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Is online learning really cracking open the public post-secondary system?

Is online learning really cracking open the public post-secondary system? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Key in-depth article examining impact MOOCs. I think that it goes beyond summer madness, and that we're at the beginning of a major long-term disruption of education in general. 

 

I suspect that I’m not the only one who has been ‘disengaged’ from the online world of online learning for the past few weeks, in my case for minor medical reasons, and in your case I hope enjoying sun, sand and socializing. So in this post I’m going to pull together a number of recent publications in the blogosphere which taken together, suggest that there are deep rumblings in North America’s public post-secondary education systems, if not outright panic in the streets. Or it may just be summer madness and too much heat. I’ll leave you to judge


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Is Khan Academy a real ‘education solution’?

Is Khan Academy a real ‘education solution’? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Khan Academy has been in the education news though it’s not the kind of publicity that its founder, Salman Khan, would have chosen if given the choice.
'In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is king'.


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What the next multibillion-dollar edtech company will look like

What the next multibillion-dollar edtech company will look like | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Education companies nationwide are raising funds, and eyebrows, as they receive more and more attention from the national media. In the past few months, more than $110 million has floode...
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Salman Khan: The New Andrew Carnegie?

Salman Khan: The New Andrew Carnegie? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The emergence of free, high-quality online courses could change learning forever...
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Innovation in Higher Education: Leadership and the Role of Technology

Innovation in Higher Education: Leadership and the Role of Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Innovation in Higher Education: Leadership and the Role of Technology Speakers Freeman Hrabowski President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Session Description This keynote will focus on F...
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Professors shouldn't be afraid of online learning (essay)

Professors shouldn't be afraid of online learning (essay) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Inside Higher Ed’s survey about faculty views of online education is on point. Since I had participated by filling out the survey, I was curious about its findings. My interest surged after reading the related article by Steve Kolowich -- who noted that for professors “the rise of online education excites them more than it frightens them.” According to the survey’s composite data, I fit the profile of Academic Everyman. So, to flesh out the statistical bones, here are some observations by an archetypal Old Prof who wonders as he wanders through the new terrain of distance learning.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/07/10/professors-shouldnt-be-afraid-online-learning-essay#ixzz20DtSpiCS
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Disruptive Education and Desire Lines

Disruptive Education and Desire Lines | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The inspirational Learning without Frontiers Conference this week had many speakers sharing their vision of the future. Fundamental to this was new technologies tearing down the barriers to success with mobile devices and cloud computing.
During a debate on whether the VLE was dead ( although this title assumes that it was once had a life). Steve Wheeler made the point that the VLE is not something that the students would choose to use themselves and this struck a chord regarding Desire Lines.

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Tech for teaching: five trends changing higher education

Tech for teaching: five trends changing higher education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 years of formal university learning and teaching does not change quickly, or without a struggle. But we are starting to see some key tech trends engaging staff and students – and therein lies the secret to change!

Here are five key trends emerging across the global higher education sector.

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Openness as counter-narrative (#OMDE)

Openness as counter-narrative (#OMDE) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Higher education throughout the ages was always shaped by political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal frameworks. Often faculty long for a time when no-one meddled in what a...
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Why Aren't There Any Next Gen Learning Platforms?

Why Aren't There Any Next Gen Learning Platforms? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart and a partner in Learn Capital.
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Online Learning is where Online Music was Five Years Ago

Online Learning is where Online Music was Five Years Ago | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
YouTube is gearing up to transform the way we learn…We are at the beginning of an exciting revolution in online educational content.
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elearnspace › Open Letter to Canadian Universities

You are, as the cool 4chan/Reddit kids say, about to get pwned. The dramatic entrance of elite US universities into online learning will change the education landscape globally. Where we, as Canadian higher education institutions, should be leading, we are laggards. The geography and distributed sparse population of Canada lends itself well to technology-enhanced learning. Remote northern communities can benefit substantially from being able to join classes on subjects where local expertise does not exist. The currently high proportion of provincial funding as a percentage of the total cost of higher education makes it easy to justify large-scale collaborative projects.

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Survey: iPad adoption sluggish but e-textbooks booming

Survey: iPad adoption sluggish but e-textbooks booming | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Electronic textbooks and computing tablets have a lot of buzz, but the old bound volumes and desktop models still dominate on four-year college campuses, according to a new survey.
The Apple iPad, which many pegged as the device that would finally make electronic textbooks appealing to students, is enjoying a great deal of hype and steadily growing user base, according to data collected this spring by Student Monitor, a market research firm. Sixty-six percent of respondents to the firm’s latest survey -- which queried 1,200 full-time students at four-year colleges and universities -- said the iPad was “in” on their campuses. Fewer, about 12 percent, actually own an iPad, but students are adopting the iPad at a faster rate than the laptop computer when they were first released, according to Eric Weil, the president of Student Monitor.

