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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.
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University of Wisconsin-Stout - Learn to Teach Online: http://bit.do/GoStout
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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games In K-8 Classrooms

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games In K-8 Classrooms | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The number of recent popular press articles heralding a rising trend of digital game use in the classroom has made the team at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center wonder: just how common is this practice?  And further, which teachers are choosing to use digital games in their teaching, what particular goals do they have for that game use, and what kinds of outcomes are they observing among their students?

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This is an overview of a full research report available from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. 

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MOOC Research Hub

MOOC Research Hub | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Research Initiative

MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of a set of investments intended to explore the potential of MOOCs to extend access to postsecondary credentials through more personalized, more affordable pathways.
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The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The purpose of the initiative is to fill the 'research gap' regarding MOOCs. 

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Will Online Team-Teaching Work For You?

Will Online Team-Teaching Work For You? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

JOLT: Journal of Online Learning and Teaching


Michelle Scribner-MacLean
University of Massachusetts Lowell 
Graduate School of Education 
Lowell, MA USA
Michelle_ScribnerMacLean@uml.edu


Heather Miller
Richard Riley School of Education 
Walden University, USA 
heather.miller@waldenu.edu

Abstract


A co-teaching online environment has the potential to help more efficiently meet the needs of online learners and provide greater satisfaction for instructors. A well-trained pair of instructors can complement each other, meeting student needs in a timely manner, as well as providing students with the opportunity to view topics from different perspectives, and to gain more in-depth feedback about their work. Specific strategies for a successful online co-teaching experience, including: how to create a successful online learning community; achieve effective course management; provide systematic, in-depth assessment of student learning; and providing timely feedback will be addressed. Methods to improve upon one-another’s teaching strengths will be introduced as well as building community between your peer co-teacher and students.

Keywords : co-teaching, team teaching, online teachin
g

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I've had the chance to team-teach with a number of interns at UW-Stout. I've also worked in other venues as part of a teaching team.  I (almost) always enjoy the experience.  Extra eyes on the class, a variety of perspectives and ideas; it all adds up to a value added learning and teaching experience for all. 

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alvarojasd's curator insight, February 1, 8:23 AM

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 5:06 AM

Short article with useful tips.

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ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The basic cognitive skills needed by previous generations are no longer enough. Students in the conceptual age must also master the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, including creation, metacognition and self-actualization.

“It will require an upgrade to our curriculum, new instructional methods and materials, a new profile of a global graduate and an open mind,” say Smith, Chavez and Seaman.

For ideas about how to re-create your classroom for the conceptual age, including potential classroom setups, blended learning models to mix and match, and a curriculum design process, take a look at the infographic
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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 10, 11:55 AM

Big fan of info graphics! 

Suzanne's curator insight, February 11, 7:53 AM

Learning and teaching in the conceptual age.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 12, 2:24 AM

How to implement a new classroom and learning paradigm: A nice outline

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Webinar: Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: Annual Review of Policy & Practice.

E-Learning Certificate Program: Webinar: Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: Annual Review of Policy & Practice. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A quick reminder that the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute will host the next Research Webinar on December 10th from 3-4pm eastern time. Presenter John Watson, Founder of Evergreen Education Group, will talk about "Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: Annual Review of Policy & Practice."
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Webinar is on 12/10/2014.  PDF of report is available now.  The 2014 Report ..."Keeping Pace tracks online and blended learning policy and practice across all 50 states, with support from sponsors across the spectrum of K-12 online and blended learning. "

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BE VOCAL: Characteristics of Successful Online Instructors

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Angelo Rodafinos's curator insight, December 11, 2014 9:11 PM

Changes in teaching: a good article for online teachers

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MVU releases guide to help schools navigate the virtual learning journey > Michigan Virtual School | MiVHS | MVU | Michigan Online Education

MVU releases guide to help schools navigate the virtual learning journey > Michigan Virtual School | MiVHS | MVU | Michigan Online Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
MVU recently released a guide for mentors of online learning students, "Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners,” that is intended to provide an understanding of the fundamental elements of mentoring or coaching students for success with online courses.

