eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education
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The many dimensions of eLearning - blended, authentic, online
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Blended Learning Model Definitions | Christensen Institute

Blended Learning Model Definitions | Christensen Institute | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns:

(1) at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;

(2) at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;

(3) and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.

 


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, April 12, 2014 3:41 PM

The focus of these scoop.it pages is networked learning. As the above definition points out, online learning is part and parcel of blended learning experiences. In some cases, the online part is of a social nature, thereby qualifying it as a form of networked learning. Apart from that, next to MOOCs blended learning is another attempt at marrying the online and the offline in learning. Although the terminology used is different, although the intentions are different (for sure if it concerns xMOOCs), there are a lot of similarities worth drawing attention to. This is particularly so since the various forms of blended learning discussed in this short scoop offer useful food for thought for those interested in furthering the evolution of MOOCs. I am thinking in particular of the à-la-carte model and the enriched-virtual model. Also, the classification is unlikely to be exhaustive and therefore provides food for the imaginative thinker.

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Milena Bobeva's curator insight, April 25, 2014 8:28 AM

The link above is no longer available, but the full details are publishes in the following paper: 
http://www.christenseninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Is-K-12-Blended-Learning-Disruptive.pdf

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Online Learning: More Than Just a MOOC

Online Learning: More Than Just a MOOC | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As a life-long learner, I have appreciated engaging and interacting with a wide variety of educators in a few Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The concept of a MOOC is has been around for a while. In previous blog posts, I have shared the definition of a MOOC and my participation and experience. I have appreciated learning from the #eci831 and #CCK09 MOOC facilitators, such as Alec Couros, George Siemens & Stephen Downes.


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Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning

Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Universities are traditionally seen as exclusive institutions for the few, not the many. But that is changing as a new wave of online courses throws open the doors of academia to all.

Led by world renowned American institutions like MIT and Harvard, this push to democratise learning is being taken up in Australia too.


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History shows Online is no substitute University of the Future by Gavin Moodie

History shows Online is no substitute University of the Future by Gavin Moodie | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

THERE are several problems with the growing chorus championing online education (The Australian, June 6). The argument is that since recent information and communication technologies are clearly disruptive technologies, higher education is failing by not (yet) adopting them.

 

Proselytisers assert that universities are shortchanging their students and underserving society, and that most current institutions risk being superseded by new institutions or processes that will make them anachronistic if not redundant.

 

The more apocalyptic claims are that universities will soon be as obsolete as newspapers are becoming.

 

Many of the online evangelists are politicians, technophiles or businesspeople. Few are educationalists or people with much experience of distance education. Of course, the critics claim that current institutions and their staff are trapped in their traditional ways and either cannot see or resist the imperative to change.

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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 | eLearning and Blended Learning 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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MOOC Mythbuster – What MOOC’s are and what they aren’t

MOOC Mythbuster – What MOOC’s are and what they aren’t | eLearning and Blended Learning 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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