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October 4, 2012

The Future Of Mobile Learning
Abhijit Kadle, Upside Learning Blog, October 4, 2012.

shares a presentation on mobile learning to the Mobile Learning MOOC (MobiMOOC) "about the possibilities in the future of mobile learning," writing, "You can find our presentation here. Our presentation identified four key technology areas that will impact learning in the future:

  • Big data, huge quantities of user generated content and sophisticated curation.
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive computing.
  • Social (human) and Machine networks.
  • The Semantic Web and Intelligent Agents."

[Link] [Comment][Tags: Google, Networks, Online Learning]

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Five ways EdX can help “the little people:” you know, community colleges, etc.
Stevel Kraus, stevendkrause.com, October 4, 2012.

Steven Krause responds to the proposal that EdX can help community colleges: "isn’t it more than arrogant for these folks who have almost no previous experience in online teaching and who are charging students $30-50,000 a year in tuition to come into CCs and tell them they can solve CC’s problems with free online classes?" Good point, I think.

[Link] [Comment][Tags: Vocational Education, Experience, Teaching Online, Tuition and Student Fees]

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Alternatives to Standardized Tests for Homeschooling Families
Linda Dobson, The Innovative Educator, October 4, 2012.

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I have commented in the past that one of my major concerns about home schooling is ensuring that the child is receiving a good education. Yes, many home-schoolers do a fine job, but my concern is with the ones who might not. But now, how do we determine whether a child is learning properly when outside the traditional school system. Standardized tests? Surely not! But what, then? This post looks at some alternatives, and considers some of the implicit lessons embodied by standardized tests. This post is by no means a satisfactory response to this need, but it at least serves as a starting point.

[Link] [Comment][Tags: Schools, Assessment, Homeschooling, Online Learning, Tests and Testing]

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MOOC Madness
Various Authors, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 4, 2012.

With the Chronicle's unyielding sense of irony, half the publication's special coverage on MOOCs is locked behind a subscription paywall. Free articles available include 'Five Ways that EdX Could Change Education', 'Self-flying Helicopters', and 'A Pioneer in Online Learning Tries a MOOC'.

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Ed Radio Show Notes, October 4, 2012

Ed Radio - more concerts - October 4, 2012:

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