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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.
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Again a sharp and funny TED talk by one of my heroes. Of the many great quotes i most like 'teaching must facilitate learning' and 'we must abandom the culture of management and control for a culture of climate control that nourishes curiousity and creativity'

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Naast Salman Khan mijn andere held!

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News and insights on Open and Online Education and innovations in Online Learning. There is a tsunami coming. I can't tell you exactly how its going to break, but my goal is to try to surf it, not to just stand there. [John Hennessy, President of Stanford University]
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Educators discover new ways that students cheat on MOOCs

Educators discover new ways that students cheat on MOOCs | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

... In a new working paper, researchers at MIT and Harvard University identify a new method of cheating specific to open online courses and recommend a number of strategies that prove effective in preventing such cheating...

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How High Schoolers Spent Their Summer: Online, Taking More Courses

How High Schoolers Spent Their Summer: Online, Taking More Courses | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, intended as college-level work for anyone, are popping up on college applications, a sign of curiosity and, possibly, résumé packing.
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6 concerns students have about MOOCs

6 concerns students have about MOOCs | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
MOOCs have the potential to reach learners who otherwise may not have access to postsecondary education, but they have a long way to go in proving reliability of information and quality of content.

That may sound like a researcher or wary administrator’s perspective, but these sentiments are strongly expressed by today’s college students.

In a new qualitative data report, Communication Instructor Dr. Andrew Cole at Waukesha County Technical College and Dr. C. Erik Timmerman, associate professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, reveal the thoughts of one large university’s current college students toward MOOCs.

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Interesting outcomes of evaluation amongst campus students on their view on c-MOOCs & xMOOCs

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MOOC Professors' Agency in the Face of Disruption

MOOC Professors' Agency in the Face of Disruption | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Stanford University used MOOCs as an opportunity to create a supportive environment for faculty to explore, create, and express themselves in new ways through open and digital education. Following its early support for MOOCs, Stanford built "soft infrastructure" to incubate good ideas and allow courses to evolve over time.

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Coursera & University of Illinois launch fully accredited iMBA Program

Coursera & University of Illinois launch fully accredited iMBA Program | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

"About the iMBA program

Executive leadership skills and an accredited degree in an affordable online package.

Coursera and the University of Illinois bring you a rigorous business degree that’s accessible to anyone. Start with 6 Coursera Specializations in topics like management, finance, and marketing. When you’re ready, apply for admission and enhance your skills with 6 for-credit online MBA course sequences led by top professors and industry experts. You’ll finish with a fully-accredited Masters in Business Administration, for a fraction of the traditional cost.

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Interesting move. Is this a game changer for the MBA market?

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Higher education: Creative destruction

Higher education: Creative destruction | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

Reinventing an ancient institution will not be easy. But it does promise better education for many more people. Rarely have need and opportunity so neatly come together.


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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Bald predictions about the impact of MOOCs (without any concrete evidence):
"(…) universities’ revenues would fall by more than half, employment in the industry would drop by nearly 30% and more than 700 institutions would shut their doors."
"Many towns and cities rely on universities. In some ways MOOCs will reinforce inequality both among students (the talented will be much more comfortable than the weaker outside the structured university environment) and among teachers (superstar lecturers will earn a fortune, to the fury of their less charismatic colleagues)."
Not very convincing, but it does raise the question what policies governments should adopt if Higher Education is in some way disrupted by online education.
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ASU Is No Longer Using Khan Academy In Developmental Math Program -

ASU Is No Longer Using Khan Academy In Developmental Math Program - | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (333) In these two episodes of e-Literate TV, we shared how Arizona State University (ASU) started using Khan Academy as the software platform for a redesigned developmental math course[1] (MAT 110). The program was designed in Summer … Continue reading →
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University of Phoenix to increase admissions requirements, close campuses

University of Phoenix to increase admissions requirements, close campuses | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
The Apollo Education Group-owned, for-profit college system expects to reduce its enrollment to 150,000 by 2016 with proposed changes.
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Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Student Diversity

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Student Diversity | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

Over the next few days, I’ll release a series of short post on seven general themes from MOOC research that could inform the design of large-scale learning environments in the years ahead...

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Nu in Transfer: de opkomst van online masters — De Nuffic

Nu in Transfer: de opkomst van online masters — De Nuffic | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Online heeft de toekomst, ook in internationalisering. Daarom in de nieuwe Transfer ruim aandacht voor digitale masters, videoconferencing en andere vormen van online samenwerking. Plus: een uitgebreid interview met “mister internationalisation” Hans de Wit.

