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Adoption of Massive Open Online Courses [Worldwide Survey]

Adoption of Massive Open Online Courses [Worldwide Survey] | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Given the rise of tuitions, can technology like massively open online courses (MOOCs) reduce tuition costs and make education more affordable? Many argue the answer is yes.
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Google I/O 2013 - Building an Online Education Platform using Google Technologies

Peter Norvig Last summer, 155K Google users came together in a virtual classroom by signing up for our experimental ""Power Searching with Google"" MOOC (mas...
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:50 AM

Peter Norvig packs in tons of research and ideas in 30 minutes-the rest of the time he answers audience questions.

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How online learning is shifting the academic goalposts at UVA

How online learning is shifting the academic goalposts at UVA | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Time is something Bloomfield doesn’t have a lot of since becoming the creator of one of UVA’s first Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs.
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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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Tiny Radio in Class: Podcasting Returns to Campus -- Campus Technology

Tiny Radio in Class: Podcasting Returns to Campus -- Campus Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When students act as producers in pulling together the elements that make up a simple audio podcast, they can become better content providers in the process.

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Q&A- Rheingold on Using Technology to Take Learning into Our Own Hands | Spotlight on Digital Media & Learning

Q&A- Rheingold on Using Technology to Take Learning into Our Own Hands | Spotlight on Digital Media & Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.

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Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, May 15, 2013 11:33 PM

Outspoken Howard evoleves w/ the ever evolving techology.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, May 16, 2013 6:50 PM

Muy fascinantes las reflexiones y aportaciones que desarrolla Howard Rheingold, prácticamente se ha convertido en un verdadero vocero de la era de la información en EU y a nivel internacional. Para mí es un importante referente para comprender las transformaciones e innovaciones tecnológicas desde su ámbito social y cultural.

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Why Students Should Fear Grade Inflation - OnlineUniversities.com

Why Students Should Fear Grade Inflation - OnlineUniversities.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Why is technology taking longer to seep into higher education?

Why is technology taking longer to seep into higher education? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Technology integration in all education is necessary. However, elementary education seems to have the most early-adopters of technology and a firmer grasp on the best ways to implement these new ch...
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The Future of Online Learning: Student Needs and Expectations - Online College.org

The Future of Online Learning: Student Needs and Expectations - Online College.org | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A look at how multiple ongoing research projects can inform our decisions and help us meet student needs and expectations of online learning
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Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?

Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
My last post was about Agile Learning Design, an iterative model of instructional design that focuses on collaboration and rapid prototyping. And it's become quite a hot topic this past year.
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Realising the Potential of Peer-to-Peer Learning: Taming a MOOC with Social Media

Realising the Potential of Peer-to-Peer Learning: Taming a MOOC with Social Media | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
RT @trendingteacher: Realising the Potential of Peer-to-Peer Learning: Taming a MOOC w/ Social Media #eLearning http://t.co/3sMUSeccMA #edcmooc #mooc #edchat
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New Facebook Page for MOOC Ideas and Discussion -- Campus Technology

New Facebook Page for MOOC Ideas and Discussion -- Campus Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Campus Technology MOOC Community is a place to share ideas about massive open online courses.
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Universities debate credit for free online courses : The Lincoln Journal Star Online

Universities debate credit for free online courses : The Lincoln Journal Star Online | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As educators across the country work to reduce class sizes, some at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been thinking about creating courses that could draw thousands.
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Unlocking Open Educational Resources (OERs) Interaction Data

Unlocking Open Educational Resources (OERs) Interaction Data | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Infographic: What Does an Educational Technologist Do? | infogr.am

Infographic: What Does an Educational Technologist Do? | infogr.am | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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10 startups that are shaping the future of education

10 startups that are shaping the future of education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These ten startups are making big waves in the education space.
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Yale Joins the MOOC Club; Coursera Looks to Translate Existing Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Yale Joins the MOOC Club; Coursera Looks to Translate Existing Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

For all the star power harnessed by massive-open-online-course providers, Yale University has been a notable absence. While many of its elite peers scrambled to get out ahead of the MOOC wave, Yale bided its time.

