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Coursera Chief says "Reach of Teaching Will Define Great Universities"

Coursera Chief says "Reach of Teaching Will Define Great Universities" | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

“In 10 or 20 years, when we judge the great universities, it will not just be on their research but on the reach of their teaching,” Mr. Levin told The Chronicle on Wednesday.

 

That perspective dovetails, of course, with the mission of the company Mr. Levin now leads. Coursera, which teams up with traditional universities to provide free, online versions of their courses, has its own lofty ambitions as a global-change agent: “We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education,” reads the company’s mission statement.

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The New York Public Library Opens Doors to Coursera Students

The New York Public Library Opens Doors to Coursera Students | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
APRIL 30— The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced today a partnership with Coursera, one of the leading providers of free online education, to support their curriculum of online courses through their Learning Hubs program. Several branches will provide users with weekly in-person class discussions with trained facilitators, in addition to internet and wi-fi access.
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We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:47 PM

We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

Peter Mellow's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:48 PM

We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

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Coursera Offers the Equivalent of a MOOC Major: Specialization Certificates

Coursera Offers the Equivalent of a MOOC Major: Specialization Certificates | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Online learning is becoming more like offline learning, with the well-funded education startup Coursera announcing today a program that will award certificates from leading universities to students who complete a selection of courses on a certain topic and a culminating project.

 

This is a bit more lightweight than a full college major, as Coursera’s initial “specializations” will require as few as three courses. However, some are more involved, like a nine-course Johns Hopkins certificate in analyzing data sets or an eight-course Commonwealth Education Trust certificate on effective teaching.

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David J MacFadyen's curator insight, January 22, 2014 11:29 AM

Interesting move.  Can they be more closely tied to jobs and even careers?

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

How to pick the best MOOCs: 6 tips from a Coursera junkie | Massively MOOC | 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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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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Coursera Meetups Everywhere

Coursera Meetups Everywhere | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Connecting the world to a great education and let people learn without limits.
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SUNY Partners with Coursera to Expand Open Online Education | LongIsland.com

SUNY Partners with Coursera to Expand Open Online Education | LongIsland.com | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
The role of online education will be increasing significantly in New York’s State Universities this fall.
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How Coursera just scored 1.25 million new MOOC users

On Thursday, Coursera announced that it has added 1.25 million potential users to its existing roster of 3.6 million students by inking a deal with 10 state university systems looking to experiment with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).


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MOOC as Courseware: Coursera's Big Announcement in Context - e-Literate

MOOC as Courseware: Coursera's Big Announcement in Context - e-Literate | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

There are other interesting aspects of the Coursera announcement, but for now the rise of Courseware, from both publishers and MOOC providers, is proving to be one of the most important trends of 2013.


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Coursera to offer students free online textbooks, with conditions

Coursera to offer students free online textbooks, with conditions | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
First came free online courses. Now come — with a few conditions — free online textbooks.Coursera, a provider of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, from dozens of universities, announced...

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Coursera, Publisher Pilot Offers Licensed Content to MOOC Students

Coursera, Publisher Pilot Offers Licensed Content to MOOC Students | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Beginning May 8, instructors providing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) via Coursera will have the option to supplement their video lectures with content from major academic publishers Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, SAGE Publications,and Wiley, at no cost to their students.


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Coursera Gains New Partners, Offers Online Courses for Teacher Ed | WiredAcademic

Coursera Gains New Partners, Offers Online Courses for Teacher Ed | WiredAcademic | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

EdRadar says: MOOC (massive open online course) provider Coursera is moving into offering continuing education classes for teachers. Coursera offers free online courses from 62 different universities so far and is expanding it’s partnerships to include museums and non-degree granting institutions for the first time. It’s a move that Coursera says will help teachers. It also clearly helps Coursera move further into the infrastructure of schools by introducing the teachers to Coursera as a platform both to study on and to introduce to students.

