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While there will be (significant) unbundling around the edges, the bigger potential impact [of ed innovation] is how existing colleges and universities allow technology-enabled change to enter the mainstream of the academic mission.
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5 Ways to Support Faculty who Teach with Emerging Technologies
"We must support both sides of the chasm." - Phil Hill As
online and blended learning reshapes the landscape of teaching and
learning in higher education, the need to encourage and support faculty
to move from delivering passive, teacher-centered experie...
"We must support both sides of the chasm." -Phil Hill As online and blended learning reshapes the landscape of teaching and learning in higher education, the need to encourage and support faculty to move from delivering pas...
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Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing +Phil Hill+George Station "The Chasm Straddler" is a great title for an article! I really am focused on unveiling the experiences of faculty who perceive themselves in this role. There's so much friction there and so much for higher ed to learn from.
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Giving D2L Credit Where Credit Is Due http://ow.ly/Q1eQc  Company admits mistakes in marketing claims in blog post

This week brought welcome updates from D2L that go a long way towards addressing the issues we raised. As of Monday, I noticed that the ‘Why Brightspace? Results’ page now has links to supporting material for each claim, and the UWM claim has been reworded. Today, D2L released a blog post explaining these changes and admitting the mistakes. D2L even changed the web page to allow text selection for copy / paste.
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As always, +Barry Dahl is a hero, and I am not surprised to see he figured in this effort to set things right. I still see D2L as the biggest obstacle to moving forward at my school, though, and it goes far beyond their hyperbolic marketing efforts. I wrote something about that the other day for Rob's #NTPoC  experience, and I'll give Rob BIG CREDIT for conceiving the NTPoC experience in terms of how you can combine a closed LMS with an open learning experience to see if it's possible to mitigate the negative effects of an LMS that is closed even when the fac don't want/need for it to be closed:
http://known.lauragibbs.net/2015/unit-2-artifact-example-a-real-desire-to-learn-online
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I think this affection is one-sided
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Joe Glover: One of the things that Unizin has done – as I’ve said it consists of those 10 large research universities – is that the Unizin board decided that member institutions may nominate their system – in this case the state university system of Florida – for Associate Membership for an annual fee of $100,000 per system.
By Phil HillMore Posts (339) Alert unnamed readers prompted me after the last post on the Unizin contract to pursue the rumored secondary method of joining for $100k. You know who you are – thanks. While researching this question, I … Continue reading →
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The "common LMS" could be FREE!!!!  It could be (and probably should be) the INTERNET!  But then they wouldn't get zillions of dollars. 
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Where the cat's glass would be bouncing off walls?
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Drop my daughter off at Edutopia I did
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New case study release.

Today we are thrilled to release the fifth and final case study in our new e-Literate TV series on “personalized learning”. In this series, we examine how that term, which is heavily marketed but poorly defined, is implemented on the ground at a variety of colleges and universities. We plan to cap off this series with two analysis episodes looking at themes across the case studies.

We are adding three episodes from the University of California at Davis (UC Davis), a large research university that has a strong emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM fields. The school has determined that the biggest opportunity to improve STEM education is to improve the success rates in introductory sciences classes – the ones typically taught in large lecture format at universities of their size. Can you personalize this most impersonal of academic experiences? What opportunities and barriers do institutions face when they try to extend personalized learning approaches?
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Personalized learning “really does not exist yet”? You can argue that personalized learning as a field is evolving and mostly in pilot programs, or that it is poorly defined and understood, or that there are not yet credible studies independently reviewing the efficacy of this family of approaches. But you cannot accurately say that personalized learning “really does not exist yet”. And is Unizin claiming that the consortium is key to making personalized learning a reality? This seemed to be one of the arguments in the pitch.
By Phil HillMore Posts (340) By reading the Unizin pitch for the State University System of Florida shared yesterday, we can see quite a few claims about the (potential) benefits to be provided by the consortium. “Make sure that the universities were not cut … Continue reading →
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It's as if they never heard of or used a Programmed Instruction book! (I think they were invented in the 40's.) That's how I learned biochemistry (books designed by McMaster, as I recall).  What is so obviously happening is they are doing the reverse of good scaling for education:  thinking that BIG is better, and factories are good examples of how the best schools should operate. +Phil Hill WHY ARE WE STILL HAVING THIS CONVERSATION AND HOW CAN WE GET SOME OF THAT HALF BILLION THEY ARE WASTING!!!!!  ;')  
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As UT-Austin recently replaced its learning management system, it also needed to replace its plagiarism detection software. Schorn therefore conducted the Turnitin test again this March. Out of a total of 37 sources, the software fully identified 15, partially identified six and missed 16. That test featured some word deletions and sentence reshuffling -- common tricks students use to cover up plagiarism.
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+Ted Curran Amen.
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