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Are MOOCs - massive open online courses - the future of education?

Are MOOCs - massive open online courses - the future of education? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
TODAY you can study with a Nobel Laureate - at home, for free. Is this the end of traditional university education?
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - Learning Engagement

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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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Emma European Moocs

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The European Multiple MOOC Aggregator called EMMA for short, is a 30 month pilot action supported by the European Union. It aims to showcase excellence in innovative teaching methodologies and learning approaches through the large-scale piloting of MOOCs on different subjects. EMMA provides a system for the delivery of free, open, online courses in multiple languages from different European universities to help preserve Europe’s rich cultural, educational and linguistic heritage and to promote real cross-cultural and multilingual learning.
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Udacity’s New Degree Comes With A Money Back Guarantee

Udacity’s New Degree Comes With A Money Back Guarantee | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

 

 

For nearly two years, online education startup Udacity has offered a paid training course called a “Nanodegree” for people hoping to land technical jobs like software development. But the question was always whether students would find a job after finishing the course, which costs anywhere from $1,800 to $2,400.

 

To help erase such doubts, Udacity said Wednesday that it would create a new degree called Nanodegree Plus, which comes with a guarantee that students will find a job within six months. If not, the company will return 100% of tuition—a rarity in online education.


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Seven Must-Read Books About Education: The 2016 List

Seven Must-Read Books About Education: The 2016 List | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ― Lemony Snicket Two thousand and fifteen was another great year for books. This is the third-annual post where I feature seven books must-read books for the up-coming year related to education, learning, and digital culture. My goal is to curate a list of…

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Have to add some of these to my reading list! 

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MOOCs are Focusing on Fundamentals | Your Training Edge ®

MOOCs are Focusing on Fundamentals | Your Training Edge ® | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Learning in a number of organizations is passing through immense change. Some are letting go their training rooms in favor of the digital delivery of content, and managers who are forward thinking are investing on social media, social learning, and mobile devices to support their employees’ learning. Organizations have been remodeling their learning and training strategies around new and rising technology. No matter which technology they use certain fundamentals they must consider about. In this post, I would be addressing those fundamentals and they way these are focused by one of such rising technologies i.e. MOOCs, much widely discussed concept in my last few posts.

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Media Statements - Business of Mining MOOC top of its global class

Media Statements - Business of Mining MOOC top of its global class | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The Business of Mining, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed in Western Australia, has topped the 2015 Interactive Media Awards in the United States of America.

 

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said the success of the course reflected WA's innovation capacity and helped promote the State's mining and education excellence worldwide.

 

"Resources and education services are both important exports," Mr Marmion said.

 

"I congratulate Curtin University's WA School of Mines, the Curtin Business School and the industry and State Government experts who contributed to the course.

 

"So far, more than 1,100 students from almost 170 nations have completed the course, with top participation from the US, Australia and India."

 

The Business of Mining was named Best In Class in the university category of the Interactive Media Awards, rated on design, content, functionality and standards compliance.

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Why Virtual Classes Can Be Better Than Real Ones - Issue 29: Scaling - Nautilus

Why Virtual Classes Can Be Better Than Real Ones - Issue 29: Scaling - Nautilus | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
I teach one of the world’s most popular MOOCs (massive online open courses), “Learning How to Learn,” with neuroscientist Terrence J. Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The course draws on neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and education to explain how our brains absorb and process information, so we can all be better students. Since it launched on the website Coursera in August of 2014, nearly 1 million students from over 200 countries have enrolled in our class. We’ve had cardiologists, engineers, lawyers, linguists, 12-year-olds, and war refugees in Sudan take the course. We get emails like this one that recently arrived: “I’ll keep it short. I’ve recently completed your MOOC and it has already changed my life in ways you cannot imagine. I just turned 29, am in the middle of a career change to computer science, and I’ve never been more excited to learn.”
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The Maturing of the MOOC [PDF]

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This survey of MOOC and ODL literature aims to capture the state of knowledge and opinion about MOOCs and ODL, how they are evolving, and to identify issues that are important, whether consensual or controversial.

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MoocNote: Get the most out of online videos

MoocNote: Get the most out of online videos | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

You can now build video lessons on MoocNote by using videos from your Dropbox or Google Drive account. This is a huge enhancement for teachers who work in environments that block YouTube. It's also great for anyone who has made his or her own videos and wants to add interactive question elements to them.

The latest version of MoocNote includes an option for creating groups or classes. You can create public or private groups with which you share your video lessons. You can arrange all of your videos into courses then share those courses with the group. If your course is a work in progress, you can add to it as needed and everyone in your group will see the additional content as you add it.

