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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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elearnspace › Responding to the fragmentation of higher education

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Donald Clark Plan B: Humble hyperlink - warp-drive of learning - a profound MOOP (Massive Online Open Pedagogy)

Donald Clark Plan B: Humble hyperlink - warp-drive of learning - a profound MOOP (Massive Online Open Pedagogy) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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We Don't Need No Educator

Described the changing nature of online learning with the introduction of massive open online courses, and in that context describes and explains the changing r

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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 16, 2013 2:45 PM
Suddendly, it reminds me Claparède paedagogical thinking, except it was 1920's, no web, no computers, just imagination and knowledge, and love to students and effective learning http://educarparacrescer.abril.com.br/aprendizagem/edouard-claparede-307872.shtml
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The future of learning management

The future of learning management | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
People familiar with my blog will know that I'm not a member of the anti-LMS brigade. On the contrary, I think a Learning Management System is a valuable piece of educational technology – par...
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Course-by-course approval of MOOCs may not be wise (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Course-by-course approval of MOOCs may not be wise (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Interesting last paragraph. Not sure I agree.

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New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Latest rankings for the top authoring tools. These rankings will be updated in July and then the final list in December, which will feature the top 25. (RT @OpenSesame: Researching elearning authoring tools?
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Confounding redundancy: LMS, Social Networks & E-portfolio Systems ...

This is the presentation that Jon Dron and I did in Vancouver for the Canadian Moodlemoot. We looked at the redundancy between three big institutional e-learnin

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Interesting model.

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Nigel Robertson 's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:05 AM
Good compare & contrast of LMS, eportfolio and social networks
Katrina Way's curator insight, February 19, 2013 9:58 PM

Simple explanation!

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Massive challenge beckons with MOOCS

Massive challenge beckons with MOOCS | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITIES have been warned against being complacent about online education, the massive open online courses known as MOOCS and increasing competition for the overseas student market.
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As colleges experiment with eLearning, faculty urge: ‘Do no harm’

As colleges experiment with eLearning, faculty urge: ‘Do no harm’ | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As higher education cautiously embraces online instruction, the landscape is dotted with obstacles, including course development costs and concerns about academic rigor, faculty acceptance and adequate student assistance.
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Beyond the ivory tower: a model for nurturing informal learning and development communities through open educational practices - Open Research Online

Beyond the ivory tower: a model for nurturing informal learning and development communities through open educational practices - Open Research Online | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Jack Welch Says MOOCs Help Erase Stigma From Online Degree Programs | WiredAcademic

Jack Welch Says MOOCs Help Erase Stigma From Online Degree Programs | WiredAcademic | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It seems a little like the stigma associated with online learning, similar to online dating sites, is washing away. Every trend is going in that direction. ... The economics are all going in the right direction for online education.
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Yes, I'm sure they do.

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Mark Johnson - Why Openness Matters: From MOOCs to FlashMobs and Shared Spaces

Whilst I've been quite critical of them, MOOCs are clearly 'happening'. If the learning technologists from 10 years ago could see where we have got to with learning technology (some of them can, but they've got short memories!), they'd probably be quite impressed by the emergence of large-scale open courses - particularly the institutional buy-in they have gained. Where my worries begin is that we lose perspective in the MOOC debate: not just from the anti-MOOC crowd, but from the pro-MOOC crowd. There is a need for us to say "What is this really about?"

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Apollo Group's Technology Investments -

Apollo Group's Technology Investments - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Interesting to see edtech on a grand scale.

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Social learning is how work gets redesigned in the network era | Harold Jarche

Social learning is how work gets redesigned in the network era | Harold Jarche | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup

MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
2013 selection of recent research on massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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Very useful.

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, February 14, 2013 1:49 AM

Nice overview of research on MOOC's. Research on xMOOC's is missing in this overview. Most is broader about online learning and its effects.

NLafferty's curator insight, February 15, 2013 3:43 AM

A useful collection of articles on MOOCs

Helen Wybrants's curator insight, February 15, 2013 4:27 AM

Signposting to come back to and mine..

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Open Royal Roads - OER Moodle, GitHub: Moodle & Drupal

Open Royal Roads - OER Moodle, GitHub: Moodle & Drupal | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Royal Roads University (RT @sunnydeveloper: Slide deck / OER & code mentioned in our session available at http://t.co/9vyWjarb #mootca13 @RoyalRoads #moodle #OER)...
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More unis should be doing this.

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College Credentials in the Digital Future | Education's Digital Future - Stanford Univ.

College Credentials in the Digital Future | Education's Digital Future - Stanford Univ. | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Summary from Eduction Dive

 

"At a forum hosted by Education's Digital Future (EDF), a project of Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, speakers including Richard Arum, Emily Goligoski, John Katzman and Therese Cannon debated the value of an education in an increasingly digitized world. 

 

While Arum, co-author of "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" and professor of sociology at New York University, questioned the meaning and value of a credit hour or secondary degree, Goligoski called attention to new ideas that could disrupt the mold with alternative forms of certification, such as badges, passports and metadata-encoded ID cards.

 

Arum urged those at large to reconsider the antiquated understanding of education in a digital era being increasingly populated with massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other alternatives such as flipped classrooms; Arum claimed a universal assessment of higher education is necessary to get "comparable data" in order to measure what students are actually learning at school."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 14, 2013 6:08 PM

For access to the complete video recording of the event, click on the title of this scoop or on the image.

 

Very important conversation, although this is quite far from being resolved.

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Connectivism in Practice – How to organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org

Connectivism in Practice – How to organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:56 PM

Good theories work together in some form of harmony. It is not always smooth. Humans will still construct their learning in social settings and with people who challenge them.

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A detailed analysis of a MOOC from Duke University

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Learning in the Open: Networked Student Identities | theory.cribchronicles.com

Learning in the Open: Networked Student Identities | theory.cribchronicles.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As students in conventional academic settings extend their learning into participatory networked environments, what benefits and conflicts do they encounter?
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Tips for college leaders to make online programs work | Inside Higher Ed

Tips for college leaders to make online programs work | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Disruption guru Christensen: Why Apple, Tesla, VCs, academia may die - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Disruption guru Christensen: Why Apple, Tesla, VCs, academia may die - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen literally wrote the book on technology...
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No. 3 aha moment: asynchronous is (generally) better than synchronous teaching

No. 3 aha moment: asynchronous is (generally) better than synchronous teaching | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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