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Following the developments on MOOCs and online learning and their impact on higher education
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5 golden rules for creating PowerPoint presentations that actually wo…

3 page document with lots of information about creating more effective presentations. Includes links and recommended books.
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You just might be a Learning Experience Architect

You just might be a Learning Experience Architect | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
DM from Keith: Hey I’m looking for some input. Got a minute? I’ve been asked to take on a role that combines staff capability building in edtech with “exploring innovation”,…

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Marc Hassenzahl: ““Experience is not about good industrial design, multi-touch, or fancy interfaces. It is about transcending the material. It is about creating an experience through a device.”
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Interesting thoughts on Learning Experience Architect. As technology in education continues to evolve so do the opportunities to create new and innovative roles in 

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Now Streaming: How to Do a Kidney Transplant

Now Streaming: How to Do a Kidney Transplant | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
As medical schools seek to expand their reach and capture the attentions of smartphone-prone students, class is getting increasingly virtual
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MOOCs for Credit - Class Central's MOOC Report

MOOCs for Credit - Class Central's MOOC Report | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
What options are there for attaining credit from MOOCs? We explain all the options out there at the moment.
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End of Jobs in Online Education?

End of Jobs in Online Education? | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Two articles from the latest issue of Online Journal of Distance Education Administration, caught my attention for the same reason. Will technologies soon reduce or even eliminate the relatively new job position of “online teacher”.
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From Books to MOOCs? Emerging Models of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

From Books to MOOCs? Emerging Models of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education | Open and online learning | Scoop.it

In this volume, researchers in the field of educational technology, MOOC developers and users critically analyse and discuss the current state-of-the-art from different perspectives. In addition, the volume presents views on possible future developments and influences of open and flexible digital learning and teaching.


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An interesting free download for anyone interested in MOOCs. You can download each chapter individually.

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Mark Cottee's curator insight, April 3, 9:19 PM

An interesting free download for anyone interested in MOOCs. You can download each chapter individually.

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An interesting free download for anyone interested in MOOCs. You can download each chapter individually.

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 15, 3:45 PM
Well...if you want to know everything about MOOCs, look no farther. Better yet, take a MOOC and see for yourself.
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University workforces need to evolve fast to meet big challenges

University workforces need to evolve fast to meet big challenges | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Universities need to change quickly to be successful in attracting students in an increasingly competitive environment.
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The Development of Learner Self-Efficacy in MOOCs

The Development of Learner Self-Efficacy in MOOCs | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
It has been established that positive academic self-efficacy beliefs contribute tolearner success. Self-efficacy is highly context dependent, and massive, open, online coursesMOOCs are a new learning context for many leaners. Therefore, it is important to considerhow the design of MOOCs can support the development of positive self-efficacy beliefs. Inthis paper the author considers typical elements included in MOOCs and how those elementsmay be designed to enhance learner self-efficacy...
 

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MOOCs Emerge As Disruptors To Corporate Learning - Forbes

MOOCs Emerge As Disruptors To Corporate Learning - Forbes | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Three years ago, Thomas Friedman, Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times wrote the forward looking column Come The Revolution where he summed up the disruption of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on higher education in this way: “Big breakthroughs happen when what is suddenly possible meets what is desperately [...]
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What should MOOC quality standards look like? - eCampus News

What should MOOC quality standards look like? - eCampus News | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Research delves into issues when trying to gauge instructional and design quality in MOOCs for credit.
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Networked Learning as Experiential Learning

The experience of building and participating within a digitally mediated network of discovery and collaboration is an increasingly necessary foundation for all other forms of experiential learning in a digital age.
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""Education as induction into knowledge is successful to the extent that it makes the behavioural outcomes of the students unpredictable."

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Bill Gates is Creating VR Content, Bullish on Potential for Education

Bill Gates is Creating VR Content, Bullish on Potential for Education | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Former Microsoft CEO and Founder, Bill Gates has been vocal in the past in his support of virtual reality, but it appears he is now putting his money where his mouth is.
Speaking at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego, CA Bill Gates revealed that he has been working on virtual reality content on his own recently – presumably in relation with his charitable foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
“I’m just starting [using VR] for some of the videos I do where I go out to a refugee camp or I go to a developing country,” he said “so people will have more of a sense that they can see what it was like and look around and feel it.” The results of these “early stage things” he says has been “a lot of engagement,” which encourages him for its uses in other places, like education.
“School is about motivation,” Gates told the crowd, “and if we can use [VR] to draw people in then that’s incredibly valuable.”

