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Libraries in the Age of MOOC's...01.26.15

Libraries in the Age of MOOC's...01.26.15 | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
A solo librarian's blog about his experiences setting up a special library & digital libraries from scratch...and more
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How do MOOCs compare?

How do MOOCs compare? | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
From E-Learning VI Fig.1 Unexpanded mindmap using 'SimpleMinds' on 'How do MOOCs compare'. There are tens of thousands of Massive Open Online Courses available. Their proliferation increasingly req...

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HEA research provides insights into learning on MOOCs | The Higher Education Academy

A study published by the HEA that looks at the learning taking place in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) shows that participants can and do experience engaged, high quality learning.

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EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.
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One Reason to Offer Free Online Courses: Alumni Engagement

One Reason to Offer Free Online Courses: Alumni Engagement | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Colgate University finds that letting graduates participate online in classes that students are taking on the campus has benefits for both.
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I MOOC, you SPOC, he MIMOs: do you speak the language of online courses? | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation

It’s not so easy to find your way among the alphabet soup of online training courses. While massive open online courses (MOOCs) is the term in popular use, online course formulae are evolving and mutating into new models.
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5 Strategies to Strengthen College Applications With a MOOC - US News

5 Strategies to Strengthen College Applications With a MOOC - US News | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Use these free classes to fill academic gaps or demonstrate interested in college course work.

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, January 12, 12:57 PM

Targeted at high school students, but also very useful for institutions for their admission process (e.g. in the Netherlands, where individual talks with potential students at universities are now common to measure their skills and motivation)

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Online Courses Raise Their Game: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2014 - MOOC Report

Online Courses Raise Their Game: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2014 - MOOC Report | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
MOOC Ecosystem Makes Leap in Maturity in 2014. Take a Look at the Latest Stats and Trends
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http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/moocs-making-progress-hype-died/

The Hype is Dead, but MOOCs are Marching On. "...Today, though the hype has died down, the world’s largest provider of MOOCs – Coursera – keeps on innovating and developing its online platform to serve millions of learners. Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller, whom Knowledge@Wharton interviewed in November 2012, returned to campus recently to speak about her progress since launching her company 2.5 years ago, and she gives her predictions for what the MOOC landscape will look like in the future. In her interview, Koller also provides an update on how Coursera is staying afloat even though the vast majority of students don’t pay a penny for their education..."

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Best Collection of MOOCS based websites & Other places where you can educate yourself for free.

Best Collection of MOOCS based websites & Other places where you can educate yourself  for free. | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free Few links could be repeated as collected from different sources. Science and Health MIT OpenCourseWare – MIT OpenCourseWare is a free web-based p...

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, January 5, 2:24 AM

A lot of valuable links. Can use it to update my collection of open sites (including search engine) on http://robertschuwer.nl/gcs.asp?tab=3

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The MOOC Dropout – Investment, Value and Structure | ED News Daily

The MOOC Dropout – Investment, Value and Structure | ED News Daily | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Guest Article Written By: Treca Stark Are you more likely to devote time to something that you have a financial investment in or something you hav...
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Leveraging MOOCs for Fun and Profit

Leveraging MOOCs for Fun and Profit | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
  Let's Talk about MOOCs If you are a current or recent graduate student or work in higher ed, you have heard of the disruptive tech du jour, Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs). While MOOC...
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Duke University MOOCs by the Numbers, 2012-2014

Duke University MOOCs by the Numbers, 2012-2014 | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
See stats on Duke’s open courses offered from 2012 to 2014 in this newly updated infographic.
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A table of cMOOCs - can you improve this?

A table of cMOOCs - can you improve this? | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
During the course of a research study that Jenny Mackness and I are doing, we have been thinking about cMOOCs.  What have been the subjects and purposes of the various courses that might style them...
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The corridor of uncertainty: Are MOOCs really about rebranding?

The corridor of uncertainty: Are MOOCs really about rebranding? | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it

What's the difference between a MOOC and a regular online for-credit course? That's the question asked by David Wiley in a post entitled Koller, Thicke, and Noble: The “Blurred Lines” Between Traditional Online Courses and MOOCs. Most people would answer that scalability is the key feature of a MOOC with tens of thousands of participants signing up for the most popular courses. 


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Essay on ways MOOCs helped and hurt debates about future of higher education @insidehighered

Essay on ways MOOCs helped and hurt debates about future of higher education @insidehighered | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
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MOOCs in 2015 - Degree of Freedom

Now that we're 2-3 years past "The Year of the MOOC," I wonder how much easier it might be to put together a One Year MOOC BA in 2015 vs. 2013.
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U Michigan Prof Open Sources MOOC Teaching Materials -- Campus Technology

U Michigan Prof Open Sources MOOC Teaching Materials -- Campus Technology | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
The course, Programming for Everybody, taught by Charles Severance (on the Coursera platform and at Dr. Chuck Online), introduces participants to Python programming and provides them with the tools to turn around and teach those concepts themselves — or simply to continue their own training in programming.
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