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The New York Public Library Opens Doors to Coursera Students

The New York Public Library Opens Doors to Coursera Students | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
APRIL 30— The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced today a partnership with Coursera, one of the leading providers of free online education, to support their curriculum of online courses through their Learning Hubs program. Several branches will provide users with weekly in-person class discussions with trained facilitators, in addition to internet and wi-fi access.
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We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

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We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

Peter Mellow's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:48 PM

We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

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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!

 

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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Admissions officers seeing more MOOC credentials on applications

Admissions officers seeing more MOOC credentials on applications | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Prospective students are touting MOOC enrollment and completion, often in hopes of differentiating themselves from competitors.
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Detecting and Preventing "Multiple-Account" Cheating in Massive Open Online Courses

We describe a cheating strategy enabled by the features of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and detectable by virtue of the sophisticated data systems that MOOCs provide. The strategy, Copying Answers using Multiple Existences Online (CAMEO), involves a user who gathers solutions to assessment questions using a "harvester" account and then submits correct answers using a separate "master" account. We use "clickstream" learner data to detect CAMEO use among 1.9 million course participants in 115 MOOCs from two universities. Using conservative thresholds, we estimate CAMEO prevalence at 1,237 certificates, accounting for 1.3% of the certificates in the 69 MOOCs with CAMEO users. Among earners of 20 or more certificates, 25% have used the CAMEO strategy. CAMEO users are more likely to be young, male, and international than other MOOC certificate earners. We identify preventive strategies that can decrease CAMEO rates and show evidence of their effectiveness in science courses.

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Search results show MOOCs are driving online brand awareness for universities

Search results show MOOCs are driving online brand awareness for universities | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Think of a university, any university. Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard or Yale may spring to mind. Or your local university, or the one you or someone you know attended. I’m fairly sure that the University…
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Of MOOCs and Mutants | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd

Of MOOCs and Mutants | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Some three years ago, when MOOCs rose up on the edge of our collective, higher educational consciousness, they were hailed by some as educational saviors and derided by others as signifying the beginning of the end for universities. The third fall semester is now here with these creatures wandering among us. MOOCs are past their terrible twos, but what kind of three-year-olds they will make is still very much unclear.

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Preparing to Teach a Large Online Course – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Preparing to Teach a Large Online Course – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
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New qualitative research explores students' MOOC concerns

New qualitative research explores students' MOOC concerns | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The study reveals that quality and instructor availability are top of mind for traditional students who may be key to widespread adoption of the course format.
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Citizens arise: Melbourne Uni offers free online journalism course

Citizens arise: Melbourne Uni offers free online journalism course | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

In a radical move, the University of Melbourne's Centre for Advancing Journalism has embraced the changing publishing landscape and is offering a free online course to "citizen journalists."

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Open education the sustainable way in the knowledge age - University World News

Open education advocates do not believe that commercial MOOCs provide a sustainable way to widening tertiary access. “There are significant points of difference between the commercial MOOC provider model and the OERu model,” Mackintosh said.

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California Dreaming, Still

California Dreaming, Still | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
That now is changed. Brown’s avowed intention is to downsize the flagship Berkeley campus and the other eight campuses. He is strongly resisting any major increase in funding. His plan includes a vast expansion of MOOC courses, introducing a three year degree option, and emphasizing the placing of greater weight on inculcating employable skills. The underlying philosophy is little different from that which guides the thinking of Governors Walker in Wisconsin, Abbott in Texas or several others. That has brought him into conflict with the Board of Regents headed by Janet Napolitano, also a Santa Clara alum.  The Regents themselves have evinced only tepid commitment to the established model of the state’s higher education system. As elsewhere, they take pride in bringing “managerial efficiency” to the Ivory Tower. Still, Brown’s scheme was too radical and fraught with political consequences. They sought to fill the budget gap by raising tuition. Brown refused. Eventually an awkward compromise was reached: no tuition increase, some increase in state appropriations, the move toward MOOCs and similar ploys at all deliberate speed.  This is the new California model for public higher education.
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ABC Radio

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At 1:50 on this recording listen to Melbourne Academic Margaret Simons talk about the new Journalism Skills for Engaged Citizens MOOC that has just opened with over 8,500 students.

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Adapting courses for the digital era: the professors' perspective

Adapting courses for the digital era: the professors' perspective | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
“What I would like to emphasize is that some people see online education as competing with traditional education,” he said. “And I see them as complements.”
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Coursera Raises $49.5 Million In Series C Funding From NEA, Times Internet And Others

Coursera Raises $49.5 Million In Series C Funding From NEA, Times Internet And Others | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Coursera, the massive U.S.-based online open courses (MOOCs) company, has today announced a fresh raised $49.5 million Series C round. The funding round was led by NEA, with participation of Times ...
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No room for sloppiness in online classroom

No room for sloppiness in online classroom | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
When your classroom is a global one, filled with well-informed online learners, they don’t cut you much slack. Hundreds of people pore over every element of your course, making well-informed and sometime…
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Far from bust: five ways MOOCs are helping people get on in life

Far from bust: five ways MOOCs are helping people get on in life | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
How Massive Open Online Courses are maturing into useful tools.
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Study identifies new cheating method in MOOCs

Study identifies new cheating method in MOOCs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Research from MIT and Harvard shows how to exploit and protect MOOC certification.
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Largest open online course service in Asia launches trial run

Largest open online course service in Asia launches trial run | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

An online open course system was launched Monday, marking the first time such a large-scale online course service has been established among universities in Asia.


Currently, 59 universities across 17 countries in Asia, including Dongseo University (DSU) in Busan, are participating.


Global Access Asia (GAA) kicked off its trial service following an opening ceremony Monday at Dongseo University (DSU) in Busan, with the goal of increasing international learning opportunities for students attending universities that take part in the Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF).

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MOOCs: What Have we Learned? - YouTube

It has been nearly four years since the first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) were offered by Stanford University. MOOCs are now offered to tens of milli...
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UNK discussing issues, questions about offering massive open online courses

Will massive open online courses — commonly known as MOOCs — be offered in the future at the University of Nebraska at Kearney?
The courses — offered by universities ranging from Notre Dame to Harvard — allow thousands of students to enroll free of charge in a variety of subjects such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and more. Typically, no course credit is earned, though certificates are available for a fee.
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The MOOC revolution that wasn’t

The MOOC revolution that wasn’t | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Just a few short years after promising higher education for anyone with an Internet connection, MOOCs have scaled back their ambitions, content to become job training for the tech sector and for students who already have college degrees.
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Project to break down online course language barriers - Horizon 2020 Projects

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MOOC Watch: Melbourne Uni course takes new angle on climate change

MOOC Watch: Melbourne Uni course takes new angle on climate change | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Get to the bottom of controversial claims about climate change in free online course.
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The Unwinding Begins: Amplify Sells Computer Science MOOC (EdSurge News)

The Unwinding Begins: Amplify Sells Computer Science MOOC (EdSurge News) | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Even before News Corporation announced it was negotiating with potential acquirers for Amplify, the digital education company began selling assets. In July 2015, Amplify sold its computer science MOOC, which has since been rebranded and reorganized into its own company, Edhesive. Details about the b
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MOOCs as a Trojan Horse - YouTube

The polished presentation and popularity of MOOCs has led to reinvigorated conversations about learning designs and alternative content delivery for courses in learning management systems. MOOCs afford instructors the opportunity to easily view courses offered by others,

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