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Chronicle Profiles 12 Tech Innovators in HigherEd

Among the 12 tech innovators honored by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Candace Thille at Carnegie Mellon University stands out for the real pact she is having on the higher education model. Her work is improving education quality by using … Continue reading

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Trends Point to “Disruption” of HigherEd Model

In the latest Chronicle of Higher Ed, Jeff Selingo writes on recent progress towards the disruption of traditional credentials models. Examples include Stanford and MIT. http://www.linkedin.com/news?actionBar=&articleID=5568398261653348360&ids=0Rdz0Uc3gSdPcQc3oNc3oTdzkRb30ScPwQcPcRdz4SczwVcPwSdjkIej4VdPwPcP0UdPgQe3AMejoRdiMRd3sVdP0McPkQe3sVcPsUdzkRb34Sc3gNcPcNe3wOejkQejsSdjkIdzgUe30Md3kQczcQd3cQejoRdiMSd3kMej4RdPsMe3AOdjoTdzkR&aag=true&freq=weekly&trk=eml-tod2-b-pub-5&ut=38P7HkAVnqKR41&_mSplash=1

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Localizing Video News for Blended Learning: Introducing FastCast

On this blog, I’ve been focused mostly on the aggregation and delivery of content for credit.  But in putting together a blended learning curriculum, non-credit materials can be as important.  Teachers and learners need simple ways to aggegrate high quality … Continue reading

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Federal Regulation and Distance Learning

For anyone tracking the impact of the Higher Education Opportunity Act on distance learning, I highly recommend this resource from WICHE. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been a model for inter-state cooperation…and a leading innovator on … 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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Everyone is giving it away (info, that is)

Link: Everyone is giving it away (info, that is) Another company announces today that they are opening up their proprietary data to anyone who wants it…with a $10,001 prize!   From http://www.arstechnica.com: “Mendeley, the platform-agnostic research management … 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

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

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Denial vs. Progress from ThisIsIndexed

  Jessica Hagy has been publishing an absolutely brilliant daily blog at http://www.thisisindexed.com.  Each posting consists of a graphic like this one and a simple title. Funny, clever, sad, insightful…and all on 3×5 cards with a felt tip pen. This … Continue reading

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