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Bill Gates Says There Is Something Perverse In College Ratings - Forbes

Bill Gates Says There Is Something Perverse In College Ratings - Forbes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The most generous person on the planet sat down with six bloggers and journalists to discuss his annual letter for his foundation. The talk quickly turned to U.S. education.
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TPACK in 3 Minutes

TPACK (or Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) is a framework for understanding technology integration for education. This video may be reused under ...
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Nice video explaining an often misunderstood concept.

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Nice description

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Basic introduction to the Tpack model 

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12 Trends Transforming the Post-Sec Landscape

12 Trends Transforming the Post-Sec Landscape | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The number of post-secondary students taking an online course has nearly quadrupled over the last decade to nearly 7 million students, with nearly one-third of all postsecondary students in the US taking at least one online course.

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Phoebe Tree's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:49 PM

One-third of US postsecondary students are taking at least one online course in the US.  #Opportunities

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How NOT to Design a MOOC: The Disaster at Coursera and How to Fix it

How NOT to Design a MOOC: The Disaster at Coursera and How to Fix it | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I don’t usually like to title a post with negative connotations, but there is no way to put a positive spin on my experience with the MOOC I’m enrolled in through Coursera, Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application.The course so far is a disaster, ‘a mess’ as numerous students have called it. Ironically, the learning outcome of the course is to create our own online course. To be fair, there are some good points to the course, but there are significant factors contributing to a frustrating course experience for students, myself included.


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Aggregate-then-Curate: how digital learning champions help communities nurture online content | Whitworth | Research in Learning Technology

Aggregate-then-Curate: how digital learning champions help communities nurture online content | Whitworth | Research in Learning Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Aggregate-then-Curate: how digital learning champions help communities nurture online content


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Online learning shaking up the world of education

Online learning shaking up the world of education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Twenty years from now, many colleges and universities will be closed, their classrooms deserted and
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Memo to Trustees re: Thomas Friedman’s ‘Revolution Hits the Universities’ | Inside Higher Ed

Memo to Trustees re: Thomas Friedman’s ‘Revolution Hits the Universities’ | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Yale takes time to reflect, evaluate before jumping into MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Yale takes time to reflect, evaluate before jumping into MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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College Degree, No Class Time Required

College Degree, No Class Time Required | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University of Wisconsin will grant bachelor's degrees based on a person's knowledge as demonstrated in online tests, not on class time or credits, the first such offering from a public university system.
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This is the logical conclusion. Universities as assessors of learning not, necessarily providers.

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JohnRobertson's comment, January 29, 2013 10:19 AM
I think the interesting part is going to be seeing how this plays out alongside and gels with current models. For example, institutionally we're in the middle of rebuilding our Gen Ed program to support a better First Year Experience but that tends to involve more structure. I don't envy my colleagues who are working out how to make this integrate. I (personally) want greater recognition of prior learning (including, for example, credentialing OCW etc.), but for many students I wonder if we run a risk of undermining the support we offer for transition to college and what we know about factors in a good FYE.
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“Irrational Exuberance”: The Case of the MOOCs

“Irrational Exuberance”: The Case of the MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said in 1996 that the high-flying stock market was an instance of “irrational exuberance.” Nearly two decades later, were he so inclined  t...
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Information wants to be free, but the world isn't ready

Information wants to be free, but the world isn't ready | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Every few years, one of my friends from the early days of digital enthusiasm turns up on the media’s radar as a "defector." Huzzah! The former advocate or progenitor of the Next New Thing has...

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Every few years, one of my friends from the early days of digital enthusiasm turns up on the media’s radar as a “defector.” Huzzah! The former advocate or progenitor of the Next New Thing has turned into a flaming critic. Perhaps he or she has even issued a jeremiad against the former Great Hope of All Humanity. It’s a turnkey, media-ready narrative, easy to convey and easy for a low-attention reading public to digest: He was for it. Now he’s agin’ it. You can tweet that and have enough characters left over for a haiku.

