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Penn conference evaluates MOOCs past, future

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On Friday and Saturday, Penn hosted hundreds of university professors and administrators from around the world to discuss the future of massive open online courses.
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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!
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Welcome! MOOCs are a new educational learning paradigm. Explore how to use MOOCs effectively and keep up with the latest MOOC news here!

 

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- MOOCs

 

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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Making the MOOC

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one team's effort to take higher education online

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How to join the MOOC education revolution: a new free way to learn/create together with other RSA Fellows : RSA blogs

How to join the MOOC education revolution: a new free way to learn/create together with other RSA Fellows : RSA blogs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The emergence of MOOCs (‘Massive Open Online Courses’) – where tens of thousands of people can learn online together, mostly for free – has taken the education world by storm. Coursera, a MOOC provider, has 7m+ users. But it was when Stanford University’s artificial intelligence Mooc, announced in July 2011, attracted 160,000 sign-ups that it became clear a powerful new phenomenon was emerging.

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EdX launches new high school initiative - The Tech

In a new initiative for edX, last Tuesday, the online platform spearheaded by MIT and Harvard launched 26 new courses aimed at high school students, according to The Boston Globe.
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The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure

The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The following is a pre-print of an essay set to appear in Bonk et al.'s forthcoming book MOOCs and Open Education around the World. It may undergo some additional editing before publication. Unlike...
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Can't #MOOC and #OER get along? To me it is like a sectarian warfare of folks wanting the same thing (better educational outcome for more people) being distracted by disagreement over prioritizing the methods (open educational resources, massively scaled course offerings, pedagogical theories, profit-motive, institutionale incentives...) to get there. Undeniably, MOOC enthusiasts are reaping benefits from a decade of #OER pioneers struggling to be heard - so credits are due and gratitude is in order. Nevertheless, everyone would benefit were we to move forward together and sort out our differences later.

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Govt hopes for more online varsity courses

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PUTRAJAYA: The government hopes to have at least 15% of the courses offered in all public and some privates universities taught online by next year as part of the country's vision to be a developed nation by 2020, said Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.
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US University crisis - Are MOOCs a solution?

US University crisis - Are MOOCs a solution? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The big push in technology that can make an impact on the costs of education have been the MOOCs, or the massive open on-line courses. Although distance education has been around for a while, the MOOCs brought in new features.

 

They are free, and reputed universities provide content and delivery. Although a few have started charging for their courses, the costs are still much below what one would pay a brick-and-mortar institution.

 

Yet, this model is still in an experimental stage; while these courses are good for furthering one’s education, the systems and structure are not in place wherein credits so earned would translate into a degree at some time..

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▶ Understanding the MOOC Landscape and Its Impact on Libraries' Digital Resources - YouTube

http://ala.org/alcts An ALCTS webinar. MOOCs are forcing us to rethink how we teach, learn, and provide educational resources. These courses have become a ca...
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Why Every College Teacher Should Take a MOOC This Fall

Why Every College Teacher Should Take a MOOC This Fall | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
It’s move-in week this week at the state university campus across the street from where I live and where I taught for several years. This occasion always reminds of the ominous first paragraph of Don
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Teaching with Minecraft? MOOC Explores Gamification for K-12 -- THE Journal

Teaching with Minecraft? MOOC Explores Gamification for K-12 -- THE Journal | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Instructure has launched a series of MOOCs that use Minecraft to help K-12 teachers implement gamification in the classroom. (#Teaching with #Minecraft?
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Education & Technology in an Age of Pandemics (revisited)

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consider this picture MOOCs -- massively open online courses of the sort that can simultaneously enroll thousands, even tens of thousands, of learners simultaneously -- have been a hot topic of discussion for a few years now in both the worlds of education and 'international development' (and, for what it's worth, the subject of numerous related posts here on the World Bank's EduTech blog).

 

Recent news that edX, one of the prominent MOOC platforms, is to start offering courses aimed at high school students suggests that the potential usefulness and impact of things like MOOCs may soon extend beyond the realm of higher education, out of which MOOCs originally emerged and where most related activity has occurred to date. There is much (potentially) to be excited about here.

