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The false promise of online education?

The false promise of online education? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Proponents of online education have long branded it as a way to bring free knowledge to the masses, but in a thought-provoking piece for The Awl, Maria Bustillos argues that the rise of so-called massively open online courses (MOOCs) may not bode well for the quality of higher education. As Bustillos points out, online programs are being rapidlyadopted at colleges across the US, where tight budgets and overcrowding are forcing some lawmakers to look for alternatives, but profit-driven interests from startups like Udacity are threatening to dilute the 'techno-utopian ideal' that MOOCs once promised with derivative facsimiles of a college education."

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Let's not lump all forms of online education and make sweeping generalizations.

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Jan Schwartz's comment, February 3, 2013 12:06 PM
Fully agree with EDTC@UTB
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Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.

Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Educational Technology News site. I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include best practices in elearning and mobile learning. I am currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments. Visit us at: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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CésarAdrián Suaste's curator insight, January 25, 8:39 PM

la educación tecnológica en nuestros días a tomado una gran importancia

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Study: Tech-Enabled Early Warning Systems Can Have Positive Impact on Chronic Absenteeism and Course Failure Rates

Study: Tech-Enabled Early Warning Systems Can Have Positive Impact on Chronic Absenteeism and Course Failure Rates | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A controlled study involving 73 schools and more than 37,000 students found that early warning systems can have a statistically significant positive impact on student outcomes in K–12 schools, even when those systems are not used to their full potential.
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11 Ways to Make Your Online Course Go Global as a Freelance Educator

11 Ways to Make Your Online Course Go Global as a Freelance Educator | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Author, speaker and educator Sarah Cornier explains how to get started as a freelance educator and reach a global student base online.
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Is the digital divide entirely different from what we think it is?

Is the digital divide entirely different from what we think it is? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Interestingly, closing the digital divide within classrooms may have more to do with digital citizenship than hardware.
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Learning in a Makerspace

Learning in a Makerspace | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A Makerspace is both a physical and virtual space which provides a community with a place to play, build, invent, experiment, design and create prototypes. New tools and technology such as 3D printers, laser cutters and …
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Portrait of the Modern Learner

Portrait of the Modern Learner | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Though most generational stereotypes are inaccurate, modern learners do differ from learners of the past in significant ways, most notably in their expectations of eLearning.
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When Gamification Goes Wrong: Avoid These Hazards When Gamifying eLearning Content

When Gamification Goes Wrong: Avoid These Hazards When Gamifying eLearning Content | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
When implementing gamified content, it’s easy to lose sight of learning goals. Avoiding the pitfalls described here can ensure that gamification succeeds!
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5 Tips to Keep the Hour of Code Going All Year

5 Tips to Keep the Hour of Code Going All Year | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Don’t limit yourself to 60 minutes, coding projects, like making apps and programming computers, can last and last.
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12 Examples Of Gamification In The Classroom

12 Examples Of Gamification In The Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Everyone loves games. Albert Einstein himself indicated they are the most elevated form of investigation. He knew games are avenues for something deeper and more meaningful than a childish waste of time."

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18 fundraising sites for millions in campus donations

18 fundraising sites for millions in campus donations | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Taking a cue from students, higher ed is turning to online crowdfunding sites to rake in millions in alumni donations and program and research funding.
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EdTech Classrooms: How to Manage Them

EdTech Classrooms: How to Manage Them | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Classroom management is a skill that educators struggle with daily. Management strategies have to be adapted to fit different classroom sizes, age group, and behavioral patterns. Technology brings with it excitement, but in edtech classrooms, it is another aspect that educators have to police. Younger students naturally require more observation, but regardless, classroom management is an important aspect of any successful class. So, below are some ideas on how to use technology in but still be in control of the happenings behind the screens."

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Three Signs Your Class Is Suffering from the Digital Divide

Three Signs Your Class Is Suffering from the Digital Divide | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"While technology is a major force across the world, its impact is not felt equally. While it’s wonderful when obtaining new technology for experiment and implementation isn’t a problem for schools and everyone in them, that condition is anything but the norm. Classrooms, teachers, and students across the nation – and across the world – suffer from being on the wrong side of the digital divide."

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Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website

Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.
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New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers

New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Google has recently released a brand new version of Google Earth for both Chrome and Android. This new version has come with a slew of nifty features teachers can use for educational purposes with students in class.
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First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers

First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
New data from a survey of more than 37,000 educators revealed that first-year teachers aren't using tech in the classroom as much as their more experienced colleagues even though they have a higher opinion of their own technological abilities.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, Today, 1:48 PM
Although my research was limited in that it was a small cohort and it was not about using technology specifically, I found each teacher described challenges about using digital tools. Two that were universal was they felt students knew more than them and they were not well supported in using digital tools. Age played less of a role.
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The dark side of higher ed's ePortfolios-what really happened

The dark side of higher ed's ePortfolios-what really happened | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The evolution of the ePortfolio from inspiring to an EAP—and whether or not it will survive.
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Developing an e-portfolio initiative is not easy. It needs to be well thought out and you won't know until the first groups of students complete the program if the e-portfolio is meeting its intended purpose. It took several years for the faculty of the M.Ed. in Educational Technology to figure out what they wanted in an e-portfolio that was intended to replace the Comprehensive Exam.

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5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning

5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A leading education researcher looks at the evolution of “a disruptive force that is increasingly changing how we teach and learn.”
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Digital Citizenship: New Times Call for a New Civics

Digital Citizenship: New Times Call for a New Civics | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate.
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Design eLearning to Reduce Cognitive (Over)Load

Design eLearning to Reduce Cognitive (Over)Load | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The cognitive load of eLearning comprises many elements, some of which are controlled by instructional designers. Use these approaches to reduce cognitive load.
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Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The annual CoSN leadership survey highlights include a drop in BYOD and outsourcing.
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3 Basic Digital Citizenship Standards All Educators Should Know and Teach

3 Basic Digital Citizenship Standards All Educators Should Know and Teach | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Educating students about online interactions and safety is important, but so is educator understanding of what it means to be a digital citizen.
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University discovers how to bring expensive on-campus resources to online students

University discovers how to bring expensive on-campus resources to online students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The One-Click Classroom is a student-first approach to Desktop-as-a-Service.
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4 best practices for education data

4 best practices for education data | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Data can be immensely helpful to educators--but anyone who hopes to learn from data must know how to analyze and interpret it.
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Why Ed Tech Companies Need to be Partners, Not Just Providers

Why Ed Tech Companies Need to be Partners, Not Just Providers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Vendors in the education industry should aim to understand administrators’ challenges and be helpful, not just make a sale."

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Analysts, colleges question Blackboard's all-of-the-above strategy

Analysts, colleges question Blackboard's all-of-the-above strategy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The education company wants to be a cutting-edge software provider and support colleges using older versions. Analysts and some colleges worry the company is stretching itself too thin.
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3 Ways to Use Game-Based Learning

3 Ways to Use Game-Based Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
There are several strategies for gamifying your classwork, and they’re not mutually exclusive—you can combine them.
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