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▶ MOOCs and Beyond - YouTube

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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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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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.

 

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: A Necessary Academic Innovation in a Global Economy

MOOCs: A Necessary Academic Innovation in a Global Economy | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The average American college student studies less hours than the necessary thirty hours per week, according to Alexander C. McCormick from the Association of American Colleges and Universities. While it is true that “the more students engage in educationally purposeful activities, the more they learn,” says McCormick, it has become…
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▶ Philosophy MOOC Demo - YouTube

This demo is to show the course instructor the functionality of the edX platform and the student experience, with the purpose to help the course instructor t...
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Five Lessons for Online Teaching from Finishing a MOOC – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Five Lessons for Online Teaching from Finishing a MOOC – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

As I proceeded through the course, marveling at how well it was all going, I realized that I was learning as much from CorpusMOOC about teaching online as I was about corpus linguistics. I blogged the full eight weeks, but have distilled the top five lessons learned about teaching online from taking a MOOC.

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WOW. Jane Goodall launches online MOOC course in digital mapping for communities (Wired UK)

WOW. Jane Goodall launches online MOOC course  in digital mapping for communities (Wired UK) | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
On the day of her eightieth birthday, renowned primatologist Jane Goodall launched a massive open online course (MOOC) based around digital mapping for communities

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Jane Goodall is the poster child for generativity --  innovating approaches to conservation and education and, by the way, changing how we do 'aging'--redefinition, reeducation, and 'repurposing' (i.e. finding new ways to pursue purpose and meaning).  I want to be like her when I grow up.  On her 80th birthday, Goodall launched a MOOC in participatory mapping.  She believes shared knowledge and mapping skills are ways for people, especially young people, to discover where they can make a difference in their own communities.  Goodall praised Google, saying the company was "helping us [The Goodall Institute] so much with our technology and our tablets and getting the field staff to monitor their own forests -- it's changed the way we do conservation" 

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MOOC: How to design an amazing blended learning course - eCampus News

MOOC: How to design an amazing blended learning course - eCampus News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Designing a blended learning course may seem complicated, but EDUCAUSE hopes to remedy that problem by offering a free MOOC on blended learning courses.

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A ‘MOOC Tsunami’ Won’t Hurt Wharton

A ‘MOOC Tsunami’ Won’t Hurt Wharton | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
New dean attracted by Wharton's use of tech
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MOOC: How to design an amazing blended learning course - eCampus News

MOOC: How to design an amazing blended learning course - eCampus News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Designing a blended learning course may seem complicated, but EDUCAUSE hopes to remedy that problem by offering a free MOOC on blended learning courses.
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Unis spooked by MOOC wave, says ex-UNE vice-chancellor Jim Barber

Unis spooked by MOOC wave, says ex-UNE vice-chancellor Jim Barber | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

JIM Barber, having left the University of New England, has come back to small-town central Victoria, where destructive bushfires are still fresh in memory.

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Innovate 2013 at Ohio State: Jim Fowler's MOOCulus Steal My Idea Presentation - YouTube

Jim is a mathematics instructor who is building technology and testing it in the classroom. His projects include a clicker system, game show buzzers, augment...

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This 5 minute presentation I find particularly interesting in that Jim Fowler quite convincingly explains how the value of MOOCs lies in our ability to collect massive amounts of data about student performance. He himself built a tool - using Markov chains - that set students new calculus problems in function of their past performance He argues that at present MOOCs may not be very good at teaching people. However, once such tools as his have become available and more sophisticated, MOOCs may outperform regular teachers in their ability to adapt to a specific student's needs.  Obviously, I add, this superiority does not necessarily extend to all the aspect of a student-teacher relation. However, if a large data set is available on how student performance evolves over time in response to the problem set a student has been confronted with, such data can be used to recommend new problems. And I agree with Jim that I don't see how a teacher's mind could ever outperform such a recommender system. @pbsloep

timokos's curator insight, April 11, 12:48 AM

Great video on the use of data-analytics and tools for improving MOOCulus: Massive Open Online Calculus. The tool is even Open Source :-)

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

"It was a revolution moving higher education from bricks to clicks… and now it's started to go back to bricks again.

Online university providers, which offered people the chance to study from home, are turning full circle by creating a network of learning centres where students can meet and study together"

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MOOC History…or Lack Thereof - Excerpts from MOOC Research

MOOC History…or Lack Thereof - Excerpts from MOOC Research | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

"...MOOC history and MOOC influences.  The linking of MOOCs to historical precedents and influences is found wonting in both academic and popular literature.  Part of this is due to the relative newness of the MOOC, a phenomenon that caught fire at the end of 2011, but it must be noted that, when speaking about MOOCs, developers consistently fail to link the learning model to existing research, trends or prior histories (Bady, 2013b)…."

