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MOOCs and Beyond

MOOCs and Beyond | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

In August, 2012, four months after opening, Coursera—one of several Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers quickly gaining traction on the Internet—registered one million students, from nearly 200 countries. This is only one of the many staggering statistics that could be shared about the sudden popularity of MOOCs, the total of which speak to the worldwide interest in accessing university courses online.

This issue of eLearning Papers aims to shed light on the way MOOCs affect education institutions and learners. Which teaching and learning strategies can be used to improve the MOOC learning experience? How do MOOCs fit into today's pedagogical landscape; and could they provide a viable model for developing countries?

 Read more at: http://www.elearningpapers.eu/en/paper/moocs-and-beyond
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Gather all your social network addresses together in XeeMe

Gather all your social network addresses together in XeeMe | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

My XeeMe helps you find all my social networks and groups on one page http://xeeme.com/Stewart_Marshall. If you would like your own go to:

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MOOCs 4 Development

In this presentation Stephen Downes outlines the (real) history of MOOCs, outline design parameters, and sketch future technologies. This is presented in the context of the 'democratization' of knowledge and learning to support international development and education. For audio of the whole panel please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/339

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8 Rad College Courses Inspired by the Internet

8 Rad College Courses Inspired by the Internet | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
These eight college courses about social media, coding and Miley Cyrus are brought to you by the Internet.

The web is the inspiration behind a bevy of college courses in the modern age. Obsessed with YouTube? Head to Pitzer College for a course called "Learning From YouTube." Intrigued by the Internet's saturation of Miley Cyrus? Enroll at Skidmore College, where the singer will be the topic of a sociology course that focuses on her pre and post-VMA hold on the media.

From analyzing viral videos to studying the societal side effects of Facebook, we rounded up eight college courses brought to you by the Internet.

 

 

 

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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.


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Sugata is all about the future of learning- not just talk but action

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#Apprenance  Le XXIe siècle va nous apporter une inévitable révolution des modes d'apprentissages, donc du système éducatif, et notre rapport au savoir change déjà : de la logique de stock (de connaissances et de compétences) à la logique de flux (de capabilités)....

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Such a fascinating lecture! Fantastic!

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How openness in education can change the world

Varun Arora is the founder and CEO of OpenCurriculum, a California-based technology nonprofit aimed at bringing openness and innovation to K-12 education aro...

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Joseph McCaleb's curator insight, April 3, 8:19 AM

Educate for happiness: Build bridges not theme parks

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Developmental Psychology Masters - Online Masters and PhDs

Developmental Psychology Masters - Online Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

There are many career options after taking a developmental psychology masters degree. This page will help you to find out more about studying online and on-campus, and to locate suitable programs for this exciting study of human development.

Graduates with a masters degree in developmental psychology are qualified to work in a specific branch of psychology that involves the study of how humans develop and change during the course of a lifetime. This is not restricted to physical growth and change, but also emotional, cognitive, and social development.

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Online learning pioneer slams ban on Iranian, Cuban, Sudanese students

Online learning pioneer slams ban on Iranian, Cuban, Sudanese students | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The founder of free online learning platform edX, set up by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has spoken out against the US State department’s decision to block people in Iran, Cuba and Sudan from accessing a new advanced course on aircraft design.

“I believe that all our courses should be freely available. I believe it does not make sense to block any courses from embargoed nations,” said Anant Agarwal, president of edX and professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT.

In early March, edX discovered the US government was going to block the Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics course offered by MIT. “Right now on EdX, of the 160 courses on our platform, one course is blocked, that’s the advanced aeronautics course to the embargoed nations.”

 
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Afghanistan Partnership Project

Afghanistan Partnership Project | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Empowering Afghan women, youth and leaders from the grass-roots up!

We are partnering with civil society organizations in Afghanistan so we can continue this work from the front and support our partners in sharing the high cost of working for peace in a war zone. Please join us in this exciting one-of-a-kind effort for peace, stability and the rule of law in a beautiful yet war-torn land!

