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How Apple's new vector-based Maps leave Google Maps looking jittery

How Apple's new vector-based Maps leave Google Maps looking jittery | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Apple isn't just declaring its independence from Google Maps with its new in-house backend for Maps in iOS 6.
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80 OS X Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks | Mac|Life

80 OS X Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks | Mac|Life | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

With Mountain Lion, Apple has brought a bunch of useful iOS features over to the Mac, including AirPlay mirroring, Messages, Reminders, Twitter, and iCloud support throughout the OS. Join our Mac safari to see 80 Mountain Lion features that you may have missed since you clicked Install in the Mac App Store. Some will make you more productive, while others are just fun and make your life a bit easier. Not everyone will fall in love with all 80 of these features, but together they’ll give you a lot to sink your teeth into.

   
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Can E-Learning Lead Higher Ed into the Future? » Online Universities

Can E-Learning Lead Higher Ed into the Future? » Online Universities | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

"Who will lead the way for innovation in education?" This is one of the big questions concerning higher education as the 21st century moves into its second decade. In a general sense, it would seem that brick-and-mortar institutions would be at the forefront of such innovation given their resources, easy face-to-face collaboration and infrastructure. The question remains though, are such institutional structures really supportive of innovation or is there a better alternative?

   
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Berkeley Joins 'EdX' Effort to Offer Free Open Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Berkeley Joins 'EdX' Effort to Offer Free Open Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

 

   
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INFOGRAPHIC: College Students Digital Study Habits - AppNewser

INFOGRAPHIC: College Students Digital Study Habits - AppNewser | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Despite rumors, creditialing still an impasse for universities offering MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Despite rumors, creditialing still an impasse for universities offering MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

The University of Washington plans to offer “enhanced” versions of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) it will develop through a partnership with Coursera, according to the university’s provost.

 

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Western Governors graduates those who prove ‘competency’

Western Governors graduates those who prove ‘competency’ | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
This term’s 3,235 graduates are making history by proving WGU’s "competency-based" model can deliver quality, affordable education to working adults, according to former Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt, who delivered Saturday’s keynote.
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How I divorced Google

How I divorced Google | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
In building the best search engine, maps, and Web-based email around, Google spent 10 years making itself an integral part of our daily online lives -- and spent the last few years exploiting that position with one intrusion into our privacy after...
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Free Online Sustainability Course

Free Online Sustainability Course | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

The course is completely free, and delivered online. There will be a mixture of readings, short lectures, quizzes, collaborative projects and discussions. All participants who successfully complete the required activities (and tests!) will earn a completion badge.

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Professors shouldn't be afraid of online learning (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Professors shouldn't be afraid of online learning (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Inside Higher Ed’s survey about faculty views of online education is on point. Since I had participated by filling out the survey, I was curious about its findings. My interest surged after reading the related article by Steve Kolowich -- who noted that for professors “the rise of online education excites them more than it frightens them.” According to the survey’s composite data, I fit the profile of Academic Everyman. So, to flesh out the statistical bones, here are some observations by an archetypal Old Prof who wonders as he wanders through the new terrain of distance learning.


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Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning

Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Universities are traditionally seen as exclusive institutions for the few, not the many. But that is changing as a new wave of online courses throws open the doors of academia to all.

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The MacBook Air Workstation

The MacBook Air Workstation | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Many of our featured workspaces are filled with complex cable management schemes, several monitors, and plenty of other gadgets.
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Online Learning, Teaching and Misleading Opinions - Forbes

A couple of pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post have attracted some attention over the past couple of weeks for their descriptions of online and blended-learning environments--and both have made the mistake of assuming that just because...
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Google continues its war on anonymity, and YouTube is next

Google continues its war on anonymity, and YouTube is next | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
YouTube users are now being prompted to provide their real names in lieu of aliases as it tries to legitimize its social self.
   
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Interactive Online Learning Produces Learning Outcomes on Par with Traditional Teaching Methods -- Campus Technology

Interactive Online Learning Produces Learning Outcomes on Par with Traditional Teaching Methods -- Campus Technology | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Hybrid teaching methods that combine interactive online learning with limited classroom teaching produce equivalent learning outcomes to traditional classroom teaching methods, according to new research released recently.
   
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Overblown-Claims-of-Failure Watch: How Not to Gauge the Success of Online Courses

Overblown-Claims-of-Failure Watch: How Not to Gauge the Success of Online Courses | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Online courses are experiencing sky-high dropout rates, and that's probably a good thing ... If anything, the low rate of success is a sign of the system's efficiency.

   
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University of Illinois to offer free online courses

University of Illinois to offer free online courses | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
The University of Illinois will offer seven free online courses this fall, giving students around the world a chance to sample an education that costs thousands of dollars in tuition on campus.
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Sick of paying for textbooks? Get them now, free and online

Sick of paying for textbooks? Get them now, free and online | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
In the same way that free open online courseware is threatening to disrupt traditional universities, open textbook initiatives such as OpenStax College from Rice University threaten to do the same to the…...
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Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level

Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.
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Social Media for the Common Man – So, you’ve joined a social network

Social Media for the Common Man – So, you’ve joined a social network | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
I was going to title this post “Don’t Be and Asshat”, but decided to be a little more upbeat with it. If you’re looking for something on not being an asshat on your social m...
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EPIC 2020 - Education Reform, shatter the paradigm that the future will be anything like the past

EPIC 2020, stands for the proposition that the education of the world will change dramatically for the better during this decade. The two movies that follow and this site hope to provide tools that shatter the paradigm that the future will be anything like the past as well as facilitate discussion and accelerate actions to bring about the transformation of the education of the world.

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This Online University Is As Cheap As Your Phone And Cable Bills

This Online University Is As Cheap As Your Phone And Cable Bills | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
University Now is trying to revolutionize the way people learn by only charging $199 a month to attend their classes.
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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

A lot has been written about the digital native since the coining of the term about ten years ago. A lot of what has been originally written by the digital native has been taken as common sense and has been repeated many times in many educational contexts, but until recently the true nature of the digital native has not been explored. Because the myth of the digital native is still alive and well, this article aims to examine the findings that have come out of recent research with regard to digital natives and their true nature, as well as turn a critical gaze onto the assumptions, taken as common sense knowledge, of what the characteristics of digital natives are.

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Online Classes Cut Costs, But Do They Dilute Brands? : NPR

More colleges are using online classes as a way to cut costs and maximize registered students.
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