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Minerva’s Plan to Disrupt Universities: A Talk with CEO Ben Nelson | Xconomy

Minerva’s Plan to Disrupt Universities: A Talk with CEO Ben Nelson | Xconomy | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Traditional four-year universities have always had to compete for students. They’re vying not only against each other, but against community colleges, the
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This disruptive model elite university starts in september after three years of preparation. It maintains the concept of a four year inmersive campus education and an accredited diplom at the end. For the rest, all is innovated:

- all online classes

- all clases are seminars

- assessment is purely based on demonstration of progress in the seminars

- Students live in metropoles and move each year.

- And the costs: €10.000 per year.  

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Disruption not by numbers. Targeting exceptional students with an approach that in my opinion is not scalable and has not to be scalable because of the target group. A question inanswered is: when teaching is closely related to research (as is the case at universities this initiative tries to disrupt), where is the research taking place?

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, April 28, 2014 5:13 AM

Interesting pedagogical concept.
- all classes are seminars (19 students + 1 prof)
- all classes will be conducted virtually (no in the flesh meetings)
- the student participation in the seminar is monitored and recorded constantly (one student, one camera) 

- assessment is based on reviewing the recorded participation in the seminars  

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Remote Exam Proctoring – Part I: Loving Cheaters and Hating Honor Codes - Eduventures

Remote Exam Proctoring – Part I: Loving Cheaters and Hating Honor Codes  - Eduventures | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
  By Rusty Hartley, Principal Analyst The Beloved Honor Code The honor code at my alma-mater in Virginia remains one of the most distinguishing characteristics of the school.  Undergraduates typically schedule their own exams and take them in unsupervised locations.  Most students take the honor code pretty seriously and I even reported someone for cheating …
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SURF daagt studenten uit: Battle of Concepts voor onderwijs op maat

SURF daagt studenten uit: Battle of Concepts voor onderwijs op maat | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Via deze Battle zijn we op zoek naar nieuwe ICT-toepassingen of creatieve toepassingen van bestaande tools die bijdragen aan het personaliseren van het hoger onderwijs. Hoe kun je die ICT-toepassingen slim(mer) inzetten, zodat een individuele student zijn talenten kan ontplooien en het beste uit zichzelf haalt? Download de hele briefing
 

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What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home

What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
What we’re seeing most recently, and what I’m very excited about, is going from that linear model to a much more non-linear idea. The digital learning experience is becoming really a collection of inter-related learning nuggets, that you might take very different paths through, depending who you are and what your needs are, and how you learn most effectively.  So that’s where I’m seeing some interesting changes happening.
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LinkedIn continues move into higher education with purchase of lynda.com for $1.5 billion | InsideHigherEd.com

LinkedIn continues move into higher education with purchase of lynda.com for $1.5 billion | InsideHigherEd.com | Open and online learning | Scoop.it

Linkedin "may become the unofficial, informal accreditor in the space of alternative education delivery,” said Gates Bryant, a partner with Tyton Partners, a consulting and investment banking firm that focuses on education markets.
The purchase of lynda.com even goes a step farther, by allowing LinkedIn to offer its own content."

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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... | Open and online learning | 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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Book ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now ready and available | Tony Bates

Book ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now ready and available | Tony Bates | Open and online learning | Scoop.it

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Stanford president offers predictions on a more digital future for higher education @insidehighered

Stanford president offers predictions on a more digital future for higher education @insidehighered | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
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Coursera takes aim at unemployment | McKinsey & Company

Coursera takes aim at unemployment | McKinsey & Company | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
After a long tenure in traditional academia, Richard Levin joined online-learning site Coursera as CEO, where he sees great potential to impact education—and unemployment—on a global scale. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Maak ruim baan voor topsector online onderwijs

Maak ruim baan voor topsector online onderwijs | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Studeren aan Harvard Business School naast je werk in Nederland? Het kan. Sinds september dit jaar is het mogelijk om online aan Harvard te studeren.
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Grading Teachers, With Data From Class

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Panorama Education, aided by prominent tech investors, is refining student feedback through innovative data collection. School systems are embracing the concept.
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Learning Analytics limitations for on-campus education still are that it only works with sufficient data so in case of blended learning, otherwise you do not collect enough data. In contrast, this initiative from the start-up company Panorama, uses research based surveys to generate data. Interesting. 

