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Times Higher Education - Experiential enterprise: can-do students need hands-on teaching

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MOOCing about

MOOCing about | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
In the last months I have followed several Massive Open Online Courses. Some I followed because I was interested in the topic (e.g. Machine Learning), some I followed because I was curious how the ...
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More reflections on MOOC | Learner Weblog

More reflections on MOOC | Learner Weblog | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
This is a response to Cathy Davidson's post ”What can moocs teach us about learning?”: Here are some assumptions I'm making about why we need MOOCs and what we might learn from them: (1) Even great teachers often ...
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The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it

Higher education administrators and leaders must look to Massive Open Online Courses and other accessibility-growing mechanisms to actively shape the future of the industry as a whole, before control of the future is taken from them.


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Mr. MOOC Comes to Washington | Education Department talks up innovation in high-profile summit | Inside Higher Ed

Mr. MOOC Comes to Washington | Education Department talks up innovation in high-profile summit | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education hosted an A-list of 150 higher education leaders and "disrupters" for a discussion Monday on how the federal government can encourage the more efficient production of college degrees and credentials.

 

A recurring theme of the daylong meeting, most of which was off the record, was that policymaking on higher education is a balancing act of encouraging innovation and safeguarding investments. And while the federal government has plenty of influence, it has only the “blunt instruments” of financial aid programs to actually tell colleges what to do.

 

“It’s an ambitious challenge. None of this is easy,” Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, said at the meeting, which was held at Georgetown University. (Organizers allowed the news media to attend the gathering but requested no quoting of participants, except for Duncan.)

 

Duncan said the White House wants to help decrease college costs and increase completion rates, all while protecting academic quality.
“The last thing we want to do is hand out paper that isn’t real,” he said.

 


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Social Media and Higher Education [Infographic] | MissingLinks

Social Media and Higher Education [Infographic] | MissingLinks | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
Blog post at New Media Expo Blog : College and universities are embracing social media as a means to connect with the current student body, alumni, prospective students, and d[..]...
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Microsoft Sends Engineers to Schools to Encourage the Next Generation

Microsoft Sends Engineers to Schools to Encourage the Next Generation | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
Microsoft is taking an unusual approach to tackling a shortage of computer science graduates — one of the most serious issues facing the technology industry, and a broader challenge for the nation’s economy.
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Competency-based education may get a boost | Inside Higher Ed

Competency-based education may get a boost | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
Competency-based education may get a boost | Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/God7FgO6...
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Learning the Wrong Lessons from Famous Innovators

Learning the Wrong Lessons from Famous Innovators | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
Henry Ford went bankrupt in his first attempt to create the automobile. Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times in his quest to create a light bulb. Steve Jobs suffered an embarrassing and very public ouster from the company he founded.
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Why I Changed My Mind About Teaching Online - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why I Changed My Mind About Teaching Online - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
The technology culture is different now, and students want more flexibility. One convert tells his story.
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Khan Academy: The man who wants to teach the world - Telegraph

Khan Academy: The man who wants to teach the world - Telegraph | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
Khan Academy's online tutorials are already watched by millions, including Bill Gates's children.
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Online Learning and Teaching Writing | DMLcentral

Online Learning and Teaching Writing | DMLcentral | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
RT @heyjudeonline: RT @heyjudeonline: How will Higher Ed online Learning and Teaching develop?
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10 Emerging Education Technologies You Should Know About

10 Emerging Education Technologies You Should Know About | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
Whether it's a group of students collaborating on a project or a research team seeking out resources around the globe, today’s EdTech essentials are all about keeping in touch.
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University rankings blow for Scottish education - Education - Scotsman.com

University rankings blow for Scottish education - Education - Scotsman.com | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
FOUR of Scotland’s major universities have plummeted in an annual list of the world’s best higher education institutions.
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Scholars debate etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences | Inside Higher Ed

Scholars debate etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
RT @hapsci: RT @hapsci: Scholars debate etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences | Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/yjkl13cO...
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Flipping The Higher Ed Classroom « Top Hat Monocle Blog

Flipping The Higher Ed Classroom « Top Hat Monocle Blog | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
Flipping The #HigherEd #Classroom http://t.co/Fznma3Ze #education #blendedlearning...
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5 Ways That edX Could Change Education

5 Ways That edX Could Change Education | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it

The new venture will engage the entire world in an expensive and ambitious experiment. EdX is now preparing a bigger experiment that is expected to test the flipped-classroom model at a community college, combining MOOC content with campus instruction. Two-year colleges have struggled with insufficient funds and large demand; they also have "trouble attracting top talent and teachers," says Anant Agarwal, who taught the circuits class and is president of edX. The question is how MOOC's might help community colleges, and how the courses would have to change to work for their students.


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Developing Online Learning Communities with Faculty and Students | Faculty Focus

Developing Online Learning Communities with Faculty and Students | Faculty Focus | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
In a recent faculty-development program focusing on online learning, the number one request from participants was “How do I create a sense of community in my online course?
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World's Best Universities; Top 400 Universities in the World | US News

World's Best Universities; Top 400 Universities in the World | US News | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
See the US News ranking for the top universities in the world. The World's Best Universities list includes schools from the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe, and more.
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How to teach ... human rights - The Guardian

How to teach ... human rights - The Guardian | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
The GuardianHow to teach ... human rightsThe GuardianThe Guardian Teacher Network has useful resources to help teachers prepare their pupils to enter the competition. They can also be used for more general lessons on human rights.
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Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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RT @SuSaw: Online Learning/Open Courseware: Hype? Hope?
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Active Listening: Seven Ways to Help Students Listen, Not Just Hear | Faculty Focus

Active Listening: Seven Ways to Help Students Listen, Not Just Hear | Faculty Focus | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
The title of Nadine Dolby’s recent piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education makes a great point about teaching that often goes unspoken: “There’s no learning when nobody’s listening.” It seems to me that most of us take this for granted.
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New teacher evaluations start to hurt students - Washington Post (blog)

New teacher evaluations start to hurt studentsWashington Post (blog)Much of the discussion about the use of student standardized test scores to evaluate teachers has centered on how unfair the “value-added” method is to teachers because it is unreliable...
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How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education | TechCrunch

How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education   | TechCrunch | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
Thanks to the rise of in-classroom technology, the focus in education tends to be on student engagement and how to improve learning. It becomes easy to forget the importance of great teachers.
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50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses - Getting Smart by Guest Author - EdTech, elearning, IOLchat

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses - Getting Smart by Guest Author - EdTech, elearning, IOLchat | Higher Education and more... | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you a look at 50 websites that promise education for free.
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