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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses

Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Colleges are building global student bodies and trying to create models for massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
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MOOC Brigade: Can Online Courses Keep Students from Cheating?

MOOC Brigade: Can Online Courses Keep Students from Cheating? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As more colleges debate whether to give students credit for taking massive open online courses, tech companies are looking into using everything from webcam proctors to retina scans to cut down on cheating...
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Why online courses can never totally replace the campus experience

Why online courses can never totally replace the campus experience | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Moocs (massive open online courses) may have many merits, says Patrick McGhee, and some may soon even be accredited – but they can never replace real shared experiences...
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New frontier for scaling up online classes: credit

New frontier for scaling up online classes: credit | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In 15 years of teaching, University of Pennsylvania classicist Peter Struck has guided perhaps a few hundred students annually in his classes on Greek and Roman mythology through the works of Homer, Sophocles, Aeschylus and others — 'the oldest strands...
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Khan Academy founder, Salman Khan, reveals inspiration

In a November 13, 2012 interview, Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy talks about the start and his inspiration to the free web-based education tutorial organization that he started in 2006.


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Massive Open Online Course - Creative Commons

Massive Open Online Course - Creative Commons | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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Social Content Curation for Learning Communities

Social Content Curation for Learning Communities | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An infographic I created for a MOOC at Stanford: Designing New Learning Environments. Made with too little space, too little skills, too little time and too little research. Lots of fun though.

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:26 AM

Interesting take on a few forms of curation that can be used.  Infographic is, as the creator remarked, a little crowded, however the information is useful.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:22 PM

do we know the actual size of what we're traying to make?

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:59 AM

Love this graphic.

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Massive Open Online Courses in the Developing World

Massive Open Online Courses in the Developing World | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How a teacher in El Salvador became an advocate of massive open online courses, and why hardly anyone listens to him yet.
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Exploring credits for free online courses

Initiative seeks answers on massive open online courses, called MOOCs.
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Is prior learning assessment coming of age?

Is prior learning assessment coming of age? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This excellent article discusses new developments in prior learning assessment: ‘The granting of college credit for learning that occurs outside of the academic setting’
There are several factors that are driving a renewed interest in prior learning assessment, which has been around for many years:

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Napster, Udacity, and the Academy - Clay Shirky

Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Frauenhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Frauenhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III, a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3.

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Canvas Network – Are the LMS and MOOC Markets Colliding?

Canvas Network – Are the LMS and MOOC Markets Colliding? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Six weeks ago I posted a new graphic on the LMS market which included MOOCs in the same view as traditional LMS solutions. In the comments to the post there was an interesting note from Josh Coates...
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Forbes Magazine calls it “The $1,000,000,000,000 opportunity”

Forbes Magazine calls it “The $1,000,000,000,000 opportunity” | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Online education is going strong! Sure, it has been around for a few years, but a few indicators seems to be pointing towards an acceleration of the model for 2013. “The Tech”, MIT’s oldest/largest newspaper, wrote a nice article that sums up what’s happening. Here’s a “digest” of online education key players:

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Gates backs online universities

Gates backs online universities | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online courses provided by some of the world's top universities are going to be used by students at local community colleges, in a project funded by the Gates Foundation.
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What Northeastern’s President Has Wrong About Massive Open Online Education

What Northeastern’s President Has Wrong About Massive Open Online Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“We’re witnessing the end of higher education as we know it,” according to Northeastern President Joseph Aoun, who posted an editorial in the Boston Globe...
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Education Outrage: Why are universities so afraid of on line education?

Education Outrage: Why are universities so afraid of on line education? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Here are four things universities are deathly afraid of:

What if the model that “everyone must go to college” stops being pushed by employers and governments?
What if they simply can no longer charge large tuition fees to students?
What if professors, who at top universities are primarily researchers, were actually made to have teaching be their primary activity?
What if the students stop showing up on campus?


Via Keith Hampson PhD (Managing Director, Client Innovations @Acrobatiq
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10 Highly Selective Colleges Form Consortium to Offer Online Courses

10 Highly Selective Colleges Form Consortium to Offer Online Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A group of 10 highly selective colleges has formed a consortium to offer online courses that students enrolled at any of the campuses can take for credit.

The group, which includes Wake Forest and Brandeis Universities, will offer semester-long online courses using software from 2U, an education-technology company formerly called 2tor. Students already attending the institutions can earn credit from any college in the group, while students who are not enrolled at those colleges can apply to take the courses.

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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View

Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Although there has been a long history of distance education, the creation of online education occurred just over a decade and a half ago—a relatively short time in academic terms. Early course delivery via the web had started by 1994, soon followed by a more structured approach using the new category of course management systems.1

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Less than 4% of students in an MIT online course passed the final. Why investors in education are throwing their money away

Less than 4% of students in an MIT online course passed the final. Why investors in education are throwing their money away | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Everyone is trying to revolutionize education. And they’re spending billions of dollars to do it.
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A Dot-Com Entrepreneur's Ambition: Drive Education Costs to Zero - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Dot-Com Entrepreneur's Ambition: Drive Education Costs to Zero - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With lots of money, a businessman offers a new virtual university that aggregates what is already online.
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Establishment Opens Door for MOOCs

Establishment Opens Door for MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The clearest path to college credit for massive open online courses may soon be through credit recommendations from the American Council of Education (ACE), which announced Tuesday that it will work with Coursera to determine whether as many as 8-10 MOOCs should be worth credit. The council is also working on a similar arrangement with EdX, a MOOC-provider created by elite universities.

 

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EDUCAUSE 2012 | EdTech Magazine

EDUCAUSE 2012 | EdTech Magazine | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Conference: EDUCAUSE 2012 (Had a blast yapping it up with smart #highered #tech folk at EDUCAUSE http://t.co/zd8Yeo1q - @EdTech_HigherEd < our takes from #EDU12...)...
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Emerging business models for MOOCs

Emerging business models for MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Indeed, all a company like Desire2Learn or Blackboard needs to do is set up a portal of online courses available for free from existing universities already using their LMS for fully online credit course delivery (with the institution’s agreement of course). Instructure’s Canvas Network already does this and already has ‘open’ courses from several universities (University of Central Florida, Ball State, Brown, Utah State and the University of Utah are just examples)

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The book every change agent in higher education should read

The book every change agent in higher education should read | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Shoot me if I ever begin a presentation with a slide that says: “The world is changing”, followed by some brilliant insights on the impacts of globalization and social media, and conclu...
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Open Access and the Duty of Higher Education

Open Access and the Duty of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There simply is no supportable argument to not make academic publications open access. It is simple and easy to do, and it requires minimal effort.
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