31 août 2013

MOOCs and The Change of Higher Education

http://2.gravatar.com/avatar/5d6c31f9dcb3e662c5bf2e7458d6e3a7?s=96&d=http%3A%2F%2Fs0.wp.com%2Fi%2Fmu.gif&r=GBy Stefan Popenici. 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 wrong! MOOCs captured the imagination of venture capitalists, academics and university administrators and this is a rare thing for higher education. Enthusiasm and a bit of passion in this field is always a welcome change. The problem is that – despite exuberant enthusiasm surrounding them - MOOCs remain marked by many unanswered questions and still fail to clarify how they will deal with many crucial pedagogical and managerial aspects. Again, we do not talk about online education here, but MOOCs!
Most probably major changes lie ahead for MOOCs, as these course platforms will change even more than universities that were supposed to be replaced by these online solutions. In very simple words, we can say that it becomes clear that MOOCs are simply not enough to change higher education and stay just as one small bit of the complex set of social, economic, cultural and even technological issues impacting higher education. More...

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LinkedIn launches LinkedIn for Education

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSVq9DQ227Zt8O6Hn4I76z7iO2ec9XPhT7wM0WF7dQSl3ZLkDzzY2GCW4EBy Stowe Boyd. LinkedIn has launched a new aspect of its service, this one centered on education. The central idea is to create University Pages for colleges and universities, intended to attract prospective students, existing students, alumni, and employers and getting them all to network through LinkedIn.
In a post on the LinkedIn blog, Christina Allen, the product management director at LinkedIn, wrote this about University Pages. Read more...

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