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New e-Literate TV Series on MOOCs - e-Literate

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If 2013 was the year that MOOC mania peaked in the Gartner hype cycle, then surely 2014 is the year in which they have entered the trough of disillusionment. And just as it was important last year to push back … Continue reading →

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Are we really in a "trough of disillusionment" with MOOCs? Yes we are starting to learn what works, what doesn't work, which areas need to be improved, developing pedagogical approaches, etc. But despite their current shortcomings we still sense a feeling of optimism around MOOCs, and excitement for what they may become. This is different to the hyped up "peak of inflated expectations" - mass hysteria about unprecedented access to higher education, hundreds of thousands of students and superstar professors. It is more of a cautious but solid enthusiasm, combined with a committed rolling up of sleeves - a determination to explore and experiment with open online learning in a variety of forms. This, rather than disillusionment, is what we see in this series of videos from e-Literate TV. Well worth a watch.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:08 AM

Brilliant post and essential viewing (e-Literate TV) which brings together researchers awarded funds via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Each were awarded a small grant (up to $25,000) to investigate aspects of MOOC design and application.  watch the mini interviews at the MRI conference fir info on each area.  Alison Littlejohn (Glasgow Caledonian) & Martin Wellar (OU) are involved. 

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, April 28, 2014 6:59 AM

Some vids on how MOOCs are picked up by the powers that be in institutions of higher learning 

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, April 28, 2014 9:15 AM

Three interesting videos so far in this TV series. Of special interest is the second one, consisting of a debate between an enthusiast and a skeptic.

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Trapped in the Chinese Room with Google

Trapped in the Chinese Room with Google | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
Part of my thinking around the Web and education is as follows: The Web is brilliant at feeding us information we need to get things done in a highly relevant manner. We still tacitly design pedago…
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Moocs: international credit transfer system edges closer

Moocs: international credit transfer system edges closer | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
Six universities in talks on global credit transfer system for online courses
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Re-imagining learning for a post-digital world (part 3) - A design for learning?

A design for learning? Part 3 of this extended blog post will focus on how to 'do' post-digital learning experiences and make them work as part of an integrated approach to learning and curriculum ...
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Re-imagining learning for a post-digital world (part 1) – Solutions not problems

Re-imagining learning for a post-digital world (part 1) – Solutions not problems | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
Solutions not problems   Over the last few years I have made the case for a substantive and meaningful debate about redefining pedagogy and reimagining teaching and learning firstly for a digi...
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ALT Community Call: Tracey Duffy on bridging the digital divide | Association for Learning Technology

ALT Community Call: Tracey Duffy on bridging the digital divide | Association for Learning Technology | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
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Disrupting how we ‘do’ On-Line Learning Through Social Media: A Case Study of the Crowdsourcing the UK Constitution Project

Disrupting how we ‘do’ On-Line Learning Through Social Media: A Case Study of the Crowdsourcing the UK Constitution Project | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
Social media and higher education pedagogy have enjoyed a chequered relationship, with significant debates about the efficacy of social media as a site of learning, the manager/host of an individual’s learning trajectory and as a tool of facilitating

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Five emerging trends for innovative tech in education

Five emerging trends for innovative tech in education | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
No longer simply future-gazing, technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are becoming firmly accepted by the education sector for adding value to learning experiences.
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7 online resources that will help students survive college

7 online resources that will help students survive college | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
Having a good list of bookmarks that will help you through college is absolutely essential for surviving modern college life. If, in the old days, college students could do with just a library to do their studying at and a friend who’s a junior or senior to tell them how everything works, these days that won’t be enough. Whether it concerns dorm life, methodizing your studies or managing your emotional state, you can’t do it without building a support system for yourself.

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MoocNote: Get the most out of online videos

MoocNote: Get the most out of online videos | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it

You can now build video lessons on MoocNote by using videos from your Dropbox or Google Drive account. This is a huge enhancement for teachers who work in environments that block YouTube. It's also great for anyone who has made his or her own videos and wants to add interactive question elements to them.

The latest version of MoocNote includes an option for creating groups or classes. You can create public or private groups with which you share your video lessons. You can arrange all of your videos into courses then share those courses with the group. If your course is a work in progress, you can add to it as needed and everyone in your group will see the additional content as you add it.

