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Empowering Students in the Age of Big Data | - 0 views

  • Leaders in higher education explored the promise and peril of "big data" in learning, student support, and college completion.
    resources for and and as a result of EDUCAUSE summit

Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUC... - 3 views

  • global “platform” that has vastly expanded access to all sorts of resources, including formal and informal educational materials. The Internet has also fostered a new culture of sharing, one in which content is freely contributed and distributed with few restrictions or costs.
  • Web 2.0, has blurred the line between producers and consumers of content
  • the Web 2.0 is creating a new kind of participatory medium that is ideal for supporting multiple modes of learning
    • Maree Michaud-Sacks
      In addition to supporting multimodal learning, the participatory nature fosters student engagement.
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  • social learning is based on the premise that our understanding of content is socially constructed through conversations about that content and through grounded interactions, especially with others, around problems or actions.
  • , “We participate, therefore we are.”
    • Maree Michaud-Sacks
      Some people say that if you are not participating in social media, then you "don't exist". I think it is interesting to see that idea brought up in an educational context.
  • We are entering a world in which we all will have to acquire new knowledge and skills on an almost continuous basis.
    • Teresa Dobler
      Lifelong learners.
  • culture of sharing,
    • Teresa Dobler
      Community of Inquiry connection.
  • Students in these groups can ask questions to clarify areas of uncertainty or confusion, can improve their grasp of the material by hearing the answers to questions from fellow students, and perhaps most powerfully, can take on the role of teacher to help other group members benefit from their understanding (one of the best ways to learn something is, after all, to teach it to others).
    • Teresa Dobler
      There are clear benefits of cooperative learning and knowledge construction.
  • seeking the knowledge when it is needed in order to carry out a particular situated task
    • Teresa Dobler
      I have been intrigued about the idea of just in time education. It would seem more authentic for students to learn skills or information as it is needed to complete some bigger task - perhaps in a problem based learning situation? This is definitely something I want to consider more.
  • thereby enabling a new kind of critical reading—almost a new form of literacy—that invites the reader to join in the consideration of what information is reliable and/or important
    "thereby enabling a new kind of critical readingâ€"almost a new form of literacyâ€"that invites the reader to join in the consideration of what information is reliable and/or importan"
Heather Kurto

The Future of Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: The Survey Sa... - 0 views

  • misconceptions and myths related to the difficulty of teaching and learning online, technologies available to support online instruction, the support and compensation needed for high-quality instructors, and the needs of online students create challenges for such vision statements and planning documents.
  • Adding to this dilemma, bored students are dropping out of online classes while pleading for richer and more engaging online learning experiences.1 Given the demand for online learning, the plethora of online technologies to incorporate into teaching, the budgetary problems, and the opportunities for innovation, we argue that online learning environments are facing a "perfect e-storm," linking pedagogy, technology, and learner needs.
  • cation. In this study, Keeton interviewed faculty in postsecondary institutions, who rated the effectiveness of online instructional strategies. These instructors gave higher ratings to online instructional strategies that "create an environment that supports and encourages inquiry," "broaden the learner's experience of the subject matter," and "elicit active and critical reflection by learners on their growing experience base."12
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  • When asked about several emerging technologies for online education, 27 percent of respondents predicted that use of course management systems (CMSs) would increase most drastically in the next five years. Those surveyed also said that video streaming, online testing and exam tools, and learning object libraries would find significantly greater use on campus during this time. Between 5 and 10 percent of respondents expected to see increases in asynchronous discussion tools, videoconferencing, synchronous presentation tools, and online testing.
  • this study found that the most important skills for an online instructor during the next few years will be how to moderate or facilitate learning and how to develop or plan for high-quality online courses (see Table 2). Being a subject-matter expert was the next most important skill. In effect, the results indicate that planning and moderating skills are perhaps more important than actual "teaching" or lecturing skills in online courses. As Salmon pointed out, online instructors are moderators or facilitators of
  • As a result, enhancing pedagogy is perhaps the most important factor in navigating the perfect e-storm. In the present study, respondents made predictions about the quality of online education in the near future and about how online courses would be taught and evaluated.
  • Instructors' abilities to teach online are critical to the quality of online education.
  • ), and educational opportunities.25Online Teaching Skills.
  • Our findings also indicated that, in general, respondents envisioned the Web in the next few years more as a tool for virtual teaming or collaboration, critical thinking, and enhanced student engagement than as an opportunity for student idea generation and expression of creativity.
  • What if institutions took the opposite stance and measured face-to-face courses based on whether they could accomplish all that online instruction can?
    The study of what online teaching might look like in the near future.
Irene Watts-Politza

Minds on Fire - 0 views

    Course Document referring to need of expanding the online learning environment
    Online education and the technology to bring it to life for students.
    University for GenNext... what will it be like? How will we meet the demand?
Maria Guadron

7 things you should know about VoiceThread - 0 views

    Learn more about VoiceThread and educational uses from Educause.
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