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Want Free Online Education? Visit These Sites: EdX, MIT OpenCourseware, CodeAcademy, Coursera And Moz

Want Free Online Education? Visit These Sites: EdX, MIT OpenCourseware, CodeAcademy, Coursera And Moz | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Online education has evolved from simply offering hobby-focused lessons to those involving higher learning. Some of the popular online educations sites that offer free online courses include EdX, MIT OpenCourseware, CodeAcademy, Coursera and Moz.

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Running a MOOC on Moodle

Running a MOOC on Moodle - Brian Mulligan, Gavin Henrick, Brian Coll, John Donovan Presented at Moodlemoot Edinburgh 2014 www.moodlemoot.ie/

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Millennials Speak Out: We Don’t Need Classrooms to Learn

Millennials Speak Out: We Don’t Need Classrooms to Learn | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Many college kids think education should become more virtual and driven by social media.

 

Professor John Covach teaches a MOOC at the University of Rochester. He told TakePart that MOOCs "should be a central part of any institution of higher learning—not just to produce students who will get jobs, but to foster the pursuit of knowledge in general."


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Learning in a small, task–oriented, connectivist MOOC

Learning in a small, task–oriented, connectivist MOOC | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

Given that the MOOC was targeted at new HE lecturers, this MOOC intentionally created a more supportive learning environment than is encountered in some traditional cMOOCs such as ChangeMOOC. Not only were ‘veterans’ encouraged to support participants new to MOOCs and lecturing in HE, but the three tutors and three technologists also had a greater ‘presence’ than is customary in some traditional cMOOCs, providing individual and whole group support, particularly for those participants being assessed, and by monitoring discussions and providing feedback on completed tasks.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 4, 2013 3:26 AM

Interesting article about the use of a MOOC in developing teachers for higher education.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:47 AM

Great one.

robyns tut's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:27 PM

The introduction of MOOCS to students all over the world has tremendously changed the face of higher education in the world. This is because it has provided a platform for university students to extend their learning beyond the lecture room to the comfort of their homes. Also MOOCS gives alternate study opportunities, meaning that students have access to an online university, thus they do not need to enrol in a traditional institution.

 http://opinion.inquirer.net/55095/moocs-for-beginners

 

Sisipho Skweyiya

 

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Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC

Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the San Jose professors worry that public higher education will suffer if scholar-student interaction is replaced with videotaped content.

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Blended Learning Is a Comfortable Alternative to MOOCs and Online Learning [#Infographic]

Blended Learning Is a Comfortable Alternative to MOOCs and Online Learning [#Infographic] | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
A close look at brick-and-mortar classrooms highlights differences between blended learning and other trends.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 14, 2013 1:04 AM

Blending learning might be the sweet spot right now in education - disruptions or not.  ~  Deb

Helene Testud's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:38 AM

add your insight...

 
Karin Gitchel's curator insight, January 21, 2013 12:17 PM

Interesting infograph on the blended model

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Fall 2012 - MOOCs and Connectivism: a brief introduction


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Universidade virtual 'descobre' o Brasil - vida - Estadao.com.br

Universidade virtual 'descobre' o Brasil   - vida - Estadao.com.br | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
'Ganhei dinheiro suficiente, é tempo de retribuir.' Com essa frase o israelense Shai Reshef explicou ao portal americano Huffington Post por que decidiu...
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George Siemens “Designing, development, and running (massive) open Online Courses | momeNTUm

George Siemens “Designing, development, and running (massive) open Online Courses | momeNTUm | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

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The c MOOC as knowledge ecologies

The c MOOC as knowledge ecologies | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I like the new term Personal Knowledge Network (PKN) 

 

Here are some quotes directly from the attached article:

 

Knowledge ecologies are thus self-controlled and self-contained entities.

 

Knowledge ecologies lacked a shared repertoire and are thus open and distributed knowledge domains.

 

The result of participation in a knowledge ecology is a restructuring of one’s PKN, a reframing of one’s theories-in-use and an extension of one’s external network with new tacit and explicit knowledge nodes; i.e. people and information (external level)

Knowledge ecology is a more general concept than intensional networks.

In essence, a knowledge ecology is a complex adaptive system that emerges from the bottom-up connection of PKNs.


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Zero pedagogy: A hyperbolic case for curation and creation over education in the age of the MOOC (#moocmooc)

Zero pedagogy: A hyperbolic case for curation and creation over education in the age of the MOOC (#moocmooc) | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
The crazy argument for Zero pedagogy Pedagogy does not matter. It has always been a discipline aimed at making people learn something they don't particularly want to learn.
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500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Download 450 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device.
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Ask The Owls, servicio para aprender y enseñar online

Ask The Owls, servicio para aprender y enseñar online | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Ask The Owls es un servicio en el que cualquier usuario con un conocimiento sobre alguna materia puede registrarse para impartir una clase y compartir su...

