OBSERVATORIO DE INNOVACIÓN EDUCATIVA | Reporte Semanal para Profesores
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Martes 5 de agosto de 2014
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Resumen del reporte: Hire Education. Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution Clayton Christensen Institute
The rising cost of college is forcing students to question the returns on their higher education investments since nearly half of all newly minted bachelor’s degree holders are either unable to find employment or underemployed.
As a result, the new wave of online competency-based pathways is very attractive to those students seeking that direct link to the workforce. Therefore, learning and work are becoming inseparable.
Is important to acknowledge that students’ priorities are evolving. They are looking for brief, targeted, and affordable lifelong-learning programs with flexible pacing.
Competency-based education can fulfill these necessities. These programs have no time-based unit. Learning is fixed, and time is variable; pacing is flexible.
According to these report, online competency-based education will inevitably attract more students, as they see the value of a new network that connects them directly with employers.
Therefore, universities would have to revolutionize its scheduling around the belief that students learn at different rates—not en masse— and ultimately move away from semesters, quarters, and credit hours.
Palabras Clave: Aprendizaje basado en competencias
Informe del evento: 11th Blended Learning Conference and Workshop Elaborado por: Juan Carlos Enrríquez, Vicerrector de Programas en Línea
En enero de 2014, la Universidad de Florida abrió la admisión a una de sus 7 carreras profesionales en formato 100% en línea. Con la previa autorización de su consejo así como también del gobierno del Estado de Florida y con el mandato de alcanzar una población de 24,000 estudiantes en 2023, adicionales a los 50,000 presenciales con los que ya cuenta la universidad, ofreciendo la misma calidad en ambos formatos tanto en línea como presencial.
En términos generales, las universidades que asistieron al evento y que han implementado aprendizaje híbrido, reportaron un incremento en la satisfacción de sus estudiantes.
Es importante tener a corto plazo la definición e implementación de una estrategia de enseñanza y aprendizaje que incluya los formatos presencial, híbrido y en línea, además del uso obligado de analíticas del aprendizaje.
Using Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Learning to Transform Higher Education Government Technology
Seven universities: Florida International University, California's Fresno State, Georgia State University, Oregon's Portland State University, Pennsylvania's Temple University, The University of Akron in Ohio, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, are working on a year-long planning project to improve student success thanks to $225,000 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The University of Akron is planning an Institute for Learning and Assessment that will help it figure out how to measure, assess and credential what students learn in a variety of places. With modularized course content, the university could theoretically speed up students' time to graduation and knock off semesters of tuition.
Portland State University is honing in on cost-saving flexible degrees for adult learners and clear pathways to success for community college students. Credentialing prior learning, and providing fully online and flipped classes will also save students time and money.
Georgia State University is taking a different approach to saving money and graduating students on time with the help of adaptive learning and predictive analytics.
Together, these seven universities will begin working on their plans, research and pilots on Aug. 1. And around this time next year, we'll find out what they've discovered.
Palabras Clave: Aprendizaje adaptativo, analíticas de aprendizaje
Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease Passivity Faculty Focus
Passivity still seems to be the norm for most college courses: students passively try to learn information from teachers who unwittingly cultivate a passive attitude in their learners. As the subject matter experts, many faculty are reluctant to give up some control.
Teacher and student thus become complicit in creating a passive learning environment. Technology becomes an accomplice in the crime of passivity.
When teachers think about technology, the goal is often to have students interact with instructor-created multimedia. Learners will watch a screencast or complete an online quiz. The assignments themselves are distinctly teacher-directed.
What if we let students drive? Putting students in control may seem a bit frightening. Learning to drive requires time behind the wheel, and learning course material requires that students become co-creators of knowledge rather than recipients of information.
When learners use technology on their own, they learn about content and about how learning occurs. The teacher will still create multimedia objects for students to use, but the students will become more savvy consumers of the multimedia.
Time Management: One-Year M.B.A.s The New York Times
Streamline, accelerate, graduate. Educators have been scurrying to figure out how to cut short just about every field of professional study.
Graduate business programs were first truncated in Europe in the late 1950s, but one-year M.B.A.s are only starting to catch on in the United States with cost- and time-conscious students.
Emory’s Goizueta Business School is offering this program. Proponents say a year is sufficient for students with strong quantitative or analytical skills who are willing to clear their schedules to study. “You get the exact same benefit as the two-year program — the same professors, the community, the G.B.S. network, all the on-campus resources and Goizueta brand — in less time and for less money.”
Some schools let students go even faster. The University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business, for example, runs a 10-month M.B.A. for students who graduated with an undergraduate business degree within the previous seven years.
Southern Methodist U Debuts Online Grad Program in Data Science Campus Technology
To help meet a growing demand, Dallas' Southern Methodist University will launch a new Master of Science degree in data science in 2015, with courses drawn across its schools of humanities and sciences, engineering, and the arts.
Although the program is online only, students will take synchronous classes on a weekly basis on subjects like computer science, statistics, strategic behavior, and data visualization.
Lecture materials will still be available on demand through a platform developed for the university by 2U, an online course management provider for higher ed.
Stanford medical students learn to operate with Google Glass Engadget
Like their fellow future doctors down the road in Irvine, medical students at Stanford University will learn surgical methods with a hand from Google Glass.
Those studying cardiothoracic techniques are set use Mountain View's high-tech spectacles to stream their views in real-time to instructors with the help of CrowdOptic -- a company that's part of the Glass at Work initiative.
With more universities and physicians opting for Glass on the regular, it seems medicine is one place the wearable fits in nicely.
Scientists Are Working On A Vision-Correcting Tablet Screen That Would Replace The Need For Reading Glasses Business Insider
As ebooks start to replace hardbacks and newspapers shift online, most of the reading we do tends to be from a screen. With this new reality creeping in, a couple of scientists at UC Berkeley and MIT are realizing that we might be in need of an upgrade from reading glasses.
UC Berkeley Professor Brian Barsky realized that instead of focusing on how we take in an image, we could instead look at how an image is displayed. He has been working on developing a vision-correcting screen that distorts itself according to the viewer's vision.
"I am hopeful that this research may have the potential to help people who currently struggle to see displays," Barsky told Business Insider. "Considering how ubiquitous displays are now in our society, not being able to see a screen can be an impediment to holding down a job."
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