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Curricu.me : build your own curriculum

Curricu.me : build your own curriculum | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Use MOOCs to build a custom curriculum and share with your employees, students and friends.

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Start your own university!

 

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How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education

How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Privileged institutions have accepted that they, too, will be transformed by the web. But what will that look like?
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after three years of experimenting . . . what are MOOCs actually used for . . .  by ivy league universities 

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Moodle MOOC 6

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Join Moodle MOOC 6 and learn to teach online using Moodle course management system and WizIQ live class and active learning video tutorials using technologies such as PoodLL, PresentMe, Movenote, SlideSpeech, and Screencast-o-matic.

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Lessons from the Classroom: The Case for More Scaffolds in Online Learning - NovoEd

Lessons from the Classroom: The Case for More Scaffolds in Online Learning - NovoEd | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
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three useful pedagogical tactics that can be used in all teaching situations. 

- scaffolding (start where the student is, let him do the next steps with your active support, withdraw the support, let her try it alone, repeat for the next steps)

- modeling (show student a product that serves as a good example for his own work, this has two functions 1) explain what it is all about by showing an example -i.e. clarify what it is that should be produced -2) give a blueprint to follow

- coaching: observe what the student is doing, ask questions - and maybe give a hint - that nudge the student in the right direction.

 

All three tactics presuppose that the student is actively studying and the main role of the teacher is to support the student activities (hence the tactics can not be used when the students refuse to be active)

 

These are standard practices that teachers productively have  used for centuries. So if you are into 21frst century teaching you can forget about this stuff , it is solid old-fashioned practice.

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Coursera sets sights on universities

Coursera sets sights on universities | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Tim Dodd | Coursera, a leading ­provider of free, online education, is shifting its strategy to allow universities to use its courses for everyday teaching in place of conventional lectures.
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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the
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simple + useful

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7 cs learning_design_mooc

Gráinne ConoleUniversity of LeicesterOLDS MOOC – Week 3
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This is about course design in general (broader than MOOCs).
It gives a structured way of working through the design process.

Some interesting idea's, also some very dangerous idea's (e.g you should start the design by embracing the official ideological/pedagogical educational "philosophy" of your institution - that's what a "professional"  company man does, a professional pedagogue starts with: student characteristics, goals, and subject content, only after that you may start to think about the most appropriate teaching "ideology" (instructivism, collaberativism, constructivism etc). 
An other unprofessional bias here is that there should always be collaboration (collaboration is the highest good). That is evidently not true. Collaboration often gets in the way of serious learning.

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Interessant: Coursera Specialisations

Interessant: Coursera Specialisations | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Gisteren heb ik samen met een aantal collega s een werklunch verzorgd over Open en online onderwijs. En toen was het een van de zaken die naar voor kwam toen we het over de Masterclasses van de Open Universiteit hadden (dat zijn weliswaar geen MOOCs maar vallen...
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Leuk, nog iemand die aan de data scpecialisation course mee doet.

Ik ben zelf ook net begonnen.

 

Op basis van de courses die ik eerder bij Jonhs Hopkins heb gevolgd ben ik wel geneigd een kanttekening te plaatsen bij de didactische kwaliteit van de "docenten". De heren zijn primair experts, die het leuk vinden om te laten zien hoe zij het doen. Dit is extreem leerzaam als je het ingangsniveau hebt om te snappen waar ze mee bezig zijn. Als je dat niveau niet hebt is het m.i. erg lastig om er chocola van te maken. Uitleg wordt niet echt gegeven, eigenlijk zijn het geen docenten, het zijn experts die het leuk vinden om te laten zien wat ze doen. 

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MOOCs the key to small tutorials, says ex-Melbourne University provost Peter McPhee

MOOCs the key to small tutorials, says ex-Melbourne University provost Peter McPhee | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
PETER McPhee, former provost of the University of Melbourne and a historian of post-revolutionary France, has learned that in the democratic world of massive open online courses you never know who may turn up — or what they may bring.
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Hear hear:

 

 [his experience] has left McPhee a firm advocate for MOOCs — but in a back to the future kind of way. McPhee doesn’t see MOOCs supplanting face-to-face teaching, instead he believes they could be the answer to restoring the long-dead small tutorial. . . . 


. . .  the future lies in cutting many lectures and replacing them with 12-15 minute online videos. That would ultimately will free up academics to teach tutorial groups of perhaps just 10 students



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Coursera President Daphne Koller: 2014 Is The Year MOOCs Will Come Of Age | TechCrunch

Coursera President Daphne Koller: 2014 Is The Year MOOCs Will Come Of Age | TechCrunch | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
This morning at Disrupt SF, Coursera's president Daphne Koller pushed back against the notion that her company is a for-profit education company: In her view,..
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An interesting interview with Daphne Koller.
(the interesting part start at 14:10)


14:14
Q: what does this all mean for universities?
A: (paraphrasing) universities see that we are not cannibalizing their existing market  . . . the vast majority of our students already have completed their formal education . . . they are looking to re-skill themselves  . . . the universities use Coursera to reach this untapped markets
A (14:58) What I think we are going to do for universities . . . is transform the way they teach, we are going to be a catalyst for change, moving away from boring lectures to more experiential teaching and interactive
Q(15:38): how does that change the role of the professor?
A: they will have to learn a new set of skills to teach blended classrooms. . . the data show that blended classrooms are considerably more effective . . . content will be delivered online, schools will add real value to the learning process with labs, discussion groups, debates, projects  . . . even professors that are not charismatic in the classroom can do very well because video lecturing is more like an intimate conversation in your office than a performance on stage. 