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'Mystery Teacher Theater 2000' Contest Calls for Critiques of Khan Academy Videos

'Mystery Teacher Theater 2000' Contest Calls for Critiques of Khan Academy Videos | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There's no denying Khan Academy has become an education juggernaut, reaching more than six million users every month. Founder Sal Khan recently pointed out that that's 10 times the number of all Harvard graduates since 1636. But while its "flipped classroom" approach has been touted in some circles as the future of learning, a growing number of educators are making the point that Khan's videos aren't a silver bullet.

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Audrey Watters: Education Technology as Content Delivery

Audrey Watters: Education Technology as Content Delivery | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

  Khan Academy proudly states on its website “168,382,612 lessons delivered,” something that always reminds me of the slogan that used to accompany McDonalds’ golden arches: “over 200 billion served.” (I hope) We know better than to equate the billions of Big Macs sold with billions of healthy bodies or a well-fed world. Yet we still often equate “lessons delivered” with “learning,” as though their delivery necessarily offers a substantive intellectual nutrition


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Six Ways to Look at Badging Systems Designed for Learning | Online Leadership Program

Six Ways to Look at Badging Systems Designed for Learning | Online Leadership Program | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

For over four years, Global Kids has developed badging systems within, after and outside of schools. We are currently designing a badging system for dozens of civic and cultural institutions within the Hive Learning Networks in New York City and Chicago, as well as throughout our organization. We have had a frontline view of the growing interest which has emerged over the past year in the development of badging systems across a wide range of formal and informal learning environments.


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How Open Data, data literacy and Linked Data will revolutionise higher education

How Open Data, data literacy and Linked Data will revolutionise higher education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Derek McAuley, Hanif Rahemtulla, James Goulding and Catherine Souch - “Open Data” refers to the philosophical and methodological approach to democratising data, enabling individuals, communities and organisations to access and create value...
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Envisioning the future of education technology

Envisioning the future of education technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Speculating about emerging technologies.


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Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 9: Evaluate and innovate

Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 9: Evaluate and innovate | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In this post I discuss the importance of evaluating each offering of an online course, how best to do this, and then the importance of maintaining and improving the course.
This is the last in a series of 10 posts on designing quality online courses. The nine steps are aimed mainly at instructors who are new to online learning, or have tried online learning without much help or success. The first nine posts (which should be read before this post) are:

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The Future Of Education: An Online University That Charges $199 Per Month For Unlimited Classes

The Future Of Education: An Online University That Charges $199 Per Month For Unlimited Classes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The higher education system in the U.S. is in trouble. Jobs for college graduates are in short supply, and student debt is becoming an ever-larger burden. There is at least one school that’s getting it right, though--it’s profitable, growing 30% to 40% each year, charging students less than $500 per month, and operating on a competency-based model that allows students to complete courses at their own pace.

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Mooc webinar

Mooc webinar | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

KF:  An interesting reflection on one learner's experiences across a range of open learning courses.  The article highlights the motivations, the learning models, the support and the challenges that she experienced as a student in MOOC and open access education.


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Udacity: How will MOOCs affect higher education?

Udacity: How will MOOCs affect higher education? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Udacity believes that providing free education can empower people to change their lives for the better. By creating classes that not only provide content but also support a community of learning, students have the opportunity to learn anytime, anywhere. The discussion surrounding Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) continues to build momentum. For some, the impact of MOOCs on traditional higher education is at the heart of the conversation.

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MOOCs and the AI-Stanford like Courses:Two Successful and Distinct Course Formats for Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs and the AI-Stanford like Courses:Two Successful and Distinct Course Formats for Massive Open Online Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

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Open online courses (OOC) with a massive number of students have represented an important development for online education in the past years.
A course on artificial intelligence, CS221, at the University of Stanford was offered in the fall of 2011 free and online which attracted 160,000 registered students. It was one of three offered as an experiment by the Stanford computer science department to extend technology knowledge and skills to the entire world. The instructors were two of the best known experts in the subject of artificial intelligence. Although students would not get Stanford University grades or credit, 20,000 from 190 countries finished the course successfully receiving a “statement of accomplishment” from the tutors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig. Udacity is a start-up from the authors of CS221 delivering similar massive free online courses. EdX, a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world, is one of the most recent proposals in this realm. ...

 

 

by C. Osvaldo Rodriguez [cor_ar@yahoo.com]
Universidad del CEMA, Av. Córdoba 374, (C1054AAP) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina [http://www.ucema.edu.ar]


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There's More Than One Way to Flip a Classroom

There's More Than One Way to Flip a Classroom | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Defining what "flipping your classroom" meant was the first topic of conversation, which proved to be somewhat more difficult than you might expect. In fact, the reason the panel consisted of nine educators, instead of two or three, was precisely to demonstrate that there were many different ways to effectively flip a classroom.

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Why do (social) networks matter in teaching & learning?

After a week of increasingly intermittent engagements with Twitter I stumbled back into the Twitterverse this afternoon and one of the first things I see is this post from @marksmithers. It is Mark...
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