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Lots of libraries are focusing on education but education is changing very fast. How is education changing-how are libraries reacting?
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How are university students changing -- Education Indicators in Focus -- OECD

With the new academic year beginning more than 23 million people across the OECD and G20 countries are heading to university for the first time this year. As...
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Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs'

Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs' | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Harvard develops the next big thing for online learning. Is this the real deal?
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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.

 

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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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The idea of a (utopian) university

The idea of a (utopian) university | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
On the eve of a new academic year, James Derounian dusts off his crystal ball to conjure up Nirvana for students and staff alike
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What To Know About 21st Century Literacies - Edudemic

What To Know About 21st Century Literacies - Edudemic | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
We're focusing on 21st century literacies this month and are taking a close look at the current state of reading and writing around the world.
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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones.
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Grammar Commie on the digital literacy divide

Grammar Commie on the digital literacy divide | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Traditionally, the digital divide was viewed as a matter of technology and Internet access. There were the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots.’ Now, it’s generally viewed as a matter of degree of access. Equality of accesshas become the greater issue.

Dr. Warschauer defines the digital divide as “social stratification due to unequal ability to access, adapt, and create knowledge via use of information and communication technologies (ICT).” He differs in his view of the digital divide through his interest in the social practices that people engage in surrounding technology and Internet access. He argues that access alone is not enough to overcome the digital divide. Literacy plays a key role as well.

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100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark (Updated for 2012)

100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark (Updated for 2012) | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Read on, and you'll be able to check out the very best sources for educational videos on the web.
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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning

Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction -- guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned.

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Follow links in this article to view a variety of innovative practices related to blended learning

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12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online

12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
You are never alone when teaching online. As a writer and teacher, I'm here to share my experiences and insights so that you will not hit the ground. We

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Seems to me these apply to teaching in any venue.

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Top 10 eLearning Industry Trends For 2013 | The Upside Learning Blog

Top 10 eLearning Industry Trends For 2013 | The Upside Learning Blog | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
eLearning is evolving as the eLearning market continues to grow. Here are our predictions of the top 10 eLearning Industry Trends For 2013
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K-12 Online and Blended Learning Clearinghouse

This Clearinghouse is a collaborative effort led by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Michigan Virtual Learning Research InstituteTM(MVRLI) to provide a repository of references to research articles and other publications from the field of K-12 online and blended learning. This project has been made possible by generous financial support from Next Generation Learning Challenges and in-kind support from iNACOL and the Michigan Virtual University.

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At-RiskOnline Survey MethodologyBlended LearningOnline Teacher Professional DevelopmentCompetency-Based LearningSpecial EducationEvaluationStandardsOnline AssessmentVirtual SchoolsInstructional Design 
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Classrooms. School. OECD educationtoday: Designing 21st century learning environments

Classrooms. School. OECD educationtoday: Designing 21st century learning environments | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Many of these practices go hand-in-hand with a more open and flexible use of space, informed by particular models of how learning should be organised. Here the aim is often to open up and “deprivatise” educational spaces, ...

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' .. rethinking the four elements of the "pedagogical core" - learners, educators, content and resources - is fundamental to the innovation of any school or learning environment. Regarding content, innovative learning environments often seek to develop 21st century competences, as well as innovating specific knowledge domains or subject areas.'

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‘Star’ Coursera prof stops teaching online course in objection to MOOCs

‘Star’ Coursera prof stops teaching online course in objection to MOOCs | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
In the latest critique of massive open online courses (MOOCs), the professor of an online course held up as an example by the media and MOOC providers has decided to shutter his class.
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Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The general assumption is that young kids lack the faculties to comprehend a topic as seemingly esoteric as programming. But it is code, not Mandarin, that will be the true lingua franca of the future.
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Should Teachers Share Online? - Edudemic

Should Teachers Share Online? - Edudemic | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Should teachers share their views, lives, and opinions online? Let's walk through the reasons why and why not. Plus, a free course!
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Inside Education 3.0 And Modern Learning Environments

Inside Education 3.0 And Modern Learning Environments | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Learning today has become a whole new experience, as conventional teaching methods are slowly being replaced by more progressive approaches. The classroom environment is evolving quickly in order to keep up with technological advances. It has to keep up with the different ways in which students are learning as a result of this technology.

 

Education 3.0 has become the new generation of education. It is a learning experience that is advancing in leaps and bounds from Education 1.0 and 2.0., so as to keep aligned with the digital tools and teaching approaches now available within a modern learning environment.

 

John Morevec, co-creator of Knowmad Society, has designed a chart which highlights the fundamental differences between the generations of education, from education 1.0 to education 3.0, in a very simple manner.

Some key differences

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New MOOC FutureLearn Launches in the UK

New MOOC FutureLearn Launches in the UK | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have been hailed as the future of education. Having initially gained widespread recognition with the launch
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Kids’ theme park educates them about finance

Kids’ theme park educates them about finance | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
KidZania Mumbai has teamed up with India's YES BANK to get visitors roleplaying as bank tellers in order to teach them about the finance skills they will need later in life.
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Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.
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Apple Taps Into Education with Products and Services

Apple Taps Into Education with Products and Services | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Apple has introduced a new "Apple and Education" section to its website, carrying forward the company’s new focus, the education segment. The central idea i
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CoPs, Connectivism, and PLEs

Module 2 - EdTech 543: This presentation focuses on the theories and topics of Communities of Practice, Connectivism, and Personal Learning Environments. The...

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Short video, some interesting images.

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New The Power of eLearning…in the Library – Stephen's Lighthouse

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Is Online Education Widening the Digital Divide?

Is Online Education Widening the Digital Divide? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Universities across the country are experimenting with MOOCs (massive open online courses) as a way to make higher education more affordable and accessible to all students. The premise of MOOCs has,...
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