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For Teachers: A Deeper Learning MOOC

For Teachers: A Deeper Learning MOOC | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it

With the digital ink not yet set on our New Year’s resolutions perhaps there is time to add just one more item to the annual to do list: Participate in a Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) to further your personal learning plan in 2014. And what better topic to begin the new year than putting the progressive theory of deeper learning into practice.

 

Aimed at teachers, school leaders, and other educators who are interested in encouraging more deeper learning in their schools and classroom, the DLMOOC is a free, flexible nine week online course that will allow participants to learn about how deeper learning can be put into practice.

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Will MOOCs 'de-professionalize' higher education?

Will MOOCs 'de-professionalize' higher education? | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it

History professors at the American Historical Association’s (AHA) annual meeting cast a mostly-skeptical eye on MOOC platforms during an hour-long panel discussion on the experimental online classes, with one historian painting a picture of a dystopian future in which MOOCs drain professionalism from history education.

 

Jonathan Rees, a history professor at Colorado State University (CSU) – Pueblo and a long-time MOOC critic, said widespread MOOC adoption could lead to history courses led by graduate students or even people “with no history training at all.”

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MOOC: Changing Paradigms of Education | StudentLive

MOOC: Changing Paradigms of Education | StudentLive | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it

When I first heard of MOOCs or Massive Online Open Courses, I severely underestimated their potential and credibility. Now, being a few MOOCs old, I have an entirely different story to narrate.

 

On August 6th ‘10, the world woke up to Bill Gates saying, “Five years from now, you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world, on the web for free,” at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, CA. “It will be better than any single university”. Today, being half way there, traditional university education is threatened by the phenomenon that is the World Wide Web.

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Learning infographic

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Could 2014 be the year of the Corporate #MOOC? #education #eLearning
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An Experimental “Meta-MOOC” Shaping the Future of Higher Education

An Experimental “Meta-MOOC” Shaping the Future of Higher Education | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it

When Professor Cathy Davidson of Duke University agreed to teach a Coursera course on the “History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education,” which will launch on January 27, 2014, she was determined to see how the course itself could help others to think about the many forms and functions of higher education in the 21st century. Co-founder of the 12,000+ member network HASTAC (hastac.org), an open community dedicated to innovations in learning, Professor Davidson sent a notice around to other network members to see if others might be interested in exploring the same topic in a variety of ways. More than thirty different international and North American universities and institutions responded, offering courses, webinars, hangouts, and conferences on the topic. Along with the participants in Professor Davidson’s Coursera MOOC, they will also be making their research publicly available through a number of collaborative, crowd-sourced tools on the HASTAC site, including a wiki of learning resources, pedagogical innovations, and successful institutional changes worldwide.

 
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New horizons for HarvardX

New horizons for HarvardX | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it

HarvardX, the University-wide initiative supporting faculty experimentation in teaching and learning through technology, is slated to launch 14 new and returning online offerings through the winter and spring of 2014.

 

In addition to covering disciplines from economics to genomics to history, the lineup represents a continuing move by Harvard faculty to reinvent the MOOC, or massive open online course, and use the Web to enhance rather than directly replicate what happens in the classroom.

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Educause student survey indicates 71% of undergraduates have used free/open educational resources

Educause student survey indicates 71% of undergraduates have used free/open educational resources | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it

The 2013 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, which polled more than 113,000 US and international undergraduates, includes some interesting numbers regarding student use of free and/or open educational resources.  From pages 11-13 of the report:

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Ana Carla Pereira's predictions about open education in 2014 - YouTube

Ana Carla Pereira, Head of Unit in DG Education and Culture of the European Commission, spoke with Open Education Europa about the future of MOOCs and open e...
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Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning

Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it

Making learning interactive has always been difficult for educators. Students rarely want to collaborate and get involved in discussions, because most of them are afraid of making mistakes and saying something wrong. Luckily for all of us, the emergence of technology used in classrooms has made educators able of making the learning process interactive. Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students.

 

The goal of project-based learning is to enable your students to put the things they have learned into practice and develop valuable skills through the project development. They will learn how to make priorities, manage sources, and summarize new concepts. The final goal is to enable them to understand a certain concept more easily.

 
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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: the C***** word is the problem!

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: the C***** word is the problem! | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it
Time and time again I hear MOOC myth questions. The first set make the age-old category mistake of equating MOOCs with University courses. MOOCs are much bigger than this and are NOT to be equated with college ...
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MOOC research conference confirms commonly held beliefs about the medium | Inside Higher Ed

MOOC research conference confirms commonly held beliefs about the medium | Inside Higher Ed | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it
MOOC research conference confirms commonly held beliefs about the medium | Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/FVPaR41cnp
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Knight Center’s innovative MOOC program offers 7 courses, reaches 27,000 students in its first year

Knight Center’s innovative MOOC program offers 7 courses, reaches 27,000 students in its first year | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it

It’s been a little over a year since the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas launched its innovative Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) initiative and, in that time, the program has offered a total of seven massive courses and reached 27,674 people in more than 150 countries. The Knight Center's MOOC website was visited, during this period, 349,273 times and delivered 3,055,506 pages.

 

Despite its young age and low-budget structure, the initiative has been a resounding success. In numerous student reviews, the Knight Center’s program has been repeatedly praised for its quality and effectiveness.

