MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
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Examining the development of the Massive Open Online Course and its variants.
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OPINION: Are MOOCs Really the Future of the University? (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Are MOOCs Really the Future of the University? (EdSurge News) | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
What is the cost of MOOCs for society at large? Who profits? And who loses?
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learning technology.......juice: Ten Questions for MOOC Design

learning technology.......juice: Ten Questions for MOOC Design | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

This is developed as a resource for our faculty development program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Learning Technology Center to assist those interested in designing and delivering a MOOC in planning and preparation.  This is an adaptation of our previous 10 questions for blended and online as well as more previous work on designing, delivering, and making MOOCs by Siemens and by Schroeder.    


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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:04 AM

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"Bien que certains MOOCs (MOOCx) aient tendance à se concentrer sur la diffusion de contenu, une expérience d'apprentissage vraiment efficace nécessite l'interactivité, la communication et la communauté."

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A Sociological Eye on Education | Midsummer whimsy: How to write recommendations for 847 students

A Sociological Eye on Education | Midsummer whimsy: How to write recommendations for 847 students | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

Herewith is my fantasy of an instructor’s letter of recommendation for a student in a MOOC.

 

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Online interaction improves student performance. Gee, imagine that. | ClintLalonde.net

Online interaction improves student performance. Gee, imagine that. | ClintLalonde.net | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

Imagine that. Students interacting with each other might actually improve learning in an online course.

This is not new knowledge, and hilights one of the fundamental problems I have with the current crop of MOOC’s. Anyone who has examined any prior research into student success in an online course already knows this. Want successful students in an online course? Have them interact.  Yet somehow in the design of a revolutionary new online course, Coursera seems to have missed this well established fact.


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MOOC humor

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I’m not the only professor cynical about the mad rush to massive open on-line courses.  In A Sociological Eye on Education | Midsummer whimsy: How to write recommendations for 847 students....

 

I have much the same reaction: where is the revenue to support MOOCs supposed to come from? Huge numbers of people sign up for them when the courses are free, but charge even token fees as the number will drop enormously—probably to closer to the number who currently finish such courses. I signed up for Google’s course on searching, but when the time came for the course, I was too busy to do it. Had they asked for $1 for the course, I would not have signed up, knowing that there was a very high probability that I wouldn’t be able to attend.

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