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Can Facebook's Massive Courses Improve Education For Developing Nations? - TechCrunch

Can Facebook's Massive Courses Improve Education For Developing Nations? - TechCrunch | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Can Facebook's Massive Courses Improve Education For Developing Nations? TechCrunch Facebook is on a mission to prove that social media-empowered education can help some of the poorest nations on Earth.
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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 14, 4:25 AM

This looks interesting.  Use Facebook as the platform for delivering mobile learning to Rwanda.  Facebook as a MOOC platform?  Why not?

 

Completion rates mentioned here - 95% as opposed to 7% for French speaking MOOCs - why?  

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Online Education: Can it Solve the Employment Problem? - Fox Business

Online Education: Can it Solve the Employment Problem? - Fox Business | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Online Education: Can it Solve the Employment Problem? Fox Business Beyond tech offerings, graduate schools are stepping into the MOOC arena. UPenn's Wharton, for example, is already ...
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Take charge. Technology helps us understand how we learn and this empowers us to chart our own learning path
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Can Facebook's Massive Courses Improve Education For Developing Nations? - TechCrunch

Can Facebook's Massive Courses Improve Education For Developing Nations? - TechCrunch | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Can Facebook's Massive Courses Improve Education For Developing Nations? TechCrunch Facebook is on a mission to prove that social media-empowered education can help some of the poorest nations on Earth.
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So far MOOCs have shown the most promise for highly motivated, naturally talented students; they’re what MIT researcher Andrew McAfee described as “diamond catchers,” at a talk on inequality put on by technology political lobby, FWD.us.
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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 14, 4:25 AM

This looks interesting.  Use Facebook as the platform for delivering mobile learning to Rwanda.  Facebook as a MOOC platform?  Why not?

 

Completion rates mentioned here - 95% as opposed to 7% for French speaking MOOCs - why?  

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Getty Images Jumps Into The Age Of Social Media With A Free ...

Getty Images Jumps Into The Age Of Social Media With A Free ... | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Last year, Getty Images began to double down on how it could better control and ultimately make money from its library of 150 million of pictures (and counting) online. The first step was a groundbreaking deal with Pinterest ...
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Learning with 'e's: 5 technologies to promote creative learning

Learning with 'e's: 5 technologies to promote creative learning | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
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Great ideas to enhance students participation with creativity
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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it. Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication How to access Google Drive, including from Goog...

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Tom Stub Christiansen's curator insight, August 25, 2013 3:54 AM

En god vejledning til Google+ universet..

Agora Abierta's curator insight, August 28, 2013 11:09 AM

As useful as a guide!

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In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Tweeting the Words Away: Rethinking the Use of Twitter in Vocabulary Learning

Tweeting the Words Away: Rethinking the Use of Twitter in Vocabulary Learning | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
In the area of second and foreign language studies, researchers have revealed how extensive repertoire of vocabulary is capable of expanding learners’ language competence or mastery.
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Getting Credit For MOOCs

Getting Credit For MOOCs | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
I don't have a lot of time today to post a long post (I'm going to do an epic post tomorrow) but here's a little tidbit. For-Credit MOOCs a Growing Trend Perhaps the most striking development in th...
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Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic

Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is here to stay. In fact, it's going to be one of the only options for learning pretty soon. This new presentation tells you why.

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Rod Murray's curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:00 AM

This presentation shows numerous reasons why mobile learning is the next wave. Great graphs make the points.

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4 Twitter Tools Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Twitter Tools Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it

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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities

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Danielle Pritchard's curator insight, April 28, 2013 6:48 AM

Teenagers spend a significant ammount of time online and digital devices.  From experience teaching it's been an interesting experiecne watching the students react differently to print material compared to the same material provided online.  Embedding digital media within pedagogical practices is not only beenficial but also essential in today's educational environment. 

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8 Social Media Strategies for Your Classroom - Getting Smart by Adam Renfro - edchat, EdTech, PLN, smchat, social media in education

8 Social Media Strategies for Your Classroom - Getting Smart by Adam Renfro - edchat, EdTech, PLN, smchat, social media in education | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Are you ready to bring social networking to your classroom? If you’re looking to make your classroom more relevant, connected, and meaningful to your students, it’s the best place to start. Study after study has confirmed the benefits of networking.
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Highlight good points about use of social network in education
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Online Mooc courses 'could create divisions in society' - BBC News

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BBC News Online Mooc courses 'could create divisions in society' BBC News Massive online open courses, known as Moocs, are in "danger" of creating divisions in society, Cambridge University professor Mary Beard has said.
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Expect the unexpected: New data reveals the Middle East's facebook and twitter ... - Al-Bawaba

Expect the unexpected: New data reveals the Middle East's facebook and twitter ... - Al-Bawaba | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Expect the unexpected: New data reveals the Middle East's facebook and twitter ... Al-Bawaba Business orientated social network LinkedIn has published some key data about its users in MENA. This reveals that 2 in 5 LinkedIn ...
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Arabic is now the 8th most spoken language on the web
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Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls. | TechCrunch

Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls. | TechCrunch | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Behind every great social media platform stands millions of great women. And boy do they love their smartphones! According to research compiled by..
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it is interesting to see that women are leading the migration from desktop to mobile where social media is concerned, which is a huge concern for social sites coming into the next few years.
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Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style!

Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style! | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it

Great Ideas! Love the idea of uploading newspaper to Youblisher. Turns it into a flippable page newspaper.


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Pam Cadwalder's comment, September 16, 2013 11:55 AM
Glad you liked it:)
Rachel Marker's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:30 PM

Could replace monthly newsletter. Student written!

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How to Get Credit for a MOOC - 2013's Online Co...

How to Get Credit for a MOOC - 2013's Online Co... | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
How To Get Credit For A MOOC http://t.co/3hX7CVzUPC #MOOC #highered #education #OER #creditation #edchat #onlineEd #elearning (How to Get Credit for a MOOC @scoopit via @OpusLearning http://t.co/Aexgon4G44)...
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Why MOOCs Miss the Point With Online Learning

Why MOOCs Miss the Point With Online Learning | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
A MOOC serves a purpose -- no one can argue that. But it does not yet serve the purpose of high-quality online education, and until it does, conflating the two only serves to highlight a deeply flawed premise, which gets us nowhere.
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Apps for Multiple Intelligences

Apps for Multiple Intelligences | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:55 AM

This site is great for multiplying your multiple intelligences! 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:58 AM

Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

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Motivation and Intention in participating and engaging with MOOCs

Motivation and Intention in participating and engaging with MOOCs | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it
Is intention an appropriate measure of success of MOOCs? I reckon each person's intention in MOOCs is different, though the participation and engagement could likely fall into patterns similar to t...

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The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials » The Rapid eLearning Blog

The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Mooc and blog project | Scoop.it

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Student Persistence in Online Learning Courses: Understanding the Key Factors « Online Learning Update

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