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Swiss universities try to catch the MOOC wave

Swiss universities try to catch the MOOC wave | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Free interactive online university courses known as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are quickly spreading far beyond the United States. After Lausanne’s Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), other Swiss universities are keen to experiment.
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"Konrad Osterwalder, head of teaching development and technology at ETHZ, said there was nothing particularly innovative about current MOOCs, adding that ten-year-old well-made e-learning products were generally better quality."

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MOOCs are a new educational learning paradigm. Explore how to use MOOCs effectively and keep up with the latest MOOC news here! https://le.unimelb.edu.au
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Learning with MOOCs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Welcome! MOOCs are a new educational learning paradigm. Explore how to use MOOCs effectively and keep up with the latest MOOC news here!

 

Check out MOOCs offered by the University of Melbourne here: https://www.coursera.org/unimelb

 

Or our MOOCs at Melbourne page:

 

https://le.unimelb.edu.au/elearning-design-and-development/melbourne-moocs-catalogue/

 

This topic is curated by staff in Learning Environments at the University of Melbourne, along with invited colleagues.

 

If you use Flipboard, you may be interested in our MOOC related topic -

 

https://flipboard.com/section/moocs-bXPoIy

 

Note: These articles are posted around a common interest in MOOCs, to provide information and promote discussion. They do not represent the views or positions of the University of Melbourne.

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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork (EdSurge News)

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork (EdSurge News) | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners. Students lack the ability to strike up an impromptu conversation about last week’s homework or compare notes with whoever’s sitting next to them in class. The absence of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in
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A new “MicroMasters” online learning program offered by major universities - The Hechinger Report

A new “MicroMasters” online learning program offered by major universities - The Hechinger Report | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
A new kind of credential has entered the crowded market for online learning. EdX, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that provides online courses, announced last week the creation of 19 “MicroMasters” courses, a new type of online educational program. These courses are tailored master’s degree-level classes that can help students hone skills that will be immediately useful …
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NIIT acquires MOOC platform provider Perceptron

NIIT acquires MOOC platform provider Perceptron | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
NIIT, a management and training solutions company for corporates and individuals has acquired the business of edtech startup Perceptron.
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State of the MOOC 2016: A Year of Massive Landscape Change For Massive Open Online Courses

State of the MOOC 2016: A Year of Massive Landscape Change For Massive Open Online Courses | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
State of the MOOC 2016: A Year of Massive Landscape Change For Massive Open Online Courses

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Virtual Classrooms Can Be as Unequal as Real Ones

Virtual Classrooms Can Be as Unequal as Real Ones | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
But researchers have found that it takes more than just access to an internet connection to benefit from online resources: It also takes basic technology skills, the ability to draw on social networks for help and guidance when needed, and a willingness to look to the internet for information and resources.
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EdSurge HigherEd Welcomes Jeff Young (EdSurge News)

EdSurge HigherEd Welcomes Jeff Young (EdSurge News) | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Some weeks on our calendar earn themselves a gold star—and this was one. We're delighted to share this week news that Jeffrey R. Young, long-time writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education, is joining the EdSurge team as a senior writer and strategic thought-partner in building out our coverage
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Research Trends in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Theses and Dissertations: Surfing the Tsunami Wave

Research Trends in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Theses and Dissertations: Surfing the Tsunami Wave | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
By Ignatia / Inge de Waard, Aras BOZKURT, and Nilgun Özdamar Keskin in Education and Online and Distance Education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted a great deal of attention by higher education and private enterprises. MOOCs have
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In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching

In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
When students enroll in MOOCs, they almost always watch a series of video lectures. But just watching videos — without also engaging interactively — is an ineffective way to learn, according to a study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

The study, “Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport: Doing Is Better Than Watching for Learning From a MOOC,” looked at a generally available course, offered through the Georgia Institute of Technology, called “Introduction to Psychology as a Science.” Some students chose to take it as a traditional MOOC, spending most of their time watching video lectures. Others opted for a version that combined the MOOC and interactive materials produced by Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative.
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edX MOOC-Based Micro-Masters Expand to Multiple Universities -- Campus Technology

edX MOOC-Based Micro-Masters Expand to Multiple Universities -- Campus Technology | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
An experiment by MIT to test out a credential program delivered as a MOOC has blossomed into 19 different "micro-masters" offered by nearly as many members of the edX consortium.
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73 Percent of Coding Bootcamp Graduates Employed Full-Time, Earn Salary Lift -- Campus Technology

