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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We Don't Need No Educator

Described the changing nature of online learning with the introduction of massive open online courses, and in that context describes and explains the changing r

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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 16, 2013 2:45 PM
Suddendly, it reminds me Claparède paedagogical thinking, except it was 1920's, no web, no computers, just imagination and knowledge, and love to students and effective learning http://educarparacrescer.abril.com.br/aprendizagem/edouard-claparede-307872.shtml
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History shows Online is no substitute University of the Future by Gavin Moodie

History shows Online is no substitute University of the Future by Gavin Moodie | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

THERE are several problems with the growing chorus championing online education (The Australian, June 6). The argument is that since recent information and communication technologies are clearly disruptive technologies, higher education is failing by not (yet) adopting them.

 

Proselytisers assert that universities are shortchanging their students and underserving society, and that most current institutions risk being superseded by new institutions or processes that will make them anachronistic if not redundant.

 

The more apocalyptic claims are that universities will soon be as obsolete as newspapers are becoming.

 

Many of the online evangelists are politicians, technophiles or businesspeople. Few are educationalists or people with much experience of distance education. Of course, the critics claim that current institutions and their staff are trapped in their traditional ways and either cannot see or resist the imperative to change.

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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.

 

Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed and, most importantly, absorbed.

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