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Colaborando para una mejor educación en línea para adelantar la evolución de la enseñanza y aprendizaje usando la tecnología y pedagogía como estrategias.
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Can MOOCs be a successful alternative for community colleges? - eCampus News

Can MOOCs be a successful alternative for community colleges? - eCampus News | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Why the MOOC hype could still be real; and the power of pairing with analytics and big data.

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Nuno Magalhães Ribeiro's curator insight, January 20, 10:13 AM
Serão os Cursos Online Abetos e Massivos (MOOCs) alternativas fiáveis para quem quer tirar um curso superior sem ter que se matricular e frequentar as aulas de uma Licenciatura ou Mestrado numa universidade? Este artigo desmistifica esta questão e resume o que é e o que não é possível fazer no contexto de um MOOC.
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MOOCs Are Dead! Long Live The MOOC! - Pearson Research & Innovation Network

MOOCs Are Dead! Long Live The MOOC! - Pearson Research & Innovation Network | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
5 lessons for all education learned from MOOCs.
  1. Pragmatic education matters.
  2. “Best” learning can be overlooked.
  3. Progress updates work.
  4. Social learning takes architecture.
  5. Education at scale can happen.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 10, 2014 11:22 AM

Lessons from MOOCs - the story so far. I think he has missed out that, at least for the UK, MOOCs are a trojan horse for showing the potential of learning online, So for hybrid or blended learning, they can benefit on campus students (which is what I thought the point of the moocs would be, for all the investment, both time and money) 

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[eBook] The invasion of the MOOCs

[eBook] The invasion of the MOOCs | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

This collection of essays comes from faculty who developed and taught MOOCs in 2012 and 2013, students who participated in those MOOCs, and academics and observers who have first hand experience with MOOCs and higher education. These twenty-one essays reflect the complexity of the very definition of what is (and what might in the near future be) a “MOOC,” along with perspectives and opinions that move far beyond the polarizing debate about MOOCs that has occupied the media in previous accounts.

 

Toward that end, Invasion of the MOOCs reflects a wide variety of impressions about MOOCs from the most recent past and projects possibilities about MOOCs for the not so distant future. The collection is edited by Steven D. Krause and Charles Lowe.


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Developing a MOOC Framework

"MOOCs as a keystone concept in helping higher edudcation transition to digital networked learning"


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SusanBat 's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:29 AM

A slideshare presentation by George Siemans with references to the 'MOOC Canvas model' (Alario-Hoyos et al) and 'Design and Evaluation Framework' (Grover et al) 

MIT SEI's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:14 PM

A good summary of key words/topics relevant to MOOC development and delivery from a number fields.

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MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup

MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
2013 selection of recent research on massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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Mark Smithers's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:37 AM

Very useful.

NLafferty's curator insight, February 15, 2013 8:43 AM

A useful collection of articles on MOOCs

Helen Wybrants's curator insight, February 15, 2013 9:27 AM

Signposting to come back to and mine..

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Koller, Thicke, and Noble: The "Blurred Lines" Between Traditional Online Courses and MOOCs

Koller, Thicke, and Noble: The "Blurred Lines" Between Traditional Online Courses and MOOCs | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

The most famous result of using the MOOC platforms instead of the traditional LMSs is that the online courses offered in MOOC platforms are far easier to audit and can be audited for free. (Most of the hype around MOOCs has focused on this free auditing difference.) But this realization highlights the fact that MOOC platforms are themselves LMSs with a single differentiating feature set (enabling free auditing). And actually these free auditing features are no longer differentiators. The fact that there was really only a delta of one feature between traditional LMSs and MOOC platforms explains why so many traditional LMS providers were able to begin playing in the MOOC space so quickly (c.f. Canvas Network and Blackboard CourseSites).

It also highlights the fact that, because they are LMSs that add a single feature, MOOC platforms are simply next generation data silos. I say next generation data silos, but this really understates their ruthless efficiency. By making auditing online courses easy and free, they exponentially expand their ability to attract and capture student data, which will remain in the silo. (You might almost think of MOOCs as honeypots for education.)

But for my money, the most under-discussed result of using the MOOC platforms is the way that the branding of MOOCs is inverted from the branding of traditional online courses. In a traditional online course, the lead brand is the institution, followed by the faculty member, with little or no consideration for the LMS the course is offered in.

By contrast, with MOOCs the lead brand is the LMS – you’re taking a course on Coursera! It happens to be offered by MIT. And there is probably a list of “Course Staff” buried at the bottom of the About the Course page.

This brand inversion, which places the platform ahead of the institution or the “course staff” (we don’t use the word “faculty” any more), points to a disturbing trend.


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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, January 6, 2015 12:19 PM

Brilliant analysis of MOOCs by David Wiley. Must read!

 

"When institutional brands like Stanford, MIT, and Harvard are willing to be subordinated to platform brands like Coursera and EdX, at least in course marketing, what does it portend? Where is the current trajectory of online courses, currently passing through MOOCs, ultimately leading us? Noble predicted a quality-eroding, profit-grabbing commercialization of higher education masquerading under the banner of “widening access and improving quality.”"

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Education & Virtual Teaming

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There are a significant number of universities involved in virtual team research, development, and training. This stands to reason given that the field is still emerging.  Typical is an academic paper from Harvard Business School: Virtual Team Learning: Reflecting and Acting, Alone or With Others (2009).

 

In another vein, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have proliferated in the past few years. Millions of students globally are now participating through the aegis of top universities like Stanford, MIT, and Harvard. However, recent research indicates the attrition rate is very high. “It has been observed that only 7% of the people signing up for the courses end up completing it” (http://yourstory.com/2013/08/going-beyond-mooc-novoed-brings-entrepreneurship-education-from-babson-university-online-for-the-global-audience/). NovoED is a new Stanford based initiative that hopes to redress this alarming drop out rate by helping online students collaborate more effectively through virtual team formation (https://novoed.com).

 

Estimates vary as to the number of K12 students enrolled in virtual schools. It may be as high as 1 million and as low as 250,000. While the actual number may be in question, it’s evident that many virtual students work on projects virtually. (http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/virtual-schools-annual-2013, http://virtualschoolmooc.wikispaces.com/history)

 

The following is a typical example: “Imagine students at four different high schools working collaboratively and in real time on a project to create a mechanically-fed birdhouse monitored via the Internet. The bird feeder automatically refills itself, based on a preset schedule. One school team acts as project manager, while another is responsible for aesthetic design. The third school handles computer programming for refilling the bird seed. The fourth school determines the type and amount of bird seed used” (http://www.hivelocitymedia.com/innovationnews/virtualcollaborativelearningenvironment051712.aspx)


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The Pedagogy of MOOCs

Grainne Conole and Terese Bird presented this in a webinar for Open Education Week 2014, on 14th March 2014. The webinar is an activity of the eMundus EU-fun...

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Los MOOC son más sociales de lo que se cree

Los MOOC son más sociales de lo que se cree | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

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9 plataformas MOOC para masificar el aprendizaje y transformar la formación en línea

9 plataformas MOOC para masificar el aprendizaje y transformar la formación en línea | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Las soluciones MOOC para la creación y gestión de cursos masivos en línea, es una de las últimas hot trends en la industria del e-learning. Aproximación inicial a herramientas como unX, Aprendo, Coursera, Lore, Canvas Network, OpenClass, edX, UniMOOC y Udacity.
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