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Results PRO: The greatest advantage for, in EFL or ESL classes, it gives non-native speakers the opportunity to speak with native speakers. A lot of them have for example; in China they have Chinese learners who have learned English as a second language teaching them. And they never have contact with a native speaker. And for that, Second Life is effective.
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<br>Results CON: Regardless of the situation, it is evident that in SL, student teachers must be prepared to steer both the nature of the conversation as well as prompt students’ ideas and conversation when necessary. There was general agreement that many of the challenges could have been avoided had they had more background information on the program objectives and had a full curriculum for the six weeks been developed or disclosed beforehand.
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Results PRO: The greatest advantage for, in EFL or ESL classes, it gives non-native speakers the opportunity to speak with native speakers. A lot of them have for example; in China they have Chinese learners who have learned English as a second language teaching them. And they never have contact with a native speaker. And for that, Second Life is effective. 

 

Results CON: Regardless of the situation, it is evident that in SL, student teachers must be prepared to steer both the nature of the conversation as well as prompt students’ ideas and conversation when necessary. There was general agreement that many of the challenges could have been avoided had they had more background information on the program objectives and had a full curriculum for the six weeks been developed or disclosed beforehand.

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Let's Refocus the Debate About Higher Education Affordability

Let's Refocus the Debate About Higher Education Affordability | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that college costs have skyrocketed and that something must be done, but the rhetoric is obscuring some important facts.
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How Teachers Make A Difference - Edudemic

How Teachers Make A Difference - Edudemic | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
If you're a teacher, you already know the answer. But if you're a student, answer this: do you know how teachers make a difference?

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:56 PM

Does your teacher encourage you in the classroom?  I am thankful for the teachers I had growing up.  Without them I might never have entered the education system:)  

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Online Classes Move Closer to Degree Programs - New York Times

Online Classes Move Closer to Degree Programs - New York Times | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
Business Administration Information Online Classes Move Closer to Degree Programs New York Times Coursera and edX, the two largest providers of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are inching closer to offering degree programs, although the...
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Top universities to offer free e-courses

Top universities to offer free e-courses | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
SOME of Britain's leading universities are to begin offering free online courses this week to rival those available from top American universities.
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Educators to Discuss Flipped Learning in Complimentary Webinar—To Flip or Not to Flip

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Flipped Learning is one of the most discussed learning methods in classrooms today, in which instruction moves from a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered learning environment.
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23andMe and Udacity Launch Introductory Human Genetics Course — The 23andMe Media Center

23andMe and Udacity Launch Introductory Human Genetics Course — The 23andMe Media Center | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
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Survey: Colleges aren’t preparing graduates for jobs | Hechinger Report

Survey: Colleges aren’t preparing graduates for jobs | Hechinger Report | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism
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College Costs: Rising, Yet Often Exaggerated

College Costs: Rising, Yet Often Exaggerated | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
The cost of attending college has indeed increased more quickly than inflation in recent years, but it has not risen as fast as many people imagine.
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Student services fuel rising college costs - Columns

Student services fuel rising college costs - Columns | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
President Obama has announced that he plans to address the rising cost of higher education.College affordability is a noble goal.
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University Pages: LinkedIn Launches New College Profiles : NPR

University Pages: LinkedIn Launches New College Profiles : NPR | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
The professional connections site LinkedIn launches a new section of its social network Monday, as University Pages targets young people who want to connect with colleges.
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In higher education, the Great Recession’s unlikely impact: an innovation revolution

In higher education, the Great Recession’s unlikely impact: an innovation revolution | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On a warm spring evening, hundreds of investment bankers, venture capitalists and geeky tech entrepreneurs gathered near the pool at the Phoenician, a luxury resort outside...
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A warning to college profs from a high school teacher

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Report on Higher Education Calls for Massive Change in State's Master Plan

Report on Higher Education Calls for Massive Change in State's Master Plan | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
The Little Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency, has released its report on higher education and calls on the governor and state legislature to alter its Master Plan for Higher Education in order to prepare for the state's...
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Moocs: from mania to mundanity

Moocs: from mania to mundanity | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
After the hype is over, e-learning will be the norm, predicts Stephen Haggard
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625 Free MOOCs from Great Universities (Many Offering Certificates)

625 Free MOOCs from Great Universities (Many Offering Certificates) | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
Discover 625+ Fee MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc. Most offer
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UK enters online university race

UK enters online university race | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
The UK's biggest online university project is being launched, with a partnership of more than 20 universities offering free courses.
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MOOC Discussion Forums: barrier to engagement? -

MOOC Discussion Forums: barrier to engagement? - | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
Robert McGuire wrote an article for Campus Technology, Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs, that touches on an important topic – is the centralized discussion forum a barrier to student engagement?
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edX Introduces a New Way for Online Learners to Verify They Took Classes from MIT

edX Introduces a New Way for Online Learners to Verify They Took Classes from MIT | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
Online learning nonprofit edX is toying around with a new kind of verification service. Using one of its founding...
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New university trying novel approach

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Cutting two-year college tuition by half is 'absolutely a real goal,' chancellor says

Cutting two-year college tuition by half is 'absolutely a real goal,' chancellor says | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
Make no mistake, Alabama's community college system is an affordable option for students seeking access to education that can lead to lucrative, technical jobs or set them on a track to a higher degree.
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In higher education, the Great Recession's unlikely impact: an innovation revolution

In higher education, the Great Recession's unlikely impact: an innovation revolution | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
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College for free? America can afford it: Opinion

College for free? America can afford it: Opinion | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
"We accept that high school is a universal public good that's paid out of tax dollars. We have to apply that same idea to college."
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Obama Needs Push to Shake Up Higher Education

Obama Needs Push to Shake Up Higher Education | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama keeps declaring war on rising college costs.
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The Top 100 Most Socially Engaged Universities in One Infographic

The Top 100 Most Socially Engaged Universities in One Infographic | Higher Education, Leadership, and Online Education | Scoop.it
A 2012 survey of 7,000 high school students revealed that university social media accounts heavily influence which...
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