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Copyright fears for online offerings

Copyright fears for online offerings | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITIES keen to sign up to a massive open online course, or MOOC, may face serious copyright restrictions that the sector is only now starting to grapple with.

 

Under copyright law, the millions of dollars worth of third-party content that universities have paid licences for may only be able to be supplied to formally enrolled students. That would likely exclude students signing up for a free course on a MOOC.

 

"This is a big deal if you want to do more than provide some of the university's content on the open web for nothing. If you want to go beyond your university's own content then that is a much more complex issue," said Derek Whitehead, director of information resources at Swinburne University and chair of the copyright advisory committee at the Council of Australian University Librarians.

 

Universities spend about $200 million a year on commercially licensed content and pay almost $30m annually to the Copyright Agency Limited for the statutory licence in the Copyright Act. But this content is behind what Mr Whitehead calls the "walled garden"; it can only be used within the university for enrolled students. If a university wanted to put third-party content into a MOOC, it might have to seek and pay for a separate licence.

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Curtin Teaching and Learning - Learning Engagement

Curtin Teaching and Learning - Learning Engagement | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
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U. of Zurich Says Professor Deleted MOOC to Raise Student Engagement – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of Zurich Says Professor Deleted MOOC to Raise Student Engagement – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

U. of Zurich Says Professor Deleted MOOC to Raise Student Engagement

[Updated (7/8/2014, 2:53 p.m.) with news of a post on the controversy by the MOOC instructor.]

The University of Zurich says it has cleared up the bizarre case of the MOOC that went missing. But the university is offering few clarifying details to the public, which has been left to piece together theories from the university’s statements and from cryptic tweets by the course’s professor about an unspecified experiment he might have been trying to conduct.

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U. of Zurich Says Professor Deleted MOOC to Raise Student Engagement – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of Zurich Says Professor Deleted MOOC to Raise Student Engagement – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The University of Zurich says it has cleared up the bizarre case of the MOOC that went missing. But the university is offering few clarifying details to the public, which has been left to piece together theories from the university’s statements and from cryptic tweets by the course’s professor about an unspecified experiment he might have been trying to conduct.

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Special Issue: MOOCs: Emerging Research :: Distance Education - Volume 35, Issue 2

The official journal of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia Inc. (ODLAA).

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Phonar: Transmedia Storytelling Through Openly Networked Learning | Connected Learning

Phonar: Transmedia Storytelling Through Openly Networked Learning | Connected Learning | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Phonar, an abbreviation of PHOtography and NARrative, is an in-person course at Coventry University in the UK and an open online course for as many as 35,000 participants around the world who co-create learning communities through a variety of media including blogs and a blog hub, Twitter (using the #phonar hashtag, and a Google+ community.

 

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Key Takeaways

You don't need a learning management system or virtual learning environment to run an open class. Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress are awesome at being Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress, so spend your money on something else.There's a benefit of going where the fish are already swimming online. Become agile, move around from medium to medium because that's what the learners are doing.Don't try to change people's existing behavior. For each thing you do, think about how it could be a barrier to entry, and how to lower it – culturally, academically, geographically, linguistically.Tapping into networks requires opening up to networks -- when you enable other networks to access your work, you enable them to spread the word, answer queries, and respond to calls for participation.
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The making of the first Monash MOOC, Monash University

The making of the first Monash MOOC, Monash University | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Monash recently offered its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Creative Coding, as a collaborative venture through FutureLearn.

 

Lead academics Associate Professor Jon McCormack from the Faculty of Information Technology and Dr Mark Guglielmetti from the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture, worked with librarians and learning skills advisers and with staff from the Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching). They developed learning objectives and guidelines for students around expectations and conduct in the MOOC.

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MOOC Project Coordinator - UQ Jobs - The University of Queensland

MOOC Project Coordinator - UQ Jobs -  The University of Queensland | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The MOOC Project Coordinator will support and coordinate the uptake, development and evaluation of e-learning technologies, resources and pedagogies to enhance teaching quality, and support students learning in GCI's teaching programs.  The position provides a single point of contact for staff (individuals and groups) related to eLearning systems and tools, with particular reference to those projects and academic staff developing courses for online distribution through the edX massive online learning system.

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Credibility hump to keep unis in the box seat

Credibility hump to keep unis in the box seat | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITIES will remain a protected species despite the snowballing popularity of online education, an industry analyst believes.
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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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MOOCs and Libraries - Online course


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The MOOCs phenomenon, does it still have a pulse?

The MOOCs phenomenon, does it still have a pulse? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses, promised to revolutionise higher education a few years ago but with recent research showing poor student retention rates, how successful has the MOOCs model been?

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TC Study Finds MOOC Reality Not Yet Meeting High Expectations | TC Media Center

TC Study Finds MOOC Reality Not Yet Meeting High Expectations | TC Media Center | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.
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8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

About the data: The edX MOOC data released by Harvard and MIT covered 16 sections of 13 courses from the first year of edX, from fall 2012 to summer 2013. About 475,000 students and about 640,000 registrations are included. Although there were 841,000 registrations in these courses, 200,000 rows of data were deleted by HarvardX and MITx in the de-identification process. De-identification was most likely to remove outliers and extremely active users, which may affect some of the analysis. You can learn more about the de-identification process from the HarvardX and MITx documentation.


