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The Maturing of the-Mooc.pdf | Learning & Mind ...

The Maturing of the-Mooc.pdf | Learning & Mind ... | Free Education | Scoop.it
The Burning Issue in the MOOCosphere is the search for business models – and all the associated sub-issues of scale, sustainability monetisation, accreditation for MOOC learning and openness.
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This review seems balanced.  It makes a contribution to the evolution of higher education.

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The Legacy of MOOCs: The Parthenon Group Report

The Legacy of MOOCs: The Parthenon Group Report | Free Education | Scoop.it
Haven Ladd and Liz Daiber provides research insights into the role of online learning in higher education. A few of his key points include: Online Learning Enrollments, for-profits at 818K enrollme...
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Too early to announce a legacy!  Watch how it unfolds.  All that has happened so far is opening the floodgates for innovation in higher education.  We are yet to see the innovations, let alone the results.  But, this report does help to articulate some of the issues.

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The Past, Present, and Future of MOOCs

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Interesting paper on the 'beyond content' aspects of MOOCs.

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College Credit for Your Life Experience

College Credit for Your Life Experience | Free Education | Scoop.it
Getting college credit for your life experience can help you advance your career and get a college degree. Prior Learning Assessment expert Susan Huggins describes how to start with the free MOOC, Documenting Your Life Experience for College Credit.
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If a college degree is your motive for looking for free education, this should be a valuable article to read.

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Blackboard Mobile Learn App – examples?

Blackboard Mobile Learn App – examples? | Free Education | Scoop.it
Here’s the question … has anyone designed a Blackboard course purely from the perspective of working from the Mobile Learn App?
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New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level

New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level | Free Education | Scoop.it
A system developed by a joint venture between Harvard and M.I.T. uses artificial intelligence to assess student papers and short written answers, freeing instructors for other tasks.
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Unbundled: Reimagining Higher Education

Unbundled: Reimagining Higher Education | Free Education | Scoop.it
Even today -- with dozens of global institutions and millions of learners participating -- we as an industry have so much more to learn as we puzzle out online education. (RT @agarwaledu: How might higher education look in the future?
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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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MOOC Strategic Considerations Infographic

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The MOOC Strategic Considerations Infographic presents the strategic questions MOOCs raise for college and university leaders in 2014 and beyond. 4 MOOC

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MOOC Strategic Considerations Infographic

 

The MOOC Strategic Considerations Infographic presents the strategic questions MOOCs raise for college and university leaders in 2014 and beyond.

 

http://elearninginfographics.com/mooc-strategic-considerations-infographic/

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4 strategic considerations for College and Universities.

Gives a good insight for first thoughts on MOOCS

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The eight ingredients of a great MOOC

The eight ingredients of a great MOOC | Free Education | Scoop.it
Massively Open Online Courses (aka MOOCs) have been all the rage in the popular press and edtech publications for the last year, and not all the rage is positive.
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Men Take Computer Science; Women Take Cooking Classes

Men Take Computer Science; Women Take Cooking Classes | Free Education | Scoop.it
Recent demographic data from online education company Coursera shows a gender divide in course enrollments.
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Can MOOCs Replace Traditional Textbooks? -- Campus Technology

MOOC content can be a valuable addition to course materials, but more experimentation is needed.

 

The tipping point for Tsigaris came two years ago when he determined that available online material was "just as good" as any textbook. He experimented with the idea, using resources such as MOOC content in place of a required text. "MOOCs help organize the information for you," said Tsigaris. "For the students' textbook, I use the Saylor Organization, which is based on the Creative Commons [license], and you can take the material without any copyright issues. Plus I added the Khan Academy to my lectures, and PowerPoint slides, so the students had quite a bit of information."

 

Tsigaris spends a lot of time sorting that information and steering students to relevant links or helpful MOOCs. "I tell students that these MOOCs are available and feel free to go and register," he explained. "A 7- to 8-week Coursera course from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was offered near the same time as my course. I told my students, 'I give you my lectures and my examples, but please feel free to take this online course that is free, and go watch the videos of the instructor there, and you get a different perspective, different examples, and different explanations.'"


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Mobile Web Development (Udacity)

Mobile Web Development (Udacity) | Free Education | Scoop.it
So you’ve heard mobile is kind of a big deal, and you’re not sure how to transform your traditional desktop-focused web apps into fast, effective mobile experiences.
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Education Technology Is In Its Infancy But It Is Growing Up Fast

Education Technology Is In Its Infancy But It Is Growing Up Fast | Free Education | Scoop.it
Much has been written of late about the need for healthcare reform in our country.  Whether one is a fan of the Affordable Care Act or not, the case for change is quite clear.
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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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