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Educational Innovation Weekly Review for Ed Leaders
Curated by Tecnológico de Monterrey's Observatory of Educational Innovation
February 17th, 2015
Contact us observatorio@itesm.mx
NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition
New Media Consortium
  • The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative released last week the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition.
  • The report identifies six key trends and developments in educational technology that will have a profound impact on higher education and the most significant challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education. 
  • Flipped Classroom, Blended learning, Personalized learning, Makerspaces, Wearable Technology, Open Educational Resources (OER), Learning spaces and the Internet of Things are among the key educational technologies identified by the researchers. 
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/NMCHReportHigherEd

Keywords: Ed Tech trends, Higher education, Flipped Classroom, Blended learning, OER, Personalized learning
Harvard and M.I.T. Are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions
The New York Times
  • The National Association of the Deaf filed federal lawsuits against Harvard and M.I.T., saying both universities violated antidiscrimination laws by failing to provide closed captioning in their online lectures, courses, podcasts and other educational materials.
  • The case highlights the increasingly important role of online materials in higher education. M.I.T. and Harvard have extensive materials available free online, on platforms like YouTube, iTunesU, Harvard@Home and MIT OpenCourseWare.
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/HarvardMITsued

Keywords: Online education 
Harvard B-school Opens the Flood Gates With Online Courses
Fortune
  • For the first time, Harvard Business School (HBS) is now opening its online program in business basics to students worldwide. More than 1,100 students have now taken the primer on the fundamentals of business called CORe (Credential of Readiness) program.
  • HBS expects to have as many as 3,000 online learners signed up this summer, more than three times the intake at Harvard’s full-time MBA program. 
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/HarvardBSchoolOpen

Keywords: Harvard Business School, MBA, Online education, CORe
Inside the Schools that Dare to Break With Traditional Teaching
The Guardian
  • There are schools that are breaking the mould and daring to free teachers from the shackles of curriculum dictates. They are giving students and educators the power to become masters of their own learning.
  • From Quest to Learn in New York to the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, Matthew Jenkin explores schools that use innovative teaching methods and curriculums
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/DaringSchools

Keywords: Education, Teaching, K12
The Rich Man’s Dropout Club
Whatever happened to the teenage entrepreneurs whom Peter Thiel paid to forgo college?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • In September 2010 Peter Thiel unveiled his plan: grants of up to $100,000 each for up to 20 people under the age of 20 to "stop out of school" and pursue their passion. In the few months after Mr. Thiel announced the opportunity, his foundation drew more than 400 applications for the two-year program. 
  • Twenty-four people were selected: 22 men and two women. Of that first class of 24, nine fellows agreed to be interviewed by The Chronicle. Most of those interviewed said they had left college not because they were disillusioned with it but because they were impatient to start working.
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/TheDropoutsClub

Keywords: Education, Peter Thiel, Entrepreneurship, 
Professors Know About High-Tech Teaching Methods, but Few Use Them
The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Innovation is sweeping the world of higher education, but not all faculty members are embracing it in their classrooms.
  • new survey from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has found that 40 percent of the professors surveyed are interested in using innovative techniques and technologies but only half have actually used them. One of the most-adopted new approaches, according to the sample, is the flipped classroom. 
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/ProfsKnowButDont
Download our Edu Trends Report on Flipped Learning: http://goo.gl/xu3l7l


Keywords: Higher Education, Innovation, Educational Innovation, Teaching, Flipped Classroom
Coursera Teams Up With Instagram, Google: The Search for a Business Model Continues
Fortune
  • Coursera announced that it is teaming up with tech companies like Google and Instagram to launch projects that will serve as capstones to its multi-course “specialization” series. 
  • The partnership with Instagram will consist of a capstone that will culminate a six-course specialization called Interaction Design offered by the University of California San Diego. 
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/CourseraInstagram

Keywords: MOOCs, Coursera, Online Education, Instagram, Google
7 Best Practices for Creating a Completely Mobile Campus
Campus Technology
  • At the University of Central Florida, students and faculty can now connect to the software they need anywhere, anytime, from any computing device — laptop, tablet, desktop or smartphone.
  • The recently launched UCF Apps application-streaming initiative aims to turn the second largest university in the nation into a completely mobile campus, giving users ubiquitous access to software as if it were locally installed. 
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/MobileCampus

Keywords: Mobile Learning, Mobile Campus, Technology, Higher Education
‘Maker’ Innovation Spreading on Campuses
eCampus News
  • Xavier University is partnering with MakerBot to bring a MakerBot Innovation Center to the university’s campus. The center will serve as a local “innovation hub” where students from different academic disciplines can gain invaluable hands-on experience by collaborating with entrepreneurs and researchers on real-world projects.
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/MakerMovment

Keywords: Maker Movement, Makers, MakerBot
The Jefferson Education Accelerator
Inside Higher Ed
  • The educational-technology market is flooded with companies that say their products will “disrupt” or “revolutionize” how faculty and administrators work and students learn. To cut through the noise, the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education is launching an ed-tech accelerator that will help colleges and universities decide between all the products and services that are coming out.
Visit Website: http://bit.ly/EdTechAccelerator

Keywords: Educational Technology, Ed Tech, Higher Education
Educational Innovation Weekly Review is curated by Tecnológico de Monterrey's  Observatory of Educational Innovation. With the highlights of the week on innovation, technology and education. If you require more information about a specific note, please email us: observatorio@itesm.mx. TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY, 2015.

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Tecnológico de Monterrey's Observatory of Educational Innovation: We identify and analyze the educational innovation trends that are shaping the future of learning and education. 

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