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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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Great advice for a MOOC designer

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Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, December 17, 2012 12:45 PM

These are characteristics of Inquiry Based Learning...See your libraria for more information - Students should uncover and discover...rather than "cover"

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Beyond plagiarism | "just as 'just say no' hasn’t eradicated drug use, it hasn’t eradicated plagiarism"

Beyond plagiarism | "just as 'just say no' hasn’t eradicated drug use, it hasn’t eradicated plagiarism" | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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MOOC design needs to take these issues of teaching scholarly communication and expecting high standards in student performances into consideration if they are really trying to be a part of college prep or for-credit experiences

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1st Intl Workshop on Open Badges in Education #OBIE2014 in Estonia 13-16 Aug | proposals due 1 May

1st Intl Workshop on Open Badges in Education #OBIE2014 in Estonia 13-16 Aug | proposals due 1 May | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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IMPORTANT DATES====================================* 1 May 2014: Paper submission deadline* 23 May 2014: Notification of acceptance* 13 June 2014: Camera-ready paper* 12 August 2014: Open Badges in Education workshop day (to be confirmed by the Conference organizers) For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/obie2014ws/
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edX and Facebook team up with Rwanda govt to offer free education MOOCs via smart phones - SocialEDU

edX and Facebook team up with Rwanda govt to offer free education MOOCs via smart phones - SocialEDU | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Pearson using Mozilla standards for Acclaim, Open Badge Platform – CHE

Pearson using Mozilla standards for Acclaim, Open Badge Platform – CHE | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Harvard U. Will Offer Exclusive MOOCs to Alumnae/i inc potential donors interacting directly with professors – CHE

Harvard U. Will Offer Exclusive MOOCs to Alumnae/i inc potential donors interacting directly with professors – CHE | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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"HarvardX for Alumni and first reported in The Harvard Crimson, might also include opportunities to interact directly with professors, a rare privilege in an open online course."

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Udemy Reaches 2 Million Students - "What do you want to learn today?" MOOC

Online course provider Udemy has reached the 2 million-student milestone, only five months after it reached the 1 million-student mark.
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"... 13,000 courses from 7,000 experts, and instructors publish more than 800 new courses each month ... student course enrollments grew more than 400 percent in the last 12 months."

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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

"It’s been four years since I first published my “Taxonomy of Reflection.” My interest in reflective thinking is rooted in a simple but powerful statement by Donald Finkel who wrote that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” (Teaching with Your Mouth Shut)."


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Love the title: "Teaching with your mouth shut"

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 5, 1:09 AM

Where Bloom, discussion prompts and e-learning meet... there you'll find some thinkiing!

Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 5, 6:40 AM

Fantastic resource, especially if you take time to really reflect on the sample questions posed.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 12:56 PM

Ideas for reflective prompts 

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Flat World Education Expands Platform to Enable Transformative Initiatives in Personalized Learning #ebooks

Flat World Education Expands Platform to Enable Transformative Initiatives in Personalized Learning #ebooks | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Flat World Education, an education content and software company focused on enabling higher education institutions to offer innovative courses and degree progr...
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Flat World offers an e-book publishing platform with over 100 peer-reviewed titles that instructors can personalize and deliver to students. It's also partnering with Brandman University to offer an online, competency-based bachelor's degree in business administration.

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Harvard U. experiments w 3 versions of same intro comp sci course | MOOC, for-credit, hybrid w rebate

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"pretty ambitious revenue experiment" by the Harvard faculty offering the course CS50x

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Siemens, leader in constructivist MOOC development, to lead digital learning research at UT-Arlington

Siemens, leader in constructivist MOOC development, to lead digital learning research at UT-Arlington | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
George Siemens, an expert in the field of digital learning known for creating one of the first massive open online courses, has joined The University of Texas at Arlington to lead a lab exploring the critical demands new learning technologies place...
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Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab (LINK Lab)

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The World’s First OMAP Is Launched This Month | PRLog

The World’s First OMAP Is Launched This Month | PRLog | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
The World’s First OMAP Is Launched This Month. The world’s first OMAP or Online MOOC Assistance Portal has been launched this month.
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Hoping that they will allow for interactivity (even if moderated)... keeping up the expectation that learners are also teachers.

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Gartner: 4 Disruptive Trends Changing the Future of IT -- Campus Technology

Gartner: 4 Disruptive Trends Changing the Future of IT -- Campus Technology | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Gartner predicts a future full of disruptions. Will your institutional IT organization be ready to exploit the opportunities?
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- 3D printing
- digital accessories and crowdsourcing
- smart machines for big data analytics
- placemaking the Internet (sensors in physical objects to collect/share data via Internet)

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Higher education needs to build global learning communities | something like constructivist MOOCs?

