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10 Highly Selective Colleges Form Consortium to Offer Online Courses

10 Highly Selective Colleges Form Consortium to Offer Online Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A group of 10 highly selective colleges has formed a consortium to offer online courses that students enrolled at any of the campuses can take for credit.

The group, which includes Wake Forest and Brandeis Universities, will offer semester-long online courses using software from 2U, an education-technology company formerly called 2tor. Students already attending the institutions can earn credit from any college in the group, while students who are not enrolled at those colleges can apply to take the courses.

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Stanford’s John Hennessy Says Online Learning Has Some Way to Go | MIT Technology Review

Stanford’s John Hennessy Says Online Learning Has Some Way to Go | MIT Technology Review | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Stanford’s president questions whether online learning can match traditional instruction in motivating students.
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Are MOOCs the 'Digital Albums' of Education? From Standard Education to 'Marginal Learning' - Singularity HUB

Are MOOCs the 'Digital Albums' of Education? From Standard Education to 'Marginal Learning' - Singularity HUB | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The digitalization of education via massive open online courses (or MOOCs) seems to be going the way the music industry went a decade ago.
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UC Davis: A look inside attempts to make large lecture classes active and personal -

UC Davis: A look inside attempts to make large lecture classes active and personal - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (344) In my recent keynote for the Online Teaching Conference, the core argument was as follows: While there will be (significant) unbundling around the edges, the bigger potential impact [of ed innovation] is how existing colleges … Continue reading →
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How to Create ELearning Course with Course Patterns | e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags

How to Create ELearning Course with Course Patterns |  e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learn how to use the course patterns to build effective eLearning courses and save time on course creation and management.
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Ux design for eLearning – 10 tips

Ux design for eLearning – 10 tips | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
10 tips - UX design for eLearning content. Often UX design for eLearning is not conisdered as much as ID which can cause good eLearning content to fail.
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Digital Learning Technology: How Will Technology Transform Digital Learning In The Next Decades? - eLearning Industry

Digital Learning Technology: How Will Technology Transform Digital Learning In The Next Decades? - eLearning Industry | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Wondering how technology will transform digital learning in the future? Check how Digital Learning Technology will change in the next decades.

Via A/Prof Jon Willis
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Big Data, Learning Analytics and Distance Education | Open Thoughts 2015

Big Data, Learning Analytics and Distance Education | Open Thoughts 2015 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Will the University of Adelaide's lecture phase-out be a flop?

Will the University of Adelaide's lecture phase-out be a flop? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Adelaide is planning to completely phase out lectures. Is this change good for learning?
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MOOCS and Social Learning Networks ~ Stephen's Web

MOOCS and Social Learning Networks ~ 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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Why educators can't live without social media | Jisc

Why educators can't live without social media | Jisc | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From student recruitment to alumni relations, social media has a place at every step of the student journey, says Eric Stoller. Institutions and educators ignore it at their peril.
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Notes: The Network Effect and Online Higher Education

Notes: The Network Effect and Online Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
:: The first and second instalment of this series on Internet Economics can be found here and here. :: Most people are familiar with economies of scale, which we discussed in a recent post. The Net...
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Here’s a $5M Seed Fund to Support Higher Ed Innovations Besides MOOCs (EdSurge News)

Here’s a $5M Seed Fund to Support Higher Ed Innovations Besides MOOCs (EdSurge News) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, there are innovations in higher education beyond the headline-grabbing MOOCs that have soaked up so many investment dollars in recent years. And now those non-MOOCs may get some funding, too. Today, New York City-based University Ventures announced a $5 million seed fund for inves
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Can Teachers Author Their Own Textbooks on the Fly? -- THE Journal

At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.
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What an interesting concept, and it definitely fits in with the changes taking place in certain school designations today.  I'd like to see less textbooks in the classroom, and more trade magazines and technology. 

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Top 10 Text To Speech (TTS) Software For eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Text To Speech (TTS) Software For eLearning - eLearning Industry | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Are you looking for the Best Text To Speech (TTS) Software For eLearning? Check the Top 10 Text To Speech (TTS) Software For eLearning.
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Learning Analytics | Institute of Educational Technology | Open University

Learning Analytics | Institute of Educational Technology | Open University | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learning analytics involves the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of ‘big data’ related to learners and their contexts, with the intention of providing actionable intelligence that supports teaching and learning. At The Open University, there is increased recognition that “smart-and-pedagogically-informed” learning analytics are urgently needed to solve the student-retention problem.
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Education Might be Broken, but Students Can Fix it

Education Might be Broken, but Students Can Fix it | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students are the ones most passionate about education because they're directly embedded in it: HackingEDU is their platform to unite and change things.
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Appropriate interventions following the application of learning analytics | Tony Bates

Appropriate interventions following the application of learning analytics | Tony Bates | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Instructional Design Basics for E-Learning Development - E-Learning Heroes

Instructional Design Basics for E-Learning Development - E-Learning Heroes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What Is Instructional Design?
If you’re a newcomer to the field of e-learning or instructional design (ID), you might feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available online regarding the ...
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Study of colleges shows ‘encouraging’ texts dramatically cut dropout rates | FE Week

Study of colleges shows ‘encouraging’ texts dramatically cut dropout rates | FE Week | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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A/B Testing: What is it and what can it do?

A/B Testing: What is it and what can it do? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flickr image: Two Loners, by Cass A/B, or split testing, offers you a way to test out different course design ideas you have, and to see how your students understand them. It basically consists of…
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The Reeducation of Blackboard, Everyone’s Classroom Pariah

The Reeducation of Blackboard, Everyone’s Classroom Pariah | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students find Blackboard at turns frustrating, migraine-inducing, and burdensome–and its CEO knows it.
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Cracking the Credit hour

The basic currency of higher education — the credit hour — represents the root of many problems plaguing America's higher education system: the pra...
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