Most of the traditional educational institutes have been facing troubles in the form of course shortage and budget cuts, which have made a large number of students look for the alternative solutions rather than striving for traditional colleges or university for getting higher education. It might be quite surprising for you to know that, so far, more than 3 million people have got themselves enrolled on different online places for getting full fledge degrees programs. In addition to this, you might also find it quite surprising that at least 6 million other people have also taken different courses through online learning institutes.
You are probably aware that the role of technology and its use in the current and in the future education system in linked and will be more interconnected in future. In the 21-st century, an increasing number of teachers are using different classroom technologies like smart boards, tablet computers, smartphones, projectors, digital videos, and games […]
Academics from around the world have gathered in Dubai on 13 November 2012, to address the challenges of the online education, or e-learning.
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the International Council for Open and Distance Education Standing Conference of Presidents 2012 (ICDE SCOP 2012), a first-of-its-kind gathering in the Arab region was attended by 150 presidents of open and distance learning universities from around the world.
Every New Year, we are given a clean slate upon which to draw a brand new future. With the New Year’s resolution to exercise your body, it is the right time to consider exercising your mind. Now is the perfect time to continue your education! Of course the big question is, how do you fit it into […]
A larger number of people is being involved in logging into massive open online courses (MOOCs) and following courses of their interest for free from the top universities worldwide. This is just one way of the distance learning manner of reshaping the way institutions offer learning services.
Michael B. Horn, Co-founder and Executive Director of Innosight Institute, specializes in disruption of online education and on November 8, 2012 has had his presentation at Educause 2012 conference in Denver. The Education Dive audience was able to hear his talk about the changes that are currently underway in the new models in higher education. Horn did not stop at higher ed and he also address how MOOCs will influence high schools.
The development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has led to questions about control of intellectual property. Instructional materials have become freely available on the web and are easily accessible by the general public, ownership rights have become more disputable than even before.
MOOCs are large-scale, free and publicly available courses, increasingly popular in higher education are used at Coursera, Udacity, edX and Class2Go launched in the past 18 months have generated a great deal of interest in the press and have set out a possible path for providing education at a low cost for millions around the world.
How can a large online education provider increase its resources even more, you might wonder?
Well, the answer came on the 8 May 2013 when Chegg, the student hub, announced a new strategic partnership with Coursera, the leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that will provide digital content, like eTextbooks and other supplemental tools to students taking Coursera courses online.
Traditional forms of education have been rather busy exchanging barbs with the alternative ones. Online courses distance learning and MOOCs concepts which were introduced to augment certain aspects of education had become subject to attack.
This scene is not even remotely surprising; while such alternative modes were designed to accommodate certain aspects, the probability that such coverage will later expand to all aspects pose a threat. In other words, MOOCs – in their premature state – are already envisioned to totally replace traditional forms.
This heated exchange had somehow aroused a kind of curiosity among observers. In the learner’s perspective, would the MOOCs’ derived experience make any significant difference? Interestingly, is that difference valuable to the learner?
Students will be able to study free of charge at many of Britain’s leading universities, as a result of the new initiative of the Open University, that has set up Futurelearn Ltd
They will offer millions students across the world, a wide range of courses, possibly with members of the Russell Group – the top research universities.
The new disruptions from online learning platforms, got the universities “taken by surprise” thanks to Coursera and edX. The problem of the students’ debt and increasing costs are no longer a big issue, trending to become a thing of the past (years will pass until this issues is really no longer an issue, but things are moving in this direction).
Some of the signs showing the movements in the education sphere are :University of Texas and Columbia University chose new partners or University of Virginia is temporary ousting and reinstating President Teresa Sullivan. This year put a spotlight on a number of terms that educators should be familiar with by now and should be working on improving further.
These are the top 7 ed technologies that played significant role in 2012 and will be even more important in 2013: