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michel verstrepen's curator insight, November 18, 2013 11:26 PM

and the failure of moocs ?

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What Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Udacity Should Learn from SJSU -

What Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Udacity Should Learn from SJSU - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As Phil noted in his analysisof the SJSU report, one of the main messages of the report seems to be that some of what we already know about performance and critical success factors for more traditional online courses also seem … Continue reading →...
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SJSU Plus / Udacity Update: Different student populations -

SJSU Plus / Udacity Update: Different student populations - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
San Jose State University (SJSU) and Udacity have announced the results of their summer pilot, and the headlines cover the big improvements (text from IHE article, table from Udacity blog).
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Sukaina Walji's curator insight, September 17, 2013 5:03 AM

Important insights into the students populations taking MOOCs. Students who need MOOCs the most (for reasons of access and equity) need the most support (which MOOCs do not provide).

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The perils of online college learning

The perils of online college learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Let it not be said that San Jose State University hasn't taught the world a valuable lesson in the promises and pitfalls of the fancy new craze for online university learning.
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Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning | MIT Technology Review

Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning | MIT Technology Review | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Udacity cofounder and CEO Sebastian Thrun says more AI is coming to online education, but we’ll still need humans to grade our English essays.

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SJSU and Udacity: The Obvious Problems and Value of Report -

SJSU and Udacity: The Obvious Problems and Value of Report - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
SJSU has announced via an official blog post that they are studying the results of the SJSU Plus program using Udacity.
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Udacity Is a 21st Century University: Thrun: Video

Udacity Is a 21st Century University: Thrun: Video | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun discusses the future of education with Emily Chang from the Bloomberg Link Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, CA on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)...
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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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Udacity And Amara Partner To Provide Free College Courses In Almost Any Language - Forbes

Udacity And Amara Partner To Provide Free College Courses In Almost Any Language - Forbes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Udacity, one of the world's leading online education portals, yesterday announced a partnership with translation platform Amara to caption and translate more than 5,000 educational videos using student volunteers.
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A First for Udacity: Transfer Credit at a U.S. University for One of Its Courses

A First for Udacity: Transfer Credit at a U.S. University for One of Its Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A Colorado university is announcing on Thursday that it will give full transfer credit to students who complete a free introductory computer-science course offered by the online-education start-up company Udacity.

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Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality

Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Udacity, a start-up company offering free online courses, last week canceled a course, “Logic and Discrete Mathematics,” that was due to begin this summer, saying the lectures and materials it had prepared on the topic did not live up to its quality standards.

“We recorded the entire class and edited most of it, but in our internal tests it didn’t meet our quality bar,” said Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity, in an e-mail interview on Sunday. “We have an enormous respect for our students’ time and don’t want to release anything that wouldn’t meet our bar.”

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The Revolution: Top Ten Disruptors of Education

The Revolution: Top Ten Disruptors of Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
New online learning models are bursting from startups and top universities, bridging the educational divide.
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Udacity: How will MOOCs affect higher education?

Udacity: How will MOOCs affect higher education? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Udacity believes that providing free education can empower people to change their lives for the better. By creating classes that not only provide content but also support a community of learning, students have the opportunity to learn anytime, anywhere. The discussion surrounding Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) continues to build momentum. For some, the impact of MOOCs on traditional higher education is at the heart of the conversation.

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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 7:04 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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Tech Titans And Online Education Orgs Team Up With The Open Education Alliance | TechCrunch

Tech Titans And Online Education Orgs Team Up With The Open Education Alliance | TechCrunch | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Udacity: Creating A More Engaging MOOC -- InformationWeek

Udacity: Creating A More Engaging MOOC -- InformationWeek | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Udacity cofounder and online education pioneer David Evans sees powerful potential in platform's unique project-based approach.
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What we can learn from the Udacity/San Jose MOOC debacle | Digital

What we can learn from the Udacity/San Jose MOOC debacle | Digital | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Online Education Start-Up Gets 'F' From University

Online Education Start-Up Gets 'F' From University | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Udacity's online courses are being put on hold after more than 50% of students failed their finals at San Jose State University.
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Teething problems for these specific courses by Udacity.
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San Jose State, Udacity ‘pausing’ for-credit MOOC partnership

San Jose State, Udacity ‘pausing’ for-credit MOOC partnership | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
San Jose State and massive open online course (MOOC) platform Udacity are “pausing” their much-touted partnership until next spring, throwing a potential wrench in the state of California’s online education plans.
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Udacity Hires Former Zynga COO Vish Makhijani to Lead Operations

Udacity Hires Former Zynga COO Vish Makhijani to Lead Operations | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"This company is more missionary than mercenary," Makhijani said.
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Napster, Udacity, and the Academy - Clay Shirky

Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Frauenhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Frauenhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III, a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3.

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Software Eats Education: With $15 Million In Series B Funding, Andreessen Horowitz Bets On Udacity

Software Eats Education: With $15 Million In Series B Funding, Andreessen Horowitz Bets On Udacity | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Udacity, a startup focused on bringing free university-level educational worldwide, is today announcing a significant new investment: $15 million in Series B funding in a round led by top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.
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Udacity and Online Pedagogy: Players, Learners, Objects

Udacity and Online Pedagogy: Players, Learners, Objects | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind

Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Coursera said that it had students registered in 196 countries. The highest proportions are in the United States (38 percent), Brazil (6 percent), India (5 percent), and China (4 percent). The breakdown is similar at Udacity, which says it has students in 203 countries, with the greatest numbers hailing from the United States (42 percent), India (7 percent), Britain (5 percent), and Germany (4 percent).


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‘Ivy League Spring’ debated: is free, online education financially viable?

‘Ivy League Spring’ debated: is free, online education financially viable? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Udacity of hope: new online programs offer free courses to hundreds of thousands of students, while the business model still gets worked out.
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