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From MOOCs to HARVARDs: will online go mainstream?

From MOOCs to HARVARDs: will online go mainstream? | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) draw a spectrum of responses. Should we be spruiking MOOCs? Spooked by MOOCs? Or hoping the hype will fade and the fad will pass?Most of us know the headlines.

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MOOC's definitely offer opportunities to curate knowledge that was once not accessible.  It will be interesting to see if MOOC's can maintain student engagement and meet the needs of the life long learner or if other life priorities will pull individuals away before being able to complete. 

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Are we peaking, or sliding into the trough of disillusionment?  Learners, meanwhile, continue to look for assurance that their education repesents good value. 

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The Value of Customer Relationship Management in Non-Traditional Higher Education (Part 1)

The Value of Customer Relationship Management in Non-Traditional Higher Education (Part 1) | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
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Customer relationships are key. 

 

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Cube For Teachers on Twitter

Cube For Teachers on Twitter | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
Technology facilitates & connects, but also demands & subverts. It's an uneasy relationship pic.twitter.com/lDu6YulmH7 thx @julianstodd
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More Mooc Developers Disrupt Business Education With Paid-For Courses

More Mooc Developers Disrupt Business Education With Paid-For Courses | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
Another learning technology company has expanded into the fee-paying market with a series of business courses that rival the traditional business education market.
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What you need to know about 'The Social Age'

What you need to know about 'The Social Age' | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
Everyone understands that things have changed, but not always how much and how far we still have to go. The Social Age is defined by change: changes in how we work, how we learn, how we lead, how w...
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"The Social Age is defined by change: changes in how we work, how we learn, how we lead, how we connect and communicate."  We  have great tools to work with.  Figuring out how to use them most effectively is our greatest challenge.

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This Post Will Make You A More Effective Communicator In 90 Seconds

This Post Will Make You A More Effective Communicator In 90 Seconds | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
I've recently been doing a bit of research on space exploration. The hunt has inevitably led me to stories about SpaceX founder (and billionaire genius) Elon Musk, a man whose mission to colonize
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The art of engaging students in the classroom includes asking the right questions.  "The #1 tip for asking better questions? Cut them off at the question mark." 

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7 Assessment Challenges of Moving Your Course Online (and a Dozen+ Solutions)

7 Assessment Challenges of Moving Your Course Online (and a Dozen+ Solutions) | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
Not all online courses are created from scratch. Many—if not most—are online versions of courses that have previously been taught face-to-face.
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10 tips for creating engaging e-learning content

10 tips for creating engaging e-learning content | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
The evolution of technology over the past few years has led to major changes with regards to employee training and continued professional development. It is no longer acceptable for employees to wa...
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There are so many training opportunities out there now through online learning that we as developer's on online learning need to identify the elements that engage our learners and maintain their attention.  This article has some good tips on how to do that!

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Death Of The Office: What Happens When The Workspace Is Mobile, On-Demand And All About Networking

Death Of The Office: What Happens When The Workspace Is Mobile, On-Demand And All About Networking | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
"Everyone knows the legend that innovation starts in a garage, but sooner or later we all grow up and need a place to work.” That’s what IDEO’s Tom Kelley said in his 2001 book, The Art of Innovation, and today it applies to an even greater, and growing,...
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Not only is the workplace more mobile, but so is the classroom.  It will be interesting to see how collaboration spaces transform both the office and the classroom!

 

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TALLAHASSEE: More high school students in Florida are taking advantage of massive open online courses, or MOOCs - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

TALLAHASSEE: More high school students in Florida are taking advantage of massive open online courses, or MOOCs - Florida - MiamiHerald.com | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
The concept of massive online courses is being tested in Miami-Dade, Broward and Pinellas counties, and will likely be expanding across the state.
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The opportunities to access education are expanding!  This is a great opportunity for students that want more and those that need the flexibility of being able to work it around other life commitments! 

 

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Social interaction research suggests teamwork helped make humans smart - China Post

Social interaction research suggests teamwork helped make humans smart - China Post | Student Engagement | Scoop.it

Social interaction research suggests teamwork helped make humans smartChina PostThe answer, according to researchers in Ireland and Scotland, may lie in social interaction.


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Interesting findings!  "Researchers were intrigued to find that as the brain evolved, the individual was likelier to choose to cooperate," according to the author.

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Developing the idea the professional learning is interactional.

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Helping Students Develop the Skills to Focus

Helping Students Develop the Skills to Focus | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
In Dan Goleman's new book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, he shows the importance of being able to direct and sustain our attention on everything from, well, everything!

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Why is student engagement important?  "The inability to focus and sustain attention can rob us of relationships, deep knowledge, career accomplishment, peace of mind, and high test scores, " according to Dan Goleman. 

