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MOOR: The Newest Player in the MOOC Game

MOOR: The Newest Player in the MOOC Game | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

In addition to the rapid growth of massive open online courses (MOOCs), last year saw many new educational models based on the MOOC structure. There were BOOCs (big open online courses), SPOCs (small private online courses), SMOCs (synchronous massive online courses), and DOCCs (distributed online collaborative courses). And right now, Coursera students are in their final month of the first MOOR (massive open online research), a course called “Bioinformatics Algorithms: Part 1” offered by Pavel Pevzner of the University of California–San Diego.

What is different about the MOOR is that unlike most MOOCs, the course is heavily research-based..."


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The year of the MOOC Courses are Multiplying very quickly and they're generating massive amounts of Resources

The year of the MOOC Courses are Multiplying very quickly and they're generating massive amounts of Resources | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.

 

IN late September, as workers applied joint compound to new office walls, hoodie-clad colleagues who had just met were working together on deadline. Film editors, code-writing interns and “edX fellows” — grad students and postdocs versed in online education — were translating videotaped lectures into MOOCs, or massive open online courses. As if anyone needed reminding, a row of aqua Post-its gave the dates the courses would “go live.”

 

The MOOCs are also generating a massive amount of MOOC Resources:

http://www.worldofwebcast.com/post/massive-list-of-mooc-resources-lit-and-literati

 

Creative Commons says MOOCs should be kept "Open" in a couple of senses:

The original MOOCs…were “open” in two respects. First, they were open enrollment to students outside the hosting university. That is open as in “open registration.” Second, the materials of the course were licensed using Creative Commons licenses so their materials could be remixed and reused by others. That is open as in “open license.”

Continue reading at: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/34852

 

Also there are some experiences puzzled togehter in The Guardian:

Learning for free online

Distance learning is increasingly popular and one of the reasons is the growing number of free courses being offered online

Continue reading here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/oct/23/free-online-distance-learning?INTCMP=SRCH

 

The MIT Technology Review says:

MOOCs are

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/506351/the-most-important-education-technology-in-200-years/


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