Higher education needs to build global learning communities | something like constructivist MOOCs? | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Universities must do more to help students develop as global citizens. Virtual global learning communities could be the answer, say Patrick Blessinger and Olga Kovbasyuk
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MOOCs and the 'Slope of Enlightenment' by Jonathan Haber | One Year BA - 1st of 4 posts in the series #OER

MOOCs and the 'Slope of Enlightenment' by Jonathan Haber | One Year BA - 1st of 4 posts in the series #OER | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
When Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) first burst onto the scene in 2011 and 2012, the market for free online classes that were drawing hundreds of thousands of enrollments seemed obvious.  Surely young students, encouraged by parents staring down six-figure tuition bills, would jump at the chanc
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Jonathan Haber took a full array of MOOCs he's calling a "One Year BA" - his experiences will be published in a book later this year.  He said his selections were "modeled on the degree requirements I was familiar with from residential schooling with freshman and sophomore 'years' (which ran from January-June) requiring the completion of sixteen courses, ten of which had to be distributed across science, social science and humanities subjects.  And to satisfy major requirements (my chosen major being philosophy), I had to finish ten courses in the subject before the end of my One Year BA, four of which needed to be at the intermediate and advanced levels."

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Fewer Online Programs Than You Think – traditional univs overcount based on site-based requirements

Fewer Online Programs Than You Think – traditional univs overcount based on site-based requirements | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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See report at http://www.approvedcolleges.com/2014-study-of-online-education-opportunities

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Aim Even Higher: Designing #HigherEd From Scratch – in a MOOC - #FutureEd

Aim Even Higher: Designing #HigherEd From Scratch – in a MOOC - #FutureEd | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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3 project teams in a MOOC to examine current models of universities in the U.S. and to create new ones.

 

".... In the words of Professor Davidson, “‘realism’ often means working so hard to maintain the status quo against all odds, and ‘idealism’ sometimes means leadership among allies who see an opportunity to improve the world and make it better.” ... Sameness is comforting. As we approach Week 4 of the MOOC, however, we are asking ourselves to lean into discomfort and aim even higher."

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Distance Ed & Training Council approves accreditation of U. of the People - CHE

Distance Ed & Training Council approves accreditation of U. of the People - CHE | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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700 students (business admin and computer science) in 142 countries

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Alma Launches Free Hybrid Learning Management and Student Info System inc. proficiency-based gradebooks, standards tracking

Alma has launched a free cloud-based student information system and learning management system. Availability of Alma in 2014 is limited to the first 500 schools to sign up.
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Free core features of Alma include:

Student information;Traditional, standards-based and proficiency-based gradebooks;Report cards;Attendance tracking and reporting;Parent and student portals;Integrated school calendar;Messaging and emergency notifications;Standards tracking;Curriculum and lesson planning;Data migration through an Excel template; andE-mail and phone support.

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Advanced messaging;Customized report cards;Data migration services; andOn-site training.
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Second Life Founder working on new startup - High Fidelity - relying less on keyboard, more on virtual assistants

Second Life Founder working on new startup  - High Fidelity - relying less on keyboard, more on virtual assistants | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Philip Rosedale's new startup, High Fidelity, hopes to make virtual worlds mainstream by clearing technical hurdles that Second Life stumbled over.
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Social Learning Analytics applied in a MOOC-environment

Social Learning Analytics applied in a MOOC-environment | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Published on Open Education Europa, a paper presents an example of a Social Learning Analytics Tool to visualize real-time discussion activities in a MOOC environment. Practitioners and researchers...

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Social Learning Analytics Tool SLA to visualize real-time discussion activities.

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Teachers Using Twitter as a Virtual PLN

Teachers Using Twitter as a Virtual PLN | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Education technology enthusiast, Stacey Roshan, shares how she became an empowered learner through the social network, Twitter.
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Very accessible article about Twitter as a learning tool for teachers -- and for postsec faculty too! This is the kind of environs that many who look at the communication tools within xMOOCs ignore as a potential tool for making a big content-driven space small and personal for the user.

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Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution

Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Instead of calling MOOCs a failure, combine them with other pioneering ideas to help higher education evolve.
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"Instead of 2014 being the year when talk of disruption in higher education ends, why not make it the year when pioneering ideas converge?"

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George Siemens Gets Connected | constructivist MOOCs

George Siemens Gets Connected | constructivist MOOCs | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
The developer of the first massive open online course sees value in learning through personal connections, just as members of his Mennonite community did when he was a child.
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Wonderful way to describe the energy behind a constructivist MOOC

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Stanford Engineer Develops Virtual Science Labs for MOOCs

Stanford Engineer Develops Virtual Science Labs for MOOCs | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
An engineering professor at Stanford University has developed a way for students in MOOCs to conduct virtual lab experiments—an "iLab," as he calls it—that could have value for K-12 students.
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is this considered "hands on"?  I hope that curriculum developers in higher ed begin to take notice of student learning gains when we level the playing field for students who do not attend state-of-the-art schools or are not allowed to take college prep tracks where they have "hands on" access to lab experiments set up by highly trained K12 teachers...

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What is Open Pedagogy?

What is Open Pedagogy? | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about open educational resources, but precious little has been written about how OER - or openness more generally - changes the practice of educatio...
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"Killing the Disposable Assignment" - AWESOME!
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