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NovoEd, another Stanford MOOC startup, opens small-group learning services to public | GigaOm Ed Tech News

NovoEd, another Stanford MOOC startup, opens small-group learning services to public | GigaOm Ed Tech News | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it

 

In an online class of 80,000 students, breaking up into small groups is no easy task — as we saw from a suspended Coursera class earlier this year (that tried to use a Google doc to create groups), it can lead to confusion and technical glitches.

 

But a new startup called NovoEd wants to build on the massive open online course (MOOC) phenomenon with a service that puts collaboration and team learning at the center of the student experience.

 

Starting Monday it will open up to the general public with seven courses and, going forward, it said it plans to partner with other universities. For the past year, the startup, which is backed by investors including Costanoa Ventures, Foundation Capital, Kapor Capital, Learn Capital, Maveron, and Ulu Ventures, has been used at Stanford University.

 

Like Coursera and Udacity – two of the startups leading the MOOC movement – NovoEd was also launched by Stanford professors. Co-founder and CEO Amin Saberi, an associate professor of management science and engineering, said he started creating the service last year, after a colleague said she wanted to put an entrepreneurship class online but couldn’t find a service that supported her pedagogical style.

 

While existing MOOC services may work for classes that focus on mastery learning, like computer science, Saberi said, many teachers want a better way to teach subjects like entrepreneurship and creativity online.

 

In those classes, it’s not just about watching a video of professor and then doing the work alone, he said, “It’s about peer learning, social learning – it’s collaborative and experiential. In the transition from brick and mortar to online, you shouldn’t strip away these aspects, you can use the social web to amplify them.”

 

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Public good or playing markets? The real reason for MOOCs

Public good or playing markets? The real reason for MOOCs | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
The astonishing idealism and energy manifest in the advance of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has taken the higher education world by storm.Universities have been shaken to their foundations by…
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#CFHE12 #Oped12 The Yin and Yang of MOOCs : Part 4 Digital Identity and Openness | Digital Delights

#CFHE12 #Oped12 The Yin and Yang of MOOCs : Part 4 Digital Identity and Openness | Digital Delights | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
In my last post of The Yin and Yang of MOOCs, I shared what I believe to be the Yang (bright) side of MOOCs. This post is devoted to the Yin (dark) side of MOOCs. I would close it with the Yang (b...
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MOOCs, sensors, apps and games: The revolution in education innovation

MOOCs, sensors, apps and games: The revolution in education innovation | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been touted by some as the breakthrough that will transform education. Top universities such as MIT, Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley...
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The iTeach Podcast 005 – What is badging? What is gamification? | Digital Beards

The iTeach Podcast 005 – What is badging? What is gamification? | Digital Beards | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
The iTeach Podcast 005 – W... http://t.co/ULUQcppLoG
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300 Free MOOCs from Great Universities (Many Offering Certificates) | Salle de classe mondiale

300 Free MOOCs from Great Universities (Many Offering Certificates) | Salle de classe mondiale | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
Discover 300+ Fee MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc.
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MOOCs Changing the Way We Think About Higher Education - Higher Education

RT @WESPicks: Are MOOCs Changing the Way We Think About #highered? http://t.co/gKBym7aFIE #intled #globaled #MOOC #EdTech #OnlineEd
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5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students - Edudemic

5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students - Edudemic | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
MOOCs may or may not save higher education, and if they save it they may further widen the gap between elite and lesser-known schools.
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For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | http://t.co/feoAYoj3ud
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For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity | Library Stuff

For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity | Library Stuff | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity #biblioteca http://t.co/UZ3dSmbnrQ
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Open Matters

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MIT OpenCourseWare news and information. ("What impact have MOOCs had on OpenCourseWare? (via Inside Higher Ed)" http://t.co/GOW7rvUMNV)
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MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education | Digital Delights

MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education | Digital Delights | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
Ana Cristina Pratas's insight: This report sets out to help decision makers in higher education institutions gain a better understanding of the phenomenon of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and trends towards greater openness in higher...
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All MOOCs and No Play Makes University Dull

All MOOCs and No Play Makes University Dull | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
A few days ago Audrey Watters tweeted a Say What Again Meme about MOOCs.
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The online evolution: when technology meets tradition in higher education - Grattan Institute

The online evolution: when technology meets tradition in higher education - Grattan Institute | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
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Implications and overview for online education - will technology finally make inroads into teaching & learning in HE?

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Online's range getting wider and deeper as Stanford's course offerings take advantage of new technology

RT @rayschroeder: Stanford's course offerings take advantage of new technology http://t.co/BFnunNz6Eh #edtech #elearning
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Real college classes have writing assignments and required reading.