 

Few would argue against having greater access to more learning opportunities, especially when those opportunities are offered for 'free', where there is latent unmet demand, and where the opportunities themselves are well constructed and offer real value for learners.

 

As with MOOCs at the level of higher education, however, we perhaps shouldn't be too surprised if these new opportunities at the high school level are first seized upon *not* by some of the groups with the greatest learning needs -- for example, students in overcrowded, poorly resourced secondary schools in developing countries, or even students who would like a secondary education, but for a variety of reasons aren't able to receive one -- but rather by those best placed to take advantage of them.

 

This has been largely been the case for initial adopters of MOOCs. (One of the first studies of this aspect of the 'MOOC Phenomenon', which looked at MOOCs from the University of Pennsylvania, found that students tended to be "young, well educated, and employed, with a majority from developed countries.") 

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Fall MOOCs explore literature, neuroscience - Brown Daily Herald

Fall MOOCs explore literature, neuroscience - Brown Daily Herald | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

“I was interested in the idea of reaching a lot of people,” Linden said, adding that she believes the class fits well into a contemporary trend in neuroscience, namely a “push for open access to data.” She said she believes that the material covered by the course is very valuable for undergraduate students, regardless of its status as a MOOC.

 

But Weinstein said he acknowledged that “all of that has a flipside,” and both classroom and online learning have their own virtues and blind spots.

 

“It was very exciting. … It was very interesting,” Weinstein said of his previous experience teaching “The Fiction of Relationship” as a MOOC, adding that he was pleasantly surprised by how “productive” he found the course. Students were able to engage with literature in a way that was “enormously enriched” by online forums, he added.

 

The 146 students currently enrolled in COLT1420T: “The Fiction of Relationship” on campus “are going to be double citizens,” Weinstein said. They will register for the Coursera course simultaneously and write a short, ungraded paper at the end of the semester to reflect on the pros and cons of the course as they perceived them.

 

“They may say it is a disaster,” Weinstein said, adding that in some ways, it is “a kind of experiment.”

 

Linden said that one potential benefit of MOOCs having so many students is that there could be more interesting approaches to solving problems. She added that because people who take the MOOCs are not receiving a formal University credit upon completion, they may be more willing to take risks in approaching problem-solving.

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MOOCs: Effective learning tools

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Massive open online courses, called MOOCs, are effective if students actually work hard, according to a new study and Captain Obvious.
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Is It Ok To Put MOOC Courses On My Resume?

Is It Ok To Put MOOC Courses On My Resume? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The simple answer is that you absolutely can and should put MOOC Courses on your resume provided that you are not just bing watching watching MOOCs like you are binge watching House of Cards or Game of Thrones or The Good Wife. The reason being that you should be successfully completing the quizzes and exercises in these programs so that you master the material.  If there is outside reading required then you should do that too.  In other words, you should be able to treat a course on Coursera just like a live course.  After all, the only difference is that you are not in the classroom.

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MOOC | The Kennedy Institute of Ethics

MOOC | The Kennedy Institute of Ethics | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

From the start, the KIE’s Introduction to Bioethics MOOC was conceived as a thoughtful experiment at the frontiers of higher education. The MOOC was one of Georgetown’s first, awarded this privilege in large part because of the team’s willingness to design a brand-new curriculum for the online platform, its enterprising and creative spirit, and its commitment to rigorous documentation and assessment. We wanted our mistakes as well as our successes to pave the way for future generations of MOOCs, at Georgetown and beyond.

 

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Learning without boundaries through online courses - Nation | The Star Online

Learning without boundaries through online courses - Nation | The Star Online | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: Malaysians are exploring niche areas of study via online courses, and it’s shifting the educational landscape.
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Oakwood University Professor Creates First HBCU-Developed MOOC - Higher Education

Oakwood University Professor Creates First HBCU-Developed MOOC - Higher Education | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

“I think the good thing about MOOCs and open education resources is that it democratizes the academic process,” said Burton. “There may be some people who never would afford to go to the university, and this allows them to sort of get that context. And even beyond that, there may be people who can afford to go to university but [wouldn’t ordinarily take the classes offered] — this gives them an opportunity to explore” those topics in depth.

