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The MOOC experiment - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

The MOOC experiment - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
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...
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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.

 

Use the 'Filter' pull-down menu above to search for topics by keywords.


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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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College Presidents: Hybrid Will Have Bigger Impact than MOOCs -- Campus Technology

College Presidents: Hybrid Will Have Bigger Impact than MOOCs -- Campus Technology | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
While college presidents are skeptical about massive open online courses (MOOCs), they see plenty of potential "positive impact" with hybrid courses that blend face-to-face and online learning as well as adaptive learning that uses technology to modify lessons based on the progress shown by students.
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Massive open online courses: does the rhetoric match the reality?

Massive open online courses: does the rhetoric match the reality? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

According to technologists and digital education evangelists, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, represent the future of education. That may be so, but why is it that Oxford University sees them as the very antithesis of quality education? Antony Funnell reports.

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Why most MOOCs are boring for nearly everybody involved.

Why most MOOCs are boring for nearly everybody involved. | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Think how boring life would be if you had to get a bunch of bureaucrats to approve every innovative teaching technique that you wanted to try. It would be like living in a corporate university with a pencil-pusher stationed right there in your classroom.

 

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The technology of austerity is not interactive because interactive costs time and money. This won’t work if you’re only measuring educational “efficiency.”

 

In summary, the only people who are happy by this kind of result are lifelong learners with no skin in the game and the clerks. Is it really worth disrupting everybody’s higher education to make just these two groups happy?

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A spoonful of sugar and then Mary Poppins kicks you out ... a dystopian view of MOOC developments...

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But good MOOCs are really, really good!

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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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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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Who uses MOOCs and how?

Who uses MOOCs and how? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Given that millions of people register for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it is perhaps not surprising that much has been written to date about these still-evolving education platforms.

But what do we know about who is enrolled in MOOCs? Or how these platforms are (or aren’t) supporting learning? In today’s article we take a look at some fresh studies from the field to sketch out early observations about the usage and impacts of MOOCs. http://ow.ly/zrs0H

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Massive open online courses: does the rhetoric match the reality?

Massive open online courses: does the rhetoric match the reality? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
According to technologists and digital education evangelists, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, represent the future of education. Antony Funnell reports.
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Universities are still standing. The MOOC revolution that never happened.

Universities are still standing. The MOOC revolution that never happened. | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Universities are not homogenous organisations that take a consistent approach to how they produce students with degrees. Each academic teaches in a largely unique way and students all approach their learning in an equally non-uniform manner. At the end of the day, we haven’t found any consistent way of getting around the fact that in order to learn, students are required to put in a great deal of effort and they can only be guided and supported in this endeavour. The motivations for students, especially young ones, to do this on their own without the incentive of obtaining a degree that means something substantial in economic and social terms, are simply not there.

If universities do eventually experience a revolution, it will not be because of MOOCs.

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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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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.

 

Case Study compiled by: Howard Rheingold

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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