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A Crowdsourced Essay on MOOCs and Higher Education Pedagogies | alex chaucer

A Crowdsourced Essay on MOOCs and Higher Education Pedagogies | alex chaucer | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it

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MOOCs are intended to be open and connect learners, and to enable  aggregation, remixing, re-purposing, and feeding forward. MOOCs can facilitate digital skill enhancement and assist learners in developing a Personal Learning Environment (PLE).

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OpenChem, Open Curriculum, and the Value of Openness - Creative Commons

OpenChem, Open Curriculum, and the Value of Openness - Creative Commons | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. I recently spoke with Larry Cooperman, director of OpenCourseWare at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).
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An alternative to MOOCs? OpenChem project shares the equiv of 4yrs of classes as alt path to learning chemistry

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How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats by @KarenlMahon - TeacherCast Blog

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Donald Clark Plan B: #MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC

Donald Clark Plan B: #MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it

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What are MOOCs?

The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed” said William Gibson, that is certainly true of MOOCs. We have MOOC mania but ‘all MOOCs are not created equal’ and there’s lots of species of MOOC. This is good and we must learn from these experiments to move forward and not get bogged down in old traditionalist v modernist arguments. MOOCs will inform and shape what we do within and without institutions. What is important is to focus on the real needs of real learners.
Taxonomy based on pedagogy
To this end, it is important to define a taxonomy of MOOCs not from the institutional but the pedagogic perspective, by their learning functionality, not by their origins. So here's a starting list of eight:
transferMOOCs
madeMOOCs
synchMOOCs
asynchMOOCs
adaptiveMOOCs
groupMOOCs
connectivistMOOCS
miniMOOCSs

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A Bold Move Toward MOOCs Sends Shock Waves, but Details Are Scarce - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Bold Move Toward MOOCs Sends Shock Waves, but Details Are Scarce - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it
Leaders agree on the urgent need to improve student access to courses. But some are wary of the hopes placed on new technology.
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UNESCO policy guidelines for mobile learning

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moocs vs. innovative learning experiences

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I've been uncomfortable about the MOOC hype. There are a few reasons, ranging from the neoliberal commodification and privatization of education, to the extension of largely passive didactic pedago...
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Amongst the hype, are MOOCs really enhancing learning experiences?

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Online learning goes official as five Coursera courses get approved by the American Council on Education

Online learning goes official as five Coursera courses get approved by the American Council on Education | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it
Coursera announced a massive milestone today: the first big step towards credit options. The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has made ...
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A MOOC Point: Universities go freemium?

A MOOC Point: Universities go freemium? | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it
In the US, 2012 was the year of the MOOC or Massive Open Online Classroom. The surprise development of free courses at the likes of the Higher Education elite like Yale, Stanford and Harvard made t...

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Universities seek copyright law reform to enable MOOCs

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Law reform is required to support innovation and enable Australian universities to compete with the rest of the world in online education, say leading Australian educators.In their submissions to the…...

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The sector is particularly concerned that current “fair dealing” provisions in the Copyright Act do not support the use of copyrighted material in the delivery of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

“The University supports copyright law reform that will foster new and innovative ways of providing education to a wider audience,” wrote University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence in the university’s submission to the review.


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A Crowdsourced Essay on MOOCs and Higher Education Pedagogies | alex chaucer

A Crowdsourced Essay on MOOCs and Higher Education Pedagogies | alex chaucer | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Peter Bryant, Anne-Mart Olsen
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MOOCs are intended to be open and connect learners, and to enable  aggregation, remixing, re-purposing, and feeding forward. MOOCs can facilitate digital skill enhancement and assist learners in developing a Personal Learning Environment (PLE).

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The Rise and History of MOOCs - Infographic and Prezi Presentation

The Rise and History of MOOCs - Infographic and Prezi Presentation | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it
A lot of students. Taking the classes are free. No attendance necessary. MOOCs emphasize key features of a class. Would you be interested to review The Rise and History of MOOCs?
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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review)

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Phil Hill is Executive Vice President at Delta Initiative and blogs at e-Literate.

As we continue to discuss important issues such as access, affordability, and personalized learning in higher education, we would be helped by having a richer understanding of the changes that are already occurring. I would like to offer a more descriptive view to capture the growing number of approaches enabled by educational technology. The following is certainly not exhaustive, since the field is rapidly changing. In addition, not all of these models will end up thriving in the long term. My intention is simply to describe some of the primary models and ideally to reduce some of the confusion evident in public discussions.

 

 


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New OER Exchange Opens with 680,000 Free Learning Objects -- Campus Technology

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Educational technology company Pearson has launched its OpenClass Exchange for instructors. Out of the gate, the new open education resource (OER) catalog will include links to 680,000 instructional and learning items.

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Blackboard Set To Test-Drive e-Textbook Integration -- Campus Technology

Blackboard Set To Test-Drive e-Textbook Integration -- Campus Technology | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it
Blackboard has collaborated with Vital Source Technologies to launch a pilot program to test e-textbook integration with its Blackboard Learn learning management system.
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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it
In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.
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The Quick and the Ed » Could MOOCs Vet College-Ready Students?

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Ryan Craig: How MOOCs Can Get Their Groove Going … By Getting Smarter | WiredAcademic

Ryan Craig: How MOOCs Can Get Their Groove Going … By Getting Smarter | WiredAcademic | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it
There seems to be general agreement among the cognoscenti that MOOCs don’t have a business model today, but will just as soon as they are accepted for credit towards degrees.
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Successful MOOCS need a sound business model in addition to a quality learning experience. While being free to access, many MOOC courses don't have high completion rates.  If MOOCs that have low completion rates had an accredditation outcome with an reputable university, provided more social interaction for students, then maybe their student retention rates would improve.  But then the 'M may need to change to a 'm'.

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EduGeek Journal » The End of the (MOOC) World is Nigh

EduGeek Journal » The End of the (MOOC) World is Nigh | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it
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The MOOC Model: Challenging Traditional Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The MOOC Model: Challenging Traditional Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online (Internet Challenges Yet Another Business. This Time, Higher Education: The Amazing MOOC Model. http://t.co/6Ae18VUW)
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MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles

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Why most of what currently excites the ed-tech world is hot air: MOOCs, Learning Analytics and Open Education Resources, amongst other fads. I already know what my new year’s resolution will be. As...
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Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: MOOC Pedagogy – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

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#elearning Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: MOOC Pedagogy http://t.co/3DtmLgDn (@hopkinsdavid)
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"If you aren't motivated then you aren't in the MOOC"

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MOOCS — Here come the credentials

Coursera, edX and Udacity are taking academic security measures to support online student credentials.
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MOOCs enable learners to study flexibly, yet to obtain a creditential students need to attend a proctered exam.  This makes it less flexible.

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Why I think (OPEN) courses should be about content creation

Why I think (OPEN) courses should be about content creation | Learning on a global scale | Scoop.it

There are many good reasons for creating content when we are learning. It provides an excellent method of personal curation of ideas, of being able to keep track of your work. It allows for others (beyond an educator) to be able to see and respond to your work. For some it provides encouragement to work a little harder, to polish a little more. It could also provide an excellent opportunity to explore other skills around publishing in numerous formats. These are all quite nice… but not what I’m on about at all.


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