73 Percent of Coding Bootcamp Graduates Employed Full-Time, Earn Salary Lift -- Campus Technology | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
A recent survey of more than 1,000 qualified graduates from coding bootcamps around the country found that 73 percent are employed in full-time positions, with an average salary increase of 64 percent.
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Make the MOOC move

Make the MOOC move | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
TheTribune: On your phone 24x7? Now use it to increase your knowledge, pick up a skill and even get a degree or diploma. Today digital technology has taken learning to another level. Online learning, or e-learning — the process of learning using various types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video — diffuses knowledge and learning without borders.
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In Pursuit of Profession: Get him to the MOOC!

In Pursuit of Profession: Get him to the MOOC! | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Online education is nothing new. But what is new is that more and more professionals are using online courses to advance their careers. And many of these courses are free!
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MOOCS – Disruptive innovation or technology?

MOOCS – Disruptive innovation or technology? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
A technology is considered disruptive when it affects an existing business model and/or the core values in the organisation where the technology is to be implemented. It not appear suddenly or in a vacuum: They are…
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An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000

An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000 | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
A Georgia Tech computer science program at drastically reduced prices could change the way we think about the problem of college costs.
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MQA launches guidelines to enable flexi-education & lifelong learning

MQA launches guidelines to enable flexi-education & lifelong learning | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
PETALING JAYA: GREATER support is being put in place to enable Malaysians have the opportunity for a more flexible education and partake in lifelong learning with the launch of two guidelines developed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) that took place here, today.
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Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in October 2016 — Class Central

Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in October 2016 — Class Central | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The best new free online courses starting in October 2016

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Online ‘Micro-Master’s’ Programs Extend Their Reach

More than a dozen institutions, including big names like Columbia and Michigan, will offer courses to students who haven’t gone through an admissions process.
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SABC News - MOOCs can give access to higher education for all:Thursday 22 September 2016

SABC News - MOOCs can give access to higher education for all:Thursday 22 September 2016 | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
One avenue that is slowly gaining traction in South Africa is the use of massive online open courses, which can give access to higher learning to everyone.
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LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, today took the wraps off its newest efforts to expand its site beyond job hunting and recruitment, LinkedIn’s two big business mainstays. The company has launched a new site called LinkedIn Learning, an ambitious e-learning portal tailored to individuals, but also catering to businesses looking to keep training their employees, and beyond that even educational institutions exploring e-learning courses.

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INVESTIGATING THE CONSTRUCTION OF MOOCS (Proceedings)

By Tony Cripps and Sean O'Connell in Teaching and Learning and Education. This paper examines one cohort's experiences of researching and taking Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the first time. The students (n=14) were third-year
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MOOC-based master's degree initiative expands globally

MOOC-based master's degree initiative expands globally | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOC-based master's degree initiative expands to more than a dozen universities. Will learners opt to enroll or settle for a certificate?
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Coursera TV Spot, 'Affordable Online Courses'

Though they were employed, these two people wanted to advance their careers. After spending a few hundred dollars and taking some courses on Coursera in subjects like business and data science, they both found the success for which they were looking.
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Online ‘Micro-Master’s’ Programs Extend Their Reach

Online ‘Micro-Master’s’ Programs Extend Their Reach | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
More than a dozen institutions, including big names like Columbia and Michigan, will offer courses to students who haven’t gone through an admissions process.
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Understanding Learning and Learning Design in MOOCs: A Measurement-Based Interpretation | Milligan | Journal of Learning Analytics

Understanding Learning and Learning Design in MOOCs: A Measurement-Based Interpretation
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Centre's Swayam initiative delayed repeatedly | The Asian Age

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative and push to promote Internet-based learning, the Union human resource development ministry’s plan to launch its massive open online courses (MOOC) platform “Swayam” has been delayed repeatedly. 


Government sources said that Swayam’s launch was repeately delayed because the ministry wanted to ensure smooth functionality.
The Swayam platform proposes to host over 2,000 courses for approximately 3 crore students across the country. 

 
It is understood that the latest launch date of August 15 was postponed because preparations were ongoing to get the entire system ready for the ambitious project. Sources said that once the platform was made operational at the optimum level, the launch will likely be made by the Prime Minister.

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