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The Future That Is Already Here Isn’t Much of a Future

Here is the weekly newsletter from Education Dive, which focuses largely on digital innovations in higher education:

The first article somewhat blithely acknowledges that “instructor availability” is one of the major concerns of students enrolled in MOOCs, as if it is a problem that can be resolved with more “innovation,” rather than one of the most fundamental features of MOOCs. 735 more words

Faculty

Google search: free social media courses? (An Intro post to #ds106)

A month or so ago I applied for a volunteer social media position at a startup company called enScholar, which allows students to explore careers and volunteer opportunities based on their interests, strengths and values. 442 more words

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My Wild and Crazy Online Senior Summer Vacation

What better way to prepare for college life than spending all that spare time taking MOOCs online or working at a chess camp. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but don’t you think that these kids might be missing something, or enjoy doing something else? 191 more words

Reading

Cheater, cheater, MOOC beater

In news that probably won’t surprise many people, researchers have found that it’s pretty easy to cheat in online classes and some online students are taking advantage of that fact. 332 more words

Tech

Coursera's latest funding shows that (online) classes are still in session

A few years ago, startups offering online classes attracted widespread attention as a solution to the problems in traditional schooling. But the early enthusiasm waned after they showed mixed results in improving student performance. 750 more words

Tech

Need-to-Know News: Universities On Board with Micro Credentials, MOOC Report Highlights Pressing Issues & App Rewards Tech Non-Use

This ‘Need-to-Know’ blog post series features noteworthy stories that speak of need-to-know developments within higher education and K-12 that have the potential to influence, challenge and/or transform traditional education as we know it. 868 more words

Higher Education