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What Can’t Moocs Teach?

How optimistic faculty members are about the educational value of MOOCs seems to turn largely on what they think of as the status quo classroom experience. Colleagues at elite institutions, especially small liberal arts colleges, are generally skeptical, because they think of what they do in their classrooms as being very intellectually alive, and cannot see how that could be replicated online. But...

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Lucas Gruez's curator insight, July 31, 2013 4:07 AM

Very interesting comments too.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:06 PM

This is more about social effects of using MOOCs and not having University education.  You can't replace the wider student experience with MOOCs.  

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» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky

somewhat long-winded, and completely ignoring cMOOCs. But Shirky will always get some attention.


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Rethinking MOOCx « Online-ed

Rethinking MOOCx « Online-ed | Inspiration | Scoop.it

In this way, these MOOCx, or rather our reaction to them, have not disrupted the Academy at all. To the contrary they reinforce the established academic canon in a sphere where a new, more egalitarian dispensation was gaining a foothold. To an extent these MOOCx and the automatic legitimacy they have been granted may have the result of delegitimising of all else before them. Of course, this too often is a necessary by product of “progress”: early innovators – true believers – often get trampled underfoot when the big boys join the party. So we accept it, bitterly maybe, but happy that open and distance learning is finally getting the recognition it deserves. This alone will disrupt the established order.


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La France prend le train des Moocs, les Cours massifs ouverts en ligne

La France prend le train des Moocs, les Cours massifs ouverts en ligne | Inspiration | Scoop.it

Les cours massifs ouverts en ligne (Mooc) , qui rassemblent gratuitement des dizaines de milliers d'inscrits aux Etats-Unis, commencent à se développer en France: Polytechnique et Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne se lanceront à la rentrée dans cette forme d'enseignement dont la reconnaissance et le modèle économique restent à construire. (...) - AFP via Le Point, 05/06/2013

 

 


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The attack of the MOOCs

The attack of the MOOCs | Inspiration | Scoop.it
DOTCOM mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and...

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Don Dea's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:01 AM

many established universities will soon offer credits towards their degrees for those who complete MOOCs. He thinks this will drive a dramatic reduction in the price of a traditional higher education, that will reduce the total revenues of existing providers by far more than the revenue gained by the start-ups. Still, if MOOCs reduce the cost of higher education by one-third, as he predicts, yet only earn for themselves 1% of that benefit, that would “still be a very nice business,” he says.

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Une rentrée sous le signe des MOOCs

Une rentrée sous le signe des MOOCs | Inspiration | Scoop.it

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Henry Maggi's comment, August 2, 2013 6:13 PM
Bonjour Vincent,
Le deuxième paragraphe est entièrement consacré au MOOC iTypA.
Bien à vous.
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MOOCs and the library: engaging with evolving pedagogy


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CALTER, Mariellen (2013) MOOCs and the library: engaging with evolving pedagogy. Paper presented at: IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 17 - 23 August 2013, Singapore.

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's comment, August 15, 2013 11:35 AM
The Hype Cycle could be applied to any learning experience -- the trick may be to soften the trough of disillusionment to speed up the slope of enlightenment.
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The Attack of the MOOCs

The Attack of the MOOCs | Inspiration | Scoop.it

DOTCOM mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete. Meanwhile, the MOOCs have multiplied in number, resources and student recruitment—without yet having figured out a business model of their own.

Besides providing online courses to their own (generally fee-paying) students, universities have felt obliged to join the MOOC revolution to avoid being guillotined by it. Coursera has formed partnerships with 83 universities and colleges around the world, including many of America’s top-tier institutions.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 18, 2013 8:26 PM
An army of new online courses is scaring the wits out of traditional universities. But can they find a viable business model?
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MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera | ALT Online Newsletter

MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera | ALT Online Newsletter | Inspiration | Scoop.it

Jeremy Knox, Sian Bayne, Hamish MacLeod, Jen Ross and Christine Sinclair on adapting University of Edinburgh courses to Coursera


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Lifting All Boats: How #MOOCs Can Bring #HigherEd Together

Lifting All Boats: How #MOOCs Can Bring #HigherEd Together | Inspiration | Scoop.it
Steven Mintz, executive director of the Institute for Transformational Learning at the University of Texas System, writes that instead of arguing about whether MOOCs will stratify education or threaten tenure and job security for instructors,...

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Coopération France - Etats-Unis : «Les MOOCs renouvellent les conditions des partenariats internationaux»

Coopération France - Etats-Unis : «Les MOOCs renouvellent les conditions des partenariats internationaux» | Inspiration | Scoop.it

lace du français dans les universités américaines, mobilité étudiante, développement des MOOCs (massive open online courses), big data… Camille Peretz et Émilienne Baneth-Nouailhetas, attachées pour la coopération universitaire à l’ambassade de France aux États-Unis, évoquent les enjeux actuels de la coopération universitaire franco-américaine. (...) EducPros, correspondante aux Etats-Unis, Jessica Gourdon, 03.04.2013

 

 


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MOOCs – A Question of Credit

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John Ebersole, president of Excelsior College, gives his views on where MOOCs currently stand on their trek to become avenues for students to receive college credit.  This guest blog posting is par...

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What Can’t Moocs Teach?

How optimistic faculty members are about the educational value of MOOCs seems to turn largely on what they think of as the status quo classroom experience. Colleagues at elite institutions, especially small liberal arts colleges, are generally skeptical, because they think of what they do in their classrooms as being very intellectually alive, and cannot see how that could be replicated online. But...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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good question

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Lucas Gruez's curator insight, July 31, 2013 4:07 AM

Very interesting comments too.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:06 PM

This is more about social effects of using MOOCs and not having University education.  You can't replace the wider student experience with MOOCs.  

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What #MOOCs Will Really Kill Is The Research University

What #MOOCs Will Really Kill Is The Research University | Inspiration | Scoop.it
There's a fascinating, in a car crash kinda way, piece from a college professor insisting that massively open online courses (MOOCs) are the very devil.

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