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California bill would expand clout of online college courses

California bill would expand clout of online college courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
State senator proposes requiring state's public institutions of higher learning to award academic credit for faculty-approved online courses. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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Why Lynda.com, Pluralsite.com, Coursera.com are taking over Microlearning - The Business Journals

Why Lynda.com, Pluralsite.com, Coursera.com are taking over Microlearning - The Business Journals | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Today, your business can educate employees at every level with online courses for a mere fraction of what it cost in the past.
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Journal of Interactive Media in Education

Journal of Interactive Media in Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Article: Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning
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How to Go Beyond the Textbook Using Open Educational Resources | NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center Blog

How to Go Beyond the Textbook Using Open Educational Resources | NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center Blog | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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thando mhlongo's curator insight, May 22, 5:20 AM

going the extra mile

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The end of college as we know it is coming

The end of college as we know it is coming | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Everywhere is on the horizon....
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Can always hope. Not for the end of College but for the way it is now.

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Jisc releases report on ethical and legal challenges of learning analytics | Jisc

Jisc releases report on ethical and legal challenges of learning analytics | Jisc | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Last week, we released a report on the ethical and legal challenges of learning analytics. Find out more in this podcast from report author Niall Sclater
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Can Digital ‘Badges’ and ‘Nanodegrees’ Protect Job Seekers From a First-Round Knockout?

Can Digital ‘Badges’ and ‘Nanodegrees’ Protect Job Seekers From a First-Round Knockout? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Or will impatient recruiters and résumé-reading robots threaten the value of alternative credentials?

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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, 2014 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, 2014 2:56 AM

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

Mariano Rico's curator insight, November 20, 2014 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
A Handy Assessment Rubric for Book Trailer Activities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/O2fBK5oii5
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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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For Once and for All: College Students Are Not Customers

For Once and for All: College Students Are Not Customers | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In what is apparently a vogue of Republican state legislators exercising misplaced vendettas against college professors, Iowa Sen. Mark Chelgren recently made headlines when he introduced Senate File 64, “an Act relating to the teaching effectiveness and employment of professors” at Iowa public institutions. Each year, the bill stipulates, any...
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Let’s Stop Arguing About Whether Disruption Is Good or Bad

Let’s Stop Arguing About Whether Disruption Is Good or Bad | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s about building things, not destroying them.
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Why So Many MOOC Videos Are Utterly Forgettable (EdSurge News)

Why So Many MOOC Videos Are Utterly Forgettable (EdSurge News) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The participants of #NumericalMOOC will have noticed that we made only one video for the course. I thought that maybe I would do a handful more. But in the end I didn’t, and I don’t think it matters too much.
Why didn’t we have more videos? The short answer is budget and time: Making good-quali
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13 Books For Learning Professionals To Read

13 Books For Learning Professionals To Read | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If there is any career in which practitioners particularly love to learn, I’d put learning designers high on the list. It’s nearly a requirement for working as a learning designer, considering that we often work with content that others find dry.
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Carmen Ramos's curator insight, May 1, 11:49 AM

Interessante Buchempfehlungen, vor allem für E-Learning.

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A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools

A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Interesting paper reviewed by Tony Bates.

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Open Badges MOOC: The Year In Review [2014]

Open Badges MOOC Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials https://badges.coursesites.com/
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Good stuff: "Open Badges MOOC: The Year In Review [2014]" by @OpenBadges #badgealliance #digitalbadges http://www.slideshare.net/OpenBadges/open-badges-mooc-the-year-in-review-2014 via @lesposen

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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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