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Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies - YouTube

What will it happen after the MOOC? How will they influence the next generation technology? Stephen Downes, who built the world's first MOOC software, descri...

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 16, 4:33 AM

Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies

Lee Schlenker's curator insight, April 18, 12:04 AM

In moving away from distance teaching to focusing on the idea of proximity learning

Valary Oleinik's curator insight, June 4, 8:43 AM

Who better to discuss MOOCs than one of the founding fathers.

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Second Life MOOC in April 2014 on WizIQ

Second Life MOOC in April 2014 on WizIQ | iEduc | Scoop.it

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Dr. Nellie Deutsch's curator insight, March 30, 3:59 PM

Join us at the SL MOOC opening ceremony tomorrow at your time (2PM EST Toronto time): http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1718342-sl-mooc-opening-ceremony-and-what-s-ahead and get information about SLMOOC14 - how the MOOC will work, about WizIQ and the Second Life activities and the activities in the Moodle for Teachers course (where you will get your certificate for presenting and participation.

Dr. Nellie Deutsch's curator insight, March 30, 4:00 PM

Join us at the SL MOOC opening ceremony tomorrow at your time (2PM EST Toronto time): http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1718342-sl-mooc-opening-ceremony-and-what-s-ahead and get information about SLMOOC14 - how the MOOC will work, about WizIQ and the Second Life activities and the activities in the Moodle for Teachers course (where you will get your certificate for presenting and participation.

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180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?)

180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?) | iEduc | Scoop.it
If you haven’t tried a free MOOC, I’d do it sooner than later. In recent weeks, the whole MOOC project took a hit when a University of Pennsylvania study found what was becoming empirically obvious — that MOOCs generally have very low participation and completion rates, and what’s more, most of the students taking the courses are “disproportionately educated, male, [and] wealthy,” and from the United States. This study, combined with other disappointing experiments and findings, will likely make universities think twice about sinking money into creating MOOCs (they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop). It might take another 6-12 months to see the shift. But I’d hazard a guess that this January might be the peak of the free MOOC trend. Enjoy them while they last. Whatever their shortcomings, they can be quite informative, and you can’t beat the price.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 7, 7:49 AM

Very little of this do I find this surprising.

MFaculty's curator insight, January 7, 7:44 PM

The insights revealed through the previous studies serves to codify what many educators, and even more marketers knew intuitively; free always begs the question of quality. Don't hear what I'm not saying. I'm not saying ALL MOOCs are low quality, I'm merely saying that without academic rigor and effective management, even the best intentions can slide off the rails.

 

I too had noted a number of previous MOOC supporters distancing themselves from the initiatives. Was there ever an identified demand for MOOCs, or were they simply a result of benevolent thinking? Regardless, it is interesting that the 'target audience' for MOOCs are apparently the ones taking least advantage of them. Perhaps the age old marketing rendition of supply and demand has merit still has merit.

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 8, 4:43 PM

Food for thought.

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ICDE » The Quality of MOOCs, an EFQUEL initiative

ICDE » The Quality of MOOCs, an EFQUEL initiative | iEduc | Scoop.it
The MOOCs Quality Project, an initiative of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL), has launched a debate on the quality of MOOCs with blogp

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TechSETS - Digital Literacies MOOC

TechSETS - Digital Literacies MOOC | iEduc | Scoop.it

Digital Literacies 1 (asynchronous online MOOC)

  

 

 

 

 

 

Web-based and other electronic tools

The grammar of the Internet

Ways for using digital information ethically, efficiently, and effectively

Advanced online search literacy tactics

How to use electronic devices more efficiently

Frameworks for digital education literacy

Various digital literacy curricula for use with students and other stakeholders 

 

Digital Literacies 2 (asynchronous online MOOC)

 

The use of Creative Commons license

The use of Web 2.0 tools

Ways to apply Google Applications for EDU

Using mobile technologies for teaching and learning

Techniques for developing non-linear presentations

Methods for using Quick Response (QR) codes in teaching and learning

The use of digital cameras

Developing blogs and websites

Producing podcasts

 


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ifrank's curator insight, March 26, 2013 8:20 AM

Their web site says "offerings begin July 8, 2013."

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Connectivism in Practice – How to organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org

Connectivism in Practice – How to organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org | iEduc | Scoop.it
Learn #passion: #MOOC = "different activities for each person, various platforms + everyone has her own outcome" http://t.co/uwQ0BSao #KM

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, February 18, 2013 12:10 AM

I am taking a course from Howard Rheingold at the moment.  He is very skilled at building a community of colearners.

