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Beyond MOOCs: 5 Digital Initiatives That Make Sense for Every College | UBTech Conference

Beyond MOOCs: 5 Digital Initiatives That Make Sense for Every College | UBTech Conference | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
UBTech is higher education’s leading technology focused and leadership event.

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Karen Johnson's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:41 AM

Yes, this is in the USA and so it will have an American bias but I think this Webinar Keynote from UBTech2013 could prove very interesting.  DO take note of the time (I think I have it right) and date :)

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Stanford’s NovoEd Brings Collaboration And Group Learning To MOOCs To Help Fight Attrition | TechCrunch

Stanford’s NovoEd Brings Collaboration And Group Learning To MOOCs To Help Fight Attrition | TechCrunch | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it

[Excerpt]: "And that’s really the key differentiator for NovoEd. Saberi and Ronaghi founded Venture Lab to help teachers who found that current MOOC offerings didn’t cater to their style, working better for mastery-focused courses than those that are more open-ended — or focused on teaching creative disciplines. Unlike, say, Mathematics or Computer Science which may work best in the lecture format, or one in which students study and practice by themselves, the founders wanted to create a MOOC platform for courses that demand more group interaction and peer-to-peer collaboration."

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A MOOC platform that prioritizes collaboration and interaction.

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MOOCs, Large Courses Open to All, Topple Campus Walls

MOOCs, Large Courses Open to All, Topple Campus Walls | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses are free, non-degree programs that have been drawing top professors and are seen as a tool for democratizing higher education.

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Thanks, Haley!

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Rosetta Course brings language learning to Android | Android ...

Rosetta Course brings language learning to Android | Android ... | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it

We can now take the award-winning Rosetta Stone language learning software with us wherever we'd like all on our Android smartphones and tablets. Obviously you can't learn the entire language for free, but they have ...


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Create iOS and Flash Games with Stencyl

Create iOS and Flash Games with Stencyl | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
Stencyl helps you create iOS and Flash games in a flash with or without coding.

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Karoly Domonyi's comment, February 19, 2013 3:38 AM
We were accepted to Chrome Experiments, check us out here: http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/moonshades/
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 19, 2013 5:27 AM

Creating games is a good way of considering telling stories with technology.

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Noah Comprende [badges for learning Spanish]

Noah Comprende [badges for learning Spanish] | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it

[Excerpt]: "WNET, in partnership with the PBS KIDS GO! interactive team and Bluemarker LLC, proposes to develop a badge system for NOAH COMPRENDE (pbskids.org/noah), a groundbreaking children’s media project that introduces Spanish to English speakers. The free online project is geared to children six to eight years old who can access the site at home, in school, in libraries, and through afterschool programs.  Enthusiastic users also include younger children and adults. Since April 15, 2011, the site has had 4,545,376 pageviews, 1,112,318 visits, and 347,393 unique visitors."


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Christie Charles's curator insight, February 16, 2013 3:32 PM

This is a great innovative competition creating orignal open badges. Interesting stuff.

 

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Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps

Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
I am conducting a series of workshops in Florida and was asked to share a rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps as part of the workshop.

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MOOCs and OERs - by Stephen Downes

MOOC and OERs Stephen Downes 06 February 2013

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cMOOCs and xMOOCs (networks and content)

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Heiko Idensen's curator insight, February 10, 2013 5:30 AM

... Not to forget the recorded Video from the Presentation:

"February 6, 2013
Keynote presentation delivered to Conference Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, via Hangout.

Overview of some of the early MOOCs we created, along with some more extended duscussion of the design principles we employed in creating MOOCs. [Slides] [Audio]"

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http://www.downes.ca/presentation/310


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WordPress Gamification: 10 Achievements and Rewards Plugins | Wordpress Jedi

WordPress Gamification: 10 Achievements and Rewards Plugins | Wordpress Jedi | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
Building a long-lasting community takes a lot of effort. You are going to need high quality and engaging content to keep your site going strong.

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Natasa's blog: ModPo is over, long live Modpo

Natasa's blog: ModPo is over, long live Modpo | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:18 AM

This is an informative post because it gives a participant's impression of a Coursera course that was run as a cMOOC (usually, Coursera courses are xMOOCs). The moderators of ModPo knew how to pull 3500 participants into a community, many of whom remain networked.  

sarspri's comment, January 22, 2013 12:21 PM
I saw the ModPo team present briefly at a virtual Penn seminar and was intrigued. Thanks for sharing Natasa's post.
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5 Educational Trends for 2013 – ESL/EFL (Nicky Hockly)

5 Educational Trends for 2013 – ESL/EFL (Nicky Hockly) | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it

Includes a brief description and discussion of:  the flipped classroom, MOOCs (massively open online courses), mobile learning (ie, cell phones), augmented reality, digital literacies. 

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MMOOCs — More Modest Open(?) Online(?) Courses(?)

MMOOCs — More Modest Open(?) Online(?) Courses(?) | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
Some backlash against MOOCs was inevitable. But things seem to be picking up steam. Last week, Amherst, after much wooing (and after saying no to for-profit providers), said no to edX.
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Why c and x MOOCs are attracting different number of participants?

