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With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand

With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By embracing the open-source software Open edX, the university hopes to create its own reputation as a MOOC provider.
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At Stanford, scholars debate the promises, pitfalls of online learning

At Stanford, scholars debate the promises, pitfalls of online learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tanner Lecturer and respondents tackle the challenges of preserving the best of higher education while venturing onto new ground.
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Marvell and Stanford create SMILE Plug cloud computer, SMILE Consortium to get companies and devs to build a better education system

Marvell and Stanford create SMILE Plug cloud computer, SMILE Consortium to get companies and devs to build a better education system | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Last time we saw the SMILE Plug cloud computer, it was nothing more than a render -- an alabaster box with dual external...
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Stanford Creates Vice Provost For Online Learning To “Fundamentally Reshape Education”

Stanford Creates Vice Provost For Online Learning To “Fundamentally Reshape Education” | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Stanford University announced the creation of an Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning today, appointing computer science professor John Mitchell as the office’s inaugural head.
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Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level

Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.
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MOOCs and the AI-Stanford like Courses:Two Successful and Distinct Course Formats for Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs and the AI-Stanford like Courses:Two Successful and Distinct Course Formats for Massive Open Online Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

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Open online courses (OOC) with a massive number of students have represented an important development for online education in the past years.
A course on artificial intelligence, CS221, at the University of Stanford was offered in the fall of 2011 free and online which attracted 160,000 registered students. It was one of three offered as an experiment by the Stanford computer science department to extend technology knowledge and skills to the entire world. The instructors were two of the best known experts in the subject of artificial intelligence. Although students would not get Stanford University grades or credit, 20,000 from 190 countries finished the course successfully receiving a “statement of accomplishment” from the tutors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig. Udacity is a start-up from the authors of CS221 delivering similar massive free online courses. EdX, a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world, is one of the most recent proposals in this realm. ...

 

 

by C. Osvaldo Rodriguez [cor_ar@yahoo.com]
Universidad del CEMA, Av. Córdoba 374, (C1054AAP) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina [http://www.ucema.edu.ar]


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Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“Peers can be the best teachers, because they're the ones that remember what it's like to not understand.” — Peter Norvig...
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Stanford Takes Online Schooling To The Next Academic Level

Last semester, Stanford University professors tried something radically new: They opened their classes to the world for free. Within hours, thousands had signed up to participate.
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Another step towards open-ness from Stanford professors – but not the university

Another step towards open-ness from Stanford professors – but not the university | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In my retrospective for e-learning in 2011, I complained that merely making content open to the public did not open access to students wanting qualifications from prestigious institutions. In fairness, I should have mentioned the MOOC on artificial intelligence by Stanford professors Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun. As Kolowich reports:

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Stanford teams up with edX to build online learning platform | opensource.com

Stanford teams up with edX to build online learning platform | opensource.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The open education landscape is set to grow a little more as Stanford University announces plans to team up with edX to build an online learning platform that universities and developers around the world can access for free.
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I really look forward to the "open-sourcing" of the entire platform in June!

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:18 PM

Go, Stanford!

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New Platform for Online Courses Stresses Team-based, Experiential Learning

New Platform for Online Courses Stresses Team-based, Experiential Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Venture Lab, developed by Stanford faculty and students, hosts five courses this fall on entrepreneurship, education, creativity and finance.
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Stanford announces 16 online courses for fall quarter

Stanford announces 16 online courses for fall quarter | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses. The offerings include a wide range of fields.
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Stanford's Next Lesson: Free Online Courses For Credit And Degrees? : NPR

Now that Stanford, Harvard and other top American universities are offering free online courses, will students one day be able to get course credits and degrees online from these schools without having to pay for it?
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‘Ivy League Spring’ debated: is free, online education financially viable?

‘Ivy League Spring’ debated: is free, online education financially viable? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Udacity of hope: new online programs offer free courses to hundreds of thousands of students, while the business model still gets worked out.
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The Decline and Fall of a Public University: How Status Anxiety Doomed the University of Virginia

The Decline and Fall of a Public University: How Status Anxiety Doomed the University of Virginia | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Many public universities are suffering these days, wracked by budget cuts and struggling to bring enough students through the door. The University of Virginia isn’t one of them.
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Stanford adds social learning component to free online course

Stanford adds social learning component to free online course | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Stanford University began sharing recordings of events and faculty presentations on iTunes U in 2005, and since then it has steadily increased its online offerings. With the launch of the updated iTunes U app in January, Stanford began to offer supplemental materials, such as assessments, quizzes and exams, with its 13 courses.
And this summer, for the first time, Stanford is adding another component to one of its online courses -- interaction with other students.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/19/stanford-adds-social-learning-component-free-online-course#ixzz1yOFnPJDP
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Debating the 'Flipped Classroom' at Stanford

Debating the 'Flipped Classroom' at Stanford | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Stanford University got lots of attention for inviting the public to participate in a series of free online computer-science classes. One thing that’s drawn less notice is how some of the technologies that help facilitate those mega-classes are changing the experience for Stanford students learning the same subjects. Now a Stanford student is provoking a debate on those innovations, with a blog post critiquing the rigor and format of the “flipped classroom” teaching method deployed in his machine-learning course.

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