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What MIT Learned From a Mongolian Teenager Who Aced a Tricky Online Class

What MIT Learned From a Mongolian Teenager Who Aced a Tricky Online Class | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
This article is part of Future Tense, which is a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. On Wednesday, April 30, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on technology and the future of higher education. For more information and to RSVP, visit the...
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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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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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Microsoft has entered the MOOC space!

Microsoft has entered the MOOC space! | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Microsoft offers free online courses and MOOCs in a variety of subjects. Browse upcoming classes and enroll now.

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Why Every College Teacher Should Take a MOOC This Fall

Why Every College Teacher Should Take a MOOC This Fall | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
It’s move-in week this week at the state university campus across the street from where I live and where I taught for several years. This occasion always reminds of the ominous first paragraph of Don DeLillo’s 1984 academic satire White Noise, which begins, “The station wagons arrived at noon.”The station wagons and the provisions they carry have changed in 30 years, but the dislocation recorded by the narrator hasn’t. The students still “get younger every year,” as my colleagues like to joke. T
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edX to build new mobile learning experience - eCampus News

edX to build new mobile learning experience - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
edXand Qualcomm Education will further develop edX’s MOOC mobile capabilities and enhance its open source platform to benefit connected learners.
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Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise

Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

"In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise.

 

But what is micro-learning?"


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Edgar Mata's curator insight, May 15, 9:07 AM

"People seek shorter, more relevant information. With so many apps and programs competing for our attention, concise content delivery is desired."

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How do you measure the ‘success’ of a MOOC?

How do you measure the ‘success’ of a MOOC? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Here’s a question I’ve been battling for some time .. how do you measure the ‘success’ of a MOOC? The problem is that I haven’t been able to define what the ‘success’ is supposed to be, so to try and measure it seems, well, a pointless exercise...

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ASU's edX MOOC deal: Lots of links and a few thoughts

ASU's edX MOOC deal: Lots of links and a few thoughts | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

It's stuff like this that keeps me going and reminds me that this MOOC book project might be relevant after all....

 

...Like I said, maybe all this program needs to do to be successful is to attract some students who would have otherwise tried to go to ASU anyway. Maybe it will be successful as a PR move, too: some students take some ASU MOOCs, have good experiences, and decide to enroll there for real. But for MOOCs to really represent a “sea change” in higher education, it seems to me they need to address the top motivating factors for students’ choices about what school to attend and not just costs.

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The State of the MOOC

The State of the MOOC | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
So after a couple of years since MOOCs become a recognized eLearning strategy (and for the sake of our readers, I’ll suppose you know what generally defines a MOOC), where do they stand? Still the possible future of education? Still a developing concept? Or perhaps a failed experiment?

I’ll stand in the middle, aligning myself with ‘developing concept’, as there is promise, hype, and both encouraging and discouraging results.

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ASU, edX launch global college entry program - eCampus News

ASU, edX launch global college entry program - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Arizona State University and edX are launching the Global Freshman Academy, a first-of-its-kind program that offers a unique entry point to an undergraduate degree.

The Global Freshman Academy will give learners anywhere in the world the opportunity to earn freshman-level university credit after successfully completing a series of digital immersion courses hosted on edX, designed and taught by leading scholars from ASU.
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Position papers for European cooperation on MOOCs


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Moving Beyond MOOCS

Moving Beyond MOOCS | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
In many ways, we have a romanticized view of college. Popular portrayals of a typical classroom show a handful of engaged students sitting attentively around a small seminar table while their Harrison Ford-like professor shares their wisdom about the...
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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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edX: This is how you do online courses for credit - eCampus News

edX: This is how you do online courses for credit - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Offering online courses for credit is a unique endeavor for each institution, but the fundamentals are the same: To offer courses for credit, you need to verify student I.D. and protect against exam cheating. But how can a program do this most efficiently and successfully?

According to Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, one answer lies in the ability of a virtual proctoring solution’s decoupling of exam taking from proctoring verification.
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Curtin to extend its global reach through edX collaboration - News and Events

Curtin to extend its global reach through edX collaboration - News and Events | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Curtin University plans to extend its global reach through a collaboration with one of the world’s leading education platforms.

The University has been accepted to join edX, a consortium of elite higher education institutions established by Harvard and MIT universities in 2012, which offers interactive online classes and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

EdX partners include many of the world’s top ranked universities and are recognised for their cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and have a reputation for offering the best of higher education online.

