Educational Technology in Higher Education
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Open Architecture: Our Course Could be Your Life

Open Architecture: Our Course Could be Your Life | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With the recently peaked interest in open online learning, the conversation seems to have moved immediately towards the shock and awe of scaling an architecture for 30 thousand to 1 million students.
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4 Start-Ups Are Offering Free Online Courses

4 Start-Ups Are Offering Free Online Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The market for free online courses is growing every week, with new companies emerging to offer open courses to anyone who wants them. Some of them have forgone the support of traditional institutions to try the for-profit waters instead. For anyone who might be struggling to keep track of the ever-growing field—the companies’ names can sound similar or stretch the bounds of the dictionary—below are four recently created start-ups challenging the traditional degree model with their free online courses:

 

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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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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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25 Universities and Colleges offering Free Courses Online

25 Universities and Colleges offering Free Courses Online | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Carnegie Mellon University : Carnegie Mellon University offers free and open courses for self-learners. Classes are self-directed via written text lectures. Courses are currently offered on biology, media, engineering, statistics, ...


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