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MOOC Trends in 2016: MOOCs No Longer Massive

MOOC Trends in 2016: MOOCs No Longer Massive | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
We've gained the ability to take MOOCs at any time, but lost something in the process

Via Pieter de Vries
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MOOCs (e.g. Coursera) have found their business model:
The lifelong learners that study out of interest are no longer served well,; the target now is: continuous education  for professionals; busy people that happily spend 80$ for 20 hours filled with chunk of edu-light.  
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Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries - A New Book for MOOC Developers and Policymakers

Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries - A New Book for MOOC Developers and Policymakers | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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HE-consultants have discovered a new market:
give MOOC advice to developing nations
(paid for by development aid money I presume)
Very professional, complete with "quality" assurance frameworks
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From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs (EdSurge News)

From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs (EdSurge News) | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Only a handful of sessions at SXSWedu this year used “MOOC” in their titles or descriptions, but those four letters were still mentioned quite a bit.It is safe to say, MOOCs have been passed over as the disruptor du jour of higher education. But this is a good thing, because now we can get on with t

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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more on the effects of mature MOOCing . . . I told you so

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A Comparison of Five Free MOOC Platforms for Educators

A Comparison of Five Free MOOC Platforms for Educators | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
There are a number of good options for educators looking to build their own MOOCs. Here is a look at five of the most interesting platforms.

 

By the end of 2013, most top universities had started to offer some sort of MOOC (massive open online course). Now, we are starting to see the MOOC product move into the corporate and private realm. Companies like Google and Tenaris are using MOOCs for training their employees, MongoDB is educating developers through the MOOC medium and thousands of private instructors are teaching classes on sites like Udemy.

 

If you are considering a MOOC for yourself or your organization, you’ll first need to determine which tool you will use to build the course. The following is an assessment of five popular free MOOC (and MOOC-like) platforms.


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 5 free mooc platforms to use

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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, February 27, 2014 5:18 AM

Moodle is an open-source LMS that allows users to build and offer online courses. It was built for traditional online classrooms rather than MOOCs, which attract a large number of students. It tends to be easier to install than edX, and there are hosted or one-click install options available.

Moodle is suited for organizations that want a full-featured, customizable LMS. The platform offers more than edX in terms of educational tools, analytics and SCORM compliance.

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Are MOOCs Forever?

Are MOOCs Forever? | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Coursera’s Daphne Koller discusses plans for the future of a format that some thought would never last this long.

Via Pieter de Vries
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Daphne Koller explains the thinking (if that is the word) that led to the shift to the new platform Coursera.

She surely has some explaining the do - or is it really simple: the Coursera investors wanted real revenues, they dismissed the educators and replaced them by "marketeers" that do not understand their market all -.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program | Inside Higher Ed

Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program | Inside Higher Ed | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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MOOCs are getting beyond the hype and experimentation stage. Here is one excellent example of a mature MOOC application by MIT.

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Donna Farren's curator insight, October 20, 2015 11:01 AM
Interesting way MOOCs are being used -
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What We’ve Learned from Three Years of MOOCs | MIT Technology Review

What We’ve Learned from Three Years of MOOCs | MIT Technology Review | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Online education offers one effective way to close the skills gap.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Interesting insight from Daphne Koller.
- MOOCs reach non-traditional students (mainly cont. edu.)
- MOOCs are excellent for experimentation with education concepts and tactics
- A new question asserts itself: What type of qualification/certification does justice to/formalizes this type of learning?

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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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Rose Heaney's curator insight, January 12, 2013 6:30 AM

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

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!