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What Are Education Tests For, Anyway? - NPR

What Are Education Tests For, Anyway? - NPR | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
NPR What Are Education Tests For, Anyway? NPR Tests have existed throughout the history of education. Today they're being used more than ever before — but not necessarily as designed. Different types of tests are best for different purposes.
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Aspen University Announces Path to Debtless College Education

Aspen University Announces Path to Debtless College Education | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
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Half an Hour: The Great Rebranding

Half an Hour: The Great Rebranding | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
The Great Rebranding #MOOC #edtech http://t.co/zEeHxCgMeX
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Downes shares: MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete. Spot on Stephen.
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Beginner’s Guide to MOOCs: 5 MOOC Platforms You Should Know About

Beginner’s Guide to MOOCs: 5 MOOC Platforms You Should Know About | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
“ This post is part of a series on the Beginner’s Guide to MOOCs: 0. Introduction 1. Major MOOC Platforms 2. 5 MOOC Platforms you should know about (current post) ” In the last post we covered the...
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#MOOC Interrupted: Top 10 Reasons Our Readers Didn’t Finish a Massive Open Online Course | Digital Delights - Digital Tribes

#MOOC Interrupted: Top 10 Reasons Our Readers Didn’t Finish a Massive Open Online Course | Digital Delights - Digital Tribes | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, we gave you a Visualization of the Big Problem for MOOCs, which comes down to this: low completion rates.
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edX Makes Key Code Open Source | Quick Takes - Inside Higher Ed

edX Makes Key Code Open Source | Quick Takes - Inside Higher Ed | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it

edX, the nonprofit massive open online course provider started by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, made a part of its source code available to the open source programming community on Thursday. 


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 15, 2013 11:48 AM

edX intends to make the entire edX platform software code publicly available. Of course, edX is a not-for-profit enterprise, unlike Coursera and Udacity. So, this move is entirely inline with their underlying philosophy. 

 

It is interesting to speculate about what this move might result in. Many universities may now host their own edX-like MOOC platform, rapidly multiplying the numbers of MOOC providers. Software developers might start building plug ins for edX, from which everybody stands to profit, including edX. Or the code might be forked and improved versions or altered versions might become available.

 

But whatever happens, it will hardly affect the MOOC hype as we now witness it. The hype seems to be predicated upon exclusivity and people wanting to have their share of it. We have had online courses for a decade or two, but only when ivy-league universities started to offer online content the hype took off. Who can refuse the offer of getting access to Stanford or Harvard content for free? This idea of exclusivity gets lost when any odd university starts offering MOOCs. They may offer Open Online Courses, but I doubt whether they will attract Massive attention. So, although open sourcing the edX code absolutely is the right thing to do for an academic institution, it will hardly affect MOOC mania. That has got to go throught the hype cycle on its own. (@pbsloep)

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MOOC Lessons for Designers from the Coursera fiasco

MOOC Lessons for Designers from the Coursera fiasco | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
Dr. Fatimah Wirth did not have a good week, and many instructional designers rushing into developing a MOOC should take heed.
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Online learning in California generates controversy

Online learning in California generates controversy | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
Online learning in California generates controversy - http://t.co/7r0u0XVa #highered #mooc
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Guerrilla Connectivism: 10 Tips for Taking Control of your Education | Digital Delights

Guerrilla Connectivism: 10 Tips for Taking Control of your Education | Digital Delights | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
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The Accidental CIO: Why MOOCs are like Farmville

The Accidental CIO: Why MOOCs are like Farmville http://t.co/MqwKASCS #MOOC
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Feels like we only go backwards – The need for a new pedagogy in HE #1 | Peter Bryant | Massively MOOC

Feels like we only go backwards – The need for a new pedagogy in HE #1 | Peter Bryant | Massively MOOC | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
‘We need to fuel that evolution by developing the assessment tools that will support higher-order learning on a massive scale—we need to put technologies to work to support self, peer, and expert evaluations, to provide expert feedback in a...
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The ACM comments on xMOOCs


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The value of a college degree? Thousands per year in Kansas - Wichita Business Journal

The value of a college degree? Thousands per year in Kansas - Wichita Business Journal | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
Looks like that college degree might have been worth your while. (The value of a college degree?
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Smith College president talks affordable education - Marketplace.org

Smith College president talks affordable education - Marketplace.org | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
Marketplace.org Smith College president talks affordable education Marketplace.org What's it like to run the institutions that are on the front lines of the debate we're having in this country over higher education and its merits?
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Former Googler’s AltSchool Raises $33M From Founders Fund And A16Z To Reimagine Primary Education | TechCrunch

Former Googler’s AltSchool Raises $33M From Founders Fund And A16Z To Reimagine Primary Education | TechCrunch | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
AltSchool, a new startup aiming to transform K-8 education and schools, has raised $33 million in Series A financing led by Founders Fund and Andreessen.. (Interesting concept.."micro-schools" built around technology and personalized learning.
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Massive, open, online appraisals

Massive, open, online appraisals | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
Martha Kanter, the US undersecretary of education, came by the other day and made three points about massive open online courses that are worth elaborating (MT “@timeshighered: What constitutes #Mooc success or failure?
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Look for complete degree programs to be MOOCified soon.
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Mooc completion rates ‘below 7%’

Mooc completion rates ‘below 7%’ | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
Open online courses’ cohort much less massive at finish line (RT @virginiog: Menos de un 7% de los MOOC se finalizan http://t.co/76sI73G5Cv)
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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.
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Discourse on MOOCs: where should it be heading?

Discourse on MOOCs: where should it be heading? | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
Here is my response to Cathy's insightful post on MOOCs - if moocs are the answer, what is the question? Is MOOC the problem or solution to Higher Education, especially to the Future of Higher Educ...
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Sebastian Thrun: Udacity announces for-credit course pilot with San Jose State University

Sebastian Thrun: Udacity announces for-credit course pilot with San Jose State University | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
#mooc evolution! @udacity announces for-credit course pilot with San Jose State University http://t.co/aS1AjKSi
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About MOOC Completion Rates: The Importance of Student Investment | OLnet OER Research

About MOOC Completion Rates: The Importance of Student Investment | OLnet OER Research | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
First of all, we need to recognize that completion rates for MOOCs really have a different meaning than those for regular university courses. This is mainly because of the differing level of investment the students make from the start.
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Interview: Alberto Cairo on MOOCs, the future of education and infographics

Interview: Alberto Cairo on MOOCs, the future of education and infographics | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
It’s been a busy year for Alberto Cairo. In January, he started teaching information graphics and visualization at the School of Communication of the University of Miami; in August he publish...
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The 15 Education Technologies To Know About This Year - Edudemic

The 15 Education Technologies To Know About This Year - Edudemic | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
Keeping up with all the education technologies is downright impossible. So let's use this boiled-down list of 15 tools to watch for instead!
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The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks

The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
Ten years after its creation, governments are turning to the Creative Commons license to reform their education programs. (Exciting!
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Brainstorm in Progress: OER: Saylor Foundation's New Bookshelf

Brainstorm in Progress: OER: Saylor Foundation's New Bookshelf | Future of Online Education | Scoop.it
OER: Saylor Foundation's New Bookshelf http://t.co/8mxUgR2a (@geoffcain) #elearning #edtech
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