Curtin’s partnership with edX expands the consortium’s range of offerings with MOOCS in Mining, Digital Marketing and Transmedia Storytelling due for release in the next 12 months.
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iTWire - Curtin Uni joins world’s top universities in edX education platform

iTWire - Curtin Uni joins world’s top universities in edX education platform | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Curtin University has become just the fourth Australian university to join the edX global consortium of many of the world’s top ranked universities, with plans to build a global community of online learners who will be actively engaged with the Western Australian educator.

Curtin Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry says joining edX, one of the world’s leading education platforms, will extend the university’s global reach.

The edX consortium of elite higher education institutions was established by Harvard and MIT universities in 2012, and offers interactive online classes and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
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Curious about studying the Business of Mining...? - YouTube

Mining underpins modern society. 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 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), you learn the theory behind running a mine, and dive headfirst into managing your own fictional gold mine. Experience the boom and bust of a typical mining life cycle and see if you've got what it takes to explore, plan, operate and close a major mining operation. You call the shots, but you also carry the risk.

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UIUC, Coursera partner to offer iMBA, a $20,000 graduate degree

UIUC, Coursera partner to offer iMBA, a $20,000 graduate degree | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
The first all-MOOC graduate degree, a significant step in fulfilling the course model's promise of democratizing education, is expected to launch in 2016.

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MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning and Leadership

MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning and Leadership | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

... Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have evolved over the past three years. This is how we think about their evolution:

MOOC 1.0 - One-to-Many: Professor lecturing to a global audience
MOOC 2.0 - One-to-One: Lecture plus individual or small-group exercises 
MOOC 3.0 - Many-to-Many: Massive decentralized peer-to-peer teaching. 
MOOC 4.0 - Many-to-One: Deep listening among learners as a vehicle for sensing one's highest future possibility through the eyes of others...

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Patricia Randeynes's curator insight, May 6, 4:25 AM

Interesting approach! Thank you

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Five Reasons High School Students Should Consider MOOCs - MOOC Report

Five Reasons High School Students Should Consider MOOCs - MOOC Report | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
MOOCs are usually taken by college students or adults, but the are compelling reasons they may make sense for high school students.

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MOOCs...Learning is Changing, Curtis J. Bonk

Curtis J. Bonk will deliver a presentation via videoconference at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, http://www.tamk.fi/. The following themes are included in presentation:

- Massive open online courses as part of the higher education.
- The trends of e-learning and educational technology.
- Opportunities and challenges in online learning, blended learning and moocs
- Recommendations and guidelines for design and implementation of MOOCs

Questions and conversation can be seen at Twitter with Hashtag #bonktam15, https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime...

Curtis J. Bonk's presentation slides and streaming & recording link can be found at http://www.trainingshare.com/workshop...

For more information about Curtis J. Bonk http://php.indiana.edu/~cjbonk/


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MOOCs and Meetups Together Make for Better Learning

MOOCs and Meetups Together Make for Better Learning | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

"Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themselves in front of computer screens in homes, libraries, coffee shops, and Internet cafes to take a ma..."


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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 22, 8:36 PM

Right! It is within the interpersonal relationships that most of us find the motivation to complete a long, challenging task.

Christa Meenan's curator insight, April 23, 9:14 AM

While highlighting the obvious benefits of MOOCs for self-motivated individuals, this aricle does a nice job of also explaining the importance of face-to-face interaction with the instructor for many students to succeed.  Blending MOOCs with other forms of delivery may be a way for MOOCs to move forward with lower dropout rates.

Susanna Sancassani's curator insight, April 28, 2:59 AM

Il MOOC si fa blended...

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5 active learning experiences you can use in your MOOCS instead of videos

5 active learning experiences you can use in your MOOCS instead of videos | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

... Passively watching a video doesn’t achieve the same level of rich learning, because it does not require the student to do anything but sit, watch, and hopefully absorb information.

The great news is, designing active learning experiences for your MOOC is fun and won’t cost you a thing! ...

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, April 14, 6:39 PM

These insights are pretty obvious when you read them and a lot of MOOCs I have completed have used at least one of these methods.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, April 21, 3:15 AM

Some interesting ideas to serve variety in learning