Educational Technology in Higher Education
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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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Conservatives declare war on college

Conservatives declare war on college | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Bobby Jindal doesn't want the GOP to be the "stupid party," but fellow governors are plotting to wreck higher ed
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Donald Clark Plan B: Too cool for school: 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education

Donald Clark Plan B: Too cool for school: 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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The Race To Fill Online Classrooms Expands Overseas

The Race To Fill Online Classrooms Expands Overseas | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Coursera and EdX, two platforms for Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)--dubbed by Clay Shirky the "MP3 of Higher Ed"--each announced today that they are expanding their reach with international partners.Coursera, which has the highest...
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Donald Clark Plan B: Prensky: game on - digital natives, immigrants and aliens

Donald Clark Plan B: Prensky: game on - digital natives, immigrants and aliens | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:08 PM

Mark Prensky is a lively New Yorker and ex-teacher who set the pace on the use of games in learning with his evangelistic book Digital Game-Based Learning(2001). Prensky claims that today's educators/trainers and learners are from separate worlds. Sure, learners have a short attention span nowadays - for the old ways of learning! His point is that the old ways are inappropriate for the new generation of learners. His argument is that games make learning cool. School and most learning experiences are not cool.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 13, 2013 6:04 AM

 I have known Marc and followed his work for some time. This is a good way to learn about him and his concepts.

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New edX universities announced

Longtime OCW collaborators TU Delft and Rice University are among 6 new universities to join edX. Six new universities have been announced as new members of the edX consortium, including prominent ...
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Many Students Don't Need Remediation, Studies Say

Many Students Don't Need Remediation, Studies Say | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
New research suggests that a significant portion of students placed in college remedial courses don't need them.
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Robin Nelson's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:36 AM

hhhhmmm... probably need a filter?

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Debbie Morrison: How Collaborative Learning Works in Closed Online Courses vs. MOOCs

Debbie Morrison: How Collaborative Learning Works in Closed Online Courses vs. MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In this post I explore how collaborative learning works in two types of online courses—one in the all-familiar massive, open and online course, MOOCs, and the other a closed, fee-based course, COLC, which is the acronym I’m using to label a closed, online, for-credit learning, course.

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How the University of Phoenix will survive the education tech boom

Recently a friend of mine, Claudiu, posted an article "How the University of Phoenix will survive the education tech boom" by Lauren Hepler and published in the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The...
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The Trouble With Online College

The Trouble With Online College | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Education via the Internet has been overrated and could produce more dropouts than degrees.
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How Game-Based Learning Can Save the Humanities - Forbes

How Game-Based Learning Can Save the Humanities - Forbes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
My seven year old son and I have been playing on the Gamestar Mechanic website all week. We’re learning the principles of game design. We’re making our own video games. Most importantly, we’re playing together.
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EduGeek Journal » The End of the (MOOC) World is Nigh

EduGeek Journal » The End of the (MOOC) World is Nigh | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Interesting post that challenges some of my views directly.

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Can Gamification Save Our Broken Education System? - Forbes

Can Gamification Save Our Broken Education System? - Forbes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Putting the future of education in the hands of entrepreneurs.
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Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model -

Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The nonprofit is giving university partners two options for sharing in the money its MOOCs bring in. But first, they have to bring it in.
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29 New Schools, 92 New Courses, 5 Languages, 4 Continents and 2.7 Million Courserians

29 New Schools, 92 New Courses, 5 Languages, 4 Continents and 2.7 Million Courserians | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Hello, 你好, Bonjour, Hola, Ciao!
Today we’re welcoming 29 new universities to the Coursera community of 2.7 million students and 33 existing universities across 4 continents! This is an extremely...
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Less Focus on the LMS; More Focus on Tin Can API

Less Focus on the LMS; More Focus on Tin Can API | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller's newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today's learning landscape... then predicts 7 trends for the n

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Why Colleges Should Take UReddit Seriously

Why Colleges Should Take UReddit Seriously | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open learning and open teaching highlight a new kind of online education.
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Posts About MOOCs ~ Stephen's Web

Posts About MOOCs ~ Stephen's Web | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, February 21, 2013 10:17 AM

This isn't iPad  related really, but I thought you might be interested anyway.

Jen

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Beyond the Buzz, Where Are MOOCs Really Going?

Beyond the Buzz, Where Are MOOCs Really Going? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Everyone’s going MOOC-crazy these days. The question is not just whether MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are going to disrupt traditional education, but how.
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Clay Christensen: First the media gets disrupted, then comes the education industry

Clay Christensen: First the media gets disrupted, then comes the education industry | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
According to Harvard business professor and best-selling author Clay Christensen, the disruptive effects of the web are being felt the most by the media and advertising industries, but the education business is next in line.
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Technapex MOOCs’ Customer Acquisition Funnel: A.k.a. “Drop-Off Rates” | Technapex

Technapex MOOCs’ Customer Acquisition Funnel: A.k.a. “Drop-Off Rates” | Technapex | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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As learning goes digital, big data can guide us | Stanford Online

As learning goes digital, big data can guide us | Stanford Online | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Boundless challenges textbook publishers to trial over OER

Boundless challenges textbook publishers to trial over OER | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Last week Boundless, a Boston startup that recreates expensive college textbooks using free content from Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources (OER), announced it would fight the good fig...
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