Educational Technology in Higher Education
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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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What's the Difference Between OCWs and MOOCs? Managing Expectations.

What's the difference between OCWs and MOOCs? At the end of the day, it may be nothing more than managing expectations. Let's take Physics for example. Here's the MIT OCW Physics course from 1999. ...
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MIT OpenCourseWare in the New Era of Online Learning

On April 4, 2001, MIT announced an online learning proposal that flew in the face of conventional wisdom regarding the then-nascent field of online education. Rather than pursuing a for-profit distance learning venture of the kind pursued by many top universities at the time, the Institute proposed using the Internet to share the by-products of its campus teaching – including syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, and exams – free of cost and using open license that encouraged redistribution and modification. MIT saw the effort as a way to improve formal and informal learning worldwide, primarily by providing resources to educators, and also as a way to encourage other universities to share their intellectual riches rather bestowing them only on those who could afford to pay.

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MIT OCW Scholar Launches the First of Its 2012 Classes: Linear Algebra

MIT OCW Scholar Launches the First of Its 2012 Classes: Linear Algebra | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

At the 10 year anniversary of MIT OpenCourseWare last spring, the university and the larger opencourseware movement had a lot to say about what was next for the open education initiative. Over 100 million people had already accessed the content that the university had made freely and openly available, true, but it seemed clear that more could be done to really magnify the impact of the resources.

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10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should) | MindShift

10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should) | MindShift | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This week, the OCW Consortium is holding its annual meeting, celebrating 10 years of OpenCourseWare. The movement to make university-level content freely and openly available online began a decade ago, when the faculty at MIT agreed to put the materials from all 2,000 of the university’s courses on the Web.

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xMOOCs = OCW + Cohorts

xMOOCs = OCW + Cohorts | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’m still going through the process of cleaning up some old posts damaged by the database, and tonight I found this one I wrote on OpenCourseWare from 2009: Rise of the Cohort, Educational an...
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MIT's New Free Courses May Threaten (and Improve) the Traditional Model, Program's Leader Says

MIT's New Free Courses May Threaten (and Improve) the Traditional Model, Program's Leader Says | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The recent announcement that Massachusetts Institute of Technology would give certificates around free online course materials has fueled further debate about whether employers may soon welcome new kinds of low-cost credentials. Questions remain about how MIT’s new service will work, and what it means for traditional college programs.

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Why Stanford's Free Online Education Experiment Is Booming - Education - GOOD

Why Stanford's Free Online Education Experiment Is Booming - Education - GOOD | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Professors want virtual students to have the same experience as the ones in the physical classroom.
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