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Top 40 OpenSim grids have reached 28,186 regions, a new record high

Top 40 OpenSim grids have reached 28,186  regions, a new record high | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

The top 40 OpenSim grids have reached 28,186  regions, a new record high and an increase of 578 regions since this time last month. They also reported 309,792 total registered users and 18,442 active users this month, a total of 281 new registered users and 520 new active users.


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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

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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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Free Online Courses - 1500+ Free Courses and Lectures | Benefits of Online Education

Free Online Courses - 1500+ Free Courses and Lectures | Benefits of Online Education | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

A list of 1500+ free MOOCs and other courses from some of the world’s best schools.

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Last updated April 20, 2014

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Resources for Openness in Education - P2P Foundation

Resources for Openness in Education - P2P Foundation | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Got this from the OER Barnraising session in Wikipedia - thanks, guys! great reference page

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Jetpac software based on deep learning | crowdsourcing business ratings via Instagram photos | #bigdata

Jetpac software based on deep learning | crowdsourcing business ratings via Instagram photos | #bigdata | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Software that counts dogs, martini glasses, and mustaches in Instagram photos provides a novel way to rate businesses.
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Using free/open photographs to reveal cultural norms/trends via big data - we in higher ed should do this ourselves for improving retention rates or graduation rates

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Crowdsourced Journal Article in Harvard Biz Rev – The Capitalist's Dilemma - facilitated on OpenIDEO

Crowdsourced Journal Article in Harvard Biz Rev – The Capitalist's Dilemma - facilitated on OpenIDEO | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Harvard Business Review's "first formally crowdsourced" article led by Clayton M. Christensen and Derek van Bever with a list of contributors of 200+ names - on OpenIDEO collaboration platform

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Using Video Annotation Tools to Teach Film Analysis – ProfHacker on SocialBook

Using Video Annotation Tools to Teach Film Analysis – ProfHacker on SocialBook | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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SocialBook, a project from The Institute for the Future of the Book

 

I'm wondering how this will impact ADA issues - does this offer a new tool for universal design advocates...?

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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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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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Who uses MOOCs and how?

Who uses MOOCs and how? | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

Given that millions of people register for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it is perhaps not surprising that much has been written to date about these still-evolving education platforms.

But what do we know about who is enrolled in MOOCs? Or how these platforms are (or aren’t) supporting learning? In today’s article we take a look at some fresh studies from the field to sketch out early observations about the usage and impacts of MOOCs. http://ow.ly/zrs0H

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MOOC study of Coursera students creates new "taxonomy of engagement" | helpful for understanding issues re completion rates

MOOC study of Coursera students creates new "taxonomy of engagement" | helpful for understanding issues re completion rates | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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GREAT series of names for engagement patterns:

bystanders, collectors, viewers, solvers, all-rounders

 

SOME OTHER IDEAS: what about the way-finders - those who help create signposts for others to follow as learners navigate the course? or the web-makers - assisters/facilitators who help craft communities among learners?

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Henry Reichman at AAUP conference: Faculty Should Play Role in Taming Wild West of Academic Tweets - issue of academic freedom

Henry Reichman at AAUP conference: Faculty Should Play Role in Taming Wild West of Academic Tweets - issue of academic freedom | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Universities with strict social media policies risk trampling academic freedoms, one professor argues.
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Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript

Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Twine publishes to HTML, so your work can be published online. 

 

Twine was originally created by Chris Klimas in 2009 and is now maintained by community sourcing at several different repositories.

 

Tumblr site includes examples published in the Interactive Fiction Database

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