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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The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out

The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Online education has been around for a long time. But massive open online courses are finally making it respectable. Maybe even cool. Let’s not forget, though, that they are still experiments.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Peter Mellow
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drsmetty's curator insight, April 5, 2013 10:53 AM

Interesting remarks on the future of online learning. Mobile is the way to go, but...

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's comment, April 11, 2013 7:55 PM
Why boring? not is enough the online tools and activities, or need other innovative systems and models
Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:38 PM

“Before smartphones, we went online roughly five times a day, in long chunks, according to Joe Kraus, a partner at Google Ventures. Today, with smartphones, it’s 27 times, in much shorter bursts. Twentieth century instructional methods just don’t work as well for busy, distracted 21st-century learners.”

 

Well written and concise sobering and critical opinion piece; can help us refocus on few critical points in designing MOOCs or any online learning actually, especially when you are in the high euphoric phase.

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Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom - Video on TED.com

TED Talks In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ -- and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast.

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Questions about the future of higher education

Questions about the future of higher education | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

The Conversation web site is currently half way through a series of invited posts entitled “The Future of Higher Education”. It has been a disappointing series so far in that five of the first six posts have focussed on MOOCS and the sixth has been a general post on equity in online learning. Now MOOCs are an important development but the future of higher education is bigger than MOOCs and the questions are much more fundamental. Here are are some questions that I think this series should be addressing..


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