Mentors are critical partners in ensuring student success in navigating the virtual learning journey. The mentor, student, parent and online instructor form a team to help students become proficient online learners and successfully complete their courses.

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The Michigan Virtual School is a reliable source of information about K-12 Virtual Education.  Dig into their resources and you'll be rewarded.

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University of Central Florida: Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

University of Central Florida: Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) offers the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) as a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies. Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online/blended teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

This is a significant archive of peer reviewed resources.  Get your mind around hundreds of field tested online teaching strategies!

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David Baker's curator insight, November 11, 2014 11:38 AM

Many resources here that may augment our efforts to provide a variety of professional learning options for teachers in the St. Vrain district.. 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 11, 2014 3:52 PM

A novel approach in education:  Collecting and disseminating empirical evidence to justify beliefs and ideas in contrast with making or supporting decisions based on hearsay, anecdotes, and/or past experiences.

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 12, 2014 11:28 AM

I have not used this but will check it out. 

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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The growing field of educational neuroscience, converging developmental psychology, cognitive science, and education, can help teachers and school leaders rethink how they approach assessments. While some of its initial findings merely support what educators have intuitively believed, it is also challenging many assumptions and providing new insight into best educational practices, especially regarding assessment.
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Assessments-- high stakes testing in particular, have changed the learning environments of classrooms across the country. 


This insightful article may help everyone gain a better understanding of what the research says about teaching and learning.

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ajinugraha's curator insight, November 1, 2014 12:13 AM

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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, November 2, 2014 7:41 AM

I want to do a PhD on Educational Neuroscience, any suggestions? Not for the money, but for the learning and helping educators part!

media350's curator insight, March 18, 10:01 AM

Can you explain the rationale behind your assessments?

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MOOCs: Expectations and Reality

Fiona M. Hollands, Ph.D.
Devayani Tirthali, Ed.D.
Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

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A very full report.  Both Opponents and Proponents of MOOCs could cherry pick findings in this extensive (200+ page) report to support their points of view. 

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The difficulties of online learning for Indigenous Australian students living in remote communities – it’s an issue of access

Sarah G. Anthony
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory, Australia
sarah.anthony@batchelor.edu.au

Michael S. Keating
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory, Australia
michael.keating@batchelor.edu.au

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Online learning and new technologies are driving a trend in worldwide education that is not only gaining momentum, it is becoming a juggernaut. While the positives for online learning are clear and are often being touted by Universities and Vocational Education and Training providers as a panacea for educational access, what is not clear is the potential negatives for those who cannot reasonably be expected to engage with online learning. Through a review of current literature and research findings, this paper discusses the difficulties of online learning for Indigenous Australian students living in remote communities who do not have adequate access to online learning technologies. This paper proposes the idea that this seemingly reasonable trend towards increased online learning will in fact be hugely detrimental to this section of Australian society and will see the potential for a widening of the gap in education.
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Australian point of view on the Digital Divide from a country that is a pioneer in Distance Education.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 10, 2014 3:22 AM

The difficulties of online learning for Indigenous Australian students living in remote communities – it’s an issue of access

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2014 Online College Students: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences

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Clinefelter, D. L. & Aslanian, C. B., (2014). Onlinecollege students 2014: Comprehensive data on demands andpreferences. Louisville, KY: The Learning House, Inc.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 9, 2014 8:13 AM

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, October 9, 2014 11:35 AM

Very interesting look at where online education is heading based on student preferences.

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The academic journey of university students on Facebook: an analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semester | Vivian | Research in Learning Technology

The academic journey of university students on Facebook: an analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semester | Vivian | Research in Learning Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The academic journey of university students on Facebook: an analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semester


Abstract

This paper reports on an observation of 70 university students’ use of their personal social network site (SNS), Facebook, over a 22-week university study period. The study sought to determine the extent that university students use their personal SNSs to support learning by exploring frequencies of academic-related content and topics being discussed. The findings reported in the paper reveal that students used their personal SNSs to discuss academic-related topics, particularly to share experiences about doing work or procrastinating, course content and grades. Mapping academic-related activity frequencies over the 22 weeks illustrated that around certain points in the academic calendar, particularly times when students’ assignments or exams were nearing, academic activity increased, suggesting that SNSs may play an important role in a students’ academic experience.

