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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

In a paper published this spring, the CSAIL team outlined some key findings on what online learners want from videos. These include:


Brevity (viewers generally tune out after six minutes)


Informality, with professors seated at a desk, not standing behind a podium


Lively visuals rather than static PowerPoint slides


Fast talkers (professors seen as the most engaging spoke at 254 words per minute)


More pauses, so viewers can soak in complex diagrams


Web-friendly lessons (existing videos broken into shorter chunks are less effective than ones crafted for online audiences)


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Stephen Bright's curator insight, July 29, 6:06 PM

Analysis from MIT about the features of online videos used in MOOCs that online learners prefer. Interesting analysis for MOOCs but these features could be applied to videos used in any implementation of blended learning.

 

Also shows that the slick, production theatre videos with a highly professional look may not be the ones that students prefer to watch.

Nigel Robertson 's curator insight, July 31, 8:04 AM
What we already knew and any academic should intrinsically understand this if they are in tune with the people they teach,
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What is Analytics? | Educause

We asked several higher ed professionals what analytics means to them. The results provide an insight into the nature of analytics and what it means to higher education institutions.

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How Learning Analytics Are Being Used In HIGHER ED - Edudemic

How Learning Analytics Are Being Used In HIGHER ED - Edudemic | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
The Horizon Report showcases a number of different examples of institutions that are using learning analytics in different ways.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 19, 2013 10:30 AM

Extremely interesting research being conducted, especially at Stanford and a few other universities...