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Good Strategy/Bad Strategy and Higher Education

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy and Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Strategic planning in higher education borders on the absurd. I've been witness to my share. More often than not, participants in the process - of which there are many because we wouldn't want to l...
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Instructional quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn - Computers & Education

Abstract: We present an analysis of instructional design quality of 76 randomly selected Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The quality of MOOCs was determined from first principles of instruction, using a course survey instrument. Two types of MOOCs (xMOOCs and cMOOCs) were analysed and their instructional design quality was assessed and compared. We found that the majority of MOOCs scored poorly on most instructional design principles. However, most MOOCs scored highly on organisation and presentation of course material. The results indicate that although most MOOCs are well-packaged, their instructional design quality is low. We outline implications for practice and ideas for future research.


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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, November 19, 8:37 AM
More of this kind of research is needed, although this article seems to follow the prevalent kind of thinking that groups different kind of learning activities which have chosen the #MOOC format into one genre, as if there was a genuine type. This does not appear to hold up to scrutiny. The finding that these MOOC formatted courses do not largely comply with the "instructional design principles" of e-learning but do excel in "organisation and presentation" instead, once combined with the fact that millions of learners flock to these very MOOC but could care less about conventional e-learning formats, leads one to reflect on the usefulness of said principles as analytical/evaluation tools and their scope as indicators of learning outcomes.
Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn, Instructional quality of Massive Open Inline Courses (MOOCs), Computers & Education, Volume 80, January 2015, Pages 77-83, ISSN 0360-1315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.08.005.(via http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036013151400178X)Keywords: Massive Online Open Courses; Distributed learning environments; Evaluation methodologies; Lifelong learning; Pedagogical issues
Antonio Bartolome's curator insight, November 20, 2:56 AM

Estudio sobre 76 MOOCs: materiales bien construidos pero diseño instruccionar pobre.

Mariano Rico's curator insight, November 20, 8:43 AM
Back to basic formation design. We learn by doing
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Do You Know About Open Badges? | LearnDash

Do You Know About Open Badges? | LearnDash | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
New: Do You Know About Open Badges? - http://t.co/pEphLoYvBC #elearning #edtech
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10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About - EdTechReview™ (ETR) - Linkis.com

10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About - EdTechReview™ (ETR) - Linkis.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
OER(Online Education Resources) are current edtech trend which are providing free online courses from many universities to our teachers and students.
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Top 8 Universities From Around The World That Provide Free Courses Online - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Top 8 Universities From Around The World That Provide Free Courses Online - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Popular and well-known universities around the world that are offering free online courses.
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A Handy Assessment Rubric for Book Trailer Activities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Assessment Rubric for Book Trailer Activities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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4 Radical Ideas for Reinventing College, Drawn From Stanford Research | WIRED

4 Radical Ideas for Reinventing College, Drawn From Stanford Research | WIRED | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Technology and data are reshaping every aspect of our jobs, at an astonishing speed. Yet our higher education system still clings to a format created about 800 years ago: a teacher, in front of a classroom full of students, giving a lecture. This dichotomy is at the heart of a current national debate over the…

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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs ~ Stephen's Web

Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs ~ Stephen's Web | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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Is the ADDIE model appropriate for teaching in a digital age?

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NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, October 9, 3:56 PM

The king of instructional systems models is uncrowned.  We have the process and assessment moved to fore.  I agree (guardedly), but I hope that assessment becomes less rigid.  

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What is Educational Technology? An Inquiry into the Meaning, Use, and Reciprocity of Technology / Qu’est-ce que la technologie pédagogique ? Un examen de la signification, de l’utilisation et de la...

What is Educational Technology? An Inquiry into the Meaning, Use, and Reciprocity of Technology / Qu’est-ce que la technologie pédagogique ? Un examen de la signification, de l’utilisation et de la... | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is Educational Technology? An Inquiry into the Meaning, Use, and Reciprocity of Technology / Qu’est-ce que la technologie pédagogique ? Un examen de la signification, de l’utilisation et de la réciprocité de la technologie
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On the Immense Good Fortune of Higher Education

On the Immense Good Fortune  of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In his last Think Tank column, Carey says that colleges are what great societies build. That means colleges have a lot to live up to.
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What do students entering HE expect from digital technologies?

What do students entering HE expect from digital technologies? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When we come across new technologies or digital platforms for the first time in further and higher education (HE), how do we decide what the technology does or should do, and how we can use it to help us?
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Opinion: the professor-less university

Opinion: the professor-less university | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Two radically contrasting emerging models of higher education in the US offer academics a very different deal, says Steven Ward
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Professors help startups teach real-world skills online without university bureaucracy

Professors help startups teach real-world skills online without university bureaucracy | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Coursera, Johns Hopkins, and Swiftkey team up for data science training.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: New...

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers on education curated by Amber Crutcher
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How Data-Driven Learning is Changing Education

How Data-Driven Learning is Changing Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Longitudinal data sets give educators a 360-degree view of student performance at the push of a button -- and they're changing education at both the student and policy levels.
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elearn Magazine: The Significance of Educationa...

elearn Magazine: The Significance of Educationa... | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What impacts learning are changes in instructional design and pedagogical practices supported by the introduction of new technologies, not the technology itself.
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20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Compliment, Correct, Compliment. Focus on the skill.

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elearn Magazine: The Significance of Educational Technology History and Research

elearn Magazine: The Significance of Educational Technology History and Research | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What impacts learning are changes in instructional design and pedagogical practices supported by the introduction of new technologies, not the technology itself.
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Taking Course Design Seriously (Finally)

Taking Course Design Seriously (Finally) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When I first entered the field of online education back in 1997, the first 56.6 kps modems were appearing in homes. Most institutions had no more than a handful of online courses. Universities trea...
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Teaching Machines: A Brief History of "Teaching at Scale" #t509Massive

Teaching Machines: A Brief History of "Teaching at Scale" #t509Massive | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Robert Reich: College is a ludicrous waste of money

Robert Reich: College is a ludicrous waste of money | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor on our broken higher ed model and how we can open more gateways to the middle class
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D2L raises $85 million but growth claims defy logic -

D2L raises $85 million but growth claims defy logic - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Yesterday D2L announced a second round of investment, this time raising $85 million (a mix of debt and equity) to go with their $80 million round two years ago (see EDUKWEST for a useful roundup of news and article links). While … Continue reading →
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What if we took a Netflix approach to enhancing education? - Daily Genius

What if we took a Netflix approach to enhancing education? - Daily Genius | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.
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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 26, 11:27 PM

This is an American article, but it does pose an interesting question about pitting teachers and students against each other using a service like Turnitin. If students are taught how not to plagiarise, this becomes far less of an issue. I think Turnitin and other similar software is definitely needed, but should be used like a scalpel, not a hammer!