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The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed ~William Gibson
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David Wiley: OER Quality Standards

"The topic of OER quality standards came up at #OpenEd12 today. It makes me a little crazy. Why, why why, do we continue to focus on indirect proxies for quality when we’re capable of measuring quality directly?"


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HowOpenIsIt? | PLOS

HowOpenIsIt? | PLOS | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

In 2002, the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) articulated the basic tenets of Open Access (OA) for the first time. Since then, thousands of journals have adopted policies that embrace some or all of the OA core components related to: readership; reuse; copyright; posting; and machine readability. It’s time to move the conversation beyond the deceptively simple question of, “Is It Open Access?” toward a more productive evaluation of “HowOpenIsIt?”.

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Learning Intensity: Are We Setting the Bar Too Low?

Learning Intensity: Are We Setting the Bar Too Low? | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
What I like most over the many years I've followed Elliott Masie is how he thinks. I'm hard-pressed to think of anyone in our industry who spends more...
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Is Minnesota cracking down on MOOCs? - Washington Post (blog)

VentureBeatIs Minnesota cracking down on MOOCs?
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Campus Connection: Online videos replace live lectures … and students thrive - 77Square.com

Campus Connection: Online videos replace live lectures … and students thrive - 77Square.com | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Campus Connection: Online videos replace live lectures … and students thrive77Square.comTodd Finkelmeyer has been covering higher education for the Capital Times since April 2008.
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Smart Gloves Turn Sign Language Gestures Into Vocalized Speech - Forbes

Smart Gloves Turn Sign Language Gestures Into Vocalized Speech - Forbes | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
VideoEnableTalk's smart glove looks modest as a prototype, but aims to give a new voice to those with hearing disabilities.
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What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education

What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

How will college life be different in five years than it is today?

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Where is Technology Leading Higher Education?

Where is Technology Leading Higher Education? | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
By Doug Ward The rush to create large, free online classes has generated anxiety at universities around the country.
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Manifesto for teaching online

Manifesto for teaching online | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Manifesto for teaching online - Written by teachers and researchers in online education. University of Edinburgh MSc in E-learning 2011 Distance is a positive principle, not a deficit. Online can b...
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Everything is a Remix Part 1

Remixing is a folk art but the techniques are the same ones used at any level of creation: copy, transform, and combine.
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Everything is a Remix Part 3

Creativity isn't magic. Part three of this four-part series explores how innovations truly happen.
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14 Currencies For the Digital Learner

14 Currencies For the Digital Learner | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
This post is the result of a TeachThought and Edudemic collaboration. Currency is something of value, or something that represents value.
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Dale Mckeown: OER’s: Why should we use them?

Dale Mckeown: OER’s: Why should we use them? | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

"An array of formats and media types can be released as OER’s such as images, video, sound clips, podcasts etc. Essentially, if it is a teaching resource and it is online, it can be licensed as an OER, as long as the work is original or re-uses materials that are themselves openly licensed."


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Cornell Releases First Images of New York's Future Tech Campus - Co.Design

Cornell Releases First Images of New York's Future Tech Campus - Co.Design | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Co.DesignCornell Releases First Images of New York's Future Tech CampusCo.DesignCornell Releases First Images of New York's Future Tech Campus.
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Pioneering FutureTech Opens at UK School | LEGOeducationUK

Pioneering FutureTech Opens at UK School | LEGOeducationUK | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Friday 19th October marks the opening of FutureTech, a centre for learning that incorporates a LEGO® Education Innovation Studio; purposely designed to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through ...
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High School Students Who Take College Coursework More Likely to Graduate - City Town Info Education Channel

High School Students Who Take College Coursework More Likely to Graduate - City Town Info Education Channel | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
City Town Info Education ChannelHigh School Students Who Take College Coursework More Likely to GraduateCity Town Info Education ChannelYoung adults are more likely to attend and graduate from college if they take at least one higher-education...
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MOOCs signal a "new equilibrium" - The Australian

MOOCs signal a "new equilibrium" - The Australian | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
MOOCs signal a "new equilibrium"The AustralianOpen Universities Australia CEO Paul Wappett said the relatively high volume, high price model of international education – in which Australia has excelled – could give way to a new model of enormous...
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dig.ccmixter “You already have permission…”

dig.ccmixter “You already have permission…” | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Find the perfect music, liberally licensed, for your project or listening...
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What is necessary and what is contingent in MOOC design

Presentation to HEA/SEDA conference on First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (FSLT12) massive open online course...
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Guide to MOOCs: Free, Quality Higher Education

Guide to MOOCs: Free, Quality Higher Education | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
More and more Ivy League universities are offering free online courses. Here's a comprehensive guide to what's available to enterprising students.
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Information Literacy Weblog: Open University announces a MOOC on OERs

Information Literacy Weblog: Open University announces a MOOC on OERs | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

"The Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology is leading the first Open Learning Design Studio MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) focusing on the theme of curriculum design with OERs (Open Electronic Resources), to be held in Autumn 2012. This course will be valuable for anyone seeking to develop their professional skills and experience in curriculum design, learning design and use of OERs in education.

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Assessment and accreditation of OER: An Update

Learners accessing OER can acquire knowledge formally or informally. This project reports on assessment and accreditation policies worldwide. A major functio...
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Everything is a Remix Part 2

An exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films. Part Two of a four-part series.
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