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MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning & Leadership

MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning & Leadership | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Last month my colleagues and I completed a pilot of what well may be the most interesting project of my life. It was the pilot of a new type of MOOC that pushes the MOOC design envelope by blending a globally transformative platform with an eco-system of deep personal, locally grounded learning communities.

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The (Accidental) Power of MOOCs

The (Accidental) Power of MOOCs | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses looked like they were on their way out—and then researchers discovered something curious about who’s participating...

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Brilliant!
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Edtech and the (Persisting) Motivation Gap

Edtech and the (Persisting) Motivation Gap | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Khan Academy’s announcement last week that they had launched their new SAT Prep program in partnership with the College Board was seen by the media as a watershed moment in the history of test prep. It’s obviously a big deal: The official maker of the exam has partnered with an education organizati

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Coursera Charts Course for International Expansion With $49.5M in Series C Funding (EdSurge News)

Coursera Charts Course for International Expansion With $49.5M in Series C Funding (EdSurge News) | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
The company once charged with “disrupting” American higher education has set its sights across the Pacific Ocean. And it has enticed plenty of schools—and companies—around the world to join its mission.
Coursera, a provider of massive open online courses, now boasts over 1,100 courses from 121
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MOOCs show promise in complementing UC-San Diego's campus offerings

MOOCs show promise in complementing UC-San Diego's campus offerings | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
UC San Diego offers a variety of MOOCs through Coursera and edX, which many of its own students take, rounding out their educations with cutting-edge skills they need for the workplace.
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The MOOC revolution that wasn’t

The MOOC revolution that wasn’t | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

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Great article by Audrey Waters. Explains the recent pivots of Udacity Coursera (& edX?) from Open Access HE for all to Education for Employability 

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elearnspace › White House: Innovation in Higher Education

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Great blogpost by George Siemens. Tired of the 'college is broken' narrative of disruptive change agents, he predicts an unpredictable future, although he coins it as 'the golden age of learning' with more and more diverse universities, moving from a 4 year relationship with students to a 40 year relationship. 

 

This calls for more focus on managing and understanding change, especially through the use of data (analytics).

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MIT and German research on the [appalling] use of video in xMOOCs | Tony Bates

MIT and German research on the [appalling] use of video in xMOOCs | Tony Bates | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

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Why the open source business model is a failure

Why the open source business model is a failure | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Most open source companies can't thrive by selling maintenance and support subscriptions. But the cloud may be the key to revenue generation.

Via Robert Schuwer
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Mmmmm, fits nicely with the point of view of a Venture Capitalist, looking to max his ROI. Don't think this argument is valid for publicly funded HE institutions. It does give food for thought though: added value of proprietary code (or any other IP) is continued funding for innovation, made possible largely by marketing ….. What does that mean for HE?

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, July 7, 2:31 AM

Interesting "Gedankenexperiment": is the article still valid if we replace "open source software" with "open educational resources" and replace all other references to business accordingly?

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No, Sesame Street Was Not the First MOOC

No, Sesame Street Was Not the First MOOC | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
The History of the Future of Education Technology
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“Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street.” by University of Maryland’s Melissa Kearney and Wellesley College’s Phillip Levine debunked by my favourite critical ed-tech journalist!

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Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time

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MIT Researchers Develop Model To Predict MOOC Dropouts

MIT Researchers Develop Model To Predict MOOC Dropouts | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a model that aims to predict when students will drop out of a MOOC.

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Its impressive :)
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New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
New legislation would support innovative methods to give students access to the internet and digital tools outside of classrooms.

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Is UK HE lagging behind the global race?

Is UK HE lagging behind the global race? | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
This year's annual survey of Vice-chancellors and report by PA Consulting has just been published - and for colleagues at Staffordshire, it's always good to read the work of Mike Boxall, who presented
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Institutional Strategies for MOOCs: Berklee’s Approach

Institutional Strategies for MOOCs: Berklee’s Approach | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

Berklee’s Institutional Strategies with MOOCs

Many institutions entered the world of MOOCs as a way to begin offering courses online. Berklee’s reasons were different: MOOCs aligned with our mission and would enable us to address a number of strategic initiatives for the college including:

Raise visibility for BerkleeProvide readiness courses for prospective studentsProvide music education opportunities to international and underserved populationsProvide a pathway of study with Berklee OnlineLeverage and maximize industry partnerships

 

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