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The one about being kind, specific and helpful #28daysofwriting

The one about being kind, specific and helpful #28daysofwriting | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
If there is one thing that has really improved my learning design practice in the last few years, it is the use of critique protocols.
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Monitoring who attends class is pointless unless it counts towards students ... - The Conversation UK

Monitoring who attends class is pointless unless it counts towards students ... - The Conversation UK | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
Students need to have an educational incentive not to skip class, rather than just being scare of Big Brother.
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Pragmatic Pedagogy, or How I Learned Everything...

Pragmatic Pedagogy, or How I Learned Everything... | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
Stephen Nunns shares his approach (or lack thereof) to pedagogy, which is often dynamic and performative.
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Ten reasons we should ditch university lectures

Ten reasons we should ditch university lectures | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
Students have just one chance to hear a lecture - and mostly it's just someone reading their notes aloud
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3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think) - Edudemic

3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think) - Edudemic | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
How do you conduct yourself in your classroom? As a leader, a learner, an observer, a participant, and a member of a larger group. All of these roles hold so much nuance that your students learn from. It is sometimes easy to forget how much our students are learning from us just by being with …

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Teaching In The 21st Century

This slideshow demonstrates important factors that are needed to teach in the 21st century classrrom and connects with the National Educational Teaching Stan... Some big ideas around 21st...
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Free Massive Online Education Provider, Coursera, Begins To Find A Path To Profits | TechCrunch

Free Massive Online Education Provider, Coursera, Begins To Find A Path To Profits | TechCrunch | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
Online education providers may very well disrupt the higher-education establishment, but first, these for-profit companies need to find a way to finance the mammoth technical infrastructure needed to support millions of students.
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Today, one of the biggest MOOC providers on the web, Coursera, showed skeptics that it has indeed found a way to monetize free educational content and may just be on the road to riches. In a blog post this afternoon, Coursera announced that it has raised over $1 million for paid certifications, which verify that students passed (an otherwise free) online college course.

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MOOC Death Battle: Theory vs. Reality


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roberto gilli's comment, September 9, 2013 3:41 AM
I think it is a over-semplification. Generally also a "frontal" MOOC has some connectivist areas.
Antoine Taly's comment, September 9, 2013 4:08 AM
It is of course an oversimplification, however the point still stands in most MOOCs I tried the connectivist area exist but is not meant to be central. Even most connectivist MOOCs still look to find the ideal way of implementing it...
roberto gilli's comment, September 9, 2013 4:32 AM
Yes @Antoine, you are right: the ideal way is still to find. And probably there is not a one-solution-fits-all.
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MOOCs Directory

"Regardless of your personal opinion on the value of these Massive Open Online Courses, the current reality for many low income, and underserved student populations in the US, and globally is that these free open courses from some of the world's leading experts is a  partial win of the "Educational Access Lottery". Partial because winning the full lottery would require adding free broadband access, and credit options for their MOOCs courses. "


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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, August 22, 2013 4:55 AM

Extensive listing of available MOOCs.

Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:36 AM

Via Susan Bainbridge - extensive listing of available MOOCs.

Pieter de Vries's curator insight, August 22, 2013 12:02 PM

Know where to go ...

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MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education « publications

MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education « publications | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
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Daniel Tan's curator insight, August 20, 2013 10:33 PM

This report sets out to help decision makers in higher education institutions gain a better understanding of the phenomenon of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and trends towards greater openness in higher education and to think about the implications for their institutions. The phenomena of MOOCs are described, placing them in the wider context of open education, online learning and the changes that are currently taking place in higher education at a time of globalisation of education and constrained budgets.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 21, 2013 11:23 PM

"The report is written from a UK higher education perspective"...

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NEA Policy Statement Advocates Blended Digital Learning

NEA Policy Statement Advocates Blended Digital Learning | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
by Education News The National Education Association (NEA) has issued a policy statement on digital learning that calls for equity of access to technology for every student and highlights professional development of teachers as an important goal...
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Dylan Wiliam & the 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Improve Student Learning

Dylan Wiliam & the 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Improve Student Learning | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
Dylan Wiliam outlines 5 formative assessment strategies that work to improve student learning, but what is formative assessment? Read our blog to access a free webinar that clarifies formative assessment.
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The Art of Innovation Lessons in Creativity from IDEO America's Leading Design Firm PDF

Download/Read online at http://bit.ly/1IT4Kkb.
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Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn

Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it

Here are 5 reasons why you should never stop learning. Hope this will help you to fight your fears and allow you to discover the amazing world.

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Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F' | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.
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"Student ratings are high-stakes. They come up when faculty are being considered for tenure or promotions. In fact, they're often the only method a university uses to monitor the quality of teaching."

 

using a flawed method to evaluate teaching skills is not smart.