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The Spirit Level authors: why society is more unequal than ever

The Spirit Level authors: why society is more unequal than ever | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

A lot has happened in the five years since we published our book, The Spirit Level. New Labour were still perhaps too relaxed about people becoming “filthy rich”. And there was an assumption that inequality mattered only if it increased poverty, and that for most people “real” poverty was a thing of the past.

 
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The World Wide Web at 25: how Africa connects

The World Wide Web at 25: how Africa connects | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Today marks 25 years exactly since Tim Berners-Lee first proposed the concept of the World Wide Web. To celebrate the News Team has put together this infographic

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Financing the university in a post-2015 world - University World News

Financing the university in a post-2015 world - University World News | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Universities have a vital role to play in reducing socio-economic inequalities post-2015, but the financial crisis has brought a number of constraints on government financing, higher education programming and the overall growth and competitiveness of countries.

 

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Online university courses can't change the world alone - opinion - 10 March 2014 - New Scientist

Online university courses can't change the world alone - opinion - 10 March 2014 - New Scientist | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
They promise equality of access to higher learning, but online courses will only succeed with better general education in place first, say two

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Inspiring Change - Professor Asha Kanwar

Inspiring Change - Professor Asha Kanwar | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

VANCOUVER – In her message for International Women’s Day (IWD, 8 March 2014), Professor Asha Kanwar, President and C.E.O. of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), notes that, “Women in Commonwealth countries face three broad challenges: poverty, disempowerment and poor health.”

 

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Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Left to Their Own Smart Devices | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Educational institutions should enter the mobile age and embrace the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and cost sensitive than ever before. The challenge, like with any disruption, is to rethink the system design and utilize new concepts, such as multi-persona, that align with this new age of mobility. Exciting times are ahead for educators.


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 15, 6:41 PM

Good article about finding ways to embrace mobile devices in the classroom. 

Reg Corney's curator insight, April 15, 6:52 PM

Interesting 

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After exploring various  devices, we enter a stage of combination (BYOD, SEVA...)

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Not sure if a site is safe from 'Heartbleed'? Use this tool to check

Not sure if a site is safe from 'Heartbleed'? Use this tool to check | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

By Salvador Rodriguez

April 9, 2014, 10:59 a.m.

A bug named "Heartbleed" was recently discovered and likely affects most websites on the Internet. Fortunately, an online tool makes it easy for users to quickly check whether a website is secure or not.

Heartbleed is a bug that affects OpenSSL, a technology that is used by many Internet services to keep user data secure. Hackers can take advantage of the bug to steal a key code that can then be used to steal information, including user passwords.

A fix has been created for the bug, but many websites across the Internet have still not implemented it to their services.

 

Check using this tool: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-heartbleed-test-check-safe-sites-20140409,0,2218732.story#ixzz2ybCvv8y6


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A Large Part of the Internet Compromised by the Heartbleed Bug

A Large Part of the Internet Compromised by the Heartbleed Bug | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

This bug was independently discovered by a team of security engineers (Riku, Antti and Matti) atCodenomicon and Neel Mehta of Google Security, who first reported it to the OpenSSL team. Codenomicon team found heartbleed bug while improving the SafeGuard feature in Codenomicon's Defensics security testing tools and reported this bug to the NCSC-FI for vulnerability coordination and reporting to OpenSSL team.

You are likely to be affected either directly or indirectly. OpenSSL is the most popular open source cryptographic library and TLS (transport layer security) implementation used to encrypt traffic on the Internet. Your popular social site, your company's site, commerce site, hobby site, site you install software from or even sites run by your government might be using vulnerable OpenSSL. Many of online services use TLS to both to identify themselves to you and to protect your privacy and transactions. You might have networked appliances with logins secured by this buggy implementation of the TLS. Furthermore you might have client side software on your computer that could expose the data from your computer if you connect to compromised services.

 

 

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United Nations Simulates Violent Land Mines via Apple iBeacons

United Nations Simulates Violent Land Mines via Apple iBeacons | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
'Sweeper' promotes land mine awareness via an exhibit organized by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), at New York's New Museum.

