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Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs?

Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs? | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

MOOCs (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but why aren't students finishing the courses they signed up for?


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Elaine Watkins's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:29 PM

I was one of the 36% of students who completed the Equine Nutrition course. I can tell you why I was able to... It was because there was excellent support from the lecturers, easy to access video lectures, no hard deadlines until the end of the course, meaning there was much more flexibility for people, like me, who work full time and can't always complete quizzes by 6pm each Monday for example. I could do it in my own time, as long as I stayed within the course duration and I found that some weeks I had much more time and could complete 2 weeks worth of readings & quizzes. 

In contrast, I just attempted to complete an Animal Behaviour course, but unfortunately due to hard deadlines each Monday, I was unable to complete quizzes on time and therefore could not achieve the marks necessary to pass, so I gave up halfway through. I have still completed readings and watched lectures, but with no result as the quizzes did not count after the weekly hard deadlines. Obviously many people had the same issue as me, because out of 24950, only

1428 people completed the course.

I believe course designers need to revisit their courses and ensure they are flexible enough for full time workers to do in their own time. 

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Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 8, 2014 5:45 AM

An integral part of any online learning environment is the social synergy created via communication and discussion.  This is where deep reflection and learning take place.  Are students not feeling connected.  Are they collaborating and creating something new with the knowledge they have gained and sharing it with others?  Learning must me meaningful and applicable.

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Digital Portfolios and Blogs: Use Authentic Technology, Not Technology Made for School - Cooper on Curriculum

Digital Portfolios and Blogs: Use Authentic Technology, Not Technology Made for School - Cooper on Curriculum | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Student publishing is a topic Erin Murphy (@MurphysMusings5) and I explore in-depth in Hack 10 of our upcoming book, Hacking Project Based Learning! For book updates, sign up for my email list (and also receive a free eBook). Currently in my district we’ve had some preliminary talks regarding if/how digital portfolios could be implemented on …
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Open Textbooks | University of Minnesota Libraries · University of Minnesota Libraries

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: How #PokemonGo Inspires Learning

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: How #PokemonGo Inspires Learning | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
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Critical Thinking Exercises That Will Blow Your Students’ Minds

Critical Thinking Exercises That Will Blow Your Students’ Minds | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Want to blow your students' minds with some hard-hitting critical thinking exercises? Try out the ones we've got for you here.

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Community college offers no textbook classes | University Business Magazine

Going to college just got a little bit less expensive for students at Wytheville Community College. WCC now offers students significant savings by providing classes this fall that do not require them to buy books or supplemental course materials. This cost-saving measure is possible through WCC’s use of open educational resources in several selected courses.
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Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students

Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Go beyond “think, pair, share” and clickers in your large classroom. These activities can engage students in higher levels of thinking and analysis.
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FindTheData | A Research Engine

FindTheData brings together reference data sets from all over the web to explore and visualize.
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The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

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KerbalEdu - TeacherGaming Store

KerbalEdu - TeacherGaming Store | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
KerbalEdu is an official school-ready standalone remix of the award winning game Kerbal Space Program. The game has been enhanced with features that help integrate it into the classroom. Students master real-world physics and engineering skills as their understanding of STEM concepts blast off!Developed by Squad and TeacherGaming LLCFor more information visit KerbalEdu.com
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Sorry, Parents: Video Games Correlate with Better Grades

Sorry, Parents: Video Games Correlate with Better Grades | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
A study of Australian children shows a correlation between video game playing and better grades, though the specific reasons are not clear.

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6 Reasons Mobile Learning appeals to Modern Learners

6 Reasons Mobile Learning appeals to Modern Learners | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Guest author Brigg Patten shares six reasons for mobile learning's growing popularity in the modern classroom among learners and instructional designers.

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Should we focus on teaching or learning?

Should we focus on teaching or learning? | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
"Inquiry happens when you focus on the art of teaching." Kath Murdoch. This is an interesting moment in Kath's conversation with teachers. I lose focus on my note-taking as I pursue this thought... I tend to say 'focus less on teaching and more on learning', and here is Kath Murdoch, inquiry guru, expressing what, on the face of it,…

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Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Classroom | Simple Book Production

Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Classroom | Simple Book Production | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
This course provides faculty with an introduction to the laws that influence the use, re-use, and distribution of content they may want to use in a course. Activities include finding openly licensed content for use in a class and publishing openly licensed works created by faculty. At the end of the course, students will have openly licensed content that will be ready for use in a course.
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WCC Offers Low and No-Cost Textbook Courses | Wytheville Community College

WCC Offers Low and No-Cost Textbook Courses                Going to college just got a little bit less expensive for students at Wytheville Community College (WCC). WCC now offers students significant savings by providing classes this fall that do not require them to buy books or supplemental course materials. This cost-saving measure is possible through WCC’s use of open educational resources in several selected courses.
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Free HTML5 Online Animation Maker, Banner Maker and Video Maker | Animatron

Free HTML5 Online Animation Maker, Banner Maker and Video Maker | Animatron | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

Make engaging and compelling animations online for your business or school. Create explainer videos, animated marketing videos, training videos and presentations. Make HTML5 banners and interactive video content.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 15, 12:48 AM

This looks good. You can make up to 5 public projects on the free account.

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, July 16, 4:12 AM
Aplicação de animação gráfica web gratuita.
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Infographic: Key social media metrics and free tools to track them

Infographic: Key social media metrics and free tools to track them | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
The best free tools to measure key social media metrics on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+
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The Race to Develop the Future of E-Learning Communities

The Race to Develop the Future of E-Learning Communities | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

"In a movie titled : "A Few Good Men", there is an intense courtroom scene in which Tom Cruise as a prosecuting attorney confronts Jack Nicholson, a Marine base commander in which the following interchange takes place:

Cruise: "I want the truth!"
Nicholson: "You can't handle the truth!"

 

There are certain truths about our present education systems in our many societies that if we were honest with ourselves, we would admit to how much Jack Nicholson's really applies to us. Rather than face these truths, we make excuses, shift blame to others or deny that the truths even exist. Some, unfortunately, take a more cynical, fatalistic point of view that we just have to accept these truths and move on to a different topic."


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Setting the Tone Early—First Day Activities

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[Instructors: Be sure to look at our first day writing prompts, which you’ll find in our Classroom Exercises post.] We all know the feeling of standing in front of dozens of new faces for the first time with the daunting task of introducing your course’s goals and yourself. You may experience excitement, or you may…
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Student-designed 3D printed projector can project clear images of up to 70” in size

Student-designed 3D printed projector can project clear images of up to 70” in size | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Student designer Raymond Ng has developed an innovative design for a compact home projection unit made with the help of 3D printing. Called .Lantern, the home projection unit is capable of projecting clear, large images no matter how close it is placed to the wall or screen.
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How to visualize one part per million - Kim Preshoff + The TED-Ed Community

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The one skill that makes a successful eLearning developer

The one skill that makes a successful eLearning developer | ANALYZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
There is one skill that is crucial to becoming a successful eLearning developer, and the answer is "empathy" or, as some call it "emotional intelligence".

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The “All-Time” Best Sources Of Online Images

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I have nearly 1,600 “Best” lists and, though they’re all categorized and regularly updated, they can be pretty overwhelming – even to me! That’s one reason why I have …

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