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MOOC as Courseware: Coursera's Big Announcement in Context | e-Literate

MOOC as Courseware: Coursera's Big Announcement in Context | e-Literate | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Today’s big news is that Coursera, the largest of the MOOC providers, has signed with 10 public statewide systems.


Anya Kamenetz writes in Fast Company:


"Coursera is partnering with 10 major public flagship and state university systems, from the State University of New York to West Virginia University, that collectively enroll 1.25 million of the nation’s 21 million college students. Coursera’s existing university partnerships with schools like Stanford and Penn mainly involve professors creating and offering online courses to several million users on the platform. These new public partnerships, however, are aimed at using MOOCs to enhance teaching, learning, and collaboration not only for online students around the world, but also for students already physically attending classes at these universities, and high school students who hope to enroll there."


Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

"One key aspect of this announcement is Coursera’s full-fledged move into courseware as a new business line to complement their standalone courses".


"Courseware is the combination of “the curriculum, the course materials, the assessments and, in some cases, the analytics to track student progress and make study suggestions” as described in Michael’s post “MOOCs, Courseware, and the Course as an Artifact“


This great news for designers and developers of e-learning environments.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:43 PM

"One key aspect of this announcement is Coursera’s full-fledged move into courseware as a new business line to complement their standalone courses".


"Courseware is the combination of “the curriculum, the course materials, the assessments and, in some cases, the analytics to track student progress and make study suggestions” as described in Michael’s post “MOOCs, Courseware, and the Course as an Artifact“


This great news for designers and developers of e-learning environments.

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A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills

A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Disconnects between policy mandates/supports and desired practice were found in most of the schools and all of the systems in our sample. For example, teachers were often being asked to innovate while being incented and judged solely by measures of the facts that students had acquired through traditional means, or given ICT to use without related curricular materials and models for ways to use it powerfully and effectively in subject matter learning. It was rare that teachers experienced standards, curriculum, professional development, assessments, and incentives that all aligned to support the development of students’ 21st century skills.


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Hua Hoong Chia's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:01 AM

so true!

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 7:26 PM

Many clear points within the article...Education is messy.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:18 PM

It is not the desired practice which is disconnected, but more an issue of did policy makers actually go into classrooms and have conversations with teachers.

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5 Levels Of Technology Integration In Curriculum | TeachThought

5 Levels Of Technology Integration In Curriculum | TeachThought | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

The integration of technology in learning is not new. In the 1980s, many schools had fancy calculators, Macintosh computers, and were even teaching students basic coding.

 

This kind of integration often happened at the lesson or activity level, meaning that it was often surface-level, tacked-on, and perhaps a bit superficial.

 

The power of technology is difficult to fully leverage without curriculum-level integration. This means choosing tools, platforms, and policies based on standards, assessment, and instruction. A side benefit to this approach is the possibility of teacher collaboration and “same-pageness.”


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:29 PM

The integration of technology is required for language learning because it causes deeper learning to occur, especially  when using language assisted gaming within the topic  and context of the activity.