Open Innovations: #etmooc, Connected Learning, and "MOOChorts" of Lifelong Learners

There is a particularly sweet moment for us as learners. It’s that dazzling, paradigm-shifting, unanticipated moment in which we realize we have learned far more than we set out to learn, that our learning has created a new world of possibilities for us, and that we are part of something much larger than we ever could have imagined.

September 2013 EdTech Recs

NMC Content Manager, Michele Cummins, highlights the significant stories on our radar this month in our ongoing research for the NMC Horizon Project in the new "EdTech Rec" series. The September edition features how the TI-83 Plus graphing calculator captured the essence of edtech, major challenges to be overcome in assistive technology for disabled students, a finding at the University of Washington that could lead to our devices running on wireless signals without needing batteries, and how CloudU may affect the ever-changing model of online learning.

The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Ed Edition is Here!

The New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) have jointly released the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition. This tenth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.

University of Central Florida Dives into Blended Learning via MOOC

The University of Central Florida (UCF) announces the second offering of its popular MOOC (massive open online course) for blended learning faculty and designers: BlendKit2012. Based around the open-licensed BlendKit Course instructional materials contained within the Blended Learning Toolkit website, BlendKit2012 will run as a five-week cohort (fromMonday, September 24 to Monday, October 29, 2012) facilitated by UCF’s Dr. Kelvin Thompson and Dr. Linda Futch.

Summer Conference Recap: The Case of a Massive Open Online Course at a College of Education

The Case of a Massive Open Online Course at a College of Education
Dalit Levy, Kibbutzim College of Education

Only in the past 10-20 years in Israel are teachers getting a master's degree, so this is the goal for every teacher, with an emphasis on social involvement.

Goal of preparing students for education in the digital age and work in a knowledge economy.

Referred back to Ito's principle of learning instead of educating.  


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