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Renowned education system has a flip side: ingrained cheating

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The voice that answers the number posted on the online ad is polished, confident: No one will suspect anything, he says. The gadget has never failed.


A college senior, he sounds younger on the phone but assures the caller that he speaks from experience. He gives his name as Anil and quotes his price: about $40. Minutes later he texts, offering a 6 percent discount.


That’s the price to cheat on one of India’s all-important tests, a pressure-packed exercise that holds the key to the country’s most coveted colleges, universities and postgraduate programs.”


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Controversial Mooc nearly costs professor his job

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Teaching a massive open online course is seen as a feather in the cap for many academics: an opportunity to reach thousands of students, increase personal notoriety and boost the reputation of one’s university.


For one Mooc teacher, however, his course resulted in him nearly losing his job, catching the attention of several Middle Eastern regimes and having to ban disruptive students from course discussions.”


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Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning

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In the classroom, fiero — excitement that gamers experience when they overcome challenges — makes students see that they’re empowered players in their own education. They’re released into the exciting adventure that learning can be. Without the intrinsic motivating power of fiero, however, gamification becomes nothing more than semantic spin: a language game in which a letter-based grade system is replaced by a points-based reward system. In these cases, gamification does little to address the shortcomings of a system that relies on high-stakes testing.

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2014: The year of e-learning?

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Employees now use high quality technology – smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks or netbooks – in their everyday lives and also expect to be able to use them at work. Many HR departments have begun to embrace this shift, but many are still catching up - training, learning and development need to reflect the trend to online and mobile not simply because it is the ‘next big thing’ but because it can have genuine and measurable benefits.”


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