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Survey probes how ‘whirlwind’ forces will affect higher education - University World News

Survey probes how ‘whirlwind’ forces will affect higher education - University World News | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Technology experts believe market factors will push universities to expand online courses, create hybrid learning spaces, and move towards lifelong learning models and different credential structures by 2020, according to a new report. “But they disagree about how these whirlwind forces will influence education, for the better or the worse.”

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I’ve been in this really good MOOC for the past 20 years, it called “The Internet.”

I’ve been in this really good MOOC for the past 20 years, it called “The Internet.” | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’d like to suggest a great MOOC that has been around for years. It is “massive” (nearly a half million members), it is open–as in free (anyone can join without cost), it is...
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Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development?

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers.

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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Recently TeachThought and Edudemic collaborated to produce the following spectrum for using twitter in the classroom.


Via Judy O'Connell, Jenny Pesina
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Top 5 Startups Revolutionizing Education

Top 5 Startups Revolutionizing Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One particular market that is undergoing a remarkable digital transformation is education. Investments in education technology startups have tripled in the p...
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For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire

For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We asked everyone who has written for or collaborated with us on the blog to answer two simple questions. Read what these 33 educators have to say to get over 100 great recommendations and ideas.
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Education in the Year 2000, as imagined by french artists in 1900

Education in the Year 2000, as imagined by french artists in 1900 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Think you know what the year 3000 will be like? What about the year 2100? If you’re anything like Jean-Marc Côté and other artists in France in the year 1900 (and I assume you are) then you might want to think twice."


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Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) 1.4.0 release

Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) 1.4.0 release | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Sakai Community is pleased to announce the release of the Sakai OAE version 1.4.0.

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Innovating Pedagogy | Open University Innovations Report #1

Innovating Pedagogy | Open University Innovations Report #1 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

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Coursera: Promise and Potential in Unexpected Places

Coursera: Promise and Potential in Unexpected Places | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’ve held back from giving an evaluation Coursera preferring to wait until I completed an entire course, which I did recently, Introduction to Sociology, which closed on July 20th.  This course had...
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Top 25 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools

Top 25 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This post was inspired by Christopher Pappas's list of 11 free e-learning authoring tools on Slideshare (see link below).  I thought it was a great list to share with our readers, but once I got into checking the list, I discovered many other free...
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MOOCs: neither the death of the university nor a panacea for learning

MOOCs: neither the death of the university nor a panacea for learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
My childhood was influenced in some measure by two great icons that no longer exist. The first was Kodak – I adored my Box Brownie and I still have the wonderful grainy black and white pics.
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MOOCs: Open Online Courses as Levers for Change in Higher Education


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The Rhetoric of MOOCs

The Rhetoric of MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
On massiveness, students, and flipped classrooms - The annual Computing Research Association conference is taking place this week at Snowbird in Utah, and one of today's plenaries is about online eduction and Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).

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Distance learning: The online learning revolution - Telegraph

Distance learning: The online learning revolution - Telegraph | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Elite US universities including Harvard, Princeton and Stanford are making their classes available for free online. Jessica Moore asks why.
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Great Books for Higher Education Leaders (Part 1) by Kent MacDonald

Great Books for Higher Education Leaders (Part 1) by Kent MacDonald | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A Dozen Books that Higher Education Leaders Should Read – Part 1 (1-6). Every year, hundreds of books related to higher education are published.  Some are interesting; many are not.  I am often ask...

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Six Ways Cloud Technology Will Impact Learning

Six Ways Cloud Technology Will Impact Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Learning in the cloud is not just the latest industry technology fad. It has marked long-term benefits if companies are willing to make short-term investments to leverage the technology.

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Notes on technology behind cMOOCs: Show me your aggregation architecture and I’ll show you mine JISC CETIS MASHe

Notes on technology behind cMOOCs: Show me your aggregation architecture and I’ll show you mine JISC CETIS MASHe | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A survey of technology used in some MOOCs, identifying trends and possible future directions. The conclusion more shared guidance on aggregation architectures might be needed.
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Conventional' online universities consider strategic response to MOOCs

Conventional' online universities consider strategic response to MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Online education not only gave nontraditional students a chance to enroll in collegiate programs from afar; it has also given universities that historically have not enjoyed the prestige of the Ivies a chance to build a reputation on fresh territory and build reliable revenue streams.

 

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MOOCs: More Hype than Hope! » Online Universities

MOOCs: More Hype than Hope! » Online Universities | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is so much to like about the concept of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that it is easy to understand why they are taking the higher ed world by storm (Dunn, 14 July, 2012).
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20 questions (and answers) about MOOCs

20 questions (and answers) about MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I was asked by the excellent Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach to speak to her PLP class about MOOCs, and, while we had what i thought was an excellent forty minute chat, there were tons of comments that i never had the chance to address. As i look over the questions they asked, I see that in answering their questions i have a chance to lay out many of the thoughts that I have had about MOOCs while they have been all the rage here on the internet in the last few weeks.

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How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process

How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Gamification is simply the application of “game” mechanics to non-game entities.
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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

"Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed and, most importantly, absorbed."


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Can Anyone Catch Khan Academy? The Fate of the U in the YouTube Era

Can Anyone Catch Khan Academy? The Fate of the U in the YouTube Era | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Traditional American universities are suddenly running scared of the Internet, and for good reason.
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Clark Quinn: Levels of eLearning Quality

Clark Quinn: Levels of eLearning Quality | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Of late, I’ve been both reviewing eLearning, and designing processes & templates. As I’ve said before, the nuances between well-designed and well produced eLearning are subtle, but important. Reading a forthcoming book that outlines the future but recounts the past, it occurs to me that it may be worthwhile to look at a continuum of possibilities.

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