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President Obama's new education plan calls for tying federal aid into a college ranking system that would measure aid, debt, innovation like MOOCs.
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"MOOCs and other recent innovations in online learning - is the sky the limit, or falling on our heads?" Jan Philipp Schmidt is an open education activist an... ('MOOCs and other recent innovations in online learning.
by Justin Marquis Ph.D., OnlineUniversities.com Radio, TV, computers, video games, the Internet, and MOOCs. As major technological innovations have occurred throughout our history they have been re...
The acronym Mooc has made the Oxford Dictionaries Online – a web-based lexicon of current English by the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary.
MOOCs aren’t all about money but when it comes to their future, money does matter. Calls for the monetisation of MOOCs are reasonable, although a little at odds with the failure in the past to look for the monetisation of Higher Education as a whole.
Great report from the University of Edinburgh on their six 2013 Coursera MOOCs. The report has good data, tries to separate out active learners from window shoppers and not short on surprises. It’s a rich resource and a follow up report is promised.
MOOCs make everyone reflect, discuss and experiment with pedagogy in way that is far more agile than the slow and ponderous ‘research’ route. Let’s face it, HE accreditation is odd. You get a two numbers with a dot between them.
Fascinating graphic,a sit shows that nearly 42% of the target audience for MOOCs are not the developed world. It also raises an interesting question. Who is it for?’ are four words that tease out a MOOC strategy or lack of strategy.
AAEEBL has given credit to Marc Zaldivar: Shared two or more reflections about ideas learned or new connections made from presentations or interactions at the conference.
University World News The MOOC 'revolution' may not be as disruptive as some imagined University World News "They're essentially going to be competing, directly or indirectly, with Blackboard and Desire2Learn and Instructure," says Hill, referring...
A consistently appealing aspect of R. David Lankes’s “New Librarianship Master Class”—a massive open online course (MOOC) under the auspices of the University of Syracuse School of Information Stud...
Have you read this recent article in Slate about they canceled online courses at San Jose State University after more than half the students failed? The failure rate ranged from 56 to 76 percent fo...
This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs. Almost immediately after I uploaded this preview to YouTube, someone on Twitter politely challenged me. She took umbrage...
#MOOCs: Harvard #Library/HarvardX Collaboration Shares the University’s Resources w/Online Learners http://t.co/rx6gdFWAaZ via @infoDOCKET
Open online courses offer the promise of education for everyone, but in K-12, their best application is helping high-achieving students get ahead.
The American writer H. L. Mencken once said that there is always a well-known solution to every human problem: neat, plausible, and wrong. MOOCs look neat, are plausible and... too many get it wron...
“Nothing has more potential to lift more people out of poverty — by providing them an affordable education to get a job or improve in the job they have.
Narratives There’s been a lots of different reactions to MOOCs and a few fixed narratives have emerged: 1. ‘US Valley’ narrative around Khan, Stanford, not-for-profits, investors, Coursera, Udacity, NovoED and so on.
What happened here? MOOC mania seemed to come from nowhere.
A Secretary of State for Education in the US likened Education to a giant blob. No matter what you did to to change the blob, it always healed up or reformed back into its original shape. Are MOOCs puncturing or reshaping the blob?
Open Badges, Tin Can, LRMI can use InLOC as one cornerstone http://t.co/f0Bi0BRJbO Elements to make #eportfolio more interoperable
The OLDS MOOC (Open Learning Design Studio MOOC) evaluation report by Simon Cross has just been published and I thought it was worth a quick look. OLDS MOOC, based at The Open University, was a le...
xapi, open badges and ePortfolios http://t.co/OCcCMQjdfj