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MOOCs can set an online example in educating women

MOOCs can set an online example in educating women | iEduc | Scoop.it
There's a large implication to MOOCs that U.S. universities so far have missed: the ability to export gender equality and powerful female role models to the rest of the world.

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April 2013: Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning #ocTEL

April 2013: Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning #ocTEL | iEduc | Scoop.it

Starting in April 2013 you will be able to participate in an online course to understand better how to use technology to enhance your teaching in Higher Education. The course is aimed primarily at people teaching at Higher Education level, whether in Higher Education Institutions or Further Education Colleges. Registration is open now.


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StellaB's curator insight, January 26, 2013 8:06 AM

Just signed up for this.

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Experiences from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and how the MOOC could potentially increase diversity, social inclusion & learner engagement | Mark Morley via @pgsimoes

"There is currently much interest and excitement at the emergence of an educational approach commonly termed the ‘Massive Open Online Course’ or MOOC. ... I feel there is much we can learn from the delivery of MOOCs that can be used to enhance the on-campus experience supplemented by online course material and delivery. This format offers us the opportunity to investigate learning and improve teaching processes, perhaps more similar to the edX approach. It would seem appropriate to collect and use data to inform this process; treating learning and teaching as a field ripe for research, tying in to a research-led approach."


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Rose Heaney's curator insight, January 12, 2013 3:30 AM

comprehensive indeed - author has participated in a lot of moocs. Very readable intro for those who have never heard of moocs

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 2013 6:17 AM

Interesting and detailed personal insight into cMOOCs and xMOOCs from a participant. I sincerely hope more learners take the time to reflect and share the experiences they have with this kind of learning context. I find as an educator that the student voice is important and assuming that the developers of MOOCs are prepared to listen to critique, both postive and negative, then this is a valuable factor which can lead to improvements which hopefully will have a positive effect on the learner experience and quality of learning.

 

 

 

Hamline CTL's curator insight, February 6, 2013 1:22 PM

MOOCs are not going away!

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: What Is A MOOC?

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: What Is A MOOC? | iEduc | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what a MOOC is? This post will help explain just what that means (and for those who cannot wait, Massive Open Online Courses). And if you are wondering why this is important, think about professional development. As well as learning about the popularity,benefits and issues of MOOCs you will also find two infographics as well as short video that provide additional information.
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Distributed Connectivism in virtual learning environments

Distributed Connectivism in virtual learning environments | iEduc | Scoop.it

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Connectivist MOOCs | A list of connectivist MOOCs

"This site is an attempt to collect together a list of upcoming and in-progress connectivist MOOCs (massive open online courses)."


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Phil Hill: Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model

Phil Hill: Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model | iEduc | Scoop.it

Given the hype of national media coverage of massive open online courses (MOOCs), it is refreshing to see more recent analysis looking at important attributes such as revenue models, dropout rates, and instructional design.


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University of London MOOC Report | Barney Grainger, U. London


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Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, March 2, 9:28 AM

Another MOOC report, this time from University of London. Section 6 specially interesting for MOOC making. 

luiy's curator insight, April 15, 3:21 PM

Project Planning a MOOC

 

The course teams involved with our MOOCs included experienced academics with familiarity in developing materials on a learning platform. Nonetheless, for each of them it was their first experience of MOOCs, as it was for the project planning team.

 

 

Delivering a MOOC

 

A range of styles and learning methods were adopted by the four MOOCs, appropriate to the subject matter covered. A MOOC structure of six weeks and 5-10 student effort hours per week of study appeared to be just right for the majority of students (55%). Some considerations for future delivery include:

 

< Well designed announcements at the beginning and end of each week that articulate with the topic coverage, learning activities and assessment methods can be effective at maintaining student interest and motivation.


< Management of forum threads and posts is a critical factor in dealing with massive scale short courses to ensure the majority of students are not affected negatively by the behaviour of a small number of the community, while preserving the openness of the discussion areas.

 

< The Coursera platform tools are significant and comprehensive in terms of plotting overall student activity, allowing evaluation of assessment data, as well as usage statistics on video resources and other learning activities; however, further refinement of these tools to enable both students and teaching staff to understand their progression at an individual level is necessary (and underway).



** Learning Resource Development


 


María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 20, 2:22 AM

University of London MOOC Report .

I Barney Gracinger, U. London

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Five myths about Moocs

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Diana Laurillard explains why a model based on unsupervised learning is not the answer

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Free Online Higher Education: 5 Best MOOCs - The Epoch Times

Free Online Higher Education: 5 Best MOOCs - The Epoch Times | iEduc | Scoop.it
Some Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) attract hundreds of thousands of students from all over the world. Read about the 5 best free ones.

