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Time constraints in schools crush the creative capabilities of teachers

Time is the biggest barrier to educational innovation!  Teachers are too busy, working hard to ensure that students receive the best possible suite of academic outcomes.  264 more words


Production Value in Online Higher Education

In 2012, during a rare moment of clarity, I wondered aloud about the possible impact on institutional reputation of academics choosing to post their instructional materials online, including lecture videos, for all the world to see. 1,269 more words

Sector Trends

Berklee College of Music: 'We Are Running Out of Excuses For Not Getting A Music Degree

Berklee College of Music started its online program in 2002 when the internet was still figuring itself out. This was pre YouTube or Facebook.  Now, over 10,000 students from 140 countries each year enroll in Berklee Online certificate programs including 12 week courses like Pro Tools, Music Video Editing, Commercial Songwriting, Orchestration, Music Theory, Guitar, Afro-Cuban Drums, Music Production, 3D Design, Ear Training For Mixing Engineers, Arranging: Horn Writing, Artist Management, Music Licensing, Music Marketing and over  78 more words


Personality in Teaching: Content, Activity & Relationships

Martin Weller’s post on the role of personality in education has stimulated a lot of really interesting conversation and dialogue (it’s particularly interesting to see so many comments on a blog post these days!). 691 more words


A Master List of 1,150 #Free #Courses From Top #Universities: 35,000 Hours of Audio/Video #Lectures | Open Culture #MOOCs #education

During these summer months, we’ve been busy rummaging around the internet and adding new courses to our big list of Free Online Courses, which now features 1,150 courses from top universities. 101 more words


The "Five Minute University": Parody or Prophecy?

This short video (25 years old!), in which “Father Guido Sarducci” pitches ideas for his “Five Minute University,” may first come across as pure comedy. But, for people interested in higher education innovation, it offers a timely and poignant critique which is strangely resonant with the development of MOOCs. 27 more words

Learning Coding

Free: Neil deGrasse Tyson's Short Course, The Inexplicable Universe | Open Culture + #CampGoogle For Kids | Camp.WithGoogle #MOOCs #science

Free: Download Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Short Course, The Inexplicable Universe, in Audio or Video Format | Open Culture
For now, The Great Courses will let you access Tyson’s Great Course for free, including all of its downloadable audio and video lectures, as long as you make an account at their site — a process which, we can report, entails only a reasonable hassle factor. 56 more words