmixes

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20 Reasons Why you Should Use Google Plus [Infographic]

20 Reasons Why you Should Use Google Plus [Infographic] | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 10, 2013 9:05 AM

G+ is catching up big time for many reasons.  Among these reasons is the Hangout integration.  

 

We just facilitated a remote 1.5 day leadership development session with Hangouts and it was fantastic.  

 

Google is sticking to their strategy and their value is starting to win people over.  I was never a fan and, through valuable features, I am changing my perspective on the suite of offerings.

 

This is a relevant infographic.

Penelope's comment, March 10, 2013 6:43 PM
Been thinking about G+. Thanks for sharing, Al. ;)
Shanika Journey's curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:49 PM

NICE ONE! Great reference

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Stories, Scenarios and Micro eLearning: Precision Could Kill your eLearning Lessons

Stories, Scenarios and Micro eLearning: Precision Could Kill your eLearning Lessons | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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"What can we learn from here?

• In developing interactive stories, create an inventory of data and information. Classify your data accordingly: important, not so important and useless.  Include only the data which are necessary and exclude those which are only ‘ornamentals’.We call this “must learn” versus “learn on need.”

• Blend the data with the narrative through the help of  metaphors and visuals.

• Test the draft presentation with a pilot audience and see if they got your message across."

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NLafferty's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:46 AM

This is the sort of article subject matter experts should read before starting to write content for an elearning resource.

Fiona Quigley's curator insight, March 20, 2013 7:43 PM

Less is more - the modern adage for designing learning in 21st Century.

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European Commission launches Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

European Commission launches Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Commission President José Manuel Barroso today called on Europe's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to join a Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs to address up to 900 000 job vacancies expected to exist in Europe in Information and Communication technologies (ICT) by 2015. Despite the current levels of unemployment, the number of digital jobs is growing by more than 100 000 per year. Yet the number of fresh ICT graduates and skilled ICT workers is not keeping up.

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 4, 2013 2:16 PM
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La Commission européenne lance Grande Coalition pour l'emploi numériques.

"Président de la Commission José Manuel Barroso a appelé aujourd'hui les activités numériques de l'Europe, les secteurs des gouvernements, de la formation et de l'éducation se joindre à une grande coalition pour l'emploi numériques d'adresser jusqu'à 900 000 offres d'emploi qui devraient exister en Europe dans les technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC) en 2015. Malgré les niveaux actuels du chômage, le nombre d'emplois numériques est en croissance de plus de 100 000 par an. Pourtant, le nombre de diplômés en TIC frais et ouvriers qualifiés des TIC ne suit pas".


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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic]

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic] | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

Via Gust MEES, Made Hery Santosa, Roselink, Carmen Arias , Rui Guimarães Lima, Alfredo Calderón, REDaprendiendo, Laura Rosillo, Carlos Marcelo, Elena Elliniadou, Nikos Amanatidis, Steven Verjans, catspyjamasnz, Carola Brunnbauer, Johannes Maurek, LLZ Uni Halle
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Kari Smith's curator insight, February 17, 2013 1:17 PM

Great background information to build our understanding. I really like seeing them all presented this way for easy comparison. 

uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:38 AM

(Edudemic - 24 Déc 2012)

Christine Cattermole's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:58 AM

A very visual illustration of learning theory.

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Open Badges 1.0: Zeig, was du kannst! - Golem.de

Open Badges 1.0: Zeig, was du kannst! - Golem.de | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Mozilla will mit Open Badges ein offenes System von Lernabzeichen etablieren, mit dem jeder zeigen kann, was er gelernt hat. Ausstellen darf die Lernabzeichen praktisch jeder.
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http://openbadges.org/

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AG-F - Willkommen

AG-F - Willkommen | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Dies ist die Startseite der Arbeitsgruppen der Einrichtungen an Hochschulen, AG-F. Diese ist eine Arbeitsgruppe innerhalb der Deutschen Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Fernstudium, DGWF.
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Frühjahrstagung der AG-F am 06. und 07. Juni in Koblenz

zum Thema

Distance und / oder open Education

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Udacity Showcase

Udacity Showcase | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Showcase is a show and tell for Udacity Students.


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The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
In order to implement modern technology in your classroom, you better know about the important skills modern teachers must have in order to succeed.

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From the text: "So that’s why I’d encourage you, the modern teacher, to tackle each modern method one at a time."

 

The 10 Skills:

 

1) Build your PLN (Personal Learning Network)

2) Establish Real Relationships

3) Understand Where Technology Fits in Education

4) Know How To Finde Useful Resources

5) Manage Your Online Reputation

6) Know How To Correctly Blog

7) Slow Down!

8) Make Social Media Work for You

9) Don't Be Afraid Of Failing

10) Know When To Disconnect

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 16, 2013 4:56 PM

This is the bricolage or blend on the edges of new and old so to speak. We cannot teach and learn without authentic relationships which reach out to others. What do we do to accomplish this?

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, March 17, 2013 11:32 AM

MOre things to think about .. but we cannot avoid learning to understand and  use the tools that are out there. 

