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Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet

Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
New companies are partnering with universities to offer online courses, in an effort that could define the future of higher education — if anyone can figure out how to make money.
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Explores further the avenues for monetising MOOCS and some of the different spinoff's that are likely to appear in Higher ed.

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The University in the 21st Century | iversity

Organize courses, research groups and conferences – for free.
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Berlin may become the future silicon valley of Europe.

I certainly approve.. a slice of Humboldt anyone .. ?

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changing-course-survey.pdf

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Peason weighs in with its own infographic on the stats around online learning - which obviously is not outside of their sphere of interest.

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How really relevant and practical are Open Educational Resources?: A case for a little humility about the potential | Contact North

How really relevant and practical are Open Educational Resources?: A case for a little humility about the potential | Contact North | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
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Are OERs really the same thing here as a MOOC? It seems to me that there is a slight problem of definition. Certain kinds of MOOCs (EdX and Udacity) can perform implicit marketing and quality assurance functions for courses that otherwise are commercially high value products. On the otherhand other OER's may simply be repositories of intentionally open data, which are designed to be accessed quite differently from sample units from Harvard or MIT. 

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | Edu Tech For Development | 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 Beth Dichter
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Some simplification here in order to try to make things fit into buckets but still interesting :)

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CurieSPK1's curator insight, December 29, 2012 2:45 PM

Cool!

Apu Dey's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:09 PM

simpler way to clasify learning  theories

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Future learning style

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2012 Ed Tech Trends: Insights From Insiders

2012 Ed Tech Trends: Insights From Insiders | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
At the end of the year, pundits love to share their versions of summarized lists of what was hot in ed tech in 2012. In addition to the obvious -- Common Core c
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Frank Catalano gives it up for 2012 in concise piece with some of his insights into the trends of the out-going year in ed tech.

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Taking the 21st century seriously: young people, education and socio-technical futures

Taking the 21st century seriously: young people, education and socio-technical futures | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
(2012). Taking the 21st century seriously: young people, education and socio-technical futures. Oxford Review of Education: Vol. 38, Digital technologies in the lives of young people, pp. 97-113.
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Great free paper in this issue of the oxford review of education!

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MOOCs and Pedagogy: Teacher-Centered, Student-Centered, and Hybrids

MOOCs and Pedagogy: Teacher-Centered, Student-Centered, and Hybrids | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
In writing about all of the hype surrounding MOOCs, I saw this photo entitled “University Classroom of the Future.” From instructional television in the 1950s through updated versions o...
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16 Flipped Classrooms From Around The World

16 Flipped Classrooms From Around The World | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
16 Examples Of Flipped Classrooms from around the globe - offers links to different teachers' blogs that show their experiences in using a flipped classroom environment.
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UN Global Pulse: Big Data for a Better World (Strata Conf NYC)

Presentation by UN Global Pulse at the Strata Big Data conference in New York, October 2012.
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Innovating Open Professional Development

Innovating Open Professional Development | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it

NROC's Connected PD project launched in March 2011 in response to a collective Aha! among many of us at the time: educators need to embody connected learning in order to support students today.

 

Looks like a very interesting adventure!

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Development and Complexity - Owen Barder

Intersting talk by owen barder on complexity and development using articulate

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Why we need vocational training

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RT @eskillsUK: Why we need vocational training http://t.co/1c4tYTvs Excellent article from Charlie Mayes, MD DAV management...


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The Flipped Academic – Alex Bruton’s website and blog – The Innographer » Alex Bruton's website and blog – The Innographer - Practical innovation education and speaking

The Flipped Academic – Alex Bruton’s website and blog – The Innographer » Alex Bruton's website and blog – The Innographer - Practical innovation education and speaking | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
Helping people (learn to) innovate.
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Apparently academics have flipped too. many academics have not been told about this yet though. 

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Kepler%20narrative%20deck.pdf

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Interesting new initiaitve in Rwanda: an NGO model to improve higher education in developing countries based on MOOCS.

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Online Courses Look for a Business Model

Online Courses Look for a Business Model | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses—dubbed MOOCs—have lured venture investors and universities, who have put millions of dollars into companies that partner with schools or instructors to offer free courses.
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Why (Digital) Education is the new eCommerce

Why (Digital) Education is the new eCommerce | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
At CAGR 13.5% global eCommerce industry will stand at $ 3.25T in 2022. Which means digital education will be 34.67% bigger than eCommerce in 2022. Even if only 37% of education moves online in next ten years it will equal eCommerce.
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Predictions about (digital) education overtaking ecommerce are likely to be claimed ever more readily, but isn't it really just a form of ecommerce in services which in fact would be a corporate form of what we call education without those tentative parentheses eg. Digital Education TM rather than (digital) education?

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Education: Online learning aims to address failure of schools - FT.com

Education: Online learning aims to address failure of schools - FT.com | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
The stodgy state school curriculum is being made available online, courtesy of Nafham, a web-based start-up that features crowd-sourced video tutorials on a range of subjects.
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DIY

Share what you make with the world.
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Very cool site that leverages open badges to create a real inquiry based platform that is amazing and so much fun, it's first set of skills is based around Yetis!!! Awesome :)

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The Perfect Storm for Universities

The Perfect Storm for Universities | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
Even if universities may look well on the surface there is an increasing (and justified) concern that all will change soon. New data and analysis increase the anxiety that the current monopoly of h...
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Knowledge work is broken - can social fix it?

Knowledge work is broken - can social fix it? Presentation from Social Business Forum 2012 in Milan, Italy.

Knowledge workers spend from 15% to 35% of their time searching for information.15% of the time is spent on duplicating existing information.

The effective usage rates of enterprise software are down compared to two years ago, with users experiencing productivity losses of around 17%.It’s like giving everyone Friday off.

As work is being distributed across locations and organizations, current digital work environments - primarily designed for personal productivity - make people more isolated and less aware of what is happening at work. It cripples their ability to collaborate and be productive.


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Is the growing gap between skills via education and those required for work also partly related to this gap that exists in the workplace between digital distribution and barriers to collaboration and productivity? It seems logical that knowledge workers who have learned to work in smarter and more social ways online will be those that are both 'hooked in' and also educated from the start in more team based and participatory environments.  

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Lost opportunities: The impact of grade repetition and early school leaving

Lost opportunities: The impact of grade repetition and early school leaving | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
This guest post is by Albert Motivans, Head of Education Indicators and Data Analysis Section at Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS). There is an urgent need to face the issue of high numbers of ...
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Mobiles For Teaching And Learning: Translating Theory into Practice « Educational Technology Debate

Mobiles For Teaching And Learning: Translating Theory into Practice « Educational Technology Debate | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it

Interesting discussion from Sarah Pouezevara on translating pedagogical ideas into the use and practice of teaching and learning with mobile technology

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Creating a web literate planet (proposal) from the Mozilla Foundation

Creating a web literate planet (proposal) from the Mozilla Foundation | Edu Tech For Development | Scoop.it
This is a series of posts about Mozilla’s role in teaching web skills and web literacy. I’ve compiled all the posts here for convenience. Post #1 -Nextbeat: a generation of webmakers We...
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