Educational Technology in Higher Education
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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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An Online University Reinvents What Learning Can Be

An Online University Reinvents What Learning Can Be | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ask any college graduate what the most important thing he learned in college was, and it’s unlikely that he’ll refer to facts delivered in the lecture hall.
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Peer to Peer U – A New Model of Learning

Peer to Peer U – A New Model of Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Knowledge used to be the sole domain of the individual, highly educated expert. A professor with a PH.D. or a carefully researched and written book were the best sources to find out about something.
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It’s Alive! The Mechanical MOOC offers “Gentle Intro to Python”

It’s Alive! The Mechanical MOOC offers “Gentle Intro to Python” | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Mechanical MOOC is a man (or machine) of mystery. It sends out emails to thousands of small groups pointing them to lectures, tutorials, and exercises – but also encourages learners to think for themselves and share additional resources with each other. It provides a map to learning Python, but doesn’t discourage folks from careening off the beaten path. This is the open web, after all.

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In This Online University, Students Do the Teaching as Well as the Learning

In This Online University, Students Do the Teaching as Well as the Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A poet with a hankering to learn code recently teamed up with a Web developer who was curious about poetry as part of a new kind of teaching experience.

The lessons took place at Peer 2 Peer University, a three-year-old online institution where students learn together, at no charge, using materials found on the Web. The poet, Vanessa Gennarelli, and the programmer, John Britton, taught each other online, discovering unexpected bridges between their disciplines.

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