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MOOCs starting to scare Universities and Professors | The Thinking Stick

MOOCs starting to scare Universities and Professors | The Thinking Stick | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

 

Gigaom had a great article this week on some of the push back that MOOCs and Coursera in particular are seeing from university professors.

 

A couple quotes:

Princeton professor Mitchell Duneier told The Chronicle of Higher Education Tuesday that he will no longer teach his class out of concerns that it could undermine public higher education.

 

In April, Amherst rejected a partnership with edX citing concerns that MOOCs could take tuition funding from middle- and lower-tier schools and lead to a degraded model of teaching.

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Utopia series: the schools of the future | Philosophers' Mail

Utopia series: the schools of the future | Philosophers' Mail | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

It is almost universally agreed that education is hugely important. But we are not particularly sure what we want from it. Our large commitment to there being good schools ironically has not been matched by concern about what they are for.

The aim of education is to prepare students for adult life. So the role of schools should be thought through only after we have identified the challenges of adult life. If school is essentially conceived as a training, we need to explain what it is training for. What are the relevant difficulties and challenges that we need to be equipped to deal with?

 
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Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense

Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Closing school libraries and cutting certified librarian positions does not make sense, says YA author and advocate Sarah Darer Littman, who has backed this assertion with research she cites in an open letter to policy makers.
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Nashville Public Library Partners with Local School Libraries to Boost Results for Students

Nashville Public Library Partners with Local School Libraries to Boost Results for Students | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Librarian Tricia Bengel of Nashville Public Library shares her story about teaming up with local school librarians and offers practical tips for others in the industry.
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Beyond institutions - personal learning in a networked world - by Stephen Downes

In this presentation I look at the needs and demands of people seeking learning with the models and designs offered by traditional institutions, and in the spi…

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David Parkes's curator insight, July 11, 3:53 AM

Excellent challenging manifesto from Stephen Downes - todays online learning models are yesterdays with new names

NLafferty's curator insight, July 11, 5:54 AM
Lots of useful references in this presentation by Stephen Downes to follow up and read round. Also Downes helpfully makes the distinction between personal and personalised learning which I think are being used interchangeably in some contexts without individuals realising they are different things.
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Interesting differentiation between personal and personalised learning

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Classrooms in 2050 | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Classrooms in 2050 | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

What will classrooms look like in 2050? Of course it’s easy to picture (!), haven’t you figured it out yet?

Yes, I know that I know nothing of this, which is why five leaders in their field were asked what they thought about it: what is the future of education? by Ariel Bogle.

 

 

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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms?
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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

The 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. 

Media Sharing

Digital Storytelling

Manage & Organize

Social Networking & Communication

Content Resources

Curriculum Collaboration

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The Miseducation of America

The Miseducation of America | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The film Ivory Tower reflects the sound bites, horror stories, and misinformation marring debate over higher education.
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Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach?

Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
With so much access to student data these days, teachers are experimenting with different tactics, and figuring out what's working and what's not. As with most scenarios using education technology, it's a mixed bag. How it's used depends on a variety of factors in each school and in each teacher’s classroom. Some teachers are embracing student data to inform their teaching, while others believe there's a risk of an over-reliance on hard numbers that doesn’t take into account the human factor.
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36 Ways To Use Wearable Technology In The Classroom

36 Ways To Use Wearable Technology In The Classroom | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
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Boston University's New MOOCs Created to Enhance Traditional Courses -

Boston University's New MOOCs Created to Enhance Traditional Courses - | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Boston University is ignoring the naysayers and teaming up with edX to invest in four new MOOC courses available to anyone.
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Why the School-As-Factory Metaphor Still Pervades

Why the School-As-Factory Metaphor Still Pervades | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Why has the factory system remained such a strong metaphor for education for so long?
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A Dave Eggers menagerie to help send kids to college

A Dave Eggers menagerie to help send kids to college | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Before the ascent of his writing career, and his publishing career as the founder of the one and only McSweeney’s, Dave Eggers pursued the life of an artist.
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Writers urge government to 'act immediately' on school libraries | The Bookseller

Writers urge government to 'act immediately' on school libraries | The Bookseller | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The messy, hands-on Maker classroom is perfect for a PBL unit when the teacher is willing to collaborate, tinker, fix, break, and rebuild alongside students.
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This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The Independent Project is a result of a high school student's mission to create a school where students would feel fully engaged, have an opportunity to develop expertise in something, and learn how to learn.
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Michael Wesch at Pasadena City College - YouTube

Michael Wesch speaks at PCC. Michael Wesch is associate professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University. Wesch's work also includes media ecology and the emerging field of digital ethnography, where he studies the effect of new media on human interaction.

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Beautiful talk. Education is about soulmaking; living into the questions.

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5 TED Talks to support innovation | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

These five TED talks are right on point when it comes to education, innovation, and global competition.

1. Education innovation in the slums
Charles Leadbeater 

2. The key to success? Grit
 Angela Lee Duckworth

3. What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers
Faith Jegede 

4. The 100,000-student classroom
In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ–and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom.

5. My daughter, Malala
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. 

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At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries

At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
A new future is coming to education. Online shopping, searching and social networks came first—education is next. OCLC's newest user perceptions study, At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries, explores how empowered consumers, fueled by economic incentives, are using online learning platforms and MOOCs to set new expectations for education—and for libraries. The report explores the behaviors, perceptions and motivations of online learners: how they are evaluating the cost/value trade-offs of higher education, how they are using and succeeding with online education—and their use and perceptions of the library.
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Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger

Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood...
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The Future of Learning

The Future of Learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.
Key Tenet #1: Flexible, Customized LearningKey Tenet #2: Ubiquitous, Embedded, Invisible TechnologyKey Tenet #3: Ongoing Diagnostics and Feedback 


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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year by Terry Heick What's trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?…
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librarian.net » Blog Archive » Free tech learning resources – short list

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Schools as Factories: Metaphors That Stick

Schools as Factories: Metaphors That Stick | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

You have seen images like these time and again:                               The idea of the school as an efficient factory assembly line has a long but surprising history. A century ago, the notion of schools delivering finished products to a democratic society was both new and admired. Here is what Professor Ellwood P. Cubberley, of Stanford University said in the early 20th century:

Our schools are, in a sense, factories, in which the raw products (children) are to be shaped and fashioned into products to meet the various demands of life. The specifications for manufacturing come from the demands of twentieth-century civilization, and it is the business of the school to build its pupils according to the specifications laid down.

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Opportunities in the Education Market, According to a Venture Capitalist -

Opportunities in the Education Market, According to a Venture Capitalist - | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Jeff Busgang of Flybridge Capital and Matt Witheiler open source part of their investment strategy in the spirit of ‘hacking education’.
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