The findings suggest that many students today may be leaving traces of their academic journey online and that academics should be aware that these interactions may also exist in their own students’ online social spaces. This study offers opportunities for future research, particularly research which seeks to determine differences between individuals’ academic activity, the extent that intensive SNSs use supports or distracts students from learning, as well as the extent to which universities should or can harness SNSs to improve the student experience.

Keywords: informal learning; social networking; Facebook; university students; social network sites

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Claire Brooks's curator insight, September 7, 2014 3:33 AM

remember to connect to Naomi Barnes

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The academic journey of university students on Facebook: an analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semester | Vivian | Research in Learning Technology

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MOOCs in 2014: Breaking Down the Numbers (EdSurge News)

Dhawal Shah :


"In November 2011 I was taking one of the first MOOCs from Stanford. At that time, many new MOOCs were being announced and I started Class Central as a way to keep track of them and figure out what I should take next. The website gathers course listings through provider sites, social media, and tips from MOOC providers and users. The figures below are based on these data."

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Charts! Diagrams! Data & Resources:  MOOC researchers will smile to find all this in one well organized article. 

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CORAL: Collaborative Online Research And Learning

Tuckman Stages of Group Development


These stages are commonly known as: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. Tuckman's model explains that as the team develops maturity and ability, relationships establish, and leadership style changes to more collaborative or shared leadership.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Here's a researched based overview of group development. Does this help you understand the group dynamics of online teaching and learning?


In my experience I've seen a great deal of Forming, Norming and Performing. (Not too much Storming!)

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alvarojasd's curator insight, February 1, 8:25 AM

añada su visión ...

Almudena Rueda's curator insight, February 7, 1:11 PM

Online research and learning from a theoretical point of view. Important steps to consider in order to succeed.

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A “Best of” List that Celebrates the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

A “Best of” List that Celebrates the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog -

 

It’s that time of the year when everybody is doing their “Best of 2014” lists, and I have one of my own that I’ve been wanting to do for some time now.


It will not come as a surprise to anyone that in order to prepare The Teaching Professor newsletter each month and this blog every week, I read a lot of pedagogical literature. But perhaps you would be surprised to know there are close to 100 pedagogical periodicals, at least that’s how many I am aware of at this point. When writing my book, Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning, I did my best to find them all and when the book was finished I was quite confident I had. However, the book was out less than a week before I was getting notes about journals I had missed and I’m still discovering new ones. Most of these journals are discipline-based, but there’s a significant number of cross-disciplinary publications as well.

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Scholarly articles worth tracking down.

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Tony Bates: Resources on e-portfolios

Tony Bates: Resources on e-portfolios | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tony Bates:


"In education, a ‘portfolio’ refers to a personal collection of information describing, documenting and recording a person’s achievements and learning. Portfolios are used for many different purposes such as a tool for evaluating leaning, for accreditation of prior experience, for continuing professional development, to assist a job application, or for a certification of competences acquired through a course or from work experience . An educational portfolio is mainly used to encourage personal reflection and involves the exchange of ideas and feedback. Many people have already used some kind of portfolio. Most of them have built a portfolio to collect evidence required to get certificates or to show what they have learned in a concrete situation or training. The development of information and learning technologies has led to the development of digital portfolios or electronic portfolios, commonly referred as e-Portfolios."

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Bates has filtered the Internet for e-portfolio resources and panned out some pure gold. 

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Holy proliferating MOOCs! A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools

Holy proliferating MOOCs! A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tony Bates: 


Chauhan, A. (2014) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): Emerging Trends in Assessment and Accreditation Digital Education Review, No. 25 For the record, Amit Chauhan, from Florida State University, has reviewed the emerging trends in MOOC assessments and their application in supporting student learning and achievement. - See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/11/08/a-review-of-moocs-and-their-assessment-tools/#sthash.nAWTrGfI.dpuf

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Moocs now have more nuances and new names than a good juggler could keep up in the air.  Pull up your three legged stool and delve into this research overview from Tony Bates.

