26 novembre 2014

Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report cites open social learning as an important trend in education

 logoThe Open University conducts ongoing research on emerging trends in education. In their latest report, they highlight the "network effect" and how, with careful management, it could dramatically enhance the education experience.
The Open University's Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report identifies 10 methods of teaching, learning, and assessment that are gaining influence but which have not yet had a major impact on education. More...

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Innovative Pedagogy 2014

 logoThe Innovating Pedagogy’s reports have been written by a small group of academics in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University and are intended for teachers, policy makers, academics and anyone interested in how education may change over the next ten years. More...

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Open Educational Resources in Poland: Challenges and Opportunities

 logoBy Karolina Grodecka. The Horizon 2010 Report predicted that the time-to-adoption of open educational content is a question of one year or less, whereas the Horizon 2013 Report (K-12 Edition) determined this time as two to three years for secondary education. This forecast worked well for Poland: openness in education went beyond the prognosis scale and the predicted trends have already been shaped and secured by governmental, non-governmental and institutional regulations. More...

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MOOCs, e-Textbooks up for debate at Kivuto’s EdTech Summit 2014

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. In 3 weeks, Kivuto Solutions is hosting their first conference, titled EdTech Summit 2014.
EdTech Summit draws together influential minds from the education community to investigate the effects – both good and bad - of technology on higher education. Points of discussion will range from MOOCs to e-Textbooks to digital learning content to BYOD programs and flip classrooms. More...

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Majority of students cite digital services as factor in higher ed choice

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A large majority of college-bound students (85 percent) said that digital capabilities, such as integration of technology into classrooms, virtual coursework and online classes are a top determinant in choosing which university to attend, according to a five-country survey by Accenture. The survey of 1,500 students in Australia, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States found the strong demand for digital capabilities carried over to students currently attending a university as well as recent graduates, with the majority (70 percent) calling for greater use of digital tools for learning and content delivery. More...

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Learn from Coursera on your next JetBlue flight

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Learners can continue to acquire knowledge and build skills from thirty-thousand feet in the air. With the busiest travel season right around the corner, JetBlue announced a new set of content providers for their new onboard in-flight entertainment, Fly-FI Hub. Among the options for travelers to select from is Coursera. More...

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Thinking too highly of higher education

Arizona Daily StarBy . Perhaps the least controversial thing that President Barack Obama ever said was that "in the coming decades, a high school diploma is not going to be enough. Folks need a college degree." This vision is commonplace, but it implies a bleak future where everyone must work harder just to stay in place, and it's just not true. Nothing forces us to funnel students into a tournament that bankrupts the losers and turns the winners into conformists. But that's what will happen until we start questioning whether college is our only option. More...

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'No silver bullet': University seeks solution to tightening budgets

By Caitlin Skvorc. University of Alaska president Pat Gamble told a joint Rotary Club luncheon Thursday a “silver bullet” solution to budget cuts in education doesn’t exist.
However, there are ways to circumvent potential program closures, at least for now. More...

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With Launch UMD, University Gets Into Crowdfunding

CBS BaltimoreBy Alissa Gulin. What do beekeepers, marching band members, engineers and choir singers all have in common?
They all raised money for various projects through Launch UMD, a new crowdfunding platform at the University of Maryland, College Park. The website works just like Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms that enable individuals or groups to solicit online donations for specific projects. Donations can come from anyone, but only members of the university community — students, employees, alumni, parents — can seek to raise money. More...

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India and U.S. Higher Education: Strong Indian Presence In The United States, But Americans Studying In India Still Meager

ForbesBy Alyssa Ayres. This week the Institute for International Education (IIE) released the latest survey data on foreign students, study abroad and U.S. higher education. The survey, Open Doors, comes out annually and draws on data collected from around 3,000 U.S. colleges and universities. Indian students are a strong presence on U.S. campuses, contributing an estimated $3.3 billion to the U.S. economy as IIE reports, using U.S. Department of Commerce data. This year, the number of Indian students in the United States surpassed the 100,000 mark, ticking up to 102,673, keeping India the number two country of origin for foreign students in the United States. More...

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