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This is an easy to read overview article enhanced with graphics.  The Harvard and MIT moocs have been very high profile. Interesting that so few students view all of the materials. 

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Learn about the latest trends and adoption of MOOCs.

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Remarkable facts extracted from the release of edX MOOC data one month ago. The most surprising: apparently most MOOC learners are male!

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Who Performs the Best in Online Classes?

Who Performs the Best in Online Classes? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Which types of student characteristics lead to the best performance in online classes? That depends on how you define

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MOOC opens door to 21st century teaching and learning skills | MUSSE

MOOC opens door to 21st century teaching and learning skills | MUSSE | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

...“MOOCs challenge everyone involved – participants and staff – to use and improve their skills in digital learning – which is in itself a 21st century skill,” Professor Griffin said...


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Reputations at risk as platforms fail to screen Moocs

Reputations at risk as platforms fail to screen Moocs | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Poor-quality courses on platforms such as Coursera, edX and Udacity could cause reputational damage to universities, says Oxford expert
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ICDE » Ten useful reports on MOOCs and online education

ICDE » Ten useful reports on MOOCs and online education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
This digest of reports and papers published over the past year is provided to support the ongoing debate on MOOCs, Open Educational Resources and online educati
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Join the new AdelaideX team Job in Adelaide - SEEK

Management - Universities, The University of Adelaide is appointing its AdelaideX team - a Program Manager and three Learning Designers - to deliver MOOCs via edX in 2015.
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International Impact of MOOCs Still Up in the Air - US News

International Impact of MOOCs Still Up in the Air - US News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
While international students can't earn a degree through MOOCs, they can use the courses to expand their knowledge, experts say.
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Academics call for guidelines on use of online learners’ data

Academics call for guidelines on use of online learners’ data | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Guidelines to ensure the ethical use of data gathered from online learners need to be developed, to prevent the misuse of personal information, a group of academics has said.

 

Delegates at the Asilomar Convention for Learning Research in Higher Education, which took place in California earlier this month, have produced a framework to promote the appropriate use of both learners’ personal information, and any research based on their activity.

 

The document states that six principles should inform the collection, storage, distribution and analysis of information gathered from people who engage with online learning resources such as massive open online courses.

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Creative destruction in the classroom

Creative destruction in the classroom | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Higher education is one of the great successes of the welfare state. What was once the privilege of a few has become a middle-class entitlement, thanks mainly to government support. Some 3.5 million Americans and 5 million Europeans will graduate this summer. In the emerging world universities are booming: China has added nearly 30 million places in 20 years.
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Hard lessons ahead for higher education

Hard lessons ahead for higher education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
A revolution in the tertiary sector is under way, thanks to three forces: rising costs, changing demand and disruptive technology. The result will be the reinvention of the university.
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Coursera Chief says "Reach of Teaching Will Define Great Universities"

Coursera Chief says "Reach of Teaching Will Define Great Universities" | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

“In 10 or 20 years, when we judge the great universities, it will not just be on their research but on the reach of their teaching,” Mr. Levin told The Chronicle on Wednesday.

 

That perspective dovetails, of course, with the mission of the company Mr. Levin now leads. Coursera, which teams up with traditional universities to provide free, online versions of their courses, has its own lofty ambitions as a global-change agent: “We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education,” reads the company’s mission statement.

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Can MOOCs lure international students to U.S. colleges and universities? @insidehighered

Can MOOCs lure international students to U.S. colleges and universities? @insidehighered | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

MOOCs have become one of the United States’ major educational exports. In the first year of MOOCs offered by Harvard and MIT through the online education site edX, two-thirds of the enrollees hailed from outside North America.


Now, some online education advocates argue that MOOCs can lure international students to colleges and universities in the U.S. The University of Pennsylvania has developed a MOOC precisely for this purpose: a course titled “Applying to U.S. Universities.” And the State Department has woven online courses into its international education agenda, with the hope that MOOC-driven outreach programs will entice foreign students to study in the U.S.

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The corridor of uncertainty: Norwegian MOOC commission

The corridor of uncertainty: Norwegian MOOC commission | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Norway became the first country in the world to appoint a government commission to examine the potential of MOOCs from a national perspective. In June 2013 the Ministry of Education appointed a committee of academics and educational experts to investigate the opportunities and challenges that the rapid growth of MOOCs pose to Norwegian higher education. The commission has now (16 June) presented its first full report and since it is at present only available in Norwegian it might be of interest to the rest of the world to get an overview of the conclusions (read the Norwegian version).

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The Value of MOOCs to Early Adopter Universities (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Value of MOOCs to Early Adopter Universities (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Conclusions and Observations While MOOCs may not yet (and may not ever) be the "game changers" for higher education that some predicted, neither are they disappearing. On the contrary, their numbers continue to grow. The chance to pursue university mission goals through a high-profile development in higher education that simultaneously promotes university image, gives some members of the faculty a much larger audience, and is perceived positively by a public seeking increased connection with an otherwise exclusive university, is an opportunity too good for the early adopters to pass up. The exuberance of 2012 has faded, replaced by the skepticism of 2014, but at the early adopter universities, MOOCs appear poised to play an important role in the higher education picture for at least the next few years, perhaps beyond, with a strong value proposition: supporting the goal of improving on-campus teaching and learning while also promoting the university and its faculty. At the same time, the elite universities connect with the public through educational outreach, demonstrating leadership in an emerging higher education learning technology.
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