Educational Techn...
Follow
Find
32.7K views | +14 today
Educational Technology in Higher Education
A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
Curated by Mark Smithers
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

How do you stop online students cheating?

How do you stop online students cheating? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With the growth of internet courses has come the need to verify the identity of students who could be working from anywhere in the world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged

It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Further affirming what you probably already know, Twitter is evidently one of the best tools for learning and becoming an engaged student. We’ve covered the benefits of the social network ad nauseum for teachers and administrators over the past few years … but a new study solidifies the worth of Twitter for students.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mark Smithers from Innovatieve eLearning
Scoop.it!

What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning?

What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning?

 

===> Perhaps children don’t need another reform imposed on them. Instead, they need to be the authors of their own education.” <===

 

A MUST read and watch also the video:

http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-delights/p/3112389094/what-are-the-ingredients-for-self-directed-learning

 


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES, Paul Westeneng
more...
Audrey's curator insight, April 2, 1:55 AM

This is what was found:  "The students in the Independent Project are remarkable but not because they are exceptionally motivated or unusually talented. They are remarkable because they demonstrate the kinds of learning and personal growth that are possible when teenagers feel ownership of their high school experience, when they learn things that matter to them and when they learn together. In such a setting, school capitalizes on rather than thwarts the intensity and engagement that teenagers usually reserve for sports, protest or friendship..."


Much of this can be started from the home environment. Curated for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk


Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

The 20 Best Learning Management Systems

The 20 Best Learning Management Systems | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

From Moodle to Edmodo to Inquisiq r3, there’s a lot of tools you can use to manage, track, and deliver courses and training programs in your school. They’re called Learning Management Solutions (LMS) or sometimes Learning Management Systems. Either way, how do you pick which is the best? A new infographic from Capterra spells it out in simple stats

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mark Smithers from Innovation in Digital Higher Ed
Scoop.it!

The Pearson Think Tank (UK): An Exchange with Louis Coiffaint

The Pearson Think Tank (UK): An Exchange with Louis Coiffaint | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Louis Coiffaint is Head of Research at the London -based (UK) Pearson Think Tank. Louis and I had a chance to speak recently.   KCH: It’s quite unique to have a think tank directly associated...

Via Keith Hampson PhD (Managing Director, Client Innovations @Acrobatiq
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

MOOCs and Online Learning at Cornell

MOOCs and Online Learning at Cornell | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Cornell must decide whether or not to join other leading universities in offering free online courses to vast numbers of students.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

How Colleges Actually Use Social Media [Infographic]

How Colleges Actually Use Social Media [Infographic] | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to reaching audiences, colleges are turning away from traditional media and toward social media.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

Can College Students Have it All – Learn When, Where and How They Want?

Can College Students Have it All – Learn When, Where and How They Want? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Apparently they can – at least at University of Central Florida where students can choose between different learning options: online, face-to-face, hybrid and more… The University of Ce...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mark Smithers from Corridor of learning
Scoop.it!

Classroom of 2020: The future is very different than you think

Classroom of 2020: The future is very different than you think | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Courses could have thousands of students, students could teach.

People do not develop this level of comprehension by passively listening to explanations, according to Wieman. “True understanding comes only through the student actively constructing their own understanding through a process of mentally building on their prior thinking through ‘effortful study.’”


Via Alastair Creelman
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

The College Students of Tomorrow and the Ongoing Paradigm Shift in Education

The College Students of Tomorrow and the Ongoing Paradigm Shift in Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
For the past few years, incoming classes have never lived without the Internet. We know that its members learn and process information differently than their professors did when they began their college careers.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mark Smithers from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

German University Offers MOOC with Credit

A public university in Germany is joining the MOOC movement with a course that will come with "university credit points" that it said could be accepted by degree programs.

Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This paper updates earlier work in which we defined three generations of distance education pedagogy. We then describe emerging technologies that are most conducive to instructional designs that evolve with each generation. Finally we discuss matching the pedagogies with learning outcomes.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mark Smithers from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

MOOC Meetup Groups Point To A Blended (Online + Community) Learning Model

MOOC Meetup Groups Point To A Blended (Online + Community) Learning Model | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One thing caught my eye while tooling around the Coursera web site: the advent of MOOC Meetup groups. Last I checked, more than 11,000 students had signed up for meet up groups in more than 1,100 cities worldwide!

