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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? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | 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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What Higher Education Will Look Like In 2020

What Higher Education Will Look Like In 2020 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Higher education is rapidly changing--you don’t have to even be paying much attention to see that.
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MIT OpenCourseWare in the New Era of Online Learning

On April 4, 2001, MIT announced an online learning proposal that flew in the face of conventional wisdom regarding the then-nascent field of online education. Rather than pursuing a for-profit distance learning venture of the kind pursued by many top universities at the time, the Institute proposed using the Internet to share the by-products of its campus teaching – including syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, and exams – free of cost and using open license that encouraged redistribution and modification. MIT saw the effort as a way to improve formal and informal learning worldwide, primarily by providing resources to educators, and also as a way to encourage other universities to share their intellectual riches rather bestowing them only on those who could afford to pay.

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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 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features of the Coursera MOOCs, and the lessons she has learned to date about teaching and learning from these courses. The video is well worth watching, just for this

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The Rhetoric of MOOCs

The Rhetoric of MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
On massiveness, students, and flipped classrooms - The annual Computing Research Association conference is taking place this week at Snowbird in Utah, and one of today's plenaries is about online eduction and Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).

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Distance learning: The online learning revolution - Telegraph

Distance learning: The online learning revolution - Telegraph | Educational Technology in Higher Education | 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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Great Books for Higher Education Leaders (Part 1) by Kent MacDonald

Great Books for Higher Education Leaders (Part 1) by Kent MacDonald | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A Dozen Books that Higher Education Leaders Should Read – Part 1 (1-6). Every year, hundreds of books related to higher education are published.  Some are interesting; many are not.  I am often ask...

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Six Ways Cloud Technology Will Impact Learning

Six Ways Cloud Technology Will Impact Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Learning in the cloud is not just the latest industry technology fad. It has marked long-term benefits if companies are willing to make short-term investments to leverage the technology.

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Notes on technology behind cMOOCs: Show me your aggregation architecture and I’ll show you mine JISC CETIS MASHe

Notes on technology behind cMOOCs: Show me your aggregation architecture and I’ll show you mine JISC CETIS MASHe | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A survey of technology used in some MOOCs, identifying trends and possible future directions. The conclusion more shared guidance on aggregation architectures might be needed.
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Conventional' online universities consider strategic response to MOOCs

Conventional' online universities consider strategic response to MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Online education not only gave nontraditional students a chance to enroll in collegiate programs from afar; it has also given universities that historically have not enjoyed the prestige of the Ivies a chance to build a reputation on fresh territory and build reliable revenue streams.

 

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MOOCs: More Hype than Hope! » Online Universities

MOOCs: More Hype than Hope! » Online Universities | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is so much to like about the concept of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that it is easy to understand why they are taking the higher ed world by storm (Dunn, 14 July, 2012).
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20 questions (and answers) about MOOCs

20 questions (and answers) about MOOCs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I was asked by the excellent Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach to speak to her PLP class about MOOCs, and, while we had what i thought was an excellent forty minute chat, there were tons of comments that i never had the chance to address. As i look over the questions they asked, I see that in answering their questions i have a chance to lay out many of the thoughts that I have had about MOOCs while they have been all the rage here on the internet in the last few weeks.

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How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process

How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Gamification is simply the application of “game” mechanics to non-game entities.
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Current/Future State of Higher Education - An Open Online Course

Current/Future State of Higher Education - An Open Online Course | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In countries around the world, the transition to knowledge and service economies occurring rapidly. Competitive countries are no longer only those that have an abundance of natural resources, but also those with a highly educated populace. Higher education is increasingly recognized as a vehicle for economic development [1

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Gartner Releases Their Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2012

Gartner Releases Their Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2012 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Enterprises are beginning to change their buying behaviors based on the deployment speed, economics and customization that cloud-based technologies provide.  Gartner cautions however that enterpris...
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Good MOOC's, Bad MOOC's

Good MOOC's, Bad MOOC's | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

So I just finished a brief radio appearance (CBC) on the subject of Massive Open, Online Courses (MOOCs). The main guest was George Siemens who, with Stephen Downes, helped pioneer these courses in Canada. Even though all of the press coverage has gone to the competing Stanford edu-preneurs behind Coursera and Udacity, 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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Survey probes how ‘whirlwind’ forces will affect higher education - University World News

Survey probes how ‘whirlwind’ forces will affect higher education - University World News | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Technology experts believe market factors will push universities to expand online courses, create hybrid learning spaces, and move towards lifelong learning models and different credential structures by 2020, according to a new report. “But they disagree about how these whirlwind forces will influence education, for the better or the worse.”

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I’ve been in this really good MOOC for the past 20 years, it called “The Internet.”

I’ve been in this really good MOOC for the past 20 years, it called “The Internet.” | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’d like to suggest a great MOOC that has been around for years. It is “massive” (nearly a half million members), it is open–as in free (anyone can join without cost), it is...
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Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development?

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers.

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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Recently TeachThought and Edudemic collaborated to produce the following spectrum for using twitter in the classroom.


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Top 5 Startups Revolutionizing Education

Top 5 Startups Revolutionizing Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One particular market that is undergoing a remarkable digital transformation is education. Investments in education technology startups have tripled in the p...
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For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire

For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We asked everyone who has written for or collaborated with us on the blog to answer two simple questions. Read what these 33 educators have to say to get over 100 great recommendations and ideas.
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Education in the Year 2000, as imagined by french artists in 1900

Education in the Year 2000, as imagined by french artists in 1900 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Think you know what the year 3000 will be like? What about the year 2100? If you’re anything like Jean-Marc Côté and other artists in France in the year 1900 (and I assume you are) then you might want to think twice."


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Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) 1.4.0 release

Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) 1.4.0 release | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Sakai Community is pleased to announce the release of the Sakai OAE version 1.4.0.

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Innovating Pedagogy | Open University Innovations Report #1

Innovating Pedagogy | Open University Innovations Report #1 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

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