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What's the Difference Between OCWs and MOOCs? Managing Expectations.

What's the difference between OCWs and MOOCs? At the end of the day, it may be nothing more than managing expectations. Let's take Physics for example. Here's the MIT OCW Physics course from 1999. ...
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Edtech fads, trends -- and extra-credit myths

Edtech fads, trends -- and extra-credit myths | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Education technology is a hotbed of activity. And some developments will stay warm, while others, now overheated, will rapidly cool. It's helpful not just to companies, but non-profit organizations...
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6 Awesome E-learning Plugins for WordPress

6 Awesome E-learning Plugins for WordPress | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Amit Diwan compares six of the best course management and e-learning plugins for WordPress to help you make the right choice for your online courses.
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Google Solidifying Role as EdTech Heavyweight

Google Solidifying Role as EdTech Heavyweight | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One look at the sponsors of this week’s sponsors at the edtech-tastic ISTE conference in Philadelphia and you will see lots of names you would expect – Pearson, Dell, Microsoft... more »
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New university transfer degree eliminates textbook costs

New university transfer degree eliminates textbook costs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Through a new program offered at Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, students across the district can earn a university transfer degree that nearly eliminates the cost of textbooks. Startin...
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Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams

Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Identifying, scaffolding, and credentialing skills in an ever-changin…

How do we identify, scaffold, and credential skills in an ever-changing digital environment? In this keynote, Doug Belshaw will discuss work he began at Mozill…
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Teachers create education materials through a sprint | Opensource.com

Teachers create education materials through a sprint | Opensource.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Teachers learn how to create curriculum courses through a sprint. The sprint was supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project to investigate the potential for student learning from a professional open source community (called "vertical teaming").
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Six Trajectories for Digital Technology in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Six Trajectories for Digital Technology in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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British Journal of Educational Technology - Volume 46, Issue 3 - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education - Wiley Online Library

British Journal of Educational Technology - Volume 46, Issue 3 - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education - Wiley Online Library | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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The True Power of MOOCs May Have Been Accidental

The True Power of MOOCs May Have Been Accidental | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Free online college courses haven't sparked the higher-ed revolution advocates envisioned, but perhaps they could reform education in a way that was largely unintentional.
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SAMR Model Explained Through Examples ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

SAMR Model Explained Through Examples ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Higher Education 2.0 and the Next Few Hundred Years; or, How to Create a New Higher Education Ecosystem (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Higher Education 2.0 and the Next Few Hundred Years; or, How to Create a New Higher Education Ecosystem (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Why OERs are Important for Critical Pedagogues — Hybrid Ped

Why OERs are Important for Critical Pedagogues — Hybrid Ped | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
OERs can help us do more than apply our passion and engagement to create or curate anti-racist, liberatory, and conscious texts for our classes.
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How Long Does eLearning Take to Develop?

How Long Does eLearning Take to Develop? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“How long does eLearning take to develop?” is a question we are frequently asked. With heavy workloads, people who create eLearning want to have a simple method of predicting the time it will take to complete a course. But is there a simple method we can use to answer the question?
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Donald Clark Plan B: Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?

Donald Clark Plan B: Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Design to motivate – The psychology behind gamification | Blogue Ellicom

Design to motivate – The psychology behind gamification | Blogue Ellicom | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
RT: RT earthlingsorg: Psychology behind gamification http://t.co/ifRsWJ50kU #Gamification #Gaming #GameDesign http://t.co/xEeD1RoLQR
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University of Phoenix lays off 900 staff as enrollment plunges

University of Phoenix lays off 900 staff as enrollment plunges | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University of Phoenix fired 900 employees over the last 9 months. It is shrinking in every way possible
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Capacity-building in open education: an Australian approach | Bossu | Open Praxis

Capacity-building in open education: an Australian approach
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Why there are so many video lectures in online learning, and why there probably shouldn’t be — Medium

Why there are so many video lectures in online learning, and why there probably shouldn’t be — Medium | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Internet promised us a revolution in learning. What we ended up with looks more like educational TV on small screens. Why is that? And…
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Designing Learning Spaces for Both Online and On-Campus Delivery -- Campus Technology

Designing Learning Spaces for Both Online and On-Campus Delivery -- Campus Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Purdue University found a way to create a flexible and inviting learning space for on-campus learners while also delivering high-quality audio and video recording for distance students.
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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations - Sparkol

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations - Sparkol | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
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12 Websites for Free Vector Images Good for E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

12 Websites for Free Vector Images Good for E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning Blog | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Free vector images can be found at hundreds of websites, but most of them are a waste of time. Here are curated sites that offer usable, free vector images.
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An Example Why LMS Should Not Be Only Part of Learning Ecosystem -

An Example Why LMS Should Not Be Only Part of Learning Ecosystem - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (327) In Michael’s initial post on the Post-LMS, he built on this central theme: Reading Phil’s multiple reviews of Competency-Based Education (CBE) “LMSs”, one of the implications that jumps out at me is that we see a much more … Continue reading →
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An Open Education Reader

An Open Education Reader | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
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OER Pilot Kickoff

OER Pilot Kickoff | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of New Hampshire has launched its first significant pilot initiative in Open Educational Resources!  As the Pilot Consultant/resident blogger/enthusiastic Tweet-Maven, I thought I would write a bit to introduce the process, some of our participants, and what we focused on during our first training session.
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