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

From Master Plan to No Plan: The Slow Death of Public Higher Education

From Master Plan to No Plan: The Slow Death of Public Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The California student movement has a slogan that goes, “Behind every fee hike, a line of riot cops.” And no one embodies that connection more than the Ronald Reagan of the 1960s. Elected governor of California in 1966 after running a scorched-earth campaign against the University of California, Reagan vowed to “clean up that mess in Berkeley,” warned audiences of “sexual orgies so vile that I cannot describe them to you,” complained that outside agitators were bringing left-wing subversion into the university, and railed against spoiled children of privilege skipping their classes to go to protests. He also ran on an anti-tax platform and promised to put the state’s finances in order by “throw[ing] the bums off welfare.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

Can Social Media Play A Role in Improving Retention in Higher Education? Research Says it Can.

Can Social Media Play A Role in Improving Retention in Higher Education? Research Says it Can. | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Studies have concluded that social engagement can benefit retention efforts, and schools and teachers are successfully pursuing this tactic with the help of...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mark Smithers from Technology in Health And Education
Scoop.it!

Watch A Great Short Film On The Future Of Technology And Education

Watch A Great Short Film On The Future Of Technology And Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Knowing something is probably an obsolete idea. You don’t actually need to know anything. … It’s the teacher’s job to point young minds toward the right kind of questions.

Via Dr. Anas Bahnassi
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mark Smithers from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

Instructional Design Connectivism - by George Siemens (2008)

Instructional Design Connectivism - by George Siemens (2008) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 12:22 AM
Instructional Design Connectivism - by George Siemens
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

None of these experiences happened inside an eLearning course or classroom, yet they form a bigger picture of how we really learn at work… 90% informally and outside of traditional training. With the Tin Can API, all of these experiences can be tracked and accounted for. eLearning and training are entering a new age.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

Social Media and Teaching

Social Media and Teaching | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I had the opportunity to attend a session last week, hosted by Pearson, on how higher ed faculty use social media. Much of the content was quite interesting. You can download the full research report here.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

Software Eats Education: With $15 Million In Series B Funding, Andreessen Horowitz Bets On Udacity

Software Eats Education: With $15 Million In Series B Funding, Andreessen Horowitz Bets On Udacity | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Udacity, a startup focused on bringing free university-level educational worldwide, is today announcing a significant new investment: $15 million in Series B funding in a round led by top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

Fred Wilson on ed tech: 4 takeaways for educators and entrepreneurs

Fred Wilson on ed tech: 4 takeaways for educators and entrepreneurs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As part of an open online course on entrepreneurship in education, Union Square Ventures managing partner Fred Wilson talks about the role of venture capital, potential business models in ed tech and a few areas that are most ripe for innovation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

Airbnb, Coursera and Uber: The rise of the disruption economy

Airbnb, Coursera and Uber: The rise of the disruption economy | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We're used to how the social web has disrupted media, but that same wave is moving through other industries, driven by startups like Airbnb, Coursera and Uber -- and while regulators and entrenched industries are trying to fight it, the trend...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

The OER University

The OER University | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The OER university (OERu) will provide free learning opportunities for all students worldwide using courses based solely on open educational resources (OER) and open access (OA) materials with pathways for learners to earn credible degrees. The OER Foundation, headquarted in New Zealand, is leading an international innovation partnership of accredited universities, polytechnics and community colleges committed to providing more affordable education for learners currently excluded from the formal higher education sector.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mark Smithers
Scoop.it!

Australian universities on the cusp of profound change: Ernst & Young report

Australian universities on the cusp of profound change: Ernst & Young report | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Time is running out for traditional university business models.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mark Smithers from Open Ed, MOOCs, OER
Scoop.it!

MOOCs will never replace traditional higher ed

MOOCs are great for supplementing learning but not replacing it.

Via Mohsen Saadatmand
more...
No comment yet.