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How to Finish a MOOC

How to Finish a MOOC | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Dr. Jonathan Rees, a history professor at Colorado State University – Pueblo American, spent his sabbatical participating in a MOOC via Coursera. He believes that working underneath a more authoritative presence is key to the MOOC's ultimate survival.

 

"More individual attention would greatly improve completion rates," he says. "Regular online courses at least have a living, breathing professor on the other end of the computer screen whose job it is to help students succeed."

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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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New MOOC to explore what uni is like

New MOOC to explore what uni is like | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Charles Sturt University has launched a MOOC aimed at developing students’ pre-tertiary achievem...
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La démarche est intéressante et pourrait certainement permettre à nos étudiants d'arriver un peu mieux préparés

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MOOCs transform teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools

MOOCs transform teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Access to free online courses is allowing primary and high school students obtain university level education, something that was previously off limits prior to the birth of MOOCs.

Australian National University (ANU) acting vice-chancellor professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, who will take part in an education symposium to discuss current trends and opportunities, and challenges with online learning, believes if a primary school aged student is ready for university level education, then it should be available to them.
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Something we all wish to see soon in our country, with all necessary cautions aside, time has come for some walls to crack

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OpenClassrooms Launches First MOOC-Based Bachelor Degree Recognized By French State

OpenClassrooms Launches First MOOC-Based Bachelor Degree Recognized By French State | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
You won’t have any excuse to skip class anymore. French startup OpenClassrooms is launching the first State-recognized bachelor degree in France that relies exclusively on MOOC. The startup partnered with IESA Multimédia to create this program.

There are three learning paths in engineering, design and digital marketing. Students will have to complete all the courses and required projects in order to get their degree. It’s the exact same degree that you would get at IESA, except that you won’t see any teacher. IESA is already working on 40 different MOOC for this program.
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Open edX: The open source learning management system for corporations and non-profits

Open edX: The open source learning management system for corporations and non-profits | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
In 2013 edX released its open source software to the world, allowing anyone, including for-profit companies, to use it.

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Curtin University joins MOOC provider edX

Curtin University joins MOOC provider edX | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Western Australia's Curtin University will launch a MOOC on mining.

 

Curtin University will join edX to become the first non-Group of Eight university to partner with a one of the large massive open online course providers.

 

The university said on Thursday that its first edX massive open online course (MOOC) would be The Business of Mining, to be launched in mid-June, which covers the life cycle of mining, from exploration to mine planning, operation and closure.

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Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

George Veletsianos1 and Peter Shepherdson2
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The complexity of digital and online education is becoming increasingly evident in the context of research into networked learning/participation. Interdisciplinary research is often proposed as a way to address complex scientific problems and enable researchers to bring novel perspectives into a field other than their own. The degree to which research on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is interdisciplinary is unknown. We apply descriptive and inferential statistics to bibliometric data to investigate interdisciplinarity in MOOC research. Results show that MOOC research published in 2013-2015 was (a) mostly conducted by researchers affiliated with Education and Computer Science disciplines, (b) far from monolithic, (c) had a greater representation of authors from Computer Science than in the past, and (d) showed a trend toward being more interdisciplinary than MOOC research published in 2008-2012. Our results also suggest that empirical research on xMOOCs may be more interdisciplinary than research on cMOOCs. Greater interdisciplinarity in xMOOC research could reflect the burgeoning interest in the field, the general familiarity with the xMOOC pedagogical model, and the hype experienced by xMOOCs. Greater interdisciplinarity in the field may also provide researchers with rich opportunities to improve our understanding and practice of digital and online learning.

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The Business of Mining | CurtinX

The Business of Mining | CurtinX | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Learn the theory behind running a mine and see if you've got what it takes to explore, plan, operate and close a mining operation. 

 

About this course

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Mining underpins much of our technology and industries as well as modern society in general. A successful mine should be run efficiently and responsibly from exploration through to closure, with sound economic management every step of the way.

 

In this course you’ll examine the business aspect of mining, focusing on the life cycle of a gold mine and discovering the technical and economic issues that affect the exploration, planning, operation and closure of a large-scale mining project.

 

What you'll learn

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By the end of this course you will be able to:

*  Discover how new mineral deposits are found and examine the economic factors that govern their development.

*  Plan the complete life cycle of a mine, from initial infrastructure requirements through to operation, closure and rehabilitation.

