George Siemens on Udacity

+George Siemens puts it clearly – Udacity's failure is just Thrun's failure, nothing else. elearnspace › The Failure of Udacity Well, there it is folks. After two years of hype, breathless proclamations about how Udacity will transform higher education, Silicon Valley blindness to existing learning research, and numerous articles/interviews featuring Sebastian Thrun, Udacity has failed. […]

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CRUP | Escolas públicas preparam melhor os alunos para terem sucesso no superior

CRUP | Escolas públicas preparam melhor os alunos para terem sucesso no superior Público. 18 Janeiro 2013. quadro desempenho_universitrios As escolas privadas preparam melhor os alunos para os exames, mas não para terem um bom desempenho na universidade. A Universidade do Porto (UP) analisou o percurso académico de 4280 estudantes admitidos no ano lectivo 2008/09 […]

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George Siemens on the role of universities

+George Siemens with a positive view on the role of universities. With slides from a recent presentation. elearnspace › How Large Systems Change Proclamations of systemic change, particularly in higher education, are more hype than reality. In spite of growing enrolments and expansion of higher education systems worldwide, a small number of folks, generally untethered […]

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Lisa M Lane on student authentication

Good post by +Lisa M Lane "Student authentication and the Hays Code" http://feedly.com/k/15zMk51 Student authentication and the Hays Code « Lisa’s (Online) Teaching Blog Recently, my college (and many others) have been subjected to demands that we provide solid “authentication” of our online students, in a late and yet hurried attempt to comply with a […]

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