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Essays on the flaws of peer grading in MOOCs | Jonathan Rees - Inside Higher Ed

Essays on the flaws of peer grading in MOOCs | Jonathan Rees - Inside Higher Ed | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The implicit assumption of any peer grading arrangement is that students with minimal direction can do what humanities professors get paid to do and I think that’s the fatal flaw of these arrangements. This assumption not only undermines the authority of professors everywhere; it suggests that the only important part of college instruction is the content that professors transmit to their students.


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:38 PM

A insightful and thorough critique of why peer grading in the humanities won't work. Jonathan Rees is a professor of history himself who uses peer assessment in this classes a lot certainly is the right person to pass judgement (note the difference between assessment and grading, the former is formative, the latter summative). And it is negative. Indeed, he argues that if this practice were to catch on, it suggests grading (in the humanities) is easy, while in actual fact it is through careful comments and not the grades per se that people learn. Actuallly, I think this applies quite generallly. It is through reflection that you learn deeply, good feedback helps you reflect more deeply and a grade isn't good feedback. (@pbsloep)

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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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Craig Patterson's comment, June 13, 2013 1:52 AM
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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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Les MOOCs : révolution ou désillusion ?

Les MOOCs : révolution ou désillusion ? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Parmi les défis auxquels l’université doit ou devra faire face dans les prochaines années figure incontestablement l’impact de la technologie sur les structures universitaires et le contenu des cours dispensés. En particulier, les  MOOCS – massive open online courses – ces cours en lignes « massifs » et « ouverts », provoquent de multiples interrogations. Reste à savoir s’ils représentent véritablement la révolution annoncée.
L’Institut de l’entreprise publie aujourd’hui un rapport sur le sujet


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DANE Besançon's curator insight, October 1, 4:40 AM

Réflexion très intéressante issue du privé sur les Mooc, les Floc...et sur les directions de l'enseignement tant secondaire que supérieur et de la formation. Cela peut participer à nourrir notre réflexion actuelle.

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Learning in an introductory physics MOOC: All cohorts learn equally, including an on-campus class | Colvin | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Learning in an introductory physics MOOC: All cohorts learn equally, including an on-campus class | Colvin | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
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We studied student learning in the MOOC 8.MReV Mechanics ReView, run on the edX.org open source platform. We studied learning in two ways. We administered 13 conceptual questions both before and after instruction, analyzing the results using standard techniques for pre- and posttesting. We also analyzed each week’s homework and test questions in the MOOC, including the pre- and posttests, using item response theory (IRT). This determined both an average ability and a relative improvement in ability over the course. The pre- and posttesting showed substantial learning: The students had a normalized gain slightly higher than typical values for a traditional course, but significantly lower than typical values for courses using interactive engagement pedagogy. Importantly, both the normalized gain and the IRT analysis of pre- and posttests showed that learning was the same for different cohorts selected on various criteria: level of education, preparation in math and physics, and overall ability in the course. We found a small positive correlation between relative improvement and prior educational attainment. We also compared homework performance of MIT freshmen taking a reformed on-campus course with the 8.MReV students, finding them to be considerably less skillful than the 8.MReV students.
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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs


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Arne Krokan's curator insight, September 16, 1:11 AM

Interessante perspektiver på læring og connectivistisk tenkning i MOOCs.

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10 lessons learned from MOOCs

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From what works best to clues about the model's future viability, what have massive open online courses taught us?

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The Employer Potential of MOOCs: A Survey of Human Resource Professionals’ Thinking on MOOCs

The Employer Potential of MOOCs: A Survey of Human Resource Professionals’ Thinking on MOOCs | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
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The MOOC Completion Conundrum: Can 'Born Digital' Fix Online Education? | WIRED

The MOOC Completion Conundrum: Can 'Born Digital' Fix Online Education? | WIRED | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
One of the great ironies of online learning is that a tool created to foster personalized learning is actually quite impersonal, in practice. It doesn’t have to be that way. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are based on a simple premise: deliver free content from the world’s greatest professors to the masses, and a global…
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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2:30 AM

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 4:23 PM

An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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MIT's Unique Experiment in Blended Learning Leads to the Birth of 50 Startups in 5 Days

MIT's Unique Experiment in Blended Learning Leads to the Birth of 50 Startups in 5 Days | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Fifty startups were launched at MIT in five days, courtesy of a unique experiment "that could reshape existing educational paradigms."

 

Nearly 55,000 individuals are enrolled in the MITx on edX massive open online course, "Entrepreneurship 101: Who is Your Customer?" Of the thousands, the school welcomed 47 to campus on August 18 to participate in a five-day bootcamp-turned-blended-learning-experiment.

 

The MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp was an experiment by MIT to help students studying online via edX further their education. The event allowed the highly selective group to learn from faculty, as well as from like-minded people worldwide, who were all enrolled in the same course, yet likely would have never met face-to-face otherwise.

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Don’t dismiss MOOCs – we are just starting to understand their true value

Don’t dismiss MOOCs – we are just starting to understand their true value | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Over the past couple of years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have taken the academic world by storm.
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MOOCs could be the answer for world’s largest student population - Hindustan Times

MOOCs could be the answer for world’s largest student population - Hindustan Times | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
A few months ago, IIT-Bombay launched three MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) — Introduction to Computer Programming Part 1 and 2 and Thermodynamics. With this, India has truly stepped into the MOOCs era.
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UNE shuts down its loss-making MOOCs

UNE shuts down its loss-making MOOCs | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
The University of New England (UNE) has shut down its pioneering experiment with massive open online courses (MOOCs) because it could not make it pay.
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Harvard is evaluating "blended" courses that draw on online MOOC material | Harvard Magazine Sep-Oct 2014

Harvard is evaluating "blended" courses that draw on online MOOC material | Harvard Magazine Sep-Oct 2014 | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

HARVARDX and other institutions continue to create new massive open online courses (MOOCs; see the current list at harvardx.harvard.edu/modules-courses). But with hundreds of offerings available on edX, Coursera, and emerging platforms (such as the Business School’s HBX; see harvardmag.com/hbx-14), emphasis is now shifting to research on applications and assessments.

