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Online courses need human element to educate

Online courses need human element to educate | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Douglas Rushkoff says MOOC's hold huge promise as the next front for affordable education, but need to develop a way for students who use them to engage with one another in the real spirit of learning...
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The Emerging Science of Computational Anthropology | MIT Technology Review

The Emerging Science of Computational Anthropology | MIT Technology Review | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Location-based social networks are allowing scientists to study the way human patterns of behavior change in time and space, a technique that should eventually lead to deeper insights into the nature of society.
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Universities are 'not just for getting a job,' says one of Britain's leading academics

Universities are 'not just for getting a job,' says one of Britain's leading academics | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Britain's leading university official has dismissed the idea that going to university is all about getting a well-paid job.
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The SLOW University - work, time and well-being

The SLOW University - work, time and well-being | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Maggie O’Neill, Durham University Dialogues within and outwith the Higher Education sector are converging  around  the need for a socio-cultural shift towards slowing down the pace of work, life an...
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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
"Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review
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City Of Words's curator insight, May 17, 3:09 AM

Changer l'enseignement et la formation!

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MOOCs’ disruption is only beginning

MOOCs’ disruption is only beginning | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

Clayton M. Christensen and Michelle R. Weise:  JOURNALISTS, AS 2013 ended, were busy declaring the death of MOOCs, more formally known as massive open online courses. Silicon Valley startup Udacity, one of the first to offer the free Web-based college classes, had just announced its pivot to vocational training — a sure sign to some that this much-hyped revolution in higher education had failed. The collective sigh of relief from more traditional colleges and universities was audible.

 

The news, however, must have also had the companies that had enthusiastically jumped on the MOOC train feeling a bit like Mark Twain. When newspapers confused Twain for his ailing cousin, the writer famously quipped, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Undoubtedly pronouncements over MOOCs’ demise are likewise premature. And their potential to disrupt — on price, technology, even pedagogy — in a long-stagnant industry is only just beginning to be seen.

 

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Universities must convert widening access into graduate jobs

Universities must convert widening access into graduate jobs | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Call for institutions to measure social mobility impact via graduates’ careers
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Manchester University move to scrap banking crash module angers students

Manchester University move to scrap banking crash module angers students | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Course leaders cancelled the Bubbles, Panics and Crashes module developed as counterpoint to free-market teaching
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Be employable, study philosophy

Be employable, study philosophy | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
The discipline teaches you how to think clearly, a gift that can be applied to just about any line of work
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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern
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The age of curation: From abundance to discovery

The age of curation: From abundance to discovery | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

As power shifts to consumers—who can program their own content using powerful technology and simple interfaces—curation moves out of the hands of professionals and into communities, platforms and algorithms. 


Via Guillaume Decugis
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mark ivey 's curator insight, March 9, 9:31 AM

Excellent piece filled with stats and studies illustrating how content creation, distribution and curation are shifting...more consumer driven, from multiple platforms and players, and more automation. Companies will be challenged to stay on top of these trends, and continue creating high quality, consumer focused content that "surprises" its readers (vs churning out predictable content). Creativity and innovation will be even more critical as we move ahead...

David Enríquez's curator insight, March 18, 2:31 AM
Los resultados de la encuesta destacan tres tendencias clave en 2013: 1. El aumento del consumo individual y social impulsado por smartphones y tablets.2. El fin de la escasez de contenidos, la distribución digital logra la ubicuidad.3. Un alejamiento de la propiedad habilitada por redes "always-on".
Carolyn Black's curator insight, March 20, 4:11 AM

Fascinating data-driven information about online curation.

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The effect of today’s technology on tomorrow’s jobs will be immense

The effect of today’s technology on tomorrow’s jobs will be immense | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
INNOVATION, the elixir of progress, has always cost people their jobs. In the Industrial Revolution artisan weavers were swept aside by the mechanical loom. Over the...
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Degrees of privilege

Degrees of privilege | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

We pretend that the university entry system is broadly meritocratic. But in Britain the privately educated child of a professional family is three times more likely to get into a top university than the child of poorer parents. It will take radical reforms to reverse that.

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The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Sedentary bodies bombarded with chaotic sensory stimulation are resulting in delays in attaining child developmental milestones, with subsequent negative impact on basic foundation skills for achieving literacy.
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Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.
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Harvard resists popular online education model, opts for more expensive program

Harvard resists popular online education model, opts for more expensive program | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
To remain competitive, Harvard implements a new online business program that runs conversely to the MOOC programs of Stanford and Wharton School.
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The Erosion of Faculty Rights

The Erosion of Faculty Rights | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

In the rush to online education, faculty members have been signing contracts that abrogate the ownership of their classes, erode their collective interests, and threaten the quality of higher education. No standard (let alone best) practice has yet emerged, and faculty members are largely in the dark about what is at stake.

 

Put simply, the stakes are huge. Online education is the new frontier where the traditional rights of faculty members and the quality of instruction are up for grabs. It is a frontier that threatens to turn all faculty members, including those on the tenure track, into teachers who “work for hire.”

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If Robots Will Run the World, What Should Students Learn?

If Robots Will Run the World, What Should Students Learn? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Those who study robots and their impact on life foresee a day not too far off when many jobs now held by people will be automated. So, what should students be learning now to stay relevant?
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OECD and Pisa tests are damaging education worldwide - academics

OECD and Pisa tests are damaging education worldwide - academics | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
In this letter to Dr Andreas Schleicher, director of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment, academics from around the world express deep concern about the impact of Pisa tests and call for a halt to the next round of testing
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Peter Singer explains why the world's leading thinkers are philosophers

Peter Singer explains why the world's leading thinkers are philosophers | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
With the proportion of students completing bachelor’s degrees in the humanities plummeting, there is growing talk of a crisis in these disciplines. And yet one recent independent ranking listed three philosophers among the world's top five global thinkers for 2013.
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The Exploitative Economics Of Academic Publishing

The Exploitative Economics Of Academic Publishing | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
How journal publishers are profiting at the expense of taxpayers, researchers, and universities.
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Google Under Fire for Data-Mining Student Email Messages

Google Under Fire for Data-Mining Student Email Messages | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
The company acknowledges scanning the emails of Apps for Education users and faces allegations in a federal lawsuit that it built "surreptitious user profiles" for advertising purposes.
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The future of higher education? Five experts give their predictions

The future of higher education? Five experts give their predictions | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Ahead of the Jisc Digital Festival next week, five experts predict the innovations and trends that are set to change the face of higher education and research in the coming years
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Learning Technologists as Curious, Playful, Connected, Proactive, Passionate, Learners

Reflections on the qualities of educational technologists (who, as we know, are a diverse bunch)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 8, 2:02 PM

And, we can be all of those things and not be a technologists. It means being a decent person regardless of the setting. Also, one does not have to be decent to be a technologist. Like all communities, there are personal differences that exist on a continuum.

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‘Big data’ could create ‘dystopian future’ for students

‘Big data’ could create ‘dystopian future’ for students | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Using “big data” to help match people to courses could cut freedom of choice and ultimately put students off higher education, an expert has warned.
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Pedro Tavares's curator insight, January 4, 1:46 AM

"And all this science,

i dont understand,

its just my job

five days a week"

( Rocket Man - Elton John)  

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Top UK headteacher: Michael Gove is 'pressing the rewind button'

Top UK headteacher: Michael Gove is 'pressing the rewind button' | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Tricia Kelleher, head of top-ranking private school, says education secretary's reforms will lead to 'cul-de-sac' of learning
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