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Massive List of #MOOC Providers Around The World

Massive List of #MOOC Providers Around The World | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Where to find MOOCs: The definitive guide to MOOC providers.

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It’s been more than five years since online education got a massive boost when three free online courses, all taught by Stanford professors, launched in October 2011. Each of these courses has had over 100,000 students. Soon after that, Coursera, edX, and Udacity were launched and the media started calling the courses provided by these websites “MOOCs”: Massive Open Online Courses. Since then more than 700 universities around the world have launched free online courses. By the end of 2016, around 58 million students had signed up for at least one MOOC. Many countries around the world (e.g. India, Mexico, Thailand, Italy, and more) have launched their own country-specific MOOC platform.
 
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Should MOOCs be used as credit for high school?

Should MOOCs be used as credit for high school? | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Jason M Lodge, University of Melbourne and Anna Dabrowski, University of Melbourne Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are moving beyond the hype they generated in 2012. MOOCs are now reaching a point where they may soon find their niche in the educational ecosystem. One possibility being discussed is that MOOCs could be used as formal credit for high school. It appears as though secondary students are already engaging in MOOCs. Free online courses from some of the world’s top universities are being taken by high school students to supplement their study at school. However, while MOOCs can provide some great …
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Adult MOOC Learners as Self-Directed: Perceptions of Motivation, Success, and Completion | Loizzo | Online Learning

Adult MOOC Learners as Self-Directed: Perceptions of Motivation, Success, and Completion
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MOOCs: learning about online learning, one click at a time

MOOCs: learning about online learning, one click at a time | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
This article was written by Gregor Kennedy Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012. After years of experimentation at the fringes of higher education, prestigious universities from around the world progressively surged towards MOOCs, developing free online courses that were open to anyone, anywhere, with access to the internet. Almost as quickly as universities climbed aboard, the backlash began. Commentators criticised the teacher-centred, content-heavy online pedagogy often seen in the design of MOOCs. Thorny questions arose, and still remain, about the certification of students’ learning in MOOCs, and how this fits with the degree-awarding …
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Using MOOCs to Advance Education in Nepal

Using MOOCs to Advance Education in Nepal | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
In the two years since a devastating earthquake damaged or destroyed over 35,000 classrooms, Nepal struggles to get its education system back on track
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MOOC Handbook | AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org

"MOOCs foster participation in learning via free online courses. Find out how to sign up for a MOOC and what you can expect to gain." [General introduction to MOOCs]

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Massive Open Online Courses and Intellectual Property Rights Issues | bizMooc

ByAndrea Kalafusová
Massive Open Online Courses and Intellectual Property Rights Issues

The explosive growth of the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in its early years points MOOC phenomenon to a very fast maturity. This new educative model is characterised by the absence of physical boundaries and open to anybody who wants to enroll in the course. Therefore MOOC´s promoters and/or creators must take into account not only their national IPR legislation but also the international IPR framework. This paper provides the most relevant IPR issues from a EU and US perspective.
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MOOCs and Their Afterlives

MOOCs and Their Afterlives

EXPERIMENTS IN SCALE AND ACCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
EDITED BY ELIZABETH LOSH

384 pages | 9 halftones, 6 line drawings, 3 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2017
A trio of headlines in the Chronicle of Higher Education seem to say it all: in 2013, “A Bold Move Toward MOOCs Sends Shock Waves;” in 2014, “Doubts About MOOCs Continue to Rise,” and in 2015, “The MOOC Hype Fades.” At the beginning of the 2010s, MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, seemed poised…


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Educators behind World's Largest MOOC Launch New Course -- Campus Technology

Educators behind World's Largest MOOC Launch New Course -- Campus Technology | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Coursera is making a big push to have people pay $49 to attend the program to earn a certificate; however, learners can gain access to all course materials for free by choosing to "audit" the course.
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American Government

American Government | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
A comprehensive introduction to American government and politics—its foundations, institutions, organizations, and policies.
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Coursera’s Rick Levin on the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials (EdSurge News)

Coursera’s Rick Levin on the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials (EdSurge News) | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Coursera sits somewhat awkwardly on the border between traditional higher education and the Silicon Valley-forces working to disrupt it. The venture-backed startup based in Mountain View (near all those online giants like Google and Facebook) has partnered with more than 150 colleges and universitie
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How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

By replicating the lecture format, MOOCs ignore the truly innovative developments in online learning
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FutureLearn's New Pricing Model Limits Access to Course Content After the Course Ends — Class Central