*  Experience the 'living plan' of a mine and see how extraction and processing of minerals is constantly adjusted to suit market conditions.

*  Investigate how economics and market forces influence the decision to close a mine.

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The Business of Mining MOOC introduces some new features to MOOC design and offers a different experience of engagement.

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MOOC test agreement between FutureLearn and Pearson

MOOC test agreement between FutureLearn and Pearson | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
The UK massive open online course platform FutureLearn has signed an agreement with the proctored examination provider Pearson VUE

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British Journal of Educational Technology - Volume 46, Issue 3 - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education - Wiley Online Library

British Journal of Educational Technology - Volume 46, Issue 3 - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education - Wiley Online Library | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

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STEM MOOC model gets a next-gen "Strain" treatment - eCampus News

STEM MOOC model gets a next-gen "Strain" treatment - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
An innovative new course based on the scientific concepts presented in the FX series The Strain hopes to change the way people look at MOOCs.

Strain-MOOC-STEMA new MOOC will teach real-world science concepts based on a unique source – FX’s hit television series, The Strain – in a move that aims to leverage fan-supported pop culture to draw interest in online learning and STEM education in higher ed.

Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, is teaming up with video learning company Zaption to offer an easier outlet for teachers to create richer content for their students and post it to Canvas. Through the partnership, learners will experience Zaption’s interactive video lessons in ten Canvas Network courses, including the free “Fight Or Die: The Science Behind FX’s The Strain.”
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xMOOC Communities Should Learn From cMOOCs | EDUCAUSE.edu

xMOOC Communities Should Learn From cMOOCs | EDUCAUSE.edu | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
whereas cMOOC communities persist and do meaningful things in the world, in general xMOOC communities are less robust. They don't persist. They connect students as students, but not as colleagues.

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Twitter + mini MOOCs = new social sharing called EdCasting - eCampus News

Twitter + mini MOOCs = new social sharing called EdCasting - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
“Just as podcasting and Tweeting made it easier to share general content, EdCasting empowers everyone to share their knowledge and help create the new culture of lifelong learning in this knowledge economy,” said Karl Mehta, CEO and Founder of EdCast. “With EdCasting, you are just a button push away from being connected to subject experts.”

The launch of EdCasting includes 10 channels ranging from entrepreneurship, architecture, robotics, technology, and health, filled with insights from over 100 “globally renowned experts and influencers,” described the company in a press release.

And just like with Twitter, the mini-MOOC platform is meant to be an informal learning ecosystem, where those who sign up for the EdCast platform can follow channels, groups, or individuals, and educators can curate content for their followers. It’s also AI driven based on user profile characteristics and activity-based interests.
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Should MOOCs be used as credit for high school?

Should MOOCs be used as credit for high school? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
While MOOCs can provide some great content, the teaching and assessment methods probably aren't appropriate for high school students.
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Big Data MOOC Research Breakthrough: Learning Activities Lead to Achievement

Big Data MOOC Research Breakthrough: Learning Activities Lead to Achievement | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
By taking massive stores of data and removing most nuance and complexity, researchers examining Udacity, edX, Google Course Builder, and Khan Academy conclusively demonstrate the obvious: that effort in online courses predicts achievement.
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Survey: MOOCs Supplement Traditional Higher Ed -- Campus Technology

Survey: MOOCs Supplement Traditional Higher Ed -- Campus Technology | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
A new survey of students enrolled in massive open online courses (MOOCs) suggests that the courses are supplementing traditional higher education forms and "democratizing learning."

Researchers from Duke University studied "13 free, open-access digital courses offered by Duke using the Coursera platform," according to a news release, and found that the courses "are popular among youngsters, retirees and other non-traditional student populations."
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MIT Researchers Develop Model To Predict MOOC Dropouts -- Campus Technology

MIT Researchers Develop Model To Predict MOOC Dropouts -- Campus Technology | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a model that aims to predict when students will drop out of a massive open online course (MOOC).

