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Online students and teachers are no different from the rest of academia

Online students and teachers are no different from the rest of academia | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Demand for online higher education is at record levels – yet the model remains a mystery for many. For David Newton, the only mystery is why everyone thinks it's so unusual

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 2013 8:19 PM

No they are not, but the environment is and that means something.

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 10, 2013 2:33 AM

... except that they are online ...

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How [not] to Design an Online Course

How [not] to Design an Online Course | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Moving a face-to-face credit course to an online environment is far more challenging than one might expect – as numerous experienced and esteemed professors have discovered. In this post lear...

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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 | Digital Learning - beyond 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universities are shortchanging their students and underserving society, and that most current institutions risk being superseded by new institutions or processes that will make them anachronistic if not redundant.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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10 Ways Twitter Is Reinventing the College Lecture - Online Universities

10 Ways Twitter Is Reinventing the College Lecture - Online Universities | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Gone is the time when PowerPoint was the most impressive communication technology in the lecture hall.
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6 Keys to Engaging Students Online -- Campus Technology

6 Keys to Engaging Students Online -- Campus Technology | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
While some instructors think online teaching will be a breeze, the truth is that the best teachers work really hard to connect with students. CT shares tips from an insider.
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Online Courses Can Offer Easy A's via High-Tech Cheating - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Courses Can Offer Easy A's via High-Tech Cheating - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

William Lounsbury for The Chronicle"It's important that the research community improve perhaps as quickly as the cheating community is improving," says Neal Kingston, of the U. of Kansas, who organized a Conference on Statistical Detection of Potential Test Fraud.

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David Brooks / The campus tsunami: Online education is the wave of the future, even at elite universities

David Brooks / The campus tsunami: Online education is the wave of the future, even at elite universities | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

What happened to the newspaper and magazine business is about to happen to higher education: a rescrambling around the Web.

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What You Need to Know About Teaching Online: Nine Key Steps | Contact North | Contact Nord

What You Need to Know About Teaching Online: Nine Key Steps | Contact North | Contact Nord | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What’s really involved in teaching an online course? What questions do you need to ask yourself before you sit down to develop a plan?

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PDF download - http://www.contactnorth.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/resources/whatfacultyneedtoknow.pdf

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Cato Unbound » Blog Archive » Why Online Education Works

Cato Unbound » Blog Archive » Why Online Education Works | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Oxford University was founded in 1096, Cambridge in 1209. Harvard, a relative newcomer, was founded in 1636. Other than religions, few institutions appear to have maintained their existence or their relative status for as long as major universities. And few institutions, notably again other than religions, have seen so little change. Oxford in 2012 teaches students in ways remarkably similar to Oxford in 1096, seated students listening to professors in a classroom.

 

I suspect that these two facts are related; stasis in methods has led to stasis in status. And I suspect that both of these facts are about to change. Online education will change how universities teach; as a result, online education will change which universities teach.

 

Advantages of Online Education

I see three principle advantages to online education,

1) leverage, especially of the best teachers;

2) time savings;

3) individualized teaching and new technologies.

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Nancy L Zingrone's curator insight, January 26, 2013 7:37 PM

An excellent article on some of the issues around the changes that have come to higher education because of the increasing shift to online and blended education.

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The Trouble With Online Education

The Trouble With Online Education | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Internet courses are monologues. True learning is a dialogue.

 

PM - An opinion piece from the NYT. Use of sexist language ("with his sensitivity..." - "he knows he’s doing something right. From there he folds what he has learned into his teaching, adjusting his course...") and a simple view of what 'is' online education shows how far parts of America are behind the 'real world' and how much further we have to go to get people to see that online education can be so much more. The writer has obviously not had a positive experience with online learning, perhaps they should try some online courses from other institutions as the interaction they describe is certainly possible in an online environment.

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Is Online Education the Answer?

Is Online Education the Answer? | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is it possible to gain the education and the intellectual development associated with a traditional bricks-and-mortar university curriculum through a largely online course of study?
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College Professors Fearful of Online Education Growth - US News and World Report

College Professors Fearful of Online Education Growth - US News and World Report | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Online education continues its meteoric rise on college campuses, and many faculty members are frightened by its growth and prevalence, notes a recent study by Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group, which has spent more than a decade studying online education.

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Commentary: What do you really get from an online education?

Commentary: What do you really get from an online education? | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The recent announcement that Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are collaborating to provide free online classes through a nonprofit called edX has intensified the interest in online education.  While it is exciting that some of the biggest names in education are utilizing the ever changing information landscape to broaden learning opportunities, what do you really get after completing online courses?"


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Putting Online College Classes to the Test

Putting Online College Classes to the Test | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Can high-quality online learning really compete with classroom instruction at the college level? And if it can, what does that mean for students and educators?

 

On May 22, Ithaka S&R released "Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials," a study that helps validate the efficacy of online learning at the college level and points to some of its potential benefits.

The full report is worth a look, but here are the basics: 605 students at six public universities were randomly assigned to take an introductory statistics course in either a traditional format or a hybrid format. The hybrid format combined machine-guided instruction--what the researchers refer to as ILO, or "Interactive Learning Online"--along with one hour of face-to-face instruction each week.

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What Really Matters to Working Students - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Really Matters to Working Students - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

What Really Matters to Working Students

 

A perspective that we need to consider at all times. What part can a blended learning stratagy play in assisting students in this matter?

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Online education: ETS launches a one-stop production suite - UC Berkeley

Online education: ETS launches a one-stop production suite - UC Berkeley | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

UC BerkeleyOnline education: ETS launches a one-stop production suiteUC BerkeleyThere, Educational Technology Services (ETS) has carved out a space in its video-recording studio, equipping it with a flexible configuration of lights and electronic...


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