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21 Simple Ways To Motivate Your Students - Edudemic

21 Simple Ways To Motivate Your Students - Edudemic | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
So how do you motivate your students? They're an odd bunch with a myriad of distractions just waiting to take their mind off the task at hand.
This post provides a number of suggestions that you might want to try in your classroom. A few are listed below. In the post each suggestion has additional information.
* Give students a sense of control
* Give students responsibility
* Help students find intrinsic motivation
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A short history of work in developing artificial intelligence - "deep learning" stratagems support personalized learning

A short history of work in developing artificial intelligence - "deep learning" stratagems support personalized learning | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
The hidden story behind the code that runs our lives.
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It was interesting to see the many different academic disciplines that contribute to the theorizing and applications associated with artificial intelligence - I would love to see humanities represented somewhere in the story, but we must assume that these impressive scientists rarely interact with scholars from the humanities and fine arts. Think of the exciting projects that, for example, an expert in theatre sound engineering or in street photography/ethnography might bring to this work if it were connected with Open Science, for example, instead of corporate secrecy?

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MOOCs "bridging the gap" between #highered and industry – Wired Campus CHE

MOOCs "bridging the gap" between #highered and industry – Wired Campus CHE | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

Udacity is working with the Georgia Institute of Technology, with backing and input from AT&T, to develop a $7,000 master’s degree in computer science. Udacity now does not involve universities at all and works only with industry to develop its courses and nanodegrees.

Coursera has been running a pilot of the Course Specializations approach (series of short MOOCs then a hands-on capstone project) with a Data Science Specialization built by the Johns Hopkins University together with SwiftKey, a company that builds keyboard apps for smartphones.

edX has collaborated with Google to support the development of some of its courses.

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The title of this blog was very intriguing, and I'm not sure why - when we talk about the very close relationships that higher ed has with business & industry in so many other realms (e.g., funded research, patents, college boards, internships) - that we need to accept the implied notion that scholarly teaching in these arenas has abandoned its rightful accreditation organization.

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Computational Linguistics Reveals How Wikipedia Articles Are Biased Against Women | MIT Technology Review

Computational Linguistics Reveals How Wikipedia Articles Are Biased Against Women | MIT Technology Review | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

it also reveals how deep-seated gender bias can be and how hard it will be to root out

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... and the online comments below prove the point made in the article itself: "... it also reveals how deep-seated gender bias can be and how hard it will be to root out..."

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Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we’ll do ours. We’ll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media — great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest.
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Open Culture is such a wonderful resource!

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Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use @insidehighered

Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use @insidehighered | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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No quick and easy formula for fair use when encountering closed-down copyrighted materials - makes sense. So we want to continue to encourage educators to make use of more open educational resources. Seek out materials that bear the 5 other kinds of Creative Commons licenses...

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A Very Helpful Rubric to Help You Integrate Twitter in Your Teaching

A Very Helpful Rubric to Help You Integrate Twitter in Your Teaching | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | MIT Technology Review

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | MIT Technology Review | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways.
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" ... if MOOCs do prove revolutionary, it will be because educational institutions have finally figured out how to use them."

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Free online AP courses in sciences debut on edX Web site - virtual labs too?

The “massive open online courses” site opens a new link between Advanced Placement and colleges.
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Bio from Rice U; Boston University will offer AP Physics 1, and MIT will offer AP Physics C: Mechanics, both starting in January. There also will be AP MOOCs in computer science and chemistry from Cooper Union; in physics: electricity and magnetism from Georgetown University ; and in English language and composition from the Tennessee Board of Regents.

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Better Understanding through Data: Completion, Motivation, and Learning in Minnesota MOOCs on Coursera

Better Understanding through Data: Completion, Motivation, and Learning in Minnesota MOOCs on Coursera | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Part of EDUCAUSE Learning Institute's program "Seeking Evidence of Impact"

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Scaling Trust: How We can Make Trust Part of Old, Traditional Systems | David Weinberger | HASTAC

Scaling Trust: How We can Make Trust Part of Old, Traditional Systems | David Weinberger | HASTAC | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Connecting privacy and learning as we build trust within our institutions to do the right thing for our students; need to use technology for big data purposes in evaluating an online source; should embrace humility and reach out to find diverse perspectives not usually presented in our own cultural milieus.