The model, presented at last week's Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, was trained on data from one course and is designed to apply to a wide range of other courses. "The prediction remains fairly accurate even if the organization of the course changes, so that the data collected during one offering doesn't exactly match the data collected during the next," according to a news release.
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Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time

Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

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The complexity of digital and online education is becoming increasingly evident in the context of research into networked learning/participation. Interdisciplinary research is often proposed as a way to address complex scientific problems and enable researchers to bring novel perspectives into a field other than their own. The degree to which research on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is interdisciplinary is unknown. We apply descriptive and inferential statistics to bibliometric data to investigate interdisciplinarity in MOOC research. Results show that MOOC research published in 2013-2015 was (a) mostly conducted by researchers affiliated with Education and Computer Science disciplines, (b) far from monolithic, (c) had a greater representation of authors from Computer Science than in the past, and (d) showed a trend toward being more interdisciplinary than MOOC research published in 2008-2012. Our results also suggest that empirical research on xMOOCs may be more interdisciplinary than research on cMOOCs. Greater interdisciplinarity in xMOOC research could reflect the burgeoning interest in the field, the general familiarity with the xMOOC pedagogical model, and the hype experienced by xMOOCs. Greater interdisciplinarity in the field may also provide researchers with rich opportunities to improve our understanding and practice of digital and online learning.

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xMOOC research shows more interdisciplinarity than cMOOC's. What do you make of it?

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Interesante constatar de forma objetiva algo que suponíamos por el éxito de la oferta de este tipo de cursos: Los pertenecientes a disciplinas científicas o tecnológicas son cerca del 50% de los alumnos que se se matriculan en cursos MOOC.

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The Business of Mining - Australia's Mining Monthly

The Business of Mining - Australia's Mining Monthly | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
WA's mining expertise goes online for students around the world.

 

Curtin developed the introductory online course with government, industry and academic experts after being accepted to join the edX consortium, a growing platform for universities and education providers to offer free online courses.

 

The Business of Mining comprises four modules and covers all aspects of a mine’s life-cycle, from planning through to production and closure.

It is designed to provide a high-level introduction to the resources sector for non-operational staff, government employees, suppliers and contractors supporting the industry.

 

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion helped design the MOOC and at its launch last night said it would play a critical and innovative role in promoting the state’s mining expertise and possibilities to the world.

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The True Power of MOOCs May Have Been Accidental

The True Power of MOOCs May Have Been Accidental | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Free online college courses haven't sparked the higher-ed revolution advocates envisioned, but perhaps they could reform education in a way that was largely unintentional.
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Harvard U., Massachusetts Institute of Technology release updated MOOC research

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An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.


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How companies can use MOOCs to teach employees

How companies can use MOOCs to teach employees | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
A Sydney learning specialist is transforming free online learning into courses that companies can use for professional learning and development.

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Bringing the Social Back to MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Bringing the Social Back to MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Various existing learning environments could scale to MOOC size and benefit learners by adding the social elements now missing, from citizen science to simulations, games, virtual reality, and augmented reality.
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Largest MOOC ever credits ELL - eCampus News

Largest MOOC ever credits ELL - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands across the world enroll in a MOOC that targets English.

 

The humanities aren’t often known for their pull when it comes to attracting a MOOC crowd, but one online learning platform may have found a global crowd pleaser with its current English Language Learning (ELL) course that’s quickly become the largest attended MOOC on record.

 

The biggest single run of a free online course began on FutureLearn last month, with more than 400,000 learners enrolled from over 150 counties.

 

FutureLearn, the first UK-based provider of massive open online courses, began offering courses in October 2013. As a social learning platform – designed to enable learning through conversation – the platform tries to focus on interaction between course participants to bolster the learning experience.

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Could this overlooked component be the key to MOOC engagement? - eCampus News

Could this overlooked component be the key to MOOC engagement? - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Researchers say formative assessment plays a critical role in student retention.

formative-assessment-MOOCAnalyzing over 4,000 student comments and reviews of the 7 most active and highly-rated MOOCs, researchers say formative and peer assessment strategies in relation to MOOCs directly affect student engagement.

According to researchers at the Open University of Catalonia (OUC), Spain, research on student engagement in MOOCs exists for non-didactic factors (profiles, demographics, institutional reputation) and didactic factors (course structure and content, workload and duration, type of exams and assessments), but little research has been conducted to determine whether different types of assessment (formative, non-formative, peer and self-assessment) or different student feedback approaches actually affect student engagement.
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Why Lynda.com, Pluralsite.com, Coursera.com are taking over Microlearning - The Business Journals

Why Lynda.com, Pluralsite.com, Coursera.com are taking over Microlearning - The Business Journals | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Today, your business can educate employees at every level with online courses for a mere fraction of what it cost in the past.

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