Educational Technology in Higher Education
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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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Saying goodbye to IntroAstro | Center for Instructional Technology

Saying goodbye to IntroAstro | Center for Instructional Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Useful MOOC data.

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Top Free Classes's curator insight, March 12, 2013 4:20 AM

One more coursera's course retrospective.

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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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I Want to Learn When I Want to Learn - Getting Smart by Guest Author - digital learning, EdTech, wowzers

I Want to Learn When I Want to Learn - Getting Smart by Guest Author - digital learning, EdTech, wowzers | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The schools that are open to instituting real blended learning environments will see the myriad benefits of self-directed student learning, while others deploying digital learning using a less evolved instruction model will likely realize some, but...
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The Reason THIS EDUdotcom May Not Be As Different From Last Time As You Think - eLearning Roadtrip

The Reason THIS EDUdotcom May Not Be As Different From Last Time As You Think - eLearning Roadtrip | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If there was ever any doubt that we are in the midst of a new dot.com boom for education, that doubt was removed at this week's SXSWEDU. The event brought entrepreneurs and educators to Austin, Texas for four days of...
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Being social in a MOOC

Being social in a MOOC | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Social media and digital learning environments are now combined. As part of the MOOC experience, students are requested to join debates and course’s topics on social networks, such as Facebook, Twi...

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Flush With $80M, Desire2Learn Buys ‘Anti-Sharepoint For Students’ Platform Wiggio, Its 2nd Acquisition In 2 Months | TechCrunch

Flush With $80M, Desire2Learn Buys ‘Anti-Sharepoint For Students’ Platform Wiggio, Its 2nd Acquisition In 2 Months | TechCrunch | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The EdTech space is growing fast -- from every angle -- talent is starting to cross over from consumer-facing companies, schools are looking to go digital, national policy is changing and student debt is out of control.
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The Boundless Open Textbook Initiative Has Evolved But Its Future Is Marred By Lawsuits | TechCrunch

The Boundless Open Textbook Initiative Has Evolved But Its Future Is Marred By Lawsuits | TechCrunch | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Our education system is broken, from lower-level public schools all the way up to higher learning. EdTech startups are coming at the numerous problems from every angle.
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The future face of higher education: online learning in the new economy | The Tertiary Education Research Database

The future face of higher education: online learning in the new economy | The Tertiary Education Research Database | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Open Compass: The Latest Evolution Of The MOOC?

Open Compass: The Latest Evolution Of The MOOC? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open Compass: The Latest Evolution Of The MOOC?
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The unquestioned assumption of online education - The Tech

Online education is growing rapidly. Recently, six new universities have been added to the edX platform. Each new university plans to develop its own set of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).
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MOOCs are Not the Enemy

MOOCs are not the Enemy:Networked, non-Imperialist MOOC models #TtW13 Bonnie StewartUniversity of Prince Edward Island

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Nigel Robertson 's curator insight, March 7, 2013 8:13 AM

Would have liked more exploration of why cMoocs are worthwhile even though that is my stance.

Helen Wybrants's curator insight, March 7, 2013 3:22 PM

Thought provoking title...

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The Professors’ Big Stage

The Professors’ Big Stage | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The MOOCs revolution will go through many growing pains, but it is here and it is real.
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Massive On-Line Open Course (MOOC)-Based Higher Education Is A Class-Warfare Scam

Massive On-Line Open Course (MOOC)-Based Higher Education Is A Class-Warfare Scam | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Neuro Polar Bear has a post up today mildly criticizing Tom "Suck This" Friedman's pollyanna column about how MOOC-based higher education is going to "revolutionize" the higher education system. He...
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Redefining Accreditation: From Courses to Competencies | Innovation Management

Redefining Accreditation: From Courses to Competencies | Innovation Management | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As demand grows for alternatives to the traditional model of earning a university degree based on coursework, a new model where universities grant degrees based on skills competencies is gaining momentum and credibility.
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digital digs: MOOCs and the general education economy

digital digs: MOOCs and the general education economy | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Steve Krause writes that the recent EDC-MOOC (in which we both participated) was "meh." I agree. But you know what else was meh for me? School. K-12. Undergrad. Grad. meh. meh. meh. I was never very good at playing the...
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Who does worse in online courses, students or professors?

Who does worse in online courses, students or professors? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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The future of online learning and residential education - The Boston Globe

In 1837, the Massachusetts Board of Education devoted part of its first annual report to praising a recent classroom innovation called the blackboard.
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The corridor of uncertainty: Your first degree course is a MOOC

The corridor of uncertainty: Your first degree course is a MOOC | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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SXSWedu: A MOOC Love Fest -- InformationWeek

SXSWedu: A MOOC Love Fest -- InformationWeek | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses will change higher education, say Coursera and edX execs, pointing to some free online classes from top universities drawing 100,000 students.
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The Gamification of Education? | MIT Technology Review

The Gamification of Education? | MIT Technology Review | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tablets have a place in the classroom, but are far from a panacea.
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Online Education May Make Top Colleges More Elite, Speakers Say - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Education May Make Top Colleges More Elite, Speakers Say - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
MOOCs and other online tools are likely to enhance education, not cut tuition, at colleges like Harvard and MIT, said participants at a meeting in Cambridge, Mass.
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Ralph Springett's curator insight, March 7, 2013 6:11 PM

While providing an overall enhancement of education, free courses will also make the privilidge of attending a campus more obvious. This supports the emegence of the ultra-elite graduate: one who has paid huge feed for the networking privildges of campus life and is connected through personal friendship with many other wealthy and supported students

Ralph Springett's comment, March 7, 2013 8:24 PM
[huge fees for...] - typo
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Emerging Student Patterns in MOOCs: A Graphical View -

Emerging Student Patterns in MOOCs: A Graphical View - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Top Free Classes's curator insight, March 8, 2013 1:42 AM

More charts, numbers and attempts to explain huge gaps between MOOC signups and completes.

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Screensharing, Webcams Help Cut Down on MOOC Cheating | Education News

Screensharing, Webcams Help Cut Down on MOOC Cheating | Education News | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the things keeping massive online open courses from becoming a standard for college instruction is the fact that there’s no practical means at the moment to make sure that students do their own work instead of getting … (Screensharing,...
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