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Initial Reflections on The Hyperlinked Library MOOC and the Badges I Have Acquired

Initial Reflections on The Hyperlinked Library MOOC and the Badges I Have Acquired | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
An Opportunity For Professional Development It's now been a month since I was made redundant from UKOLN. Since then I have had two weeks holiday in Northumberland and had a few days at Whitby Folk ...
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What's the "problem" with MOOCs?

What's the "problem" with MOOCs? | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
In case the quotes didn't clue you in, this post doesn't argue against massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as the ones offered by Udacity, Coursera, and edX.  I think they are very worthy vent...
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Europe is re-engineering the generic MOOC model

Europe is re-engineering the generic MOOC model | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it

Europe is characterised by diversity and as such MOOC provision should account for diverse languages, cultures, settings, pedagogies and technologies. In this peer reviewed report the 31 papers demonstrate that Europe is re-engineering the generic MOOC model to allow for a broad spectrum of approaches and contexts...

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FROM INSTRUCTIVISM TO CONNECTIVISM:
THEORETICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF MOOCS

While the first MOOCs were connectivist in their approach to learning, later versions have expanded to include instructivist structures and structures that blend both theories. From an instructional design standpoint the differences are important. This paper will examine how to analyze the goals of any proposed MOOC to determine what the epistemological focus should be. This will lead to a discussion of types of communication needed...

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Udacity reinvents skills training with the 'nanodegree'

Udacity reinvents skills training with the 'nanodegree' | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it

... The company — founded by Stanford professor and onetime Google VP Sebastian Thrun — has repositioned its focus from massive open online courses (MOOCs) to certification training on very specific skills. Students can earn what's called a nanodegree and learn things like front-end web developing, iOS and Android programming, or machine learning in less than a year — and for less than $1,000...

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Massive Open Online Courses and Economic Sustainability

... In this position paper, the authors explore possible business models for courses, along with their advantages and disadvantages, by conducting a literature study and applying personal insights gained from attending various MOOC discussion fora. Some business models discussed here are: ...

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Who uses MOOCs and how?

Who uses MOOCs and how? | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
Given that millions of people register for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it is perhaps not surprising that much has been written to date about these still-evolving education platforms. But what do we know about who is enrolled in MOOCs? Or how these platforms are (or aren’t) supporting learning? In today’s article we take a look at some fresh studies from the field to sketch out early observations about the usage and impacts of MOOCs. http://ow.ly/zrs0H
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Appropriate use of MOOCs

Appropriate use of MOOCs | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
One of the unfortunate downsides of all the MOOC hype is that it pushed people into opposing camps – you either buy into it all or reject them absolutely. And of course, MOOCs are not going t…
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Whatever Happened to MOOCs?

Whatever Happened to MOOCs? | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
Just a few years ago, the conversation about massive open online courses (MOOCs) was everywhere in higher education and covered in the popular press. Predictions abounded that MOOCs would replace traditional college courses.
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Critics see mismatch between Coursera's mission, business model

Critics see mismatch between Coursera's mission, business model | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.
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Coursera adds corporate partners to massive open online course sequences @insidehighered

Coursera adds corporate partners to massive open online course sequences @insidehighered | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
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Tomorrow's Professor eNewsletter: 1385. Online Courses - What is Lost, What is Gained and What about Something Called Rigor?

Tomorrow's Professor eNewsletter: 1385. Online Courses - What is Lost, What is Gained and What about Something Called Rigor? | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
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MOOCs in education - MOOC en la educación | various authors - Comunicar

MOOCs in education - MOOC en la educación | various authors - Comunicar | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it

Comunicar is a open journal, originating at the Open University of Cataluña, that publishes articles on media education. The current issue, 44, contains a special section featuring ten articles on MOOCs. Articles are available in Spanish and English.


