CAUL Advisory Committees

Barbara Fister @ LOEX13

Barbara Fister’s presentation to LOEX13 Conference held in Nashville on May 3 caused some interesting discussions. The text of the talk is now available:http://homepages.gac.edu/~fister/loex13.pdf. Some of her recommendations are certainly controversial but a lot of them make sense when you read her justification. May the discussions continue!

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Higher Education Standards Panel Communique

The latest Communiqué from the HE Standards Panel is now available

http://www.hestandards.gov.au/sites/default/files/CommuniqueNumber8-HEStandards.pdf
It clarifies the intended use of “Reference Points” in the standards, and gives more information on the proposed framework they intend to use for the revised standards. The Framework may consist of the following categories: Participation and Attainment, Learning Environment, Teaching, Research, Quality Assurance, Governance, Management, Representation and Information. More information on each category is available in the Bulletin.

Filed under: Learning & Teaching,

Barbara Fister @ LOEX13

Barbara Fister’s presentation to LOEX13 Conference held in Nashville on May 3 caused some interesting discussions. The text of the talk is now available: http://homepages.gac.edu/~fister/loex13.pdf. Some of her recommendations are certainly controversial but a lot of them make sense when you read her justification. May the discussions continue!

Filed under: Information Literacy, ,

Higher Education Standards Panel Communique

The latest Communique from the HE Standards Panel is now available: http://www.hestandards.gov.au/sites/default/files/CommuniqueNumber8-HEStandards.pdf.
It clarifies the intended use of “Reference Points” in the standards, and gives more information on the proposed framework they intend to use for the revised standards. The Framework may consist of the following categories: Participation and Attainment, Learning Environment, Teaching, Research, Quality Assurance, Governance, Management, Representation and Information. More information on each category is available in the Bulletin.

Filed under: Learning Outcomes & Performance Measures, ,

MOOCs news

Beyond MOOCs Into Greater Openness, by Steven Bell (From the Bell Tower). Library Journal, March 4, 2013:http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/01/opinion/steven-bell/beyond-moocs-into-greater-openness-from-the-bell-tower/

Interesting article not so much on MOOCs but on the noticeable advancement of the acceptance of openness in higher education and the opportunities for academic librarians to “open doors to new prospects and possibilities for our profession”.

The _MOOCs and Libraries_blog is devoted to documenting librarian and library involvement in Massive Open Online Courses and iis located athttp://moocsandlibraries.blogspot.com/

Filed under: Learning & Teaching

Yale Joins the MOOC Club

By Steve Kolowic, Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 May 2013

For all the star power harnessed by massive-open-online-course providers, Yale University has been a notable absence. While many of its elite peers scrambled to get out ahead of the MOOC wave, Yale bided its time.

That’s about to change. Yale announced on Wednesday that it would soon offer MOOCs through Coursera, the Silicon Valley-based company.

Yale plans to offer four courses beginning in January, focusing on constitutional law, financial markets, morality, and Roman architecture.

Full article: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/yale-joins-the-mooc-club-coursera-looks-to-translate-existing-courses/43849?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Filed under: Learning & Teaching

Yale Joins the MOOC Club

By Steve Kolowic, Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 May 2013

For all the star power harnessed by massive-open-online-course providers, Yale University has been a notable absence. While many of its elite peers scrambled to get out ahead of the MOOC wave, Yale bided its time.

That’s about to change. Yale announced on Wednesday that it would soon offer MOOCs through Coursera, the Silicon Valley-based company.

Yale plans to offer four courses beginning in January, focusing on constitutional law, financial markets, morality, and Roman architecture.

Full article: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/yale-joins-the-mooc-club-coursera-looks-to-translate-existing-courses/43849?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Filed under: MOOCs

MOOC Mania and Libraries

An interesting posting from The Digital Shift blog about the hype around MOOCs at the moment: http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/04/featured/got-mooc-massive-open-online-courses-are-poised-to-change-the-face-of-education/ written by freelance journalist on matter EdTech, Audrey Watters.

Also, the OCLC held a seminar back in March on MOOCs and Libraries.  The blog posts resulting from that seminar, 6 in all, are available:http://www.oclc.org/research/news/2013/04-19.html

Filed under: Learning & Teaching

MOOC Mania and Libraries

An interesting posting from The Digital Shift blog about the hype around MOOCs at the moment: http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/04/featured/got-mooc-massive-open-online-courses-are-poised-to-change-the-face-of-education/ written by freelance journalist on matter EdTech, Audrey Watters.

Also, the OCLC held a seminar back in March on MOOCs and Libraries.  The blog posts resulting from that seminar, 6 in all, are available: http://www.oclc.org/research/news/2013/04-19.html

Filed under: MOOCs

Faculty Backlash Grows Against Online Partnerships

by Steve Kolowich, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 6, 2013

Many professors recognize that online education is changing the landscape of academe. But faculty members at several colleges are making it clear that they will not be steamrolled.

Philosophy professors at San Jose State University last week wrote an open letter saying they refused to use material from an edX course, taught by a famous Harvard University professor, for fear that California State University administrators were angling for a way to eventually gut their department.

“Let’s not kid ourselves; administrators at the CSU are beginning a process of replacing faculty with cheap online education,” they wrote.

Full article: http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Backlash-Grows-Against/139049/

Filed under: Learning & Teaching