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edX: The Future of Online Education

edX: The Future of Online Education | Online Education | Scoop.it
EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed ...
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Has the MOOCs backlash begun?

Has the MOOCs backlash begun? | Online Education | Scoop.it
SAN Jose State university system now stands at the forefront of making deals with private sector start-ups to package lectures from Ivy League professors and opening some for-credit classes to the masses.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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Traditions, cultures and MOOCs.

Traditions, cultures and MOOCs. | Online Education | Scoop.it
Thanks Stephen for such an insightful post on MOOC - Resurgence of Community in Online Learning. He says: The recent MOOCs offered by companies like Coursera and Udacity have commercialized course ...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 1, 2013 8:05 AM

The latest advances in online education and learning as manifested through MOOCs challenged the status quo of HE, though at the same time has awaken the giants to respond to the grass-roots quests for changes and innovation. The MOOC phenomenon seems to have uprooted the long-held belief of one size suits all best sort of economic mass education, though it has replaced it with even stronger behaviorist-one to few winners take all sort of over-arching education model.

Would this cultural belief align with the beliefs of different cultures? As Ana said, when people are too accustomed to spoon feeding, with reactive learning rather than proactive learning, and knowledge as consumption mode of education, xMOOCs would likely be viewed as the favorite of the month and year, and cMOOCs would be viewed as education of the past, rather than the future. Even the hybrid mode would still be viewed as a mere re-configuration of the present MASSIVE EDUCATION.

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Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus

Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus | Online Education | Scoop.it
From Web-enhanced face-to-face courses to MOOCs, flipped, blended, and fully online courses, videos are an integral component of today’s educational landscape—from kindergarten all the way through higher education.

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Jennifer Hoover's curator insight, June 10, 2013 2:24 PM

distance learning or learning through course videos can be very passive.  As we move in this direction we need to be aware and careful of how to continue to engage our "virtual" students

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Stanford to collaborate with edX to develop a free, open source online learning platform

Stanford to collaborate with edX to develop a free, open source online learning platform | Online Education | Scoop.it
EdX will be available as a free, open source online learning platform on June 1.  In support of that move, Stanford will integrate features of its existing Class2Go platform into the edX platform.
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Universities bolster MOOCs for online learning

Universities bolster MOOCs for online learning | Online Education | Scoop.it
Public universities and systems in nine states will join a push to expand online learning.

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Will MOOCs Change Higher Education for the Better?

Will MOOCs Change Higher Education for the Better? | Online Education | Scoop.it
Despite skepticism, MOOCs are expanding at a rapid rate.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:22 AM

“A lot of people first think that college students would be the most likely students for these courses,” he said. “But if you think about it for a second, you'll realize that those students already have access to college-level courses. Those who benefit the most are those who are not currently in school, either because they are already in a career or because they perhaps cannot afford school, or maybe just cannot commit the time to regularly-scheduled classes.”

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Online learning: It’s different

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By interspersing online lectures with short tests, student mind-wandering decreased by half, note-taking tripled, and overall retention of the material improved, said Daniel Schacter, the William R. Kenan Jr.


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10 Surprising Facts About Students Using E-Textbooks - Edudemic

10 Surprising Facts About Students Using E-Textbooks - Edudemic | Online Education | Scoop.it
Are students using e-textbooks and do they actually make a difference? These 10 surprising facts might, well, surprise you!

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Robert T. Preston's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:09 PM

Interesting article on kids using ebooks!

Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:03 PM

Stats to consider if going ebook for textbooks on campus.

Mario Marais's comment, June 6, 2013 9:03 AM
I wonder what the picture is in Africa and South Africa? USA is saturated with laptops and iPads and smart phones...