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MOOCs in 2012: Dismantling the Status Quo

MOOCs in 2012: Dismantling the Status Quo | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The dominant story in higher education for 2012 was clearly the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), particularly the xMOOCs such as Coursera, Udacity, and edX. There has been a lot of deba...
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Brazilian e-learning startup Descomplica raises new round, aims to offer 10,000 video classes

Brazilian e-learning startup Descomplica raises new round, aims to offer 10,000 video classes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Brazilian online learning startup Descomplica has raised investment from several funds to finance its expansion, the company announced today. Backers include Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures, ...
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One to watch. BRIC start ups might be the place to be.

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Rethinking Higher Ed Open Online Learning

Rethinking Higher Ed Open Online Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
More universities should develop high-quality, interactive, for-credit, online degree programs.
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Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, December 27, 2012 11:59 AM

More universities should develop high-quality, interactive, for-credit, online degree programs.

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, January 6, 2013 12:16 PM

More universities should develop high-quality, interactive, for-credit, online degree programs.

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Higher education: our MP3 is the mooc

Higher education: our MP3 is the mooc | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Academics have watched the internet change the music industry, books and news. And yet, now it's happening in higher education, we are about to screw it up, says Clay Shirky
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Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, January 6, 2013 12:17 PM

Academics have watched the internet change the music industry, books and news. And yet, now it's happening in higher education, we are about to screw it up, says Clay Shirky

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Two companies give faculty more control of online courses | Inside Higher Ed

Two companies give faculty more control of online courses | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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The beginning of the disestablishment of the HEI?

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23 mobile apps educators should watch in 2013

23 mobile apps educators should watch in 2013 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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New online learning tool brings 'the crowd' into homework assignments - MIT News Office

New online learning tool brings 'the crowd' into homework assignments - MIT News Office | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Augmented reality will change the way the publishing world operates

Augmented reality will change the way the publishing world operates | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The entire industry could be revolutionized through this cutting edge mobile technology. Augmented reality is still in its infancy, but it is starting to make its way into mobile marketing and produc
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Big call.

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Trends | Infographic: Online Education: Non-Profits Fight Back?

Trends | Infographic: Online Education: Non-Profits Fight Back? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Presented by OnlineDegrees.org
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Very interesting comparison of non-profit and for-profit online education.

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JISC Digital Media Using Audio in teaching and learning

JISC Digital Media Using Audio in teaching and learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Nice post.

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With Professor Direct, professors price their own online courses

With Professor Direct, professors price their own online courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

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Keith Hampson PhD (Managing Director, Client Innovations @Acrobatiq's curator insight, December 12, 2012 12:45 PM

Professor Direct, a new service run by StraighterLine, allows professors to set the price of their online courses, as well as how much time they devote to "amenities" like office hours, online tutorials and responding to students e-mails.

Keith Hampson PhD (Managing Director, Client Innovations @Acrobatiq's curator insight, December 12, 2012 12:46 PM

Professor Direct, a new service run by StraighterLine, allows professors to set the price of their online courses, as well as how much time they devote to "amenities" like office hours, online tutorials and responding to students e-mails.

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Trends | Infographic: The Future of Higher Education

Trends | Infographic: The Future of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Presented by TheBestColleges.org
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5 Ways Technology Will Impact Higher Ed in 2013 - Forbes

5 Ways Technology Will Impact Higher Ed in 2013 - Forbes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Guest post authored by Chris Proulx, President & CEO of eCornell 2012 was a transformative year in education.   Between the introduction of the MOOC (the ‘Massive Open Online Course’), and the explosive growth in the number of online offerings, all...
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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Battle to Open Textbooks | Inside Higher Ed

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Battle to Open Textbooks | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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University Ventures' UV Labs brings data-driven services to higher ed

University Ventures' UV Labs brings data-driven services to higher ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University Ventures, a $100 million education technology fund, on Monday announced the launch of UV Labs, a company that will partner with schools to build new online learning products.
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Interesting initiative.

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Are MOOCs becoming mechanisms for international competition in global higher ed? | Inside Higher Ed

Are MOOCs becoming mechanisms for international competition in global higher ed? | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Universities fear teenage brain drain

Universities fear teenage brain drain | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
New figures show a fall in the number of enrolments by AAB students. Have they found it's cheaper in the US?
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Welcome to globalised higher education.

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The Internet is changing education, but are the old institutions ready for it?

The Internet is changing education, but are the old institutions ready for it? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We’ve come to a moment in history where exploring new skills and expanding our knowledge isn’t confined to a specific place or time – an evolution of correspondence courses due ...

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Obviously, mostly not.

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mixmaxmin's curator insight, December 16, 2012 6:53 PM

I don't think so.

Naveed Aslam's comment, July 11, 2013 1:27 PM
yes' it's true.
Terri Rice's curator insight, July 26, 2:57 PM

Excellent thoughts by this author. Traditional educational models are dinosaurs and if administrators do not get with technology and update curriculum to reflect online offerings they will be out of business within a decade.  

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Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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OLDS MOOC: Why release your content as OER?


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Open University launches British Mooc platform to rival US providers

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The first MOOC was a book | Savage Minds

The first MOOC was a book | Savage Minds | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Interesting approach and a throughtful post.

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: The Last Gasp of EdTech - 5 Reasons Why EdTech Ain't Important Anymore

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: The Last Gasp of EdTech - 5 Reasons Why EdTech Ain't Important Anymore | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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This is so stupid it has to be satirical.

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Online Courses Force Changes To Higher Education : NPR

Online college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, and that's forcing colleges and policymakers to rethink higher education. The online courses may pose a serious challenge to the way institutions deliver a college education.
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