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My Visit to Coursera

I’m on a West Coast swing this week that will finish with a talk at Fullerton College for their 100th Anniversary Futures Conference (seats are still available for anyone in the area). The trip got off to the right start with a cup of coffee with one of the founders of Accredible (the folks behind […]

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Evidence

I had hoped to start this series on what a One Year BA adds up to yesterday (as well as churn out one more newsletter/course review).  But the day was instead spent trying to finish up this portfolio which documents the scope of work that has gone into this project. The portfolio was created using […]

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Interview with Danny King of Accredible and David Blake of Degreed

On today’s podcast, we’re joined by the founders of two different companies: Degreed and Accredible, each of which are dedicated to helping students – including MOOC students –signal their learning through the use of portfolio systems that take different approaches to how students can communicate their traditional and non-traditional educational accomplishments to the world. If […]

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Independent Educational Portfolios – Accredible

The second educational portfolio product birthed during the MOOC era is Accredible and you can take a look at a half-finished Accredible portfolio of the work I’ve done for my Degree of Freedom project here. As I mentioned yesterday, a traditional educational portfolio is made up of work samples (called artifacts), with space allowing students to […]

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Evidence

With my senior year technically starting tomorrow, it’s looking increasingly likely that I’ll be able to finish my One Year BA by the end of the year as planned. When I interviewed Scott Young about his own extreme learning project (the MIT Challenge), he mentioned the value of having collected and made public evidence demonstrating […]

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Filling the Gaps – MOOC Startups

As I started to discuss last week, new hot product categories getting lots of investor attention (such as EdTech) tend to attract entrepreneurs ready to play a mediating role between consumers and new technology products (such as MOOCs). And one of the pleasures of being a writer/researcher working in a trendy field is that I […]

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Independent Educational Portfolios

Continuing the subject I ended with last time (“What is college for?”), traditional answers to that question include: College is a time for intellectual exploration (and even indulgence) College offers young people a rite of passage between the end of adolescence and young adulthood Completion of a college degree provides a credential that can be […]

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