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Worldview Stanford: Why MOOCs will Transform Africa

Worldview Stanford: Why MOOCs will Transform Africa | Education Matters | Scoop.it

By Nancy Murphy

 

Through Rina and Open a Door, I’m witnessing first-hand the critical role that education plays in building a new generation of leaders and ultimately, peace and prosperity. Yet given the few scholarships available to international students, especially for those with low income levels, few can pursue the dream of a U.S. college education. And despite huge improvements in sub-Saharan Africa, the higher education opportunities there remain limited in number, accessibility, and quality. Deeply entrenched cultural attitudes toward women further constrain their real and perceived opportunities. Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOCs, may help fill that gap, transforming the lives of women who are hungry to learn and, by extension, their communities, and countries. That’s why it’s so thrilling to see MOOCs take off in Africa and teach us Westerners a lesson or two about educational innovation.


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For many disruption in education has a negative connotation. For me, disruption is another word for transformation. This article gives you a brief introduction to one way the world is changing thanks to Moocs, tech, and a spirit of gratitude and giving. 

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4 Pros and 4 Cons of MOOCs: Whether To Take Study From Classroom To Online

4 Pros and 4 Cons of MOOCs: Whether To Take Study From Classroom To Online | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Our guide to the pros and cons of Massive Open Online Courses, better known as MOOCs.

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Massive Open Online Courses Trends 2013 Infographic

Massive Open Online Courses Trends 2013 Infographic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
MOOCs in Higher Education Today 2013 74% of schools currently offer some type of online course. 16% plan to offer one within 3 years. 13% of schools

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Errol Wilson's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:24 PM

WE are already using Infographic in the CSUSB MSN Program, nice to know we are in the majority.

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:42 AM

I like that my dream is better and better realized. I am sad that my countrymen are far from it! 

Eliana Lobo's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:58 PM

I'm taking a course on instructional design right now on Coursera!

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MOOC, SPOC, MOOR And The Walking Dead – The Journey Continues

MOOC, SPOC, MOOR And The Walking Dead – The Journey Continues | Education Matters | Scoop.it
SPOC, MOOR, And The Walking Dead; MOOC odyssey continues into uncharted waters.

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:36 AM

When Technoduet first published its list of MOOC Providers about six months back, there were just 26 names.  Now it has 40 and growing.

 

Not only number of MOOC providers has multiplied, MOOC themselves have diversified.  We now have SPOC, MOOR  and even a MOOC based on a popular TV series.  The maturity, diversification and popularity of MOOC are all going up.

Tom Hood's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:37 AM

The speed of learning evolution continues to accelerate as MOOCs (massively open on-line courses) spawn SPOCs (small, private on-line courses) and MOORs (massively open on-line research). Add in social learning, tin can, AICC, and SCORM, we see us quickly moving to just-in-time learning to support the idea of the right talent at the right time with the right skills.

 

I think we are clearly entering the age of learning as a competitive advantage (for us as individuals and our organizations). in an age of rapid ans accelerating change and complexity, the winners will be those who can keep their L>C, their rate of learning must be greater than the rate of change and greater than their competition.

 

For learning strategy and resources see www.blionline.org

 

Alexina's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:07 PM

What are SPOC and MOOR?  The article mentions their website's list of MOOC providers — now up to 40. See http://www.technoduet.com/a-comprehensive-list-of-mooc-massive-open-online-courses-providers/

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How MOOCs Will Revolutionize Corporate Learning And Development

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Before Intel giant McAfee revamped its new-hire orientation, it was over 80 hours long and consisted of roughly 40 hours of pre-work, 5 days of on-site training, and a “robust” syllabus of post-work, meant to be completed at home.

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The Scoop on MOOCs | HASTAC

The Scoop on MOOCs | HASTAC | Education Matters | Scoop.it

With the Chronicle of Higher Education’s recent story, “MOOC Mania,” even more people are talking about MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses – and a lot of this dialogue is happening right here on www.hastac.org. Check out the links below for insightful posts on MOOCs and how to use them to revolutionize teaching and learning.


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Flipping The MOOC?

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MOOCs already need an overhaul. Let's get to "version 2" as soon as possible.

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Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Here is an infographic that helps you know more about the trends in MOOCs.

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Turning a MOOC Into a Network of Schools Collaborating

Turning a MOOC Into a Network of Schools Collaborating | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Co-authored with Avery Holton MOOCs, or massive open online courses, have been alternately heralded as the future of online education and a flop. Although MOOCs promise education for the masses, they often have mass desertions after the first week and are lucky to have 10 percent completion rates.

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Luz Marina Martínez Peña's curator insight, March 31, 2014 4:52 PM

La Producción De Textos Académico-Científicos es Una necesidad sentida en todos los campos disciplinares, Es Por ello que la universidad le debe proveer una los Estudiantes de Formación Profesional y postgradual Los Elementos necesarios para lograr realizar con éxito la escritura y Publicación de Artículos Científicos, Ponencias, Informes de Investigación, Entre Otros.

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Turning a Mooc Into a Network of Schools Collaborating

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) promise to revolutionize education. What are the opportunities—and risks?

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) promise to revolutionize education. What are the opportunities—and risks? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Advoctes of MOOCs claim they have the potential to transform higher education by expanding academic access.But it remains to be seen whether this promise can be realized. We asked the WSJ Experts to weigh in.

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Nicole 's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:56 AM

More online, less on campus instruction.... Is the integrity of the education received still the same?

Marissa Wilson's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:17 PM

Terrific article that weighs the pros and cons of MOOCs.

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MOOCs set to transform higher education in India | opensource.com

MOOCs set to transform higher education in India | opensource.com | Education Matters | Scoop.it
MOOCs represent a huge opportunity for Indians in terms of an open education revolution. It could potentially give millions access and availability to high quality learning if they have Internet connectivity.

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MOOCs Changing the Way We Think About Higher Education - Higher Education


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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:25 AM

“It’s gone from 100,000 people learning about AI (artificial intelligence) to ‘I want Math I, and I want to get credit for it,” says Dean Florez, president of the Twenty Million Minds Foundation, which pushes for affordable higher education.

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5 Potential Ways MOOCs Will Evolve

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Massive Open Online Courses (aka MOOCs) are the biggest trend affecting education right now. They've gotten the attention of VCs, Harvard, MIT, and students around the world. So what's the big deal and what does the future hold?

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Lingua Frankly: Online education's elephant in the room- The MOOC

Lingua Frankly: Online education's elephant in the room- The MOOC | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"It's funny how things come together to give you a better understanding of your own mind. A couple of weeks ago I got caught up the internet debate on mass-participation online education started by an American stats professor critiquing Udacity'sIntroduction to Statistics by Sebastian Thrun."


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