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From MOOCs to HARVARDs: will online go mainstream?

From MOOCs to HARVARDs: will online go mainstream? | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) draw a spectrum of responses. Should we be spruiking MOOCs? Spooked by MOOCs? Or hoping the hype will fade and the fad will pass?Most of us know the headlines.

Via Ralph Springett
Cindy Schmitt's insight:

MOOC's definitely offer opportunities to curate knowledge that was once not accessible.  It will be interesting to see if MOOC's can maintain student engagement and meet the needs of the life long learner or if other life priorities will pull individuals away before being able to complete. 

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, October 16, 2013 9:04 PM

Are we peaking, or sliding into the trough of disillusionment?  Learners, meanwhile, continue to look for assurance that their education repesents good value. 

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Obama: Regulate broadband Internet like a utility so it 'works for everyone' - CNET

Obama: Regulate broadband Internet like a utility so it 'works for everyone' - CNET | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
President Obama calls for tighter rules from the FCC -- leaving a little bit of wiggle room -- in an effort to preserve a "free and open Internet."
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Update on Net Neutrality.  As we consume more and more bandwidth, the debate rages on.

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LRG: U.S. Broadband Penetration Rises to 79% of Households, Smartphone Role Increasing - Telecompetitor

LRG: U.S. Broadband Penetration Rises to 79% of Households, Smartphone Role Increasing - Telecompetitor | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
U.S. broadband penetration has reached 79% of households, according to Leichtman Research Group. Smartphone's role in broadband access continues to grow...
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Study: Broadband reaches into 79% of U.S. households
Broadband Internet service is now found in 79% of all U.S. households, compared with 20% a decade ago, the Leichtman Research Group reports. Of all U.S. households with Internet service at home, broadband now represents 95%, compared with 89% in 2009 and 33% in 2004, the market research firm states

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Why Organizations Thrive With Feminine Leadership

Why Organizations Thrive With Feminine Leadership | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
With the imminent arrival of the talent war, where companies will compete for the best of the best, it's an exciting time for women to make an impact as leaders in all career fields. So why do organizations thrive with women at the helm?...
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Textbooks for the Disabled @insidehighered

Textbooks for the Disabled @insidehighered | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
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Great article on resources for disabled taking college courses.

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80 Percent of MOOC Students Already Have a College Degree

80 Percent of MOOC Students Already Have a College Degree | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
So far, MOOCs appeal mostly to privileged students. What happened to the education revolution?
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The Toughest Leadership Job Of All (It's Not What You Think)

The Toughest Leadership Job Of All (It's Not What You Think) | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
Brilliant as he was, Steve Jobs couldn't have managed his way out of a paper bag at a great university; corporate CEOs thus have something to learn from higher education.
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Interesting article.

 

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Study documents how much students text during class | Inside Higher Ed

Study documents how much students text during class | Inside Higher Ed | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
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Being connected comes at the cost of additional distractions and pulling our focus off of the task at hand.  Sometimes this is a good thing and sometimes it is a detriment. What are your thoughts?

 

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Coursera creates learning hubs, with eye on interaction - eCampus News

Coursera creates learning hubs, with eye on interaction - eCampus News | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
From Seoul, South Korea, to La Paz, Mexico, Coursera is partnering with local institutions to create “Global Learning Hubs,” the company announced Thursday.
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Coursera is capitalizing on the social aspect of learning.  Bringing students together in global learning hubs or in other words, to physical locations to capitalize on not only the opportunity to learn but the collaboration which allows for increased learning from one another!

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Persistence Beneficial for Students of Higher Education

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Higher Education "Institutions must demonstrate “a commitment to educational improvement through ongoing attention to retention, persistence, and completion rates in its degree and certificate programs."

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The Student Voice - Our Survey, Part 6: 1 last piece of advice

The Student Voice - Our Survey, Part 6: 1 last piece of advice | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
In the previous posts, I have summarized student views on a number of current practices. The last question on the survey asked them to provide advice: Finally, if you could give teachers just 1 pie...

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Excellent question to add to student surveys!

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.
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One can not just sit and absorb the material in class.  Research shows that interaction with the learning content is a necessary skill that improves learning!

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Study: 51% of Facebook Engagement Occurs On Mobile & Status On Paid Post Performance By Type

Study: 51% of Facebook Engagement Occurs On Mobile & Status On Paid Post Performance By Type | Student Engagement | Scoop.it
Last month ShopIgniter released their “Social Benchmark Report” that covered overall Facebook revenue & forecasting to in-depth post performance statistics.

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Taking our cues from social giants, how can we apply this to the classroom and engage students of today and tomorrow in the learning environment?  Your thoughts?

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