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Intelligent software to help instructors build customized courses - Phys.Org

Intelligent software to help instructors build customized courses - Phys.Org | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Intelligent software to help instructors build customized courses Phys.Org Experts say goal-oriented teaching methods, or outcome-based education, create a more cohesive learning experience, and the web-based software tool will serve as a bridge...
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Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:03 PM

A structured approach to éducation 2.0

roberto gilli's comment, September 23, 2013 4:03 AM
The "wheel of interactive course design" model is very usefull.
Glauco Ulises Quesada Ramirez's curator insight, September 23, 2013 10:47 AM

Reinventar la rueda parece ser el único camino válido para reconfigurar nuestros esquemas de pensamiento y práctica, con los que podamos dar el salto a una sistematización de procesos más compatibles con las formas en como las personas estamos aprendiendo en el siglo XXI. 

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Open Policy Network - CC Wiki

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As open advocates, organizations and policy makers recognize the potential for open policies to significantly increase the amount and quality of publicly funded education, research, data, and software, there is a pressing need to provide them support so they can successfully create, adopt and implement open policies. Open policies promote open licensing of resources financed through public funding in order to maximize the impact of the investment.


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Robert Farrow's curator insight, September 18, 2013 6:22 AM

A summary (Apr 2013) of the latest Creative Commons policy initiaives which iterates the argument that publicly funded should equal openly available.

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, June 7, 2014 9:58 AM

This is a recent initative coming together to help policy makers recognise the potential for open policies and support them to to create, adopt and implement them.

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Open Education Handbook Booksprint | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Open Education Handbook Booksprint | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

Yesterday seventeen open education experts came together to begin writing the Open Education Handbook.  The handbook is part of the LinkedUp project, and the project team have chosen to also make it one of the first activities of the soon-to-be-launched Open Education Working Group. The handbook takes the form of an open, living document and it made sense to start the process through a collaborative effort – in the form of a booksprint.


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Christer Gundersen's curator insight, September 7, 2013 3:46 AM

En håndbok i "open education".....kan være noe?

Robert Farrow's curator insight, September 14, 2013 5:48 AM

Possible leads for #oerrhub

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Six Steps for Turning Your Teaching into Scholarship | Faculty Focus

Six Steps for Turning Your Teaching into Scholarship | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
With a bit of reflection, you can contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning to help us all be better teachers. Advice for getting started
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Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips

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What seems like common sense isn't common practice, says Rowena Murray who shares her top tips for getting published
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About Turn to Your Neighbor: The Official Peer Instruction Blog

Modern education is antiquated. The lecture model, in learning spaces inspired by the Greek amphitheater, still dominates schooling at all levels. Indeed, if you open the doors to most classrooms a...
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Does the LMS of the Future Need to Be Mobile, Social and Open-Source?

Does the LMS of the Future Need to Be Mobile, Social and Open-Source? | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
A closer look at how colleges are handling learning management software.

 

Historically, the learning management system (LMS) has been the primary (in many cases, the only) tool for extending the classroom. Commercially available as well as open-source software products offer comparable features that enable faculty and students to share class resources and continue class discussions outside of classroom hours.


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How to Convert a Classroom Course Into a MOOC -- Campus Technology

How to Convert a Classroom Course Into a MOOC -- Campus Technology | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
The sheer size and diversity of the student body in a MOOC force faculty to use strategies for planning, teaching, and assessment that differ radically from those used in traditional classes.

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Evaluating with the Success Case Method

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In my last post I mentioned that I prefer the Success Case Method for evaluating learning (and other) interventions to the Kirkpatrick approach. A few readers contacted me asking for information on...

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callooh's curator insight, August 20, 2013 8:38 PM

I like the success case method better than Kirkpatrick's. There's a good comparison table in this article.

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Open educational resources: A bridge to formal education?

Open educational resources: A bridge to formal education? | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
The relationship between open educational resources and formal education is complex and multifaceted. In the early days of OER, detractors of the OER movement cautioned that universities could suff...

