15 décembre 2014

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: MOOCs, Outsourcing, and Online Education

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/header_new.pngBy . MOOOOOOOOOOOOOCs!
First there were MOOCs. Then there were MOOCs!!!111 Then we witnessed the MOOC backlash. Then the MOOC backlash backlash. And maybe even the MOOC backlash backlash backlash. At this point, it’s hard to keep track.
As I look back on 2014 (and on 2013 and 2012 as well), I’m not sure that MOOCs are really the trend we should be paying attention to here. More...

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Vendors as Traditional Revolutionaries

By Michael Feldstein. In a post titled “The LMS for Traditional Revolutionaries,” Instructure’s VP of Research and Education for Canvas Jared Stein responded to my LMS rant with some numbers and some thoughts about the role of the vendor in encouraging progressive teaching practices. More...

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The Battle for Open and MOOC Completion Rates

By Phil Hill. Yesterday I wrote a post on the 20 Million Minds blog about Martin Weller’s new book The Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn’t feel like victory. Exploring different aspects of open in higher education – open access, MOOCs, open education resources and open scholarship – Weller shows how far the concept of openness has come, to the point where “openness is now such a part of everyday life that it seems unworthy of comment”. If you’re interested in OER, open courses, open journals, or open research in higher education – get the book (it’s free and available in a variety of formats). More...

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#PhD sharing #online and #MOOC #research instruments

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The last couple of months I have been hammering away with data. Trying to collect meaningful answers to the question: "how do experienced online learners determine what they want to learn and how?". Well, the research question sounds a bit more formal, but I like the question this way. This central research question came out of the results from a pilot study which I planned during the first closed beta courses of FutureLearn. The pilot study is in part described in my probation report, which I uploaded in academia and can be found here. The probation report is a report you need to submit to UK based universities to proof that you are PhD material, and that you have been working on research with academic rigor and good progress for approximately 10 months. Read more...

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#OEB14 session initiating Unified Learning Theory brainstorm #education

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. During the last Online Educa Berlin conference, I tried to see whether an open format would work. The general idea was: all of us eLearning experts coming together to find a solution for an existing challenge (I know, I still need to work on shortening the format description :-)
Format of session: peer-to-peer experience sharing
The process was based on talking among ourselves as peers, and at the same time experts, after haven given an eLearning or learning challenge. Read more...

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Europe deserves a better European Research Area policy

HomeBy Miguel Seabra. As the EU Member States and the European Commission are hard at work reviewing the European Research Area (ERA) policy and defining a new ‘ERA Roadmap’, it's time to take a new approach, writes Miguel Seabra.
Giants like Google, Siemens, General Electric, Bayer, Apple or Phillips are part of an ecosystem that largely relies on publicly-funded research, infrastructures and human resources. Without the complex ecosystem that is nourished by states, such companies would dry up and fall like leaves off a dead tree. This should be common knowledge. More...

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China tops THE BRICS & Emerging Economies table

By  Beckie Smith. China dominates Times Higher Education (THE)’s second annual BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings, upping its top 100 entries from 24 to 27 as Tsingua University and Peking University retain the two top spots for the second year running. More...

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"MBA Programs Are Being Replaced" By Professional Skill Degrees

By Seb Murray. The director of a leading master's in business analytics program has said that MBA degrees are "being replaced" by technical and professional skill programs.
The surge in demand for more technical and professional skill degrees is “replacing” the MBA, according the director of a leading master’s in business analytics program, one of the most popular and fast-growing courses that utilizes big data. More...

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Challenges and competition in attracting international students

http://resources.theage.com.au/theage/media-common-1.0/images/feedback-button.gifBy Erice Cervini. Australia's international student market has been dented by British schools and universities establishing outposts in Asia and the Middle East. And now the US and China have joined the throng.
Countries have always looked to Australia as a success story in attracting international students. More...

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Knowledge is Infinite—Oil is Not: Why PISA Matters for the Arab World

By . Since 2000, over 70 countries that make up over 80 percent of the world’s economy have been comparing how well their school systems prepare young people for life and work.
The framework for these comparisons is the world’s global metric for learning outcomes, known as PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). Essentially, PISA is an international test that is administered under standardized conditions. It measures the extent to which 15-year-old students have acquired key knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in modern societies. More...

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