After months of wooing and under close scrutiny, edX was rejected this week by Amherst College amid faculty concerns about the online course provider's business plans and impact on student learning. Amherst professors voted on Tuesday not to work with edX, a nonprofit venture started by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to provide massive open online courses, or MOOCs. In interviews, professors cited a wide range of reasons for rejecting edX -- which currently works with only 12 elite partner colleges and universities -- starting with edX's incompatibility with Amherst’s mission and ending with, to some, the destruction of higher education as we know it.
Since earning my MA in Educational Psychology, more than 20 years ago, I’ve taught in many different contexts and I’ve spent a good portion of my time thinking about how people think and learn. The last several years of my career have been spent primarily in the on-line classroom. Like many other college level instructors, I’ve been feeling my way…trying to figure out how best to translate a face-to-face learning experience into a digital one.
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Massive open online courses ( MOOCs ) have become a surging trend in higher education, and traditional academic programs are scrambling to figure out where that trend is headed.
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As a slew of new eLearning practices make their way onto the scene, it can often be difficult to keep up with the emerging trends. That’s where our list of the top 25 eLearning blogs comes in. The blogs listed here offer relevant and timely information for anyone interested in eLearning, whether you’re a content producer, a platform user, or someone trying to determine how eLearning technologies can help your business grow.
A hundred years ago, higher education seemed on the verge of a technological revolution.
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