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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 7, 2013 8:42 PM

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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MOOCs prompt some faculty members to refresh teaching styles | Inside Higher Ed

MOOCs prompt some faculty members to refresh teaching styles | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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In 15 Years From Now Half of US Universities May Be in Bankruptcy. My Surprise Discussion with @ClayChristensen

In 15 Years From Now Half of US Universities May Be in Bankruptcy. My Surprise Discussion with @ClayChristensen | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“In 15 Years From Now Half of US Universities May Be in Bankruptcy.” Such was the qu...
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Technology, Transparency & MOOCs

Technology, Transparency & MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Summary MOOCs have introduced a greater level of transparency in online higher education. It offers students a chance to evaluate and compare institutions to a degree previously unheard of in highe...
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New Technologies Aim to Foil Online Course Cheating

New Technologies Aim to Foil Online Course Cheating | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the widening world of classes taught online, new technologies are helping to ensure that students on distant laptops are doing their own work.

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verstelle's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:59 AM

More details about the way Coursera is doing online identification and proctoring of tests.

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Teaching 2.0: Is Tech In The Classroom Worth The Cost? : NPR

Teaching 2.0: Is Tech In The Classroom Worth The Cost? : NPR | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The growth of tech and Internet use in schools has brought one unexpected benefit: Kids can get lectures from high-level scholars via Skype, and interact with them over the Internet.
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E-Learning Quality in Higher Education in Europe

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Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace | TechCrunch

Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace | TechCrunch | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined.
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Top Free Classes's curator insight, March 1, 2013 2:32 AM

Agree with this comment:  "We are not doing enough hands on learning in our undergrad courses as it is and our graduates and grad students don't know the first thing about how to apply the information they "earned" when they get out into the real world. That is the change that needs to happen in our education system and it needs to happen  quickly. If not our institutions are going to implode. When the populace feels there is little to no value in your product, you wont last long in the field." --GwendolynThompsonSchmidt

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Google Story Builder- Easily Create Video Stories ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Story Builder- Easily Create Video Stories ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Could A MOOC Ease Your Talent Problems? -- InformationWeek

Could A MOOC Ease Your Talent Problems? -- InformationWeek | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Boston's EdX partnership with MIT should spur CIOs to consider creating their own massive open online courses to fill skills gaps.
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In Cisco’s Classroom Of The Future, Your Professor Is Just An Illusion

In Cisco’s Classroom Of The Future, Your Professor Is Just An Illusion | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There were a few strange things about the event I attended in a classroom at the San Francisco branch of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Instead of students, the room was filled with Cisco executives, professors, and journalists.
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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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Concordia Should Reboot Its E-Learning Strategy | Opinions | The Link

Concordia Should Reboot Its E-Learning Strategy | Opinions | The Link | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of talk this year about online learning at Concordia. Board of Governors and Senate meetings keep circling the subject.
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A Tale of Two MOOCs @ Coursera: Divided by Pedagogy

A Tale of Two MOOCs @ Coursera: Divided by Pedagogy | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Web as a classroom is transforming how people learn, is driving the need for new pedagogy; two recently launched courses at Cousera highlight what happens when pedagogical methods fail to adapt...
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U.K. MOOCs Alliance, Futurelearn, Adds British Council To Its Free Higher Education Roster | TechCrunch

U.K. MOOCs Alliance, Futurelearn, Adds British Council To Its Free Higher Education Roster | TechCrunch | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The U.K. MOOCs alliance, Futurelearn, which was announced last December and will be offering its first free courses "from mid-2013" with the aim of creating a globally accessible British higher education brand, has added another member to its...
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Flubaroo: Automated Google Docs Self-Grading Quizzes

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Flubaroo: Automated Google Docs Self-Grading Quizzes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Online lectures - The Daily Princetonian

Online lectures - The Daily Princetonian | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This semester, a large Princeton course will integrate online lectures for the first time. Students in COS 226: Algorithms and Data Structures will experience some ...
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Weeping at the last sentence of the first para.

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Hacking at Education: TED, Technology Entrepreneurship, Uncollege, and the Hole in the Wall

Hacking at Education: TED, Technology Entrepreneurship, Uncollege, and the Hole in the Wall | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Carnegie Mellon's online efforts include spinoffs and subsidiaries but not MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Carnegie Mellon's online efforts include spinoffs and subsidiaries but not MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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MOOCs and Online Learning: An Interview With Jack Welch - Edudemic

MOOCs and Online Learning: An Interview With Jack Welch - Edudemic | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is the future for MOOCs and online learning? Jack Welch is becoming a bigger name in education due to investments - so what's his take?
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As a reporter at The Wall Street Journal in 2009, WiredAcademic editor Paul Glader broke the story about Jack Welch opening an online university in 2009. Glader spoke with Welch again recently and asked how his online-only EMBA program is going since he upped his investment and moved the school to Strayer. - See more at: http://edudemic.com/2013/02/moocs-and-online-learning-jack-welch/#sthash.ECPhMFRu.dpuf

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We Need Schools.. Not Factories

We Need Schools.. Not Factories | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We need a curriculum of big questions, examinations where children can talk, share and use the Internet, and new, peer assessment systems. In the networked age, we need schools, not structured like factories, but like clouds.
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Aaron Swartz Was Right - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Aaron Swartz Was Right - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The current academic publishing system is prettied-up extortion. He defied it, and the rest of us should too.

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Smithstorian's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:04 AM

NOTE: Be sure to read the lively discussion in the COMMENTS section below the article. Also, The Chronicle says that even though the "Premium Content" key shows in the top of the article it should be open and available to all so if it isn't just write to them for access (this came out in the comments).

 

 

The suicide of the Internet wunderkind Aaron Swartz has given rise to a great deal of discussion, much of it centered on whether the penalty sought against him by the prosecutor was proportional to his "crime."

 

The consensus so far has been that Swartz did something wrong by accessing and releasing millions of academic papers from the JSTOR archive. But perhaps it is time to ask whether Swartz did in fact act wrongly. We might entertain the possibility that Swartz's act of civil disobedience was an attempt to help rectify a harm that began long ago. Perhaps he was not only justified in his actions but morally impelled to act as he did. Moreover, we too might be morally impelled to take action.

 

To put it bluntly, the current state of academic publishing is the result of a series of strong-arm tactics enabling publishers to pry copyrights from authors, and then charge exorbitant fees to university libraries for access to that work. The publishers have inverted their role as disseminators of knowledge and become bottlers of knowledge, releasing it exclusively to the highest bidders. Swartz simply decided it was time to take action.