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

Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 5, 2014 9:40 AM

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

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:56 PM

Ideas for reflective prompts 

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OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology

OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
A new survey from Cengage Learning found that open educational resources in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.
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So exciting to read that a significant majority of those faculty responding to the survey who have not chosen open educational resources yet are planning to do so in the future!
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The Woes of Wikipedia | Library Babel Fish

The Woes of Wikipedia | Library Babel Fish | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
There's a lot to like about Wikipedia, but it's becoming a hostile place for many editors.
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I agree - it certainly has happened to me several times as I defend my students' and my own work on Kentucky women's history in Wikipedia: "... it’s easy to use arcane rules and endless debate to wear people out. ... it’s getting harder to get volunteers to spend time contributing to a site when they will have to spend their energies defending their contributions."
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Towards an open research university: creating the conditions where engaged research can flourish.

Towards an open research university: creating the conditions where engaged research can flourish. | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Embracing the values of publics, stakeholders and end-users enriches knowledge generation and exchange, improving the quality of research. For the principles of engaged research to become embedded …

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32 Animated Videos by Wireless Philosophy Teach You the Essentials of Critical Thinking

32 Animated Videos by Wireless Philosophy Teach You the Essentials of Critical Thinking | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

Do you know someone whose arguments consist of baldly specious reasoning, hopelessly confused categories, archipelagos of logical fallacies buttressed by seawalls of cognitive biases? Surely you do.
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OER by philosophy instructor Geoff Pynn of Northern Illinois University along with doctoral students Kelley Schiffman (Yale), Paul Henne (Duke), and others from philosophy and psychology.
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The Learning House Online College Students 2016

Discover who is studying online. “Online College Students 2016: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” explores a survey of 1,500 online students.
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Recent report indicates that it is locals who enroll in online degree programs and they are younger than ever before. The majority of the survey respondents (1500 and currently enrolled in fully online degree programs) indicated that they simply did not know about alternative credentials, such as MOOC certificates, badges or microdegrees. Sounds like the traditional student just continuing to move more online...? Download the report at The Learning House website - see also the announcement of webinar in August by the report's co-authors Dr. David Clinefelter, chief academic officer of Learning House, and Carol B. Aslanian, founder and president of Aslanian Market Research,
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Excelsior College - Designing a Competency Based Education (CBE) Program: Context, Challenges, and Pivots

Excelsior College - Designing a Competency Based Education (CBE) Program: Context, Challenges, and Pivots | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
four key design principles that should be followed to be successful: the degree reflects robust and valid competencies, students are able to learn at a variable pace and are supported in their learning, effective learning resources are available any time and are reusable, and assessments are secure and reliable. We suggest a fifth: the balance between time, assessment and demonstrated learning, focusing on quality. This is where the gap between education and industry can be aligned.
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the authors left out the excellent work being done with MOOCs and other OER efforts in this arena.

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Art Schools Go MOOC, With Kadenze | CHE

Art Schools Go MOOC, With Kadenze | CHE | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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... allow students to create online portfolios, upload music files and scanned art, watch videos, and participate in discussion forums....

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Virginia Pilots Statewide Open Textbook Initiative for Community Colleges -- Campus Technology

Virginia Community Colleges is piloting a new program to replace textbooks with open educational resources (OER) in designated programs.
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Tidewater Community College's "Z-Degree" program (zero textbook cost) for a business degree had already launched in fall 2013. Initiative is funded by a $200,000 grand from William and Flora Hewlett Fndtn - goal is to save 50,000 students more than $5 million dollars in first year.

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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online "almost constantly."
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web-based survey by Pew (not via phone) - Facebook still the big winner, but also Instagram and Snapchat (more diversification than in the past); disproportionality by race in usage rates not explained

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Innovative MOOCs Take Learning in New Directions - International Partnerships, Alumnae/i Networking

Recent efforts are tweaking the formula for massive open online courses and expanding their reach to new audiences.
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Global review maps the state of MOOCs in 2014

Global review maps the state of MOOCs in 2014 | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

Expectations for MOOCs have been shaped by offsetting waves of enthusiasm and skepticism over the past couple of years. Some say that 2014 was the year that MOOCs came of age in terms of profile and respectability, but also by virtue of a critical mass of investment, staff, reach, and revenue.

 

MOOC aggregator Class Central recently offered a convenient summary of the rapid expansion of MOOC programming over the past three years and a detailed breakdown of the MOOC market in 2014. This article takes you through the key stats and trends.