Finally, students no longer have to create accounts on MoocNote in order to view lessons that you make public. If you make your video lesson public, anyone can view it. If you want to keep your video lesson private, students will have to register to view it. MoocNote now supports using a Google Account to log-in.

 


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Coursera Survey Pins Down MOOC Benefits -- Campus Technology

Coursera Survey Pins Down MOOC Benefits -- Campus Technology | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
More than seven in 10 learners report career benefits and more than six in 10 report educational benefits from completing massive open online courses (MOOCs). Participants from developing countries and particularly those with lower socioeconomic status and less education appear to be more likely to report benefits from pursuing MOOCs.
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Harvard Launches 'Virtual Classroom' for Students Anywhere

Harvard Launches 'Virtual Classroom' for Students Anywhere | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
The newest classroom at Harvard's business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers.

In the futuristic classroom, housed in a television studio 2 miles from campus, class plays out like a giant video conference.

Students can jump in to ask questions or respond to their classmates. The professor can stop a lecture to quiz individual students, or send the group a quick online poll.

The project, called HBX Live, is a departure from the genre of online courses that are recorded in advance to be taken later.

Here, Harvard sought to create a live, online replica of its campus classrooms.
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Peter Mellow's comment, September 1, 2015 10:25 PM
As I said in the earlier report of this from Fortune: This is Harvard's vision of their classroom of the future, but it just looks like a video wall to me. I think there are some more fundimental things that could be changed in the learning approach that would work better. But hey, it looks impressive!
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Research Uncovers MOOC Cheating Strategy -- Campus Technology

Research Uncovers MOOC Cheating Strategy -- Campus Technology | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Researchers from MIT and Harvard University have uncovered a new cheating scheme specific to MOOCs.

 

The researchers have come up with a name for this approach: "copying answers using multiple existences online" or CAMEO.

 

They uncovered the CAMEO technique while examining data from edX, the MOOC platform that MIT and Harvard both helped found. Certain users were answering assessment questions "faster than is humanly possible," said Chuang.

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POOCs Not MOOCs

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I thPersonalization is the key to the successful delivery of learning through a MOOC model. In order to personalize the learning experience, courses have to be delivered either through blended learning, virtual, or on-campus fast track modes. There should also be regular mentoring and facilitation to maintain learner engagement.

POOCs allow flexible, anytime, anywhere learning without compromising on peer interactions, interactions with instructor and continuous mentorship.

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I suspect the author may be missing the trend to personalisation in the MOOC space - not sure another acronym is necessary...  Just look at the all the discussion about data and learning analytics and you'll see that personalisation is the goal.

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Can MOOCs be a successful alternative for community colleges? - eCampus News

Can MOOCs be a successful alternative for community colleges? - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
First offered in 2011 at Stanford, modern MOOCs were primarily computer science courses made open to anyone with an internet connection. It didn’t take long for the concept to catch on, and soon MOOCs were more pervasive and being touted as the future for higher education.

While that hype has not panned out, MOOCs did find a good foothold in our nation’s community colleges, where online classes provide scheduling flexibility for nontraditional students dealing with life demands; lower-cost options for students who need more cost-effective alternatives; or a stop-gap remedial solution for students needing help to fill in holes in their educational backgrounds.
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Global MOOCs Market Growth of 46% CAGR by 2019

Global MOOCs Market Growth of 46% CAGR by 2019 | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The market research analysts predict the global MOOC market to grow at a CAGR of over 46% from 2015 to 2019. This research report considers revenues generated through platform licensing, course certifications, examinations, tutoring, and other personalized student services.

 

Among the various e-learning methodologies, learning through MOOCs is gaining momentum across the globe because of its ability to offer education irrespective of geographical boundaries and different time frames. Continuous innovation in e-learning tools, flexible delivery methods, and the availability of a variety of online courses offered by the various vendors in the market have significantly increased the dependency of individuals as well as corporates on MOOC tools.

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Moocs: international credit transfer system edges closer

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Six universities in talks on global credit transfer system for online courses
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Why Libraries And MOOCs Won’t Replace Liberal Arts Degrees | WiredAcademic

Why Libraries And MOOCs Won’t Replace Liberal Arts Degrees | WiredAcademic | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
When I first heard about the ease of obtaining an education from an Ivy League university with little to no expense online, I had a twinge of resentment toward my soon-to-be-acquired liberal arts degree. I had a similar feeling when I first heard Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting proclaim: “You blew 150k on an education you could have gotten in $1.50 in late fees from the library!”

