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Decoding Learning: The Proof, Promise and Potential of Digital Education - Nesta

Decoding Learning: The Proof, Promise and Potential of Digital Education - Nesta | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Decoding Learning reveals several gaps in innovation, where few widely available products support many powerful learning activities - filling these gaps represents both an educational and commercial opportunity. Examples include:

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The Tower of Babel: MOOCs, Online Learning, and Language…

The Tower of Babel: MOOCs, Online Learning, and Language… | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Machine translation may soon, under certain conditions, make concerns about the role of language in online learning and MOOCs obsolete (e.g., Google’s ‘Babel fish’ heralds future of translation). T...
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How MOOCs Already Changed Higher Ed in 2012

How MOOCs Already Changed Higher Ed in 2012 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As we all know, cost is the major reason that students drop out of college, with the two highest cost factors being tuition and textbooks.
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12 YouTube Videos Every Online Educator Should View

12 YouTube Videos Every Online Educator Should View | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What are the benefits for the teacher and learner in the context of open education and OER? How does a blended-learning school boost student achievement? How can we design the schools for 21st Century Learning?
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Only an overhaul will enliven learning

Only an overhaul will enliven learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The biggest threat to higher education institutions in Australia is the lack of effective facilities for teaching and learning on campus.
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Podcast: The Ins and Outs of Online Learning

Podcast: The Ins and Outs of Online Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This session will compare and contrast two very different models for building and delivering online learning programs. Penn State maintains a highly decentralized e-learning ecosystem where academic colleges partner with the Penn State World Campus to design, develop, and deliver program-level courses. USC decided to outsource the development, marketing, and delivery of the majority of its fully online, Internet-delivered degrees to select vendor partners.

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Online learning: how it can widen and formalise access to higher education

Online learning: how it can widen and formalise access to higher education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online learning provides a way of studying for pleasure, opens up new ways of learning and offers the chance to participate in a social 'event'.
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Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges

Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It seems at present that nearly every American college and university is wrestling with the question of whether to offer MOOCs (massive open online courses). There is something irresistibly seductive about the idea of simultaneously reaching thousands of students everywhere in the world, effectively seating them in an infinite virtual lecture hall. Indeed, the idea has taken on such allure that the University of Virginia (temporarily, as it turned out) fired its president, Teresa Sullivan, for among other things not jumping immediately on the online bandwagon.

 

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CourseTalk Launches A Yelp For Open Online Courses And What This Means For Higher Education

CourseTalk Launches A Yelp For Open Online Courses And What This Means For Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the most popular topics in education technology these days is the subject of MOOCs, otherwise known as Massive Open Online Courses.
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What price MOOCs?

What price MOOCs? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are all over the news at the moment, with mainstream media such as the New York Times, Forbes and the TES featuring it widely. The L&D and Higher Ed communit...
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Khan Academy Founder Proposes a New Type of College

Khan Academy Founder Proposes a New Type of College | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Salman Khan’s dream college looks very different from the typical four-year institution.

The founder of Khan Academy, a popular site that offers free online video lectures about a variety of subjects, lays out his thoughts on the future of education in his book, The One World School House: Education Reimagined, released last month. Though most of the work describes Mr. Khan’s experiences with Khan Academy and his suggestions for changing elementary- and secondary-school systems, he does devote a few chapters to higher education.


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6 Ways MOOCs Will Reshape Education

6 Ways MOOCs Will Reshape Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s official. The hot buzz word in higher ed this year is MOOC. This stands for Massive Online Open Course. It’s a new type of online class where you have thousands of people in each c...
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Pearson exec: we need to be an 'Electronic Arts for education'

Pearson exec: we need to be an 'Electronic Arts for education' | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As Pearson - along with the entire textbook publishing industry - rethinks its role in education, one of the company's executives says it could look to build the core competencies of digital content creators like video game giant Electronic Arts.
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5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration

5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Get students collaborating successfully and productively with one another with these great tools for electronic student collaboration...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 2, 2012 10:31 PM

It's easier than ever to integrate online collaborative tools into any face to face classes.

Stephanie Payzant's curator insight, December 12, 2012 1:17 PM

Tools that can be used during class as well as outside.

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Social Media and Professors: 3 Promising Trends to Watch

Social Media and Professors: 3 Promising Trends to Watch | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Social media’s reach has extended into the lives of professors and, finally, the classroom.
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Gates Foundation Awards $550,000 for Development of Remedial MOOCs - Online College Courses

Gates Foundation Awards $550,000 for Development of Remedial MOOCs - Online College Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Just because someone goes to college doesn't mean they are ready for higher education.
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The Best Online & Interactive Museum Exhibits

While going to a museum and viewing artifacts first hand is always the best way to experience exhibits, the new wave of online and interactive museum sites has brought a great deal to your living r...
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Colleges getting serious about reading, writing, and reputation management

Colleges getting serious about reading, writing, and reputation management | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In an effort to help students clean up their online reputations, some colleges are purchasing a DIY personal search engine optimization tool, called Brand Yourself, that lets people improve their Google results.
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On online learning site Udemy, quarter of approved teachers earn $10k or more

On online learning site Udemy, quarter of approved teachers earn $10k or more | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based online learning startup Udemy says that a quarter of its approved instructors will finish the year with more than $10,000 from sales of their self-created courses on subjects ranging from web development and entrepreneurship to...
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2012 Sensemaking Analytics by George Siemens

Presentation to EDUCAUSE online session on learning analytics...and Sensemaking...

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5 ways online education can keep its students honest

5 ways online education can keep its students honest | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As online learning platforms like Coursera, Udacity and edX raise the stakes for students with increased partnerships with traditional universities and credit-bearing classes, here are five technologies that can help them thwart cheating.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:16 PM

Cheating is pervasive in both face to face and online environments.  I think it's easier to recognize in an online environment where the voice of a student is established in discussion threads.  Ultimately, creating assignments that call for creative and critical thinking and a unique product are the best way to avoid the classic 'answers on the hand' scenarios. 

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Mobile technology and the future of Higher Education: 5 Predictions

Mobile technology and the future of Higher Education: 5 Predictions | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Recently I have been thinking a bit about ‘mobile’ within an academic context. The M-Libraries projects are coming to an end, and we’re currently working on a report exploring the future impact of mobile and ubiquitous technologies on the HE sector called Mobile Futures.

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How Codecademy Makes Coding Accessible for Anyone

How Codecademy Makes Coding Accessible for Anyone | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
GOOD Video: How Codecademy Makes Coding Accessible for Anyone...
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CourseBuffet wants to be the meta university among online learning courses

CourseBuffet wants to be the meta university among online learning courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Pune based CourseBuffet enables users to discover and compare online learning resources.
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Americans believe higher education must innovate

Americans believe higher education must innovate | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A Northeastern University survey shows that strong public support for American higher education is coupled with a clear call for the system to change.

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