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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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MOOC Mythbuster – What MOOC’s are and what they aren’t

MOOC Mythbuster – What MOOC’s are and what they aren’t | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“Welcome to the college education revolution. Big breakthroughs happen when what is suddenly possible meets what is desperately necessary.” Thomas Friedman, Come the Revolution,  NYT M...
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MOOCs, Education and The Infinite Hotel

MOOCs, Education and The Infinite Hotel | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A MOOC isn’t a course of course. Courses are about curricula and the management of time, resources, learners and teachers. A MOOC is Something Else - I think it belongs in the Infinite Hote...
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Higher education needs to build global learning communities

Higher education needs to build global learning communities | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Universities must do more to help students develop as global citizens.
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Is College’s Stone Age About to End?

Is College’s Stone Age About to End? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Excessive specialization has created a culture of expertise that has distorted higher education and had a negative impact on faculty members, students and the broader society.
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Technology Challenges and the Move to Online Assessments

Technology Challenges and the Move to Online Assessments | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Two consortia of states are paving the way for online assessment of Common Core State Standards by 2014. But will your district be up to speed?
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Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics [DRAFT]

Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics [DRAFT] | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Big data is everywhere—even in education. Researchers and developers of online learning, intelligent tutoring systems, virtual labs, simulations, and learning management systems are exploring ways to better understand and use learning analytics to improve teaching and learning.

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MITx, Khan Academy, and Online Education Are No Substitute for In-School Learning

MITx, Khan Academy, and Online Education Are No Substitute for In-School Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With the MITx launch, excitement is building around the promise of online DIY education. But its benefits may have been oversold.
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Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials

Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Online learning is quickly gaining in importance in U.S. higher education, but little rigorous evidence exists as to its effect on student learning outcomes. In "Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials," we measure the effect on learning outcomes of a prototypical interactive learning online (ILO) statistics course by randomly assigning students on six public university campuses to take the course in a hybrid format (with machine-guided instruction accompanied by one hour of face-to-face instruction each week) or a traditional format (as it is usually offered by their campus, typically with 3-4 hours of face-to-face instruction each week).

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Report: Robots stack up to human professors in teaching Intro Stats

Report: Robots stack up to human professors in teaching Intro Stats | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Without diminishing learning outcomes, automated teaching software can reduce the amount of time professors spend with students and could substantially reduce the cost of instruction, according to new research.
In experiments at six public universities, students assigned randomly to statistics courses that relied heavily on “machine-guided learning” software -- with reduced face time with instructors -- did just as well, in less time, as their counterparts in traditional, instructor-centric versions of the courses. This largely held true regardless of the race, gender, age, enrollment status and family background of the students.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/05/22/report-robots-stack-human-professors-teaching-intro-stats#ixzz1vejDdRU1
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Learning Resource Metadata Initiative

Learning Resource Metadata Initiative | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Share, Remix, Reuse - Legally. Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation that assists authors and creators who want to voluntarily share their work so that readers can take full and legal advantage of the Internet's unprecedented wealth of...
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E-portfolios, Sakai, and ‘new paradigms’

E-portfolios, Sakai, and ‘new paradigms’ | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In this article, Batson argues that Sakai’s OAE (Open Academic Environment – formerly Sakai 3) reflects a new paradigm of online learning, moving from an instructor-led to a learner-led environment based around its e-portfolio capability.

However, surely this will depend on how instructors choose to use it? A true learner-focused environment is likely to include more than one proprietary set of tools. See ‘Designing online learning for the 21st century‘ for an alternative view.

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10 Commandments of Twitter for Academics - Do Your Job Better


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Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

How can we reach more learners, more effectively, and with greater impact?

Education changes lives and societies, but can we sustain the current model? New models and new technologies allow us to rethink many of the premises of education—location and time, credits and credentials, knowledge creation and sharing.

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies is a collection of chapters and case studies contributed by college and university presidents, provosts, faculty, and other stakeholders. Institutions are finding new ways of achieving higher education’s mission without being crippled by constraints or overpowered by greater expectations.

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How revolutionary are MOOCs and their spin-offs?

How revolutionary are MOOCs and their spin-offs? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Undoubtedly there are big changes in education going on many of which catalysed by Open Education. It seems that the current hype around MOOCs reflects a big disappointment with many of the traditi...
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Bigger Than Facebook

Bigger Than Facebook | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

With the less-than-spectacular launch of the Facebook IPO, I've heard a number of people speculating that the social networking boom is played out and that innovation will now turn elsewhere. I think they're missing out on a big area that is still left to conquer, an Internet breakthrough that will be way bigger than Facebook.

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How Self-Learning Is Becoming The New Master’s Degree

How Self-Learning Is Becoming The New Master’s Degree | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The big trend these days is online learning, online collaboration, and, well, online everything. In fact, self-learning has become an incredibly powerful force thanks to online technology. Udemy has just publsihed a fabulous infographic that considers self-learning the new master’s degree.

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Taking Florida higher education system online

For the past several years, elected officials around the nation have been seeking ways to stimulate job growth as our economy continues to recover.
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The Next Generation of Testing – No Testing At All

The Next Generation of Testing – No Testing  At All | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When is a test not a test? Apparently when you don’t realize that it is a test.
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Cloud Computing in Higher Education

Cloud Computing in Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The irony about cloud computing in the higher education environment is that most schools have already been using it to some extent but may not even realize it.

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Faculty groups consider how to respond to MOOCs

Faculty groups consider how to respond to MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Last week, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman wrote with evangelical zeal about the arrival of Massive Online Open Courses, the free courses from top institutions available to students anywhere in the world. Not only would MOOCs be a huge industry in five years, he said, but financially strapped community colleges could use the online lectures while their own professors could work “face-to-face” with students. Friedman has been wrong before with this kind of technology related over-earnestness: In 1999, he wrote about how easy it would be for mom-and-pop online stores to compete with Amazon.com. But even so, Friedman remains a global trend-spotter.

 

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50 Fascinating Edupreneurs

50 Fascinating Edupreneurs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There’s something about an edupreneur (you know, an entrepreneur in the education sector). It’s one thing to have all that extraordinary drive, innovation and passion for creating a ...
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Study suggests online courses as good as classroom - The Boston Globe

The burgeoning movement to put more college classes online, which attracted the support of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earlier this month, is getting another endorsement that may have an even greater impact:...
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An online opportunity for Canadian universities

An online opportunity for Canadian universities | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A national project to place the country’s university courses on the Internet would help to attract the best students from overseas while improving public life at home...
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New MIT president a driving force behind MITx and edX

New MIT president a driving force behind MITx and edX | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

L. Rafael Reif, a distinguished electrical engineer, who is completing his seven-year tenure as MIT’s provost, has been selected as the 17th president of the Institute.

As the Institute’s chief academic officer since 2005, Reif led the development of MITx, the Institute’s new initiative in online learning; and led MIT’s role in the formation of edX, the recently announced partnership between MIT and Harvard University that builds on MITx.

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The Search for Differentiated and Engaging Student Experience

The Search for Differentiated and Engaging Student Experience | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The lines are blurring between content delivery systems (e.g. Cengage MindTap, Pearson MyLabs, etc) and LMS. Content delivery and ability to keep students engaged within the content will drive much of the broader ed tech market. This integration of markets is being seen as a strategically important issue for institutions, particularly for online programs.

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