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5 Ways That edX Could Change Education

5 Ways That edX Could Change Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The new venture will engage the entire world in an expensive and ambitious experiment.
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Florida Ponders Opening an Online-Only Public University

Florida Ponders Opening an Online-Only Public University | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The state university system's Board of Governors is also considering a plan to create a portal to online courses already being offered by campuses in the system.
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MOOC's Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody's Report Says

MOOC's Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody's Report Says | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The rise of massive open online courses, or MOOC’s, could improve the financial prospects of leading universities while posing financial challenges to lesser-known institutions and for-profit colleges, a new report from Moody’s Investors Service predicts.

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Students Find E-Textbooks 'Clumsy' and Don't Use Their Interactive Features

Students Find E-Textbooks 'Clumsy' and Don't Use Their Interactive Features | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Several universities have recently tried a new model for delivering textbooks in hopes of saving students money: requiring purchase of e-textbooks and charging students a materials fee to cover the costs.

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Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Students taking free online courses offered by the startup company Coursera have reported dozens of incidents of plagiarism, even though the courses bear no academic credit. This week a professor leading one of the so-called Massive Open Online Courses posted a plea to his 39,000 students to stop plagiarizing, and Coursera's leaders say they will review the issue and consider adding plagiarism-detection software in the future.

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How an Upstart Company Might Profit From Free Courses

How an Upstart Company Might Profit From Free Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Coursera has been operating for only a few months, but the company has already persuaded some of the world's best-known universities to offer free courses through its online platform. Colleges that usually move at a glacial pace are rushing into deals with the upstart company. But what exactly have they signed up for? And if the courses are free, how will the company—and the universities involved—make money to sustain them?

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How an Upstart Company Might Profit From Free Courses

How an Upstart Company Might Profit From Free Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Coursera's contracts with universities seem driven by a familiar Silicon Valley imperative—build fast and worry about money later.
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Gates Foundation Offers Grants for MOOC's in Introductory Classes - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Gates Foundation Offers Grants for MOOC's in Introductory Classes - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Hundreds of thousands of students worldwide are flocking to free online courses in topics like artificial intelligence and data analysis. But what about the student who’s struggling with basic algebra or English composition?

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to find out whether the massive open online courses that have proved so popular in advanced and often highly technical fields offer the same promise for remedial and introductory courses.

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Florida State U. Instructor Grades Students Based on 'Klout' Scores

Florida State U. Instructor Grades Students Based on 'Klout' Scores | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In early 2010 Todd Bacile started hearing from companies about a new measure they were using to help decide whom to hire: the Klout score, a number that calculates a person’s online influence based on his or her presence across various social-media networks.

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What You Need to Know About MOOC's

What You Need to Know About MOOC's | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Colleges and professors have rushed to try a new form of online teaching known as MOOC’s—short for "massive open online courses." The courses raise questions about the future of teaching, the value of a degree, and the effect technology will have on how colleges operate. Struggling to make sense of it all? On this page you’ll find highlights from The Chronicle's coverage of MOOC's.

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Technology Has Its Place: Behind a Caring Teacher

Technology Has Its Place: Behind a Caring Teacher | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"What is wrong with higher education? How will technology transform it? What new direction will it take in these difficult times?" I often hear such questions, from both inside and outside the academy. Such questions deserve answers, of course, but they raise another question, one seldom asked: What is college for? This, too, deserves attention, for if we do not agree on the destination of the enterprise, we are probably not going to agree on the route or the proper mode of transportation. Change is afoot and inevitable. The point is whether it will be made wisely, and with a clear goal.

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Grading with Voice on an iPad

Grading with Voice on an iPad | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

One of the frustrating things I found in teaching online last semester was the lack of direct contact with students. The class felt impersonal, despite my efforts to give it life.

I found that especially frustrating when I graded assignments. The feedback seemed cold and distant, even as I as I tried to point out strong areas of writing and multimedia projects.

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