 

As reported, HarvardX’s review of first-year MOOC enrollments revealed apparently vast online interest in signing up for courses (perhaps reflecting the ease of registration), but rapid attrition (see “Harvard Measures Its MOOCs,” May-June, page 22). A Chronicle of Higher Education review of those data, published in mid June, reiterated the key finding that about half the registrants viewed none of the course content; of those who examined any content, “half looked at 11 percent of the course chapters or less.”

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Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’ | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

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▶ Intro To Coding Online Course - YouTube

The world's first free online coding course designed for youth and delivered by youth! Check out our website, www.discovere.ualberta.ca for more information!
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World Bank MOOC on Climate Change

World Bank MOOC on Climate Change | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Turn down the Heat- Why a 4 degree warmer world must be avoided

Do you wish to learn more about climate change and its impacts? Now is your chance. Through 18 fascinating episodes by globally distinguished scientists, this series provides an overview of the latest scientific research on climate change, focusing on likely impacts and risks in developing countries. The videos were part of the World Bank's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that was launched in January 2014 which in turn is based on a World Bank flagship report with the same name which was commissioned from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Whether you are a policy maker, civil society representative or concerned world citizen, these videos provide you with a strong foundation for understanding the science of climate change—as the world may approach dangerous warming of 4°C by the end of this century. Most importantly you will gain insights to what you can do to avoid a 4°C warmer world and instead hold warming below 2°C.

Join us in spreading comprehensive knowledge on climate change because just think; the better we can understand the risks and challenges of climate change, the better positioned and well-informed we will be to act together and address the enormous challenges we face from a warming planet.

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Experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs | eLearning Papers

Experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs | eLearning Papers | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

This special issue of the eLearning Papers is based on the contributions made to the EMOOCS 2014 conference jointly organized by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and P.A.U. Education. The success of this conference with more than 450 participants demonstrates that MOOCs are at the beginning of a wave and a first step towards opening up education.

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I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education

I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are quickly becoming technology darlings. Companies like Coursera, Udacity, edX and others provide college-caliber online courses taught by professors from the most prestigious universities. Millions of students interested in pursuing inexpensive post-secondary education can take classes on anything from nutritional health to machine learning—right from the comfort of their own home.

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MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning

MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The MOOC 2.0 will provide scaling for the second phase — the learning phase — by scaling 1-on-1, face-to-face learning. Indeed, the technology is already in place and widely available: video chat. Interestingly, a quick web search for face-to-face learning paints a clear picture of the status quo: it’s face-to-face learning versusonline learning. Is it not obvious that face-to-face learning can occur online as well?


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The MOOC Has Arrived and Education Will Never be the Same Again

The MOOC Has Arrived and Education Will Never be the Same Again | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, wrote about MOOCs on his LinkedIn Influencer blog. With his...
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Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher education - PBS NewsHour

Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher education - PBS NewsHour | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
PBS NewsHour Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher education PBS NewsHour The classes, known as MOOCs, were once hailed as the next big disruption to traditional higher education, opening the door to a college...

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Open-learning Pioneers Take on Future of Higher Education | DML Hub

Open-learning Pioneers Take on Future of Higher Education | DML Hub | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Kicking off a new course for higher education faculty members will be a webinar focusing on why higher education is important and how to reach students through free open courses. The live webinar introduces the new online course, “Connected Courses,” which is being taught by open-learning pioneers, who developed the curriculum for fellow college and university professors to learn to teach their own open courses.

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Empathy: The Big Reason College Professors Should Take A MOOC

Empathy: The Big Reason College Professors Should Take A MOOC | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
A common joke among college teachers is that our students “get younger every year.” This fall we will marvel that our students were born in the year Bill Clinton ran for a second term, Madeleine Albright was appointed the first female secretary of state, the Unabomber was arrested and Dolly the cloned sheep was born. …

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Louise Oksholt's curator insight, September 4, 7:00 AM

What we must never forget, when scoping online courses.

 

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, September 4, 10:55 AM

Understanding our students and the world they live in is imperative.  As we are using technology as a platform to deliver content it is more important than ever we be able to empathize with the students who utilize the courses we provide.

Donna Farren's curator insight, September 4, 3:17 PM

The best point being that we rarely consume what we offer after we are done with our own education.  Good to put ourselves in our students shoes to learn something outside of our comfort zone again.

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MOOCs: learning about online learning, one click at a time

MOOCs: learning about online learning, one click at a time | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012. After years of experimentation at the fringes of higher education, prestigious universities from around the world progressively surged…

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"...But one reason institutions like Stanford University and Edinburgh University embraced MOOCs was that they provided a wonderful opportunity to learn about online learning. These institutions recognised that MOOCs were a vehicle for educational research, particularly through the use of learning analytics..."

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Uncertainty for WA universities in the wake of reform

Uncertainty for WA universities in the wake of reform | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Funding cuts and fee deregulation mean WA's public tertiary education sector is facing uncertain times.
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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Amidst all the arguments about “flipped classrooms” and “hybrid learning,” however, few people have actually analyzed what makes MOOCs work (or fail): the content. Online learners spend most of their time watching videos — but are the videos any good?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 3:58 AM

No huge surprises here, but worth a quick read if you are designing online materials.