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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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Why 259,969 people in the same class might be the future of education | TED Blog

Why 259,969 people in the same class might be the future of education | TED Blog | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Coursera is one of the biggest for-profit MOOC ventures. Cofounder Daphne Koller talks about her mission to reinvent higher education
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Coursera improves online education using -- you guessed it -- data

Coursera improves online education using -- you guessed it -- data | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Coursera uses data on clicks and response to emails to see how engagement with course content changes, co-founder Andrew Ng said at an IBM event today.

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Coursera's Online Insight: Short Classes Are Education's Future

Coursera's Online Insight: Short Classes Are Education's Future | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Coursera's co-founder, Andrew Ng, argues that most college-level classes don't need to run 12 weeks. In many cases, shorter is better. (@Coursera’s average student is about 30 years-old, which means a lot of them have full-time jobs.

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Coursera Companion - Android Apps on Google Play

Coursera Companion - Android Apps on Google Play | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
The UNOFFICIAL android app for Coursera (www.coursera.com). Now you can stream lecture videos any time anywhere as long as you have an android phone or tablet with you...
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Peter Mellow's comment, August 5, 2013 10:34 PM
I've had feedback from a colleague that this app is very good and easy to use.
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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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The Power of Data in MOOCs

Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera Inc., talks about the ways in which analyzing student and instructor behavior can contribute to better learning outcomes in MOOCs.
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News Roundup -- Will Your Coursera MOOC Carry Second-Class Status? - moocnewsandreviews.com

News Roundup -- Will Your Coursera MOOC Carry Second-Class Status? - moocnewsandreviews.com | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
MOOC news weekly roundup. The new Coursera MOOCs at 10 state university systems may carry a second-class status. Futurelearn plans mobile.
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Coursera partners with 10 new US universities not just for online courses, but to add MOOC to their classes

Coursera partners with 10 new US universities not just for online courses, but to add MOOC to their classes | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Coursera today announced it has partnered with 10 US state university systems and public university flagships to bring their faculty and course content online, plus a little more. The ...

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The Ed Techie: You can stop worrying about MOOCs now

The Ed Techie: You can stop worrying about MOOCs now | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
I guess we all knew the MOOC bubble would burst sometime, but I'm saying it's happened this week - it just doesn't know it yet. The reason? Commercial MOOC providers have started making noises about becoming elearning courseware providers for...

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Yale Joins the MOOC Club; Coursera Looks to Translate Existing Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Yale Joins the MOOC Club; Coursera Looks to Translate Existing Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Coursera, meanwhile, announced on Wednesday that it had created partnerships with a raft of companies and nonprofit groups that will work on translating its MOOCs into various foreign languages, including Arabic, Japanese, Kazakh, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian, which are the native tongues of a number of countries where Coursera’s English-language MOOCs have been popular.

There is substantial demand worldwide for American higher education, but experts have warned that MOOC providers that wish to serve a global audience face a challenge in accommodating various languages and cultures. And while many MOOCs are oriented to the common languages of mathematics and numbers, language barriers have caused some problems for MOOCs that rely on peer grading.


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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses | David G. Glance, Martin Forsey & Miles Riley - First Monday

In 2011, the respective roles of higher education institutions and students worldwide were brought into question by the rise of the massive open online course (MOOC). MOOCs are defined by signature characteristics that include: lectures formatted as short videos combined with formative quizzes; automated assessment and/or peer and self–assessment and an online forum for peer support and discussion. Although not specifically designed to optimise learning, claims have been made that MOOCs are based on sound pedagogical foundations that are at the very least comparable with courses offered by universities in face–to–face mode. To validate this, we examined the literature for empirical evidence substantiating such claims. Although empirical evidence directly related to MOOCs was difficult to find, the evidence suggests that there is no reason to believe that MOOCs are any less effective a learning experience than their face–to–face counterparts. Indeed, in some aspects, they may actually improve learning outcomes.


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Maria Persson's comment, May 26, 2013 9:00 PM
Appreciate your comments Paulo - insightful and provokes further thought. Thanks for the comment.
Peter B. Sloep's comment, May 31, 2013 6:46 AM
Great comment Paulo!
Hein Holthuizen's curator insight, September 29, 2013 3:27 AM

A great outcome for those who don't like travelling (not me) and want to train/teach those who are in need of knowledge they are able to give.