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Webcam Proctors Watch Students in Online Courses | MIT Technology Review

Webcam Proctors Watch Students in Online Courses | MIT Technology Review | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
How can you tell if an online student has done the work? That’s where webcam proctoring comes in.

 

It’s a simple idea that could prove critical for the expansion of online education. Over the last year, several top universities, including Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, have begun offering free college courses to all comers (see “The Crisis in Higher Education”). After attracting hundreds of thousands of students, these “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, are now wrestling with how to determine which students are actually completing the coursework and passing exams.


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Online courses, diets, and going to the gym. The science of why we give up.

Online courses, diets, and going to the gym. The science of why we give up. | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
One of the characteristic features of Massive Open Online Courses is the observation that no matter how many students enroll in a course, only between 5 to 10% of them will ever complete it. Setting aside…

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 4:11 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK schools you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 4:12 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK based education institutions you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Kelly Roach's curator insight, May 22, 7:44 PM

A great visual for explaining the different Creative Commons licenses.

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 4:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 11:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 9:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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Jordan Epp: Searching for OER images on Google - YouTube

A quick tutorial on how to search for Open Education Resource images on Google using the Usage Rights Filter.

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Paul Stacey: A Systems Approach to Open

Paul Stacey: A Systems Approach to Open | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

"In the 1990′s I worked for Hughes Aircraft of Canada developing large scale air traffic control systems for international customers around the world. Air traffic control systems are large, complex, mission critical systems. After extensive requirements gathering and analysis an overall architecture for the air traffic control system was defined including complete hardware and software requirements. Development of something so large required the overall architecture to be broken down into subsystem components which were then distributed to different teams for development. The lead systems engineering team had the responsibility of integrating developed subsystems into the final air traffic control system and ensuring that the overall architecture design and requirements were met."


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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 14, 10:55 PM


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Instructional Design Series Introduction - YouTube

How do you design courses? Are you using sound instructional design principles? Are your courses effective? Are they appealing? Check out this series to lear...

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Linda Hegarty's curator insight, January 27, 5:41 AM

very good videos

Catherine Bellino's curator insight, January 30, 12:24 AM

Effective, efficient, appealing... cela ressemble aux paramètres de l'utilisabilité ! Ce qui confirme l'intérêt d'une démarche "d'ergonomie pédagogique".

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, February 28, 9:04 AM

Essentiel "ergonomie" et "espace" 

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For The Largest Not-For-Profit MOOC, edX, Experimentation Is The Path To Innovation

For The Largest Not-For-Profit MOOC, edX, Experimentation Is The Path To Innovation | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Anant Agarwal has personified the educator-entrepreneur, as he has had a foot in academe and a foot in new ventures for more than a decade.

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The Padagogy Wheel

The Padagogy Wheel | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

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Simon Vuillaume's curator insight, April 29, 2013 5:58 PM

Ipadagogy... 

Deborah Banker's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:03 PM

WOW!!  How cool is this?!

Louise Lewis's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:34 PM

Perfect for our research into Web 2.0 tools that we may include in our webmixes

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The Ultimate Guide to MOOCs

The Ultimate Guide to MOOCs | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

A comprehensive guide to taking free online courses from the world's elite Universities through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).


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The most popular 20 TED Talks, as of now | TED Blog

The most popular 20 TED Talks, as of now | TED Blog | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

As 2013 draws to a close, TED is deeply humbled to have posted 1600+ talks, each representing an idea worth spreading. So which ideas have had the most widespread impact? Below, a look at the 20 most-watched talks as of December 2013.


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180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?)

180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?) | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
If you haven’t tried a free MOOC, I’d do it sooner than later. In recent weeks, the whole MOOC project took a hit when a University of Pennsylvania study found what was becoming empirically obvious — that MOOCs generally have very low participation and completion rates, and what’s more, most of the students taking the courses are “disproportionately educated, male, [and] wealthy,” and from the United States. This study, combined with other disappointing experiments and findings, will likely make universities think twice about sinking money into creating MOOCs (they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop). It might take another 6-12 months to see the shift. But I’d hazard a guess that this January might be the peak of the free MOOC trend. Enjoy them while they last. Whatever their shortcomings, they can be quite informative, and you can’t beat the price.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 7, 10:49 AM

Very little of this do I find this surprising.

MFaculty's curator insight, January 7, 10:44 PM

The insights revealed through the previous studies serves to codify what many educators, and even more marketers knew intuitively; free always begs the question of quality. Don't hear what I'm not saying. I'm not saying ALL MOOCs are low quality, I'm merely saying that without academic rigor and effective management, even the best intentions can slide off the rails.

 

I too had noted a number of previous MOOC supporters distancing themselves from the initiatives. Was there ever an identified demand for MOOCs, or were they simply a result of benevolent thinking? Regardless, it is interesting that the 'target audience' for MOOCs are apparently the ones taking least advantage of them. Perhaps the age old marketing rendition of supply and demand has merit still has merit.

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 8, 7:43 PM

Food for thought.