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A Two Year Case Study: Technology Assisted Project Supervision (TAPaS)Manish Malik

A Two Year Case Study: Technology Assisted Project Supervision (TAPaS)Manish Malik

 

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Abstract (250 words): A project supervisor may get a range of students in any given year. These students may be classed as Independent, Collaborators, Pretenders or Dependent.  This is not to say that they can not all become Independent over the project period. A supervisor plays an important role in guiding students through the various stages of their project. While doing their projects, students may feel under-supported, stressed or that they are on their own at times. In an internally funded project, at the University of Portsmouth, both social software (Twitter and Wiki) and electronic logs were used alongside traditional methods for final year project supervision. It was intended to establish separate formal as well as informal communication channels between the supervisor and their project students. Using ‘twitter’ a community of interest was setup with students and supervisors. Using ‘wiki’ collaborative workspace and student project pages were created. Using ‘e-logs’ virtual supervision was blended with face-to-face supervision. These diverse communication channels provided diverse uses for supervisors and students alike. This paper shows how these tools helped project supervisors in tailoring their support for different students differently yet reducing some of the repetitive supervision tasks. Also, by participating in a lively community of interest the students did not feel lonely and felt that they were well supported. Besides, students benefited from the speed of responses from the community to address their problems. Other benefits observed include an increased sense of ownership in students and an audit trail of both the student’s and supervisor’s actions.

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Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning

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A project is meaningful if it fulfills two criteria. First, students must perceive the work as personally meaningful, as a task that matters and that they want to do well. Second, a meaningful project fulfills an educational purpose. Well-designed and well-implemented project-based learning is meaningful in both ways.


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Dr. Debi Slaughter's curator insight, September 20, 2013 9:23 AM

These essentials are good for post-and secondary settings! 

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:02 AM

The framework for embarking on a successful project.

JennaMRyan's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:36 PM

In the Educational Leadership Magazine, September 2010 Edition, John LArmer and John R. Mergendoller wrote the article "Seven Essentials ofr Project-Based Learning."  The article opens with a secnario of a teacher plopping a packet of papers on desks saying create a poster on bacteria.  This is a too common "excuse" for a project that lacks meaning and depth.  The process of students' learning and depth of cognitive engagement are more important in PBL than the project.  The seven essentials of PBL  are listed as follows:

1. A Need to Know

2. A Driving Question

3. Student Voice and Choice

4. 21st Century Skills

5. Inquiry and Innovation'

6. Feedback and Revision

7. A Publicly Presented Product

 

In another source curated, the Projects v. PBL, one of the most important differences is that projects get turned in and PBL gets shared with the public, this is consistent with this resource.  Seems like a common thread betwen all these currated sources is this "Need to Know" concept.  All sources agree the project in question needs to stem from a good idea and a good idea is something that is engaging to the kids and sparks the "need" with in them "to know."  The comparison to plopping papers on a desk and making posters with PBL is such a dramatic difference.  I certainly remember making posters for projects in middle school, but if I were to get to make a poster as a component of PBL in my classroom, I'm sure I would have been more intrinsicly motivated and more engaged in the assignment.  I grew from reading this article because I can see seven practical steps and goals for implementing PBL in my future classroom outlined clearly.

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100 Hand-picked Freebies for eLearning Designers: The eLearning Coach

100 Hand-picked Freebies for eLearning Designers: The eLearning Coach | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

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callooh's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:32 AM

A great list of links

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How to Share Your E-learning Course for Free With Google Drive - E-Learning Heroes

How to Share Your E-learning Course for Free With Google Drive - E-Learning Heroes | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.

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callooh's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:09 PM

An easy way to "host" and share elearning courses. The example is Articulate but could easily be applied to Captivate output as well.

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Research Blog: We are joining the Open edX platform

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google to offer MOOCs?

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How Carnegie Mellon Increased the Proportion of Women in Computer Science From 7% to 42%

How Carnegie Mellon Increased the Proportion of Women in Computer Science From 7% to 42% | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
A Carnegie Mellon study on gender and computer science led to changes in the department that increased the gender ratio of women in CS from 7% to 42%.
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Assessment Tools for MOOCs -- Campus Technology

Assessment Tools for MOOCs -- Campus Technology | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
As MOOCs are made available for credit, credible--scalable--assessment options are essential. CT looks at the options.

 

MOOCs may have started out as an anarchic educational free-for-all, but as more schools move toward offering credit for these vast online courses, the expectations around assessing student performance are growing as rapidly as MOOCs themselves--with lots of questions yet to be answered.


