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social-media-for-teaching-and-learning-2013-report.pdf#view=FitH,0

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Interesting piece by Pearson Education.  Education companies leading the way to put Social Learning on the map is a good thing.  

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#Twitter As A Teaching Aid-Some Interesting Figures

#Twitter As A Teaching Aid-Some Interesting Figures | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
"The content of the students tweets,( contrary to fears expressed by colleagues) has been overwhelmingly positive and creative and the take up has grown steadily."
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Twitter will be part of curriculum in the coming years....get on board!

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Great case study on Social networking and learning.  This gives a great unbiased opinion throughout.  

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Tools to Engage Young Adults in News Make Use of Facebook: Northwestern University News

Tools to Engage Young Adults in News Make Use of Facebook: Northwestern University News | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Northwestern leading the way. Well done!

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Art students showcase creative works during Stanford's Open Studios | Department of Art & Art History

Art students showcase creative works during Stanford's Open Studios | Department of Art & Art History | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
After working in relative privacy for most of the quarter, Art and Art History students throw open their studio doors and invite in the Stanford community. Open Studios, an event at the end of every quarter, allows undergraduates to exhibit their work in a variety of settings. Galleries across campus showcase the students' drawings, paintings, sculptures, multimedia projects and everything in between.
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Not shocking that Stanford is ahead on this open studio concept.  Interesting stuff.  

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Moodle tops Blackboard among small colleges, analysis says

Moodle tops Blackboard among small colleges, analysis says | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
A study shows the open-source platform, not Blackboard, is the top learning software pick among small colleges.
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Why Technology Alone Can’t Fix the Education Problem | DMLcentral

Why Technology Alone Can’t Fix the Education Problem | DMLcentral | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
For more than a decade now, I’ve internally cringed whenever someone talks about the promise of technology in education.
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Glassdoor Raises Another $50 Million, Plans for IPO

Glassdoor Raises Another $50 Million, Plans for IPO | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Glassdoor, a job site that features anonymous employee reviews and salary comparisons, has raised an additional $50 million, bringing the company's total capital raised to $93 million The funding, which is Glassdoor's fifth institutional round...
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Coursera eyes corporate education market - Upstart

Coursera eyes corporate education market - Upstart | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Coursera eyes corporate education market
Upstart
Silicon Valley caught on fast, and venture capitalists poured more than $1 billion into education technology last year. However, a recent report by ...
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A much better fit than Higher Ed.  

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Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it

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3 BYOD Implementation Mistakes and Pitfalls to Avoid

3 BYOD Implementation Mistakes and Pitfalls to Avoid | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The demand for BYOD is increasing and organizations are being faced with increasing pressure to allow BYOD. BYOD is a big decision and is does take time and planning for successful integration. Too often, organizations are making mistakes that can be detrimental to BYOD success."


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America's Wasteful Higher Education Spending, In a Chart

America's Wasteful Higher Education Spending, In a Chart | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it

The United States spends more of its economy on higher education than almost any other developed country, and achieve some of the worst results. 


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Chloe and Devynne's curator insight, December 2, 2013 10:27 AM

This is intellectual because it talks about the US education and how our government is spending money compared to other governments.

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Pearson commits to measure and report impact on learning outcomes

As part of a new global education strategy which sets out to help more people make progress in their lives through learning, Pearson today:

- Committed to report audited learning outcomes measures and targets alongside its financial accounts, covering its whole business by 2018- Shared plans to "institutionalise" efficacy across Pearson's organisation, creating dedicated focus and incentives towards learning outcomes targets for all business areas- Published its Efficacy Framework - Pearson's approach for ensuring its products and services enable students to learn what they need to make progress - for feedback and improvement;- Promised to develop a global research network to gather the evidence needed on the "path to efficacy", and openly to share and broker debate around its findings.


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Delivering University Curricula: Knowledge, Learning and INnovation Gains — University of Leicester

Delivering University Curricula: Knowledge, Learning and INnovation Gains — University of Leicester | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Extremely interesting piece about Social Learning.  Using Social learning as part of the curriculum will be the norm soon.  

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NAIS_excellence_final2.pdf

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Many great cases contained in this piece.  The close look into Social Networks and learning is fantastic.  

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social%20networking%202_Case%206.pdf

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Another great case study on social networking and learning.  Enjoy the interesting take.  

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beginnersguidetotwitter.ppt

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Great presentation deck on how to use social networks in the classroom.  

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Curating and Contextualizing Twitter Stories to Assist with Social Newsgathering

Curating and Contextualizing Twitter Stories to Assist with Social Newsgathering
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Twitter is a crucial piece in social learning.  See great piece attached.  

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UT-Austin and Cornell U. students question their institutions' investments in MOOCs

UT-Austin and Cornell U. students question their institutions' investments in MOOCs | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
In similar editorials, student journalists at UT-Austin and Cornell U. ask why MOOCs aren't yet benefiting residential students.
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The Competency-Based Approach | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

The Competency-Based Approach | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Can a new teaching method better prepare North Carolina community college students for jobs?
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Digital textbooks are the future for learning - News

Digital textbooks are the future for learning - News | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, every high school student carried a heavy backpack filled with thick textbooks — the precious source of all knowledge they would need to study, pass tests and graduate.

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The Rise of Competency-Based Approaches

The Rise of Competency-Based Approaches | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it

In NILOA's twentieth occasional paper, author Rebecca Klein-Collins, Senior Director of Research and Policy Development for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), discusses the methodology, practices, and policies surrounding competency-based education.


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Peter E. Pflaum's curator insight, November 22, 2013 9:34 PM

The solutions (or policy that helps and does no harm) are in human resources. An intelligent educated population is key to everything. The national interest require that the educational budget greater than the defense budget. National collapse is a much greater threat than armed enemies, terrorists, immigration, the important national debt is in human resources and infrastructure.

But thanks to the merger of globalization and the I.T. revolution that has unfolded over the last two decades — which is rapidly and radically transforming how knowledge and information are generated, disseminated and collaborated on to create value — “the high-wage, medium-skilled job is over,” says Stefanie Sanford, the chief of global policy and advocacy for the College Board. The only high-wage jobs that will support the kind of middle-class lifestyle of old will be high-skilled ones, requiring a commitment to rigorous education, adaptability and innovation, she added.

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Competency-based ed gaims momentum

Competency-based ed gaims momentum | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it

There is growing interest from members of both parties in Congress to make it easier for alternative models of higher education -- such as competency-based education -- to gain access to federal funding.


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Donna Murdoch's curator insight, November 24, 2013 1:56 PM

I've certainly noticed this.  It is becoming a snow ball in an industry (higher ed) that doesn't move very fast.

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Are MOOCs Doomed?

Are MOOCs Doomed? | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Massive Open Online Courses have made huge waves in the education sector over the last few years. Their firmest supporters have consistently claimed that the MOOC is set to change everything we know about education; their opponents, however, are only too ready to point out the economic flaws, the low completion rates, and paint the entire phenomenon as a result of media hype."


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Group of two-year colleges work with Western Governors University to try competency-based education

Group of two-year colleges work with Western Governors University to try competency-based education | Educational Technology and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Western Governors University teams up with 11 community colleges to create new competency-based programs.
 
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