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Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Student Success | EDUCAUSE.edu

Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Student Success | EDUCAUSE.edu | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

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The Evolution Of Distance Learning

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Distance learning has come a long way. It's not at the final destination yet, though. Here's a look at how we've gotten to where we are today.

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It didn't start with the Internet.

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:07 AM

On voit Internet supplanter la radio et la TV comme média de masse facile, accessible et surtout mondial. En effet, depuis les débuts de l'humanité telle que nous la connaissons, c'est la première fois que l'être humain peut s'adresser à la planète ! Qu'y aura il après Internet? NEURONET? le réseau neuronal qui reliera directement nos cerveaux aux bases de données mondiales? L'Homo numericus n'a pas fini de se relever !

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Students Say Online Courses Enrich On-Campus Learning

Students Say Online Courses Enrich On-Campus Learning | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
One in five science students surveyed by Nature and Scientific American has participated in a MOOC—and most would do so again

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The DOs and DON'Ts for Online Learners : An Allied Schools Infographic

The DOs and DON'Ts for Online Learners : An Allied Schools Infographic | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

Whether you are a current online learner or you are looking to become one, this informative, educational, and fun infographic is for you!

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Which?: iPhone 5 is 'slowest smartphone' - Telegraph

Which?: iPhone 5 is 'slowest smartphone' - Telegraph | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
Test of the seven most popular smartphones found that iPhone 5 came last, processing requests at half the speed of the Samsung Galaxy S4. (RT @TelegraphTech Which?
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Probing Question: Are MOOCs here to stay?

Is MOOC-mania justified and are MOOCs here to stay?

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Weekend Reading: the MOOC Catchup Edition - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Weekend Reading: the MOOC Catchup Edition - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
“Weekend Reading: the MOOC Catchup Edition” http://t.co/aTYmTGLMm3
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The teaching and learning foundations of MOOCs

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The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide a less valid learning experience than face-to-face courses is a furphy. Here are some reasons why the critics are wrong.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:29 AM
Toujours à prendre avec le recul nécessaire mais un point de vue intéressant et des liens conceptuels concrets
António Maneira's curator insight, June 18, 2013 5:26 AM

That's it!

There is no strong apparent reason for MOOCs to be less valid then face-to-face courses.

It is an e-learning model for great numbers that in most cases attracts lots of people which is great to researchers as it increase significance of quantitative research studies.  

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Majority of college students still prefer learning in a classroom setting over online courses

Majority of college students still prefer learning in a classroom setting over online courses | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

According to a new online study by Millennial Branding, a Generation Y consulting firm, and Internships.com, 78 percent of college students find it easier to learn in a live classroom setting and not through online courses or tutorials...

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Badges? Certificates? What counts as succeeding in MOOCs?

Badges? Certificates? What counts as succeeding in MOOCs? | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

Success and how it is measured continues to be one of the "known unknowns" for MOOCs. Debate (hype) on success is heightened by the now recognised and recorded high drop out rates. If "only" 3,000 registered users complete a MOOC then it must be failing, mustn't it? If you don't get the certificate/badge/whatever then you have failed. Well in one sense that might be true - if you take completion to equate with success. For a movement that is supposed to be revolutionising the (HE) system, the initial metrics some of the big xMOOCs are measuring and being measured by are pretty traditional. Some of the best known success of recent years have been college "drop outs', so why not embrace that difference and the flexibility that MOOCs offer learners?

 

Well possibly because doing really new things and introducing new educational metrics is hard and even harder to sell to venture capitalists, who don't really understand what is "broken" with education. Even for those who supposedly do understand education e.g. governments find any change to educational metrics (and in particular assessments) really hard to implement. In the UK we have recent examples of this with Michael Gove's proposed changes to GSCEs and in Scotland the introduction of the Curriculum for Excellence has been a pretty fraught affair over the last five years.


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EsdeGroot's curator insight, April 24, 2013 3:38 PM

What equates with success, indeed. Useful to continue the discussion about this.

Cláudia Gomes's comment, June 16, 2013 2:02 PM
Reaching the combination of behavior models, like badges, with social approaches.
Ken Ronkowitz's comment, June 16, 2013 3:51 PM
Definitely need to rethink "lurkers" as perhaps being "auditors."
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7 Academic Search Engines Not Named Google

7 Academic Search Engines Not Named Google | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

"When we search, we often first reach for Google–and rightfully so.

