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Deakin's MOOC to explore innovations in assessment

Deakin's MOOC to explore innovations in assessment | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

DeakinConnect is a new purpose-built platform that enables the University to innovate in assessment. Rather than try to test and measure student success, the course prompts learners to create and share rich evidence of their attainment of learning outcomes. Learners can provide feedback on each other's work and award peer credit using digital badging.


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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:57 AM

saw Dr Beverly Oliver speak at Edu Tech.. this innovation is worth watching over the next 6 to 12 months

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:58 AM

Saw Dr Beverly Oliver speak at Edu Tech a fortnight ago. This innovation is worth tracking over the next 6 to 12 months

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Deakin offers fee-for-assesment in new MOOC

Deakin offers fee-for-assesment in new MOOC | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
DEAKIN University is offering assessment and credit for a fee as part of its first step into so-called massive open online courses launched yesterday.

 

The free online course is open to anyone but doesn't offer any credit. However for $495, Deakin will assess a student's work and, subject to the student completing a separate research paper and passing an interview, they will be able to earn credit towards a Deakin postgraduate qualification in international and community development. Deakin has at this stage limited the fee and assessment option to a maximum of 100 students.

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Online courses winning prestige

Online courses winning prestige | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
PATTERN recognition and data analytics are highly specialised areas and Deakin University professor Svetha Venkatesh has had to put a lot of work into getting her PhD students up to speed.
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Deakin launches "testbed" MOOC

Deakin launches "testbed"  MOOC | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

In a move aimed at buttressing its position as a leader in online education, Deakin University  launched its first massive open online course (MOOC) on 17 June and plans to  use it as a test-bed for redeveloping its full learning environment.

 

Unlike the MOOC offerings from most universities, Deakin’s free online course will be a taster designed to promote fee-paying courses and will offer students a pathway to earning academic credit.

 
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Deakin’s MOOC launch a test-bed for learning redevelopment

Deakin’s MOOC launch a test-bed for learning redevelopment | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
In a move aimed at buttressing its position as a leader in online education, Deakin University will launch its first massive open online course (MOOC) on Monday.
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MOOCs: neither the death of the university nor a panacea for learning

MOOCs: neither the death of the university nor a panacea for learning | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
My childhood was influenced in some measure by two great icons that no longer exist. The first was Kodak – I adored my Box Brownie and I still have the wonderful grainy black and white pics.

 

MOOCs, and all their iterations, are an opportunity to re-imagine how we can deliver excellent learning outcomes in new, more accessible and engaging ways, fit for 21st century learners and graduates.

 

We know our higher education system, due to regulatory and financial pressures, is straining at its seams. But these new technologies and everything associated with open source prompts us to think differently about how and what we do.

 

Its affects are unknown but if universities are allowed to innovate they may well turn out to be good for staff, good for students and hopefully, good for institutions too.

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