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Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace

Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.
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The New York Times declared 2012 "The Year of the MOOC." 

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What it Takes to be a Teacherpreneur

What it Takes to be a Teacherpreneur | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurial guru Eric Reis put it something like this: Centuries
from now people will laugh about entrepreneurship today, the way we laugh at
other industries and processes that were getting their start a century ago.
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Interesting article. I always think about ways to increase income at this time of year. Maybe it's all the money I spent on Christmas!

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Best of Edutopia: Staff Picks for 2012

Best of Edutopia: Staff Picks for 2012 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Cindy Johanson, Executive Director
The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home
At Edutopia, we strive to provide an array of strategies for people to improve education. When I look back over 2
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It's that time of year! Best of. . . you name it!

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Curiosity, discovery and gecko feet - Robert Full

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/curiosity-discovery-and-gecko-feet-robert-full The scientific method is widely used to make many scientific disco...
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Great video on learning.

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Video: Student-centered learning in action - WOW Factor!

Video:  Student-centered learning in action - WOW Factor! | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Massabesic Middle School, Waterboro

"For so many years, students would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed. Now they're involved in not only creating the units and deciding how they will assess themselves, but also how they will assess each other."

 

Ms. Downing-Ford:

 

So when a student walks into my classroom, I think what their struck with is that I'm not the one that's talking the most in the classroom. There's a lot of voice and choice in the classroom.

 

For so many years, they would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed. Now they're involved in not only creating the units and deciding how they will assess themselves, but also how they will self-assess their work and assess each other.


Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Worth a watch. I'm struck with the fact that these students are using education jargon, like: "unpacking the standards." Not sure how I feel about that. 

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At Massabesic Middle School, learners are unpacking the standards and are given "voice and choice" in how they learn and how they will express what they know and understand.  This is an excellent example of what student-centered learning is and how teachers and learners roles change. Above all, the ownership to learning takes place where the learners are driving their own learning.

 

A thank you to the Maine DOE and Ms. Downing-Ford in sharing this video and illustrating the power behind student-centered learning!

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'History Harvest' Project May Spawn a New Kind of MOOC - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'History Harvest' Project May Spawn a New Kind of MOOC - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

During the New Deal of the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration hired writers to document history across the United States. The best-known effort collected oral histories of former slaves. Those interviews became the bedrock of research for decades, contributing to a reinterpretation of slavery that took place from the 1950s to the 1980s, says William G. Thomas III, a historian at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

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Fascinating project!

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The Education Revolution Opens Up the Path Less Taken - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Education Revolution Opens Up the Path Less Taken - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Chronicle this week published a news analysis questioning whether the current nonstop talk over innovation in higher ed is creating a system for those who can least afford a traditional education but need it the most. The piece generated plenty of reaction in the comments, which I’d group into two opposing camps:

Face-to-face education is the established and verified mode of instruction, and any other way depersonalizes education, is uncontrolled, and most of all, is ineffective.Using technology to supplement and, in some cases, replace face-to-face instruction helps personalize learning for students, focuses classroom time on what they haven’t already mastered, and most important, meets students where and how they learn today. As a result, traditional brick-and-mortar colleges are doomed.

As usual with almost any policy debate these days, very few commenters were trying to forge a middle ground, which is desperately needed in an age of rising costs, declining public subsidies, and new ways of delivering courses.

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Interesting post. A cogent summary of the issues being discussed. 

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College Presidents Call for Stricter Gun Laws - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

College Presidents Call for Stricter Gun Laws - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

More than 160 college presidents have signed an open letter that urges lawmakers to enact stricter gun laws. “We urge both our president and Congress to take action on gun control now,” reads the letter, which was released on Wednesday, less than a week after a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school left 26 people dead. The letter notes that the college leaders involved in the campaign are also parents who hold a variety of political views.

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Pixabay - Images du domaine public

Pixabay - Images du domaine public | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Trouvez des images du domaine public ou partagez vos photos avec notre communauté.
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Free is good!