 

 

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SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers

SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it

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Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 17, 2014 5:32 AM

Good info-graphic on teaching:

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Higher Ed First Year Retention: A problem worth solving

Higher Ed First Year Retention: A problem worth solving | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
I was looking at some numbers this week and was shocked.  According to the US Department of Education enrollment data from 2008-2010, across all public and private not for profit and for profit deg...
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Harvey Mudd professors' research suggests 'flipped' classes might not be worth the hassle

Harvey Mudd professors' research suggests 'flipped' classes might not be worth the hassle | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
Professors at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. who are studying the effectiveness of a flipped classroom have bad news for advocates of the model: it might not make any difference.
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the "flipped classroom" flipped and flopped?

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How To Create eLearning That Sticks: A Blueprint for Success

How To Create eLearning That Sticks: A Blueprint for Success | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
Building engagement with sticky content. Here are some tips on how to create great eLearning courses using various strategies to engage learners.
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Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond: the Revolution to Come

Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond: the Revolution to Come | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it

"The New York Times dubbed 2012 the year of the MOOCs – massive open online courses. Suddenly the discourse of MOOCs and the future of the university hit the headlines with influential reports using the language of “the revolution to come.”.


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Robert Farrow's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:22 AM

This articles sets out some of the thinking behind the MOOC 'revolution', and is a compact review of the subject.  Some highlights relevant to #oerrrhub:

 "One of the claims that has been made is that the major MOOC providers do not tend to hire people who have experience or training in instructional design, course design, digital pedagogy, the learning sciences or educational technology. Instead they are hiring programmers, often with little or no experience."


"MOOCs are to get a great push from legislation being considered in the California and Florida senates. Senate Bill 520 – “Student instruction: California Online Student Incentive Grant programs” – was introduced by Sen. Darrell Steinberg in early June 2013 and passed unanimously, although the amendments have been significant. The position paper The Right to Educational Access: Using Online Education to Address Bottleneck Courses in California, written for The 20 Million Minds Foundation, outlines the extent of the bottleneck problem and the online solution. Nearly 90 percent of California’s 112 community colleges reported waiting lists for courses in autumn 2012, with an average of 7,000 students on waiting lists per college. Meanwhile, only 60 percent of students at the University of California and a paltry 16 percent at California State University were able to earn a degree within the standard four years, largely because of their inability to register for the courses they need to graduate."


The conclusion is worth reproducing in full:

"I would like to suggest that “peer philosophies” are at the heart of a radical notion of “openness” and would advocate the significance of peer governance, peer review, peer learning and peer collaboration as a collection of values that form the basis for open institutions and open management philosophies. This form of openness has been theorized in different ways by John Dewey, Charles Sanders Pierce and Karl Popper as a “community of inquiry” – a set of values and philosophy committed to the ethic of criticism that offers means for transforming our institutions in what Antonio Negri and others call the age of cognitive capitalism. Expressive and aesthetic labor (“creative labor”) demands institutional structures for developing “knowledge cultures” as “flat hierarchies” that permit reciprocal academic exchanges as a new basis for public institutions.

 

The reinvention of the university as a public institution allows an embrace of a diverse philosophical heritage based on the notions of “public”: “the public sphere,” “publics” (in the plural), “civil society” and “global public sphere” – all concepts that hold open the prospect of addressing the local and the global – both the community, the regional as well as the national and the global. This is a philosophy out of which values can be forged and orientations adopted that reflect this heritage, which squares with an institutional identity as a part of a historical public system of higher education and which contributes to a global civic agenda of common world problems. MOOCs have a significant role to play in this situation.

 

The notion of the university as a public knowledge institution needs to reinvent a language and to initiate a new discourse that reexamines the notions of “public” and “institution” in a digital global economy characterized by increasing intercultural and international interconnectedness. This discourse needs to begin by understanding the historical and material conditions of its own future possibilities, including threats of the monopolization of knowledge and privatization of higher education together with the prospects and promise of forms of openness (open source, open access, open education, open science, open management) that promote the organization of digital creative labor and the democratization of access to knowledge."

 

Tom Hood's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:20 AM

Big questions for our Profesison...

 

How will this impact the CPA Profession's continuing education programs? How could MOOCs change the nature of "college eductaion" and the pre-requisites for CPA Exam qualification?

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Flipping Online- Maintaining the In-Class Feel

Flipping Online- Maintaining the In-Class Feel | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
This infographic is as much about flipping online as it is about online teaching in general. If we, as instructors, can maintain the connected feel of a class, our students will feel valued.

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HenryNNN's comment, October 10, 2013 8:49 PM
Hmmmmmm .....
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Lessons Learned from Apple EdTech Deployments: Part 1

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Very useful insight for BYOD policy thinkers. THere are 2 parts to this article. This is P{art I.

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Whatever School 2.0 Notes : The Paradigm Shift - MarkTreadwell.com

Whatever School 2.0 Notes : The Paradigm Shift - MarkTreadwell.com | Learning and Teaching Practices | Scoop.it
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Paradigm shift - from teaching-centric to learning-centric - and your choice of response

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 8, 2013 9:18 PM

From teacher centered to student centered swingung back to a integrated "Learning Centered" for both the teacher and students... It is a win,win!