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Will Open Education Turn the Corner in 2012?

The “open revolution” in higher education — much anticipated in 2010 — finally began taking root in 2011.  Some observers, including Paul Stacey at BC have anointed 2011  “The Year of Open”: It’s not just publications, research, theses and other … Continue reading

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SIIA Ed Tech Incubator 2011 – Applications Due March 29

Link: SIIA Ed Tech Incubator 2011 – Applications Due March 29 SIIA is seeking start-up applications for their Innovation Incubator Program.  The summit is being held May 22-24 in San Francisco.  This is a great chance see, test, and … Continue reading

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Million-Song Dataset: Take It, It’s Free

Link: Million-song dataset: take it, it’s free From http://www.arstechnica.com: “Why is this windfall suddenly at everyone’s disposal? A critical mass of Internet music industry folk and academic researchers say it’s needed to get to the next level in … Continue reading

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In Context: The Debate Over Distance Learning Regulation

The debate over regulations of distance learning in heating up. I ran across this Chronicle story from 2009 (!) about [A] fresh attempt to reconcile the desires of a booming cross-border online-education industry with the need to protect consumers from … Continue reading

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A DIY View on the Importance of Cutting Costs in Higher Education

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A Bridge to Somewhere: Building the Infrastructure for Blended Learning

Blended learning has the potential to redefine school-based education, but it will only succeed if the resources are available for each student to construct a personalized learning experience. Unfortunately, whether a student wants to learn conversational Chinese or advanced mathematics, … Continue reading

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A Top 10 from Tom Vander Ark

Check out this 2/21/2011 posting from Tom Vander Ark. He presents what he calls “10 Customization Strategies” for education. Each of his strategies could serve as a building block for any student-centered program that is seeking a balance between disintermediation … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems: EdUnify@PESC

The mad scientists at PESC have quietly introduced EdUnify, a game changing website for anyone who is tracking the evolution of web services, education mashups, disintermediation of learning, or anything else that is important to edtech. The site provides an … Continue reading

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Some Pragmatic Thinking About Using the Cloud

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> Findings indicate that during the 2006-07 academic year…[s]ixty-one percent of 2-year and 4-year

Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2006-07

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