Skip to minute 36 to hear Bill Gates discuss VR and education. 
Looking at the educational landscape, Gates sees VR playing a big role in teaching design and engineering. “Virtual reality can make things more engaging,” he said, “there are lots of places where [VR] will play a practical role and hopefully draw people in.”
Despite his optimism, Gates doesn’t think that all subjects will translate well to virtual reality. The “pedagogy” of subjects like math and science “won’t change much just because we put it in a virtual reality framework.” If you make things “too animated” or “too colorful” he says it can detract from “what you’re really trying to get done which is the attention to a few basic concepts.”
Gates believes that “lower end” solutions like Google Cardboard will be important for adoption because “we won’t have to wait a whole decade before the accessibility is there,” but he stressed a need for shared higher end equipment in schools saying we should have “that in a lot of locations as well.”
In 1996 we saw former President Bill Clinton sign a bill that opened up over $2 billion in grant money to help bring computers and other technology into schools. That program challenged every school to connect each one of its students with technology, in a mission to “make every young person technologically literate.” We are still understanding the far reaching effects of this program but it is safe to say that it positively impacted an entire generation, and likely has played a huge role in the boom of technological innovation over the last two decades. A similar program with virtual reality technology could help spark a whole new generation of innovation with technology.
Gate’s foundation has yet to announce any efforts to that effect, but it is worth noting that its education strategy centers around supporting innovation that improves the quality and effectiveness of educational efforts, so it will be interesting to see if his continued interest in the medium will translate into [...]

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Bill Gates believes in the power of VR for education

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Edublocks! Stapelen!!

Edublocks! Stapelen!! | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Ha M! Ik wist wel! dat Jane McGonigal je weer aan het bloggen zou krijgen. Superpower heeft die vrouw :) Iedereen moet een uurtje de tijd nemen om haar keynote te bekijken. En dat is geen straf.
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The Blockchain for Education: An Introduction

The Blockchain for Education: An Introduction | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Is blockchain poised to be “the next big thing” in education?

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Online Education as a Catalyst for Organizational Change? | Technology and Learning

Online Education as a Catalyst for Organizational Change? | Technology and Learning | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
More discussion of the MIT Online Education report.
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Should MOOC Platforms Be Providing More Support For Teachers? | The Horizons Tracker

a recent study from researchers at Penn State suggests that they may be better off focusing their attention on the academics delivering the lectures rather than the students.
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End of Jobs in Online Education?

End of Jobs in Online Education? | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Two articles from the latest issue of Online Journal of Distance Education Administration, caught my attention for the same reason. Will technologies soon reduce or even eliminate the relatively new job position of “online teacher”.
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Re-inventing the civic university | Nesta

Re-inventing the civic university | Nesta | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
In this Provocation, John Goddard argues that now is the time to re-invent the notion of the broadly based civic university.
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Stephen Fry Launches Pindex, a “Pinterest for Education”

Stephen Fry Launches Pindex, a “Pinterest for Education” | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Who can now deny that, in the internet, we have the greatest educational tool ever conceived by mankind? Surely no Open Culture reader would deny it, anyway, nor could they fail to take an interest in a new startup aiming to increase the internet's educational power further still:
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Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning: An Analysis of Assessment and Recognition Practices in Europe (OpenCred)


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The limits of openness

The limits of openness | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
As Coursera tweaks its business model to find a financially viable way to offer massive open online courses, critics say its MOOCs are becoming less open and less like courses.
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Justin Reich (Teaching Systems Lab at MIT): “It’s a moment where it’s great that we have both commercial and nonprofit providers,” Justin Reich, a MOOC researcher who serves as executive director of the Teaching Systems Lab at the MIT, said in an email. “The general thesis of the commercial providers is that having people motivated by the potential for substantial profit will lead to better products and ultimately a better service of the public good. The thesis of non-profits is that they’ll be able to more squarely focus on the public good without the obligation to maximise shareholder value.”

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