Cutting-edge skills in the use of digital tools to improve the quality of journalism have been brought to people in most countries of the world, including regions where that kind of training would not be available otherwise. And even though a small fee has been charged when participants request for a certificate of completion, all the courses were offered for free and anyone from anywhere in the world could access the courses without any payment.

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The Landing: In support of OER in MOOCs or OOCs...

The Landing: In support of OER in MOOCs or OOCs... | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it
The Landing: In support of OER in MOOCs or OOCs on Opening up education curated by Robert Schuwer (The Landing: In support of OER in MOOCs or OOCs | @scoopit http://t.co/uTIDadWxe9)...
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After the MOOC: Analyzing data, telling stories | The next miracle ...

After the MOOC: Analyzing data, telling stories | The next miracle ... | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it
Student interest in topics in the Coursera MOOC "Understanding Media by Understanding Google". Your mileage may vary. Hmm, I say that a lot. The final assignments arrived in early November. The grades went out a week ...
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The greatest MOOC conference in the history of MOOCs

The greatest MOOC conference in the history of MOOCs | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it
I spent a few days last week at the MOOC Research Initiative conference(better known by the participants as the ice-pocalypse) in Arlington, Texas.  It was, without question, the best conference I’...
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Moocs: Can free classes match an MBA? - Financial Times

Moocs: Can free classes match an MBA? - Financial Times | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it
Moocs: Can free classes match an MBA? Financial Times So I was intrigued to take a look at the new MBA Moocs, the business education version of Massive Open Online Courses, in which they supposedly take the very best MBA teaching and make it freely...
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Coursera's new iOS app makes mobile learning beyond simple - Learn Egg

Coursera's new iOS app makes mobile learning beyond simple - Learn Egg | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it
Whether you're a current Coursera online student or simply looking to enhance your understanding of the world, listen up.
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The Coming MOOC Copyright Problem And Its Impact on Students and Universities

The Coming MOOC Copyright Problem And Its Impact on Students and Universities | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it
Educators and institutions have a choice about who controls MOOC copyright, their ability to earn revenue and their MOOC user data.
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Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning

Chapter 1: How do learners experience open online learning?
George Veletsianos, PhD

Chapter 2: Searching for Extraterrestrials, One Video Lecture at a Time
Jennifer Ramirez

Chapter 3: MOOCs: Falling Short of What Online Learning Could Be
Michael Ota

Chapter 4: Culinary Creations from the Online Chef
Mary Bisheh

Chapter 5: MOOCs made me see the potential of online learning
Hui-chieh Chen

Chapter 6: Free, but monotonous and frustrating?
Afriannoor Miradinata

Chapter 7: Tales of a MOOC Dropout 
Cindy Londeore

Chapter 8: What I Learned From And About MOOCs
Bahaa G. Ghobrial

Chapter 9: Learning about MOOCs by being in one
Mihyun Lim

Chapter 10: How I Learned to Stop Struggling and Translate the Web
Anne Valauri

Chapter 11: Becoming a DJ: Learning How to Mix Electronic Music via the Open Web
Michael Mendoza

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The Brave New World of Online Learning: Amy Collier at TEDxStanford

Amy Collier works with faculty, instructional designers and doctoral students to explore and design online learning experiences at Stanford. Amy Collier is t...
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That’s Pinteresting! How Educators Use Pinterest Effectively

That’s Pinteresting! How Educators Use Pinterest Effectively | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it

According to ABC News, Pinterest is currently among the top social websites that are highly utilized in the classroom. To cope up with the increasing demand, the creators of the social page announced last month their ‘Teachers in Pinterest’ campaign, a page where teachers can collaborate together about tips and lesson plans.

 

The app version of the website is also critically acclaimed by many websites such as CNET.com. In fact, Verizon Wireless provided an almost 5-star rating for the application based on data usage, security, and battery usage. Read more about it atwww.verizonwireless.com.

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Where In The World Do The Most Young People Use Technology? - Edudemic

Where In The World Do The Most Young People Use Technology? - Edudemic | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it

Yesterday, we talked a bit about digital natives and digital immigrants. I mentioned at the beginning of that post that I got into thinking about this after reading an article that discussed which countries have the most digital natives. The article was pretty interesting, and drew on information from the recent UN International Telecommunications Union (UTI) study that looked at the proportion of young people in each country that grew up with the internet.

 

At first, I figured that the results of this study would be pretty obvious. First world countries with large populations and higher birth rates would be at the top of the list. After all, lots of kids + money for technology = more kids using technology, right? I was really interested when the results were not quite what I thought.

 

If you’re interested, you can find a pdf of the entire UTI report here, but they have also created an infographic with some of the more interesting data points. Keep reading to learn more.

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Así es el «Facebook de la educación»

Así es el «Facebook de la educación» | Social Learning - MOOC - OER | Scoop.it
Edmodo tiene más de 27 millones de usuarios en todo el mundo Lo llaman «el Facebook de la educación» y ya tiene más de 27 millones de usuarios en todo el mundo, entre los que se cuentan no solo pro...
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Aprendizaje Social, Social Learning

Recopilación de los 23 artículos sobre Social Learning (Aprendizaje Social) publicados en mi blog: www.sorayapaniagua.com desde 2009.Ordenados desde el más
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Vicepresidente Senior Whitney Services, Director General de la Red Ilumno, www.ilumno.org.