Topic: Online education

Massively Open Online Embarassment

By Steve Penfold

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may be the way of the future, but they show every sign of disrupting my intricate bargain […]

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The MOOC bubble and the attack on public education

By Aaron Bady

MOOCs are the hot new educational trend, garnering headlines around the world. But the hype conceals a speculative bubble, a gamble where public higher education has everything to lose and business interests have everything to gain.

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“Universities need to innovate, but put down the sledgehammer”

Over on the Inside Agenda Blog, there is an excellent piece by Emmett Macfarlane, a professor at the University of Waterloo. In […]

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Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller

Coursera, or Socrates was not a Content Provider: The University of Toronto and Coursera Agreement

By Craig Butosi

The Globe and Mail reported recently that the University of Toronto was the latest signatory to an agreement with Coursera, a Web-based […]

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The Massive Open Online Professor

By Stephen Carson and Jan Philipp Schmidt

The new open and social technologies may allow academics to have their cake and eat it, too. A professor can be a […]

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Challenges, Opportunities, and New Expectations

By Sidneyeve Matrix

Last term, having received a request from the campus Disability Services Office, I asked my lecture class of 700 students for volunteers […]

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Take Your Online Teaching to the Next Level

By Camille Rutherford

Whether you are teaching a blended course (where a significant portion of the course takes place online) or have been using your […]

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The Tweeting Library

By Amy Greenberg

Twitter and other social media tools are a part of everyday life, especially for the current generation of students. In response to this, many libraries have established social media presences through Facebook pages, blogs and Twitter feeds.

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"Youth Moves" - book cover

Global souls and youth moves

By Vinita Srivastava

Youth Moves, an anthology edited by Nadine Dolby and Fazal Rizvi (Routledge, 2008)

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