Jan Peter van Zijl's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:45 PM

 

1 Build Your PLN (personal learning network)

 

2 Establish Real Relationships

 

3 Understand Where Technology Fits In Education


4 Know How To Find Useful Resources

 

5 Manage Your Online Reputation

 

6 Know How To Correctly Blog

 

7 Slow Down

 

8 Make Social Media Work For You

 

9 Don’t Be Afraid Of Failing

 

10 Know When To Disconnect

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Open education

Open education | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

There are many different 'flavours' or interpretations of what openness means in education. This study unit is an example of a massive open online course (MOOC) and spans seven weeks. Like all the free materials in the OpenLearn Try section, this unit is open to the wider world but, uniquely, it also forms part of the module for students who are studying The Open University course H817, 'Openness and innovation in elearning'.

After studying this course, you will:

understand the issues in open educationbe able to critically appraise the evidence around open educationhave experienced what it is like to participate in an open course.

By: The Open University

Duration: 100 hoursPublished on: Friday 1st February 2013Level: MastersPosted under: Education
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Kurs zu Open Education der Open University. Beginnt am 16. März.

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10 Minor Features That Can Make Or Break An eLearning Platform

10 Minor Features That Can Make Or Break An eLearning Platform | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

"The user interface of an eLearning platform is often referred to as a UI. It is most commonly used in an educational setting for different learning management systems, allowing students to read the necessary content for their classes while interacting with other students and completing coursework. There are a number of elements associated with a successful user interface that can either make or break the success of this software, including the 10 below."


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Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.

 

El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).

 

Una gran herramienta.

 

De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).

 

Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

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Vortrag “Neue Formen netzgestützten Lehrens und Lernens” in Frankfurt, 16.4.2013, 18–20 Uhr | studiumdigitale

Vortrag “Neue Formen netzgestützten Lehrens und Lernens” in Frankfurt, 16.4.2013, 18–20 Uhr | studiumdigitale | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Am Dienstag, den 16. April 2013, findet von 18–20 Uhr im Rahmen der Wissweit-Vortragsreihe der Vortrag “Neue Formen netzgestützten Lehrens und Lernens – Beiträge zur Didaktik der Wissenschaftlichen Weiterbildung” statt, in dem Claudia Bremer, Geschäftsführerin von studiumdigitale (eLearning-Einrichtung der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) einen Überblick über Formen der mediengestützten Bildung und neue Trends in diesem Bereich geben wird.

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Collaborative Screen Sharing App ScreenHero Now Available on Windows Too

Collaborative Screen Sharing App ScreenHero Now Available on Windows Too | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Simple, collaborative screen sharing. You each get your own mouse, and you're both always in control.

Via Robin Good
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From the website:

"Screenhero lets you screen share any application with anyone, no matter where they are. It's super simple and blazing fast. You each get your own mouse pointer, and you're both always in control. It's designed for collaboration, not just broadcasting your screen. It's like Google Docs for any application on your computer.

Screenhero is designed to feel like you're sitting next to the person you're working with — even when you're miles away. It's available for both Mac and Windows."

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Robin Good's curator insight, March 6, 2013 6:06 AM



ScreenHero, which I have reviewed and announced back in December, is a downloadable app which allows anyone to collaboratively screen-share any application and to work together simultaneously on it with others.


Today ScreenHero has released a Windows version of its free app which is immediately available for download here: http://screenhero.com/#download


From the official site: "You each get your own mouse pointer, and you're both always in control. It's designed for collaboration, not just broadcasting your screen.


From the original article on BetaKit: "The team calls Screenhero “Google Docs for any application.”


After downloading the app, signing up, and adding team members or friends, users can either share their entire screen or one individual window.


Once a contact has agreed to view the screenshare, both participants get their own mouse pointer and similar to Google Docs, can simultaneously edit and work on projects.


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The company said their platform is ideal for developers who are programming together or reviewing code, companies who want to review designs or mockups together, or marketers giving product demos.


The basic account is free, and soon users will be able to pay either $5 per month for an individual pro account, or $49 per month for a pro team account, which will add additional features like support and enterprise integration.


The app also lets users chat using Screenhero’s internal chat feature, currently via text but the company said it plans to add audio chat as well, which is a crucial feature since right now most users who want to chat while they’re working together have to use Skype in conjunction with Screenhero."


Source: http://betakit.com/2013/03/05/screenhero-launches-windows-version-of-collaborative-screensharing-app



Screenhero lets you screen share any application with anyone, no matter where they are. It's super simple and blazing fast. You each get your own mouse pointer, and you're both always in control. It's designed for collaboration, not just broadcasting your screen. It's like Google Docs for any application on your computer.



Free for Mac and Windows.


Future pricing: http://screenhero.com/pricing.html


Check this video: http://youtu.be/5BOAArc7vfM


Try it out now: http://screenhero.com/



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Is lecturing the cream of future massive online education?

It seems that video lectures are the golden cream of xMOOCs, and even Khan Academy.  So lecture is still the predominant technology that has been hailed as the most primitive, yet an effective meth...
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Creating an Online Student Lounge

Creating an Online Student Lounge | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

"It is not hard to create a virtual student lounge in an online classroom. Think about what a student union provides and go from there. Make sure that students go there first, familiarize themselves with the space, and are encouraged to return to it time and again to recharge their social batteries. It should be a place where everyone can hang out and share, posting, uploading and downloading. You can also create a "water cooler" thread of some kind that serves as just a fun way to build your community, introducing students to each other as members of a Virtual Learning Community (VLC.)"


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:34 PM

Cool idea... It's a great way for students within a program to socialize and stay in touch between semesters and between courses.