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A short video about MOOCs and the connected age. EDUCAUSE SPRINT 2013 Beyond MOOCs: Is IT Creating a New, Connected Age? July 30--August 1 educause.edu/event...

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I love the concept of 'perpetual degrees' by Allan Gyorke at the two minute mark in this clip. What great added value for your alumni and past graduates.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 13, 2014 3:50 AM

EDUCAUSE est toujours une bonne source d'information, cette petite vidéo sur les MOOCs transmet une réflexion déjà riche en à peine 4 minutes

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I love the concept of 'perpetual degrees' by Allan Gyorke at the two minute mark in this clip. What great added value for your alumni and past graduates.

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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

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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:

 

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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Moocs can transform education – but not yet

Moocs can transform education – but not yet | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Whether or not Moocs live up to the hype, technology’s impact on universities is real and growing, Stanford University’s John Hennessy tells Ellie Bothwell
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MOOCs, Open Learning And Institutional Marketing: Moodle And UNESCO Join The Debate

MOOCs, Open Learning And Institutional Marketing: Moodle And UNESCO Join The Debate | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
How “Open” are MOOCs? Academics have expressed concerns about some of the access deterrents they include. Paywalls and copyright protection may stand at odds with ideas about open learn…
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Are MOOCs Forever?

Are MOOCs Forever? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Coursera’s Daphne Koller discusses plans for the future of a format that some thought would never last this long.
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Guidelines for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of MOOCs

Guidelines for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of MOOCs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have emerged as an educational innovation with the potential to increase access to and improve the quality of education. Different stakeholders in education view MOOCs from different perspectives. However, there are common questions related to the quality of these courses and to the granting of equivalent credits. This document provides a set of guidelines designed to support decision making about the sorts of quality measures that are appropriate in different contexts. These MOOC Quality Guidelines can be used by governments, accreditation agencies, institutions and learners with an interest in developing, running, accrediting or participating in MOOCs, to improve quality assurance (QA) and accreditation.
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Are MOOCs Forever?

Are MOOCs Forever? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Coursera’s Daphne Koller discusses plans for the future of a format that some thought would never last this long.
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Study: Communication Styles Don't Affect MOOC Completion

Study: Communication Styles Don't Affect MOOC Completion | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Few students who begin MOOCs finish them, and a new study shows that different modes of communication have little effect on MOOC completion.
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Online 'university of anywhere' opens to refugees - BBC News

Online 'university of anywhere' opens to refugees - BBC News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
An online university is offering 500 refugees from Syria's civil war free places on its degree courses.
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Earn credit towards a degree from free online courses

Earn credit towards a degree from free online courses | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Australian universities are joining the global trend to offer credit towards a degree to students who complete free online courses.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, July 11, 4:59 AM
A nice initiative "à contre courant" from the latest trends
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The Life Between Big Data Log Events

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Big data from massive open online courses (MOOCs) have enabled researchers to examine learning processes at almost infinite levels of granularity. Yet, such data sets do not track every important element in the learning process. Many strategies that MOOC learners use to overcome learning challenges are not captured in clickstream and log data. In this study, we interviewed 92 MOOC learners to better understand their worlds, investigate possible mechanisms of student attrition, and extend conversations about the use of big data in education. 

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Online education for more than one million students

Online education for more than one million students | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
University of Queensland experts, with UQ’s Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) program accepting its millionth enrolment at the weekend.

UQ runs 16 MOOCs through its UQx program, a service that offers free online university courses to anyone with access to the internet.
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What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students

What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
When faced with challenges, online learners draw on resources from their workstations, diverse online spaces, and their network of friends and family.
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MOOCs guide for policy-makers in developing countries - University World News

MOOCs guide for policy-makers in developing countries - University World News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Dr Qian Tang, UNESCO’s assistant director-general for education, highlighted the benefits of online learning and MOOCs.

He said: “MOOCs are excellent for promoting lifelong learning – courses offered free to countless people offer access to higher education to those who can’t afford formal education and are disadvantaged; this is democratisation of higher education.”

In addition, MOOCs reduced the disconnect between skills and aptitudes of most university graduates and the needs of industry in many developing countries, he said. There was high use among adults, especially women, so greater gender equality in areas where women were under-represented.

