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Learning to ‘run a MOOC’

Learning to ‘run a MOOC’ | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
There are more learner interactivity options available than multiple–choice questions and ‘drag and drop’ responses, says Bob Little.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:24 PM

Many teacher want to get their classes online for various reasons. The info here will help anyone set it up more professionally.

Anne Whaits's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:34 PM

Some really interesting reflections and comments in this article. What makes the current form of MOOCs particularly challenging for the learner? Poonam argues that effective learning materials involve the learners and makes a case for the interactive MOOC - the iMOOC. "Those wanting to build iMOOCS – or at least include greater learner interactivity into their courses – could gather inspiration for their instructional design strategy from interactivity building tools."

Richard L. Edwards's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:24 PM

Certain "truisms" run through articles written on MOOCs. One of the more consistent "stories" repeated from article to article involves the completion rate of MOOCs, hovering around 7%. There are many reasons why MOOCs have low completion rates, but typically the "story" is told as one of MOOC design failure, as in this piece. Quote from this article: "“To engage learners and keep them interested in the course - and motivated to continue and complete it, there’s a need to develop MOOCs that are highly interactive (iMOOCs). No wonder that MOOCs’ learner drop-out rates are extremely high,” [Poonam Jaypuriya] commented. “According to our information, typically, we’re seeing only seven or eight per cent of learners completing courses.” I agree with the 7% completion rate, which matches my hands-on experience. But I disagree with the assessment of why 93% of my students did not complete my MOOC. In fact, let's consider the admission requirements for a MOOC. Typically, a student submits an email address. There is no transcript verification, there is no statement of commitment (i.e. how much this "learner" will prioritize a free class when other life and work events occur during the course), and no really penalty from just dropping out of the course at any time for any reason. MOOCs are a fascinating experiment, and while some MOOCs clearly have a way to go to fully leverage the full and already available possibilities of a quality engaging online education, that is not the fundamental reason for low completion rates. MOOC providers need to figure out how to secure learning commitments from students. And to play the contrarian on this issue, I would argue that the top retention tools of traditional higher education have been tuition cost, admissions standards, and verifiable transcripts, not the quality of course design (and I mean course design principles as opposed to faculty reputation). 

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Track180 Wants to Bring You News You Haven't Already Seen

Track180 Wants to Bring You News You Haven't Already Seen | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
A new news app for the iPad is offering an in-depth look at some overlooked topics in a visually rich formula.

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academiPad's curator insight, May 4, 2013 8:53 AM

This app could be well placed in between mainstream media (con: what Vicotia Beckham ate for lunch is more important than residents of an entire region in South Darfur didn't) and blogs (con: noise, redundancy, copy and paste "journalism"). It offers an in-depth look at a particular topic through a curation by professional journalists. Here is what Track180 wants to be:

 

"It's essentially an engagement platform to expose readers to all sides of an issue and help form opinions. And instead of trying to chase the tail of the ever-elusive tiger that is news, Track180 focuses on under-the-radar news that has not yet trended mainstream. Instead, it's more feature-y on the cusp material like the persecution of bloggers in Russia or human rights abuses. If you're looking for entertainment gossip and sports, this isn't the place for you."


Worth a try

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Excellent Tools for Creating Academic Portfolios

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Excellent Tools for Creating Academic Portfolios | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

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Applying Hyper-Connected Critical Thinking in Higher Education - OnlineUniversities.com

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5 Ways To Make Professional Development More Interesting - Edudemic

5 Ways To Make Professional Development More Interesting - Edudemic | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Here we have five useful suggestions for making professional development more interesting and engaging.

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JISC: A guide to open educational resources

Find out about open educational resources(OER)and the benefits that creating, sharing and using OER can provide. Improve the way that you create, share and use OER by using our guide.

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Kamil Śliwowski's curator insight, May 3, 2013 5:29 AM

przewodnik po Otwartych Zasobach Edukacyjnych z przykładami zalet dla różnych typów odbiorców.

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Gamification in E-Learning - Are you really learning?

Gamification in E-Learning - Are you really learning? | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Everyone is saying that gamification in e-learning is going to be a blockbuster. That is really works. I'm hear to tell you that it really only works if the learner actually learns, retains and syn...
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Combining traditional university courses with massive open online ...

Having greater access to educational articles online, or a laptop in class allows students to verify information quickly, and create a discussion about a topic, rather than just absorb information. ...