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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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Revisionist History Episode 10

Revisionist History Episode 10 | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Listen to “The Satire Paradox” Episode 10 of The Revisionist History Podcast with Malcolm Gladwell.
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Interesting podcast series by Malcolm Gladwell - check out the Open Culture's review of 3 of his episodes that focus on higher education's "meritocracy" http://www.openculture.com/2016/08/malcolm-gladwell-asks-hard-questions-about-money-meritocracy-in-american-higher-education.html
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RESEARCH IMPACT OF PAYWALLED
VERSUS OPEN ACCESS PAPERS

RESEARCH IMPACT OF PAYWALLED <br/>VERSUS OPEN ACCESS PAPERS | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
RESEARCH IMPACT OF PAYWALLED
VERSUS OPEN ACCESS PAPERS

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1science examines 3,350,910 papers published between 2007 and 2009 and indexed in the WoS, with a citation window starting in 2007 and continuing up to the latest date possible (in practice, mid-2016). More than 12,000 journals indexed in the WoS were used to compute the citations for these papers, which have received a total of 34,865,430 citations from these citing journals.
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Marie Curie Attended a Secret, Underground “Flying University” When Women Were Banned from Polish Universities

Marie Curie Attended a Secret, Underground “Flying University” When Women Were Banned from Polish Universities | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
When Curie was prevented from attending the University of Warsaw because of her gender, she continued her learning informally, getting involved with the
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Crucial for us all to understand the process here in this open educational effort in Poland called "Floating" or "Flying" University:  this amazing scholar not only "listened" to lectures from others in private homes (small groups) but also taught what she learned to others who were not her social peers. This means that she needed to translate much of what she learned - this allowed for others with fewer opportunities than Curie had to be able to understand these subjects. This kind of learning/teaching mode she admits openly charged up her own creative and innovative self to be able to experiment more boldly and think more broadly as a scientist.
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Higher Ed: The Next Generation? | Higher Ed Gamma

Higher Ed: The Next Generation? | Higher Ed Gamma | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Survivors and innovators.  
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Fun essay by Akiba Covitz (formerly at edX) - some snippets worth discussing as trigger statements for mixed groups of faculty, staff and students:

"...MOOCs were surfing an existing, long building tsunami, not actually the cause of one."

Portrait of Higher Ed in 20th century: "a place where the ineffable has often been enough if not the end..."
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The Scope of edX | Technology and Learning

The Scope of edX | Technology and Learning | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Quantifying an open online learning platform.
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Helpful and authentic voice on MOOCs - good list of performance indicators. Love the quip "no one finishes a library" - true!
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Meet Amy, a Virtual Meeting Aide | MIT Technology Review

Meet Amy, a Virtual Meeting Aide | MIT Technology Review | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
My virtual helper can be surprisingly lifelike, but she’s obsessed with meetings.
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Would be great for setting up study groups in MOOCs

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Arabian Roots: The Pedigree of Kentucky Thoroughbreds | University of Kentucky Research | UKnowledge

Arabian Roots: The Pedigree of Kentucky Thoroughbreds | University of Kentucky Research | UKnowledge | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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“Arabian Roots” was developed by UK Libraries, The Keeneland Library, and the Gluck Equine Research Center in collaboration with the Pyramid Society and the International Museum of the Horse.

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CU Boulder Adopts Open Access -- Campus Technology

The University of Colorado Boulder has gone public with its recent adoption of an open access policy.
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"The aim of the policy is to enable global access to research findings to speed scientific discovery, improve educational experiences, enable innovation and stimulate the economy." Similar to Harvard and Univ of CA

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HarvardX and MITx: Two Years of Open Online Courses Fall 2012-Summer 2014 by Andrew Dean Ho, Isaac Chuang, Justin Reich, Cody Austun Coleman, Jacob Whitehill, Curtis G Northcutt, Joseph Jay William...

HarvardX and MITx: Two Years of Open Online Courses Fall 2012-Summer 2014 by Andrew Dean Ho, Isaac Chuang, Justin Reich, Cody Austun Coleman, Jacob Whitehill, Curtis G Northcutt, Joseph Jay William... | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
What happens when well-known universities offer online courses, assessments, and certificates of completion for free? Early descriptions of Massive Open Online
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study by Harvard and MIT profs of their institutions' MOOCs examining data from 1M enrollees + survey results from about 20% of them

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Are MOOCs Working for Us? (Part 2)

Are MOOCs Working for Us? (Part 2) | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Blog: Higher Ed BetaThis post is the second in a four-part series on MOOC research at Davidson College. We began with “why”, laying out the rationale for leading with a qualitative and residentially focused study.
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Inspiração para apresentação de pesquisa bibliográfica

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Professors and Virtual World Professionalism: A Qualitative Study | Blackmon | Journal For Virtual Worlds Research

Professors and Virtual World Professionalism: A Qualitative Study
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A wonderful qualitative study by Dr. Stephanie Blackmon (Univ of Oklahoma) that she describes as "a hermeneutic phenomenology" ... "Participants included 10 professors from various countries, and they were assigned pseudonyms for this study. The findings indicate that avatar attire is an important aspect of professionalism for many professors, and professors were able to maintain professionalism in their virtual world classrooms with both human and non-human avatars."

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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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