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Exploring the trends and technologies that are disrupting, transforming, innovating, and reinventing colleges & universities in the digital information age
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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.
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World Education University Disrupts the Cost of Higher Education - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill -

World Education University Disrupts the Cost of Higher Education - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were thetop megatrend of 2012. MOOCs made theshift from curiosity to employability. Antioch University is proving that it's getting easier to convert a MOOC experience into college credit.
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Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology

Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Unlocking our Potential and the Culture of Teaching and Learning
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Some content will be streamed - enjoy!

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Counterfactual Campus: Scott Page, 2112 and the Resilient Idea

On the first day of the first Counterfactual Campus event, Scott Page, Director of the Center for Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, talks about the…
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Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not

Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Nothing moves fast in higher ed, except for MOOCs.A year ago very few people had heard of the acronym for Massive Open Online Course. Now stories about the courses attracting tens of thousands of
John Shank's insight:

MOOC madness? Maybe not... they just need to find their place in the world of higher ed.

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Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, March 12, 2013 7:38 AM

And yet another personal battle: OCW and this new related buzzword that I was not aware of. Good times ahead, people!

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At South by Southwest Education Event, Tensions Divide Entrepreneurs and Educators - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

At South by Southwest Education Event, Tensions Divide Entrepreneurs and Educators - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Clearly both educators and entrepreneurs bring differing perspectives to how to go about innovating higher education. Who is right? Could it be both are right at least in part.

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ELI Online Seminar - Looking for the Pedagogy in Blended Course Design | EDUCAUSE.edu

ELI Online Seminar - Looking for the Pedagogy in Blended Course Design | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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"This session will present the findings from three studies examining blended best practices, pedagogical practices, and learner preparedness."

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Steve Klien's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:01 AM

Blended pedagogy webinar

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Engaging Faculty as Catalysts For Change: A Roadmap for Transforming Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Engaging Faculty as Catalysts For Change: A Roadmap for Transforming Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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We are trying something similar to this at my college. Our channel is through an eLearning Academy but we also bring the larger discussion of what is good teaching and how can we leverage appropriate technologies to enhance and promote student learning.

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Snacking on Substance: Active Learning Cuts Rich Course Content into Bite-Size Chunks Webcast

Snacking on Substance: Active Learning Cuts Rich Course Content into Bite-Size Chunks Webcast | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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"A webinar event describes how students at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine consume complex concepts with some help from lecture capture and a student engagement system."

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Marshall to add MA degree for library management

Marshall to add MA degree for library management | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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"USC Libraries and the Marshall School of Business will launch a new online master’s degree of management in library and information science in May, making it one of the first programs in librarianship in the United States that is affiliated with a major business school." With librarianship changing so much in the past decade and needing to evolve and adapt to a changing landscape what other partnerships await?

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Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's comment, February 22, 2013 10:00 AM
Could have been a happier dude!
John Shank's comment, February 22, 2013 11:22 AM
He does look a bit dour.
Ken Haycock's comment, February 22, 2013 1:50 PM
Not sure what to read into this, but it is interesting that the student newspaper chose the image...
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Amazon’s amazing Kindle growth chart

Amazon’s amazing Kindle growth chart | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Here's how quickly Amazon's Kindle ecosystem has grown, via Jeff Bezos' presentation this morning. Note the acceleration as the Kindle has gotten cheaper and as
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We do live in exponential times.

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Duolingo | Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English for free

Free language education for the world.
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Could iniatives like this happen across all fields in higher ed?

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Quad Learning builds $11M bridge from community to higher education

Quad Learning builds $11M bridge from community to higher education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Education startup Quad Learning helps students transition from community college to four-year universities to lower the cost of earning a Bachelor's degree.
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University Business Models and Online Practices: A Third Way

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I think there will be more than three ways moving forward but this is a interesting study to inform us about several approaches.

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Mozilla Releases Long-Discussed Software to Offer 'Badges' for Learning - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Mozilla Releases Long-Discussed Software to Offer 'Badges' for Learning - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest Magazine

The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest Magazine | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest - The higher ed revolution is coming.
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Food for thought - a bit on the doomsday side of things.

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MOOCs: Coursera, edX, Futurelearn and Udacity - University profiles | Justin Menard - LISTedTECH

MOOCs: Coursera, edX, Futurelearn and Udacity - University profiles | Justin Menard - LISTedTECH | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

With Coursera and edX both announced this week they are doubling the number of universities partners, I decided to update the data. I also added another MOOC: Futurelearn

One more thing that was added to the visualisation is the average University World Ranking by MOOCs.


Via Peter B. Sloep, Justin Menard
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Top Free Classes's comment, March 7, 2013 7:55 PM
Thanks!
GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, March 8, 2013 4:45 AM

Ackn. Justin Menard - interest in Rankings by MOOCs and Uni's

Justin Menard's comment, May 7, 2013 5:59 PM
I have updated the visualisation with the most recent information, added 2 new Moocs and 5 more world university rankings

We now have 6 MOOCs in the Viz: Coursera, edX, Futurelearn, Iversity, OpenEd and Udacity
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EDU@2025

EDU@2025 is a visionary trip into the future from higher education technology guru Richard Katz. Technology and the accelerating pace of change in modern lif...
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This video will elicit a reaction from you for sure either WOW! or Rubish!

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Factors identified that influence willingness to use new information technology | Penn State University

Factors identified that influence willingness to use new information technology | Penn State University | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
People are more willing to use new technology when they perceive it to be high in relative advantage, low in complexity and ease of use, and high in "trialability," according to researchers.
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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud | Video on TED.com

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.
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John Shank's comment, February 28, 2013 12:13 PM
Thanks Vicky for the suggestion!
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Current e-learning practice - by Stephen Downes

Current e-learning practice - by Stephen Downes | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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The top 3 modes today.

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Ken Morrison's comment, March 9, 2013 4:11 AM
HI TANIA. Thanks for following my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you. I see that we have many common interests and have common people in our Scoop.it network.
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Of MOOCs and Mousetraps - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Of MOOCs and Mousetraps - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The nonprofit is giving university partners two options for sharing in the money its MOOCs bring in. But first, they have to bring it in.
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Money and MOOCs?

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Muvaffak Gozaydin's comment, March 11, 2013 7:18 AM
I do nor approve of it.
Muvaffak Gozaydin's comment, March 11, 2013 7:19 AM
EDX is non profit. It should not try to make money out of their new members . Just to cover cost is fine .
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Times Higher Education - PM hails new arrivals to Futurelearn

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"David Cameron has welcomed news that five more universities have signed up to offer courses on Futurelearn, the UK’s massive open online course provider."

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CLAY CHRISTENSEN: Higher Education Is 'On The Edge Of The Crevasse'

CLAY CHRISTENSEN: Higher Education Is 'On The Edge Of The Crevasse' | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
It's about to enter disruptive crisis. ;
John Shank's insight:

So my question is will this become a Self-fulfilling prophecy or one imposed on us by factors beyound our control? Either way big disruption occurs - I wonder is there another path?

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