23 novembre 2014

WCET14 Student Panel: What do students think of online education?

By Phil Hill. Yesterday at the WCET14 conference in Portland I had the opportunity along with Pat James to moderate a student panel.[1] I have been trying to encourage conference organizers to include more opportunities to let students speak for themselves – becoming real people with real stories rather than nameless aggregations of assumptions. More...

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Hack Education Weekly News: Feminist Hacker Barbie

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/audreywatters_75.jpgBy . The non-profit ECMC Group is buying 56 Corinthian College campuses and will reportedly keep the WyoTech and Everest campuses (and brands) intact. The organization, which services student loans – do not let that “non-profit” label fool you that its some sort of noble organization here – will pay $24 million for the campuses. Great insight and great questions from “Dean Dad.”
Pluralsight has paid $75 million for Smarterer, a company that offers multiple choice quizzes to assess employees’ skills. But there is no ed-tech bubble. More...

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From "Open" to Justice #OpenCon2014

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/audreywatters_75.jpgBy . Here are the transcript and slides from the talk I gave this morning at OpenCon 2014. I was a little nervous as to how well this would be received -- nothing like challenging the meaning of a word that makes up the title of the conference. More...

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Men Explain Technology to Me: On Gender, Ed-Tech, and the Refusal to Be Silent

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/audreywatters_75.jpgBy . Here are the notes and the slides from what is (I hope) my last talk of 2014. I gave this this evening to University of Mary Washington, and then turned around and presented it again (online) to Alec Couros and Katia Hildebrandt's class EC&I 831.
This is (I think) the last public talk I will give this year. It has been the most difficult one to prepare. More...

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A ‘starter’ bibliography on MOOCs

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/MIT-MOOC-panel-548x305.jpgBy Tony Bates. For the increasing number of students doing Masters’ dissertations or Ph.D’s on MOOCs I have collected together for convenience all the references made in my chapter on MOOCs for my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital World.’ However, there are many other publications – this cannot be considered a comprehensive list. Also note the date of this blog post: anything published after this will not be here, unless you let me know about it. Read more...

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Why MOOCs are only part of the answer for higher education

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/MIT-MOOC-panel-548x305.jpgBy Tony Bates. OK, except for the next post, which will be a list of publications on MOOCs for graduate students studying the topic, and a scenario for a ‘good’ MOOC, this will be my last post on MOOCs for a while.
This is the conclusion to my chapter on MOOCs for my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age‘. This whole chapter is now published here. There will be a scenario illustrating what I define as a ‘good’ MOOC to go with this conclusion. Read more...

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Why the fuss about MOOCs? Political, social and economic drivers - See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/11/16/why-the-fuss-

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/MIT-MOOC-panel-548x305.jpgBy Tony Bates. The end of MOOCs
This is the last part of my chapter on MOOCs for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. In a series of prior posts, I have looked at the strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs. Here I summarise this section and look at why MOOCs have gained so much attention. Read more...

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Strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part 3, branding and cost

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/MIT-MOOC-panel-548x305.jpgBy Tony Bates. The story so far
This is the fifth in a series of posts from my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. I have already published four extracts from the book on MOOCs:

    the key design features of MOOCs (‘What is a MOOC?’)
    the differences between cMOOCs and xMOOCs
    the strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs, Part 1, focusing on:
        their contribution to open and free education
        the audience that MOOCs mainly serve
        persistence and commitment of MOOC participants
    the strengths and weakness of MOOCs, Part 2, focusing on:

In this post, I examine their value for branding, and their costs. Read more...

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Inter-Departmental Communication Central to Improving the Student Experience

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The following interview is with David Godoy, winner of the 2014 Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship. Godoy is a student in Salt Lake Community College’s manufacturing engineering program and expects to graduate in May 2016. In this interview, he discusses his experience as a non-traditional student and shares his thoughts on how higher education institutions could evolve to better meet the needs of adult learners. More...

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Schooling for Employment: How Higher Ed Should React to the Growth of Coding Academies

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Software development schools (like The Flatiron School and App Academy) provide access to learning and employment through a thoughtfully articulated progression that’s simple and remarkably brilliant. In short, these schools have a highly efficient educational model that promises to go from campus-based learning to employment in 12 weeks. More...

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