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The report highlights three fundamental challenges facing systems around the world:
The complete original report, "Institute for Public Policy ResearchHIGHER EDUCATION AND THE REVOLUTION AHEAD:AN AVALANCHE IS COMING" is here: http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2013/03/avalanche-is-coming_Mar2013_10432.pdf
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A discussion over the different definitions of "Open" (Open as in oer and open as in MOOC #connectivism #mooc http://t.co/YxhxvZSc5g via @patlockley)...
Useful discussion prompt for openness - in professional learning, and when considering development of MOOC learning materials. Massive benefit if these can become part of the OER ecosystem.
Critics are obsessed with the infamous "five percent completion rate."
Gily Salmon's first MOOC that she is leading, Carpe Diem - Learning Design, starts March 10, and we took the opportunity to discuss some of the differences between course design for "traditional" online learning and for MOOCs
This should be an interesting MOOC, Gilly Salmon's first!
The University of Melbourne's second year of MOOC offerings starts today with the launch of Discrete Optimization. Instructed by Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck, the course currently has over 26,000 students enrolled.
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are on the rise in Australian universities and some are concerned that they will put more pressure on academics who are already working overtime.
Useful insights on how MOOCs provide opportunities for re-thinking teaching approaches.
Export Law Blog The MOOC experiment University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily The past year and a half has seen the University dive headfirst into the once-foreign frontier of online education, notably through its offering of more than a dozen...
Why traditional metrics like completion rates aren't a good way to evaluate online courses
I hadn't heard about the 'Colbert Bump' before now...
Nearly 15,000 students from 88 countries have enrolled in the Australian National University's first ever online courses.
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have come a long way in the last two years. To help put them into some perspective, a handy infographic.
We’ve progressively lost the ideal of higher education as a communal investment to promote an empowered citizenry and an enlightened public discourse, not just a financial equation in which tuition goes in and job training comes out. Used well, MOOCs could push against that trend, by opening up the university and its faculty in new ways. As a big glittering stage for a small number of superstar performers, however, MOOCs will make things worse.
Although many open-enrollment courses face high dropout rates, UT professors hope memory-management software that checks retention rates and interacts with students will make a new online class more engaging for interested students.
Sebastian Thrun, who declared some Udacity's MOOCs as “lousy” continues to distance the courses from the traditional education they were thought to replace.
Question: How does video production affect student engagement in MOOCs?
How we went about it: We measured engagement by how long students watched each video and also whether they attempted to answer post-video assessment problems.
Some useful recommendations on video production techniques that can be applied to MOOCs and any online learning
Students will get a five-week grounding in trade relations between Australia and China as part of Curtin University’s second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), due to begin 17 March.
edX is opening up its membership beyond its initial 32 charter institutions. With its new membership structure, the online course provider will bring colleges, universities and other organizations into the fold as regular members, including 12 new institutions announced today.
This is the group for 'Participating in the digital age', an Open Online Course being run by Curtin University. Everyone joining the site should be signed up for this automatically, but you can leave it or join it at any time. You can change the notification settings for this group in your Settings - look for Group Notications, and choose whether you want email notifications, site notifications (this website only), or both, or neither.
A COURSE in everyday thinking has attracted the kind of student numbers that universities don’t see every day.
UQs first MOOC with more than 70,000 enrolments.
This blog summarises some major challenges Chinese MOOCers face when using English MOOC platforms. The following blog will list out my proposed solutions. Accessibility Website loading - Sometimes...
Some issues for Chinese MOOCers trying to access English language MOOCs, with some nice links to the 'Great Firewall of China and the MOOC China Town.
Senate House, University of London. Tuesday 28 January 2014. This one-day event took a critical look at how online and open access learning has evolved during the past year, with particular consid...
A short video about MOOCs and the connected age. EDUCAUSE SPRINT 2013 Beyond MOOCs: Is IT Creating a New, Connected Age? July 30--August 1 educause.edu/event...
I love the concept of 'perpetual degrees' by Allan Gyorke at the two minute mark in this clip. What great added value for your alumni and past graduates.
EDUCAUSE est toujours une bonne source d'information, cette petite vidéo sur les MOOCs transmet une réflexion déjà riche en à peine 4 minutes
Massive open online courses, or Moocs, may be higher education’s current fad but they fail on two counts – mass and openness – according to the president of Stanford University, which has helped pioneer teaching via the internet. John Hennessy, the
George Siemens thinks, writes and teaches about networks, learning, technology, knowledge and community. He works with the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University, he spoke at TEDxNYED in 2010, and he tweets @gsiemens.
In the past few years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a lens used by educators, entrepreneurs, education reformers and venture capitalists to view the higher education system. They are now a proxy for our hopes and fears for education; how we speak of MOOCs increasingly says more about our personal philosophy than it does about open online courses.
Math professors should come up with optimal ways to measure success in massive open online courses (MOOCs) before administrators do it for them.
Coursera is one of the biggest for-profit MOOC ventures. Cofounder Daphne Koller talks about her mission to reinvent higher education