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Making The Most Of MOOCs: The Ins And Outs Of E-Learning : NPR

Making The Most Of MOOCs: The Ins And Outs Of E-Learning : NPR | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Don't ever email the professor. Never friend the teacher on Facebook. Those are some of the rules A.J. Jacobs learned when he joined the ranks of millions enrolled in massive open online courses, MOOCs.
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MOOCs is the 'in' thing in E-learning!

Chris Carter's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:18 AM

NPR is morning paper when I am in the States.

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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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First OBANZ Community Call - Open Badges in Australia and New Zealand – Google+

First OBANZ Community Call - Open Badges in Australia and New Zealand – Google+ | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It is Open Education Week 2014 and what better week to kick off a new community call for Open Badges users in Australia and New Zealand?

OBANZ (Open Badges Australia and New Zealand) community calls are similar to the Open Badges community calls that Mozilla runs.  The difference is that the OBANZ calls happen in our down under timezones.

Community calls are intended to highlight Open Badges projects and to facilitate the sharing of questions, issues, experiences and research. Many organization in New Zealand and Australia are exploring open badges or have already set up projects.  The calls will let us learn from each other, and explore what Open Badges could achieve down under. We are anticipating a monthly call initially, increasing in frequency as more projects kick off and the community grows.

The Mozilla team has been very helpful to get us started, and we are lucky that for this first call, two team members, Doug Belshaw (Web Literacy Lead) and Jade Forester (Global Community Coordinator) are joining us to talk about the Open Badges project, specifically current topics like
- the web literacy map
- BadgeKit
- Cities of Learning

We hope you join us. You can use the Q&A function if you have questions you would like to ask of Doug and Jade. We would also like to hear from you if you have suggestions for OBANZ, would like to present on your project or issue, or even better, would like to volunteer to help out.

See you all on Thursday!
Joyce Seitzinger & Julian Ridden
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Teaching assistants, adjunct faculty and online learning

Teaching assistants, adjunct faculty and online learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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The future of higher education? Five experts give their predictions

The future of higher education? Five experts give their predictions | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ahead of the Jisc Digital Festival next week, five experts predict the innovations and trends that are set to change the face of higher education and research in the coming years
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What Does The Google Investment in Renaissance Learning Mean?

What Does The Google Investment in Renaissance Learning Mean? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Maybe like me, you asked yourself last week, what does the $40 million Google investment in Renaissance Learning mean? There are two implications of the big deal: personalized learning paths are rapidly becoming a reality and the big guys will play a key role in innovation.
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OPINION: Where are Educators in the Edtech Revolution? (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Where are Educators in the Edtech Revolution? (EdSurge News) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As the edtech world descends on Austin, Texas, for SXSWedu 2014, some teachers have the lingering feeling of
being left out of this learning confab. Last year’s conference left a sour taste in some educators’ minds, as they noticed the convention lights shining brightly on entrepreneurs and compani
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Meet Oppia, Google’s New Open Source Project That Allows Anyone To Create An Interactive Learning Experience | TechCrunch

Meet Oppia, Google’s New Open Source Project That Allows Anyone To Create An Interactive Learning Experience | TechCrunch | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google has become an increasingly active participant in the world of education, particularly when it comes to exploring the role technology can play in..
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#edtech

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Check this out! It's part of Google, so should be usable from a Google account. 

Marta Torán's curator insight, March 3, 11:29 AM

Un proyecto Google que permite crear Aprendizaje Interactivo

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What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common?

What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
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A story about the failure of institutional eportfolios

A story about the failure of institutional eportfolios | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In which I relate a personal story about how the one eportfolio I was required as a student to make on an institutional eportfolio system has now disappeared for good (to me) with no communication ...
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Shona Leitch's curator insight, April 13, 3:58 PM

A common concern of most staff and students....what about the future of my portfolio?

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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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Online university courses can't change the world alone - opinion - 10 March 2014 - New Scientist

Online university courses can't change the world alone - opinion - 10 March 2014 - New Scientist | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
They promise equality of access to higher learning, but online courses will only succeed with better general education in place first, say two
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Should higher education produce happiness?

Should higher education produce happiness? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is a college degree supposed to train you for a job or for life and happiness?
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SXSWedu 2014 Video Highlights: Keeping the Promise of Educational Technology

SXSWedu 2014 Video Highlights: Keeping the Promise of Educational Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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VCs in New York (Gently) Tell MBAs Their Degrees Are Useless

VCs in New York (Gently) Tell MBAs Their Degrees Are Useless | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Investors politely dismiss MBA founders as viable entrepreneurs
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College, the Great Unleveler

College, the Great Unleveler | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is higher education actually making inequality worse?
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Two Models for Developing, Financing and Distributing Instructional Resources

Two Models for Developing, Financing and Distributing Instructional Resources | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating, funding and distributing instructional resources in digital higher education, there are two fundamental approaches being used today, each with its own set of practices an...
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HarvardX’s and MITx’s MOOC Data Visualized and Mapped

HarvardX’s and MITx’s MOOC Data Visualized and Mapped | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Newly released data from HarvardX and MITx offer insight into who is taking MOOCs, and why.
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