Why c and x MOOCs are attracting different number of participants? | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
Here is a post on FB on a discussion on the question: Why are xMOOCs attracting tens or hundred thousands of students? Thanks to Ana and Steve for their comments and conversation. Here are my refle...

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Introducing Mobile Technology Into Your Classroom: Structures and Routines

Introducing Mobile Technology Into Your Classroom: Structures and Routines | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
It can be intimidating to try something new in your classroom. This is especially true with technology. I believe that technology should make the work of teachers easier while creating an environment

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We Don't Need No Educator

Described the changing nature of online learning with the introduction of massive open online courses, and in that context describes and explains the changing r

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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 16, 2013 2:45 PM
Suddendly, it reminds me Claparède paedagogical thinking, except it was 1920's, no web, no computers, just imagination and knowledge, and love to students and effective learning http://educarparacrescer.abril.com.br/aprendizagem/edouard-claparede-307872.shtml
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iTalk Business: French - English- iPhoneAppList

iTalk Business: French - English- iPhoneAppList | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
*** Winner of GIGA-Maus Award for best mobile learning program in the category, Family Learning, Frankfurt Book Fair 2009 ****** 5 étoiles décernées par le magazine "iPhone & Co", octobre 2009 ***iTalk Business vous permet d’utiliser votre iPhone...

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Mobile Apps Make Student Assessment Easy and Interactive | Cool Tools - The Digital Shift

Mobile Apps Make Student Assessment Easy and Interactive | Cool Tools - The Digital Shift | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it

[Excerpt]: "Regardless of what curriculum areas we teach, observing and assessing our students is something that we all do every day. Thanks to mobile devices like iPads and Android tablets, recording our informal observations and formal assessments has never been easier. Here are some of the best mobile apps and mobile-friendly websites available."


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Braucht ein MOOC Didaktik? JA, klar!

Braucht ein MOOC Didaktik? JA, klar! | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
Ich habe diese Woche die Beiträge zur Didaktik interessiert verfolgt und glaube am Ende der Woche, dass die Antwort auf die Frage, ob ein MOOC Didaktik braucht/inherent hat oder nicht, einfach auch...

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Didaktik oder Kursdesign?

"Es scheint mir einerseits eine Herausforderung zu sein, Didaktik z.B. von Kursdesign abzugrenzen. Für mich ist das Kursdesign z.B. ein wenig kleiner, konkreter, eher Teil der didaktischen Überlegungen die Didaktik grösser und umfasst z.B. auch die Definition und Ausrichtung auf die Zielgruppen, die man adressieren will – auch wenn dann ggf. andere teilnehmen, als man anfangs dachte ... "

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Claudia Bremer

Leitung von studiumdigitale,
dem eLearning-Zentrum der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main

 


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More thoughts on cMOOCs vs xMOOCs (in German).

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New iPad App May Be The Future Of Collaborative Online Learning - Edudemic

New iPad App May Be The Future Of Collaborative Online Learning - Edudemic | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it

Posted by Katie Lepi

 

"One of the biggest problems many people have with Khan Academy and YouTube Edu is simply the format. It’s not the fault of Khan or YouTube … it’s just that the passive video format is just that. It’s passive. Khan and others are introducing more interactive technology that acts as an added level of learning to the lessons but no one has nailed it quite yet.

 

"A San Francisco-based startup called Net Power & Light Inc. wants to change that. And they’re working with one of the most popular (in terms of YouTube views at least) Harvard professors to show off what they can do. Net and Professor Michael Sandel have partnered to offer a more interactive way to learn using the Apple iPad.

 

"Net’s software is called ‘Spin‘ which essentially turns passive video watching into interactive group learning. It’s like project-based learning but with the entire planet instead of just your classroom.

 

"Right now, Spin lets you remix and interact with content from Harvard, Stanford, TED, and the National Geographic Channel.

 

"“Teachers felt web-based learning wasn’t giving them the full experience,” Tara Lemmey, Net Power & Light’s co-founder and chief executive officer, said in an interview. “Education shouldn’t live by itself. It’s a world of together.”


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Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit

Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
In an unusual arrangement with a commercial company, the universities hope that those who pass the free courses will pay tuition to complete a degree program.

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The Technology of Massive Open Online Courses

The Technology of Massive Open Online Courses | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it

Online learning used to be synonymous with shady diploma mills that offered a questionable product. Now it suggests something much better and more technologically sophisticated.


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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, January 4, 2013 10:02 AM

Another excellent article about the future of MOOCs. It's definitely a growing business, whether it's internally in higher ed or going corporate. This article also stresses the challenges in providing the same quality content as the classroom experience. Definitely a must-read. 

--techcommgeekmom

Elena Caldirola's curator insight, January 7, 2013 7:30 AM

... questi due insistono. E dai e dai che alla fine la avranno vinta.

David Corp's comment, January 7, 2013 8:12 AM
This looks very interesting indeed. Just signed up for a course!
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Could online courses be the death of the humanities? || Guardian article

Could online courses be the death of the humanities? || Guardian article | MOOCs, badges, OER, ePals, mobile and more | Scoop.it
Humanities are at risk, less from the free education market than the free market strategies in education, says Aurélien Mondon...
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