How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them)

July 21, 2014 - Leave a Response

“In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing.”

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-educators-are-practicing-mobile-learning/#ixzz385kfDyJw

 

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[Étude] L’université du futur vue par les étudiants

July 4, 2014 - Leave a Response

Connectée, flexible, accessible et tournée vers le marché du travail… Découvrez à quoi ressemble l’université de demain imaginée par 21 000 étudiants à travers le monde.

via http://lesclesdedemain.lemonde.fr/

Les firmes américaines recrutent dans les MOOC

July 2, 2014 - Leave a Response

La guerre des talents passe par les MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), les cours en ligne ouverts et massifs. C’est ce que suggère la direction du groupe américain de télécommunications ATT, lorsqu’elle s’associe avec Udacity pour mettre sur pied des « nanos », des cours informatiques de six à douze mois qui démarreront à l’automne.

via lemonde.fr.

 

Coursera shifts focus from ‘impact on learners’ to ‘reach of universities’

July 2, 2014 - Leave a Response

Levin seems enamored of the scale of Coursera (8.2 million registered students, etc), but I can find no concrete statements in his recent interviews that focus on actual learning results or improvements to the learning process (correct me in the comments if I have missed some key interview). This view is very different from the vision Koller was offering in December. In her vision, Koller attempts to improve impact on learners (the end) by using instruction from great university (the means).

via e-Literate.

 

MOOCs in the developing world – Pros and cons

June 30, 2014 - Leave a Response

Massive open online courses have brought education from top universities to armchair scholars across the globe. Now some are wondering whether MOOCs, as they are called, could help elevate developing nations.

Advocates say the MOOC could bring quality instruction to poverty-stricken places where university attendance is little more than a fantasy. But critics worry that the largely Western-style courses could equate to a new form of imperialism and push out more effective forms of education.

Just two years into its existence, the MOOC has blossomed worldwide – including in developing nations such as India and China.

via University World News.

 

The future of universities: The digital degree

June 30, 2014 - Leave a Response

The staid higher-education business is about to experience a welcome earthquake

via The Economist.

 

You can now download the learning data of over 1 million students in MIT and Harvard MOOCs

June 6, 2014 - Leave a Response

“Learning data from open online courses hold great promise for research, but good research must be replicable by others,” commented Andrew Ho, an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and co-chair of the HarvardX Research Committee. “By sharing these de-identified data, we hope to show that we can protect information about individuals while still enabling replicable research about what works in online learning.”

via Open Education Europa.

 

Business School, Disrupted

June 2, 2014 - Leave a Response

“The question: Should Harvard Business School enter the business of online education, and, if so, how?

Universities across the country are wrestling with the same question — call it the educator’s quandary — of whether to plunge into the rapidly growing realm of online teaching, at the risk of devaluing the on-campus education for which students pay tens of thousands of dollars, or to stand pat at the risk of being left behind.”

via NYTimes.com.

 

[CHINE] Les cours en ligne gagnent en popularité

May 27, 2014 - Leave a Response

Le 29 avril 2014, le ministère de l’Éducation a mis en place son centre de formation en ligne, xuetangX.com, et il relève de l’Université Tsinghua. Cette plateforme de cours en ligne est basée sur edX, qui a été créé conjointement par l’Université Harvard et le Massachusetts Institute of Technology en 2012.

via http://french.china.org.cn/.

 

Mobile Moocs: a new way of learning

May 27, 2014 - Leave a Response

An app isn’t going to provide large scale learning programmes, but mobile Moocs will start to build a new way of thinking about professional qualifications, says Michael Curry

via Telegraph.