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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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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.
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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...
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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.

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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.
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MOOCs will never replace traditional higher ed

MOOCs are great for supplementing learning but not replacing it.

Via Mohsen Saadatmand
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Future of higher education lies in distance learning

Future of higher education lies in distance learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By the year 2020, the college experience could be drastically different.
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Coursera, Pedagogy, and the Two Faces of MOOCs : E1n1verse

Coursera, Pedagogy, and the Two Faces of MOOCs : E1n1verse | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
MOOCs to the left of me and MOOCs to the right of me. What does it all mean? A look at Coursera, pedagogical approaches, and xMOOC versus cMOOC.

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The university experience —then and now

The university experience —then and now | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Before the second world war, a very small minority of the population in Western societies went to universities. Most were men, most were from the social elite.From the late 1950s that changed.
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xMOOCs = OCW + Cohorts

xMOOCs = OCW + Cohorts | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’m still going through the process of cleaning up some old posts damaged by the database, and tonight I found this one I wrote on OpenCourseWare from 2009: Rise of the Cohort, Educational an...
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Online university plans to charge

Online university plans to charge | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Texas, latest recruit to the edX online university platform, intends to offer courses which count towards degrees and to charge tuition fees.
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Evaluating the effective use of emerging technologies in education - Open Research Online

Evaluating the effective use of emerging technologies in education - Open Research Online | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The aim of this tutorial is to present practical guidance for evaluating the effectiveness of educational initiatives involving social software and emerging technologies to support student learning and engagement. Examples of such initiatives are: inclusion of a blog in a course to encourage reflective learning, or having a wiki in a course for fostering team-working skills, or an activity in a 3D virtual world to enable students to learn through simulations, or the use of Delicious for bookmarking resources, or an App on a smartphone. ‘Evaluation’ implies investigating the usability, pedagogical effectiveness (does it meet the learning outcomes?), student experience, and impact on direct stakeholders such as educators and technical support staff (in terms of workload and support required).


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The (Unstated) Goals of Educational Technology

The (Unstated) Goals of Educational Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The (Unstated) Goals of Educational Technology posted by Academic Earth.
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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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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.’”


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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.
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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.

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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.

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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!

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College Is Dead. Long Live College!

College Is Dead. Long Live College! | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
On Sept. 17, the Pakistani government shut down access to YouTube. The purported reason was to block the anti-Muslim film trailer that was inciting protests around the world.
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The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...


Via Lauren Moss, Baiba Svenca, Jenny Pesina, João Greno Brogueira, Louise Robinson-Lay, Rosemary Tyrrell
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This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:40 AM

A great tool for building infographics.

Caroline Matet's curator insight, April 22, 2013 1:08 PM

Le top 20 des outils pour faire ses propres data visualisations

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Textbooks of the future: Will you be buying a product ... or a service?

Textbooks of the future: Will you be buying a product ... or a service? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The World Bank is currently working with a few countries that are planning for the procurement of lots of digital learning materials. In some cases, these are billed as 'e-textbooks', replacing in part existing paper-based materials; in other cases, these are meant to complement existing curricular materials. In pretty much all cases, this is happening as a result of past, on-going or upcoming large scale procurements of lots of ICT equipment.

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Commonwealth of Learning - To MOOC or not to MOOC—that is the question (Balaji Venkataraman & Asha Kanwar)

Rarely do developments in Higher Education attract coverage in international media. MOOC, Massive, Open Online Course, is one such development. Although MOOCs as a concept was developed in Canada and the first MOOC was offered by the University Manitoba in 2008, the focus of current media interest is on MOOCs as promoted by elite universities in the USA. A number of reports on MOOC developments are available at the US-focused Chronicle of Higher Education as are a number of analyses. Key reports have tended to pay attention to the business models of the three players, Coursera (largest), Udacity and edX, the last being non-profit. But one thing is common—these are all big brands.

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An Online University Reinvents What Learning Can Be

An Online University Reinvents What Learning Can Be | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ask any college graduate what the most important thing he learned in college was, and it’s unlikely that he’ll refer to facts delivered in the lecture hall.
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U. of Texas aims to use MOOCs to reduce costs, increase completion

U. of Texas aims to use MOOCs to reduce costs, increase completion | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

So far the universities partnering with edX and Coursera on massive open online courses (MOOCs) have focused on the ideal of lowering the barriers to elite courses.
But edX’s newest partner, the University of Texas System, has more pragmatic ambitions. It wants to use them to get more students through college more quickly and for less money.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/10/16/u-texas-aims-use-moocs-reduce-costs-increase-completion#ixzz29h8WoTZ1
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