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Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning

Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning | Always eLearning | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Julie F's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:42 AM

intervewing learners' opinions from getting MOOCs .

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Coursera Jumps the Shark | HESA

Coursera Jumps the Shark | HESA | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
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"Last summer, the all-conquering Coursera, armed with $22M or so in venture capital (VC) money, and getting free content from major educational institutions around the world, was seemingly poised to dominate education everywhere, forever, because… well… OK, this part was never clear. But, of course, nobody ever got rich telling people that the revolution wasn’t coming."

 

The truth hurts? Ouch!

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This Radio-Book Was The Future of Education

This Radio-Book Was The Future of Education | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
New technologies often go through a honeymoon phase where educators hold them up as the futuristic savior of learning.
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With the current hype about MOOCs and Mobile saving education, its funny to look way back and see how "thought leaders" of the 1930s were championing the "radio book" as the future of learning. 

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How to make your own MOOC! (Well...quasi-MOOC)

How to make your own MOOC! (Well...quasi-MOOC) | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
Guest Blog - Andy Hicken This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. Recently, we've been getting inquiries from asso...
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Or online course, or blended learning approach, or mini-MOOC, or whatever buzzword is next in the pipeline. Nonetheless, a good short list for getting around to putting one of these things together. 

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gregmhagar's comment, October 16, 2013 1:01 PM
More and more it seems to me that MOOC really just means "now with video!"
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OERs, MOOCs, and the Future

Overview discussing open educational resources (OERs) and massive open online courses (MOOCs) as they relate to the future. Issues considered include varieties

Via Maria João
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This is my first exposure to the term "OER" (open educational resources). I like it!

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What Professors Can Learn From 'Hard Core' #MOOC Students

What Professors Can Learn From 'Hard Core' #MOOC Students | Always eLearning | Scoop.it
People who have taken dozens of massive open online courses share their advice for those teaching them.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Interesting insights from people who are "mooc addicts". Article comments are insightful too. 

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timokos's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:52 AM

Four things that matter most according to MOOC addicts ( who finished 20 + MOOCs):

 

1. Organization

2. The Professor

3. (additional) teksts for further reading

4. Passion