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Coursera releases iPhone app for MOOCs

Coursera releases iPhone app for MOOCs | Free Education | Scoop.it
Coursera has finally released an app for iPhone, bringing MOOCs to mobile. (Coursera releases iPhone app for MOOCs: Coursera has finally released an app for iPhone, bringing MOOC...
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Why MOOCs are awesome!

Why MOOCs are awesome! | Free Education | Scoop.it
I am a busy girl by default; the kind of person that puts as many things as possible into one single hour, day, week, month and year. So, at this moment, I am not only a post-grad student at the Un...
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Infographic of "Are MOOCs the Future of Education"

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Interesting infographics

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MOOCs go micro: Everpath is the latest offering a platform for people to host their own classes

MOOCs go micro: Everpath is the latest offering a platform for people to host their own classes | Free Education | Scoop.it
Whether or not you buy into them or have already given up on them, it's the age of MOOCs -- massive open online courses. Startups like Coursera and Udacity have raised millions to transform educati...
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Interesting.  Soon, we'll need to have reccomender system for MOOCs so that the most relevant and best ones can be easily located by potential students.

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MOOC will teach English | Business Tools

MOOC will teach English | Business Tools | Free Education | Scoop.it
The UK-based FutureLearn will ­partner with the British Council, which already provides English language education, to pioneer MOOCs that teach the English language.
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Robotutor marks the homework of a class of thousands - 26 November 2013 - New Scientist

Robotutor marks the homework of a class of thousands - 26 November 2013 - New Scientist | Free Education | Scoop.it
No human teacher can keep up with thousands of students in massive open online courses.
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7 Advantages of E-learning - Infographic | E-l...

7 Advantages of E-learning -  Infographic | E-l... | Free Education | Scoop.it
There are a number of advantages associated with implementing e-learning and our customers come to us for different reasons. Here are some of the top reasons why our customers use e-learning.
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I'd add 'tailored learning'  meaning that Kahn Academy measures progress and doesn't re-teach content that has already been mastered.  Wouldn't we all have appreciated not having to take the same english lessons from 4th grade through high-school?

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Online ‘classrooms’ break the MOOC language barrier - University World News

Online ‘classrooms’ break the MOOC language barrier - University World News | Free Education | Scoop.it
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A Compendium of MOOC Perspectives, Research, and Resources (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

A Compendium of MOOC Perspectives, Research, and Resources (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Free Education | Scoop.it
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Google #helpouts will provide access to needed assistance to MOOC students.

Google #helpouts will provide access to needed assistance to MOOC students. | Free Education | Scoop.it
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Another 'exclusive purview' of traditional universities becomes an element of onliine learning.

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The Race is on to Segment for MOOCs: To the Victor Go the Spoils

The Race is on to Segment for MOOCs: To the Victor Go the Spoils | Free Education | Scoop.it
MOOCs have emerged as a disruptive force in  ‘traditional’ higher education.  A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course allowing unlimited student enrollment through the internet.
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Good delineation of life-long-lerners, by and large.

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Duke U. professor plans massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education | Inside Higher Ed

Duke U. professor plans massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education | Inside Higher Ed | Free Education | Scoop.it
Massive collaborative effort to tackle challenges facing higher education | http://t.co/HbPWX5VPnH #edtech #SMC #MOOC
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Ambitious and fascinating attempt to marshall unusually brilliant minds to look at future education.

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Stanford Mini Med School - Stanford University School of Medicine : OnlineEducation

reddit: the front page of the internet (Stanford Mini Med School - Stanford University School of Medicine submitted by VerGuy[link] [comment] http://t.co/zhy9YhMJU2 MOOC reddit)...
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More like TED talks than MOOCs, but absolutely amazing.

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10 big reasons for rise of corporate MOOCs #MOOC

Seems odd – a corporate MOOC, if only for the primary problem of them being ‘Open’. Corporate tra...
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Change management -- The MBA is being transformed

Change management -- The MBA is being transformed | Free Education | Scoop.it
THE master of business administration is one of the success stories of our time. Since it was first offered by Harvard Business School (HBS) in 1908, the MBA’s...
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Not surprisingly, students are applyiing costbenefit analysis.  Willingness to pay the tuition is counter-indicator to likely business success.

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOC Platforms : a primer - biggies, newbies & freebooters

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOC Platforms : a primer - biggies, newbies & freebooters | Free Education | Scoop.it
MOOC Platforms : a primer - biggies, newbies & freebooters http://t.co/KXPhXcmkZP
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Great summary of the leading MOOC platforms.  A very useful contribution and great suggestion that we stop squabbling and go forward to reap the available benefits.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology names edX key component in educational strategy | Inside Higher Ed

Massachusetts Institute of Technology names edX key component in educational strategy | Inside Higher Ed | Free Education | Scoop.it
RT @AgilistaAG: The (Off-Campus) Future of MIT - using the MOOC provider edX MIT may unbundle its education http://t.co/hObQlD5Tw9 #highere…
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On course to become a credit worthy qualification - FT.com

On course to become a credit worthy qualification - FT.com | Free Education | Scoop.it
If the first chapter in the evolution of massive open online courses (Moocs) was written in the US, it may well be in Europe that they make their next significant advance.
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Colleges explore online courses

A new type of online course is available to the public for free without enrollment in a degree-seeking program. They're called massive open online courses, or MOOCs, and they are shaking up higher education.
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Yep

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A Comparison of Online MOOC Versus On Campus Course Delivery

A Comparison of Online MOOC Versus On Campus Course Delivery | Free Education | Scoop.it
I report on the demographics and experiences of two cohorts of  students who completed an 8 week course. The cohorts include: 29,000 students who took the course via MOOC, and 100 students who took...
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think deeply about the cost effectiveness.  MOOC wins hands down.

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edX Introduces a New Way for Online Learners to Verify They Took Classes from MIT

edX Introduces a New Way for Online Learners to Verify They Took Classes from MIT | Free Education | Scoop.it
Online learning nonprofit edX is toying around with a new kind of verification service. Using one of its founding...
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As an employer, I'd hire someone with the referenced certificate.

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European MOOCs Scoreboard | Open Education Europa

European MOOCs Scoreboard | Open Education Europa | Free Education | Scoop.it

The aim of this scoreboard is to highlight the huge potential that European institutions have in the world of MOOCs and to help visualize this potential by compiling the existing European-provided MOOCs and open courses available on different open websites.


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Impressive

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MOOCs gone wild--in Europe.

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New Discussion Feature: Keep Track Of Your Contributions In Your Personal Activity Screen! - iversity Blog

New Discussion Feature: Keep Track Of Your Contributions In Your Personal Activity Screen! - iversity Blog | Free Education | Scoop.it
iversity MOOC platform introduces a new, exciting feature. Now you can easily keep track of your discussion activity and follow your favourite discussion with less hassle.
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We can expect many useful MOOC-related tools to be offered.  Some will by by the platforms, like this one from iversity, and others will span all platforms and greatly facilitate student management of their online learning.

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Trick Question: What's the Payoff for Your MOOC Consumers?

Trick Question: What's the Payoff for Your MOOC Consumers? | Free Education | Scoop.it
Post secondary education in the United States could not demonstrate more clearly that the same business model that drove its ascendancy in the 20th century is suffocating it in the 21st. Even as obtai...
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Interesting take.  How can we assure that we judge asspciates on their knowledge and not on the flag they fly?

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91% MOOC satisfaction rating for University of London International Programmes

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 4 November 2013 91% of respondents rated their experience as ‘Good’, ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ in a post-course survey of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by the University of London International Programmes...
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Isn't it all about student satisfaction -- for their own purposes?

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