But by using Google students and teachers are unwittingly bending to the will of webmasters who are experts at SEO (search engine optimization), which can mean that you find what they want you to find rather than what you really need. So what to do?

Thankfully, there are options for 21st century learners..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:31 PM

To Google or not to Google...that is the question. I fall on the side of teaching students how to use other search engines for a number of reasons including tracking and filter bubbles. This post explores seven academic search engines. 
A short description of each search engine is provided as well as links to each. There is also a link to an earlier post that looked at 100 databases and search indexes. 

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Difficulties researching the effectiveness of cMOOCs

Difficulties researching the effectiveness of cMOOCs | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

As noted in an earlier post, I have submitted some proposals for conference presentations on researching the effectiveness of connectivist MOOCs, or cMOOCs (see another one of my earlier posts for what a cMOOC is). I am using this post (and one or two later ones) to try to work through how one might go about doing so, and the problems I’ve considered only in a somewhat general way previously...

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See The Entire History of the World, As Told By Infographics

See The Entire History of the World, As Told By Infographics | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

"The Infographic History of the World" is a U.K. book that uses some artfully arrayed data to chronicle our collective past--everything from Roman armies to top-selling albums. The book’s editor, Craig Adams, sheds some light on how the project came about...

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San Jose State U. Suspends Udacity MOOC Project

San Jose State U.  Suspends Udacity MOOC Project | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
University's pioneering experiments with massive open online courses seem to be showing best results for blended learning, rather than replacing campus courses with MOOCs.

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What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology?

What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology? | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - M-learning, E-Learning, and Technical CommunicationsWrong Answers: make Prezis, start blogs, create Wordles, publish Animotos, design flipcharts, produce videos, post to Edmodo, u...
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The Rise of MOOCs and The Myth of Mass Exodus i...

The Rise of MOOCs and The Myth of Mass Exodus i... | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
by Tiffany Timperman "But competition drives change, and the MOOCification of higher education, like it or not, stimulates much needed reflection on current practice and policy that could and should provoke institutional reorganization.
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Will Online Courses (MOOCs) Help More Students Stay in School?

Will Online Courses (MOOCs) Help More Students Stay in School? | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
Critics of massive online open courses (MOOCs) are right not to prematurely praise online education, yet online certification programs could help some students stay in school.

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MOOCs and mobile: How Georgetown is pioneering the campus of the future

Will mobile devices overhaul traditional teaching methods—or are they just a very shiny and expensive distraction? Are MOOCs eliminating the need for a campus-based education—or are they just an over-hyped fad? ...

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Beyond Badges: Why Gamify? | Edutopia

Beyond Badges: Why Gamify? | Edutopia | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

Social studies teacher and ed tech adjunct Matthew Farber describes his quest into the research about why gamification works.


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MOOCs: Interesting Legal Territory Ahead

MOOCs: Interesting Legal Territory Ahead | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses have the potential to change higher education, but people and schools implementing MOOCs face some emerging legal questions.

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Are lurkers really auditors?

Are lurkers really auditors? | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
I suspected that some of those who used module one and then dropped out (or lurked) had decided the course was not for them.
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Week 5: A new classification for MOOCs by Gráinne Conole

Gráinne Conole is Professor of learning innovation at the University of Leicester. Her research interests include the use, integration and evaluation of Information and Communication Technologies a...

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:01 AM

Very interesting, thanks!

Carlos Castaño's curator insight, June 13, 2013 1:11 PM

Incluye el enlace al documento google:

MOOCs as disruptive technologies: strategies for enhancing the learner experience and quality of MOOCs

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B6QAx6OiwK3VW16idU7mnHDuZljyy6r7gLXhTzUa5co/edit


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Very good
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Difficulties researching the effectiveness of cMOOCs

Difficulties researching the effectiveness of cMOOCs | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

As noted in an earlier post, I have submitted some proposals for conference presentations on researching the effectiveness of connectivist MOOCs, or cMOOCs (see another one of my earlier posts for what a cMOOC is). I am using this post (and one or two later ones) to try to work through how one might go about doing so, and the problems I’ve considered only in a somewhat general way previously...

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EdX Goes Open Source To Woo MOOC Developers - InformationWeek SMB (blog)

EdX Goes Open Source To Woo MOOC Developers - InformationWeek SMB (blog) | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
EdX Goes Open Source To Woo MOOC Developers InformationWeek SMB (blog) EdX, the massive open online course (MOOC) consortium started by MIT and Harvard, has released its full source code, a decision the backers hope will accelerate advances to the...
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