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Babson Report on OER in US Higher Education

Babson Report on OER in US Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Babson Survey Research Group just released their report on OER usage in US higher education, “Growing the Curriculum: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education”. The report ...
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What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education?

What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tim O’Reilly, Karen Cator and Shelly Blake-Plock weigh in on why K–12 leaders should care about it and other (r)evolutions in technology.
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Show Me Your Badge

Show Me Your Badge | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Information-age credentials may be the first serious competitor to traditional degrees since college-going became the norm.

 

AT the end of “Fundamentals of Atomic Force Microscopy,” a short online course offered by Purdue University, students who score at least 60 percent on the final exam will receive an e-mail with a file attached. It will contain a picture of a blue-and-white circle, roughly one inch in diameter, embossed with the stylized image of an atomic force microscope bouncing a laser beam off a cantilever into a photodiode, which is how scientists take photographs and measure the size of very small (nanoscale) things.

 

The picture is a digital badge, a new type of credential being developed by some of the most prominent businesses and learning organizations in the world, including Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, the University of California, the Smithsonian, Intel and Disney-Pixar. The badge movement is being spearheaded by the Mozilla Foundation, best known for inventing the free Firefox Web browser, the choice of nearly one-quarter of all Internet users worldwide.


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In Classroom Experiment, All Discussion Happened via Twitter

In Classroom Experiment, All Discussion Happened via Twitter | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Students at George Mason University shifted their feet and chatted outside a classroom here on Tuesday morning, waiting for Stephen Groening’s class on cellphone cultures to begin. On tap was not an ordinary classroom discussion about the assigned readings. Instead, the entire conversation would take place by Twitter, and students were nervous.

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Can schools survive in the age of the web?

Can schools survive in the age of the web? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A growing number of online universities are redefining education. But what will that mean for traditional institutions?
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Free Technology for Teachers: 6 Apps Students Can Use to Create Quick Audio Recordings

Free Technology for Teachers: 6 Apps Students Can Use to Create Quick Audio Recordings | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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The Role of Pinterest Inside & Outside The Classroom

The Role of Pinterest Inside & Outside The Classroom | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Educators have caught on to Pinterest in a big way. From kindergarten to college, teachers, professors and students are using Pinterest creatively to organize and share ideas from all around the Web and even in their own classrooms and campuses.
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MIT Appoints First Director of Digital Learning in an Effort to Bring Online Education into the Classroom

MIT Appoints First Director of Digital Learning in an Effort to Bring Online Education into the Classroom | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The school that pioneered online education is now welcoming its first director of digital learning.
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40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC

40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Whether you’re looking to online education for personal reasons or to get ahead in your career, use these tips to help you get more out of open courses and use what you learn to market yourself, improve your performance, and stand out on the job.

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Professors, Peers, & Pinterest: The role Pinterest is playing inside and outside the classroom

Professors, Peers, & Pinterest: The role Pinterest is playing inside and outside the classroom | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With over 10 million users, Pinterest has rocketed to pop-culture fame since its launch in beta in March 2010.
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Stephen Bright's comment, November 20, 2012 6:45 PM
Joyce any comment on the copyright implications of Pinterest? My understanding is that they can allow a user to be sued for use of an image and they specifically take nil responsibility for the use of images on their website...
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Will online learning destroy America’s colleges? - O'Reilly Radar

Will online learning destroy America’s colleges? - O'Reilly Radar | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The American college system is staggeringly large: 2,421 four-year institutions enroll about 18.5 million college students. The proportion of Americans with a bachelor's degree is at an all-time high...
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Online education disrupts traditional academic models

Online education disrupts traditional academic models | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How technology is moving higher education out of the classroom and disrupting established business models...
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CUNY Selects Blackboard to Expand Online Learning

CUNY Selects Blackboard to Expand Online Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- The City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban university system in the nation, is partnering with Blackboard to establish a full teaching and learning platform across all of its campuses.
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Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Education that includes at least some online work is more effective than classroom-only teaching, according to a major research review done for the Department of Education.
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Higher ed's high-tech headache

Higher ed's high-tech headache | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How do you do more with less? That was clearly on the minds of attendees at this week’s American Marketing Association Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education conference in New Orleans.
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Stories to TEL: MOOCs, what about them?

MOOCs have caught the public eye and not just those of education professionals. The reason is that potentially they change the game of higher education. Not just because some claim they will (Sebastian Thrun of Udacity) but also because many fear or predict they will. So, engaging in ongoing debate about them is necessary, to steer their future development and to be prepared for their potential influence on higher education. At present, I am at the ASCILITE 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand, where this morning a 'great debate' was organised about MOOCs. The debate was lively, although it was a pity that the normative ('should MOOCs have a role in HE?') was not sufficiently divorced from the factual ('will MOOCs have a role in future HE?'). I here want to expand a little bit on two remarks I twittered during the debate. They regard the normative aspect of the debate.

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Four Perspectives On Augmented Reality And Its Future

Four Perspectives On Augmented Reality And Its Future | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Augmented reality (AR) -- the term does not exactly jump off the tongue. But the concepts behind the technology are beginning to change what we think of ourselves, objects and the people in the world that surrounds us...
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Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities?

Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Tom Katsouleas,  Dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineering’s Advisory Committee on Engineering Grand Challenges for the 21st Century.
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Brainstorm in Progress: What Part of MOOC Don't You Understand?

Brainstorm in Progress: What Part of MOOC Don't You Understand? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Educators who have not taken a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) and do not understand their history, are currently writing about these courses which is causing them to be inaccurately represented in the press. The main problem is there is all the publicity around Coursera and Edx that ignores other kinds of MOOCs.


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StraighterLine's comment, November 27, 2012 9:16 AM
Interesting point. Some MOOCs (us included) already solved some of the problems Couersera and Edx face such as proving college credit for the online college courses.
plerudulier's comment, November 27, 2012 11:40 AM
Proving college credit to enter online college courses as well as accreditation of attended online courses are and will be points to seriously address if MOOCs (whatever their kinds, xMOOCs or cMOOCs) want to 'challenge' traditional formats.
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How do I know that all of this was real? : The dark side of being a digital stranger in an online learning environment – Part 1

How do I know that all of this was real? : The dark side of being a digital stranger in an online learning environment – Part 1 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Read Part 2 here: http://peterbryant.smegradio.com/?p=266


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Making the Most of MOOCs

Making the Most of MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Let’s begin with an old story about using technology to innovate in the classroom. In the 1990s, when the Internet was coming into its own, Professor Antonio Gonzalez at Wesleyan University found an early way to utilize this technology to enhance his class. He recited and recorded a poem, by early 20th century poet Antonio Machado, that students would listen to over the internet while they looked at the text of the poem.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-mash/making-most-moocs-1#ixzz2CoE97z9U
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Can eTexts Work for Your University?

Can eTexts Work for Your University? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It's strange that in a time when most content is consumed digitally, etextbooks still haven't caught on at major universities. Amazon sells even more digital books than print editions, yet ebooks accounted for only 2.5% of the higher ed market in 2011. Moreover, students themselves — most of whom are constantly plugged in — don't seem to like them

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Online learning glitch: MOOC flaws will be hard to resolve

Online learning glitch: MOOC flaws will be hard to resolve | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Last weekend, The Guardian ran an article entitled “Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?
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