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This interview is part of the Digital Media and Learning Competition 5 Trust Challenge. The Trust Challenge funds successful collaborations or “laboratories” where challenges to trust in connected learning environments can be identified and addressed. Successful labs will create scalable, innovative, and transformative exemplars of connected learning that bridge technological solutions with complex social considerations of trust.  Find out more about the competition at http://dmlcompetition.net

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List of SITES and teaching resources in Second Life - Virtual Worlds Education Wiki

List of SITES and teaching resources in Second Life - Virtual Worlds Education Wiki | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Hajime Nishimura (AL:Yan Lauria) has recently updated and improved this page

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Playing In The Classroom With The Ivanhoe Game – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Playing In The Classroom With The Ivanhoe Game – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Fabulous idea - in design and implementation

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ExtensionEngine's curator insight, September 4, 2014 12:28 PM

Great example of simulations and games used in the classroom to stimulate and augment learning

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Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook | Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching

Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook | Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

From the Blend Sync Team: "The Handbook includes a Blended Synchronous Learning Design Framework that offers pedagogical, technological and logistical recommendations for teachers attempting to design and implement blended synchronous learning lessons (see Chapter 14). It also includes a Rich-Media Synchronous Technology Capabilities Framework to support the selection of technologies for different types of learning activities (see Chapter 4), as well as a review of relevant literature, a summary of the Blended Synchronous Learning Scoping Study results, detailed reports of each of the seven case studies, and a cross-case analysis. For those who are interested, the BlendSync Final Report and External Evaluation Report are also from the OLT website at the following URLs:

http://www.olt.gov.au/system/files/resources/ID11_1931_Bower_Report_2014.pdf
http://www.olt.gov.au/system/files/resources/ID11_1931_Bower_Report_evaluation_2014.pdf

A list of academic papers and links to recordings of presentations that have arisen out of the project is posted at http://blendsync.org/publications .


The BlendSync Team:
Matt Bower (Macquarie University)
Gregor Kennedy (The University of Melbourne)
Barney Dalgarno (Charles Sturt University)
Mark J. W. Lee (Charles Sturt University)

Web: http://blendsync.org
Email: info@blendsync.org

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learning design and case studies focused on the use of three technologies— videoconferencing, web conferencing and 3D virtual worlds

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Stand aside for the smartphone generation

Stand aside for the smartphone generation | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
the reluctance of pedestrians to engage in negotiation for right of way
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"an increasing number of people will not 'give way' any longer" - English courtesy norms on the streets are changing! wow, what's next in this crazy world? free and open courses that are meaningful and valued by others?

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U.S. Postsecondary Faculty in 2015: Diversity in People, Goals and Methods, But Focused on Students

FTI Consulting for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation found that 40% use or are interested in using innovative techniques and technologies - but that of the 40%, only half have actually used them

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Summary of the report available at CHE Wired Campus http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professors-know-about-high-tech-teaching-methods-but-few-use-them/55777?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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Who Knows? Issues on how "general knowledge" is defined and expressed - Wikipedia

Who Knows? Issues on how "general knowledge" is defined and expressed -  Wikipedia | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Free for 24 hours. Claims to authority by both academe and Wikipedia are riddled with contradictions.
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The comments below the article really help explain the limitations of the arguments presented here. However, the author brings up some really good points about the issues surrounding the "authority" of academia in the general public. This calls to mind the current debates in the U.S. Congress about whether or not a leader in U.S. policymaking can "believe" the authority of our most respected scientists on topics such as global climate change or evolution.

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Quick facts about #FreeCommunityCollege (with images, tweets) · RebeccaAguilar

President Obama's #freecommunitycollege proposal has everyone looking for facts on community colleges in the U.S. Here is a compiled group of graphics shared on social media. Find out who currently attends, who has been left in debt and who could benefit if states adopt the plan.
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A very useful set of infographics - makes Kentucky's strange mix of poverty, elite KCTCS administrators and poor baccalaureate degree attainment stand out all the more starkly.

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OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education.

OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education. | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Download the .pdf at

http://mythbusting.oerpolicy.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/OER_Mythbusting.pdf

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Khan Academy founder has two big ideas for overhauling higher education in the sciences: universal credentialing system through the Open Education Alliance + portfolio of products at graduation (vs...

