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This collection reflects my interest in writing pedagogy, agency and efficacy, and teaching with technology -- as a rhetorician and researcher as well as writer, teacher of writers, and teacher of writing teachers.
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What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"?

What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Thanks to Amy Mayer of FriEdTechnology for this fantastic comparison describing the key differences between "doing projects" and project-based learning! This, my friends, is exactly what I have bee...
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Teacher's Web Tools to Teach Writing as a Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Web Tools to Teach Writing as a Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Metawriting | Scoop.it
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Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World

Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Schools are realizing that ebooks are not books at all—they are software and they should be sold the way software is sold.
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The End of History and The Last MOOCs

The End of History and The Last MOOCs | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Francis Fukuyama wrote in 1997 "The End of History and The Last Man", a book that became soon extremely popular and so influential that some say that international policies were shaped at that time...
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The Various Challenges of the Higher Education Bubble | Acton PowerBlog

The latest topic of The City podcast is the higher education bubble, featuring Cate MacDonald, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, and Dr. Holly Ordway. Reynolds makes
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MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education « CETIS Publications

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Moral Purpose

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So this week I’d like to talk about the idea of “moral purpose” in education……lately this term keeps coming up over and over again in my conversations with other Principals and teacher ...
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How institutional repositories are already working to solve the Open Access problem

How institutional repositories are already working to solve the Open Access problem | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Last week, Mike Taylor discussed his concerns on institutional repositories as an adequate solution to the open access problem and asked Green OA advocates to address these problems. In response, N...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 15, 2013 6:05 AM

Self-deposit in a repository was not, as many repository advocates would agree, designed as a complete, permanent solution to achieving universal Open Access. It is however an excellent transitional route for individuals, institutions and disciplines to take. It is this message about transition that has been so often lost in Green v Gold debates, a mistake that is being repeated in the post-Finch discussions. We would like to restate the case for what IRs can do for academics and their research, and to respond to some of Mike’s specific concerns about Green OA. The responses correspond to each of Mike’s five concerns.


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Who are changing the world of education and learning?

Who are changing the world of education and learning? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Yes. Would the current thinking that a professor MUST be a content expert transmitting content be limiting to some extent? The reasons why Sebastian Thrun, Daphne Koller, Andrew Ng, and Agnant Agar...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 17, 2013 5:18 AM

The reasons why Sebastian Thrun, Daphne Koller, Andrew Ng, and Agnant Agarwal have been so successful in launching and organising xMOOCs (based on what they have done in transforming online courses into xMOOCs) are based on some major factors: Being innovative, being good in taking risks and opportunities, being an expert in the area, and being able to convince and influence themselves, people around them who are decision makers, and the Venture Capitalists to join in the MOOCs. This is not about teaching only, and not facilitation for sure. There are lots of great professors who could teach (based on their teaching performance, or lecture to a huge audience), but not too many could change the world, within a short space of time.

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 17, 2013 3:19 PM

Schools will becoming obsolete for many communications-based courses until curriculums start to find the proper training for teachers in how the rest of the world is communicating today.

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5 Great Tutorials on How to Build your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great Tutorials on How to Build your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Metawriting | Scoop.it
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A Must Read Paper on The Sources in Students Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Read Paper on The Sources in Students Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Metawriting | Scoop.it
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Three Classroom Blogging Tips for Teachers - The Tempered Radical

Three Classroom Blogging Tips for Teachers - The Tempered Radical | Metawriting | Scoop.it
As some of you may know, I started a new classroom blog with my students that is designed to raise awareness in tweens and teens about the amount of sugar found in the foods that they are eating. It's called...
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Learners Are People, Not Isolated Test-Taking Brains: Why MOOCs Both Work and Fail

Learners Are People, Not Isolated Test-Taking Brains: Why MOOCs Both Work and Fail | Metawriting | Scoop.it
MOOCs are good at certain things and terrible at others, and we need to understand the difference if we wish to educate human beings, not just workers with credentials.
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The Lesson Planning and Preparing Disconnect

The Lesson Planning and Preparing Disconnect | Metawriting | Scoop.it
David Ginsburg helps schools improve teaching and learning. Learn more about David's work, and connect with him through email and LinkedIn. Also, follow him on Twitter.
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The promise and challenges of Benioff's social enterprise vision

The promise and challenges of Benioff's social enterprise vision | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Salesforce's Marc Benioff continued his now-epic stream of social business thought leadership at this week's Dreamforce 2011 in San Francisco.

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How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC] | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Over the past decade or so, the Internet has become a huge source of information and education, especially for those who might be short on time, money or other resources.
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10 reasons I love using Edmodo in my iPad classroom...

10 reasons I love using Edmodo in my iPad classroom... | Metawriting | Scoop.it
I can not describe how much easier Edmodo has made my teaching! At the beginning of this academic year, and in my capacity as an eLearning leader, I was involved in a whole-school effort to rollout...
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Lesson Observations as a Teacher Development tool

Lesson Observations as a Teacher Development tool | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Today was spent doing something that I do every day, something that I feel that I do quite well, but it was one of the most nerve racking days of the year so far and at the same time it was one of ...
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Newsroom Cutbacks Are Hurting Journalism, Study Shows

Newsroom Cutbacks Are Hurting Journalism, Study Shows | Metawriting | Scoop.it
U.S. newsrooms have cut their staffs by about 30% since highs reached in 2000, and journalism is suffering as a result.
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I find this worrisome on so many levels

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Trading Textbooks for Facebook? Social Media and #Distance Education

Trading Textbooks for Facebook? Social Media and #Distance Education | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Open Access to Article Featured in the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 15, 2013 6:33 AM

Distance learning is progressively becoming a conventional method of education. With more universities partnering with massive open online course programs, distance education is the future. The challenge lies in making distance learning a worthwhile personal experience while maintaining the convenience and instantaneous connectivity of the Web.

In the article, "Why Online Education Needs to Get Social", Marco Masoni writes: “Education is the second largest industry in America behind health care, and it too is experiencing a similar shift as it struggles to adapt traditional design and delivery models to the demands of modern audiences who are accustomed to digital interactivity. The challenge to transition successfully is especially pressing for online higher education.”