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Examining the development of the Massive Open Online Course
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MOOC Research

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The dramatic increase in online education, particularly Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs, presents researchers, academics, administrators, learners, and policy makers with a range of questions as to the effectiveness of this format of teaching and learning. To date, the impact of MOOCs has been largely disseminated through press releases and university reports. The peer-reviewed research on MOOCs has been minimal. The proliferation of MOOCs in higher education requires a concerted and urgent research agenda. The MOOC Research Initiative MRI will begin to address this research gap by evaluating MOOCsand how they impact teaching, learning, and education in general.

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A new research hub which is beign set up to evaluate MOOCs and how they impact teaching, learning, and education in general.

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Encore Episode: A Pioneer of Free Online Courses Explains Their Promise - Tech Therapy - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Encore Episode: A Pioneer of Free Online Courses Explains Their Promise - Tech Therapy - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

George Siemens, who leads Athabasca University’s Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute, makes the case for why colleges should experiment with inviting tens of thousands of students to participate in their courses free online. Since the Tech Therapy team conducted the interview last year, the model has caught on with many well-known universities.

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dianataylor's comment, August 2, 2012 10:45 PM
This is an audio resource, at 6 min he references "learner self organisation".. learners creating sub-networks via social media, key message being that the learner takes control of the method and process of which they learn. There is reference to connectivism philosophies at 8 min as a way of addressing learner support minimising tutor facilitation. Discussion continues confronting the why do we need a brick and mortar uni then idea... at 10:30 George saya that higher ed is exploring what it might look like in the future - fair call see where the hype takes us, needs to be tried and tested :)