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UWA to offer three free MOOC courses

The University of Western Australia will offer three free online courses early next year, including one on Australian studies, as it joins the MOOCs movement taking hold around the world.

The university has partnered with Stanford, and will offer the courses via the ivy league university’s open-source Class2Go software.

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Reading the MOOC Tea Leaves

Reading the MOOC Tea Leaves | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The emerging open online environment is rapidly taking shape. Fueled by a combination of factors, the MOOC movement has gained enormous momentum led by elite universities, and unique relationships and affiliations, notably Coursera, edX, and Udacity.

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A Pioneer in Online Education Tries a MOOC

A Pioneer in Online Education Tries a MOOC | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A founder of Fathom, Columbia University's early virtual effort, samples a giant class out of Penn. The videos were excellent, and the failings were mostly hers.
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5 Ways That edX Could Change Education

5 Ways That edX Could Change Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The new venture will engage the entire world in an expensive and ambitious experiment.
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Open Architecture: Our Course Could be Your Life

Open Architecture: Our Course Could be Your Life | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With the recently peaked interest in open online learning, the conversation seems to have moved immediately towards the shock and awe of scaling an architecture for 30 thousand to 1 million students.
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Massive Excitement About Online Courses

Massive Excitement About Online Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
For years colleges have tested the waters of the digital world by dipping their toes into online education,

But with the advent of massive open online courses, or MOOC's, they're diving in headfirst.

Led by some of the nation's most prestigious research universities, new players are signing on each month to teach free, online courses that have drawn tens of thousands of students worldwide.

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Looking for Lesson Plan ideas? Try the new Claco!

Looking for Lesson Plan ideas? Try the new Claco! | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Claco (pronounced CLAY-Ko) is a new, simple, innovative way for teachers to search for, post, and share lesson plan ideas with each other.
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Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It's Free : NPR

Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It's Free : NPR | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Top universities are embracing free online education. Dozens of schools, such as the University of Pennsylvania, are now offering classes to thousands of people across the world.
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Alfred Essa: The State of Analytics in Higher Education (Interview)

Alfred Essa: The State of Analytics in Higher Education (Interview) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’ve known Alfred Essa for a couple of years. From the start, Al struck me as one of those people that is truly focussed on improving higher education. After a career at various organizations...

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Startups put new spin on online teaching

Startups put new spin on online teaching | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The San Francisco startup, which offers courses from a basic Microsoft Excel tutorial to a primer on picking up women, is one of several new efforts in the online learning movement.
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Lingua Frankly: Online education's elephant in the room- The MOOC

Lingua Frankly: Online education's elephant in the room- The MOOC | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"It's funny how things come together to give you a better understanding of your own mind. A couple of weeks ago I got caught up the internet debate on mass-participation online education started by an American stats professor critiquing Udacity'sIntroduction to Statistics by Sebastian Thrun."


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New Trends in Higher Education

New Trends in Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Kevin Carey spoke last August 7 about massive open online courses or MOOCs increasingly used as alternative classrooms at colleges and universities. Worth watching.


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A True History of the MOOC

A True History of the MOOC | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects...
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Australia's University of Southern Queensland launches the first OERu prototype

AST1000 is a first-year level course in International Relations and the Social Sciences on the books of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). The course will provide basic information about, and analysis of, contemporary regional relationships, current affairs and societies in Asia and the Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand. Attention will be given to the personal and social skills that will facilitate better international cooperation and cross cultural communication in Asia and the Pacific.

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Universities and Social Media

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

My friend Inger Mewburn (@thesiswhisperer) recently wrote a thoughtful piece in The Conversation web site entitled Academics behaving badly? Universities and online reputations. For the record I think that the points she made were valid and true but I also think that there is an underlying issue that remains uncovered. Simply put, it is that fact that policies around the use of social media by the academy have, in many cases, been outsourced to individuals who are not members of the academy and do not understand the purpose of the academy.

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Infographic: Building the Future of Education

Infographic: Building the Future of Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
by Boundless.Learn about infographics software.
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8 Unique Online Presentation Tools for Students

8 Unique Online Presentation Tools for Students | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A great presentation is more than just a vehicle for delivering facts and information. You know this because when you've witnessed a great one you've walked away entertained, refreshed, and inspired.

Chances are you'll remember certain things about it that really resonated with you, and you'll find it much easier to retain the content because it was offered to you in such a unique way. Great presentations are a combination of carefully chosen visuals, concisely plotted information, and often a very simple approach meant to connect to an audience rather than overwhelm them with bullet points and embedded media. In such presentations, everything has a purpose and place.

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Reflection on Learning under Connectivism

Reflection on Learning under Connectivism | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is learning?  Peter Sloep posted here in response to a post by Steve Wheeler. One of the characteristics of learning through digital media is the ability to crowd source content, ideas and art...

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3 Important Facts About College Students and Technology

3 Important Facts About College Students and Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

EDUCAUSE is one of the most trusted names in higher education. It’s no surprise that their 2012 ECAR (EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research) Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology revealed some fascinating data about how students are currently using technology and how they want to be using it. This is the ninth year the study has been conducted, and EDUCAUSE has leveraged the continuity to gather data over that period and discover new uses and requirements for technology:

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Is the Certificate the New College Degree?

Is the Certificate the New College Degree? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Is the Certificate the New College Degree? Going to college is still one of the best ways to set yourself up for success in the workforce, but not every job in the 21st century economy requires a four-year degree. Sometimes a certificate is all you need to get on your desired career path. Indeed, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, certificates are the fastest growing form of postsecondary credential around.

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New ecologies and trajectories of learning

New ecologies and trajectories of learning

Gráinne Conole University of Leicester

InSuEdu conference, Thessiloniki, Greece 1 Oct 2012


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Free Technology for Teachers: Is Mozilla Persona the Universal Sign-in Schools Have Been Waiting For?

Free Technology for Teachers: Is Mozilla Persona the Universal Sign-in Schools Have Been Waiting For? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Many services that we all like have the option to sign-in with Facebook and Twitter profiles. While these options are convenient (people rarely forget their Facebook passwords) they have a couple of drawbacks. First, if your school blocks social media sites you're out of luck. Second, Facebook's and to some extent Twitter's privacy settings seem to get more confusing by the day which means you could be sharing information you don't really want to share.

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50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses - 


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UVA Law Professor Models New Way of Teaching with Technology

UVA Law Professor Models New Way of Teaching with Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Rip Verkerke is one of 10 University of Virginia professors to win a $10,000 grant to convert a fall-semester course into a 'hybrid technology-enhanced' offering. He is using the grant to reimagine the classroom experience of law students.
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Students Are Choosing Colleges With Social Media Clout [STUDY]

Students Are Choosing Colleges With Social Media Clout [STUDY] | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A survey of 7,000 high school students by Zinch reveals almost two-thirds of students are turning to social media when deciding which college or university to attend.
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