Using Apple's iBeacon technology, which harnesses Bluetooth Low Energy and geofencing to provide micro-location awareness between apps, UNMAS was able to plant invisible, simulated land mines around the exhibit space. Inside the organization's app, also called Sweeper, a land mine "explodes" when an unlucky individual comes across one. A recording then explains the physical injury inflicted by each type of mine: Bouncing Betty, PRB M3, VS50 — all gruesome, most deadly.

"There is a Japanese saying: To hear about [a conflict] 100 times is less impactful than to actually see it one time," said UN Japanese ambassador Kazuyoski Umemoto. "In Washington, we don't have to see it. We don't have to experience it. But this exhibition will give us some idea what those dangers are."

 

 

 

 

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Educa...


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Lyn Hogan's curator insight, March 28, 5:51 PM

All models of education are relevant in different contexts . Education 2.0 & 3.0 are models that require a level of cognitive and developmental sophistication and experience that allow individuals to be able to make decisions.

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I love this graphic I need this on my wall to remind me of how far we have come!

HemsZwier's curator insight, April 9, 3:39 AM

Education  Moving forward!

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BIG Q: Education Issues with CS, Prof Jacob Kaimenyi Part 1 - YouTube


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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 2:23 PM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Thoreauback's curator insight, April 9, 1:14 PM

WOW! I use freewrites in my face-to-face class because I don't believe a person can write without thinking. Yet, the document students are writing about is always distinct from the free write. In LMS discussion boards the situation is the same.

 

Do you remember how annotations use to appear in the margins of really good books? This is the same. The two-pane interface puts the document right in front of the student and lets them attach their comments to specific paragraphs, pictures or videos.  How perfect is that?

 

I want to try this for a quarter.

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While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

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The promise of open, distance and e-learning

The promise of open, distance and e-learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

In the context of post-secondary school education on the African continent, it is clear that current institutions cannot, and for the foreseeable future will not be able to, sufficiently address the legitimate need to increase access to higher education.

In Africa there is a crucial need not only to increase access with success, but also to increase access to diverse opportunities across the post-secondary school sector.

 
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The internet is actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

The internet is actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
This sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book but it isn't: The whole internet is controlled by seven actual, physical keys. The Guardian's James Ball
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Education Committee Calls For Cabinet Secretary's Resignation.

Some members of the national assembly's education committee are now demanding the resignation of education Cabinet Secretary Professor Jacob Kaimenyi over his alleged mishandling of the controversial laptops for schools tender which was cancelled by the public procurement appeals review board, Tuesday. The committee is accusing Kaimenyi of authorizing the cancelled tendering process, after the appeals board found the tender award to indian firm olive technologies questionable.

  
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SatLink chosen as global TV distribution partner for Ethiopian TV agency

SatLink chosen as global TV distribution partner for Ethiopian TV agency | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

SatLink Communications Ltd., a leading teleport, Content Management & HD Playout Centre, has announced that SatLink has been selected by the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) for the global distribution of its ETV news channel. The Ethiopian Government owned television channel, whose broadcasts include news, entertainment, music and sports content, will extend its audience reach across Africa, North America, Europe and the Middle East over SatLink’s Global Satellite and Fibre Network.

SatLink will broadcast ETV, whose aim is to broadcast informative, educating and timely information of the development of Ethiopia utilising state-of the-art technology, to the African market utilising SatLink's capacity on AMOS -5 C-band to allow them to effectively distribute their content easily to Africa’s multi-channel platforms. As ETV’s partner, SatLink worked closely with the broadcaster in order to help design the uplink capabilities for the channel from ETV’s facilities in Ethiopia on to Amos 5 and ensure the network of satellite’s chosen specifically met the broadcasters needs and achieve the international reach that was required.

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40 Worst Book Covers and Titles Ever | Bored Panda

40 Worst Book Covers and Titles Ever | Bored Panda | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Some really funny book covers - both intentional and unintentional :-)

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Tranformative Use of iPads in the Education: Pedagogy, Examples, Activities


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