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Making the Most of MOOCs

Making the Most of MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Let’s begin with an old story about using technology to innovate in the classroom. In the 1990s, when the Internet was coming into its own, Professor Antonio Gonzalez at Wesleyan University found an early way to utilize this technology to enhance his class. He recited and recorded a poem, by early 20th century poet Antonio Machado, that students would listen to over the internet while they looked at the text of the poem.

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edX explores demographics of most persistent MOOC students

edX explores demographics of most persistent MOOC students | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As the MOOC buzz continues to reverberate across higher education, the question of which subjects and populations these massive open online courses are best-suited to remains a mystery. The data released so far by the companies that run MOOC platforms have offered little insight beyond what countries students are logging in from and some information on who took a particular computer science course.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/09/12/edx-explores-demographics-most-persistent-mooc-students#ixzz26JPks6tn
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Podcast interview with Teresa Sullivan

Podcast interview with Teresa Sullivan | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON -- Few public university presidents enjoy the prominence these days of the University of Virginia's Teresa Sullivan -- whom the institution's board fired this summer and then rehired as professors, alumni, students and others demanded her reinstatement.

 

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Startup challenges textbook market by packaging open access materials | Inside Higher Ed

Startup challenges textbook market by packaging open access materials | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Textbook publishers have almost boundless disdain for Boundless Learning, and it's not hard to see why.

The company, which unveiled an upgraded, public iteration of its software Wednesday after a year in beta, offers college students free, open versions of textbooks that would normally cost them scores if not hundreds of dollars. It describes what it does as "textbook replacement."

 

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Online learning group hears from MOOC pioneer

Online learning group hears from MOOC pioneer | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

ORLANDO -- The men and women who attend the Sloan Consortium's annual meeting have been toiling in the fields of online learning for many years, so they could be forgiven for having a wee bit of skepticism (if not resentment) about "MOOC mania," the hubbub of hyper-attention that has been paid in recent months to the massive open online courses developed by Harvard, MIT, Stanford and other elite universities.

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Newt U. runs on Kaplan platform from GOP convention

Newt U. runs on Kaplan platform from GOP convention | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

TAMPA, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich taught a massive open online course (MOOC) from this week’s Republican National Convention. And the classes, dubbed Newt U., were the first hosted by KAPx, a new MOOC platform from Kaplan Inc.

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Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit

Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Saylor Foundation has nearly finished creating a full suite of free, online courses in a dozen popular undergraduate majors. And the foundation is now offering a path to college credit for its offerings by partnering with two nontraditional players in higher education – Excelsior College and StraighterLine.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/15/saylor-foundations-free-courses-offer-path-credit#ixzz23fLKX6Vl
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MOOCs from Here | Inside Higher Ed

MOOCs from Here | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The normally sober Tim Burke had a bit of a meltdown on his blog about MOOCs and their attendant hype. (MOOCs are Massively Open Online Courses, such as the ones offered through Coursera.) He rightly called out the techno-utopians for their eager willingness to believe that the latest techno-toy will Change Everything, and offered helpful reminders of previous techno-toys that were supposed to Change Everything, and didn’t. (Sunrise Semester, anyone?)

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