Do most MOOCs have required reading? I've been conversing with the proprietor of the blog Capitalist Imperialist Pig about that question in the comments here. They challenged me to look at all the ...
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MOOCs Changing the Way We Think About Higher Education - Higher Education | MOOC-ifing world

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MOOCs Changing the Way We Think About Higher Education - Higher Education on MOOC-ifing world curated by G.
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Two Slide Presentations from the Recent OCLC Research MOOCs and Libraries Symposium | LJ INFOdocket

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Two Slide Presentations from the Recent OCLC Research MOOCs and Libraries Symposium http://t.co/3KeYZOaK7U
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The University vs. the Internet | Digital Delights - Digital Tribes

The University vs. the Internet | Digital Delights - Digital Tribes | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
Will online education dampen the college experience? Yes. Will it be worth it? Well... (RT @AnaCristinaPrts The University vs.
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MOOC Manifesto | Conecta 13

MOOC Manifesto | Conecta 13 | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it

MOOCs are one of the hot topics in e-learning and Higher Education at the moment. The number of institutions designing their own MOOCs is growing exponentially and, thus, collective, academic reflection upon this new meme is required to guarantee we understand each other and we agree on some key issues concerning MOOCs


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, April 2, 2013 11:13 AM

What follows - the manifest - is a list of 23 items which can best be seen as individual statements about what MOOCs are (or not) and what you can do with them (or cannot). It is not an (extensive) attempt to define MOOCs or a call for action on what we should do with MOOCs. Keeping that in mind, the list is useful as a summary of the many items that are raised in discussions on MOOCs (orginal in Spanish) (@pbsloep)

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American Council on Education Recommends 5 MOOCs for Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

American Council on Education Recommends 5 MOOCs for Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
Approval of the Coursera-provided classses could be a major step toward bridging the gap between massive open online courses and traditional higher education.
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JISC Inform / Issue 36, Spring 2013 | #jiscinform | Making sense of MOOCs

JISC Inform / Issue 36, Spring 2013 | #jiscinform | Making sense of MOOCs | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
RT @Jisc: Making sense of #MOOCs - an article by @dkernohan from the latest edition of #JiscInform http://t.co/S2GXiBSNAv #edtech
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How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years - Edudemic

How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years - Edudemic | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. This infographic details the key things to know.
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The rhetoric which surrounds MOOCs can distract us from the broader project of ‘unbundling’ the University in pursuit of profit

The rhetoric which surrounds MOOCs can distract us from the broader project of ‘unbundling’ the University in pursuit of profit | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it

Internet delivered higher education is described by some in revolutionary terms, providing access to education for poor people or remote populations. In practice, though, the ‘unbundling’ of activities is advocated in order better to subject them to marketisation. John Holmwood argues that consultants advocating for the ‘unbundling’ of universities care not about widening inequality or providing students with employment opportunities, but rather with exploiting the potentially profitable ventures that may arise in the future.

 


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 24, 2013 4:30 AM

The article is in particular directed at an advice for 'unbundling the university' written by three Pearson consultants. A while ago, I addressed the similar issue of the monetisation of education in a blog of mine (http://pbsloep.blogspot.nl/2013/01/moocs-what-about-them-continued.html), referring to ideas by political philosopher Michael Sandel. John Holmwood's analysis reveals the nexus of interests that are served by privatising education. One could accuse Homes of an ad hominem, not addressing the issue but discrediting the messenger. Although he does discuss the authors' credentials and affiliations, such an accusation would not be fair as he also puts forth material arguments. But even more importantly, and for this you need to read the Pearson article itself, the argument pro unbundling advanced by the Pearson people are more like an advertorial than a serious scientific position paper. In such a case, it becomes interesting to find out where these arguments come from, that is, in virtue of whose interests, they are provided. The message that then comes to the fore is disconcerting at least. Or, as John Holmes puts it: "Thus is public higher education reduced to dining off the crumbs from high table! We might curtsy and doff our caps, but best, perhaps, just to bundle these charlatans off the scene and claim back higher education for democracy and public life." (@pbsloep)

Carlos Marcelo's curator insight, March 24, 2013 5:21 AM

Pros y contras de los MOOCs

verstelle's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:13 PM

Author puts to the sword the recent report (‘report’ as he calls it) An Avalanche is Coming, written by Sir Michael Barber, Katelyn Donnelly and Saad Rizvi all part of Pearson Education.

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The 'avalanche of change' in higher education must be contextualised in terms of the government's broader neoliberal policies

The 'avalanche of change' in higher education must be contextualised in terms of the government's broader neoliberal policies | AAEEBL -- MOOCs, Badges & ePortfolios | Scoop.it
A recent report from the Institute for Public Policy Research has made headlines calling for urgent transformation of British universities if they are to survive sweeping technological change. From...
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