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The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed ~William Gibson
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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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Sarah Linden: Evaluating the Quality of OERs

Sarah Linden: Evaluating the Quality of OERs | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

"Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a wealth of materials that further develop and enrich an educator’s storehouse of instructional resources. And at no cost, who wouldn’t be interested in these resources? But with the increasing number of OERs created by and made available through a variety of world-wide sources, how can we ensure their quality and effectiveness?"

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elearnspace › MOOCs are really a platform, by George Siemens

elearnspace › MOOCs are really a platform, by George Siemens | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

"MOOCs, regardless of underlying ideology, are essentially a platform. Numerous opportunities exist for the development of an ecosystem for specialized functionality in the same way that Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter created an ecosystem for app innovation."

 

 


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, February 7, 2013 4:32 PM

The discussion on what MOOCs are continuous, this post by George Siemens sums up some key elements: the ideological difference between x-MOOCs and c-MOOCs, MOOC as a platform, the issue of scaling (massive content duplication, not massive teacher support), and a comment by Rory McGreal to the effect that Open Universities have been doing MOOC-like stuff for ages already. (@pbsloep)

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New Report Babson | News & Events | Babson College

New report from Babson Survey Research Group, Hewlett Foundation and Pearson cites key barriers to widespread adoption of OER material in higher education...
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Wiley: Wiley Partners with TED

Wiley: Wiley Partners with TED | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of content and workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education, announced today a new collaboration with TED, the non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, to create and supply instructor materials for their recently launched series of “TED Studies.”

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e-Learning has the potential to solve Africa's human resource gap - University World News

e-Learning has the potential to solve Africa's human resource gap - University World News | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

Over the past decade, Africa has experienced unparalleled economic growth, putting the continent on a pedestal to become the next growth frontier. Development experts predict that economies in Africa will continue to grow at an average of 6% even while the rest of the world is facing an economic slump.

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MOOC Challenge Mid-Term Report | Inside Higher Ed

MOOC Challenge Mid-Term Report | Inside Higher Ed | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

A couple of months ago, I invited people to join me in “The MOOC Challenge.”
Now that I’m half-way through my MOOC – A Crash Course in Creativity, taught by Tina Seelig through the Venture Lab at Stanford University – I’ll give you a mid-term report on the course.

 

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Katie Lepi: How To Find The Best Open Course Materials

Katie Lepi: How To Find The Best Open Course Materials | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
If you're looking for the fastest way to find the best open course materials, you're in luck. This is a handy resource designed to save you time.
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ICDE » Innovating Pedagogy 2012: New report from Open University, UK

ICDE member institution, the Open University UK, has recently published a report entitled Innovating Pedagogy that addresses new forms of teaching, learning and...
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Poerup

POERUP is carrying out research to understand how governments can stimulate the uptake of OER by policy means. We aim to convince decision-makers that in order to be successful with OER, they will have to formulate evidence-based policies based on looking beyond one’s own country, region or continent, beyond the educational sector they look after.

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Georgia Tech and Emory join up with Coursera’s free online courses | Universities News

Georgia Tech and Emory join up with Coursera’s free online courses | Universities News | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

tlanta’s own Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University are the latest universities to join a growing revolution in higher education by offering online courses to anyone anywhere for free.

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Gates foundation and ACE go big on MOOC-related grants | Inside Higher Ed

Gates foundation and ACE go big on MOOC-related grants | Inside Higher Ed | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

The clearest path to college credit for massive open online courses may soon be through credit recommendations from the American Council of Education (ACE), which announced Tuesday that it will work with Coursera to determine whether as many as 8-10 MOOCs should be worth credit.

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Directory of Open Access Books: DOAB User Needs Report released

Directory of Open Access Books: DOAB User Needs Report released | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

"This report is based on the experiences, needs, and expectations of users as they emerged from a survey, an online discussion, and a panel at the recent OASPA conference."

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Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?

Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university? | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
US academics are using the web to offer world-class tuition – free – to anyone who can log on, anywhere in the world.
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Open Access: 'we no longer need expensive publishing networks'

Open Access: 'we no longer need expensive publishing networks' | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions need to recognise the changing world of publishing, says Rupert Gatti – it's time for academics to take matters into their own hands...
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MOOCs and the Future of the University | Inside Higher Ed

MOOCs and the Future of the University | Inside Higher Ed | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

he advent of Internet-enabled mass access to college level educational content offers a number of opportunities to both consumers and providers. Consumers can shop for any number of content items online from a wide array of providers, choosing products based on the subject, the prestige of the provider, and the subsequent value of participation.

 

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Assumptions and challenges of open scholarship | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Assumptions and challenges of open scholarship | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

Researchers, educators, policymakers, and other education stakeholders hope and anticipate that openness and open scholarship will generate positive outcomes for education and scholarship. Given the emerging nature of open practices, educators and scholars are finding themselves in a position in which they can shape and/or be shaped by openness.

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Why MOOCs Will Not Save Universities

Why MOOCs Will Not Save Universities | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Many universities slowly implode nowadays without even knowing it. Going ahead in denial with a lethal combination of old models and practices, decrepit ideas, illusory solutions and their self-con...
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How 'open' are MOOCs?

How 'open' are MOOCs? | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

DENVER — MOOCs are on the tip of everyone’s tongue here at the annual Educause meeting, presumably because of their scale and the technologies their recent champions have built to support that scale.
But in his opening keynote, Clay Shirky, an author and assistant professor at New York University, said the most provocative aspect of MOOCs is not their massiveness; it is their openness.

 

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Sips From An Open Firehose

Sips From An Open Firehose | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
It’s great to be immersed in all things open at Creative Commons. My colleagues are very tapped in to open efforts around the world and a steady stream of news and developments flow across my...
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Conole workshop csu_ed_nov

National Teaching Fellow 2012The 7Cs of Learning Design Gráinne Conole University of Leicester 5th November 2012 CSUEd pre...
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University offers free online studies | Universities News

University offers free online studies | Universities News | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is offering free online education courses in partnership with some of the world’s top universities, such as Stanford and Princeton, from next year. The courses are being offered through Coursera, an educational technology company that first began offering free, online education to a dozen Stanford engineering classes in 2008.

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