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Higher Education in the Future
Exploring the trends and technologies that are disrupting, transforming, innovating, and reinventing colleges & universities in the digital information age
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Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank

Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.


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John Shank's curator insight, January 15, 2014 3:07 PM

All, never expected to have this book make CHOICE's OATs selection for 2014. Thanks for all your efforts with getting this work published between JB & ACRL. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 3, 2014 11:33 AM

Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 13, 12:42 PM

Worth a look...

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2015 Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment

2015 Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Now in its 6th year, Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment: the PASSHE Virtual Conference provides an opportunity to engage with education professionals from around the world—all from the comfort of your office or home.  Over the course of two weeks in February, 60 one-hour sessions will be delivered online.  Topics range from Emerging Technologies to Organizational Best Practices to Mobile Learning and more. 

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9 Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2015 -- Campus Technology

9 Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2015 -- Campus Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
CT asked five IT leaders to identify the hottest trends in higher education technology today. From analytics to 3D printing, here's what should be on your radar this year.
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MSU_TCEE's curator insight, January 23, 9:06 AM

This is a very interesting read on how these trends speak across campus silos - not only from discipline to discipline, but classroom to administration (and beyond) - to the over-arching goal of institutional and student success (engagement, retention, etc).

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, January 24, 8:43 PM

3D Printers, Badges, Gamification, Consumerization and Personalized learning fancy me most. The latter ones will relay heavily on mobile devices and good internet. As such, I wonder how we will facilitate these in the developing countries....

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In Time of Disruption, Media Companies and Colleges Look to Each Other for Help

In Time of Disruption, Media Companies and Colleges Look to Each Other for Help | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Educational institutions and journalism outlets share a sense of urgency to innovate.
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Hybrid Classes Outlearn Traditional Classes -- THE Journal

Hybrid Classes Outlearn Traditional Classes -- THE Journal | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 "Hybrid Learning Program Results," from Hybrid Learning Institute and Dellicker Strategies, more than nine out of 10 schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks.
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K-12 blended courses will increasing impact Higher Ed. #edtech #elearning #blendedlearning #highered

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 13, 12:41 PM

Not surprising news...

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(Re)humanising eLearning

See: http://daveowhite.com/rehumanise for a write-up of the session. My spotlight stage session for Online Educa 2014
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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways.
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#edtech #elearning #blendedlearning #highered 

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 15, 2014 12:57 PM

I agree that we cannot ignore the possibilities that MOOCs might yield. #edtechchat #edtech #elearning #highered

drsmetty's curator insight, December 20, 2014 4:24 AM

Maybe it's too early for final conclusions. Let's see what happens during the next 5 years. 

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Transition in learning and education through technological trends by John Leek

Transition in learning and education through technological trends by John Leek | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
technology and new media have a deep influence on the way we learn as individuals and how learning takes place. Learning used to be the main domain of schools, universities etcetera. These days the acceleration of all sorts of informal and non formal learning is astonishing. Schools, museums, libraries and other 'centers of learning' have to redefine themselves. Every employee has to keep learning in a rapidly changing society. The classroom is flipping but also the museum and the workplace.
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Nice compilation of videos on how technology is impacting teaching & learning.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 12, 2014 7:48 PM

There are excellent links here i.e. Neil Postman and Marshall McLuhan. It will take time to look through them all.

 

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Educating Minds Online

Educating Minds Online | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
An outstanding new book provides a road map for truly effective teaching with technology.
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Can it really happen? This is a debate that many faculty still have.

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Donna Murdoch's curator insight, December 10, 2014 7:00 AM

Looking forward to reading this!

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When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED

When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Most of us know better than to use technology for technology?s sake. The Shiny New Tech Syndrome is taking the world by storm, and with the added pressur
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Anita Vance's curator insight, December 21, 2014 4:48 PM

implement effectively....

