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Academic Administration - Running a MOOC: Secrets of the World’s Largest Distance Education Classes - Magna Publications

Academic Administration - Running a MOOC: Secrets of the World’s Largest Distance Education Classes - Magna Publications | Current Updates | Scoop.it

What can distance education do that traditional classroom instruction cannot? Among other things, it can master time, space, and physical capacity on a scale impossible for a face-to-face class. The best example of this is the MOOC.

 


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Mark Smithers's curator insight, January 21, 2013 8:54 PM

Intersting insights into running a MOOC.

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

Experiences from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and how the MOOC could potentially increase diversity, social inclusion & learner engagement | Current Updates | Scoop.it

"I have participated in several MOOCs and wanted to present my experiences to the conference, and allow delegates to consider the positives that MOOCs could offer in and of themselves, but also how lessons can be learned to potentially improve on-campus courses."


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New MOOC Introduces You to the Wonderful World of Infographics & Data Visualization

New MOOC Introduces You to the Wonderful World of Infographics & Data Visualization | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Hans Rosling, a professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, became something of an internet celebrity because of his knack for presenting data in extremely imaginative ways. As you'll see above, he's the master of data visualization.

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Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses

Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Colleges are building global student bodies and trying to create models for massive open online courses, or MOOCs.

 

In many ways, the arc of Professor Duneier’s evolution, from professor in a lecture hall to online instructor of tens of thousands, reflects a larger movement, one with the potential to transform higher education.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 13, 2012 3:03 PM

How quickly will traditiona colleges adapt to the changes and challenges of Moocs and all they signify?


We live in interesting times my friends! 

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The World of Massive Open Online Courses

The World of Massive Open Online Courses | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Barriers that have prevented students from accessing a college education, whether they be financial, location or otherwise, are being torn down as higher education continues to develop.


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California to Give Web Courses a Big Trial

California to Give Web Courses a Big Trial | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Udacity, a start-up that offers online college courses, will offer low-cost remedial and introductory classes to students at San Jose State University and local community colleges and high schools.

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Elmer Seward's curator insight, January 15, 2013 10:07 PM

A plan to offer an array of online college classes at a California state university could, if the students are successful, open the door to teaching hundreds of thousands of California students at a lower cost via the Internet.

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Interview: Alberto Cairo on MOOCs, the future of education and infographics

Interview: Alberto Cairo on MOOCs, the future of education and infographics | Current Updates | Scoop.it
It’s been a busy year for Alberto Cairo. In January, he started teaching information graphics and visualization at the School of Communication of the University of Miami; in August he published The Functional Art; and, from October to December, he gave his first massive open online course (MOOC) as a teacher.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 17, 2012 10:51 PM

I've signed up for Professor Cairo's next Mooc.  I've read the first two chapters of his book and I'm already impressed with his thinking! 

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Introduction to Inforgraphics and Data Visualization, January 2013

Introduction to Inforgraphics and Data Visualization, January 2013 | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Registration is now open for the Knight Center's second MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The course will formally begin on January 12, 2013 through February 23, 2013. Below are course details and how to register. The introductory area of the course is now available to enrolled students. The introductory area includes access to the course syllabus and the introductory overview video for the course.

 

Course Dates:  Saturday, January 12, 2013 - Saturday, February 23, 2013
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40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC

40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Whether you’re looking to online education for personal reasons or to get ahead in your career, use these tips to help you get more out of open courses and use what you learn to market yourself, improve your performance, and stand out on the job.

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The 7 Best Places For Online Education | Edudemic

The 7 Best Places For Online Education | Edudemic | Current Updates | Scoop.it

There’s a whole new language being developed around the hottest trend in education: online learning. From MOOCs (like a cow would say it but with a hard K at the end) to OpenCourseWare to ‘21st century learning‘ … there’s a lot of new terms you should know about.


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