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Examining the development of the Massive Open Online Course
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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.

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A First for Udacity: Transfer Credit at a U.S. University for One of Its Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A First for Udacity: Transfer Credit at a U.S. University for One of Its Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Colorado State University's online Global Campus decided to accept transfer credits for the computer-science course after a faculty panel reviewed it.
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Unishared: Revolution in Online Education Beyond Coursera, Edx, and Udacity - Forbes

Unishared: Revolution in Online Education Beyond Coursera, Edx, and Udacity - Forbes | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
There is an eminent revolution about to happen in the online education sector. Unishared focus on collaboration and peer learning. It pushes students to share everything they learn in classrooms all the time.
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Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Coursera, an upstart company working with selective universities to offer free online courses, announced this week that it had reached one million registered students. A rival company, Udacity, which also offers what have become known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOC’s, says it has more than 739,000 students.

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