FutureLearn's latest change shows that MOOC providers continue to struggle with the business model, moving further toward monetization over massiveness.
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Essay: Looking back at predictions about MOOCs

Essay: Looking back at predictions about MOOCs | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Cathy Sandeen looks back at her past predictions and claims about massive open online courses to see how they’ve held up.
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Open, Online, and Blended: Transactional Interactions with MOOC Content by Learners in Three Different Course Formats | Emanuel | Online Learning

Open, Online, and Blended: Transactional Interactions with MOOC Content by Learners in Three Different Course Formats
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Event Recap: The Future of Work with Coursera and General Assembly | Coursera Blog

Event Recap: The Future of Work with Coursera and General Assembly | Coursera Blog | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
With globalization, technological evolution, and a tight market for talent making frequent adaptation essential for today’s companies, the question of “rea
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For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students

For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
MIT students reported that taking course online -- instead of same course on campus -- was less stressful than their in-person classes.
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Examining MOOCs: A Comparative Study among Educational Technology Experts in Traditional and Open Universities | Cabrera | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Examining MOOCs: A Comparative Study among Educational Technology Experts in Traditional and Open Universities | Cabrera | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Examining MOOCs: A Comparative Study among Educational Technology Experts in Traditional and Open Universities

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Project | bizMooc

Project | bizMooc | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
The European-wide Knowledge Alliance ‘BizMOOC‘ started on 1st of January 2016 and will run over a period of 3 years. The EU-funded project tackles the European challenge of enabling businesses, labour force and universities to increase their activities and exploitation (economies of scale) of the MOOC potential. It focuses on work force & HEI-training and the acquisition of labour market key competences through applying new methodologies for online teaching & learning. This will be achieved by creating common standards & frameworks on MOOCs by integrating the experiences from Higher Education and the business world.

The consortium consists of 11 full partners and 3 associate partners out of 11 countries deriving from HEIs & Industry (large companies & SMEs), NGOs, networks, cluster. Jointly they will establish of a common body of knowledge on MOOCs, identify needs, gaps & reasons for businesses, labour force and HEIs to boost their MOOC activities which will result in guidelines, recommendations & good practice published in an interactive, open access MOOC BOOK. Based on this, 3 Pilot MOOCs focusing on LLL (life-long learning) and business key competences “Learning to learn (through MOOCs)”, “sense of initiative (entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship)” and “innovation, creativity & problem-solving” will be developed to test different methods & didactical approaches.

BizMOOC benefits businesses, HEIs, teachers, learners & policy-makers through the core results MOOC BOOK (business & quality models, methods & tools, IPR strategies, certification, competence-based education etc.), Pilot MOOCs, BizMOOC Community & events.
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MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now? (EdSurge News)

MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now? (EdSurge News) | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
I took one of the very first MOOCs, and back then the videos, assignments, and certificates were all free. That was in 2011. Unfortunately, this experience can’t be replicated in 2017.As MOOC providers focussed on finding a business model, they started putting certain aspects of the experience behi
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German universities prepare for recognition of MOOC-based learning

German universities prepare for recognition of MOOC-based learning | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Continuing with the German theme from my last post... Last week I was honoured to be invited to speak at a workshop in Berlin held by Kiron Open Higher Education for staff from their German partner universities, on the topic of recognition of prior learning through massive open online courses. My slides from the event are here. Kiron…
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Online learning glitch: MOOC flaws will be hard to resolve

Online learning glitch: MOOC flaws will be hard to resolve | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
This article was written by Ed Byrne Last weekend, The Guardian ran an article entitled “Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?” Had I been the one writing that article, it would have been precisely two letters long: “N O” Superficial opinion abounds, and nobody ever got famous for suggesting things were pretty much going to stay the same, but although the online education revolution will bring about fairly major changes in the way universities do things, they are not an existential threat. I don’t want to criticise the Massive Open Online Courses, aka MOOCs. I’ve enrolled in …
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Confessions of a MOOC professor: three things I learned and two things I worry about

Confessions of a MOOC professor: three things I learned and two things I worry about | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
John Covach, University of Rochester We have heard a lot of talk about MOOCs, or massive online open courses, over the last couple of years. On the plus side, MOOCs often draw enormous enrollments and are easy to sign up for and use; all you need, it seems, is an Internet connection and an interest to learn. On the down side, they have significant attrition rates – about 90 percent of those enrolled never complete a course – and, according to their most alarmist critics, these courses may even threaten the jobs of college professors nationwide. Indeed, despite the large …
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Seminar - Teachers’ Awareness of Guidelines for Quality Assurance when developing MOOCs

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