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The article is talking about online learning, but the six characteristics seem to be relevant more broadly: “Next-generation online learning differs from last generation e-learning in six distinct ways:” 1. scalable 2. personalized 3. outcomes-oriented 4. data-driven 5. social and interactive 6. activity oriented http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-beta/expanding-your-online-pedagogy-toolkit#sthash.WSjdiQaa.dpbs

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Michael Staton, LearnCapital the world is converging on universal primary & secondary school everyone seems to agree that higher ed should be available to all (in order of how well internet does it) Knowledge acquisition Access to opportunities [missed one here] Marketable skills Personal transformation Seeing lots of startups both across school offices & up/down […]

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Cynthia Coburn School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University (can email her for the paper this is based on) Organizational Conditions that Support Innovation: Access to knowledge resources beyond setting Absorptive capacity presence of individuals with skill knowledge of where skill resides communication channels Organization routines that support design & iteration 4 ways of […]

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Putting Students in Charge

Jonathan Worth Open photography class: http://phonar.covmedia.co.uk/ Old business model was built around scarcity of supply Internet changed all that, everyone is a photographer At first he tried hard to police this > don’t steal my images. He needed to keep it scarce so he could charge a premium for it. Someone posted his images, he […]

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Digital Media & Learning (DML) 2014

First time at a conference that’s totally new to me (found out about it via Cathy Davidson’s current Coursea MOOC on the future of higher education) & enjoying it so far, after the opening plenary. Digital Media & Learning Conference (DML2014) http://dml2014.dmlhub.net/ Speaker: Louis Gomes, UCLA & Carnegie Foundation We need a sharper focus on […]

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Tufts Teaching Conference 2013, opening session detailed notes

Plenary Speaker: Daniel T. Willingham, author of “Why Don’t Students Like School?” (disclaimer: these are my own personal notes.  for authentic representation of Daniel’s work, please reference his publications directly.) Talk will have two parts: Quick tour of basic findings re: learning & memory Talk about application (start with a few questions, clap to answer… […]

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