Finally, students no longer have to create accounts on MoocNote in order to view lessons that you make public. If you make your video lesson public, anyone can view it. If you want to keep your video lesson private, students will have to register to view it. MoocNote now supports using a Google Account to log-in.

 


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Mapping the learning and teaching

Mapping the learning and teaching | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
During the recent Jisc Digital Leadership Programme, we looked at mapping our use of social networking tools using the concept of Visitors and Residents. We were lucky to have the influential Donna...
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Russian breakthrough with project-based learning

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Russian university scientists improve undergraduate results with interdisciplinary problem-based learning.
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Integrating professional competencies within the academic curriculum is a challenge faced by all HE institutions. Project-based learning, with its emphasis on developing competencies through 'real-world' collaboration, is gaining favour as a possible pedagogical solution.


This article shows how a team of Russian academics successfully  combined the principles of PBL with technology-enhanced learning, as part of an interdisciplinary approach.

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Technology turning us upside down: BBC reporter’s talk at Greenwich | 2015 News | Articles

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Re-imagining learning for a post-digital world (part 2) - Introducing Post-Digital Learning Experiences

Re-imagining learning for a post-digital world (part 2) - Introducing Post-Digital Learning Experiences | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
Introducing post-digital learning experiences   So, five months ago, I left you, dear reader, with a challenge; how do we re-imagine learning for a post-digital world?  Five months on, I have ...
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Five reasons why using technology could make your teaching and learning better!

Five reasons why using technology could make your teaching and learning better! | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
The use of technology is an issue that is danced around quite a lot, especially here at the LSE. Technologists, academics, students all debate the notions of pedagogy before technology and how we c...
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The Holy Grail of Learning Gain

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There is no great enthusiasm for the proposed new framework for measuring teaching excellence across England’s universities. Most Vice-Chancellors who have commented have been critical and the firs...
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A blended learning framework for curriculum design and professional development | Mirriahi | Research in Learning Technology

A blended learning framework for curriculum design and professional development | Mirriahi | Research in Learning Technology | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
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Unpicking the open access lock

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Recently, I’ve been working with higher education (HE) research sector bodies to explore the experiences of a group of UK higher education institutions as they forge ahead in their efforts to implement open access (OA).
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The Crowdsourced Guide to Learning - FutureLearn

The Crowdsourced Guide to Learning - FutureLearn | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
In April 2015, we invited FutureLearners around the world to share their top study tips with us.

We’ve now collated the best tips — and combined them with expert advice from the academic community — to create The Crowdsourced Guide to Learning.

This free, 60-page e-book offers useful advice on how to start learning, organise your studies, remember what you’ve learnt, keep motivated and learn with other people.

Wherever you are on your learning journey, we hope you’ll find something to inspire, inform or surprise.

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EdTech’s impact on Higher Education

EdTech’s impact on Higher Education | Learning innovation (Greenwich Connect) | Scoop.it
October 14, 2015 by Justin Ferriman+ 0 Comments

It probably goes without saying that education has been significantly impacted by the surge in educational technology (or edtech).

When most people think of edtech, images of mobile apps and Google tools come to mind.

Video streaming platforms (YouTube) in education is pretty common nowadays. So much so that we hardly even think of it as “edtech” anymore but rather just part of the educational environment.

The reason edtech has surged in popularity is multifaceted.

One one hand it offers educators a great way to present information and ideas to students to help maximize learning retention. It adds another component to learning, often requiring learners to apply what it is they have just been taught.

However, the other side of the equation is that edtech offers an economical incentive to classrooms and educational institutions.

Electronic books, elearning, edtech apps and the like all cost less than traditional instructor-led classrooms.

Students often prefer these various methods of learning because it gives them more flexibility in their schedules. As such, more and more schools are rolling out distance learning programs that rely heavily upon these tools.

To get a sense of the impact edtech is having on the traditional educational landscape, reference the infographic below created by FatWalet.

You can see that there are real cost benefits to edtech, and in a world where the cost of education is a major barrier it only makes sense that programs like this are becoming more frequent.

It helps to make higher education more accessable to those who might otherwise be unable to take the on-site courses. At the same time it helps these schools and universities reach a larger audience and build their brand.

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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

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