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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses | David G. Glance, Martin Forsey & Miles Riley - First Monday

In 2011, the respective roles of higher education institutions and students worldwide were brought into question by the rise of the massive open online course (MOOC). MOOCs are defined by signature characteristics that include: lectures formatted as short videos combined with formative quizzes; automated assessment and/or peer and self–assessment and an online forum for peer support and discussion. Although not specifically designed to optimise learning, claims have been made that MOOCs are based on sound pedagogical foundations that are at the very least comparable with courses offered by universities in face–to–face mode. To validate this, we examined the literature for empirical evidence substantiating such claims. Although empirical evidence directly related to MOOCs was difficult to find, the evidence suggests that there is no reason to believe that MOOCs are any less effective a learning experience than their face–to–face counterparts. Indeed, in some aspects, they may actually improve learning outcomes.


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Maria Persson's comment, May 26, 2013 6:00 PM
Appreciate your comments Paulo - insightful and provokes further thought. Thanks for the comment.
Peter B. Sloep's comment, May 31, 2013 3:46 AM
Great comment Paulo!
Hein Holthuizen's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:27 AM

A great outcome for those who don't like travelling (not me) and want to train/teach those who are in need of knowledge they are able to give.

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The Real Digital Change Agent - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Real Digital Change Agent - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | iEduc | Scoop.it
MOOCs get the marquee billing. But open access has far greater potential to transform society, and to save colleges money in the process.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:46 PM

First, I am very happy that The Chronicle of Higher Education actually let me into their site this week.  It is always frustrating when they send me weekly junkmail with links to great articles that I can not read because I don't subscribe.  Closely related, this is a nice article on the discussion surrounding the opening up of academic papers.

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40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC

40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC | iEduc | Scoop.it
Once, students had to pay a pretty penny to get access to Ivy League courses and top-tier educational resources. Those days are long gone, as there are now thousands of free online learning opportunities available from some of the biggest names in education and business in the world.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 3, 2013 9:11 PM

This article is packed with solid advice for anyone taking any class. The insights apply to moocs in particualr, and online learning in general. 

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April 2013: Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning #ocTEL

April 2013: Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning #ocTEL | iEduc | Scoop.it

Starting in April 2013 you will be able to participate in an online course to understand better how to use technology to enhance your teaching in Higher Education. The course is aimed primarily at people teaching at Higher Education level, whether in Higher Education Institutions or Further Education Colleges. Registration is open now.


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StellaB's curator insight, January 26, 2013 8:06 AM

Just signed up for this.

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Free Online Open Courses - OEDB.org

Free Online Open Courses - OEDB.org | iEduc | Scoop.it

"Get free online courses from the world's leading universities at the Open Education Database. This collection includes over 2850 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player." from source: http://oedb.org/open/


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ghbrett's curator insight, January 21, 2013 3:16 PM

The Open Courses listed on this page include Arts, Education, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Business, Engineering & Computers, Math, Science. In addition to Open Courses already listed, the top navigation bar other topics include Online Colleges, Online Degree Programs, and Library. Currently there are 1166 Full Courses, 423 Video lectures, 214 Audio Lectures, 453 Text Articles, and 577 Mixed Media offerings. Looks like The Open Education Data Base is worth checking out.

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Blended Learning Is a Comfortable Alternative to MOOCs and Online Learning [#Infographic]

Blended Learning Is a Comfortable Alternative to MOOCs and Online Learning [#Infographic] | iEduc | Scoop.it
A close look at brick-and-mortar classrooms highlights differences between blended learning and other trends.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 13, 2013 10:04 PM

Blending learning might be the sweet spot right now in education - disruptions or not.  ~  Deb

Helene Testud's curator insight, January 14, 2013 11:38 PM

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Karin Gitchel's curator insight, January 21, 2013 9:17 AM

Interesting infograph on the blended model

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Stanford School of Education course tackles challenges of digital learning

Stanford School of Education course tackles challenges of digital learning | iEduc | Scoop.it
A free-flowing, ambitious course brings students, faculty and professionals together to debate Education's Digital Future.

 

Amid all the hyperbolic proclamations that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are poised to take over the educational universe, dispassionate and well-trained minds are needed to assess just exactly what is going on with digital and online learning and what we can reasonably expect.


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A Master List of 500 Free Courses From Great Universities

A Master List of 500 Free Courses From Great Universities | iEduc | Scoop.it

I am a BIG fan of the OPEN CULTURE Project!

 

Read more:

http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/a_master_list_of_500_free_courses_from_great_universities.html

 


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Free 12 week course - Openness in Education - experience web 2.0 tools while collaborating with educators around the world

Free 12 week course - Openness in Education  - experience web 2.0 tools while collaborating with educators around the world | iEduc | Scoop.it
MOOC.ca...

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