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Online Courses Have Reached A Turning Point That Should Seriously Scare Colleges

Online Courses Have Reached A Turning Point That Should Seriously Scare Colleges | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Colleges around the country should be worried. The quality of online courses is catching up fast.

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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!

 

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

 

Or our MOOCs at Melbourne page:

 

http://le.unimelb.edu.au/moocs/

 

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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Федина Яна's curator insight, January 1, 9:58 AM

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Media Day at HarvardX | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd

Media Day at HarvardX  | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

In addition to showing off the space, the point was to share experiences about the MOOC- and post-MOOC era, and hint at the surely to-be-named post-post-MOOC period.


The assembled cast of presenters, in addition to the edX CEO, included Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School; Sheryl Barnes, new to MIT as program manager for digital learning in residential education, but not to academia (with prior stints at Tufts and Harvard); Rebecca Petersen, senior research manager at HarvardX; and Kyle Courtney, whose role could be best summed up as copyright czar for Harvard.

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Students' Impression Management in MOOCs: An opportunity for Existential Learning?

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Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, August 2, 6:38 AM

Quite a nice article on holistic education in MOOCs. Humanities degrees not only teach humanities subjects, they also help knowing ourselves better. Can MOOCs do that too?

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Brush up on high school maths with UNSW online course

Brush up on high school maths with UNSW online course | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
UNSW is expanding its free online education, offering a highly accessible course on high school level algebra.
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Another example of the increasing use of MOOCs in high school education.

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MIT looks to stay in vanguard of digital education

MIT looks to stay in vanguard of digital education | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

MIT has become a leader in propelling massive open online courses, or MOOCs, which provide unprecedented access to elite higher education. It joined forces with Harvard University to launch the nonprofit Web site called edX in 2012. The site now hosts MOOCs from prominent colleges, universities and other institutions worldwide. Those from MIT are offered under the brand “MITx.”

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Why is MIT ignorning 25 years of reseach into online learning? | Tony Bates

Why is MIT ignorning 25 years of reseach into online learning? | Tony Bates | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Tony Bates: "In my previous post, there were two sessions at the LINC 2013 conference that referred specifically to MIT’s own strategies for technology-enabled learning within MIT. These resulted in my asking the following question towards the end of the conference:

 

Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning and 100 years research into how students learn in its design of online courses? "


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Dennis's comments on this issue are very good. This article and his comments are well worth a read.

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, August 1, 1:08 PM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.


Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

wernerio's curator insight, August 2, 11:22 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, Today, 12:57 PM

This is an excellent article regarding one of the flaws often seen in online education; i.e., simply moving outdated pedagogical approaches to an online format and calling it "new." 

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Should MOOCs be used as credit for high school?

Should MOOCs be used as credit for high school? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
While MOOCs can provide some great content, the teaching and assessment methods probably aren't appropriate for high school students.
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Future Thoughts (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Future Thoughts (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The integration of technologies such as MOOCs, lecture-capture systems, and video telepresence has broadened students' access and choice and made education more "location agnostic." But there's still a major challenge in creating high-quality, engaging, and seamless experiences for online and distance learning students and educators. Most institutions are not there yet, which means that traditional face-to-face learning models in higher education will continue. Digital learning materials such as e-books have worked to reduce costs and provide a more personalized learning experience, yet studies show that millennials prefer reading from print books for both deep reading and enjoyment.1 For this reason, I don't see traditional books going away anytime soon.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, July 31, 4:59 AM

Always a great read from EDUCAUSE REVIEW

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How to survive your PhD - a free course

How to survive your PhD - a free course | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
A year and a half ago, ANU gave me a chance to make a MOOC. For those of you in the know, a MOOC stands for 'massive open online course'. ANU has partnered with EdX, a MOOC delivery platform, so th...
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Here’s a $5M Seed Fund to Support Higher Ed Innovations Besides MOOCs (EdSurge News)

Here’s a $5M Seed Fund to Support Higher Ed Innovations Besides MOOCs (EdSurge News) | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, there are innovations in higher education beyond the headline-grabbing MOOCs that have soaked up so many investment dollars in recent years. And now those non-MOOCs may get some funding, too. Today, New York City-based University Ventures announced a $5 million seed fund for inves
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EdTechX: A MOOC about Integrating Education Technology

EdTechX: A MOOC about Integrating Education Technology | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
An introduction to technology integration in a new MOOC from MIT.
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List of Over 140 Online Courses/MOOCs Starting in August 2015 - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

List of over 100 MOOCs and Online Courses coming up in the month of August 2015.
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MOOCs Shake Up Indian Education | MIT Technology Review

MOOCs Shake Up Indian Education | MIT Technology Review | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
In a country of rigid teaching styles and scarce university slots, students and professors are exploring what online learning can be.
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What Is Wrong With MOOCs? Key Issues To Consider Before Launching Your First MOOC - eLearning Industry

What Is Wrong With MOOCs? Key Issues To Consider Before Launching Your First MOOC - eLearning Industry | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
What Is Wrong With MOOCs? Check this article to learn about key issues to consider before launching you first MOOC course.
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ECO Project EU's curator insight, Today, 3:59 AM

Essential points to take into account  if you are planning to create your own MOOC, from the 'massive, 'open', 'online' and 'course' perspective. Would you add anything else?