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This is How to Cite Tweets in Academic Papers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is How to Cite Tweets in Academic Papers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Guidelines for how to cite tweets in academic papers

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What's All the Fuss About Evernote? Should I Be Using It?

What's All the Fuss About Evernote? Should I Be Using It? | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker,
It seems like everyone is always raving about Evernote, but I don't really understand its appeal. Isn't it just a notes app that other apps do better or simpler? What's makes Evernote so great?

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academiPad's curator insight, April 18, 2013 6:09 PM

A great intro to Evernote by LIfehacker. Great for getting started with Evernote (like me)

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10 Tools to Read Later What You Find on the Internet - ChurchMag

10 Tools to Read Later What You Find on the Internet - ChurchMag | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Looking for a better way to consume online content? Check out this list of top 10 read later tools.

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academiPad's curator insight, April 18, 2013 11:22 AM

This article is a great place to start when you are trying to get your head around all the different online options you have to manage your reading, information intake, notebooking and social bookmarking. Evernote, diigo, Springpad, Pocket, and many more information management tools are described here.

Helena Capela's curator insight, April 18, 2013 5:04 PM

useful

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10 Best Social Media Management Tools

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Social media is one of the most effective ways for you and your business to get more traffic and generate new leads. Having a presence on all the major networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is a necessity these days for any business. But what tools are the social media gurus actually using to manage these multiple accounts?


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academiPad's comment, April 20, 2013 10:50 AM
I see... I am using the Mac version of Tweetdeck. Will have to check out these other hootsuite features again and digg deeper
Martin Gysler's comment, April 20, 2013 10:52 AM
Thank you for your very useful information Wendy. I think you said what many people need to know to find their way in the social media world where the plethora of tools makes things, sometimes, complicated.
Anthony Burke's comment, April 21, 2013 1:22 AM
All these tools keep "leap-frogging" each other in terms of functionality so I just keep an eye on several of them which is where this community comes in useful to see what others think and are using :)
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4 Popular Screencasting Tools Being Used In Education - Edudemic

4 Popular Screencasting Tools Being Used In Education - Edudemic | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
We've selected a few that we know to be some of the most popular screencasting tools in use today by teachers, students, and many others.

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:14 AM

What is screencasting? Why would you want to record your computer screen, anyway? Well, I’m glad you asked! Recording what is happening on your screen can be a pretty useful tool for teachers who want to create video tutorials or presentations for their classrooms, and many teachers are usingscreencasting tools in their flipped classroom models

academiPad's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:58 PM

Screencasting is a great way to recycle your conference talks on your blog

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Jimmy Wales: 'Dull lectures doomed'

Jimmy Wales: 'Dull lectures doomed' | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
The boring university lecture is going to be the first major casualty of the rise in online learning in higher education, says Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
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Helen Heywood's comment, May 5, 2013 2:58 AM
Won't happen in my life time I bet...
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How to put your Social Media accounts to good use: Push traffic to your website - TipTechBlog

How to put your Social Media accounts to good use: Push traffic to your website - TipTechBlog | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Get social media traffic using social media accounts
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Major Players in the MOOC Universe - The Digital Campus 2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Major Players in the MOOC Universe - The Digital Campus 2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Explore connections among the major players.

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Harpal S.sandhu's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:21 AM

GREAT DIGITAL DELIVERY

 

davidgibson's curator insight, May 2, 2013 4:44 PM

Remarkable how this subsector has taken off! Does anyone have a link to a critique and categorization?

Craig Fleming's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:10 AM

Loving the disruption. Higher Ed is starting to quaver.

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Research: Social media has negative impact on academic performance

Research: Social media has negative impact on academic performance | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Perusing Facebook, sending rapid-fire text messages, and tweeting back and forth with friends and celebrities alike might not be the best academic strategy, it turns out.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 25, 2013 7:53 PM

You could have knocked me over with a feather!

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The Electric Educator: Google-Proof Questioning: A New Use for Bloom's Taxonomy

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Usi...

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Usi... | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!


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What are the qualities of a good educational technology trainer?

What are the qualities of a good educational technology trainer? | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, April 20, 2013 10:05 AM

This is a great discussion and ideas.

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Diverse workforce linked to high-quality research

Diverse workforce linked to high-quality research | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
European countries that have a greater proportion of foreigners in their skilled workforce produce more highly-cited research, a study has concluded.
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