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Higher ed leaders urge slow down of MOOC train | Inside Higher Ed

Higher ed leaders urge slow down of MOOC train | Inside Higher Ed | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
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MOOCs will nit replace univrsities, but offer another dimension to learning and edcuation and for different target groups

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Are MOOCs Threat or Opportunity ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Are MOOCs Threat or Opportunity ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
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Martyn Cooper's curator insight, March 24, 2014 5:20 PM

I am a MOOC skeptic but they are not going away!

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Facebook As An eLearning Tool: How Can Facebook Support eLearning? - eLearning Industry

Facebook As An eLearning Tool: How Can Facebook Support eLearning? - eLearning Industry | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
Want to know how can Facebook support eLearning? Check how you can use Facebook As An eLearning tool.
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Have said that long time ago Facebook As An eLearning Tool: How Can Facebook Support eLearning? - eLearning Industry 

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"Five Opennesses" of the Open University


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Why Online Students Succeed

Why Online Students Succeed | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it

By Brian Fleming:

 

Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 16, 10:56 AM

Bottom line: back to basics... online teaching basics that is. 

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Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different

Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
Extensive training is the basis for giving teachers the autonomy to work the way they want. The result is a highly prized profession and an education system always near the top in international rankings
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George Siemens: Preparing for the Digital Universitiy

George Siemens:  Preparing for the Digital Universitiy | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it

In the field of educational technology 2012 was touted as the year of the Massive Open online course (mooc). While the number of

MOOC offerings have since rapidly increased, the research in this space has been lagging. To help facilitate the development of research and examine the potential of MOOCs in education the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supported the massive open online course (MOOC) research initiative (MRI).

Athabasca University, long a pioneer in distance education, was selected as the principal investigator for the grant. The MOOC conversation was largely occurring in the popular media and was focused on the technologies and the large numbers of learners enrolling. Thesheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as MOOCs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early MOOC development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning. This report is the final component of the MRI grant.

Additional work in the MRI grant includes research  reports, conference, and a special issue of the International Review of Research in open and Distributed learning. The articles presented in this report provide an overview of research literature in:

Distance educationBlended learningOnline learningCredentialingMOOC researchFuture learning technology infrastructures


It is our intent that these reports will serve to introduce academics, administrators, and students to the rich history of technology in education with a particular emphasis of the importance of the human factors: social interaction, well-designed learning experiences, participatory pedagogy, supportive teaching presence, and effective techniques for using technology to support learning. The world is digitizing and higher education is not immune to this transition. The trend is well underway and seems to be accelerating as top universities create departments and senior leadership positions to explore processes of innovation within the academy.

It is our somewhat axiomatic assessment that in order to understand how we should design and develop learning for the future, we need to first take a look at what we already know. Any scientific enterprise that runs forward on only new technology, ignoring the landscape of existing knowledge, will be sub-optimal and likely fail. To build a strong future of digital learning in the academy, we must first take stock of what we know and what has been well researched.

During the process of completing this report, it became clear to us that a society or academic organization is required to facilitate the advancement and adoption of digital learning research. Important areas in need of exploration include faculty development, organizational change, innovative practices and new institutional models, effectiveness of teaching and learning activities, the student experience, increasing success for all students, and state and provincial policies, strategies, and funding models. To address this need, we invite interested academics, administrators, government and industry to contact us to discuss the formation of an organization to advocate for a collaborative and research informed approach to digital learning.


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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, June 18, 6:22 AM

AÑADA su visión ...

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, June 19, 5:56 AM

[PDF] Preparing for the Digital Universitiy | @scoopit via @edumorfosis http://sco.lt/...

Hector Cortez's curator insight, June 27, 11:56 AM

añada su visión ...

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How do we prepare the students of today to be tomorrow’s digital leaders?

How do we prepare the students of today to be tomorrow’s digital leaders? | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it

"To understand the extent to which the skills taught in education systems around the world are changing, and whether they meet the needs of employers and society more widely, Google commissioned research from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU surveyed senior business executives, teachers and students."


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Randy Nichols's curator insight, June 1, 2:49 PM

A little something Something from Google Education... lots to look at on their site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt84aUC9OG6di8kSdKzEHTQ

Paul Franco's curator insight, June 5, 2:27 PM

Muy bueno!!!!

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, June 7, 5:56 PM

Preparing our students with the necessary skills for post-secondary career and college is critical, but especially for our poverty students.  Too often, school is the only venue to provide these thinking, collaboration, and problem solving skills. However, many poverty schools under the pressure of standardized testing are stuck in a remediation routine of filling gaps in content, reading, and math.  We must provide time for teachers to collaborate and plan integrated lessons that integrate these higher level thinking skills into their content areas. 

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How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.


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bernieshoot's curator insight, June 7, 3:43 AM

#education #homeworks 

Michel Bergeron's curator insight, June 8, 4:56 PM

Les principes de la classe inversée s'appliquent très bien à la formation dans les organisations.

Pamela Hills's curator insight, June 17, 12:15 PM

 Face Book is not just social media , expand your horizons  , you can talk to people all over the world and learn new language, how to cook something different. With Skype you can take tour and never leave your home. You can get real news as it is unfolding. The world became so much smaller .  There is a whole world out there  waiting for you .

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The Basics of Making Engaging Flipping Videos * Flipped Learning Network

The Basics of Making Engaging Flipping Videos * Flipped Learning Network | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
The very basics of what to do when making educational videos for flipping a class. Many thanks to Jaclyn Pessel @chempessel, Meghan Klement @klemistry and Cara Johnson @AHSAnatomy for volunteering to be in this video!