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

This article is the second part of the excellent guide written by Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia in these recent days.
The Part I that I curated and excerpted a summary is here: http://sco.lt/9BOLdB

Here is an excerpt of second part:
"I (Robin Good) continue my humble exploration of what I have identified as possible areas for betterment, innovation and improvement of content curation tools, by identifying and describing some of those that appear most needed.

8) Preservation
One of the official digital curator key responsibilities lays specifically in archiving and preserving anything of value that is collected, just like a museum curator does.
For these reasons professional content curation tools will have to include among their features the ability to:
a) fully photograph,
b) archive and
c) create a searchable index of any such web content, page or information resource being curated.

9) Private Collections
The need to offer “private” collections / streams that can be accessed via subscription or sold as downloadable PDF (or in other formats) will also come of time soon.

10) Full Capture Abilities
The curator needs to equipped with qualified tools that can allow him to easily clip a short text excerpt from a page, a whole web page, an image or parts of a video.
Few content curation tools excel on this front, and none does a great job of creating screenshot-based web page collections that contain full page screenshots.

11) Monetization
All these platform have an opportunity to gradually discover and identify the most valuable curators in their community and to support them by either having relevant brands sponsoring specific verticals, via sponsored stories or via paid subscriptions.

12) Content Types Begging To Be Curated
Most of the curated content today are news, images and products.
Still, there are some areas that completely lack, or offer only one or two useful and easy-to-use curation tools.
Take for example audio curation. There's no dedicated curation tool that I know of that can help me curate podcasts, audio recordings and newscasts easily.

13) Beyond News & Articles
Until now we have been used to see the work of the content curator give life to streams of news stories via a Twitter or Facebook channel.
In the future it is very likely that beyond these popular uses, you will see the work of content curators specifically contribute to the creation of valuable collections in the form of actual: books, magazines, textbooks, video playlists - programmes, shopping directories and more others.

14) Specialized Curation Tools
I expect new curation tools to diversify themselves from the crowded competition by specializing in a specific area and for a specific group of users.

Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part2/

 


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John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 12:44 PM

The Future Of Content Curation Tools -

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 1:45 PM

Valuable tips from Robin Good and thanks Giuseppe Mauriello for sharing them.

Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, February 18, 2:26 PM

Curation tools!!!

 

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I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education

I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

By Selena Larson, 3/8/14

 

MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are quickly becoming technology darlings. Companies like Coursera, Udacity, edX and others provide college-caliber online courses taught by professors from the most prestigious universities. Millions of students interested in pursuing inexpensive post-secondary education can take classes on anything from nutritional health to machine learning—right from the comfort of their own home.

It’s not just about learning new skills. "Graduates" of these classes can receive paid course certificates or accreditation, which is always great to showcase on LinkedIn. Some organizations, like Udacity, have even partnered with universities to create entirely MOOC-based degrees. 

I registered for a five-week course on Coursera, Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory And Practice. I’m interested in global politics and how the definition and scope of terrorism has changed since September 11, 2001, and since the topic was equally intriguing and different from the tech community I’m knee-deep in, I figured this class would provide a good introduction to massive open online courses.

The course was available under Coursera’s “Signature Track” program, so I paid $49 to receive a certificate of completion when I passed the class. It was a waste of $49.

I failed my first MOOC. 

It wasn’t for lack of trying. When I first signed up, I took it very seriously.

 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 25, 6:08 PM

Lessons Learned about Moocs.  

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 26, 11:41 AM

[A very intriguing report of MOOC participation.]

. . . I failed my first MOOC. It wasn't for lack of trying. . . .  I took it very seriously. My Coursera professor ... provided great insight, paired it with interesting ... readings. . . . In my entire college career, I never failed a class. I pulled all-nighters to study for tests and write essays, and all the work I put in eventually paid off. ... My Coursera class was a totally different story.

[So far, so good, but then she continues:]

. .  . I'll admit it: I had minimal motivation.

[Here it is getting intriguing.
How exactly - or even by approximation - can one combine taking it seriously and providing great insights with minimal interest?]

 

. . . And reading on:

 

[How can a not-early-aborted college career be reconciled with the structureless essay she submitted? (there is a link to the essay in her article).

How can she be clueless why her peer reviewers did not give her a pass?
What does this tell us about her college - or high school - education?

Is the Coursera class being "a totally different story" proof that Coursera - educationally speaking - sucks; or is an indication that it can - crudely - detect talent? ]

 

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Very Intriguing . . . in what universe this is possible?

Gerardo Varela's curator insight, May 26, 2:39 PM

Aprendizajes de los MOOC

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 4:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 11:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 9:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons images for your project or presentation.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 3, 10:20 PM

Great list of portals from Harvard Law School

Lisa Norris's curator insight, June 3, 10:36 PM

Post this on your makerspace walls.

teacher1stop.com's curator insight, June 6, 11:36 AM

Thank you for this TERRIFIC resource!!!

