In one of my recent posts You Can’t Understand A Conversation That You Aren’t A Part Of... an industry colleague Martin (Marty) Smith jumped in the conversation and sparked much interest! It struck me that the Social Revolution really has created new and different consumer behaviors... forcing "Business As Usual" to change...
While the atmosphere around the open courses in the United States resembles the early stages of an oil boom, the reaction in Europe seems distinctly cautious. … Originally, the ideal [of MOOCs] was about widening access to elite courses, [but] can it still be about widening access when it’s increasingly about finding new business models and competitive advantage? … for other European universities, even well-established ones, the temptation to jump on the open-course bandwagon has been irresistible. … for some Europeans, the big online courses [i.e. MOOCs] represent a step back from the idealism of open courseware to the values of the marketplace.
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Social content curation has blown up in the past year, after a late start that began to show traction around 2007-2008. Pinterest continues to experience massive growth, with Wanelo nipping at its heels.
Filipe MS Bento's insight:
A big part of my ongoing PhD study...and hope to have an answer for that soon, according to info-ecosystem that we live in.
In the world of academia, Google search engine does not always serve the purpose because most of the time its search results are not exact . I am a huge fan of Google but when it comes to academic search queries I often have recourse to other search engines that are area or content specific. I have curated a list of some of these search engines that I personally use and I added to them other titles I found through Julie Greller . Enjoy
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Depuis plusieurs mois resurgissent en France les débats sur l’open access des revues de sciences humaines. Ils semblent cependant bien mal engagés. (...) - par EricMonnet, Tracés. Revue de sciences humaines, “Open access : la schizophrénie française”, Le carnet de Tracés, publié le 8 mars 2013
But if it’s not new and better education, then what is the purpose of MOOCs? And why are some of the top universities that did not succeed in online courses only a few years ago so eager to try again?
Obviously, the two most crucial issues at stake are currently the question of the business model, and the issue of awarding credits. But in whatever way MOOCs may develop in the long run, the fact that they currently get so much attention and cause controversial discussions gives hope that this might inspire a much broader debate on learning and teaching in higher education that seems long overdue.
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