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, February 19, 2015 8:44 AM

The articles discuss the following topics (condensed from their titles)

1 Literature versus Practice

2 Design, Motivation and Performance

3 Pedagogical Components

4 Creation, Development and Implementation

5 Annotations

6 Usability and Satisfaction in Multimedia Annotation Tools

7 Filmic Content as a Teaching Resource

8 The Impact of MOOC Movement in the Scientific Community

9 Evaluation of Digital Didactic Skills

10 Are MOOCs Promising Learning Environments?

The collection illustrates a current trend to collapse online learning into MOOC learning. Although that would not be a wise thing to do as it easily leads to ignoring existing literates, the MOOC movement does give a new impetus to much research. So the collection shows how annotation (5,6) and repositories (7) receive novel attention, next to the age old design and pedagogy questions (1-4, 9, 10). 8 is an interesting paper in that it attempts to measure scholarly impacts of MOOC studies. In short, a welcome contribution to the literature on MOOCs. @pbsloep

 

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MOOC design : from peer assessment to social networks ~ Stephen's Web

MOOC design : from peer assessment to social networks ~ Stephen's Web | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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Coursera's Update Will Migrate Hundreds of Courses to a New Platform 

Coursera's Update Will Migrate Hundreds of Courses to a New Platform  | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it

...Coursera is planning to terminate access to its old platform on June 30, which will remove access to more than 450 courses hosted there, according to an email from the company. Coursera also said in a statement that the majority of the courses will transfer to the new platform ...

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Can MOOCs revolutionise staff development?

Can MOOCs revolutionise staff development? | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are underestimated when it comes to providing formal training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for businesses...

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A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015

A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015 | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it

...The goal of this paper is to address a number of gaps in the scholarly understanding of MOOCs and present a comprehensive picture of the literature by examining the geographic distribution, publication outlets, citations, data collection and analysis methods, and research strands of empirical research focusing on MOOCs. We tackle this goal by reviewing relevant literature and situating this study in the context of prior literature; presenting our research questions and describing the methods used to collect data; describing the data analysis methods used to answer each research question; and presenting our results. We conclude by discussing findings and making recommendations for researchers studying MOOC-related topics.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, June 20, 2:23 AM
A great compilation !
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Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn't Help Completion 

Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn't Help Completion  | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it

A team of seven researchers undertook an examination of participants in a Penn State MOOC, "Creativity, Innovation and Change," which was delivered onCoursera and drew 200,000 people from 190 countries in 2013 and 2014. Volunteers in the course were asked to fill out a pre-course survey online to provide demographic information and designate their learning preferences: Did they prefer to be part of a group that used asynchronous text posts, synchronous text chats, or synchronous video and audio as their primary channels for communication? ...

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What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students

What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it

... We interviewed nearly 100 online MOOC students to better understand how they make sense of their learning experiences. For me, the most important take away was the changing notion of what it means to be a participant in a course...

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, July 4, 2:48 AM
Rare are the research that focus on students when it comes to MOOCs, . Really interesting piece here
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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
Yesterday I had a bit of a pedant tantrum, when following the announcement about FutureLearn MOOCs offering credit, Leeds Uni tweeted they were the first Russell Group university to offer credit fo…
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FutureLearn MOOC will provide credits towards a University of Leeds undergraduate degree

FutureLearn MOOC will provide credits towards a University of Leeds undergraduate degree | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
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Are MOOCs in danger of becoming irrelevant?

Are MOOCs in danger of becoming irrelevant? | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
As MOOCs and online courses retreat into vocational education, Jonathon Keats calls for a more expansive revival of online learning
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Quelques idées pour enrichir les interactions dans les MOOC | EducPros

Quelques idées pour enrichir les interactions dans les MOOC | EducPros | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
Dans les MOOC, il arrive souvent que les forums ne soient utilisés que pour échanger sur les problèmes techniques ou logistiques, et dans une moindre mesure sur le contenu du cours.

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MOOC : 3 minutes pour tout savoir

MOOC : 3 minutes pour tout savoir | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
Quelles sont les innovations apportées par les MOOC ? A qui s'adressent t-ils ? Quelles perspectives ? Décryptage d'une révolution qui suit son cours...
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Explainer: what is the hybrid classroom and is it the future of education?

Explainer: what is the hybrid classroom and is it the future of education? | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
A blend of online and face-to-face teaching is changing the nature of the classroom.
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Coursera signs agreement with China's Hujiang

Coursera signs agreement with China's Hujiang | cMOOC xMOOC review | Scoop.it
The deal will give the MOOC provider access to millions of new students.
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