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Graduate view: 'we are not customers'

Graduate view: 'we are not customers' | Education and Educational Research | Scoop.it
Universities should be challenging their students to become collaborative learners rather than conformist consumers
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Moocs are a good alternative to books

Moocs are a good alternative to books | Education and Educational Research | Scoop.it
Panagiotis Tsigaris found the online learning tool to be a positive addition to his courses
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Let Them Eat MOOCs

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Why the techno-utopianists are wrong about online education's revolutionary power.
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If basic research were conducted under the conditions of educational research

If basic research were conducted under the conditions of educational research | Education and Educational Research | Scoop.it
Note: A few years ago I came across the text below as part of a handout on a short course I was doing. Recently I thought that I'd link to it on my blog but couldn't find a record of it anywhere on...
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Data Mining Exposes Embarrassing Problems for Massive Open Online Courses | MIT Technology Review

Data Mining Exposes Embarrassing Problems for Massive Open Online Courses | MIT Technology Review | Education and Educational Research | Scoop.it
Not only does student participation decline dramatically throughout the new generation of Web-based courses, but the involvement of teachers in online discussions makes it worse.
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Data mining and filtering posts may improve retention
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Six Steps for Turning Your Teaching into Scholarship

Six Steps for Turning Your Teaching into Scholarship | Education and Educational Research | Scoop.it
In 1997 Ernest Boyer identified the concept of the Scholarship of Teaching. This was the first time that TEACHING had been identified as legitimate scholarship.
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Are MOOCs the answer? An Indian Perspective

Are MOOCs the answer? An Indian Perspective | Education and Educational Research | Scoop.it
They are the buzzwords in the education sector. The popularity of these open courses is gaining steadily, with thousands of students across the globe enrolling online.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Robert Farrow, Leigh-Anne Perryman
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Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 3:12 AM
Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/.
M.A.P.'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:43 PM

"Eventually, MOOCs will evolve beyond the delivery of online courses to becoming a pervasive resource where open access to cutting-edge university research (as well as teaching) will play a pivotal role in guiding the decisions of individuals in matters that affect their lives the most."  This is the ideal objective.  As the commenter said at the end of the article, the low penetration of Internet, language constraint, local knowledge, etc. are all barriers at present.  

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The 20 big questions in science

The 20 big questions in science | Education and Educational Research | Scoop.it
From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are many things we still don't know – but we might do soon.
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