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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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20 Game-Changing Technology Trends That Will Create Both Disruption and Opportunity on a Global Level

20 Game-Changing Technology Trends That Will Create Both Disruption and Opportunity on a Global Level | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

No matter what industry you’re in, your company can’t survive without technology. And these days, even non-technical employees know that technology goes way beyond desktop computers and networks. From smart phones and tablet computers to mobile apps and cloud-based technology, there’s a plethora of technological advancements to not only keep track of, but also to profit from.

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Online Educa: MOOC-Bubble, MOOC-tastic or MOOC-agnostic?

Online Educa: MOOC-Bubble, MOOC-tastic or MOOC-agnostic? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
MOOCs are the big story of 2012 without a doubt.
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The MOOC movement is not an indicator of educational evolution - O'Reilly Radar

The MOOC movement is not an indicator of educational evolution - O'Reilly Radar | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Somehow, recently, a lot of people have taken an interest in the broadcast of canned educational materials, and this practice — under a term that proponents and detractors have...
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Gamification market to reach $2.8 billion in 2016

Gamification market to reach $2.8 billion in 2016 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Report from M2 Research projects tremendous growth (Gamification market to reach $2.8 billion in 2016, by Steve Peterson http://t.co/dUyuOM9T games based learning game #gbl...)...

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UK universities are wary of getting on board the mooc train

UK universities are wary of getting on board the mooc train | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Moocs – massive online open courses – have taken off in America. Why are UK universities holding back?
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Decoding Learning: The Proof, Promise and Potential of Digital Education - Nesta

Decoding Learning: The Proof, Promise and Potential of Digital Education - Nesta | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Decoding Learning reveals several gaps in innovation, where few widely available products support many powerful learning activities - filling these gaps represents both an educational and commercial opportunity. Examples include:

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The Tower of Babel: MOOCs, Online Learning, and Language…

The Tower of Babel: MOOCs, Online Learning, and Language… | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Machine translation may soon, under certain conditions, make concerns about the role of language in online learning and MOOCs obsolete (e.g., Google’s ‘Babel fish’ heralds future of translation). T...
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How MOOCs Already Changed Higher Ed in 2012

How MOOCs Already Changed Higher Ed in 2012 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As we all know, cost is the major reason that students drop out of college, with the two highest cost factors being tuition and textbooks.
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12 YouTube Videos Every Online Educator Should View

12 YouTube Videos Every Online Educator Should View | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What are the benefits for the teacher and learner in the context of open education and OER? How does a blended-learning school boost student achievement? How can we design the schools for 21st Century Learning?
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Only an overhaul will enliven learning

Only an overhaul will enliven learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The biggest threat to higher education institutions in Australia is the lack of effective facilities for teaching and learning on campus.
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Podcast: The Ins and Outs of Online Learning

Podcast: The Ins and Outs of Online Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This session will compare and contrast two very different models for building and delivering online learning programs. Penn State maintains a highly decentralized e-learning ecosystem where academic colleges partner with the Penn State World Campus to design, develop, and deliver program-level courses. USC decided to outsource the development, marketing, and delivery of the majority of its fully online, Internet-delivered degrees to select vendor partners.

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Online learning: how it can widen and formalise access to higher education

Online learning: how it can widen and formalise access to higher education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online learning provides a way of studying for pleasure, opens up new ways of learning and offers the chance to participate in a social 'event'.
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An archive of alI I know about online learning

An archive of alI I know about online learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As I said at the end of the conference, I’ve dumped all my knowledge on the table, so if you can stand the irony of nearly two hours lecturing about the need for better management and more interactive learning, you can scrape up my knowledge by going to the COHERE website.

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3 Big Takeaways for Higher Ed From The Future of Digital Slides

3 Big Takeaways for Higher Ed From The Future of Digital Slides | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Here are three macro level takeaways for higher education marketing looking to the future.
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Research and development in online learning from the Open University of Catalonia

Research and development in online learning from the Open University of Catalonia | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Two weeks ago I visited two open universities (the UK OU and the Open University of Catalonia) and a research lab of the Institute of Education at the University of London. Full reports of the visits will be appearing later this month on the Ontario Online Learning Portal for Faculty and Instructors managed by Contact North. These reports are looked at from the perspective of key ‘game-changers’ in online learning, and provide an overall picture of each institution.

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Online Learning: a Manifesto

Online Learning: a Manifesto | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Why I think (OPEN) courses should be about content creation

Why I think (OPEN) courses should be about content creation | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There are many good reasons for creating content when we are learning. It provides an excellent method of personal curation of ideas, of being able to keep track of your work. It allows for others (beyond an educator) to be able to see and respond to your work. For some it provides encouragement to work a little harder, to polish a little more. It could also provide an excellent opportunity to explore other skills around publishing in numerous formats. These are all quite nice… but not what I’m on about at all.

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12 Tips and Tricks to Spice Up Your Bland eLearning Courses

12 Tips and Tricks to Spice Up Your Bland eLearning Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is Your eLearning course a yawn? Here are 12 tips ans tricks to spice up your eLearning courses the next time your creativity needs a jolt.
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5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration

5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Get students collaborating successfully and productively with one another with these great tools for electronic student collaboration...

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It's easier than ever to integrate online collaborative tools into any face to face classes.

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Tools that can be used during class as well as outside.

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Social Media and Professors: 3 Promising Trends to Watch

Social Media and Professors: 3 Promising Trends to Watch | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Social media’s reach has extended into the lives of professors and, finally, the classroom.
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Gates Foundation Awards $550,000 for Development of Remedial MOOCs - Online College Courses

Gates Foundation Awards $550,000 for Development of Remedial MOOCs - Online College Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Just because someone goes to college doesn't mean they are ready for higher education.
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The Best Online & Interactive Museum Exhibits

While going to a museum and viewing artifacts first hand is always the best way to experience exhibits, the new wave of online and interactive museum sites has brought a great deal to your living r...
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Colleges getting serious about reading, writing, and reputation management

Colleges getting serious about reading, writing, and reputation management | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In an effort to help students clean up their online reputations, some colleges are purchasing a DIY personal search engine optimization tool, called Brand Yourself, that lets people improve their Google results.
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On online learning site Udemy, quarter of approved teachers earn $10k or more

On online learning site Udemy, quarter of approved teachers earn $10k or more | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based online learning startup Udemy says that a quarter of its approved instructors will finish the year with more than $10,000 from sales of their self-created courses on subjects ranging from web development and entrepreneurship to...
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