But in hindsight, I don’t think this resentment and concern was well founded—in either case. While this new academic approach will no doubt change the world of higher education — and probably for the better — it will not replace schools like the one that I attend. While I do see the use of online education expanding in the near future, I don’t think it will precipitate the downfall of small and private universities.
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MOOCs: Is free higher ed help, hype, or havoc?

MOOCs: Is free higher ed help, hype, or havoc? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are available globally, at least in principle, and free – even when available from name universities such as Stanford and MIT.


The phenomenon first took root roughly around 2007 when
Five years ago, George Siemens started a MOOC on what was happening in open education, hoping to do for teaching what M.I.T.’s OpenCourseWare had done for content: it attracted 2,300 participants, with a syllabus translated into several languages. Mr. Siemens, a professor at Athabasca University, a publicly-supported online Canadian institution, said it was quickly apparent that the format created distinctive social networks, as students carried on wide-ranging discussions on their own. (2013)


Technology enabled the move, but didn’t drive it.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, December 17, 2015 10:07 PM

Article très généraliste mais qui résume bien la problématique des MOOCs à l'heure actuelle.

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Apple TV tunes into MOOCs

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When it comes to streaming video, binge watching “Scandal” or catching up on past seasons of “Arrested Development” might come to mind. Now, here come's Apple TV to make us all feel guilty about that.

Its latest version includes an app from Coursera, a provider of massive open online courses, or MOOCs...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc

 


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HUBMODE's curator insight, November 6, 2015 11:46 AM

Coursera+Apple ou la diffusion mondiale de l'education américaine.Faisons de l'Education digitale the French Way.

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MOOC madness takes its toll.

MOOC madness takes its toll. | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

It seems as if it’s been a very long time since I’ve written anything about MOOCs. To be honest, I’ve been avoiding clicking on MOOC links entirely in order to avoid the urge to write about them. Unfortunately for everyone, last week I accidentally came across a story with a MOOC section so scary that it should send shivers down every faculty member’s spine everywhere.


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Highlights many of the concerns and misconceptions around MOOCs - there are many drivers and most commentary does not even consider the total system of interactions that is making MOOCs appealing in many places. 

My prediction is that people not able to conceive of the scalable and accessible education system and the data streams that MOOCs can provide will be the ones who begin to struggle with the emerging global economy.

 

MOOCs are not an end... and I think that's what many people miss.

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Is there more to a MOOC than its completion rate? - eCampus News

Is there more to a MOOC than its completion rate? - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Having the benefit of jumping into the MOOC game more recently than a number of other institutions, Kennesaw State University (KSU) began their exploration into MOOCs as the University System of Georgia (USG) entered into a state-university partnership with Coursera to leverage technology as part of Complete College Georgia. KSU simultaneously began an exploration into what the University calls MOOC-Institutional-Fit to better identify the role of MOOCs at the institution.

However, leadership in charge of evaluating MOOCs for the University realized something that perhaps other institutions may not have considered: completion rates are not necessarily the main indicator of success.
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Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) – the alternative education

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) – the alternative education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

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Who’s Benefiting from MOOCs, and Why

Who’s Benefiting from MOOCs, and Why | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
New survey data from Coursera.

 

“Our latest research demonstrates that among learners who complete courses, MOOCs do have a real impact: 72% of survey respondents reported career benefits and 61% reported educational benefits.”

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Digital Branding and Engagement

Digital Branding and Engagement | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Want to learn how to get people to engage with your brand, but not sure where to begin?

Digital technology has rapidly evolved in the last decade, and so too has the way people communicate. Businesses can no longer rely solely on traditional business models to build brand awareness.

In today’s interconnected, hyperaware world, brand awareness and brand engagement are synonymous. We are in the age of digital brand engagement, where brands need to participate in, and inspire, a two-way conversation with their consumers.

This course will teach you about this shift and how it has altered the way brands communicate with their audiences. You will learn about the challenges of managing a digital brand and how rich and compelling content, combined with digital distribution, are integral to brand engagement.

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New Curtin/edX MOOC.

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6 concerns students have about MOOCs - eCampus News

6 concerns students have about MOOCs - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
New qualitative research reveals students may know more about MOOCs than institutions think; have doubts on reliability.

MOOCs have the potential to reach learners who otherwise may not have access to postsecondary education, but they have a long way to go in proving reliability of information and quality of content.

That may sound like a researcher or wary administrator’s perspective, but these sentiments are strongly expressed by today’s college students.

In a new qualitative data report, Communication Instructor Dr. Andrew Cole at Waukesha County Technical College and Dr. C. Erik Timmerman, associate professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, reveal the thoughts of one large university’s current college students toward MOOCs.

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