“If people who sit at their computers for tens of hours each week zapping virtual monsters are hard-core gamers, then massive online courses have led to a similarly obsessed breed of online student : the hard-core learner.”
I’ve often compared MOOCs to MMORPGs – interesting to see the analogy here in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The jury is still out on Google Glass – but this article has 4 videos showing applications in education. Here on Edudemic.
5 Educational Videos Recorded With Google Glass | Edudemic.
“Today, ELT (English Language Learning) is all offline,” said David Lu, Knewton’s COO. ”[Macmillan is] creating content for the digital experience from scratch – not only the educational content, but the assessment content.” Article from GigaOm Here. Knewton has been making some strong partnerships, and ELT is an important space.
“There’s a big difference between watching a video and learning something from it. Videos are great for presenting visual information and emotional appeals, but not particularly effective at driving below the surface of non-visual theoretical or abstract topics or for driving critical thinking.”
Thoughtful article at Faculty Focus.
“When my district acknowledged that our students are citizens of the digital world, we realized that we were missing out on so many of its opportunities.” The story of a Kansas school district here on Edudemic.
“……I was raised an academic. The university always had a mystique, a cloud of mystery and veneration. Lauded in my household were the values of objectivity, critical thinking, close reading……Today I am as much in love with the endeavor of higher education as I am disappointed by its outcomes.” Article at one of my favorite sites, Hybrid Pedagogy.
“We need to take ownership of our learning, and sometimes that means we need to be the presenters in our own learning environment.” Good points from Edudemic.