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The Power of Social Presence for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Power of Social Presence for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
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A 7 Step Guide to Creating Your Own Open Educational Resources (EdSurge News)

Increasingly, educators are turning to Open Educational Resources (OERs) as teaching tools. OERs are free publicly available educational resources that anyone can copy, use, adapt, and re-share. Numerous OERs exist for teachers, but ever wondered if you could create your own? Do-it-yourself OER is n
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Behind the (Not So) Hidden EdTech Agenda

Behind the (Not So) Hidden EdTech Agenda | Open and online learning | Scoop.it

A large and growing number of companies are taking aim at the very heart of higher education by uprooting and reshaping the single unifying principle that holds this industry together: curriculum. Quite simply, they are reimagining what is taught, how it is taught, and why it is taught.

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Political pressure builds for a new accreditation and aid pathway for upstart providers

Political pressure builds for a new accreditation and aid pathway for upstart providers | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Any federal attempts to open even a limited amount of aid dollars to noninstitutional providers almost certainly would face a major challenge from established colleges and, probably, faculty groups. Yet many well-placed observers predict the feds will try something sooner than later. The rare bipartisan support for new ways of delivering higher education is too strong to be ignored

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How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education

How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Privileged institutions have accepted that they, too, will be transformed by the web. But what will that look like?

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Flipping classrooms, outsourcing parts of a class to experts from outside, and online programs for professionals

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International Education News l The PIE News l MOOC certifications not a measure of learning, say edX researchers

International Education News l The PIE News l MOOC certifications not a measure of learning, say edX researchers | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education
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Ervaringen van docente met Feedbackfruits: hoe zij stimuleert dat steeds meer studenten zich voorbereiden op het college

This is "Feedbackfruits" by HvA - Domein Techniek on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Mooi fragement: Wat verandert er voor de student?": hoe consequente opstelling van de docente leidt tot actieve deelname van steeds meer studenten

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Three Insights from the HarvardX and MITx Year Two Reports

Key findings from first two years of MOOCs at Harvard and MIT, including the consequences of steady growth, the emergence of course sequences and clusters, and the replication of early MOOC research.
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Innovative MOOCs Take Learning in New Directions

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Recent efforts are tweaking the formula for massive open online courses and expanding their reach to new audiences.

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Research article: The Future of Learning 2025: Developing a vision for change. By EC institute IPTS.

The Future of Learning 2025: Developing a vision for change
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"This paper presents key findings from a foresight study on the "Future of Learning",which employed a series of structured stakeholder consultations, in different formats,involving experts, policy makers and teachers, to envisage how and what European citizens will learn in 2020-2030. The overall vision is that personalisation, collaboration andinformalisation (informal learning) will be at the core of learning in the future. This articleargues, based on a series of online expert consultations, in favour of formal education andtraining moving towards more personalised learning strategies in multi-culturalenvironments, stronger integration of external learning opportunities and greater institutionalopenness. In relation to future careers it foresees increased professional flexibility, flatterhierarchies and open knowledge exchange. In addition, experts emphasize the importance ofrecognizing informally acquired skills. Research on technologies for learning should contribute to realising these changes and provide evidence, applications and tools to effectively support flexible, targeted and tailor-made learning opportunities."

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MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Open and online learning | Scoop.it

Key Takeaways for Course Developers

1) For course developers, my study offers three key insights.

The completion rate benchmark is higher for students who intend to complete a course. Across nine HarvardX courses, 22 percent of students who intended to complete a course went on to earn a certificate. Other MOOC course teams might find this a useful benchmark to characterize a course's success, taking into account the unique details of each course.
2) Learner intentions can change. On average across courses, 6 percent of intended-browsers, 7.5 percent of intended-auditors, and 10 percent of students with unsure commitments to the course earned a certificate. Some students who did not initially intend to complete a course were convinced to do so. These "intention flips" might be a greater indicator of course success than the students who inevitably attrite.
3) Attrition happens early; course beginnings are important. Regardless of a student's stated intentions, attrition rates are highest in the early part of a course. Course developers should recognize that, for many students, a course's first unit is the only part some students will see. Course teams should consider allocating resources to making that beginning unit inviting and compelling.

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No new insights but good to have them firmly researched

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6 Big Takeaways From the EdX Global Forum | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

6 Big Takeaways From the EdX Global Forum | Technology and Learning @insidehighered | Open and online learning | Scoop.it

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So recognizable!

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Why students shouldn't assess universities - Forum:Blog

Why students shouldn't assess universities - Forum:Blog | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Universities and governments rely on student evaluations to assess university teachers and degrees, but Arthur Poropat says it needs to stop.
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"7 Things You Should Know About the Internet of Things" uses in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu

"7 Things You Should Know About the Internet of Things" uses in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
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