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MOOC’s are a Step in the Right Direction, but only a Step

MOOC’s are a Step in the Right Direction, but only a Step | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The free online course providers are not seeing the results they expected 

Image source: http://www.hastac.org/files/mooc_poster_mathplourde.jpg
The initial vision of Massively Online Open Course
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Fan-Made Harry Potter MOOC Does Hogwarts Better Than Pottermore

Fan-Made Harry Potter MOOC Does Hogwarts Better Than Pottermore | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Harry Potter obsessives, say hello to your new favorite website: HogwartsIsHere.com.
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UQ's first social anthropology course launches on edX

UQ's first social anthropology course launches on edX | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Do you have a burning urge to learn more about the world around you and the people who inhabit it?

 

Now you can as The University of Queensland is taking registrations for its first, free social anthropology Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on edX, a major MOOC provider.

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MOOCs: What's a Great College Class Worth When It's Free? - DailyFinance

MOOCs: What's a Great College Class Worth When It's Free? - DailyFinance | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses offer the chance to take classes at the world's best universities for free. But MOOCs do have a few catches.
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Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People?

Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Recent studies of MOOC completion rates and participation indicate that students with some college experience already do better.
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Virtual Frontiers | Emory in the World | Emory University

Virtual Frontiers | Emory in the World | Emory University | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Look at a map plotting the locations of the 45,000 students who enrolled in music professor Steve Everett’s digital sound design course last spring and one thing becomes clear: the class reached every corner of the globe.

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How Coursera will go from a populist MOOC to a major business

How Coursera will go from a populist MOOC to a major business | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Coursera chief executive Rick Levin is opening up about ways the free online course provider could become a serious revenue generator.
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MOOC with rock-star professor comes with the frustrations of the classroom

MOOC with rock-star professor comes with the frustrations of the classroom | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

I’ve taken about a dozen business MOOCs so far as part of my effort to construct the equivalent of an MBA, for free.  I’m always on the lookout for new courses, and I was excited when Coursera released “Financial Markets” with Nobel Prize-winning economist and Yale University professor Robert Shiller. I had previously come across another version of this course through Open Yale, a site run by Yale University where anyone can access no-frills video and audio of lectures that were delivered live in the classroom. I started the Open Yale lecture series but didn’t finish it because Coursera announced their version of the same course when I was only partway through. I generally prefer Coursera’s condensed, made-for-online format, so I stopped listening to the Open Yale lectures and signed up the Coursera version. 

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MOOC completion and course activities - Center for Instructional Technology

MOOC completion and course activities - Center for Instructional Technology | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

There has been a lot of discussion about MOOC completion, most of which has focused on completion rates: what percent of people complete a MOOC, and how should we calculate that number?  However, what has drawn less attention, but is potentially more interesting, is what in-course activities impact completion.  Understanding whether or not different course elements in a MOOC affect completion can potentially help us better understand best practices in MOOC design.

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Princeton University - 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology

Princeton University - 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

University leaders and government officials from five continents on Thursday explored challenges and opportunities from economics to diversity that higher education faces. The second day of the Princeton-Fung Global Forum in Parisalso featured vigorous debate on whether online learning platforms pose more risks or rewards for academia and society.

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Réunion d'experts sur les MOOCS: responsables d'universités, membres de gouvernements...

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MOOCs: a perspective from the learning sciences.pdf

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Research from the Michigan Virtual University on a connectivist MOOC

Research from the Michigan Virtual University on a connectivist MOOC | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

"... brief summary of the report (as always, you should read the report for yourself if my summary gets you interested). Italics are direct quotes from the report.

Goal of the MOOC

How can we get teachers to think more deeply about reinventing education?

MOOC design

facilitators take on the role of connecting people around an idea for the purpose of bettering our understanding of the 
idea. A connectivist-based MOOC draws on the extensive number of participants as well as the existing open repository of content to develop an experience. Participants are both teachers and learners in a process – not a product.

The course was designed around four principles often associated with teaching in the 21st century: connected learning, personalization, collaboration, and reflection.  "


- See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/03/30/research-from-the-michigan-virtual-university-on-a-connectivist-mooc/#sthash.MEfRd8ON.dpuf

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Employers like MOOCs -- if they know what one is - eCampus News

Employers like MOOCs -- if they know what one is - eCampus News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Employers are fans of massive open online courses (MOOCs), according to a new study. But many first had to have the concept explained to them.
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Utilization of Connectivism into Social Networking Websites in the Example of Facebook

Utilization of Connectivism into Social Networking Websites in the Example of Facebook | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
In this paper, I will try to introduce a perspective of integrating a Social Network website ‘Facebook’ into educational setting using Connectivism theory as a major pedagogical direction. Students...

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