MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are the latest addition to the lexicon of higher education, and quite possibly the most significant of them all. They represent a new generation of online education, freely accessible on the internet and geared towards very large student numbers.
Over recent months we have seen a remarkable spate of major MOOC ventures from top-ranked universities including MIT, Harvard, Princeton and Berkeley, offering free access to lectures and courses sourced from world leaders in their fields.
The phenomenon has been likened by the president of Stanford University to "a digital tsunami", threatening to sweep aside conventional university education. There is no doubt that something very important is happening in the global system, raising profound questions about the very nature and future of higher education.
According to the Boston Globe, about 100,000 students have signed up for the two free HarvardX courses. While that may seem like a lot, Anant Agarwal, president of edX, says that edX can support a variety of ways to grade student work. Students can take as many courses as they’d like through EdX, and can receive a certificate of completion. For those who excel in the class, there is also the opportunity take a proctored exam and receive a credential.
HEC Montréal, école de commerce, de gestion et de marketing au Canada lance un nouveau campus virtuel, EDUlib, plateforme qui propose aux internautes en accès libre (sur inscription) des cours universitaires en ligne, dans différentes matières de la gestion. Dès le 12 novembre 2012, EDUlib offrira gracieusement ces cours données par des enseignants de HEC Montréal.
The whole business model of the education is utterly changed if one superstar professor can reach more than a hundred thousand students in one course in one year! Per student prices could go way down, and the productivity of a notoriously low-productivity industry could take off. Demand could surge again. Quality could actually go up as more students are exposed to great teachers and technological resources such as student discussion forums, peer feedback and assessments, interactive exercises and quizzes, video segments and more.
Marginal Revolution university is the latest entrant into the MOOC market and is the real thing. It’s a Massive Open Online Course that appears true to the pedagogical principles described by MOOC founders Stephen Downes and George Siemens — connected learning where knowledge is constructed in real-time through a dynamic network. Coursera, Edx and Udacity are pseudo MOOCs. They are courses, and are certainly massive, often drawing thousands of students, yet they are trying to apply traditional, old-school methods to a new format [MOOC] that ends up looking nothing like the old or a new educational experience.
Months ago, Google entered the massive open online course (MOOC) space by introducing the free Power Searching with Google course to 150 thousand self-enrolled students. More recently, Google gave away Open Course Builder -- tools that were used to construct its popular course -- and further disrupted traditional notions of who gets to play teacher (anyone) and how many students can take a class for free (1 or 100,000).
ITyPA se présente comme le premier MOOC (Massive Open Online Course ) francophone. Il vise à construire chez les apprenants, via les ressources et outils en ligne, un EPA ou environnement d'apprentissage personnel.
"Le minimalisme de ce MOOC, le minimalisme des contenus, nous pousse à devenir responsables de nos propores apprentissages. On expérimente ! Le minimalisme nous pousse à interagir les uns avec les autres et non seulement avec les "professeurs". On se connecte !"
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