 

Jaron Lanier, who emerged into the media spotlight in the early ’90s as the chief spokesperson for Virtual Reality, seems to be having a longer — and more vocal — run at this sort of thing than most. In “Half A Manifesto,” published in Wired (2000), Lanier struck out against what he saw as a cybernetic totalism wherein some techno enthusiasts were laboring to create our nonbiological replacement species. You Are Not A Gadget (2011) went a bit further into “fighting the future,” exploring the ways in which Web 2.0 disruption depersonalized or was economically unfair to “creatives.” The latest chapter of this saga, “What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web,” is the much-ballyhooed portrait by Ron Rosenbaum for Smithsonian Magazine that portrays Jaron as being like a “spy who came in from the cold.”

 
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Against connectivism

Against connectivism | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Russell Waldron's curator insight, January 30, 2013 4:44 AM

Does this article miss a crucial point? The critiques (Verhagen, Kerr, Branon and Downes) argue that Siemens has not said anything new about how an individual learns. But in C21st, it is an interaction of many people and artefacts and situations - not the individual - that produces action, speech, invention. And when we think of that aggregate as an actor, what shall we call the self-organising enhancement of capacity to interpret and use information, if not Learning?

Paz Barceló's comment, February 1, 2013 3:08 PM
I never found a paradigm. If a set of techniques and strategies that can end up converging on a theory. And an extension of constructivism
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'Now you try it': Stanford faculty share experiences of online teaching

'Now you try it': Stanford faculty share experiences of online teaching | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A packed forum at the Stanford Graduate School of Education draws students and educators eager to implement new technologies and methods.
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Phew, thank goodness the elite unis have discovered this concept so they can tell the rest of use what we've been doing wrong for the past few years.

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Desire2Learn acquires Degree Compass

Desire2Learn acquires Degree Compass | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education

Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Massively open online classes (MOOCs) are the single most important technological development of the millennium so far.
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Is MOOC an Opportunistic Education?

Is MOOC an Opportunistic Education? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is MOOC becoming an opportunistic education?  Is the learning experience opening windows of opportunities for conversation, sharing and discourse for global educators, researchers, and learners in ...
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Venture Capital's Massive, Terrible Idea For The Future Of College

Venture Capital's Massive, Terrible Idea For The Future Of College | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Can you go to college on your computer? Some say yes, and others respond with a resounding no. But one thing is for sure: there is a boatload of public money to
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The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms | technologies for integrated elearning

The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms | technologies for integrated elearning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms on technologies for integrated elearning curated by dakinane (The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms | @scoopit via @catspyjamasnz http://t.co/9A5W8uGZ)...
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7 Habits of Networked Academics » Cat's Pyjamas

7 Habits of Networked Academics » Cat's Pyjamas | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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MOOC Student Demographics

MOOC Student Demographics | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I report on survey responses from 2,350 students who enrolled in a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled "Computational Investing, Part I" via coursera.org in Fall 2012. The responses represent 4...
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Really interesting data on xMOOC course completion rates (which IMO can't be compared to trad courses.

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Is the Lecture Dead?

Is the Lecture Dead? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Medical education isn't just about conveying information as efficiently as possible. A lecture, done right, gets to the heart of why a lesson is worth learning.
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Yes, Higher Education And College Is Going To Get Disrupted By New Technology - Forbes

Yes, Higher Education And College Is Going To Get Disrupted By New Technology - Forbes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the most hidebound areas of the modern economy, and this applies in Europe just as much as the US, is higher education.
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MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond? | Dangerously Irrelevant

MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond? | Dangerously Irrelevant | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Here is a short essay on MOOCs that Drs. Steve Vardeman and Max Morris, Statistics faculty at Iowa State University, gave me permission to (MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond?
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Open access plans are 'attack on academic freedoms' - Telegraph

Open access plans are 'attack on academic freedoms' - Telegraph | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Leading historians have accused ministers of an "attack on academic freedoms" over plans to make research freely available to the public.

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MOOC-Covered Towers? Online Education's Coming Impact on Traditional College

MOOC-Covered Towers? Online Education's Coming Impact on Traditional College | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
MOOCs pose some complex questions: What MOOC credits are transferable? From which other institutions will we accept them? How and by whom will such courses be evaluated for equivalency and quality with existing courses and degree requirements?
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