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Hack Education Weekly News: UNC Cheaters and Keene State Rioters
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Education Law and Politics LAUSD’s new superintendent Ramon Cortines says that construction bonds shouldn’t pay for iPads and Pearson curriculum. Currently, construction bonds are paying for the district’s iPads and Pearson curriculum. So the LAUSD iPad saga continues… Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the head of Chicago Public Schools, says she wants to delay the use of PARCC Common Core tests in her district. The state of Illinois plans to do so, so I’m not sure how all of this will play out as the state has already decreed that the city cannot ... [Link] Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:25:15 PDT

Capstone app project for MOOC aims to track, help manage cancer patients' pain - Vanderbilt University News
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Capstone app project for MOOC aims to track, help manage cancer patients' pain Vanderbilt University News Now, after a series of three courses that saw as many as 250,000 students taking them at a time, 1,165 budding programmers are participating in the university's first MOOC capstone project – one that will result in a certificate for graduates and ... [Link] Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:32:54 GMT

What I Hope To Gain From Building My Teaching Business Online
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Please welcome the first volunteer guest blogger on our BTB Online Course. Jeremy Nicholls tells us his story about teaching online and what he... The post What I Hope To Gain From Building My Teaching Business Online appeared first on Official WizIQ Teach Blog. [Link] Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:58:03 +0000

Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered
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See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:13:04 GMT

Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed (blog)
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Inside Higher Ed (blog) Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education Inside Higher Ed (blog) At one represented institution, a faculty member was moved to a tenure track role after teaching a successful MOOC. At another, the university president suggested that teaching a MOOC could be at least as important as publishing in “Nature” (if not more). Can MOOCs win back momentum? Coursera hires first CMO as online ...Silicon Valley Business Journal Online Learning Revolution Energized By New BusinessBusinessBecause all 3 news articles » [Link] Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:46:44 GMT

Keynote: The Year After the Year of the MOOC
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Here’s a talk I gave recently at the CIT event in Duke. In addition to being very nice and gracious, the Duke folks impressed me with how many faculty they have who are not only committed to improving their teaching … Continue reading → The post Keynote: The Year After the Year of the MOOC appeared first on e-Literate. [Link] Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:23:05 +0000

Can MOOCs win back momentum? Coursera hires first CMO as online ... - Silicon Valley Business Journal
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BusinessBecause Can MOOCs win back momentum? Coursera hires first CMO as online ... Silicon Valley Business Journal Mountain View education technology startup Coursera has hired Kurt Apnel, a veteran of the Walt Disney Company and eBay Inc., to serve as its first chief marketing officer. The move comes as the Stanford University-bred company with $85 million in ... Online Learning Revolution Energized By New BusinessBusinessBecause all 3 news articles » [Link] Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:43:39 GMT

How Businesses might use MOOCs in CSR
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MOOC, MOOCs, CSR, Susan Bainbridge, Massive Open Online Course, See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:48:59 GMT

New Video Game MOOC Takes a Different Approach to Education
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Massive open online courses have grown in popularity as an alternative to traditional college learning since emerging several years ago. See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:47:15 GMT

New Video Game MOOC Takes a Different Approach to Education - U.S. News University
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New Video Game MOOC Takes a Different Approach to Education U.S. News University The term "MOOC" was first used to reference Stanford University's course "Connectivism and Connectivity Knowledge," in 2008, according to McGill University's website. In 2011, Stanford offered three free online classes, which established the format of ... [Link] Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:11:24 GMT

More Mooc Developers Disrupt Business Education With Paid-For Courses - BusinessBecause
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BusinessBecause More Mooc Developers Disrupt Business Education With Paid-For Courses BusinessBecause Mooc makers' shift into more vocational learning and the offer of certificates which are similar to diplomas will pitch them against academic institutions. Daphne said: “There's a huge opportunity to adapt online education and take it beyond its ... [Link] Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:48:08 GMT

EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption - Education Dive
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Education Dive EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption Education Dive Stanford StartX startup EdCast has maintained a regular presence in the headlines recently. In September, the cloud-based learning platform provider announced a $6 million Series A funding round, followed by news at Educause that it is partnering with ... [Link] Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:03:18 GMT

Chartbeat tries to fight the smoke and mirrors in web measurement by going public with its metrics
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Display Mathew Ingram, GigaOm, Oct 21, 2014 We need to "stop thinking about pageviews or other traffic-focused metrics, and start thinking about measuring actual attention or engagement," says  Chartbeat founder and CEO Tony Haile as his company is set to open access to the company's metrics and procedures. Although these metrics are intended for the web content industry, it's hard not to think that they will be relevant to e-learning as well. They are, after all, a prima facie indicator of engagement, which is a primary indicator for learning. It would also be ... [Link] [Tues], 21 Oct 2014 10:: -0400