CTD Institute's curator insight, January 29, 3:36 PM

Really simple insights that make all the difference. Don;t use technology whenever it undermines learning and decreases interaction, or when technology is used to decrease failure! 

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altc 2014: Audrey Watters - Ed-Tech, Frankenstein's Monster, and Teacher Machines (703) - YouTube

What does it mean to create intelligent machines? What does it mean to create intelligent teaching machines? What does this mean in turn when we talk about u...
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Good questions to ask as we speed along the road of technology enhanced learning. #edtech #elearning #highered 

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Tenets of the Liberal Arts: Complex Thinking in the Digital Age (EDUCAUSE Review)

Tenets of the Liberal Arts: Complex Thinking in the Digital Age (EDUCAUSE Review) | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

"Twenty-one years later, the current debate about technology upending the liberal arts tradition1 entails a kind of collective amnesia similar to that evident at the dawn of the digital revolution. We seem to have forgotten what we already knew: that we need to bring all of our critical capacities to the promise of linked information technologies and we need to bring the liberal arts methods and rigor to the digital environment."

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Good food for thought in a techno-abundante world. @educause @CLIRnews @ARLnews #educause #edtech #elearning #highered 

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2014 NMC Summer Conference Keynote: Jason Ohler - YouTube

Keynote speaker and "Nowist" Jason Ohler presents "Five Trends that Bend: Technological Trajectories That Will Change Everything" at the 2014 NMC Summer Conf...
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Catch a Glimpse into the Future of Learning | World of Learning

Catch a Glimpse into the Future of Learning | World of Learning | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
This morning KnowledgeWorks published its first infographic, A Glimpse Into the Future of Learning, based on insights delivered through Recombinant Education.
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Is this really the future of education? #edtech #eLearning #OER #highered #blendedlearing 

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Move over MOOCs – Collaborative MOOC 2.0 is coming - University World News

Move over MOOCs – Collaborative MOOC 2.0 is coming - University World News | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Will these be more social MOOCs? #edtech #MOOCs #eLearning #blendedlearning #onlinelearning #highered

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SEMC 2014 Keynote - YouTube

Michael Edson (@mpedson) of the Smithsonian, CLIR, and the Open Knowledge Foundation, speaks at the Southeastern Museums Conference 2014. The title of his ta...
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Unizin: A University Operated Cloud for Digital Learning | 2014 Technology Exchange

Unizin: A University Operated Cloud for Digital Learning | 2014 Technology Exchange | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Unizin is a multi-university collaboration to operate a cloud-scale digital learning service for its members. It brings multi-institutional scale to the opportunities for sharing course content, software systems, and learner analytics. 

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Survey: College Students Relying More on Digital Materials | Digital Book World

Survey: College Students Relying More on Digital Materials | Digital Book World | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
[Press Release] CourseSmart's Third Annual Survey on Education and Technology Reveals College Students' Growing Dependence on Mobile Devices and Digital
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Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology @insidehighered

Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology @insidehighered | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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MIT offers free online courses in game design, ed tech - eCampus News

MIT offers free online courses in game design, ed tech - eCampus News | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
New ‘project-based’ MOOCs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will focus on creating educational games and implementing ed tech.
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What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review

What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?
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MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over

MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

"Whether MOOCs follow through on their pledge to alter higher education and, in the process, reduce costs and improve outcomes for everyone depends on whether colleges and the MOOC providers tackle the difficult questions facing them in the next few years while they are out of the media spotlight."

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Open-Education Company Helps Develop Textbook-Free Associate Degree – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Open-Education Company Helps Develop Textbook-Free Associate Degree – The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Digital Transformation in Higher Education - YouTube

With Lisa Davis, CIO of Georgetown University
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The MOOC Where Everybody Learned – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The MOOC Where Everybody Learned – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Newly appointed director, Head of the Boscov-Lakin Info. Commons & Thun Library, at Penn State Berks. A Library Journal 2005 Mover and Shaker.