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Wayne Holly

How Do We Meet Today's Online Education Challenges? - - 28 views

    Identifying the best possible strategies for online education initiatives is a common goal for instructors, students, course designers, administrators, and technologists alike.
Maureen Greenbaum

Andy Kessler: Professors Are About to Get an Online Education - - 2 views

  • For the same $7,000 a year that New York City spends per student on school buses, you can now get a master's from one of the most well-respected programs in the country.
  • Students who worked with online content passed at a higher rate than classroom-only students, 91% to 60%
  • Today's job market—whether you're designing new drugs, fracking for oil, writing mobile apps or marketing Pop Chips—requires graduates who can think strategically in real time, have strong cognitive skills, see patterns, work in groups and know their way around highly visual virtual environments. This is the same generation that grew up playing online games like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, but who are almost never asked to use their online skills in any classroom.
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  • Online education is about taking the "best in class" teachers and scaling them to thousands or millions of students rather than 25-30 at a time.

Udacity - Online Education Disruptors - Forbes - 41 views

    Disruption in online education
Jim Aird

How to Improve Public Online Education: Report Offers a Model - Government - The Chroni... - 18 views

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  • patchwork collection of online courses that's difficult for students to navigate.
  • they can improve their online-education efforts to help students find streamlined, affordable pathways to a degree.
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  • "Taken together, these steps result in something that looks less like an unorganized collection of Internet-based classes, and more like a true public university."
  • I am always miffed at the people within Higher Ed who recognize that nothing about pedagogy has changed in 50 years except computers and PowerPoint but they still rationalize that nothing needs changed or fixed.
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: Learners TV - Free Online Education - 1 views

    Useful site for college students. Over 29,000 free lectures, videos, animations, and other resources to help college level students.
Jenny Staley

Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus - 5 views

    Although there's some disagreement as to whether distance education is more susceptible to academic dishonesty than other forms of instruction, what isn't up for debate is the fact that for as long as there's been exams, there's been cheating on exams. The online environment simply opens up a different set of challenges that aren't typically seen in traditional face-to-face courses.
Ben Hacking

Online university for the masses! - 1 views

    The outrageous costs of a higher education are driving Internet entrepreneurs to change the delivery model radically
Randolph Hollingsworth

Classifying K-12 blended learning | Innosight Institute - 0 views

    categorization scheme based on schools in existence (vs. theoretical models) - representing particular programs within a school and not a typology for whole-school design - also taxonomy that is useful in capturing basic patterns that are emerging out of today's schools
Randolph Hollingsworth

K12 Inc., Virginia-based virtual schools operator, reports third quarter growth - Washi... - 0 views

    record growth in profits (from failing public schools and from charter schools) despite bad NYT press and class-action lawsuit by stakeholders
Maureen Greenbaum

Knewton raises $33M for adapting online education for each student | VentureBeat - 39 views

  • Knewton’s Adaptive Learning Platform can dynamically and automatically remix a school’s online educational materials to match every student’s strengths, weaknesses and unique learning style. It is part of a larger trend of “big data,” or using a large amount of feedback to analyze and then adjust to a user’s individual needs. And it is believed to be the largest funding round ever for an education technology startup.
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  • algorithm-driven, generating unique lessons dynamically and automatically for the student.
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  • students to skip boring lessons they have already mastered and allows them to move on to targeted lessons.
  • Knewton launched two first-year college math courses – College Mathematics and College Algebra – and a self-paced Math Readiness for College course
  • , Knewton has been adopted by Penn State University, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Mount St. Mary’s University, Washington State University, and Education Management Corporation.
    this is the future folks
Gregory Wood

The University of Wherever - - 75 views

  • the day is growing nearer when quality higher education confronts the technological disruptions that have already upended the music and book industries, humbled enterprises from Kodak to the Postal Service (not to mention the newspaper business), and helped destabilize despots across the Middle East.
Marsha Ratzel

Learning Reimagined: Participatory, Peer, Global, Online - 0 views

  • what does a group of people need to know about pedagogy in order to self-organize into a peer learning community?&nbsp;
  • Attitudes and methods are essential, too.
  • ersuasion - when everybo
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  • a more deeply satisfying and useful way than if students take responsibility only for their own learning
    Reingold talks about the way to build a community of and how to help that spirit grow amongst the participants.
Dennis OConnor

Top News - Report challenges online-learning assumptions - 0 views

    Some critics of distance learning say face-to-face classes give students a better learning environment, but a recent Indiana University study found that online learners reported deeper approaches to learning than classroom-based learners.
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