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New e-Literate TV Series on MOOCs - e-Literate

New e-Literate TV Series on MOOCs - e-Literate | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
If 2013 was the year that MOOC mania peaked in the Gartner hype cycle, then surely 2014 is the year in which they have entered the trough of disillusionment. And just as it was important last year to push back … Continue reading →

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Greenwich Connect's curator insight, April 28, 2014 5:39 AM

Are we really in a "trough of disillusionment" with MOOCs? Yes we are starting to learn what works, what doesn't work, which areas need to be improved, developing pedagogical approaches, etc. But despite their current shortcomings we still sense a feeling of optimism around MOOCs, and excitement for what they may become. This is different to the hyped up "peak of inflated expectations" - mass hysteria about unprecedented access to higher education, hundreds of thousands of students and superstar professors. It is more of a cautious but solid enthusiasm, combined with a committed rolling up of sleeves - a determination to explore and experiment with open online learning in a variety of forms. This, rather than disillusionment, is what we see in this series of videos from e-Literate TV. Well worth a watch.

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, April 28, 2014 6:59 AM

Some vids on how MOOCs are picked up by the powers that be in institutions of higher learning 

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, April 28, 2014 9:15 AM

Three interesting videos so far in this TV series. Of special interest is the second one, consisting of a debate between an enthusiast and a skeptic.

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More about MOOCs and developing countries

More about MOOCs and developing countries | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it

The New York Times famously labeled 2012 the 'year of the MOOC', acknowledging the attention and excitement generated by a few high profile 'massive open online courses' which enrolled tens of thousands of students from all of the world to participate in offerings from a few elite universities in the United States. It may be hard for some in North America to believe, given the near saturation coverage in some English language web sites that focus on higher education and in certain thematically-linked corners of the English-language blogosphere, but the 'MOOC' phenomenon is only just now starting to register with many educational policymakers in middle and low income countries around the world. 


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Judy Schrape's curator insight, March 24, 2014 10:45 PM

Listing the key MOOC providers outside the United States suggests that there are advantages in partnering with key providers and capitalising on their market share.

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MOOCs are a fundamental misperception of how teaching works

MOOCs are a fundamental misperception of how teaching works | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
During break (e.g., multi-hour long car rides), I gave a lot of thought to MOOCs and the changes that are coming to higher education. I realized that people can only believe that MOOCs can replace ...

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John Clayton's curator insight, March 2, 2014 12:49 PM

You have to agree that content alone does not constitute good teaching

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Demystifying MOOCs: An Eye-Opening Ethnographic Study of Online Education

Demystifying MOOCs: An Eye-Opening Ethnographic Study of Online Education | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
Christina Wasson (Professor of Anthropology, University of North Texas) investigates communication, collaboration, and community-building in face-to-face and virtual settings. She was a founding me...
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Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions

Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
Link: Beyond MOOCs Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions (PDF) Link: Beyond MOOCs Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions (MS Word .docx) Executive Summary The key opportunity for institu...
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Coursera Flirts With Diplomas: Online 'Specialization' Is $250

Coursera Flirts With Diplomas: Online 'Specialization' Is $250 | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
Coursera's new Signature program brings online education a step closer to the traditional university approach toward diplomas and tuition.
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COOCS

COOCS | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it

Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) are an opportunity for people to share their passions, ideas and knowledge with each other. What learning is created is down to you, the users.  Learning is most enjoyable when it is taught by those with enthusiasm and a desire to share what they know.  The word 'courses' is loosely used, there are no exams, no tests, no qualifications required.  The aim is to get people from all parts of the community to generate learning opportunities and to share their knowledge. 

How the learning/ teaching looks, what it involves and what it includes is up to you.  People learn in many ways and we hope you can bring creativity, enthusiasm and positivity as we start to create courses across many areas of interest.


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The 'hype cycle’ of Moocs and other big ideas

The 'hype cycle’ of Moocs and other big ideas | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
Cut through the PR puff to unlock the true potential of novel notions, says David Maguire
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MOOCs, Mechanization, and the Modern Professor

MOOCs, Mechanization, and the Modern Professor | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
University instructors aren’t as insulated from technological change as we might have thought. From a labor standpoint, that could be bad news.
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Lessons From the CEO Of The First Ever MOOC

Lessons From the CEO Of The First Ever MOOC | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
There has been much press for the massive open online courses or MOOCs, including in my series of interviews to date with Sebastian Thrun and Daphne Koller, CEOs of Udacity and Coursera respectively.

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What's in store for MOOCs in 2014?

What's in store for MOOCs in 2014? | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
Money questions, as well as how to measure success, loom large on the horizon. 
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How MOOCs Could Meet the Challenge of Providing a Global Education | MIT Technology Review

How MOOCs Could Meet the Challenge of Providing a Global Education | MIT Technology Review | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
Putting free U.S. college courses online is only the first step to filling higher education needs around the world.

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MOOCs may mean massive overtime | Campus Review | Higher Education

MOOCs may mean massive overtime | Campus Review | Higher Education | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are on the rise in Australian universities and some are concerned that they will put more pressure on academics who are already working overtime.


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Judy Schrape's curator insight, March 2, 2014 8:32 PM

Useful insights on how MOOCs provide opportunities for  re-thinking teaching approaches.

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A Comparison of Five Free MOOC Platforms for Educators

A Comparison of Five Free MOOC Platforms for Educators | Exploring 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.
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Mooc fans step out of the shadows

Mooc fans step out of the shadows | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
Surprising data from the first wave of massive open online courses show most students are male, educated and living in a developed country
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MOOCs 101 | TED Playlist

MOOCs 101 | TED Playlist | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
Given that it’s the internet age and all, why should classrooms look exactly the way they have for centuries? Here, TED speakers on what can happen when we bring education online … and open it up to anyone who wants to learn, anywhere.
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Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning?

Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it

To survive in a time of rapidly changing technology, colleges and universities need to change their existing business models. Each higher education institution needs to develop a strategy that will take advantage of the opportunities presented by technology-enhanced learning to expand its educational mission and provide flexibility for its students.


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Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, January 19, 2014 5:36 AM

who knows?

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Analiza el papel de las TICS en la Gestión del Conocimiento.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:54 PM

Embrace the change

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MOOC MOOC | Home

MOOC MOOC | Home | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
A mini-MOOC, a meta-MOOC, a MOOC about MOOCs. Includes an archive of course content and a massive bibliography of articles about MOOCs and networked learning.
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[Infographic] The Minds Behind The MOOCs - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] The Minds Behind The MOOCs - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
Few important things regarding the infographic “The Minds behind the MOOCs”.
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This Year in MOOCs

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It's been a roller coaster year for MOOCs, but despite some major setbacks over the past few months, the technology is still one of the hottest things going in higher-ed at the moment.

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Is Bigger Better? A Look at the MOOC

Is Bigger Better? A Look at the MOOC | Exploring MOOCs | Scoop.it
Is Bigger Better? A Look at the MOOC The MOOC, or massive open online course, has taken the spotlight in recent educational debate. Growing popularity and

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