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I’m in the Mood for MOOCs - IEEE Spectrum

I’m in the Mood for MOOCs - IEEE Spectrum | Learning World | Scoop.it
To describe new massive open online college courses, we need new words...
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MIS-Asia - MOOCs: Born of technology, a perfect fit for IT learning

MIS-Asia - MOOCs: Born of technology, a perfect fit for IT learning | Learning World | Scoop.it
MIS Asia offers Information Technology strategy insight for senior IT management - resources to understand and leverage information technology from a business leadership perspective
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Article from MIS Asia arguing that MOOCs are suited to IT learning

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What’s it take to make a MOOC? Hundreds of hours, no pay

What’s it take to make a MOOC? Hundreds of hours, no pay | Learning World | Scoop.it
The University started offering five massive open online courses this summer.
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A few positive points on the teaching benefits of MOOCs from university professors

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A Comprehensive List of MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Providers

A Comprehensive List of MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Providers | Learning World | Scoop.it
A comprehensive and up-to-date list of MOOC providers.

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Another list of MOOC providers.  A few new ones popping up.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 29, 2013 10:43 PM

Una interesante lista con los 25 MOOCs más conocidos.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:54 PM

Anyone looking to get a better education. This is for you

Emerald5468's comment, May 8, 2013 12:31 PM
Excellent listing of providers.
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Online universities target teachers

Online universities target teachers | Learning World | Scoop.it
Online universities, known as Moocs, are targeting teacher training, with the announcement of partnerships with schools of education.
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Could this be educators Continuous 'Professional Development?

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Where MOOCs Miss the Mark: The Student-Teacher Relationship

Where MOOCs Miss the Mark: The Student-Teacher Relationship | Learning World | Scoop.it
The mistake about MOOCs (massive open online courses) is that they discount the central component of effective teaching -- the relationship forged between student and teacher.



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This article suggests MOOCs lose the teacher interaction but does it raise another argument about student interaction?

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MOOC Student Demographics

MOOC Student Demographics | Learning World | Scoop.it
I report on survey responses from 2,350 students who enrolled in a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled “Computational Investing, Part I” via coursera.org in Fall 2012. The responses...
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The remarkable statistics of MOOCs

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The Taming of the MOOC--With ePortfolio Evidence -- Campus Technology

The Taming of the MOOC--With ePortfolio Evidence -- Campus Technology | Learning World | Scoop.it
How ePortfolios can help "tame" the flood of openness and educational opportunity arising with MOOCs and other new modalities.
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ePortfolio. How to evidence participation in a MOOC. Why not!

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Success in a MOOC

A description of the five steps that will help you succeed in a MOOC. Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier Video by Neal Gillis Researchers: Dave Cormier Ale...
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If you're looking at taking a MOOC this video from Dave Cormier might help

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#ETMOOC

#ETMOOC | Learning World | Scoop.it
A MOOC about educational technology & media - Coming January 2013
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Connectivist education MOOC.  Not for the faint hearted but promises to help you learn about technology in education.

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Journal of Information Literacy

Journal of Information Literacy | Learning World | Scoop.it

open access journal of information literacy - aims to investigate information literacy in all its forms to address the interests of diverse IL communities of practice.


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A good resource for anyone interested in online learning

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 1, 2013 2:10 PM

A great resource for PD and professional reading.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 1, 2013 3:10 PM

Informative primary source articles for use in study and research.  Free access

Terheck's curator insight, January 3, 2013 2:39 AM

Some good articles for everyone interested on Information Literacy.

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Times Higher Education - Open University launches British Mooc platform to rival US providers

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UK finally gets the MOOC!

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The Tower of Babel: MOOCs, Online Learning, and Language

The Tower of Babel: MOOCs, Online Learning, and Language | Learning World | Scoop.it

Machine translation may soon, under certain conditions, make concerns about the role of language in online learning and MOOCs obsolete (e.g., Google’s ‘Babel fish’ heralds future of translation). Though this will solve the issue of translation, it will still not solve the fact that language, like culture and learning, are culturally embedded phenomena and not mere tools of communication...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Khan Academy Brings Its 3,500+ Educational Videos To The iPhone | TechCrunch

Khan Academy Brings Its 3,500+ Educational Videos To The iPhone  | TechCrunch | Learning World | Scoop.it

Whether or not one believes Khan Academy is helping to reinvent education, it's hard to dispute the fact that Khan (and now his team) are an educational video-producing machine, or that the platform continues to diversify.


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The rise of the Mooc

The rise of the Mooc | Learning World | Scoop.it
Newsnight's David Grossman looks at the impact of Moocs, online courses aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web.
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BBC enters the MOOC debate.  Note, however, that education is now an "industry."

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Ten state universities join with online education provider

Ten state universities join with online education provider | Learning World | Scoop.it
Hoping to take advantage of new technologies to expand online education, 10 additional public universities and state college systems around the country are affiliating with Coursera, one of the leading providers of online education.
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More universities join coursera

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Michael Sandel Responds

Michael Sandel Responds | Learning World | Scoop.it
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Harvard prof says MOOCs "no substitute."  Read the discussion though...

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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning World | Scoop.it
In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.
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Are MOOCs worth the hype? See what the MOOC professors think in The Chronicle of Education's indicative research

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Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace | TechCrunch

Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace | TechCrunch | Learning World | Scoop.it
Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined.
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More online education developments

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Revolution Hits the Universities

Revolution Hits the Universities | Learning World | Scoop.it
Nothing has more potential to let us reimagine higher education than massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms.
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Thomas L. Friedman on the MOOC phenomenon revolutionising education, learning and employment

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MOOCS — Here come the credentials

Coursera, edX and Udacity are taking academic security measures to support online student credentials.
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a question of how to make MOOCs pay

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oldsmooc

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Another connectivist learning MOOC for anyone intersted in education technology and learning design.

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6 Types of Blended Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning | Learning World | Scoop.it

6 Types of Blended Learning

Face-to-face DriverRotationFlexOnline LabSelf-BlendOnline Driver


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Worthwhile article on different approaches to blended learning.

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jheil65's curator insight, December 31, 2012 9:41 AM

Nice infographic with explanation on the six types

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
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Ken Robinson moving education on again.

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Welcome to MOOC.CA ~ MOOC

Welcome to MOOC.CA ~ MOOC | Learning World | Scoop.it
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MOOCs and universities: a tragedy of the commons in reverse?

MOOCs and universities:  a tragedy of the commons in reverse? | Learning World | Scoop.it

... I'm now wondering if the introduction of MOOCs into the higher education ecosystem might have the opposite effect - converting what used to be private resources for the elite into a shared commons of learning...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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