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CourseTalk - MOOC Reviews & Ratings

CourseTalk - MOOC Reviews & Ratings | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Share your experiences with MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and discover new courses you'll love.
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Coursera looks to harness the free labor of its devotees | Inside Higher Ed

Coursera looks to harness the free labor of its devotees | Inside Higher Ed | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

Nils De Jonghe is a busy student these days. Since the spring he has registered for 32 courses, the equivalent of a typical bachelor’s degree, and he aims to have completed nearly all of them by the end of next summer. And he is not receiving formal credit for any of them.

 

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A People’s History of MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

A People’s History of MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

Massive, open to all, a democratic space that offers people from all walks of life exposure to the greatest thinkers of our time, and while we’re at it, a fabulous branding opportunity - welcome to the nineteenth century municipal public library.

 

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Reaching Out with OER: The New Role of Public-Facing Open Scholar

Reaching Out with OER: The New Role of Public-Facing Open Scholar | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

"Open educational resources (OER) and, more recently, open educational practices (OEP) have been widely promoted as a means of increasing openness in higher education (HE). Thus far, such openness has been limited by OER provision typically being supplier-driven and contained within the boundaries of HE.  Seeking to explore ways in which OEP might become more needs-led we conceptualised a new ‘public-facing open scholar’ role involving academics working with online communities to source and develop OER to meet their needs."

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Understanding OER | Open Educational Resource (OER) Africa

Understanding OER | Open Educational Resource (OER) Africa | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

In its simplest form, the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) describes any educational resources (including curriculum maps, course materials, textbooks, streaming videos, multimedia applications, podcasts, and any other materials that have been designed for use in teaching and learning) that are openly available for use by educators and students, without an accompanying need to pay royalties or licence fees.

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Openness – Can the real disruptor please stand up?

With the discussion being centered on MOOCs have we missed the opportunity to focus on the real issue of openness? #csued2012 Me via twitter  I tweeted this question during a plenary session at our...
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Gates Foundation funds online university open access | Universities News

Gates Foundation funds online university open access | Universities News | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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Online learning glitch: MOOC flaws will be hard to resolve

Online learning glitch: MOOC flaws will be hard to resolve | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Last weekend, The Guardian ran an article entitled “Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?
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Disruption will make degrees more valuable, not less (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Disruption will make degrees more valuable, not less (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

The death of the college degree – the standard signal for an educated adult for over a millennium – is foretold by the lions of Silicon Valley. Over the past year, the phenomenon known as massive open online courses (MOOCs) -- now being offered by elite universities like Stanford, Harvard, MIT and Berkeley -- have been featured in virtually every major media outlet. The prevailing notion reflected in breathless headlines is that taking a MOOC or two to learn a specific skill – and, in the process, earning what’s being called a “badge” – will kill degrees whose length and cost seem antiquated.

 

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Learning Analytics for Instructors Need to be Loud and Clear

Learning Analytics for Instructors Need to be Loud and Clear | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Learning Analytics…less data more insight. Analytics primary task is not to report the past, but to help find the optimal path to the desired future. (Shum, 2012) Learning analytics, [analyzing stu...
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Should MOOCs Be Eligible for College Credit?

Should MOOCs Be Eligible for College Credit? | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
If MOOCs are determined to be close enough to traditional college courses, they could make higher education more affordable and accessible.
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Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace

Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.
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Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges | Inside Higher Ed | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

It seems at present that nearly every American college and university is wrestling with the question of whether to offer MOOCs (massive open online courses). There is something irresistibly seductive about the idea of simultaneously reaching thousands of students everywhere in the world, effectively seating them in an infinite virtual lecture hall. Indeed, the idea has taken on such allure that the University of Virginia (temporarily, as it turned out) fired its president, Teresa Sullivan, for among other things not jumping immediately on the online bandwagon.

 

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Ghana Technology University College launches campus tablet | Universities News

Ghana Technology University College launches campus tablet | Universities News | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) launched a Tablet Computer to promote teaching and learning on its campuses.

The computer dubbed: “The Campus Companion,” is a tool created to integrate technology into the pedagogical process to enable students and lectures to collaborate effectively, locally, and remotely anywhere and anytime.

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Ghana Technology University College establishes first class cybercrime lab | Universities News

Ghana Technology University College establishes first class cybercrime lab | Universities News | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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How to make #openbadges work for you and your organisation.

How to make #openbadges work for you and your organisation. | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
“Hi, I’m Doug Belshaw, Badges and Skills Lead for the Mozilla Foundation” “Oh, so you’re the guy heading up all of the badges work? I really like what I’ve seen ...
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Overview open education, NCSE Webinar Nov 8

Open Education: Expanding access, developing community and spurring innovation in higher education Slides from the NCSE sponsored webinar on Nov 8...
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Online Education Race Heats Up

Online Education Race Heats Up | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
2U announces the upcoming launch of online undergraduate courses from top schools, including Duke and Northwestern.
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A guide to using Open Educational Resources (OERs) in marketing education - University of Liverpool Research Archive

A guide to using Open Educational Resources (OERs) in marketing education - University of Liverpool Research Archive | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky

Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect:

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Catholic college's completion coaching with prior-learning credits | Inside Higher Ed

Catholic college's completion coaching with prior-learning credits | Inside Higher Ed | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

The College of St. Scholastica, a Roman Catholic institution located in Duluth, Minn., wants to help working adults earn degrees with a hands-on approach to granting credit for learning gained outside the classroom, including through massive open online classes (MOOCs).

 

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Top-tier universities band together to offer credit-bearing, fully online courses | Inside Higher Ed

Top-tier universities band together to offer credit-bearing, fully online courses | Inside Higher Ed | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

A consortium of 10 top-tier universities will soon offer fully online, credit-bearing undergraduate courses through a partnership with 2U, a company that facilitates online learning.

 

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Internet Evolution - IT Clan Editor's Blog - Sending IT Pros to MOOCs for New Skills

Internet Evolution - IT Clan Editor's Blog - Sending IT Pros to MOOCs for New Skills | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses allow IT pros to attend classes taught by professors from Ivy League schools -- without leaving home or paying a penny.
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MOOCs will drive students away from degrees

MOOCs will drive students away from degrees | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, could take students away from "long haul" degree programs as increasing numbers build skills-focused credentials from different providers, according to a leading higher education expert.
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