06 avril 2014

Part1 notes from #xApi workshop #LearningAnalytics

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. In the past I wrote posts on the xAPI (first one in 2011 launching brainstorm, an update on the project in 2012, and one where the project is getting up to speed in 2013) which is in continued development and seems promising for learner analytics, especially the mobile options.
The project started at the centre of ADL, and you can find many resources at the Experience API (xAPI) page here. And there is a wiki with lots of working documents and status details as well. Read more...

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Clarifications on UF Online Payments to Pearson Embanet

By . I wrote a post over the weekend that included information from the Gainesville Sun about the University of Florida Online (UF Online) program and its expected payments to Pearson Embanet. Chris Newfield from Remaking the University also wrote on the subject today. Chris raises some very important issues in his post, including his point. More...

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Wir Offline-Profs

SPIEGEL ONLINEE-Learning soll die Unis revolutionieren, doch der Umsturz lässt auf sich warten. Neben einigen Professoren voller Enthusiasmus wehren sich noch immer viele gegen das Online-Lernen. Begründung: Die vergangenen 2000 Jahre waren doch ganz gut.
Mancher Professor habe sich schon gefühlt "wie die Droschkengäule bei der Einführung des Automobils", sagt Professor Bernhard Kempen, Präsident des Deutschen Hochschulverbandes. Lernen via Internet sollte die Hochschulen revolutionieren, doch der prophezeite Umsturz blieb bislang aus. Inzwischen, sagt Kempen, habe der Hype um E-Learning, Online-Seminare und virtuelle Vorlesungen einer gewissen "Ermattung" Platz gemacht. Mehr...

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Participants Vote to End 2U Semester Online

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Lawrence Biemiller. Following the defection of several participating universities, the online-course provider 2U and its remaining partners in the experimental Semester Online program have decided to shut it down following this summer’s courses. Semester Online promised to offer live online class sessions from prestigious institutions, but after uneasy faculty members at institutions like Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis forced administrators to back away from the experiment, the remaining partners voted on Wednesday to discontinue it. More...

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05 avril 2014

Track your progress in digital learning

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUa0Fk_7FQscWtrZHpz8OJg_QGcHVj2y63B7yEHt5K8aA7JDrjTD2O-wTake the Vision K-20 Survey to monitor your school or district’s progress toward digital education goals! All who take this survey are entered to win one of twenty $25 Amazon gift cards. This survey provides all educators (teachers and administrators) with a chance to see how they measure up to national averages and provides SIIA with important data on the state of digital technology in schools. Link: http://siia.net/visionk20/survey.asp. More...

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2U Ends Semester Online

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The online education provider 2U will this summer eliminate its online course pool initiative in favor of developing fully online undergraduate degree programs, ending a high-profile effort to offer scalable, credit-granting online courses at residential colleges. The consortium, known as Semester Online, was initially marketed as a platform for top-tier universities to offer online courses to paying students at participating universities. Read more...

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New Coursera chief pledges better communication with partners

By . The incoming head of the largest massive open online course provider has pledged to improve the way it communicates with its university partners. Richard Levin, who was president of Yale University between 1993 and 2013, will become chief executive of Coursera in the middle of next month. More...

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Curating ICDE history: The International Museum of Distance Education & Technology

International Council for Open and Distance EducationIn its 75th anniversary year, ICDE has teamed up with The International Museum of Distance Education & Technology to provide access to a library documenting the organization's history. ICDE's roots go back to the first World Conference, which was held in Victoria, Canada in 1938. This was also the year in which the then International Council for Correspondence Education was inaugurated.
The Museum of Distance Education & Technology, a project that has its roots in research carried out at ICDE member institution, The Pennsylvania State University, was created by Will Diehl and supported by College of Education faculty members Michael G. Moore, Melody Thompson and Fred Schied. Will Diehl is currently the Coordinator of Online Graduate Programs in the Department of Education at the University of New England in the US. The Museum of Distance Education. More...

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Creating Accessible and Inclusive Virtual Learning Environments: Embedding Equality and Diversity in Distance Teaching and Learn

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/css/hea2/images/hea2-header-bg-swirl.pngDate: 23 May 2014
Start Time: 10:00 am
Location/venue: Riverside East Robert Gordon University Garthdee Road Aberdeen , Scotland, AB10 7GJ
This workshop aims:

• To equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to create accessible and inclusive Moodle environments so as to enhance the Distance Learning experience. More...

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02 avril 2014

U.S. Online Education Site Coursera Expands Russian Reach

By Diana Kulchitskaya. Coursera, a U.S.-based online education site, plans to reach its already thriving Russian audience by translating its material into Russian.
The California-based firm, which has 5 million registered users, is cooperating with the Russian company ABBYY Language Services, which will use crowdsourcing to translate the courses. More...

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