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Campus Connection: Is free online course movement good for higher ed?

Campus Connection: Is free online course movement good for higher ed? | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
The more I learn about so-called massive online open classrooms, or MOOCs, the more I understand why the masses love them.
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Higher Ed's Non-Revolution of the 90s

Higher Ed's Non-Revolution of the 90s | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Think back. What was the revolutionary technological advance of the 1990s that we thought pointed the way to the future of higher education? It was "interactive television," of course!

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Students Tell How to Get Faculty to Use Technology

Students Tell How to Get Faculty to Use Technology | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Despite the proliferation of technologies on today's college campuses, students say there is still a disconnect between how they envision technology use in the classroom and the current reality.
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Is Reddit going to replace college for people who can't afford higher education?

Is Reddit going to replace college for people who can't afford higher education? | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
In the United States, many people can no longer afford to get a four-year college degree — even though most jobs that pay a middle-class salary require it.
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Learning Theory and Online Technologies

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In the book Learning Theory and Online Technologies, Linda Harasim presents a review of major learning theories (behaviorist, cognitivist, and constructivist), followed by a comprehensive overview of Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) theory, which is described as a theory of learning for the 21st Century.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - 30 in 60: 30 Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers

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Students Urge Teachers to Embrace Digital Tools – SchoolBook

Students Urge Teachers to Embrace Digital Tools – SchoolBook | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Students at an education conference said it was time to tear down the wall between their digital lives outside of school and in school, where much access to technology is restricted.
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Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Eye-Tracking Study Finds Students' Attentiveness Depends on Location, Location, Location - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Eye-Tracking Study Finds Students' Attentiveness Depends on Location, Location, Location - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

The conventional wisdom among educators that students’ attention tends to drift off after 15 minutes is wrong, according to a new study conducted with eye-tracking devices.

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Why Should Techies Care About Education Theory?

Why Should Techies Care About Education Theory? | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

... some folks sneered at the notion that learning theories, histories, or sciences were at all relevant to building ed-tech products, services or businesses.

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What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs

What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

As someone once said about one of Sigmund Freud’s lectures, what is new is not true, and what is true is not knew.

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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.
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Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation | Faculty Focus

Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation | Faculty Focus | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Understanding what motivates online learners is important because motivated students are more likely to engage in activities that help them learn and achieve, says Brett Jones, associate professor of educational psychology at Virginia Tech.
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Essay predicting that campuses will be completely digital in 3 years | Inside Higher Ed

Essay predicting that campuses will be completely digital in 3 years | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

The time has come to ask the question: When will we see the complete digital transformation of higher education in the United States?

 

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Why A Mini iPad Will Kill The Kindle - Seeking Alpha

Why A Mini iPad Will Kill The Kindle - Seeking Alpha | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

46.7% now use the iPad as their primary computer

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Microsoft's Workplace Social Network Becomes Emotionally Aware - Technology Review

Microsoft's Workplace Social Network Becomes Emotionally Aware - Technology Review | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Mining workers' messages for emotional trends could help managers monitor morale, but the technology struggles with humor.
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Professors out, experts in! Course Hero adds 18 free skill-based courses

Professors out, experts in! Course Hero adds 18 free skill-based courses | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Online learning platform Course Hero announced today it has added 18 new courses to its catalog, so users can pick up skills like web programming and product design for free.
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MOOCs: a massive opportunity for higher education, or digital hype?

MOOCs: a massive opportunity for higher education, or digital hype? | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
As top-ranked universities join the MOOC revolution, backed by big-name investors, Mike Boxall asks what we can learn from the first dot.com history and who the eventual winners will be...
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The intelligent textbook that helps students learn - tech - 07 August 2012 - New Scientist

The intelligent textbook that helps students learn - tech - 07 August 2012 - New Scientist | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Want to know more about your subject?Type in your own question and artificially intelligent software will construct a new page to answer your query... The aim of Inquire is to provide students with the world's first intelligent textbook, says its creator David Gunning of Seattle-based Vulcan.

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The South End :: Study: 80 percent of professors uneasy about online class quality

The South End :: Study: 80 percent of professors uneasy about online class quality | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

The new frontier that concerns educators is distance learning, according to a study by Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group.

 

Fifty-eight percent of faculty members surveyed said online education is more fearful than exciting. The study reported 80
percent of administration staff was more excited about distance learning than frightened.

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Who Is Taking Courses Online?A Profile [Infographic]

Who Is Taking Courses Online?A Profile [Infographic] | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Who Is Taking Courses Online?A Profile [Infographic] http://t.co/H7MR7ooS #elearning #mlearning #onlinelearning...
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At New Online University, Advertisers Will Underwrite Free Degrees - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

At New Online University, Advertisers Will Underwrite Free Degrees - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

An online degree-granting institution called World Education University, set to open this fall, plans to try an advertiser-driven model to support its free content.

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Good MOOC's, Bad MOOC's - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Good MOOC's, Bad MOOC's - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Siemens and Downes have done much of the most important work, theoretical and practical, distinguishing between good and bad MOOC’s.

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Distance learning: The online learning revolution - Telegraph

Distance learning: The online learning revolution - Telegraph | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Elite US universities including Harvard, Princeton and Stanford are making their classes available for free online. Jessica Moore asks why.
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