Khan Academy founder has two big ideas for overhauling higher education in the sciences: universal credentialing system through the Open Education Alliance + portfolio of products at graduation (vs... | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Soft-spoken education revolutionary Sal Khan has a few ideas for how to radically overhaul higher education. First, create a universal degree that's comparable to a Stanford degree, and second, tra...
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Top tech companies -- and many small businesses too -- don't care as much about baccalaureate degrees as much as they want to see what graduates can actually do.  They want to see creative products, or ePortfolios, not traditional resumes from applicants.

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Remodeling MOOCs in 2014 - from ICEF (International Consultants for Education and Fairs)

Remodeling MOOCs in 2014 - from ICEF (International Consultants for Education and Fairs) | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

Since the first wave of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) around 2012, hypotheses about their impact have abounded, and have changed over time. So too have emotions about the courses evolved (from excitement to disenchantment or even suspicion) to where we may be now: a calmer state where the both the hype and counter-hype have worn off.

 

Now, organisations are using the essence of MOOCs – an online, adaptable, customisable, and accessible platform – to achieve diverse educational outcomes and business models.

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EdX courses are now offered by universities in 20 countries, including India, Mexico, France, and Hong Kong.12 Chinese institutions have now launched their own platform, XuetangX, with some 300,000 users already. XuetangX is based on EdX’s open-source codebase.Again using EdX’s open-source codebase, Jordan’s Queen Rania Foundation has created a similar portal, Edraak. Edraak offers Arabic language content from Middle Eastern schools and displays text from right to left.Saudi Arabia has announced its creation of a portal designed to teach vocational skills to its workforce.
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NIH Big Data to Knowledge project's funding to encourage new ways to use #bigdata in medicine inc MOOCs and #OER

NIH Big Data to Knowledge project's funding to encourage new ways to use #bigdata in medicine inc MOOCs and #OER | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Official website of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative.The mission of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative is to enable biomedical scientists to capitalize more fully on the Big Data**being generated by those research communities. With advances in technologies, these investigators are increasingly generating and using large, complex, and diverse datasets. Consequently, the biomedical research enterprise is increasingly becoming data-intensive and data-driven. However, the ability of researchers to locate, analyze, and use Big Data (and more generally all biomedical and behavioral data) is often limited for reasons related to access to relevant software and tools, expertise, and other factors.
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FY 14 Awards go to about 20 universities for

* Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing

* Data Discovery Index Coordination Consortium

* Training and Career Development in Biomedical Big Data

* Development of Big Data Courses and Open Educational Resources

Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing Data Discovery Index Coordination Consortium Training and Career Development in Biomedical Big Data Development of Big Data Courses and Open Educational Resources - See more at: http://bd2k.nih.gov/FY14/Ed/Ed.html#sthash.CGyYGwEC.dpufCenters of Excellence for Big Data Computing Data Discovery Index Coordination Consortium Training and Career Development in Biomedical Big Data Development of Big Data Courses and Open Educational Resources - See more at: http://bd2k.nih.gov/FY14/Ed/Ed.html#sthash.CGyYGwEC.dpuf
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Vanderbilt’s Online Courses Enroll 600,000 Students — And Most Haven’t Paid A Dime

Vanderbilt’s Online Courses Enroll 600,000 Students — And Most Haven’t Paid A Dime | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Although MOOCs are completely free for students, the average course costs Vanderbilt $45,000 to $50,000 to produce. But Vanderbilt doesn't expect financial return here: It's hoping to get the university's work — and name — out to thousands of people.
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metrics for success center on the University's visibility in national/global communities

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Bread and Roses: reopening at LEA 13

Bread and Roses: reopening at LEA 13 | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
The Bread and Roses exhibit began as an exploratory exercise for my Women's Studies 1110 class, way back in the winter of 2013. At that time, I just wanted to combat the too-prevalent idea that his...
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By the awesome Sharon Collingwood of OSU Women's Studies

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Free Technology for Teachers: Pixabay Updates Make It Easier to Find Quality Public Domain Images

Free Technology for Teachers: Pixabay Updates Make It Easier to Find Quality Public Domain Images | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Performance of Facebook Post Types (in terms of "likes") over 3.5 years | Dan Zarrella

Performance of Facebook Post Types (in terms of "likes") over 3.5 years | Dan Zarrella | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Using a database of 11.4 million posts published by just over 24,000 of the most liked Facebook pages, dating back to 2010 and earlier, I was able to analyse
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text-based status updates declined in performance (friends "liking" them) while videos and photos gained over time.

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