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, November 30, 2014 4:23 PM

Holy cow :-)

Claire Brooks's curator insight, November 30, 2014 5:14 PM

bad puns notwithstanding, lots of nuance explored here.

Anne-Marie Barrault-Méthy's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:14 AM

Many instructional models, many ways to validate online learning

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Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Maryellen Weimer, PhD:


Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs

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This inventory, published by the University of British Columbia was developed by an impressive team from Canada, headed by Nobel Prize winning physicist Carl Wieman.  Fine research. Deep and worth the dive.

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Reports & Graphics « Keeping Pace

Reports & Graphics « Keeping Pace | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice (2014) is the 11th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states.
Keeping Pace is researched and published as a service to the educational and governmental communities through the generous support of our sponsors. Distribution of the report and graphics for presentations are free.
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This is an excellent research archive for anyone digging into K-12 Virtual education. (Recommended to me by the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.)

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The For-Profit Higher Education Industry, By the Numbers

The For-Profit Higher Education Industry, By the Numbers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The for-profit higher education industry was the target of a bruising report issued last week. Based on a two-year effort, the report detailed high rates of loan default, aggressive recruiting, higher than average tuition, low retention rates, and little job placement assistance. It was spearheaded by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a longtime critic of the industry. (ProPublica has written a number of pieces looking more closely at the explosive growth sector, including questionable recruiting and marketing.)
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What will your education cost?

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elearn Magazine: You Think You Know Online Learners? Think Again

elearn Magazine: You Think You Know Online Learners? Think Again | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Did you know that 83 percent of individuals interested in continuing education opportunities took an online course in 2013? Or that 68 percent of your learning audience is over the age of 40?* There's a major shift happening in online continuing education, yet many organizations find themselves tied to an old way of thinking about their content, delivery, and audience. They fail to recognize it's that very shift that demands a keen understanding of their users and how they prefer to learn.
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Essential Advice:  Know your audience.

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7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Via Kathleen Cercone
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Set your sights on solid citation.

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WEAC's curator insight, October 12, 2014 12:25 PM

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. 

Ruby Day's curator insight, October 12, 2014 11:01 PM

Great resource to share with students

 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 2014 9:29 AM

Could be useful for student teachers who have to prepare academic articles as part of their research methodology subject. 

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2013 Survey of Online Learning Report

Key report findings include:
Over 7.1 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2012 term, an increase of 411,000 students over the previous year.


The online enrollment growth rate of 6.1 percent is the lowest recorded for this report series.
Thirty-three percent of higher education students now take at least one course online.


The percent of academic leaders rating the learning outcomes in online education as the same or superior to those in face-to-face grew from 57.2 in 2003 to 77.0 percent last year, but fell back to 74.1 percent this year.


The proportion of chief academic leaders that say online learning is critical to their long-term strategy dropped from 69.1 percent to 65.9 percent.


Ninety percent of academic leaders believe that it is likely or very likely that a majority of all higher education students will be taking at least one online course in five year’s time.


Only 5.0 percent of higher education institutions currently offer a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), another 9.3 percent report MOOCs are in the planning stages.


Less than one-quarter of academic leaders believe that MOOCs represent a sustainable method for offering online courses.

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While we can't completely predict the future of online education, research reports help us see the way a bit more accurately.

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Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’ | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tony Bates:


"The August 2014 edition of the Australian-based journal, Distance Education (Vol.35, No. 2.), is devoted to new research on MOOCs. There is a guest editor, Kemi Jona, from Northwestern University, Illinois, as well as the regular editor, Som Naidu.
The six articles in this edition are fascinating, both in terms of their content, but even more so in their diversity. There are also three commentaries, by Jon Baggaley, Gerhard Fischer and myself."

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Tony Bates is a wise practitioner and one of the true pioneers in online teaching and learning.  This article includes his commentary on the articles published by the Australian journal Distance Education.  


For a research based look at Moocs, with a helping of commentary by highly experiences online teachers and thinkers... this is the place to start. 

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