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It's time to shift discussion of 'online learning' to 'digital strategy' (essay) | InsideHigherEd

It's time to shift discussion of 'online learning' to 'digital strategy' (essay) | InsideHigherEd | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

It’s taken decades, but educational technology is finally beginning to change the way we think about education itself -- not just the way we deliver it.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 3, 10:28 AM

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What do Current Students think about MOOCs?

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, August 3, 4:28 AM

Just a few studies are studying what students thinks about MOOCs 

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Colleges Say Goodbye to Lectures

Colleges Say Goodbye to Lectures | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Forget credit hours—in a quest to cut costs, universities are simply asking students to prove their mastery of a subject.
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Sebastian Thrun: How many moocs can dance on the head of a pin?

Sebastian Thrun: How many moocs can dance on the head of a pin? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
It is less than a quarter of an hour’s drive down Route 101 from the village-like campus of Stanford University to Mountain View, the Silicon Valley home of Udacity. This was the journey Sebastian Thrun, the online education company’s chief

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Sebastian Thrun is always worth the attention he garners. Interesting to watch a him wrestle with the realities of teaching and learning in the 21st century.  I'd love to see him go toe to toe with Tony Bates!  

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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, July 30, 9:44 PM

Sebastian Thrun is always worth the attention he garners. Interesting to watch a him wrestle with the realities of teaching and learning in the 21st century.  I'd love to see him go toe to toe with Tony Bates!  

steve batchelder's curator insight, July 31, 1:44 AM

Sebastian Thrun is always worth the attention he garners. Interesting to watch a him wrestle with the realities of teaching and learning in the 21st century.  I'd love to see him go toe to toe with Tony Bates!  

asli telli's curator insight, August 1, 1:31 AM

Sebastian Thrun is always worth the attention he garners. Interesting to watch a him wrestle with the realities of teaching and learning in the 21st century.  I'd love to see him go toe to toe with Tony Bates!  

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Peering Over The Cliff | StratEDgy | InsideHigherEd

Pioneering online education and MOOC providers are adapting quickly and “figuring it out”:  In addition to Udacity and coding academies, some traditional schools are advancing quickly. According to a recent Washington Post article, MIT “is pondering whether to launch new online education programs that would generate revenue.”  According to a 2014 MIT task force report, “The very notion of a ‘class’ may be outdated,” and the school is looking at creating classes built on smaller modules that can be combined in different ways to create more customized learning opportunities. 
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3 Questions for Jonathan Rees | Technology and Learning | InsideHigherEd

Question 1:  What do you think of MOOCs?

 

That depends upon the MOOC. I think corporate video-based MOOCs are a poor substitute for face-to-face college classes and I'm afraid that the business plans of the companies that make them and their collaborators in higher education require them to replace quality traditional classes in the near future. On the other hand, I think that independent, connectivist MOOCs show great potential for creating new, uniquely-valuable educational experiences for people of all ages. If I had all the time in the world, I'd be participating in DS106 right now.
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Southeastern Municipality of Kosovo Signs Memorandum of Understanding with EDUonGo-Powered Albanian Massive Open Online Courses to Promote Distance Learning

To help expand science and coding in schools across the Municipality of Gjilan, Kosovo, Mayor Lufti Haziri has signed an agreement with Almooc, a non-profit organization that provides free education to Albanians.

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Stanford’s John Hennessy Says Online Learning Has Some Way to Go | MIT Technology Review

Stanford’s John Hennessy Says Online Learning Has Some Way to Go | MIT Technology Review | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Stanford’s president questions whether online learning can match traditional instruction in motivating students.

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R Sutton's curator insight, July 30, 3:54 PM

Caution is absolutely necessary in my opinion. Online learning will suit many people at various times and may further democratise learning and deliver learning that is more sharply focussed on specific individual or economic needs, but in the foreseeable future a blended model is more likely to be appropriate. The difficulty may be that face to face instruction/mentoring/inspiration may increasingly lie only in the domain of the wealthy (or wealthy nations). We must never forget the impact of inspirational teachers, especially with adolescents.

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Moocs will not replace traditional education | mydigitalfc.com

I am revisiting the topic of massive open online course (Mooc) for the third time in a year. Reformers of our educational system and the Union government have been
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Are MOOCs the 'Digital Albums' of Education? From Standard Education to 'Marginal Learning' - Singularity HUB

Are MOOCs the 'Digital Albums' of Education? From Standard Education to 'Marginal Learning' - Singularity HUB | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The digitalization of education via massive open online courses (or MOOCs) seems to be going the way the music industry went a decade ago.
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Funding for Chinese Online Learning Platforms Increased Tenfold in 2014 | MIT Technology Review

Funding for Chinese Online Learning Platforms Increased Tenfold in 2014 | MIT Technology Review | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Will a surge in distance learning for traditional subjects, test prep, language, and trade skills leave the poorest out?
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Udacity founder takes on virtual study revolution - FT.com

Udacity founder takes on virtual study revolution - FT.com | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
It is less than a quarter of an hour’s drive down Route 101 from the village-like campus of Stanford University to Mountain View, the Silicon Valley home of Udacity. This was the journey Sebastian Thrun, the online education company’s chief
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