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15. Deutschen Lebertag unter dem Motto: "Lebererkrankungen können jeden treffen" am 20.11.2014

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum 15. Deutschen Lebertag unter dem Motto: "Lebererkrankungen können jeden treffen" am 20.11.2014
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Ausgewählte Informationen aus Anlass des Welt-COPD-Tages am 20.11.2014. Das diesjährige Motto lautet: "Es ist nicht zu spät".

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Wed, 2014-11-12 23:00
Ausgewählte Informationen aus Anlass des Welt-COPD-Tages am 20.11.2014. Das diesjährige Motto lautet: "Es ist nicht zu spät".
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Philae: Erstmals landet eine Sonde auf einem Kometen

ScienceTicker.Info - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:03
Die Landesonde Philae der Europäischen Raumfahrtagentur ESA hat heute auf dem Kometen 67P/Tschurjumow-Gerassimenko aufgesetzt. Erstmals hat ein Raumfahrzeug ein solches Manöver ausgeführt. Lesen Sie die ganze Meldung bei Scienceticker Astro
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With Inaugural Success, HBX Eyes Expansion

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2014-11-12 01:10

By ALEXANDER H. PATEL, Harvard Crimson

The Business School’s HBX digital learning initiative is expanding to both international and corporate clients, following the success of its inaugural online business-oriented courses that saw an 85 percent completion rate, school leaders said. HBX, which was formally announced in March, is a virtual education platform derivative of the case-study teaching method used in classrooms at the Business School. Among other features, the platform emphasizes peer collaboration and social interactivity alongside videos and other learning materials to adapt the discussion-oriented pedagogy employed in the school’s physical classrooms to an online environment.

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2014/11/4/hbx-expansion-completion-rate/

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Social Media Gains Momentum in Online Education

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2014-11-12 01:05

By Jordan Friedman, US News

Results from one survey suggest online instructors are more likely than on-campus instructors to use social media for both personal and professional reasons. In his University of Hawaii online course, Introduction to e-Learning, associate professor Michael Menchaca requires his students to introduce themselves to each other by creating 15-second videos on Instagram. Later in the semester, students “meet” to discuss their group projects using Google Hangouts. Twitter is popular in his classes, too, enabling students to share resources and engage in discussions, Menchaca says. These are just two examples of the social media tools Menchaca uses to foster communication among his students. “We’ve had online learning for quite a long time – since the 1990s, when it started to become popular – but the inclusion of social media is something that’s relatively new,” Menchaca says. “A lot of us are starting to use it more. I guess we’re still tinkering around and trying things.”

http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2014/11/05/social-media-gains-momentum-in-online-education

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Competency, Texas Style

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2014-11-12 01:02

by Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed

Much of the new course content will be “mobile-first” — meaning online and designed to be delivered on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, system officials said. The online content will be adaptive, and respond to individual students. There will also be hybrid courses, which will feature classroom instruction.  The goal is to customize the learning experience for students while also creating a path that is “cross-institutional,” said Steve Mintz, executive director of the Institute for Transformational Learning, which is leading the work.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/11/06/competency-based-health-profession-credentials-university-texas-system

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Landing

xkcd.com - Wed, 2014-11-12 01:00
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Krankenhausstatistik - Kostennachweis

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Tue, 2014-11-11 07:00

Pressemitteilung vom 11. November 2014 - 393/14

Stationäre Krankenhauskosten 2013 auf 78,0 Milliarden Euro gestiegen

WIESBADEN - Die Kosten der stationären Krankenhausversorgung betrugen im Jahr 2013 rund 78,0 Milliarden Euro. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) weiter mitteilt, waren das 3,2 % mehr als im Jahr 2012 (75,6 Milliarden Euro).

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Ute Bölt
Telefon: (0611) 75-8107,
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Faculty aren’t using OER—here’s why

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2014-11-11 01:05

By Meris Stansbury, eCampus News

Faculty across institutions aren’t using OER—and the few who are often don’t know it, says a new industry report; leading to concerns about definition and copyright understanding. This data comes from a new Babson Survey Research report that aimed to determine whether or not faculty (who chief academic officers, and faculty themselves, say are the main adopters of classroom materials) are using OER. After surveying a national sample of over 2,000 faculty members, the report highlights that 75 percent of faculty are unaware of OER.

http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/faculty-oer-report-494/

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Federal Rulemaking: The Challenges of Gainful Employment

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2014-11-11 01:02

By Jim Farmer, Campus Technology

The newly released Gainful Employment regulations affect both public and private colleges and universities, in addition to for-profit vocational training institutions. It’s estimated that implementation will cost institutions an average of $51.55 per student per year and will place a substantial burden on campus IT departments. Barmack Nassirian, American Association of State Universities and Colleges, from his experience at the AACRAO (American Association of Colleges Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) knew the magnitude of the tasks to implement the GE rules. Detailed data from the Federal Register confirmed his fears. Though no totals were published, the individual cost components were included in the text. Aggregated, the department’s cost estimate was $205 million per year; $51.55 per student (computed from data on pages 64993-65005). Nassirian also expressed the fears of many of the negotiators: With minor changes the rules could be applied to all sectors and all programs.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/11/04/federal-rulemaking-the-challenges-of-gainful-employment.aspx

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Will Google Glass Bring Augmented Reality into the Classroom?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2014-11-11 01:01

