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Uncertainty for WA universities in the wake of reform

Uncertainty for WA universities in the wake of reform | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Funding cuts and fee deregulation mean WA's public tertiary education sector is facing uncertain times.
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Management - Universities, The University of Adelaide is appointing its AdelaideX team - a Program Manager and three Learning Designers - to deliver MOOCs via edX in 2015.
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The MOOCs phenomenon, does it still have a pulse?

The MOOCs phenomenon, does it still have a pulse? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses, promised to revolutionise higher education a few years ago but with recent research showing poor student retention rates, how successful has the MOOCs model been?

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Monash enters world of MOOCs, Monash University

Monash enters world of MOOCs, Monash University | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Next month, Creative Coding, the University's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will be offered through UK-based FutureLearn. 

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UQ's first social anthropology course launches on edX

UQ's first social anthropology course launches on edX | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Do you have a burning urge to learn more about the world around you and the people who inhabit it?

 

Now you can as The University of Queensland is taking registrations for its first, free social anthropology Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on edX, a major MOOC provider.

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The University of Melborune's second year of MOOCs launch with Discrete Optimization

The University of Melborune's second year of MOOCs launch with Discrete Optimization | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The University of Melbourne's second year of MOOC offerings starts today with the launch of Discrete Optimization. Instructed by Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck, the course currently has over 26,000 students enrolled.

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Google to deliver MOOC for Australian teachers

Google to deliver MOOC for Australian teachers | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
University of Adelaide devises courseware to get educators up to speed with new digital technologies curriculum
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Free online courses (MOOCs) - Curtin University

Free online courses (MOOCs) - Curtin University | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Curtin believes in ensuring that education is accessible to all. We offer Massive Open Online Courses (also known as MOOCs) that allow anyone to complete short courses on a variety of topics online for free.

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What MOOC's mean for universities - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

What MOOC's mean for universities - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Just as the internet has transformed so many other industries is it inevitable that the higher education sector will also be shaken up and reshaped by technology?
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Coursing ahead | Melbourne University Magazine 2013

Coursing ahead | Melbourne University Magazine 2013 | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

University of Melbourne has embraced the trend to free, online learning with a partnership with the US-based start-up Coursera. Angela Martinkus reports on how and why the University has moved so fast.

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MOOCs, vending machines of learning

MOOCs, vending machines of learning | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
HERO of Alexandria (AD10-AD70) was a great inventor. He created a vending machine that dispensed holy water at an Egyptian shrine. In exchange for dropping a coin in the slot, your pilgrimage was rewarded with a small splash of welcome moisture.
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Gilly Salmon applies the analogy of a vending machine to a consideraion of MOOCs. Requires login for full article.

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Janison and Deakin University delivering a MOOC on an Australian platform - Janison Blogs

Janison and Deakin University delivering a MOOC on an Australian platform - Janison Blogs | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Janison and Deakin University have launched a highly innovative, all-Australian Massive Open Online Course.
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Coursera Expands Partnerships in Australia

Coursera Expands Partnerships in Australia | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Today, Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller is in Sydney, Australia, where she has just signed agreements with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Western Australia (UWA). These top institutions join the University of Melbourne as our second and third Australian university partners, bringing our total number of university and educational institution partners to 86.

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MOOC opens door to 21st century teaching and learning skills | MUSSE

MOOC opens door to 21st century teaching and learning skills | MUSSE | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

...“MOOCs challenge everyone involved – participants and staff – to use and improve their skills in digital learning – which is in itself a 21st century skill,” Professor Griffin said...


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The making of the first Monash MOOC, Monash University

The making of the first Monash MOOC, Monash University | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Monash recently offered its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Creative Coding, as a collaborative venture through FutureLearn.

 

Lead academics Associate Professor Jon McCormack from the Faculty of Information Technology and Dr Mark Guglielmetti from the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture, worked with librarians and learning skills advisers and with staff from the Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching). They developed learning objectives and guidelines for students around expectations and conduct in the MOOC.

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MOOCs at Melbourne : Learning Environments : The University of Melbourne

MOOCs at Melbourne : Learning Environments : The University of Melbourne | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
The University of Melbourne, in partnership with Coursera, offers free online access to world-class higher education
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Online lessons return to the classroom

Online lessons return to the classroom | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
With enrolments in University of Melbourne Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to hit 500,000 in May, Stuart Winthrope examines how online teachings lessons are making their way into the on-campus classroom.
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Curtin trade MOOC to link Australia and China - News and Events

Curtin trade MOOC to link Australia and China - News and Events | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Students will get a five-week grounding in trade relations between Australia and China as part of Curtin University’s second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), due to begin 17 March.

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Universities shed books, lecture halls

Universities shed books, lecture halls | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Digital disruption has required quick and massive change at universities, according to Glyn Davis, vice-chancellor of the University of Melbourne.
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University of Melbourne VC pleased as MOOC enrolments reach 300,000

University of Melbourne VC pleased as MOOC enrolments reach 300,000 | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
University of Melbourne vice-chancellor Glyn Davis has declared his university’s “experiment” with free online learning to be a success after enrolling 300,000 students into the seven courses it has offered so far.
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Tudge report remains offline

Tudge report remains offline | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
THE federal government won't reveal what it discovered when it put online education under the microscope earlier this year.
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Curtin launches second MOOC

Curtin launches second MOOC | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

I am pleased to announce that Curtin’s second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will start next week – dealing with the topical issue of Australia-China trade relations.

 

The Australia China Trade MOOC will be headed by Dr Michael Thorpe, Head of Economics at Curtin Business School.

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Empty classrooms in schools of the future

Empty classrooms in schools of the future | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
They're big, mostly free, and have the potential to revolutionise education.

 

The rising popularity of "massive open online courses" (MOOCs) is a powerful force for change in higher education. Typically offered free online, the idea is for people – "massive" numbers of people – to have access to free higher education.


Some of the best universities in the world, such as Harvard, Princeton and MIT, are offering free online courses to anyone who is interested, regardless of where they live or how good their grades were at school.

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MOOCs, vending machines of learning

MOOCs, vending machines of learning | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
HERO of Alexandria (AD10-AD70) was a great inventor. He created a vending machine that dispensed holy water at an Egyptian shrine. In exchange for dropping a coin in the slot, your pilgrimage was rewarded with a small splash of welcome moisture.

 

MOOCs are a disrupter to the 1000-year history of university education. The coin hasn't yet dropped to evidence whether vended learning will lead learners back to more conventional suppliers, or whether MOOCs will feed into whole new and alternative ways of teaching and credentialling.

 

Vended learning is already leading to pathways to high quality, entirely digital education and accelerating the rush to incorporating and combining place with technology, often called blended learning. It's offering true, low-cost, high-value experimentation in big data and new types of instant consumers-just as the vending machine did.

 

Gilly Salmon is pro vice-chancellor (learning transformations) at Swinburne University of Technology.

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Coursera billed as the Amazon of education

Coursera billed as the Amazon of education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Investors in Coursera, the world’s largest massive open online course provider are confident the company will find a sustainable business model.
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