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Lecture Capture - What You Need to Know > Jisc Legal > View Detail

Lecture Capture - What You Need to Know > Jisc Legal > View Detail | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
The new Jisc Legal Tutor Checklist and relevant FAQs provide you with key questions and actions to consider before recording lectures.
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How I didn’t get a job at Google (and why you should be getting graduates onto LinkedIn)

How I didn’t get a job at Google (and why you should be getting graduates onto LinkedIn) | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Recently I gleefully exclaimed on Twitter “exciting news” and despite the interest I didn’t feel until now that I could reveal what had happened, Google were looking for a hire … Google were looking to hire me: Hi Martin, I am a technical recruiter...
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MOOCs and The Change of Higher Education

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The American writer H. L. Mencken once said that there is always a well-known solution to every human problem: neat, plausible, and wrong. MOOCs look neat, are plausible and... too many get it wron...

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Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond: the Revolution to Come

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"The New York Times dubbed 2012 the year of the MOOCs – massive open online courses. Suddenly the discourse of MOOCs and the future of the university hit the headlines with influential reports using the language of “the revolution to come.”.


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Robert Farrow's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:22 AM

This articles sets out some of the thinking behind the MOOC 'revolution', and is a compact review of the subject.  Some highlights relevant to #oerrrhub:

 "One of the claims that has been made is that the major MOOC providers do not tend to hire people who have experience or training in instructional design, course design, digital pedagogy, the learning sciences or educational technology. Instead they are hiring programmers, often with little or no experience."


"MOOCs are to get a great push from legislation being considered in the California and Florida senates. Senate Bill 520 – “Student instruction: California Online Student Incentive Grant programs” – was introduced by Sen. Darrell Steinberg in early June 2013 and passed unanimously, although the amendments have been significant. The position paper The Right to Educational Access: Using Online Education to Address Bottleneck Courses in California, written for The 20 Million Minds Foundation, outlines the extent of the bottleneck problem and the online solution. Nearly 90 percent of California’s 112 community colleges reported waiting lists for courses in autumn 2012, with an average of 7,000 students on waiting lists per college. Meanwhile, only 60 percent of students at the University of California and a paltry 16 percent at California State University were able to earn a degree within the standard four years, largely because of their inability to register for the courses they need to graduate."


The conclusion is worth reproducing in full:

"I would like to suggest that “peer philosophies” are at the heart of a radical notion of “openness” and would advocate the significance of peer governance, peer review, peer learning and peer collaboration as a collection of values that form the basis for open institutions and open management philosophies. This form of openness has been theorized in different ways by John Dewey, Charles Sanders Pierce and Karl Popper as a “community of inquiry” – a set of values and philosophy committed to the ethic of criticism that offers means for transforming our institutions in what Antonio Negri and others call the age of cognitive capitalism. Expressive and aesthetic labor (“creative labor”) demands institutional structures for developing “knowledge cultures” as “flat hierarchies” that permit reciprocal academic exchanges as a new basis for public institutions.

 

The reinvention of the university as a public institution allows an embrace of a diverse philosophical heritage based on the notions of “public”: “the public sphere,” “publics” (in the plural), “civil society” and “global public sphere” – all concepts that hold open the prospect of addressing the local and the global – both the community, the regional as well as the national and the global. This is a philosophy out of which values can be forged and orientations adopted that reflect this heritage, which squares with an institutional identity as a part of a historical public system of higher education and which contributes to a global civic agenda of common world problems. MOOCs have a significant role to play in this situation.

 

The notion of the university as a public knowledge institution needs to reinvent a language and to initiate a new discourse that reexamines the notions of “public” and “institution” in a digital global economy characterized by increasing intercultural and international interconnectedness. This discourse needs to begin by understanding the historical and material conditions of its own future possibilities, including threats of the monopolization of knowledge and privatization of higher education together with the prospects and promise of forms of openness (open source, open access, open education, open science, open management) that promote the organization of digital creative labor and the democratization of access to knowledge."

 

Tom Hood's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:20 AM

Big questions for our Profesison...

 

How will this impact the CPA Profession's continuing education programs? How could MOOCs change the nature of "college eductaion" and the pre-requisites for CPA Exam qualification?