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. Share on Facebook An E-Portfolio With No Limits By David Raths, Campus Technology Students at the University of Mary Washington build their academic identities on their own personal Web domain. Share on Facebook Is Google Eyeing a Satellite Startup? By Zacks.com Rumor has it that Google Inc. is looking to acquire Skybox Imaging, a startup that manufactures satellites and deploys data analytics services to companies. Share on Facebook In conversation with: Sebastian Thrun, CEO, Udacity April 14th, 2014
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Disrupting the Degree? Credentialing in 2023Disrupting 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. A series of influences — technological, social and economic — have converged to bring about change that will re-shape higher education in the coming decade. As early as 1999, Harvard Business School professor and management guru Clayton Christensen predicted the disruption of higher education by online learning. I do not doubt the prediction. With the prospect of fewer universities in the offing, notable innovators such as Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, have called for changes in the way we credential learning. Some may foresee a free-for-all, open market of an accumulation of random micro-credentials presented in loose fashion to employers and others. References  Schubarth, C. (2013, 02 07).  Khan, S. (2012, 10 04).
OER CommonsMobilemind | Thoughts on mobile computing and elearning5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher EducationThe future of higher education is a constantly moving target. Everything from the emergence of MOOCs to new learning styles and mounting financial and sustainability pressures are impacting the education landscape. Every day higher education leaders are developing new strategies to leverage across these developing challenges and opportunities. The common denominator amidst all this change: students. What should they learn? Here are five bold predictions for how the answers to those questions will define the future of education. 1: Academic Curricula Will Become More Multi-Disciplinary Current models--reliant upon departmental space where curriculum is developed and fostered independent of the university at large--must change. Examples of this can be found in our project at the University of Utah where they are developing a transformative entrepreneurial building where students can create, live and “launch” companies all in the same space. 4: Higher Education Needs To Invest in Technology
The Interaction Equivalency Theorem - Journal of Interactive Online LearningThe Interaction Equivalency Theorem Terumi Miyazoe Tokyo Denki University, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Terry Anderson Athabasca University, Edmonton, Alberta Abstract This paper examines the key issues regarding The Interaction Equivalency Theorem posited by Anderson (2003a), which consists of the three interaction elements found in formal education courses among teacher, student, and content. About the Author(s)... Terumi Miyazoe is an Associate Professor of English and Technology at Tokyo Denki University (Japan). Terry Anderson is a Professor and the Canadian Research Chair in Distance Education at Athabasca University, Canada’s leading online and distance open university.
The Core Rules of Netiquette -- Excerpted from Netiquette by Virginia Shea -- Albion.comThe Core Rules of Netiquette are excerpted from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea. Click on each rule for elaboration. Introduction Rule 1: Remember the Human Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace Rule 4: Respect other people's time and bandwidth Rule 5: Make yourself look good online Rule 6: Share expert knowledge Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control Rule 8: Respect other people's privacy Rule 9: Don't abuse your power Rule 10: Be forgiving of other people's mistakes Next page ...Previous page ...Core Rules ...Netiquette Contents