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Udacity Blog: Sebastian Thrun: Update on our SJSU Plus Summer Pilot

Udacity Blog: Sebastian Thrun: Update on our SJSU Plus Summer Pilot | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Sebastian Thrun with a data update on Udacity and San Jose State University's for-credit online college courses in the Summer 2013 pilot.
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Results of new SJSU approach appear drastically better.

(but probably due to selection/enrollment of more talented/experienced students).

 

So: SJSU is still comparing apples with oranges.

No real conclusions gained
(except that good students perform better than poor students)

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New Study Shows Few MOOCs Students Follow Through | Penn GSE

December 5, 2013 - Emerging data from a Penn GSE study show that massive open online courses (MOOCs) have relatively few active users, that user “engagement” falls off dramatically—especially after the first 1-2 weeks of a course—and that few users persist to the course end.
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Good typology for different types of MOOC users

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iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs

iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
CALL Scotland - Provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.
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very nice inventory of tools

see top left pdf  

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Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term.

Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term. | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Back to School. The phrase that strikes horror into students (and teachers) of all ages up and down the land. Back in the day, there was the excitement of writing neatly on the first page of your n...
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Very basic tools (but the indeed do make sense)

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MOOC certifications not a measure of learning, say edX researchers - The PIE News

MOOC certifications not a measure of learning, say edX researchers - The PIE News | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education
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I told you so . . . over and over agian

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Degree Requirements | Teachers College Columbia University

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Ms in learning analytics
 Looks like an academically solid program to me.

Alas . . . not on line (NY NY brick and mortar teaching)

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Howard Schultz is Giving His Employees Free College Educations — And is Ready for Critics (Again)

Howard Schultz is Giving His Employees Free College Educations — And is Ready for Critics (Again) | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Today, Starbucks unveiled a massive expansion to its program granting free college educations to part- and full-time U.S. employees. Called the College Achievement Plan, the $200 million initiative allows employees who don’t have a degree to earn one through Arizona State University’s online coursework.In a wide-ranging discussion from Starbucks’ offices overlooking the Seattle skyline, CEO Howard Schultz said he expects to see 25,000 employees earn their degrees —for many, they will be the firs
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Very interesting interview (have a look at the video):
- looks like MOOCs have gone mainstream
- . . . gone mainstream outside the traditional higher education market
- the Ivy league universities lost the competition from ASU, a state university
(this CEO characterizes ASU as a pleasant "anomaly in education", what does this imply about "regular" education . . . also notice that the CEO is not talking about ivy league universities but about blue chip universities)

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Udacity’s nanodegrees link students to tech job...

Udacity’s nanodegrees link students to tech job... | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley | Udacity, the pioneer online education company that spawned the MOOC revolution, has moved on to a new product it calls nanodegrees.
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5 ways community colleges are fixing higher education

5 ways community colleges are fixing higher education | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Why consider community college? They're facing problems that weigh down all of higher education -- and succeeding.
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I like MOOCs, but MOOCs are not the solution for all problems. Here is a solution for a large part of the USA "higher" Ed  crisis. (the problems tackled are: high schools fail in preparing students + most students will find little in "higher" education that they really can use (they would be well served by "medium" education).
PS did you know that few Swiss top-bankers have a college degree?

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How Does Coursera Make Money? (EdSurge News)

How Does Coursera Make Money? (EdSurge News) | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses online for free. It was started by two Stanford professors in late 2011. In less than three years it has reached 10 million students around the world and raised $85 million in ventur

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The title says it all

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The 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle for educational technology

The 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle for educational technology | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
No, I don't have the actual drawing (yet), but I did find where the different technologies are placed on the hype cycle in 2014. Also missing is the time frame. UPDATE: I found this interactive too...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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List with edu-technologies, placed in the hype cycle.

 

Note: MOOCs are marked as obsolete
* true when used as substitution for an initial bachelors degree,

* untrue for un-traditional learners that are currently not served by universities, (here MOOCs are creating markets)

* untrue also for blended learning inspired by MOOCs

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U.S. online-education company Udacity raises $35 million for 'nanodegrees'

U.S. online-education company Udacity raises $35 million for 'nanodegrees' | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. online-education company Udacity said Wednesday it had raised $35 million and was offering its first nanodegree course, which aims to teach a skill but at a fraction of the
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The credential aims to provide a way for students to prove they have mastered some sort of skill, such as data analysis or programming, without the time commitment or expense of getting a traditional college degree.


Humm, does this mean that Thrun has the illusion that a high-school diploma is all that is needed to start such a mini-degree (my guess is that for most of these degrees a Bsc is an entrance requirement. So this is not an alternative for a expensive college degree. It is a good specialization for those who already have a degree. )

 

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
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nice list

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Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he...
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have a look at the infografics about the education of Thrun

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Coursera's MOOCs Go To Work: What MasterCard Is Learning

Coursera's MOOCs Go To Work: What MasterCard Is Learning | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
Coursera's massively open online courses are catching the eyes of big employers such as MasterCard, which see certain MOOCs as useful for employee development.
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the very small beginnings of a business model?

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The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart | e-learning and moocs | Scoop.it
By: Salman Khan
Join the #YouCanLearnAnything movement


My 5-year-­old son has just started reading. Every night, we lie on his bed and he reads a short book to me. Inevitably, he’ll hit a word
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This is much bigger than Khan Academy or algebra


Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University has been studying people’s mindsets towards learning for decades. She has found that most people adhere to one of two mindsets: fixed or growth.


The Internet is a dream for someone with a growth mindset. Between Khan Academy, MOOCs, and others, there is unprecedented access to endless content to help you grow your mind. However, society isn’t going to fully take advantage of this without growth mindsets being more prevalent. So what if we actively tried to change that? What if we began using whatever means are at our disposal to start performing growth mindset interventions on everyone we cared about?

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