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Parody Critiques Popular Khan Academy Videos

Parody Critiques Popular Khan Academy Videos | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Khan Academy has 150 million YouTube views, 320,000 subscribers, and major support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—but that doesn’t mean the free online library of educational videos is perfect. It doesn’t even mean the site is especially effective, say two math professors at Grand Valley State University.

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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!

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The Future of College?

The Future of College? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right? 
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The truly revolutionary type of university Minerva now starts after two years of preparation. 

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, August 20, 4:16 AM

Intro to the Minerva way of teaching
(a surprising mix of technology and pedagogy)

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35 Inspiring Quotes About Learning

35 Inspiring Quotes About Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learning anything requires commitment and the ability to push through the dip until reaching competency. These 35 learning quotes will keep you motivated. (RT @KarinHornstra: Leuk!
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Learning Design and Personal Learning Networks

Presentation given at RMIT University for the Beyond Blackboard project. "What on earth are they doing?" 6 August 2014
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Getting the Most from a MOOC | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered

Getting the Most from a MOOC | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century
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Events - Grattan Institute

Events - Grattan Institute | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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The digital degree

The digital degree | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
FROM Oxford’s quads to Harvard Yard and many a steel and glass palace of higher education in between, exams are giving way to holidays. As students consider life...
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Interesting post in The Economist.

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Getting together to talk about the online course you're doing - great!

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80 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms to Support Learning | The Curious Creative

I am pleased to relaunch this popular resource form the Interesting Ways series after a little bit of TLC. If you are new to the idea behind the
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elearnspace › What will universities monetize in the future?

elearnspace › What will universities monetize in the future? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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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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5 important YouTube videos for IT - eCampus News

5 important YouTube videos for IT - eCampus News | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These five YouTube videos explain the important role IT plays in higher ed and how their services can improve the overall university experience.
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What Does the Future of Education Look Like at MIT?

What Does the Future of Education Look Like at MIT? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
MIT is about to undergo a new period of "educational experimentation."
President L. Rafael Reif addressed the MIT community Monday, sharing the final report of the Institute-wide Task Force on... (What does the future of education look like at MIT?
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What Higher Ed Can Learn from the Death of Independent Bookstores

What Higher Ed Can Learn from the Death of Independent Bookstores | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Like independent bookstores of the 1990s, leaders of small higher ed institutions are faced with the decision to embrace strategic change or lose out to the transforming marketplace.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D., Donna Murdoch
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MOOCs Are No Longer A Cultural Export Of The West

MOOCs Are No Longer A Cultural Export Of The West | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From China to Saudi Arabia, nations are translating, adapting, and creating MOOCs to fit their own unique needs.

Via Vladimir Kukharenko, juandoming
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Who Performs the Best in Online Classes?

Who Performs the Best in Online Classes? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Which types of student characteristics lead to the best performance in online classes? That depends on how you define
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Changing How We Evaluate Online Higher Education: Notes on Quality and Cost

Changing How We Evaluate Online Higher Education: Notes on Quality and Cost | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Working with it's ad agency Leo Burnett, Heinz Ketchup changed the criteria of what constitutes good ketchup and, as a result, increased its market share. They defined the products' relatively thic...
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Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Clayton Christensen’s theory of “disruptive innovation” is founded on anxiety, fear, and shaky evidence.
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H5P - Create and Share Rich HTML5 Content and Applications

H5P - Create and Share Rich HTML5 Content and Applications | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Knowledge pills, brain implants and other education technology

Knowledge pills, brain implants and other education technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In 30 years...we’re going to be able to literally ingest information. You could take a pill and learn English or the works of Shakespeare.
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