 

That’s about to change. Yale announced on Wednesday that it would soon offer MOOCs through Coursera, the Silicon Valley-based company.


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Smithstorian's curator insight, May 16, 2013 11:42 AM

Yale plans to offer four courses beginning in January, focusing on constitutional law, financial markets, morality, and Roman architecture.

 

The move was a long time coming. Yale, which in 2007 became among the first institutions to make its course content available free on the Web with its Open Yale Courses lecture series, has taken a distinctly deliberate approach to MOOCs. Last fall it convened a faculty committee to recommend a broad online agenda that would encompass MOOCs as well as other forms of online teaching.

 

“We understand that there are institutional considerations (ranging from entrance fees to intellectual-property issues to regulatory-compliance matters) that may govern which MOOC platforms could be pursued by Yale,” the committee wrote in a report last December.

 

Nevertheless, it continued, “we recommend that Yale should use one or more of the new MOOC platforms to continue the free, online dissemination of Yale’s teaching materials.”

 

Apart from MOOCs, the committee recommended that Yale begin offering online language courses for credit “that could be available to Yale College students as well as students enrolled at peer universities elsewhere.”

Coursera, meanwhile, announced on Wednesday that it had created partnerships with a raft of companies and nonprofit groups that will work on translating its MOOCs into various foreign languages, including Arabic, Japanese, Kazakh, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian, which are the native tongues of a number of countries where Coursera’s English-language MOOCs have been popular.

 

There is substantial demand worldwide for American higher education, but experts have warned that MOOC providers that wish to serve a global audience face a challenge in accommodating various languages and cultures. And while many MOOCs are oriented to the common languages of mathematics and numbers, language barriers have caused some problems for MOOCs that rely on peer grading.

 

For its part, Coursera has focused of late on expanding overseas, where, surveys have shown, most of its registrants reside. In February, Coursera announced partnerships with 16 foreign universities.

 

The company said its efforts to serve non-English speakers would happen in phases. “For the time being, course lectures will be translated via subtitles while all other course material, including quizzes and assignments, will remain in the course’s original language,” it said in its news release. “Coursera’s long-term goal is to have our platform localized to global audiences.”

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Ga. Tech to Offer a MOOC-Like Online Master's Degree, at Low Cost

Ga. Tech to Offer a MOOC-Like Online Master's Degree, at Low Cost | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The university and Udacity are partners in the project, with support from AT&T. Degree-seeking students will have to apply and will pay about $7,000.

 

In an unprecedented arrangement that involves aspects of MOOCs and a major technology company's support, the Georgia Institute of Technology will soon begin offering an online master's degree in computer science at an unusually low cost.


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Week 2: The Quality of Massive Open Online Courses by Stephen Downes | MOOC Quality Project

Week 2: The Quality of Massive Open Online Courses by Stephen Downes | MOOC Quality Project | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online?

Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America.
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How would MOOCs be designed and structured differently?

How would MOOCs be designed  and structured differently? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Thanks to Doug Holton for opinion The case for learning designers. What should be the role of instructors in learning design in MOOCs?  How should MOOCs be designed and delivered? My early learning...
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Campus Tech: The Success of Quest-Based Learning at Boise State University

Campus Tech: The Success of Quest-Based Learning at Boise State University | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Campus Tech: The Success of Quest-Based Learning at Boise State University http://t.co/nsfcp3gHDw (@edc_blog) #elearning #edtech
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M-Learning's dirty little secrets

M-Learning's dirty little secrets | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. At my workplace a little while ago, I created a smartphone-friendly version of our online induction course. Ownership of smartphones is relatively common in this corner...
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The thorny issue of MOOCs and OER

The thorny issue of MOOCs and OER | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Along with the news that GCU and the Scottish College Development Network are developing guidelines for the creation and use of open educational resources, another Scottish news item caught my attention this week.

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