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Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture Partner News NMC Partners with the Balboa Park Online Collaborative iTUNES U Ideas that Matter and More High Quality, Free EdTech Content Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. > NMC Horizon Project > NMC Horizon Reports > NMC Horizon Project Navigator > NMC Horizon EdTech Weekly App NMC Horizon Project The NMC Horizon Project charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. > Serve on a Horizon Project Expert Panel > Submit a Project for Inclusion in a Horizon Report Open Much of the work of the NMC Horizon Project takes place in a wiki where international experts across all different educational sectors openly exchange ideas and engage in insightful discourse. Global The most recent addition to the NMC Horizon Project is a new series of region-specific reports called NMC Technology Outlooks. NMC Horizon Reports › News

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2 More Illinois Districts Join Dual-Credit Distance Ed Consortium Distance Learning 2 More Illinois Districts Join Dual-Credit Distance Ed Consortium Two small Illinois school districts have joined a distance education consortium in partnership with an area college for dual credit college-level courses, bringing the total number of member districts to four, and a fifth district may soon join them. Wethersfield and Galva school districts started the distance learning lab three years ago in collaboration with Black Hawk College to expand the number of dual credit courses available to their students. Dual credit courses are college-level courses open to high school students, allowing those students to earn both high school credit and college credit for completing the course. SAPVoice: The World In 2033: Big Thinkers And Futurists Share Their Thoughts Photo credit: DonkeyHotey Put yourself back in 1993. Could you have predicted the success of the web, tablets and smartphones, privatized space travel, the rise of terrorism, or the myriad of small changes that impact how you live today? To do that going forward and to predict our world in 2033, you need the voices of the smartest minds on the planet to spot trends in their areas of discipline and give us insight into where we are heading.

A Future Hits Playlist for Higher Education By Howard Lurie & Karen Svarczkopf SXSW turns 30 years young this year. What started out as a small, Austin-weird music festival has grown into a mainstream cultural force that celebrates film, interactive software, the environment, and—our personal favorite—edtech innovation at SXSWedu. In honor of this milestone, we thought we’d pay homage to SXSW’s musical roots with a playlist to showcase some of the themes we heard around Austin last week and those we wish we had heard more of. Don’t Stop Believing

Questionstorm for scenario uncertainties From WikiEducator Per definition, the outcome of an uncertainty is unkown and consequently will have a "yes" or "no" outcome. For example, we could ask: Will massive open online courses (MOOCs) displace the traditional university? In answer to this question, we could postulate: 7 Things Higher Education Innovators Want You to Know Education Trends 7 Things Higher Education Innovators Want You to Know Experts weigh in on the challenges of student success and the need for innovation in higher ed. In order to close the growing achievement gap, higher education institutions need to focus on innovation, scale and diffusion, according to Bridget Burns, executive director for the University Innovation Alliance, a coalition of 11 public research universities committed to improving graduation rates and sharing best practices. And most important, institutions need to communicate about what works and what doesn't.

Derek's Blog - Musings on the use and impact of technology in education, and of the future of education in general. Teachers and school leaders are being challenged to transform educational outcomes, often under difficult conditions. They are being asked to equip students with the competencies they need to become active citizens and workers in the 21st century. They need to personalize learning experiences to ensure that every student has a chance to succeed and to deal with increasing cultural diversity in their classrooms and differences in learning styles. They also need to keep up with innovations in curricula, pedagogy and the development of digital resources. The extract above comes from the foreword to the OECD publication Building a High-Quality Teaching Profession: Lessons from around the World which summarizes the evidence that underpinned the first International Summit on the Teaching Profession held in New York in March 2011. When I was training to be a teacher (last century!)

How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Higher Education Transcript Credentialing How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Higher Education Transcript Blockchain technology could offer a more learner-centered alternative to traditional credentialing. Last year, the MIT Media Lab began issuing digital certificates to the participants in its Director's Fellows program. Online Learning Update Employers like MOOCs — if they know what one is April 15th, 2014 By Jake New, Editor, eCampus News MOOCs-employers-studentsEmployers are fans of massive open online courses (MOOCs), according to a new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International. But many first had to have the concept explained to them.

More Than 90 Percent of Institutions Offer Alternative Credentials Research More Than 90 Percent of Institutions Offer Alternative Credentials The same study to report this statistic also found that millennial students prefer badging and certificates to traditional degrees. Disrupting the Degree? Credentialing in 2023 Disrupting the Degree? Credentialing in 2023 The degree may well be in existence in 10 years, but it will look vastly different from its current form. Higher education is changing, far more rapidly than is customary or comfortable in this field.

Welcome to the “Choose Your Own Adventure” Future of Learning — Bright Welcome to the “Choose Your Own Adventure” Future of Learning What will school look like in 2050? Teachers from six countries respond. What will school look like in 2050?

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