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October 08, 2013

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E-learning heavy hitters forecasted

ou-report-2013.jpgThe PIE (Professionals in International Education) News recently posted about the latest innovation report from The Open University, which looks at the latest e-learning trends.

Crowd learning, gaming and new forms of electronic certification will be the latest e-learning trends to join the burgeoning Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) culture that is gaining attention in the education industry.

These predicted shifts in teaching and learning – picked out of some 80 to 100 innovations –are set to change education in the next two to five years, according to the latest innovation report from The Open University.

The same publication last year predicted the rise of MOOCs in 2012, adding gravitas to its most recent forecasts.

“The purpose of the report is to indicate new ways of teaching learning and assessment,” Mike Sharples, Chair in Educational Technology at The Open University, told The PIE News. “The focus is on pedagogy rather than on the technology. MOOCs was predicted last year and is already hitting the headlines.”

Read the full article from The PIE News.

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