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Duke MOOC Participants Around the World

Duke asked MOOC students from around the world to send in videos telling us something they learned from their course. Here's what they said.
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A great 'student voice' video showing the real impact and reach of MOOCs for higher education.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, October 21, 6:21 PM

A great 'student voice' video showing the real impact and reach of MOOCs for higher education.

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The globetrotting classroom: Minerva Schools aims to address shortcomings of MOOCs

The globetrotting classroom: Minerva Schools aims to address shortcomings of MOOCs | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
While massive open online courses get a lot of attention, the San Francisco-based organization has received $25 million to test an ambitious blended approach to undergraduate programs.
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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, 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, 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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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director, MOOC Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, November 9, 2013 11:13 PM

Interesting to see a MOOC specific position. Is this the start of a new avenue in eLearning specialisation? There is hope for me yet! :-)

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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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Report Examines California's Approaches -- and Problems -- to Online Courses -- Campus Technology

Report Examines California's Approaches -- and Problems -- to Online Courses -- Campus Technology | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
A new report is encouraging California's institutions of higher education to reconsider how they structure online courses for optimal impact.
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Uni wants 10,000 students for fee-paying MOOC masters

Uni wants 10,000 students for fee-paying MOOC masters | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
GEORGIA Institute of Technology plans to offer a $7000 online masters degree to 10,000 students over the next three years without hiring much more than a handful of new instructors.

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Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online?

Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America.
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As MOOC Debate Simmers at San Jose State, American U. Calls a Halt

As MOOC Debate Simmers at San Jose State, American U. Calls a Halt | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
While a faculty union rips one university president over MOOC partnerships, a provost at another university defers action until a formal MOOC policy can be written.

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Brown University Creates Online Course for High School Students

Brown University Creates Online Course for High School Students | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
The free online engineering course could start a trend of directly advising high school students and their teachers on specific curriculums, motivated in part by the hypercompetitive college admissions process.
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Washington becomes a test case for changes in online higher education

Washington becomes a test case for changes in online higher education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Washington business schools are moving some degrees online, but no two approaches are the same.

 

University of Maryland business professor Hank Lucas spent two-and-a-half hours filming and editing an instructional video at his home office in Annapolis one morning last week. The end result, a 12-minute lecture for what is known as a massive open online course — or MOOC — that begins March 25.

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California Unveils Bill to Provide Openly Licensed, Online College Courses for Credit - Creative Commons

California Unveils Bill to Provide Openly Licensed, Online College Courses for Credit - Creative Commons | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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Marrying into MOOCs

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THe University of Maryland's CIO discusses their involvement with Coursera, its institutional goals, and what it takes to create a MOOC.


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The MOOC Has Arrived and Education Will Never be the Same Again

The MOOC Has Arrived and Education Will Never be the Same Again | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, wrote about MOOCs on his LinkedIn Influencer blog. With his...
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Is there any business model for MOOCs?

Is there any business model for MOOCs? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Have the major American platforms already won the day, or is there still room for outsiders?

 

This does not necessarily represent a threat for the instructional players in the field already, because the latter have an educational reputation and offer certification of users, but also because a ‘good’ MOOC requires enormous efforts before going on line: hours and hours of pedagogical video recording and a really solid course content.

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Princeton University - 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology

Princeton University - 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

University leaders and government officials from five continents on Thursday explored challenges and opportunities from economics to diversity that higher education faces. The second day of the Princeton-Fung Global Forum in Parisalso featured vigorous debate on whether online learning platforms pose more risks or rewards for academia and society.

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Retention and Intention in Massive Open Online Courses: In Depth (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Retention and Intention in Massive Open Online Courses: In Depth (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

We have argued that discussions of retention within MOOCs must always be considered in the context of student intent in order to have real meaning. At an even higher level, however, one might ask the question of whether retention is even the right metric by which to measure success in a MOOC.


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Harvard Faculty Wants Involvement in EdX Online Venture

Harvard Faculty Wants Involvement in EdX Online Venture | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Harvard University professors expressed concerned that HarvardX, the school’s offering on the EdX online teaching platform founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is operating without the involvement of its faculty.

Almost 60 professors signed a letter to Michael Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, requesting that he form a committee “to draft a set of ethical and education principles” that will govern the faculty’s involvement in HarvardX, according to the letter sent yesterday and reprinted in today’s Harvard Crimson.

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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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New Facebook Page for MOOC Ideas and Discussion -- Campus Technology

New Facebook Page for MOOC Ideas and Discussion -- Campus Technology | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Campus Technology has launched a new Facebook Page for sharing ideas about massive open online courses.

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Document: San Jose State U.'s Faculty Association Responds to MOOC Backlash

Document: San Jose State U.'s Faculty Association Responds to MOOC Backlash | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The union representing professors at San Jose State University wrote the following statement expressing concerns about recent efforts by the university's president, Mohammad H. Qayoumi, to work with commercial MOOC providers. (See a related article.)


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Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC

Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the San Jose professors worry that public higher education will suffer if scholar-student interaction is replaced with videotaped content.
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Can you MOOC your way through college in one year? Can you MOOC your way through college in one year? - The Boston Globe

Can you MOOC your way through college in one year? Can you MOOC your way through college in one year? - The Boston Globe | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Nothing is hotter in the education world right now than the massive open online course, or MOOC. MOOCs make an elite education available to anyone, typically for free but without course credit.

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How MOOCs Could Meet the Challenge of Providing a Global Education | MIT Technology Review | Digital Delights

How MOOCs Could Meet the Challenge of Providing a Global Education  | MIT Technology Review | Digital Delights | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Putting free U.S. college courses online is only the first step to filling higher education needs around the world.
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Online education gets legit: California bill would give college credit

Online education gets legit: California bill would give college credit | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
A landmark bill has been proposed in the Senate to force California's universities to give credit for online classes.
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