“Independent MOOC” reaches global audience with connected course - eCampus News
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“Independent MOOC” reaches global audience with connected course eCampus News MOOC-GW-course Independent collaboration may sound like an oxymoron, but for George Washington University (GW) this method of MOOC hosting has reached a significant global audience and strengthened relationships with peers in the process. [Link] Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:09:19 GMT

Texas thinks again on MOOC investments - Education Dive
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Education Dive Texas thinks again on MOOC investments Education Dive Rice University and the University of Houston System are offering MOOCs through Coursera, and Rice through edX also, the Texas Tribune reported. University of Texas officials said this week that they're not going to pay for further MOOC development, ... GW prepares to launch free course on the Federal ReserveGW Hatchet (subscription) all 2 news articles » [Link] Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:23:07 GMT

The strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part I
, Tony Bates
How many times has an author cried: ‘Oh, God, I wish I’d never started on this!’? Well, I wanted to have a short section on MOOCs within a chapter on design models for teaching and learning in my online textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age‘ and it is probably poetic justice that the section on MOOCs […] [Link] Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:03:51 +0000

What students learned from an MIT physics MOOC
, Tony Bates
Colvin, K. et al. (2014) Learning an Introductory Physics MOOC: All Cohorts Learn Equally, Including On-Campus Class, IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 4 Why this paper? I don’t normally review individual journal articles, but I am making an exception in this case for several reasons: it is the only research publication I have seen that attempts to […] [Link] Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:19:40 +0000

MOOCs - A review of the state-of-the-art | OER KnowledgeCloud
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See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:24:22 GMT

Learners don’t know what’s best for them
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Annie Murphy Paul has a nice article about autodidacts — yes, there are some, but most of us aren’t.  MOOCs are mostly for autodidacts.  The paper from Educational Psychologist is excellent, and I reading the original as well as Paul’s review. In a paper published in Educational Psychologist last year, Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer of Maastricht University […] [Link] Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:33:34 +0000

Hack Education Weekly News: Yes, #Gamergate is an Ed-Tech Issue
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For the second week in a row, I am compelled to open my round-up of education-related stories with news of ongoing harassment and threats against women in technology. This week, it's a look at #Gamergate, which has been going on for months now, but this week escalated to new levels. Cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian was forced to cancel a speaking engagement at Utah State University. Because of a Utah law, campus officials told her that they could not stop attendees from bringing concealed weapons into her talk — even though the campus had received a threat from someone calling ... [Link] Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:22:27 PDT

Learn Spatial Analysis via Free, Esri MOOC - GISuser.com (press release)
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GISuser.com (press release) Learn Spatial Analysis via Free, Esri MOOC GISuser.com (press release) Scheduled to start October 22, 2014, this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will get you rolling with spatial analysis and a deeper understanding of data. From Esri: This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data ... [Link] Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:13:22 GMT

MOOCs: A Review of the State-of-the-Art
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Display Ahmed Mohamed Fahmy Yousef, Mohamed Amine Chatti, Ulrik Schroeder, Marold Wosnitza, Harald Jakobs, CSEDU 2014 - 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Oct 17, 2014 This is quite a good overview of the current state of MOOCs with a number of good images, statistics and definitions, making it a great reference paper for future discussions. "84 peer reviewed papers were selected in this study. A template analysis was applied to analyze and categorize the MOOCs literature into 7 dimensions, namely concept, design, learning theories, case studies, ... [Link] Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:: -0400

Dementia-care MOOC set to transform more lives - HealthCanal.com
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Dementia-care MOOC set to transform more lives HealthCanal.com With the help of his iPhone, Berrie used the Understanding Dementia MOOC to educate the tribal communities of Namibia about dementia and the changes which occur in the brain. He has helped people including Ndjinaa (pronounced 'Gee Naa'), an elder ... [Link] Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:34:24 GMT

Teachers: Get your hands dirty! Welcome to BTB Online on WizIQ
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Build Your Teaching Business Online, starting on October 24, is a free and open course (MOOC) created and facilitated by Jason R. Levine and... The post Teachers: Get your hands dirty! Welcome to BTB Online on WizIQ appeared first on Official WizIQ Teach Blog. [Link] Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:47:56 +0000

Competency-Based Education: Not just a drinking game
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Ray Henderson captured the changing trend of the past two EDUCAUSE conferences quite well. The #Edu14 drinking game: sure inebriation in 13 from vendor claims of "mooc" "cloud" or "disrupting edu". In 2014: "competency based." — Ray Henderson (@readmeray) October 3, … Continue reading → The post Competency-Based Education: Not just a drinking game appeared first on e-Literate. [Link] Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:48:41 +0000

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