By eduglasses, Edudemic

Adam Winkle, who earned the Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence and science educator, is a pioneer user of Google Glass, which enables users to access infinite amounts of information with voice commands and touches via a head mounted display (HUD). He believes the future of augmented reality (AR) is extremely bright and explains how Google Glass can lead the way for a whole new type of learning experiences in the classroom.

http://www.edudemic.com/google-glass-augmented-reality/

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Harvard secretly photographed students to study attendance

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Mon, 2014-11-10 13:40
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Matt Rocheleau, Boston Globe, Nov 10, 2014

The lede captures it nicely: "Harvard University has revealed that it secretly photographed some 2,000 students in 10 lecture halls last spring as part of a study of classroom attendance, an admission that prompted criticism from faculty and students who said the research was an invasion of privacy." We are drifting toward a surveillance society, even in (especially in?) academic environments. And institutions should know better apparently don't.

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The times, they are (always) a-changin’

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Mon, 2014-11-10 13:40
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Melonie Fullick, University Affairs, Nov 10, 2014

Melonie Fullick argues that calls for universities to change are misrepresenting the complexity (and reality) of change in the system. "Universities already have changed, over the decades and centuries. It’ s just that they’ ve never changed enough for the present moment... I’ d say the question is not whether universities will change – since this is ongoing – but what those changes will look like, how they will happen, and whose needs they will serve best." Interesting article with some valid points.

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News Analysis: Potential CS50 Partnership Could Model Future Collaboration

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2014-11-10 01:08

By MEG P. BERNHARD and MICHAEL V. ROTHBERG, Harvard Crimson

Yale faculty will vote on a proposal to adopt a version of Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I” for the fall of 2015, potentially bringing to New Haven the intellectual content of Harvard’s most popular undergraduate course. But the arrangement, if approved, could also lay the foundation for a new model of inter-university curricular partnerships in an era of institutional experimentation with online education, faculty and experts in the field say. Ray Schroeder, the associate vice chancellor for online learning at the University of Illinois at Springfield and an expert in online education, said the development may lead to emulation by other universities. “I expect that we are going see quite a bit more of this at all levels of education,” Schroeder said. “Now, one would hope that there would be reciprocity and that there would be a Yale course or two that would have interest at Harvard, and it would be great to see several courses going in each direction in this kind of agreement.”

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2014/11/4/yale-cs50-analysis-partnership/

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The University of Texas System makes bold move into competency-based education

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2014-11-10 01:06

by the University of Texas System

The University of Texas System will be the first in the nation to launch a personalized, competency-based education program system-wide aimed at learners from high school through post-graduate studies. What sets the UT System approach apart from other competency-based programs is a focus on offering personalized and adaptive degrees and certificates that are industry-aligned and – via technology developed by the UT System – can systematically improve success, access and completion rates in areas of high employment demand. “Competency-based programs allow students to advance through courses, certifications and degrees based on their ability to master knowledge and skills rather than time spent in a classroom,” said Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. “All students are held to clearly defined and rigorous expectations, but each follows a customized path to success that responds and adapts based on individual learning strengths, challenges and goals. And students can earn credit for prior learning and move at their own speed.”

http://www.utsystem.edu/news/2014/11/03/university-texas-system-makes-bold-move-competency-based-education

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History Channel, University of Oklahoma Team Up to Launch Online Course

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2014-11-10 01:02

by J. Baulkman, University Herald

The University of Oklahoma is collaborating with A&E Network’s History Channel to offer the first television network-branded online course for credit. The “United States, 1865 to the Present” course will involve professionally produced video lectures, discussion groups and social interactions, as well as integrated assets from the History Channel, Variety.com reported. The 16-week class will be taught by University of Oklahoma professor and historian Steve Gillon. “This course, combining the best in education and entertainment, brings together the resources and talents of a flagship state university and a national television network to present new ways of learning about the past,” Gillon told Variety. “With this course, we hope to spark the imagination of a new generation of students, ignite their interest in the study of history, and inspire them to learn more about how the past shapes the world we live in today.”

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/12603/20141101/history-channel-university-of-oklahoma-team-up-to-launch-online-course.htm

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Efficiency

xkcd.com - Mon, 2014-11-10 01:00
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Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung - Versicherte

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Sun, 2014-11-09 23:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherte gestaltbare Tabelle aus der "KM 6-Statistik (gesetzliche Krankenversicherung: Versicherte)" des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit wurde um die Angaben des Jahres 2014 ergänzt.

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Internationalen Tag des Frühgeborenen am 17.11.2014

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Sun, 2014-11-09 23:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Internationalen Tag des Frühgeborenen am 17.11.2014
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Fall of the Banner Ad: The Monster That Swallowed the Web

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Sun, 2014-11-09 16:39
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Harhad Manjoo, New York Times, Nov 09, 2014

The internet was originally a military and academic network designed for the free sharing of information and communications. As it began to be opened in the 1990s to allow commercial participation there was significant opposition to the introduction of advertising to the environment. These fears turned out to be well-founded, in my opinion, as much of what is bad about the web today can be traced back to the need to pursue clicks over content. I remember these first banner ads from Wired as I was a longtime member of the Wired online forums (called 'Hotwired Threads'). Today I am reading that sponsored posts  are providing significant returns for advertisers. This next great retreat from meaningful content and communication will be equally harmful. Me need so much to be able to move beyond advertising, but the commercial interest is pervasive, and nobody seems to know how to escape the trap we set for ourselves 20 years ago.

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