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What is the problem for which MOOCs are the solution?

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Diana Laurillard, London Knowledge Lab MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – have been grabbing headlines and conference time for a year or two now. It’s the very large numbers that attract attenti...

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Rose Heaney's curator insight, May 15, 6:31 AM

Are moocs serving the most deserving - probably not? IoE making a start on redressing the balance

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Experiences from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and how the MOOC could potentially increase diversity, social inclusion & learner engagement | Mark Morley

"There is currently much interest and excitement at the emergence of an educational approach commonly termed the ‘Massive Open Online Course’ or MOOC. ... I feel there is much we can learn from the delivery of MOOCs that can be used to enhance the on-campus experience supplemented by online course material and delivery. This format offers us the opportunity to investigate learning and improve teaching processes, perhaps more similar to the edX approach. It would seem appropriate to collect and use data to inform this process; treating learning and teaching as a field ripe for research, tying in to a research-led approach."


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comprehensive indeed - author has participated in a lot of moocs. Very readable intro for those who have never heard of moocs

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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, January 12, 2013 5:55 AM

This is the single, most compehensive resource on MOOCs that I have come across yet. It discusses the history of MOOCs and describes Mark's personal experience with a number of them (both the c- and x- variety). Although it is a personal account, particularly the latter part, there is much value in learning the opinions of someone who 'has walked the walk' and not just 'talked the talk'. Anybody who wants to form an opinion on MOOCs - whether administrator, teacher of regular courses, teacher aspiring to teach a MOOC, or student in the widest sense of the word - can find something valuable here. Highly recommended! (@pbsloep)

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 2013 9:17 AM

Interesting and detailed personal insight into cMOOCs and xMOOCs from a participant. I sincerely hope more learners take the time to reflect and share the experiences they have with this kind of learning context. I find as an educator that the student voice is important and assuming that the developers of MOOCs are prepared to listen to critique, both postive and negative, then this is a valuable factor which can lead to improvements which hopefully will have a positive effect on the learner experience and quality of learning.

 

 

 

Hamline CTL's curator insight, February 6, 2013 4:22 PM

MOOCs are not going away!

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WSJ: Online Courses Look for a Business Model

WSJ: Online Courses Look for a Business Model | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses—dubbed MOOCs—have lured venture investors and universities, who have put millions of dollars into companies that partner with schools or instructors to offer free courses.

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still very fuzzy

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What is the problem for which MOOCs are the solution?

What is the problem for which MOOCs are the solution? | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
Diana Laurillard, London Knowledge Lab MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – have been grabbing headlines and conference time for a year or two now. It’s the very large numbers that attract attenti...

Via Peter Mellow
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Are moocs serving the most deserving - probably not? IoE making a start on redressing the balance

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MOOCs and Pedagogy: Teacher-Centered, Student-Centered, and Hybrids

MOOCs and Pedagogy: Teacher-Centered, Student-Centered, and Hybrids | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
In writing about all of the hype surrounding MOOCs, I saw this photo entitled “University Classroom of the Future.” From instructional television in the 1950s through updated versions o...

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