Educational Technology in Higher Education
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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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A Manifesto for Community Colleges, Lifelong Learning, and Autodidacts | Open Education

A Manifesto for Community Colleges, Lifelong Learning, and Autodidacts | Open Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 17, 2013 12:06 AM

As some are raised a Catholic or an atheist or a vegetarian, I was raised an academic. The university always had about it a mystique, a cloud of mystery and veneration. Lauded in my household were the values of objectivity, critical thinking, close reading. As early as the fourth grade, my mother took me to her college Shakespeare classes, introduced me to her professors, and indulged me with lunch at the student union. I attended classes with her throughout her undergraduate study; and for years after, I’d walk through campus simply to absorb the essence of the place. Today, I am as much in love with the endeavor of higher education as I am disappointed by its outcomes.

The reformation of higher education is under way. Whether we agree or not, the vast credentialing system of universities and colleges, the importance placed upon expertise, the value of the degree and the Ph.D., the political economies that oppressthose that form the backbone of the system, the administration of learning, therights of students, and even the act of learning itself are all under scrutiny. It is a scrutiny that’s been in play for years, and has been exacerbated most recently by the advent of the MOOC (massive open online course), the corporatization of education, and the exportation of pedagogy to technologists and private entrepreneurs. Sadly, little is coming forward from this inquisition of education that’s hopeful. Academics and administrators are afraid for their careers, and students and learners of all ages are looking openly at other options (other options that enterprising speculators are at the ready to provide).

Dr. Steven F. Simmons's curator insight, May 17, 2013 8:06 AM

Great article on the changing face of higher education and the rise of the autonomous learner.

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How Self-Learning Is Becoming The New Master’s Degree

How Self-Learning Is Becoming The New Master’s Degree | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The big trend these days is online learning, online collaboration, and, well, online everything. In fact, self-learning has become an incredibly powerful force thanks to online technology. Udemy has just publsihed a fabulous infographic that considers self-learning the new master’s degree.

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