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Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | online education | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online (RT @EdTechEmpowers: Some #highered institutions will NOT survive #elearning and MOOC's http://t.co/CTYMi5fZI6)
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We have a 'business model'? Why does every worthwhile project or service need to be a business. American needs to get back in the 'business' of providing quality, low cost or free, education to everyone who wants it and can use it. Right now in American it seems that for every educator, there are five consultants who want to get rich telling us how awful we are and how fuzzy internet video will revolutionize our practice. Teaching is difficult work; most consultants would never cut it. Educators must recognize that business practices will simply turn the screws tighter and tighter, before capital abandons the entire project and turns to some other lowest-price 

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MOOCs for Teacher Professional Development Partnership | UNESCO Chair in Education & Technology for Social Change

Got teacher pd? http://t.co/og1eZ90WZY #ulearn13
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And, according to a related story, teacher prep has been largely outsourced.

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The 10 Biggest Educational Trends (And What Teachers Think) - Edudemic

The 10 Biggest Educational Trends (And What Teachers Think) - Edudemic | online education | Scoop.it
Do you know the ten biggest educational trends making the rounds today? What about how teachers feel about each?
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A poll of 100 teachers in NAmerica and Europe. Not exactly a representative sample. Of course, educators are "interested" in tools that will help them teach. Especially as there are no trade-offs or consequences to indicating interest. Despite the headline, educators are not commenting on 'trends' in education in this study. Rather, they are responding to a survey about (sometimes outdated) tools. A more useful study would accomplish what the headline purports to do: What are key trends? How do educators really feel about them? How do they anticipate responding? How will these tools, and the upheaval in higher education in general, reshape our education system (inlcuding educators and students)?

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Geeky Goodness

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The ultimate list of educational websites. - Will have to check them out! (The ultimate list of educational websites. - Will have to check them out!
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long list...worth passing along

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Udacity Ignores Reality, Founds Open Education Alliance

Udacity Ignores Reality, Founds Open Education Alliance | online education | Scoop.it
Udacity isn't letting actual statistics get in the way of the rosy future it sees for online education. (Udacity Ignores Reality, Founds Open Education Alliance - ReadWrite:Massively Open Online Courses were upheld as t..
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Udacity’s South By SouthWest panel pitch not only acknowledges the failings of MOOCs, but admits that some have up to 90% dropout rates (these courses do not necessarily reflect Udacity offerings). But during Thrun and Newsom’s chat, the cold facts were disregarded in favor of an optimistic future. 

 
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Bassem Raouf Fayek's comment, September 10, 2013 7:43 PM
The engagement of employers in the education development cycle is critical and has been often marginalized by traditional universities. It's great to see+Udacity achieving such a great milestone to involve highly regarded tech companies in developing their curriculum to make their learners job-ready.
We share the same inspiration at SkillAcademy.com, a Pinterest for MOOCs, helping employers leverage existing MOOCs 'bundled in bootcamps' to develop their people effectively and efficiently (e.g. Internet Startup Bootcamp: http://bit.ly/17UO44T)

We've put the data of the Udacity courses on our site together with 10,000 other courses by edX, Coursera, Codecademy, iTunes U, and more.

Happy to connect

blog.skillacademy.com
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Tech Titans And Online Education Orgs Team Up With The Open Education Alliance | TechCrunch

Tech Titans And Online Education Orgs Team Up With The Open Education Alliance | TechCrunch | online education | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

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For-Profits Dominate Market for Online Teacher Prep - Education Week News

For-Profits Dominate Market for Online Teacher Prep - Education Week News | online education | Scoop.it
For-Profits Dominate Market for Online Teacher Prep Education Week News Much online preparation continues to take place in an "asynchronous" format, a technical term meaning that learning takes place with candidates working in their own time,...
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Turning Education Upside Down

Turning Education Upside Down | online education | Scoop.it
“Flipped schools,” where students watch video lessons at home and do “homework” in class, are showing early promise in improving learning.
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I'm never how to feel about these stories that report on relatively established practices as new. In thise case it's the 'flipped classroom', wherein students take home what they used to do in the classroom, and then do 'homework' in class. The model presupposes a read/lecture course format. Of course, so do MOOCs. Why don't we just admit that lecture was never the best way -- just the most efficient. Lecturing online won't be better. Neither will sending students home with video lectures, although that might be a slight improvement. What would happen to education if we did away with the 'sage on the stage'? What's been happening in enlightened classrooms for the past 20 years.

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UTAustinX | edX

UTAustinX | edX | online education | Scoop.it
EdX a non-profit created by Harvard and MIT brings the best of higher education to students of all ages anywhere in the world via the internet with free MOOCs (RT @BobMetcalfe: UTAustinX MOOC starts next week: http://t.co/bP3jXZJL9G)...
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I remember teaching 300 person lectures at UT. That's no way to teach. And giant MOOCs won't be much better. I'll be interested to see what Texas can do with edX and Google...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos | online education | Scoop.it

This evening I received a question from a reader who was wondering what I use to create the annotated screen capture images that you see in the guides that I produce. I create those images by using Jing which I have installed on my Mac and Windows computers. There are other services that I have tried from time to time. Those services along with Jing are described below....


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Tools like this (especially free tools) really help online educators bring classes alive!

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malek's curator insight, September 14, 2013 7:00 AM

A good list of FREE tools for screen captures and videos and how you can manipulate it. I use Pixlr, but I'll take the advise or Richard and try Jing.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 14, 2013 4:46 PM

Must haves for your swocial media, blogging toolbox.

Amélie Silvert's curator insight, September 15, 2013 3:45 AM

screencastomatic the easiest way to capture your screen add voice and publish a mp4 video or simply a video onto you Youtube video.

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U.S. News Data: Online Education Isn't Always Cheap - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News Data: Online Education Isn't Always Cheap - U.S. News & World Report | online education | Scoop.it
U.S. News Data: Online Education Isn't Always Cheap
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Many believe that online education is easier on the bank account than taking classes on campus.
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Pretty amazing disparity in charges at similar schools. 

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Google Wants To Power the Online Learning Revolution With MOOC.org

Google Wants To Power the Online Learning Revolution With MOOC.org | online education | Scoop.it
The new partnership with MIT and Harvard-founded edX will make massively open online courses even more massive and open.

Via Charles Tiayon
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This will be great if it gets us new, inexpensive tools to move beyond MOOCs. Quote:

 

A free, open-source way for universities, institutions, businesses, and individuals to build and host courses in the cloud on any topic and in any format for a global audience.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:36 AM

Google and edX will build out and operate MOOC.org, which will come online early next year. The site aims to be to online courses more or less what WordPress is to publishing: A free, open-source way for universities, institutions, businesses, and individuals to build and host courses in the cloud on any topic and in any format for a global audience.

"Edx and Google have been in conversations for over a year," Anant Agarwal, director of edX, told Fast Company. "Since the very early days, both Google and Edx have shared a common passion and vision for improving the quality of education worldwide."

Google's current offerings in education include a special marketing effort for their free apps like Docs, Calendar, and Hangouts, and a schedule of corporate social responsibility commitments toward kindergarten to high school students. (Disclosure: My spouse is employed by Google in an unrelated area.)