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Coursera

Coursera | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Take free online classes from 80+ top universities and organizations.
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No Space to Debate MOOCs

No Space to Debate MOOCs | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
MOOC criticism is warranted. It should also be encouraged. If the MOOC is going to be the disruptive technology that solves for the ills that plague higher education, critics play an integral rol...
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, October 18, 2013 5:49 PM

Of course, there must be room for debate and dialog, and not filter bubbles or shiny new toy syndrome, via the MOOCs trends.  ~  Deb

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MOOCs, Big Data, and the Open Web - Publishing @ SFU

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MOOCs operate on the basis of an outdated, industrial model of education and learning. They help big companies gathering data and making money but are not effective teaching tools

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danah boyd | apophenia » why I’m quitting Mendeley (and why my employer has nothing to do with it)

danah boyd | apophenia » why I’m quitting Mendeley (and why my employer has nothing to do with it) | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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The Empire acquires the rebel alliance: Mendeley users revolt against Elsevier takeover

The Empire acquires the rebel alliance: Mendeley users revolt against Elsevier takeover | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Mendeley, an open collaboration platform for scientific research, has promised that it won’t become less open after being acquired by journal publisher Elsevier, but some prominent users aren’t waiting around.
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Digital sociology part 2: professional digital practice

In my previous post (‘Digital sociology part 1: what is it?’) I explained the concept of digital sociology and presented four aspects I considered integral to this sub-discipline: professional digi...
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It's MOOAs, Not MOOCs, That Will Transform Higher Education - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education

It's MOOAs, Not MOOCs, That Will Transform Higher Education - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Moocs: Harvard für alle Welt -

In den USA nutzt bereits jeder dritte Student Onlinekurse. Auf lange Sicht ist das eine harte Konkurrenz für Unis. Harvard und Co. kommen deshalb mit eigenen Plattformen.
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Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Venture Capital's Massive, Terrible Idea For The Future Of College

Venture Capital's Massive, Terrible Idea For The Future Of College | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Can you go to college on your computer? Some say yes, and others respond with a resounding no. But one thing is for sure: there is a boatload of public money to
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John Holmwood | University of Nottingham - Academia.edu

John Holmwood | University of Nottingham - Academia.edu | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
John Holmwood joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy as Professor in Sociology in October 2009 from the University of Birmingham, where he was Professor of Sociology and Head of Department.
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

 

 

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:35 PM

creating infographics is easy using these sites. The most important thing is to do quality research first.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:26 AM

gosto de ferramentas que facilitem o aprndizado visualmente. Para quem compartilha da ideia, mas nao tem o dom grafico como eu...pode recorrer a algumas estrategias prontas...

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:54 PM

Sempre apelativos os infográficos são uma boa ferramenta para trabalho na sala de aula. Esta lista é extensa e apresenta muito boas sugestões. A explorar.

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Thoughts on the future of MOOCs

Thoughts on the future of MOOCs | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE posted a short interview with me on the Future of MOOCs. I sketch out three possible ways MOOCs could transform higher education.
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Open access: six myths to put to rest

Open access: six myths to put to rest | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Open access to research is still held back by misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better, says Peter Suber
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Technology and the College Generation

Technology and the College Generation | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Regarded as too slow, e-mail is barely a second thought for college students, who prefer texting. But that sets them up for trouble with their professors.
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A message to the research community: Journal prices, discounts and access | Elsevier

A message to the research community: Journal prices, discounts and access | Elsevier | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Journal editorial board quits over open access principle

Journal editorial board quits over open access principle | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
The entire editorial board of a US academic journal has resigned in protest over restrictions that would require scholars to wait up to 18 months before making their published research more widely available…...
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How sociologists (and other social scientists) can use Pinterest

How sociologists (and other social scientists) can use Pinterest | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
I have recently discovered Pinterest, a social media platform which has recently become very popular. The concept of Pinterest is overwhelmingly visual and draws upon the idea of older techniques o...
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Social media for academia: some things I have learnt

Social media for academia: some things I have learnt | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
2012 was the year of my big experiment: trying out various forms of social media for academic purposes. I was in many ways a social media novice when I began, as I had only really dabbled in Facebo...
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The 'avalanche of change' in higher education must be contextualised in terms of the government's broader neoliberal policies

The 'avalanche of change' in higher education must be contextualised in terms of the government's broader neoliberal policies | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
A recent report from the Institute for Public Policy Research has made headlines calling for urgent transformation of British universities if they are to survive sweeping technological change. From...
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Universities Try MOOCs in Bid to Lure Successful Students to Online Programs - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Universities Try MOOCs in Bid to Lure Successful Students to Online Programs - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | (Higher) Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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