Content Times:
0:12 Turn off your phone
0:36 Silence extraneous noises
1:00 Post a “Do Not Disturb” sign
1:26 Make sure you are actually recording
1:41 Look at the camera
2:08 Think about the video background
2:30 Remain stationary
2:52 Use big text
3:44 DON’T USE ALL CAPS!
3:55 Use drop shadow
4:20 Video length
4:53 Speak at a normal pace
5:22 Summary

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

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20 Facts About the Impact of E-Learning [#Infographic]

20 Facts About the Impact of E-Learning [#Infographic] | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
Online learning has become one of the fastest-growing industries in education technology, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.

The availability of mobile devices on campuses has drastically changed the playing field for e-learning. By 2020, the global mobile-learning market is on track to reach $37.8 billion, according to a new infographic from TalentLMS, a learning management system. By 2019, half of all college students will be enrolled in online courses.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 20, 3:38 PM

The future is bright and filled with change. Are you ready?

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 22, 2:55 PM

Very interesting facts regarding E-Learning and what we can all learn.

Carlos Godoy Rodríguez's curator insight, May 22, 7:25 PM

Cifras claras que evidencian el avance del eLearning frente a los métodos tradicionales de distribucion del aprendizaje. Definitivamente, todos los que trabajamos en docencia tenemos que abordar este tren los antes posible.

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Citelighter- An Indispensable Tool for Academics and Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Citelighter- An Indispensable Tool for Academics and Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
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MeeMetICT's curator insight, July 4, 3:41 AM

Citelighter works great with Google drive (google docs)!

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Social Media, Service, and the Perils of Scholarly Affect - Hybrid Pedagogy

Social Media, Service, and the Perils of Scholarly Affect - Hybrid Pedagogy | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
Scholarship, even in its digital form, is still narrowly considered. We are conditioned to accept old rigor in new clothing.
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MOOCs and Open Education Around the World

MOOCs and Open Education Around the World | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
As new digital forms of formal and informal learning proliferate, there is an increasing need to better understand how people in different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Educators, researchers, politicians, and numerous other stakeholders want to grasp what the outcomes of these initiatives are and how they can be improved. Ongoing e-learning developments related to both technology and pedagogy have pushed institutions and organizations to grapple with issues of accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, innovative assessment, and learner motivation and attrition, among other areas of concern. In response, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World explores and illuminates unique implementations of MOOCs and open education across regions and nations. The book also focuses on the various opportunities as well as the dilemmas presented in this rapidly evolving age of technology-enabled learning. What are the different delivery formats, interaction possibilities, assessment schemes, and business models? What are the key controversies or issues that must be discussed and addressed? This edited collection explains MOOCs and open education trends and issues in a variety of contexts, shares key research findings, and provides practical suggestions and recommendations for the near future.
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The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
Learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your eLearning with Facebook by following these 16 tips for eLearning professionals.

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The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals

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Will MOOCs transform learning and teaching in higher education? Engagement and course retention in online learning provision - Freitas - 2015 - British Journal of Educational Technology - Wiley Onl...

Will MOOCs transform learning and teaching in higher education? Engagement and course retention in online learning provision - Freitas - 2015 - British Journal of Educational Technology - Wiley Onl... | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it

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Worldview Stanford: Why MOOCs will Transform Africa

Worldview Stanford: Why MOOCs will Transform Africa | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it

By Nancy Murphy

 

Through Rina and Open a Door, I’m witnessing first-hand the critical role that education plays in building a new generation of leaders and ultimately, peace and prosperity. Yet given the few scholarships available to international students, especially for those with low income levels, few can pursue the dream of a U.S. college education. And despite huge improvements in sub-Saharan Africa, the higher education opportunities there remain limited in number, accessibility, and quality. Deeply entrenched cultural attitudes toward women further constrain their real and perceived opportunities. Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOCs, may help fill that gap, transforming the lives of women who are hungry to learn and, by extension, their communities, and countries. That’s why it’s so thrilling to see MOOCs take off in Africa and teach us Westerners a lesson or two about educational innovation.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 16, 12:13 PM

For many disruption in education has a negative connotation. For me, disruption is another word for transformation. This article gives you a brief introduction to one way the world is changing thanks to Moocs, tech, and a spirit of gratitude and giving. 

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The 7 e-Affordances In eLearning - e-Learning Feeds

The 7 e-Affordances In eLearning - e-Learning Feeds | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
From eLearning Industry by Caterina Mastroianni URL: http://elearningindustry.com/7-e-affordances-elearning An online course should provide a rich learning
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Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed

Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
A massive experiment at Virginia Commonwealth University involving 7,000 blogs could lead to a new view on how college students learn.

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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, June 4, 10:15 AM

Every Hero Has A Story....What's Your's?

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UNESCO: Rethinking Education. Towards a global common good? (PDF)


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Lino Oliveira's curator insight, June 4, 1:05 PM

Interessante documento publicado pela Unesco com uma reflexão sobre como poderá evoluir a Educação numa sociedade em enorme transformação e o papel que a Educação poderá desempenhar na evolução para um mundo melhor.

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Some Very Good Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | Edudemic

Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | Edudemic | Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Scoop.it
The intricacies & inner workings of technology can be intimidating, especially for students who may be more interested in what technology can do for them.
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