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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In a paper published this spring, the CSAIL team outlined some key findings on what online learners want from videos. These include:


Brevity (viewers generally tune out after six minutes)


Informality, with professors seated at a desk, not standing behind a podium


Lively visuals rather than static PowerPoint slides


Fast talkers (professors seen as the most engaging spoke at 254 words per minute)


More pauses, so viewers can soak in complex diagrams


Web-friendly lessons (existing videos broken into shorter chunks are less effective than ones crafted for online audiences)


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Stephen Bright's curator insight, July 29, 6:06 PM

Analysis from MIT about the features of online videos used in MOOCs that online learners prefer. Interesting analysis for MOOCs but these features could be applied to videos used in any implementation of blended learning.

 

Also shows that the slick, production theatre videos with a highly professional look may not be the ones that students prefer to watch.

Nigel Robertson 's curator insight, July 31, 8:04 AM
What we already knew and any academic should intrinsically understand this if they are in tune with the people they teach,
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Teaching and the future in universities

Teaching and the future in universities | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Australian universities need to be able to choose where they wish to place themselves on the continuum between teaching and research, between transmitting known knowledge and discovering the unknown, between short-term applied and long-term basic research, between cultivating students’ character and deepening their specific expertise, as well as between building international scholarly reputation and building national identity, between serving the professions as they exist and changing their social shape, between partnering with the community and standing apart as its independent critic.

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Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"Education is not the transmission of information or ideas. Education is the training needed to make use of information and ideas. As information breaks loose from bookstores and libraries and floods onto computers and mobile devices, that training becomes more important, not less."

 

"Educators are coaches, personal trainers in intellectual fitness. The value we add to the media extravaganza is like the value the trainer adds to the gym or the coach adds to the equipment. We provide individualized instruction in how to evaluate and make use of information and ideas, teaching people how to think for themselves."

 

"Technology can make education better. It will do so, in part, by forcing us to reflect on what education is, identify what only a person can do, and devote educators' time to that."

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Q&A: Every Expert Will Teach Online In 10 Years - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - blended learning, IOLchat, MOOC

Q&A: Every Expert Will Teach Online In 10 Years - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - blended learning, IOLchat, MOOC | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Udemy co-founder Eren Bali makes a bold statement: "In 10 years, we believe every expert in the world will be teaching online." Find out more about his thoughts behind massive open online classes (MOOCs) and mission behind the fast-growing online platform Udemy.

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Infographic: From MOOC to eBooks… Deconstructing The Ed Tech Alphabet Soup, Acronyms & Jargon. | WiredAcademic

Infographic: From MOOC to eBooks… Deconstructing The Ed Tech Alphabet Soup, Acronyms & Jargon. | WiredAcademic | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
From MOOC to Flipped Classrooms, the world of EdTech sometimes sounds like alphabet soup at an Olympic gymnastic competition.

 

Trying to keep up with all of the new buzzwords in the booming Educational Technology sector can leave you feeling like a kindergartener in a calculus class. Don’t tell your teacher, but we put together a little cheat sheet to keep you informed on what’s happening inside and outside of today’s most innovative schools. The folks at Boundless helped produce this visual cheat sheet.

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