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Open Badges session at BBC North

Slides from a two-hour session at BBC North, 10 May 2013.

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Paula Iaeger PhD's curator insight, May 17, 2013 9:42 AM

Nice presentation

Jonas Kuhn's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:02 PM

Good idea if it's secure. Might replace traditional Universities for people that are used to learning online.

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An NYC SOLE Experience by Natalia Arredondo – School in the Cloud

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A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access

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Understanding Disruption in Higher Education

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So much has been written in recent times about the pending disruption to higher education. In reality, however, most of what has been called “the disruption to higher education” has missed some ...
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Going Global? The Growing Movement to Let Kids Learn Just by Tinkering | WIRED

Going Global? The Growing Movement to Let Kids Learn Just by Tinkering | WIRED | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
What would happen if you took a stack of tablet computers to a tiny schoolhouse in a remote part of Ghana and asked a group of fifth graders - who have never used a computer or the internet before - to use the mysterious devices to figure out the answer to a few basic questions?
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Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D

JL4D provides a forum for practitioners and academics working in education and development to share knowledge and experience
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Coursera Expands Its MOOC Certificate Program – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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What will online student demonstrations look like?

We have recently seen pro-democracy demonstrations by students in Hong Kong. Students in other parts of the world, i.e. Mexico, South Africa and the USA, have participated in protests due to their dissatisfaction with issues, including repression, changes to curriculum, lack of access to education, and insufficient funding of education. There is nothing new to students demonstrating and many alumni who have become administrators and government officials find it surprising to now be facing student demands, similar to the demands they once had as students.

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Online Learning formerly the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN) | Online Learning Consortium, Inc

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The purpose of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is to help learning organizations continually improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online programs according to their own distinctive missions, so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines. 

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3 things you need to know about disruptive innovation in higher ed

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A general session keynote by Clayton Christensen laid out what higher ed administrators should know about disruption in the marketplace.

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I go back and forth on this guy. Prophet or snake oil salesman.
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Sub-Saharan Africa’s share of global research rises - University World News

Research output in Sub-Saharan Africa has soared over the last 10 years – but it is still not adequate to fuel the region’s fast-growing economies. World Bank Report: http://tinyurl.com/lby8nyp . "A Decade of Development in Sub-Saharan African Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research." . . . "Towards this goal Claudia Costin, a senior director for education at the World Bank, called for scaling up postgraduate education in Africa through regional collaboration and scholarships – and the World Bank’s African Centres of Excellence initiative."

 

 

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Open Online Education may could the difference. 

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Professors argue for a new online learning model in Teaching Crowds book

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Why learn from a teacher or a tired old formal institution when you can learn from an online crowd? A couple of AU profs explore this question in their new book, Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media.

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Using wikis for online group projects: Student and tutor perspectives

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Using wikis for online group projects: Student and tutor perspectives

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This paper presents a study of the use of wikis to support online group projects in two courses at the UK Open University. The research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a wiki in supporting (i) student collaboration and (ii) tutors’ marking of the students’ collaborative work. The paper uses the main factors previously identified by the technology acceptance model (TAM) as a starting point to examine and discuss the experiences of these two very different user groups: students and tutors. Data was gathered from students via a survey and from tutors via a range of methods. The findings suggest that, when used in tandem with an online forum, the wiki was a valuable tool for groups of students developing a shared resource. As previous studies using the TAM have shown, usefulness and ease of use were both important to students’ acceptance of the wiki. However, the use of a wiki in this context was less well-received by tutors, because it led to an increase in their workload in assessing the quality of students’ collaborative processes. It was possible to reduce the tutor workload by introducing a greater degree of structure in the students’ tasks. We conclude that when introducing collaborative technologies to support assessed group projects, the perceptions and needs of both students and tutors should be carefully considered.


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Is a school in the cloud possible?

'If children who are not in school are given the opportunity to access online resources, could they do more than they might have done without access to those resources?'

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Sugata Mitra: Educational systems need to catch up (Wired UK)

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Sugata Mirta wants to revolutionize education, and he has an army of 200 grandmothers behind him
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When The Ripples Of Self­‐Organization Go Beyond Your Expectations by Natalia Arredondo – School in the Cloud

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Teq Announces "SOLE" Session in New York City With 20 Eighth Grade Students

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2014) - An innovative 21st century approach to learning, gaining traction globally and recognized at last year's prestigious TED conference, is coming to New York City on Oct. 9th. Called SOLE, (self-organized learning environments), the session will be conducted with 20 eighth grade students from...
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E-Learning Startup Udacity Raises $35M to Launch ‘Nanodegrees’

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Future-focused learning report

Future-focused learning in connected communities report from the Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye's 21st Century Learning Reference Group.

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Ten strategic priorities for 21st century skills and digital competencies

The 21st Century Learning Reference Group suggests ten priorities for equipping learners with 21st century skills and digital competencies.

  1. Commit to meeting the needs of 21st century learners
    Prepare learners with the knowledge, skills and digital competencies to actively participate in New Zealand’s rapidly changing 21st century economy and society.
  2. Achieve equitable access to digital devices for every learner
    Ensure all learners have access to suitable digital technologies, regardless of location, background, abilities or socio-economic status.
  3. Invest in people and innovation
    Build digital learning capability across the education system. Foster innovative teaching and leadership. Support leaders to manage change and stimulate innovation. Establish an Education Innovation Hub to nurture new and emerging approaches to teaching and learning.
  4. Create future-focused learning environments
    Design vibrant, technology-rich, cyber-safe learning environments. Make these environments flexible enough to serve multiple learning contexts, including one-to-one, small groups, collaborative and community learning. Put learning at the heart of the system.
  5. Invest in high-quality digital content and systems to make content easily accessible
    Design systems and policies that make it easy for students and educators to access online content, create and share knowledge, and collaborate across local and global networks of educators and learners.
  6. Build regional capability through collaboration
    Invest in regional networks of educators to create, foster and spread innovative practice. These networks could also include tertiary providers, local government, communities and business.
  7. Build a robust evidence base
    Establish an ongoing programme of research and evaluation to promote innovation and improvement across the whole education sector. Include exemplars of effective teaching and learning with digital technologies.
  8. Implement a coordinated, system-wide effort to align curriculum, digital technologies, property, infrastructure, funding and legislation
    Integrate the core elements of digital learning with a relentless focus on promoting learning in safe, future-focused environments. Integrate curriculum, effective teaching and leadership practices, technologies, property and system infrastructure.
  9. Design a coherent, flexible and robust funding structure to support 21st century learning
    Support with effective funding the new approaches to teaching and learning made possible by digital technologies. Align initiatives, reprioritise existing resources, establish public-private partnerships and create flexibility in funding policies.
  10. Implement a comprehensive five-year plan from 2014
    Work with educators, education agencies and community leaders on an implementation plan for learning with digital technologies, with agreed goals and progress measures. Use the expertise that exists nationally and internationally to assist with implementation planning, oversight and evaluation.
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Why Free Online Classes Are Still the Future of Education - Online And Distance Learning

Why Free Online Classes Are Still the Future of Education - Online And Distance Learning | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
In 2012, The New York Times hailed “the year of the MOOC,” and it seemed that not a day went by that there wasn’t a news story about how edX—and similar companies like Coursera and Udacity–were poised to radically change and democratize education. But then came the inevitable backlash. Critics pointedly accused these companies of …
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Day 174 (of 184) SOLE summary

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Day 174 (of 184) SOLE summary Self Organized Learning Environments. The idea was best articulated when I read "Beyond the Hole in the Wall" by Sugata Mitra, whose Ted Talk inspired me to continue s...
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