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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:30 AM

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:23 PM

An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 2014 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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A Comparison of Five Free MOOC Platforms for Educators

A Comparison of Five Free MOOC Platforms for Educators | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
There are a number of good options for educators looking to build their own MOOCs. Here is a look at five of the most interesting platforms.

 

By the end of 2013, most top universities had started to offer some sort of MOOC (massive open online course). Now, we are starting to see the MOOC product move into the corporate and private realm. Companies like Google and Tenaris are using MOOCs for training their employees, MongoDB is educating developers through the MOOC medium and thousands of private instructors are teaching classes on sites like Udemy.

 

If you are considering a MOOC for yourself or your organization, you’ll first need to determine which tool you will use to build the course. The following is an assessment of five popular free MOOC (and MOOC-like) platforms.


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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, February 27, 2014 5:18 AM

Moodle is an open-source LMS that allows users to build and offer online courses. It was built for traditional online classrooms rather than MOOCs, which attract a large number of students. It tends to be easier to install than edX, and there are hosted or one-click install options available.

Moodle is suited for organizations that want a full-featured, customizable LMS. The platform offers more than edX in terms of educational tools, analytics and SCORM compliance.

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, March 1, 2014 2:28 AM

 5 free mooc platforms to use

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How to pick the best MOOCs: 6 tips from a Coursera junkie

How to pick the best MOOCs: 6 tips from a Coursera junkie | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Feynman Liang has finished more than 36 online classes, putting the 21-year-old in the upper ranks of MOOC veterans. Here are his tips for picking classes.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 4, 2013 4:28 PM

Here's a link to "A beginner's guide to irrational behavior" recommended by the author:  https://www.coursera.org/course/behavioralecon

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Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC | matbury.com

Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC | matbury.com | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

Moodle for teachers: An introduction is a 4 week introductory course with a recommended total of 8-12 hours participation time. Registration opens on 19th August 2013 and the course starts on 1st September 2013. There are no fees for taking the course and successful participants will be awarded a Mozilla Open Badges course completion badge that they can add to their Open Badges backpack.


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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:20 AM

Vous utilisez Moodle ?  Ou vous envisagez de créer des cours en ligne ?  Alors, participez gratuitement au MOOC qui démarre le premier septembre. 

Ruedi Grob's comment, August 13, 2013 6:10 AM
that will be great :-)
Olivier Alzéari's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:09 PM

Vous utilisez Moodle ?  Ou vous envisagez de créer des cours en ligne ?  Alors, participez gratuitement au MOOC qui démarre le premier septembre 2013. (dixit Marco Bertolini)

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The Ultimate Student Guide to xMOOCs and cMOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com

The Ultimate Student Guide to xMOOCs and cMOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
A history of xMOOCs and cMOOCs (or collectivist MOOCs) with a review of two of the xMOOC providers and advice on how to choose between them.

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Ken Ronkowitz's curator insight, May 4, 2013 2:40 PM

perhaps not the "ultimate" but a good short introduction

Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:26 AM

A good intro to MOOC's.  Next best thing in education?

Marci Segal, MS's comment, May 5, 2013 8:29 AM
Agree - a good introduction
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The LMS and the MOOC

Keynote on the topic of the LMS and the MOOC model.
Via Maria João, Dennis T OConnor, juandoming, Juan Manuel Sánchez Vargas
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German University Offers MOOC with Credit

German University Offers MOOC with Credit | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
A public university in Germany is joining the MOOC movement with a course that will come with "university credit points" that it said could be accepted by degree programs.
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Google lança ferramentas para ministrar aulas na web - Zona livre - Blogs - INFO Online

Google lança ferramentas para ministrar aulas na web - Zona livre - Blogs - INFO Online | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Enquanto boa parte da população interessada em tecnologia discute qual será o sistema operacional dominante nos próximos anos, qual será meu próximo - Blogs - INFO Online...
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elearnspace › Designing and running a MOOC (in 9 easy steps)

Designing and running a MOOC (in 9 easy steps): Designing and Running a MOOC from gsiemens http://t.co/xpee0FfG #education #tech...
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Campus Connection: Is free online course movement good for higher ed?

Campus Connection: Is free online course movement good for higher ed? | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
The more I learn about so-called massive online open classrooms, or MOOCs, the more I understand why the masses love them.
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Massive Online Learning Communities, The Future of Education?

Massive Online Learning Communities, The Future of Education? | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Philipp Schmidt from the Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) talked about big online learning communities. P2PU is non-profit organization that runs an open source platform that you can use to run course...
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