Tang recognised it might be too costly for higher education institutions in some countries to offer high-quality content, but MOOCs could help deal with this challenge.
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MOOCs: From Tsunami to Ripple - From crisis to opportunity

MOOCs: From Tsunami to Ripple - From crisis to opportunity | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
In 2012, John L. Hennessy, president of Stanford University, warned that technology was about to dramatically and irrevocably disrupt highe
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South Africa exports online courses back to the West - BBC News

South Africa exports online courses back to the West - BBC News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
A lower cost base and partnerships with western universities is helping South Africa to develop online courses for students around the world.
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Making Sense of MOOCs: New UNESCO-COL guide now available | COL

Making Sense of MOOCs: New UNESCO-COL guide now available | COL | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
New UNESCO-COL publication, "Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy Makers in Developing Countries," is now available.

The Guide is designed to raise general awareness amongst policy makers in developing countries as to how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might address their concerns and priorities, particularly in terms of access to affordable quality higher education and preparation of secondary school leavers for academic as well as vocational education and training.

With very few exceptions, many of the reports on MOOCs already published do not refer to the interest and experience of developing countries, although we are witnessing important initiatives in more and more countries around the world.
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Though MOOCs have proved to be a boon, they fall short in some crucial areas

Though MOOCs have proved to be a boon, they fall short in some crucial areas | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Digitisation has revolutionised several spheres of our lives — from education to online shopping, ordering food, Net banking and much more. In the education sector, particularly, it has broadened the scope of learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have emerged as a popular medium of learning, making educational content on various topics and subjects available online for any learner.

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Chrysanthos Dellarocas, the University’s New Associate Provost for Digital Learning - Boston University

Chrysanthos Dellarocas, the University’s New Associate Provost for Digital Learning - Boston University | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Chrysanthos Dellarocas to lead University beyond MOOCs
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Universal Instructional Design Principles: Usability, Accessibility, Evidence In Moodle vs MOOCs

Universal Instructional Design Principles: Usability, Accessibility, Evidence In Moodle vs MOOCs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Are MOOCs really open? We have witnessed its rise in past years. We have also witnessed the wave of backlash in many of its aspects. Content, engagement, completion rates and churning in particular…
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The life between big data log events: Learners’ strategies to overcome challenges in MOOCs.

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Big data from massive open online courses (MOOCs) have enabled researchers to examine learning processes at almost infinite levels of granularity. Yet, such data sets do not track every important element in the learning process. Many strategies that MOOC learners use to overcome learning challenges are not captured in clickstream and log data. In this study, we interviewed 92 MOOC learners to better understand their worlds, investigate possible mechanisms of student attrition, and extend conversations about the use of big data in education. Findings reveal three important domains of the experience of MOOC students that are absent from MOOC tracking logs: the practices at learners’ workstations, learners’ activities online but off-platform, and the wider social context of their lives beyond the MOOC. These findings enrich our understanding of learner agency in MOOCs, clarify the spaces in-between recorded tracking log events, and challenge the view that MOOC learners are disembodied autodidacts.

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Korean Version of MOOC Increasingly Popular

Korean Version of MOOC Increasingly Popular | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) – If you have ever wondered what it would be like to sit in a classroom at a prestigious university …
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Coursera president: bursting the Moocs bubble a boon for us

Coursera president: bursting the Moocs bubble a boon for us | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Daphne Koller says online platform reached millions of learners largely because of the publicity, both good and bad, about Moocs
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'Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years' - BBC News

'Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years' - BBC News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the founder of a leading US online university network.
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I love the last sentence:

"The hype around Moocs might have faded, but the big impact could be about to begin."
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Peter Mellow's curator insight, July 5, 9:47 PM
I love the last sentence:

"The hype around Moocs might have faded, but the big impact could be about to begin."
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The Life Between Big Data Log Events: Learners’ Strategies to Overcome Challenges in MOOCs

This is a video summary of: Veletsianos, G., Reich, J., & Pasquini, L. A. (2016). The life between big data log events: Learners’ strategies to overcom
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World First: University of Michigan's Dr. Chuck Holds a Graduation Ceremony for MOOC Students - Class Central's MOOC Report

World First: University of Michigan's Dr. Chuck Holds a Graduation Ceremony for MOOC Students - Class Central's MOOC Report | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
University of Michigan has world-first MOOC graduation ceremony for the graduates of its Python Specialization on Coursera.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, July 5, 8:49 AM
An excellent initiative from the academics authorities !
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HRD Ministry mulling launching 'Swayam' platform for online courses

HRD Ministry mulling launching 'Swayam' platform for online courses | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The HRD Ministry is mulling launching its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform 'Swayam' that will host over 2,000 courses for up to 3 crore students across the country.
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