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SPOT: Most corporates plan to increase their investment on Learning & Development: Report

SPOT: Most corporates plan to increase their investment on Learning & Development: Report | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The study reveals that while 84% organisations believe that e-learning is an efficient and cost effective tool for organisational learning, only 27% are using it as a Learning & Development tool presently. The size of the Indian e-learning market which was estimated to be $276 million in 2008 grew at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.9% to reach US$ 578 million between 2008 and 2013.

 

Apart from e-learning, the L&D market is also witnessing growth in segments like on job training, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), mobile learning (m-learning) and social learning. Mobile learning initiatives are gaining significance, particularly in industries such as pharmaceuticals and retail as organisations pursue advantages ranging from reduced costs to increased agility.

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It Sucks Being a "Nontraditional Student." Gates Wants To Make It a Little Easier

Going to college to pursue a two- or four-year degree is a challenging endeavor as it is, what wit...
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What Do We Do About MOOCs?

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This marketplace has the potential to dramatically transform corporate learning.
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“Tsunami” is Continuing: Publishing of “Massive Open and Online Courses (MOOC) in an International Perspective: New Global Agenda for Innovation in Higher Education”

“Tsunami” is Continuing: Publishing of “Massive Open and Online Courses (MOOC) in an International Perspective: New Global Agenda for Innovation in Higher Education” | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Massive Open and Online Courses (MOOC) in an International Perspective: New Global Agenda for Innovation in Higher Education introduced and translated by The Open University of China (OUC) from the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), published by the OUC (aka the China Central Radio & TV University, CCRTVU) Press came out in June, 2014. This book was translated and edited by the President of the OUC Yang Zhijian and the Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Department Yang Yongbo etc., and is another important work following Open Educational Resources: Conversations in Cyberspace, a UNESCO book also translated by the OUC.

 

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Are We Ready for Robots to Grade?

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An experiment with automated scoring of essays in a MOOC yields surprising results and suggestions for how to improve the process.
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3 MOOC Advantages: Hiring, Recruiting and Development | Industry News From GP Strategies

3 MOOC Advantages: Hiring, Recruiting and Development | Industry News From GP Strategies | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Here are three advantages that may compel executives to embrace the MOOC revolution.
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Maybe it is possible to convince HR managers with the force of argument?

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Queen Rania meets with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to discuss MOOCs - Jordan News Agency (Petra)

Queen Rania meets with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to discuss MOOCs - Jordan News Agency (Petra) | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Paris, Sep. 17 (Petra) -- Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah met today with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in Paris to discuss how the recent regional developments have affected the progress of education in Jordan and the Arab world.

The meeting which was held at UNESCO’s headquarters, shed light on the state of education in Jordan and the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the sector. Both Her Majesty and Bokova agreed on the importance of investing in teacher training.

Queen Rania and Ms. Bokova also talked about the Post-2015 global development agenda and discussed the importance of more ambitious education targets going forward that would tackle quality of education, skills and post primary education.

The meeting also included talks about online education and how it can help transform education in the Arab world. Her Majesty noted that earlier this year, the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) launched Edraak, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform which will broadcast the best Arab professors to the region, offering original Arabic courses - developed by QRF - to further enrich Arab education.

The platform, which was launched in partnership with the non-profit online learning initiative edX, will also give Arab learners access to courses taught at top tier universities like Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley, all of which are translated to Arabic. All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner.

After the meeting Queen Rania, accompanied by Ms. Bokova, toured different sections of UNESCO’s headquarters.

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edX Revisits Completely Open Source License -- Campus Technology

edX Revisits Completely Open Source License -- Campus Technology | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
After famously releasing its source code under a broad open source license, MIT and Harvard’s edX MOOC platform is backtracking a bit--reclassifying part of its code to an open but less restrictive license.
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Oakwood University to Launch MOOC

Oakwood University to Launch MOOC | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Next month, Oakwood University in Alabama will become the first historically black institution to develop a massive open online course (MOOC).
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