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MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup

MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
2013 selection of recent research on massive open online courses (MOOCs).
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This article is research goldmine for anyone interested in exploring the MOOC model.

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In tempestuous times, colleges must decide what they're for (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

In tempestuous times, colleges must decide what they're for (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Report: The 4 Pillars of the Flipped Classroom

The report, "A Review of Flipped Learning," is designed to guide teachers and administrators through the concepts of flipped classrooms and provide definitions and examples of flipped learning in action. Among those concepts are four "pillars" that are required to support effective flipped learning. Flexible environments: Teachers must expect that class time will be "somewhat chaotic and noisy" and that timelines and expectations for learning assessments will have to be flexible as well. Culture shift: The classroom becomes student-centered. According to the guide: "Students move from being the product of teaching to the center of learning, where they are actively involved in knowledge formation through opportunities to participate in and evaluate their learning in a manner that is personally meaningful." Intentional content: Teachers are required to evaluate what they need to teach directly so that classroom time can be used for other methods of teaching, such as "active learning strategies, peer instruction, problem-based learning, or mastery or Socratic methods, depending on grade level and subject matter." Professional educators: The instructional videos used for flipped classrooms cannot replace trained, professional teachers. The report also identified challenges and concerns about flipped classrooms, including: The fear that flipped classrooms will further standardize instruction and lead to "further the privatization of education and the elimination of most teachers"; Unequal access to technology among students; and An inability to engage students immediately when instruction is being delivered.


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Does Khan Academy help learners? A proposal - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Does Khan Academy help learners? A proposal - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Is Khan Academy the right remedy for education? Is it the flipped model? Is it something else? We need studies like this one to help figure it out.

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3 Reasons Students Should Not Raise Their Hands - Edudemic

3 Reasons Students Should Not Raise Their Hands - Edudemic | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In my class one of the first things I say is “Please don’t raise your hand.” And so when a student asks why…here’s what I say:...
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Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business | MIT Technology Review

Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business | MIT Technology Review | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?
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8 Great Reasons to Flip Your Classroom (and 4 of the Wrong Reasons), from Bergmann and Sams | Emerging Education Technology

8 Great Reasons to Flip Your Classroom (and 4 of the Wrong Reasons), from Bergmann and Sams | Emerging Education Technology | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The New Flip Your Classroom book by John Bergmann and Aaron Sams is loaded with experienced insights, ideas, and lessons learned.
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6 Awesome Evernote Apps That We Guarantee You've Never Seen

6 Awesome Evernote Apps That We Guarantee You've Never Seen | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Evernote has announced the finalists of its 2012 Devcup. The finalists will get to pitch at the Evernote Trunk Conference on August 24 for the chance to win some development dough.
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10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies

10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies
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"Too often it is education’s own practices that limit the broader uptake of new technologies. Whether it’s insufficient ongoing professional development or the reluctance to accept the need for digital media literacy, significant challenges stand in the way of smooth assimilation.

 

"What the Horizon reports show, however—even more than which technologies are rising to the top— is that smooth assimilation is possible, and that countless educators are making the move creatively and with admirable conviction. Here is a little inspiration from the people who are doing it right."

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The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning - Edudemic

The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning - Edudemic | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There's a big difference between using projects in the classroom versus project-based learning in the classroom. What are those differences, you ask?
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The Innovative Educator: Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING

The Innovative Educator: Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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What Is A Flipped Classroom? (Updated For 2012) - Edudemic

What Is A Flipped Classroom? (Updated For 2012) - Edudemic | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This new infographic comes at an important time. It answers the big question: what is a flipped classroom?
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The Unholy Alliance Against Online Learning

The Unholy Alliance Against Online Learning | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I am teaching my college course in American economic history the same way I did 47 years ago, which is similar to the way Socrates taught 2,400 years ago. I am far from unique.
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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Thinkstock In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information.
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A Teacher’s Guide To Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

A Teacher’s Guide To Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A Teacher’s Guide To Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]...
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Top 100 Tools for the Twittering Teacher (Updated for 2012) - Best Colleges Online

Top 100 Tools for the Twittering Teacher (Updated for 2012) - Best Colleges Online | RSCC Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Nifty tools for Twittering the classroom.

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