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Call for Nominations: Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Call for Nominations: Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model: wendell berry, digital literacy, citizenship, transfer
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A Campus Christmas Carol - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Campus Christmas Carol - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
At the end of a trying semester, it's easy to forget that what we do as faculty members can change the lives of our students.
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Is Technology the Answer to our Education Problems?

Is Technology the Answer to our Education Problems? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Computers were supposed to revolutionize teaching. They were supposed to improve results and stimulate learning. Have they done that? Is educational technology the answer?
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OPINION: How to Succeed in Education Technology

OPINION: How to Succeed in Education Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Most of today's education technology startups are doomed to fail. "But wait!" you say.
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What it Takes to be a Teacherpreneur

What it Takes to be a Teacherpreneur | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurial guru Eric Reis put it something like this: Centuries
from now people will laugh about entrepreneurship today, the way we laugh at
other industries and processes that were getting their start a century ago.
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Got a great idea?

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5 Big Education Technology Trends of 2013 - Edudemic

5 Big Education Technology Trends of 2013 - Edudemic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flying cars, living on Mars? That's all great but what about next year? What are the biggest education technology trends we should expect in 2013?
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Learning new lessons

Learning new lessons | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Online courses are transforming higher education, creating new opportunities for the best and huge problems for the rest


Via StraighterLine, Keith Hampson PhD , Mark Smithers
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StraighterLine's curator insight, December 20, 2012 2:21 PM

StraighterLine is mentioned for a second time this month in The Economist as a low-cost solution to transfering college credits.

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Jump Off the Coursera Bandwagon - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The start-up company is capitalizing on a lemming-like rush among elite colleges, but all it offers is the massification of education.
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Grammar to the Rescue - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Grammar to the Rescue - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A recent article by Peg Tyre in The Atlantic described a very successful experiment in teaching writing at a high school on Staten Island. The story has an oddly conservative twist.

In subjects like English and history, New Dorp High School students were failing way too often on the essay parts of the Regents exams (a New York State graduation requirement). They could write a sentence or two but not a convincing and coherent paragraph.

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An interesting approach not only to writing, but to critical thinking as well. 

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The Multibillion-Dollar Threat to Research Universities - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Multibillion-Dollar Threat to Research Universities - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A failure to avoid the fiscal cliff would exact a perilously high price from the academic institutions, which help drive the American economy.
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Often left out of the discussion of higher education costs is the enormous public good that comes from research institutions. 

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Commentary: Online courses can end higher education’s...

Numerous articles and commentaries from inside and outside of academia are raising the alarm that American public higher education faces an unprecedented financial crisis.

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Jeb Bush weighs in on higher education costs. The second author, Randy Best, is the founder of Academic Partnerships, a company that designs online courses. 


Gee, I wonder why these two are so interested?

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21 Simple Ways To Motivate Your Students - Edudemic

21 Simple Ways To Motivate Your Students - Edudemic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
So how do you motivate your students? They're an odd bunch with a myriad of distractions just waiting to take their mind off the task at hand.
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Analysis Adds to Data Showing the Economic Benefits of a College Degree - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Analysis Adds to Data Showing the Economic Benefits of a College Degree - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers offers further evidence of the value of a college degree in terms of future earnings potential. The report, “The Economic Benefit of Postsecondary Degrees: A State and National Level Analysis,” concludes that, despite substantial variations across states and disciplines, “postsecondary-degree attainment clearly results in higher earnings for the vast majority of individuals in all 50 states.” It also found that “almost without exception, each successive level of higher-educational attainment yields additional economic benefits.”

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5 ways online education can keep its students honest

5 ways online education can keep its students honest | Teaching 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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Court Upholds Firing of College Official Over Op-Ed Against Gay Rights - Legal - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The human-resources administrator at the University of Toledo wrote that gay people have chosen their lifestyle and thus should not be thought of as "civil-rights victims."
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