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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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Pearson unveils OER search engine

If you can’t beat them, join them.

 

That is Pearson’s latest approach to open educational resources (OER) — the free online learning materials that have proliferated over the last decade and a half, posing a threat to traditional publishers.

 

The education and media company today will unveil Project Blue Sky, a search engine to help instructors locate free materials from popular OER repositories.

 

 


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Educause 2012: 5 ways online learning is disrupting education

Educause 2012: 5 ways online learning is disrupting education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

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The LMS Instructure Enters the MOOC Fray

The LMS Instructure Enters the MOOC Fray | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Not content with being the young upstart in the LMS industry taking on the aging giants of Blackboard and Desire2Learn, Instructure has now decided to enter another market and take on some of the upstarts there, namely Coursera and edX. That is, tonight it launches the Canvas Network, which in the words of CEO Josh Coates, is “our answer to the whole MOOC hype.

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Is Higher Education Ready For Rapid Evolution of xMOOCs?

Is Higher Education Ready For Rapid Evolution of xMOOCs? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Recently I wrote a post arguing that xMOOCs such as Coursera, edX and Udacity will likely evolve and that “while the current examples of massive online courses are interesting, the real potential of MOOCs will be revealed in future generations.”

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The Future of Higher Education: Massive Online Open Disruption

The Future of Higher Education: Massive Online Open Disruption | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Peter Thiel and Vivek Wadhwa have debated this question repeatedly -- on 60 Minutes, at an Intelligence Squared debate in Chicago, and most recently at The Nantucket Project, a festival of ideas that was held on Nantucket, Massachusetts earlier this month.

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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.
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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.

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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

 


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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


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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

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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...

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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.
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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.
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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...
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Donald Clark: 7 Fails in e-learning (7 solutions)

Donald Clark presents his 7 fails in e-learning. His experience ranges from programming to course development, commercial delivery and strategic management.
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Udacity And Amara Partner To Provide Free College Courses In Almost Any Language - Forbes

Udacity And Amara Partner To Provide Free College Courses In Almost Any Language - Forbes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Udacity, one of the world's leading online education portals, yesterday announced a partnership with translation platform Amara to caption and translate more than 5,000 educational videos using student volunteers.
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Peer grading: inventing the light bulb

Peer grading: inventing the light bulb | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A real-time chronicle of a seasoned professor who has just completed giving his first massively open online course. With the deadline for submitting the final exam in my MOOC having now passed, the...
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The money pours in to fund online learning start-ups – while the public system starves

The money pours in to fund online learning start-ups – while the public system starves | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

According to the National Venture Capital Association, a staggering $463 million has already been invested this year by venture capitalists into educational technology companies in the USA.

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University of the People - the first tution-free Online University

University of the People - the first tution-free Online University | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Shai Reshef is Founder and President of The University of the People (UoPeople) the world's first tuition-free online academic institution dedicated to the democratization of higher education. The methodology is particularly adapted to developing countries that don't always have broadband connection.

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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.”

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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...
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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.

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Instructional Design Connectivism - by George Siemens (2008)

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

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Instructional Design Connectivism - by George Siemens
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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.

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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.

 

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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.
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