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Harvard, MIT Launch MOOC Student Visualization Tools

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two institutions behind the massive open online course provider edX, on Thursday released a set of tools that visualize the age, gender, location and level of[…]

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Horizon 2014 Report Is Out: 6 Technologies Will Change Colleges in Coming Years

The six technologies and the changes they’re expected to bring are detailed in“NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition,” a 52-page document  comprised by the 56 international experts. In a nutshell, the following trends and time horizons were[…]

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30 Mln in Private Funds Raised by Instructure, a New Generation LMS Provider

Some months ago we already pointed out the trend of the growth in private capital in Education. Yesterday, Instructure, a company that has developed Canvas, a LMS platform, announced today that it had won $30-million[…]

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Some new definitions of “m-learning”

Chris Dede of the Harvard Graduate School of Education explores some new definitions of “m-learning” in his paper presented at the mLearn 2012 conference in Helsinki, October 14 2012: …m-Learning = multimedia learning Multimedia for[…]

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Criticisms of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

Via | EdTechDev MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have become a recent trend in open online education. Some people could be tempted to start talking of them as a new hype. Instead of that, we[…]

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Evaluation of the OLPC Program in Perú (Una Laptop por niño)

Information via Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is conducting a multi-year randomized evaluation of the impact of the OLPC project in Peru – the first rigorous attempt to examine the impact of[…]

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Flipping Corporate Learning (By Jay Cross)

This article was published by Jay Cross in the Internet Time Blog under a CreativeCommons BY-NC-SA 2.5 License Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. Let’s not blow it.[…]

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A process that may fundamentally redefine the credentials that validate higher learning

Original article by Kevin carey in The Chronicle of Higher Education […] Mozilla, a nonprofit organization built around the ethos of the open Internet, created the popular Firefox Web browser, which anyone can download, free.[…]

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The Teacher’s Guide to Project-based Learning

Recently we came across an interesting publication on the design of projects for students to ehance their learning experiences. The work is described by the authors as: “A guide on how to design and run[…]

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Horizon Report 2012: Higher Ed. Edition – List of Technologies

Reading NMC’s (The New Media Consortium) information, we find out that the Horizon Report 2012: Higher Education Edition advisory board identified and narrowed to six the technologies to be in the final publication of the[…]