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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Peter Sampson's curator insight, April 13, 3:18 PM

Getting together to talk about the online course you're doing - great!

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The Future of Online Education Is on Campus

The Future of Online Education Is on Campus | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Coursera and Udacity are known for giving education away for free online. But now they're finding there's money to be made in the classroom.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:04 PM

Siguen las redefiniciones del modelo de negocios de los MOOCs. En esta ocasión Coursera propone que la mejor forma de usar los MOOcs son dentro de clases presenciales usando los contenidos digitales para una estrategia de "flipped classroom". Bajo esta modalidad cobraría a las universidades por el uso de contenidos y plataforma. Mientras que Udacity propone cobrar por impartir clases en su plataforma.  Dos modelos diferentes que buscan de algún modo hacer rentable este nuevo paradigma educativo.

 

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HarvardX, edX, and MOOCs proving effective at educating | Harvard Magazine

HarvardX, edX, and MOOCs proving effective at educating | Harvard Magazine | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
edX and other MOOC providers expand offerings, assess effectiveness, and move toward course credit.
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MOOCs Morphing Into a Path for College Preparation - Higher Education

MOOCs Morphing Into a Path for College Preparation - Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Refactoring Coursera

Refactoring Coursera | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There’s really four elements companies like Coursera have brought to the table. Massive Classes: This was the original “intellectual” pitch. Massive data was going to build better...
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MOOCs: Coursera, edX, Futurelearn and Udacity - University profiles | LISTedTECH

MOOCs: Coursera, edX, Futurelearn and Udacity - University profiles | LISTedTECH | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Are Full College Degrees the Next Step for Coursera? | Education News

Are Full College Degrees the Next Step for Coursera? | Education News | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that Coursera has been in business for only a year, as very few companies can match it for the amount of news and hype its product has received.
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29 New Schools, 92 New Courses, 5 Languages, 4 Continents and 2.7 Million Courserians

29 New Schools, 92 New Courses, 5 Languages, 4 Continents and 2.7 Million Courserians | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Today we’re welcoming 29 new universities to the Coursera community of 2.7 million students and 33 existing universities across 4 continents! This is an extremely...
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Online Class on How To Teach Online Classes Goes Laughably Awry

Online Class on How To Teach Online Classes Goes Laughably Awry | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the span of a week, an online course on how to teach online courses turned into a master class in how not to.
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Coursera's fee-based course option | Inside Higher Ed

Coursera's fee-based course option | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Open Architecture: Our Course Could be Your Life

Open Architecture: Our Course Could be Your Life | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With the recently peaked interest in open online learning, the conversation seems to have moved immediately towards the shock and awe of scaling an architecture for 30 thousand to 1 million students.
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Yale reexamines role in online education

Yale reexamines role in online education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
On Friday, Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced the formation of an Ad Hoc Yale College Committee on Online Education in an email to the faculty.
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How an Upstart Company Might Profit From Free Courses

How an Upstart Company Might Profit From Free Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Coursera's contracts with universities seem driven by a familiar Silicon Valley imperative—build fast and worry about money later.
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Behind The Scenes In The Making Of A MOOC

Behind The Scenes In The Making Of A MOOC | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The emerging world of K–12 blended learning remains a young field full of promise for personalizing learning and boosting outcomes for all students. More and more bright spots are emerging every day. But there are also challenges.
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Coursera hits $1M in revenue through verified certificates

Coursera hits $1M in revenue through verified certificates | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
For the first time, online education startup Coursera is sharing details on how it’s faring on the money-making front: the company said it’s earned $1 million from the verified certificate program it launched in January.
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Australian universities to offer free classes online

Australian universities to offer free classes online | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Courses from two of Australia's major universities will be online and free to anyone in the world next year, as more institutions embrace a mass online model of providing free classes described as the "iTunes of higher education" in a new report.
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Rolando Malafu's curator insight, July 31, 2013 11:34 PM
An opportunity to connect with educators down under.
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Online College Courses Get A Big Boost, But Doubts Persist : NPR

Online College Courses Get A Big Boost, But Doubts Persist : NPR | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Degree-granting institutions are responding to austere budgets by catapulting themselves into the world of online education.
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Coursera partners with Chegg and publishers to offer students free textbooks during its courses

Coursera partners with Chegg and publishers to offer students free textbooks during its courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online learning startup Coursera on Wednesday announced a partnership with Chegg, a student hub for various educational tools and materials, as well as five publishers to offer students ...
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Tom Donahoe's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:50 PM

This is very cool...and raises a lot of questions both for learners, intsructors, authors, and publishers.

Abi James's curator insight, May 9, 2013 8:55 AM

Interesting time with the development of MOOCs and now free learning materials. Will this help accessibility or will the fact that the learning materials are provided free make it harder to ensure all students can access them?

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 9, 2013 11:34 PM

Sounds too good to be true ...

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elearnspace › Coursera needs to start acting like a platform

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Online lectures - The Daily Princetonian

Online lectures - The Daily Princetonian | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This semester, a large Princeton course will integrate online lectures for the first time. Students in COS 226: Algorithms and Data Structures will experience some ...
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@Ignatia Webs: #MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

@Ignatia Webs: #MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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24 Hours - A long time in online learning

24 Hours - A long time in online learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’ve been taking the Coursera course Fundamentals of Online Education for the last week. I nearly said fortnight because it seems like longer and it seems like a lot has happened yet at the same ti...
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How Online Courses Can Form a Basis for On-Campus Teaching - Daphne Koller

How Online Courses Can Form a Basis for On-Campus Teaching - Daphne Koller | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Last week, Antioch University announced its intention to allow students to take credit-bearing classes based on some of the courses offered on Coursera. Until now, online courses have been used primarily in one of two ways: as MOOCs (non-credit-bearing classes open to anyone), and within the academic institutions producing these classes, to support a “flipped classroom” model for their own registered students.

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Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It's Free : NPR

Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It's Free : NPR | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Top universities are embracing free online education. Dozens of schools, such as the University of Pennsylvania, are now offering classes to thousands of people across the world.
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Online class program draws mixed reactions

Online class program draws mixed reactions | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Brown community members expressed a mixture of excitement and wariness in response to the University’s announcement that it will commence two online education pilot projects next year.
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