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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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All about MOOCs

All about MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Whether you see them as a catalyst for change or mostly as hype, MOOCs are fundamentally different from other forays into open online learning.

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What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs

What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

MOOCs (massive open online courses) are courses delivered over the web to potentially thousands of students at a time. In a MOOC, lectures are typically “canned,” quizzes and testing are automated, and student participation is voluntary. They attain large scale by reducing instructor contact with individual students, though some models allow student feedback to partly guide discussion. Initial MOOCs have often been from disciplines that lend themselves to quantitative assessment, such as engineering, computer science, and math. However, MOOCs are becoming applicable to all fields as the platforms enable assessment methods such as peer review. MOOCs present an opportunity for institutions to experiment with extending their brand or to diversify their instructional portfolio, and they might also catalyze new approaches to credentialing.

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Cable on Free vs Open | iterating toward openness

Cable on Free vs Open | iterating toward openness | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As I’ve been saying, the real risk of the On the Fence MOOCs (aka xMOOCs) is that they confuse people about “open.” “Open” does not “mean free to access but copyrighted,” like Udacity and Coursera are. Open means free access plus free 4R permissions. The On the Fence MOOCs are drawing energy and attention away from where the real battle is happening – in open educational resources. OER is the only space where everyone has permission to make and redistribute the changes necessary to best support learning in their local context.

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EDUCAUSE 2012: CIOs Talk About Tackling Cloud

EDUCAUSE 2012: CIOs Talk About Tackling Cloud | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Will IT leaders on campus even be discussing this in 10 years?
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CourseSmart announces analytics program to measure student engagement

CourseSmart announces analytics program to measure student engagement | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It has never been too hard to spot the student in class who didn’t do the assigned reading -- she’s usually the one in the back, not raising her hand, and avoiding eye contact in hopes of not being called on. But a new program could make identifying unprepared students even easier, and, the creators hope, improve outcomes and retention.

 

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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leaders

The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leaders | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Denver — Clay Shirky is one of the country’s most prominent Internet thinkers—“a spiritual guide to the wired set,” as The Chronicle Review put it in a 2010 profile of him. In his latest book, Cognitive Surplus, the New York University professor argues that a flowering of creative production will arise as the Internet turns people “from consumers to collaborators.”

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WordPress LMS | Learning Management System Built on WP

WordPress LMS | Learning Management System Built on WP | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

WordPress LMS (WPLMS) is a robust SCORM compliant learning management system built on the WordPress platform. Up and Running in 5 Minutes!
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Venture Capital and the Future of Open Education

Venture Capital and the Future of Open Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

News broke on Friday (via The Chronicle of Higher Education, reporting on a blurb from the National Association of College Stores’s newsletter) that the open textbook publisher Flat World Knowledge would be ending access to free versions of its textbook as of the new year.

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10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry

10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Does eLearning kill creativity? Bring on the eLearning revolution! What do you believe about open-source learning? What eLearning developers can learn...
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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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The Crisis in Higher Education | MIT Technology Review

The Crisis in Higher Education | MIT Technology Review | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education about to get the overhaul it needs?
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The Imperfect University: First for the Chop

The Imperfect University: First for the Chop | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Imperfect University: Some people really don’t think much of administrators Last year I wrote a piece for Times Higher Education on the problem with the term “back office” and the often c...

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Online Universities: Why They Still Don't Measure Up

Online Universities: Why They Still Don't Measure Up | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"I hate to sound like a snob, but call me back when Harvard Business School offers an online MBA."...
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Now E-Textbooks Can Report Back on Students' Reading Habits

Now E-Textbooks Can Report Back on Students' Reading Habits | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Data mining is creeping into every aspect of student life—classrooms, advising, socializing. Now it’s hitting textbooks, too.

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Open Source Drupal Learning Management System Platform | Adrenna | Adrenna

Open Source Drupal Learning Management System Platform | Adrenna | Adrenna | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Built on top of Drupal Open Source technology Adrenna Academic brings together the most powerful capabilities of today’s learning management systems at half the cost.
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Carnegie Mellon Takes Online Courses to Another Level with Its Open Learning Initiative

Carnegie Mellon Takes Online Courses to Another Level with Its Open Learning Initiative | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open online courses—massive or otherwise—are revolutionizing higher education by making learning more and more accessible.
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How Online Courses Can Form a Basis for On-Campus Teaching - Daphne Koller

How Online Courses Can Form a Basis for On-Campus Teaching - Daphne Koller | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Last week, Antioch University announced its intention to allow students to take credit-bearing classes based on some of the courses offered on Coursera. Until now, online courses have been used primarily in one of two ways: as MOOCs (non-credit-bearing classes open to anyone), and within the academic institutions producing these classes, to support a “flipped classroom” model for their own registered students.

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Campus Leaders Speak Out on Value of Keeping Tech Accessible - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Campus Leaders Speak Out on Value of Keeping Tech Accessible - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Make sure campus technology is accessible to everyone who needs it before you adopt it. That’s one of the takeaways from a video set to premiere today at the annual Educause higher-education technology conference.

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