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Blended Classroom Lesson Plan: Renaissance Men and Women: An Introduction to Discussion & Communication Strategies in an Online & Blended Environment

Blended Classroom Lesson Plan: Renaissance Men and Women: An Introduction to Discussion & Communication Strategies in an Online & Blended Environment | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
Students will learn and practice appropriate online communication strategies and synthesize their learning about the Renaissance and Renaissance Men (and Women) in an online discussion. Teachers will need to set up a free Collaborize Classroom account.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 30, 2:07 PM

Middle School Gold: Here's a nicely detailed blended classroom lesson plan.  It comes complete with objectives, Common Core Standards, online quiz software suggestions. It also uses Collaborize a fine discussion forum system tune to the needs of blended classroom teachers. 

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Learning and Teaching with Content Curation: an Academic Introduction

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.

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John Slifko's curator insight, June 11, 7:05 PM

More on content curation as a teaching tool. 

Nancy White's curator insight, August 10, 2:06 PM

A good review of curation in education.

Christoph Meier's curator insight, August 11, 4:20 AM

Hilfreicher Übersichtsartikel mit Links zu verschiedenen Beiträgen in peer reviewed journals.

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

Learn How To Make Students Better Online Researchers. Getting learners to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students.


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MOOCs creator George Siemens gets connected - University World News


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Ra's curator insight, January 30, 1:53 AM

Lovely insight into the personality of the 'father of the MOOC'.

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After failed talks, Academic Partnerships and Coursera both introduce online course 'Specializations' | Inside Higher Ed

After failed talks, Academic Partnerships and Coursera both introduce online course 'Specializations' | Inside Higher Ed | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

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verstelle's curator insight, January 22, 3:41 PM

There appear to be two initiatives for 'Specialisations' certificates: 

 

From Coursera, whos motives for the Specializations are: "We hear a lot from students about a desire for a cohesive program of study,” Ng said in an interview. “One of the challenges of the certificate is that courses vary in length and vary in workload, and so it has been challenging for employers to know how to interpret the completion of a particular course. By launching the Specializations program, we hope that this will create a high-level certificate that might become easier for employers to interpret.”

 

And from Academic Partnership: "What we want to do is provide a new, global credential" of 9 months in monthly and weekly modules. 

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MOOCs: a massive opportunity for higher education, or digital hype?

MOOCs: a massive opportunity for higher education, or digital hype? | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
As top-ranked universities join the MOOC revolution, backed by big-name investors, Mike Boxall asks what we can learn from the first dot.com history and who the eventual winners will be

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Curate Browsable Web Page Collections with Nextly

Curate Browsable Web Page Collections with Nextly | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

Browse hand-picked collections of webpages and curate your own.

 

Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Nextly is a free web app which allows you to create collections of web pages that can be easily navigated as a tour on any device. 

 

Via the integrated Add Page feature or the accompanying bookmarklet you can add just about any web page to one of your collections, as well as content coming from Twitter, Facebook or RSS feeds and other social media.

 

A unique characterizing feature of Nextly is that the content of a collection gets pre-loaded when accessed by a user, making the browsing through elements of the collection quite fast. 

 

When browsing through a Nextly collection all original web pages are reproduced as they appear on the web, and are rapidly pre-fecthed to provide a faster loading experience.

 

My comment: Potentially a valuable content curation tool to organize specific sets of articles and distribute them in a format that is effective ad easy to access. It can be used also as an effective new reader and news discovery tool.

 

Free to use. 

 

Try it out now: http://nextly.com/ ;

 

Sample collection: http://nextly.com/hackernews ;

 

Breaking News from The New York Times and their most emailed articles.Technology news from Techmeme  (http://nextly.com/techmeme) or Techcrunch

 

 

Review: http://pandodaily.com/2013/10/24/nextlys-curated-browser-provides-an-alternative-to-scammy-news-readers/ ;


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Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:06 PM

Crea colecciones de páginas Web navegables con Nextly

 

Nextly es una aplicación web gratuita que te permite crear colecciones de páginas web por las que puedes navegar de forma fácil como si realizaras un tour en cualquier dispositivo.

Es potencialmente una valiosa herramienta de curaduría de contenidos para organizar conjuntos específicos de artículos y distribuirlos en un formato que es eficaz y de fácil acceso. También se puede utilizar como un nuevo lector eficaz y como herramienta de descubrimiento de prensa y contenidos.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:23 PM

I'm going to have to investigate this further to see how practical it REALLY is.  It seems like every week there's something else like this that comes out. 

 

One thing that occurs to me thought:  I wonder if it would be possible to use this or tools like it, to create sellable content...some new type of curated content ebook?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 3, 2013 8:37 AM

Free 

 

An example:

 

http://nextly.com/hackernews ;

 

In the news:

The New York TimesTechmemehttp://pandodaily.com/2013/10/24/nextlys-curated-browser-provides-an-alternative-to-scammy-news-readers/  ;

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.

 

 

Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available tostudents wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students thepower of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala.


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Greg Alchin's curator insight, January 16, 5:07 AM

considered reimagining of purpose & processe in response to technological & cultural change.

Janet Burstall's curator insight, January 16, 5:05 PM

Not strictly curation - but includes student compilation of content, so here it is.