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Planning to Share versus Just Sharing

Planning to Share versus Just Sharing | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
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The New York 6 ITAP: New Paradigms for Student Paraprofessional Development in a Consortial Context | EDUCAUSE.edu

The New York 6 ITAP: New Paradigms for Student Paraprofessional Development in a Consortial Context | EDUCAUSE.edu | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
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The Myth of Working Your Way Through College

The Myth of Working Your Way Through College | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, a summer spent scooping ice cream could pay for a year of college. Today, the average student's annual tuition is equivalent to 991 hours behind the counter.  
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Just Do It? | Inside Higher Ed

Just Do It? | Inside Higher Ed | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
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Shared Landing Page

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Roll up. Roll up. Get your free study skills OERs here.

Roll up. Roll up. Get your free study skills OERs here. | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Happy Open Education Week! Open education philosophies and approaches - resources, courses, practices - are well embedded into educational thinking around the globe. Here is just one example of how...
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Blazing Trails: Launching the First Online Degree Completion Program at the University of Washington (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Blazing Trails: Launching the First Online Degree Completion Program at the University of Washington (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
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asking for it

asking for it | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
A report published this week by OCLC Research asks the burning question of no one, no where: "Does every research library need a digital humanities center?" The answer, of course, is of course not....
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Digital Humanities and the Library | Miriam Posner's Blog

Digital Humanities and the Library | Miriam Posner's Blog | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
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Thesis by publications: you’re joking, right?

Thesis by publications: you’re joking, right? | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
This post is written by Dr David Alexander, who has recently been awarded his PhD at the University of Queensland. He is currently taking a well-deserved break and pursuing some non-academic endeav...
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The dangerous appeal of the Silicon Valley narrative - The Ed Techie

The dangerous appeal of the Silicon Valley narrative - The Ed Techie | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
For my book I've been writing about why it was that MOOCs came to such prominence in the popular press in a way that OERs didn't. One key aspect is that they fit the Silicon Valley narrative. The model of...
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DS106: Enabling Open, Public, Participatory Learning | Connected Learning

DS106: Enabling Open, Public, Participatory Learning | Connected Learning | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Digital Storytelling 106--better known as "ds106"--sprouted in 2010 as a computer science class on digital storytelling at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Founded by Jim Groom, educational technology consultant Alan Levine, and instructional technologists Martha Burtis & Tom Woodard, ds106 has evolved into a model for all instructors and students who aspire to experience, explore, and extend connected learning.
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Fixing the Broken Textbook Market | U.S. PIRG

Fixing the Broken Textbook Market | U.S. PIRG | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
This study demonstrates that despite recent steps forward in the marketplace, high textbook costs will continue to be a problem for students unless the cost of high-priced, new editions of college textbooks comes down.

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Would You Send Your Child to This Institution? #FutureEd

Would You Send Your Child to This Institution? #FutureEd | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
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Chemistry Behind the Magic: Chemical Demonstrations for the Classroom | MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials

Chemistry Behind the Magic: Chemical Demonstrations for the Classroom | MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
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Amazon's Rising Edtech Play (EdSurge News)

Amazon's Rising Edtech Play (EdSurge News) | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
If you want to see the future of Amazon in
education, don't look to Seattle. Look to Sao Paulo.

For months, I’ve wondered what Amazon’s strategy
for the Kindle in education might be. The Seattle-based company’s presence in
K-12 has been notable largely by its absence. No grand, sweeping anno
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Mathematics | EngageNY

Mathematics | EngageNY | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
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Librarian by Design: Library Publishing and Open Textbook Initiatives

Librarian by Design: Library Publishing and Open Textbook Initiatives | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
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University of London MOOC Report | Barney Grainger, U. London


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More MOOC Mania

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, March 2, 12:28 PM

Another MOOC report, this time from University of London. Section 6 specially interesting for MOOC making. 

luiy's curator insight, April 15, 6:21 PM

Project Planning a MOOC

 

The course teams involved with our MOOCs included experienced academics with familiarity in developing materials on a learning platform. Nonetheless, for each of them it was their first experience of MOOCs, as it was for the project planning team.

 

 

Delivering a MOOC

 

A range of styles and learning methods were adopted by the four MOOCs, appropriate to the subject matter covered. A MOOC structure of six weeks and 5-10 student effort hours per week of study appeared to be just right for the majority of students (55%). Some considerations for future delivery include:

 

< Well designed announcements at the beginning and end of each week that articulate with the topic coverage, learning activities and assessment methods can be effective at maintaining student interest and motivation.


< Management of forum threads and posts is a critical factor in dealing with massive scale short courses to ensure the majority of students are not affected negatively by the behaviour of a small number of the community, while preserving the openness of the discussion areas.

 

< The Coursera platform tools are significant and comprehensive in terms of plotting overall student activity, allowing evaluation of assessment data, as well as usage statistics on video resources and other learning activities; however, further refinement of these tools to enable both students and teaching staff to understand their progression at an individual level is necessary (and underway).



** Learning Resource Development


 


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Atenas, Javiera et al. - Opening teaching landscapes: The importance of quality assurance in the delivery of open educational resources

"Scholars are increasingly being asked to share teaching materials, publish in open access journals, network in social media, and reuse open educational resources (OER). The theoretical benefits of Open Educational Practices (OEP) have become understood in the academic community but thus far, the use of OER has not been rapidly adopted. We aim to understand the challenges academics face with in attempting to adopt OEP, and identify whether these are related to or stem from the functionalities afforded by current repositories of OER (ROER). By understanding what academics and experts consider good practices, we can develop guidelines for quality in the development of ROER. In this article we present the findings from a study surveying academics using OER and experts who develop and/or work with ROER. We conclude by suggesting a framework to enhance the development and quality of ROER."

 


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What if we do, in fact, know best?: A Response to the OCLC Report on DH and Research Libraries

What if we do, in fact, know best?: A Response to the OCLC Report on DH and Research Libraries | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
In this post, Dot Porter (University of Pennsylvania) critiques a recently-published OCLC report (Does Every Research Library Need a Digital Humanities Center?), drawing attention to the range of backgrounds and stations occupied by those who practice DH, inside or outside of the library.
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My challenge to new librarians: create your own Library degree « thewikiman

My challenge to new librarians: create your own Library degree « thewikiman | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
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Interesting assumptions around the role of degree (where is the inculcation of professional identity in this discussion? - I'm not saying it's not there I just wonder about degree's role) and death of librarianship-  I don't have a good enough sense of whether this is true or not. The death of the library in it's current form / remit maybe, but death of LIS skills I'm much less convinced - but I'm on the sidelines of this discussion. 

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Survey Results: Librarians and OER (Part I)

Survey Results: Librarians and OER (Part I) | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
What do librarians think about OER? If they create OER, do they share it? What awareness is there of CC and open licensing? What challenges do librarians face when using OER? What kind of policies ...
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A Travis County Almanac

A Travis County Almanac | Innovation, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
A St. Edward's University Environmental Science Blog inspired by Aldo Leopold.
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OER Impact Map

This website gathers and publishes evidence about the impact of open educational resources (OER). It is maintained by the OER Research Hub project. The purpose is to help people understand the impact of OER.

 


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