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5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
To create an effective eLearning design, developers need to understand the art of chunking by following these rules.

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k3hamilton's curator insight, August 28, 5:32 PM

good points

ChrisatKangan's curator insight, November 18, 9:12 AM

Chunk and sequence ! I hear that somewhere before.

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Let's differentiate between 'competency' and 'mastery' in higher ed

Let's differentiate between 'competency' and 'mastery' in higher ed | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it

To continue to use “competency” when we mean “mastery” may seem like a small thing. Yet, if we of the academy cannot be more precise in our use of language, we stand to further the distrust which many already have of us. To say that we mean “A” when in fact we mean “B” is to call into question whether we actually know what we are doing.


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Unizin - Higher Ed's Own Path to Scale

Unizin - Higher Ed's Own Path to Scale | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
Unizin is a pro-active, offensive approach to pressure mounting inside higher education institutions.  It puts Universities in control, and lets them achieve economies of scale by joining together ...
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How Businesses Use Your SATs - NYTimes.com

How Businesses Use Your SATs - NYTimes.com | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
"It is scary enough that a high-pressure four-hour exam could dictate where you go to college, let alone that your score might clamp onto your ankle as you try to ascend the career ladder — and app...
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5 Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Ed Games

5 Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Ed Games | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Teach and tech curated by Luísa Lima (5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games ~ Educational Technology and...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 6, 8:03 AM

Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Managing university performance: is there a better way?

Managing university performance: is there a better way? | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it

Treating professionals as stewards of their disciplines and setting clear goals can contribute to effective performance


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Meeting of UNESCO Chairs on higher education, ICT in education and teachers

Meeting of UNESCO Chairs on higher education, ICT in education and teachers | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
UNESCO encourages international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting collaboration among nations.

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2013: The Year America Went Back to College

2013: The Year America Went Back to College | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
It is the time of year when writers either resist or wallow in the social convention known as the year-in-review retrospective. Rather than be a hero, I have decided to cave gracefully.

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Stanford computer scientists create crowdsourcing website to draw ... crowds

Stanford computer scientists create crowdsourcing website to draw ... crowds | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it

"Stanford computer scientists have created a website to help organizers plan events that are more likely to succeed or allow them to pull the plug on impending flops before they occur.

The website, called Catalyst, is based on a behavioral science concept known as the threshold model of collective action, which posits that people may be reluctant to commit to participating in activity until they see others taking part, at which point interest surges and the activity becomes successful. But if participation doesn’t reach this threshold point, the event is likely to fail.

Catalyst builds this principle into software. The website allows people to enter a few details, such as date, time, description of the event and the number of participants needed to make it a success. If signups don't hit this threshold point by the deadline, Catalyst emails organizers and would-be participants a warning."


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Stuart Shulman's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:26 AM

Howard was indeed ahead of his time and an early influence on my own digital divide and digital citizenship research.

Vonny~'s curator insight, December 13, 2013 6:49 PM

Has possibilities!!! :)

Terre Tulsiak's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:47 PM

Good concept but like meetup- what about those serial signer-uppers that don't show? You have to make an event seem VIP to get certain demographic to attend.

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Welcome to Higher Ed Beta

Welcome to Higher Ed Beta | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it

Looking ahead in higher ed. A new forthcomingnsection at Inside Higher Ed.


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Carnegie Mellon Creates Simon Initiative To Drive Better Understanding of Student Learning Using Emerging Educational Technology Platforms

Digital Journal is a digital media news network with thousands of Digital Journalists in 200 countries around the world. Join us!

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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Facebook Vs Twitter- Interesting Facts ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Facebook Vs Twitter- Interesting Facts ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
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Donna Murdoch's curator insight, November 6, 2013 6:18 AM

Interesting comparison on this chart, from Educator's Technology.

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Rethinking College

Rethinking College | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it

Here is Lumina-funded PBS NewsHour series "Rethinking College" explores the future of higher education for 21st centrury students.


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More colleges turn away from entrance exams

More colleges turn away from entrance exams | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it

As more and more colleges across the country adopt a “test optional” philosophy, a recent report lists about 800 U.S. schools — including several in the Mountain State — that are de-emphasizing ACT and SAT scores when considering admission. 


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Minerva’s Plan to Disrupt Universities: A Talk with CEO Ben Nelson

Minerva’s Plan to Disrupt Universities: A Talk with CEO Ben Nelson | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
Minerva seemed like it would never happen when it was first announced.  Although it was well funded, it seemed too ideal.  They planned tuition of $10000 and students who would live in a different ...
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elearnspace › What will universities monetize in the future?

elearnspace › What will universities monetize in the future? | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it

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Should higher education produce happiness?

Should higher education produce happiness? | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
Is a college degree supposed to train you for a job or for life and happiness?

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It's Time for a New Definition of Accreditation

It's Time for a New Definition of Accreditation | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it

"Much will be revealed by the results of the forthcoming renewal of the Higher Education Act, which is the main law governing how federal dollars are distributed to colleges and students. Caution: History teaches that government regulatory programs grow and rarely decline


To meet the inevitable political challenges, an honest appraisal of the current situation must be confronted by academe. Specifically: Accreditation is not voluntary. It is not nongovernmental. It does not demonstrably provide definable quality assurance. It is overly keyed to an institution’s mission, making impossible some generic meaning of what a college or graduate is. And the underlying purpose—to maintain college independence through self-regulation and accountability—is seriously undermined, if not already at an end."


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Enhancing Student Learning and Retention with Blended Learning Class Guides (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Enhancing Student Learning and Retention with Blended Learning Class Guides (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online...

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5 Higher-Education Trends for 2014

5 Higher-Education Trends for 2014 | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it

A number of education trends made their mark in 2013, from massive open online courses to evaluating colleges based on their graduation rates. The underlying forces that drove change this year aren't likely to change anytime soon: declining public funding, changing demographics, advancing technology, and a tough job market.


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Leadership in open and distance education universities

Leadership in open and distance education universities | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it

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Held in Reserve

Held in Reserve | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
It might be hard, but academics can be reintegrated into society!

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:16 PM

We like this paragraph:


"Admittedly, the folks I know with Master’s and Doctorate degrees are uniformly unemployed or underemployed. The problem facing PhDs on the outside is all those false notions they and others have about life on the inside. The “ivory tower” cliché is mostly tripe; yeah, they’re a bit weird at times, but academics are professionals like any other and not precious eccentrics unfit for normal life. Too many of them leave the profession with a false notion that they can’t do anything else, forgetting they’ve spent years learning how to conduct research, solve problems, analyze complex systems, communicate powerfully and effectively, edit documents, complete large-scale tasks, motivate others, and think seriously in a focused way through issues that have baffled others before them. In other words, they’d be an asset to most large organizations. Conversely, those companies tend to be fairly myopic when it comes to who and what skills to exploit and how. What is needed, it seems, are headhunters who specialize in making academics into productive members of society. No egghead left behind!"

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New data available for higher education LMS market -

New data available for higher education LMS market - | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
Despite much talk about the demise of the LMS market, the end is nowhere in sight. Unlike many of the newer learning platform concepts (e.g.
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Donna Murdoch's curator insight, November 6, 2013 6:35 AM

Great insight to the LMS market from Phil Hill and e-Literate

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Facebook Vs Twitter- Interesting Facts ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Facebook Vs Twitter- Interesting Facts ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Higher Ed Technology | Scoop.it
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Donna Murdoch's curator insight, November 6, 2013 6:18 AM

Interesting comparison on this chart, from Educator's Technology.