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How to Stop For-Profit Colleges from Taking Advantage of Low-Income People

How to Stop For-Profit Colleges from Taking Advantage of Low-Income People | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Department of Education is working on new rules which link for-profit colleges federal funding to student debt to income ratio and loan default rate.
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Opening up education
Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, MOOC, Open University
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Learning Pathways: Descriptive or Prescriptive? | DMLcentral

Learning Pathways: Descriptive or Prescriptive? | DMLcentral | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A few months ago, in a post entitled Scaffolding Web Literacy Through Learning Pathways, I differentiated between training pathways ("a series of steps that lead to the individual being able to reproduce knowledge or action") and learning pathways ("experiences lead[ing] to the re-shaping 
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MOOC factors influencing teachers in formal education

MOOC factors influencing teachers in formal education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
This paper takes a look at the differences between face-to-face teaching and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) opportunities for teachers, in order to provide insight in the necessities of teacher development. In order to do this a short overview of
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Is this the online learning model of the future? | eCampus News

Is this the online learning model of the future? | eCampus News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In 2013, over 7.1 million college students enrolled in an online course, contributing to the steady 260 percent increase in online enrollment over the last decade.

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How do MOOCs compare?

How do MOOCs compare? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
From E-Learning VI Fig.1 Unexpanded mindmap using 'SimpleMinds' on 'How do MOOCs compare'. There are tens of thousands of Massive Open Online Courses available. Their proliferation increasingly req...

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Global review maps the state of MOOCs in 2014 - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment

Global review maps the state of MOOCs in 2014 - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Expectations for MOOCs have been shaped by offsetting waves of enthusiasm and skepticism over the past couple of years. At some point during 2014, however, the market began to arrive at a more balanced understanding of MOOCs as a way to efficiently deliver online courses to a wide field of students. In an earlier post,Continue reading...
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The dark side of the MOOC - A critical inquiry on their claims and realities

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Motivation in a language MOOC: issues for course designers - Open Research Online

Motivation in a language MOOC: issues for course designers - Open Research Online | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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ODeL and the contemporary challenge of the MOOC

ODeL and the contemporary challenge of the MOOC | Opening up education | Scoop.it
An online early article to the journal Open Learning considers some of the quality and reputational challenges facing open, distance and eLearning (ODeL). Anne Gaskill and Roger Mills are two promi...
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Is this a MOOC vs ... debate? Looks like a desperate attempt to pull in MOOC and claim it is a form of ODeL. 

But this brings the broader point about forms and evolution of other online pedagogies that hold potential.

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Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice in a Research University: Prospects and Challenges | Academic IT: Education Enhancement Team

Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice in a Research University: Prospects and Challenges | Academic IT: Education Enhancement Team | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice in a Research University: Prospects and Challenges
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5 Strategies to Strengthen College Applications With a MOOC - US News

5 Strategies to Strengthen College Applications With a MOOC - US News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Use these free classes to fill academic gaps or demonstrate interested in college course work.
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Targeted at high school students, but also very useful for institutions for their admission process (e.g. in the Netherlands, where individual talks with potential students at universities are now common to measure their skills and motivation)

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Essay on ways MOOCs helped and hurt debates about future of higher education @insidehighered

Essay on ways MOOCs helped and hurt debates about future of higher education @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Open Pedagogy: The Importance of Getting In the Air

Open Pedagogy: The Importance of Getting In the Air | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The Parable of the Restrictive Roads Once upon a time there was a pastoral country of beautiful fields and rolling hills. The simple people there enjoyed a relaxed pace of life, part of which inclu...
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MOOCs and meetups together make for better learning

MOOCs and meetups together make for better learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themselves in front of computer screens in homes, libraries, coffee shops, and Internet cafes to take a massive open online course (MOOC). It’s no…
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Adopting OER is Better for Everyone Involved

Adopting OER is Better for Everyone Involved | Opening up education | Scoop.it
I'm continuing to learn an incredible amount as I work with Lumen Learning, supporting institutions as they go through the process of replacing traditional textbooks with Open Educational Resources...
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HEA research provides insights into learning on MOOCs | The Higher Education Academy

A study published by the HEA that looks at the learning taking place in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) shows that participants can and do experience engaged, high quality learning.
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2014 Innovating Pedagogy Report | The Open University

2014 Innovating Pedagogy Report | The Open University | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The Open University are pleased to announce 2014's Innovating Pedagogy report, the third innovation report in its series released by The OU. Download the 2014 Innovating Pedagogy Report The annual Innovating Pedagogy report explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.
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Donald Clark Plan B: Why Finland is finished as role model in education

Donald Clark Plan B: Why Finland is finished as role model in education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning:

Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning: | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Through the writings and research of pre-eminent online learning expert, Dr. Tony Bates (Instalment 1 of an 8 part series)
For almost 50 years, Tony Bates has been a consistent, persistent and inf
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The Deeper Ethics of Education and Open: Generosity, Care, and Relationships

The Deeper Ethics of Education and Open: Generosity, Care, and Relationships | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Humans are fundamentally social. There are a number of ways we might attempt to prove this claim. We might argue that the highest compliment someone can be paid is to be called a "true friend." We ...
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A table of cMOOCs - can you improve this?

A table of cMOOCs - can you improve this? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
During the course of a research study that Jenny Mackness and I are doing, we have been thinking about cMOOCs.  What have been the subjects and purposes of the various courses that might style them...
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An attempt to create a complete list of cMOOCs. Striking that the subject of all these cMOOCs is educational (e.g. there is no cMOOC about Calculus in the list). What is the cause of this?

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China’s ‘Mr Mooc’ targets the masses - FT.com

China’s ‘Mr Mooc’ targets the masses - FT.com | Opening up education | Scoop.it
When Ji Xiaohua founded the website Guokr.com he was on a crusade. Tired of reading the usual mix of superstition, rumour and fake news that abound on the country’s social media feeds and blogs, he wanted to give Chinese web users a place to go for
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