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MOOC Discussion Forums: barrier to engagement? -

MOOC Discussion Forums: barrier to engagement? - | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Robert McGuire wrote an article for Campus Technology, Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs, that touches on an important topic – is the centralized discussion forum a barrier to student engagement?

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MOOC Research

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The dramatic increase in online education, particularly Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs, presents researchers, academics, administrators, learners, and policy makers with a range of questions as to the effectiveness of this format of teaching and learning. To date, the impact of MOOCs has been largely disseminated through press releases and university reports. The peer-reviewed research on MOOCs has been minimal. The proliferation of MOOCs in higher education requires a concerted and urgent research agenda. The MOOC Research Initiative MRI will begin to address this research gap by evaluating MOOCsand how they impact teaching, learning, and education in general.

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A new research hub which is beign set up to evaluate MOOCs and how they impact teaching, learning, and education in general.

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“Irrational Exuberance”: The Case of the MOOCs

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said in 1996 that the high-flying stock market was an instance of “irrational exuberance.” Nearly two decades later, were he so inclined  t...

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After the gold rush: MOOCs are augmenting rather than replacing formal educational models

After the gold rush: MOOCs are augmenting rather than replacing formal educational models | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) is the most hyped educational buzzword of the last year. Alan Cann reflects on what still needs to be done after the hysteria dies down. You can read more about ...

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AAEEBL's comment, January 20, 2013 10:45 PM
AAEEBL president/CEO, Trent Batson, wrote an article last week for Campus Technology about MOOCs and evidence found in eportfolios -- see www.aaeebl.org/trent -- look at the top of the list of resources, and a click will take you to CT's site.
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Why MOOCs Will Not Save Universities

Why MOOCs Will Not Save Universities | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Many universities slowly implode nowadays without even knowing it. Going ahead in denial with a lethal combination of old models and practices, decrepit ideas, illusory solutions and their self-con...

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MOOCs – The revolution has begun, says Moody’s - University World News

MOOCs – The revolution has begun, says Moody’s - University World News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Another take on the profitabilty of MOOCs - this time looking at who is likely to 'lose in the face of the growing availability of MOOCs'.

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Alec Couros: Edtech MOOC, January 2013?

Alec Couros: Edtech MOOC, January 2013? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

"During my sabbatical year (July 1/12 to June 30/13), I plan to focus on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as one of my key areas of research. To do so, I’m considering planning, organizing and facilitating a semester-long MOOC focused on educational technology starting January 2013."


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MOOC Brigade: Will Massive, Open Online Courses Revolutionize Higher Education?

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Correction Appended: Sept. 5, 2012 MOOC may be a silly-sounding acronym, but this new breed of online classes is shaking up the higher education world in ways that could be good for cash-strapped students and terrible for cash-strapped colleges.

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MOOCs: a massive opportunity for higher education, or digital hype?

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As top-ranked universities join the MOOC revolution, backed by big-name investors, Mike Boxall asks what we can learn from the first dot.com history and who the eventual winners will be...

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Multimedia: Why Do Students Flock to MOOC's?

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The Chronicle asked a sample of students at the event to explain their motivation for working through the courses, which carry no official credit.

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Top universities join free online teaching platform

Top universities join free online teaching platform | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Coursera set to shake up higher education model after adding 12 US and European institutions including Edinburgh University...
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The Current State Of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Edudemic

The Current State Of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Edudemic | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Technology is paving a new way for more students to connect with some of the best teachers on the planet. From Stanford to MIT to Harvard and beyond, there are massive open online courses sprouting up everywhere. It’s never been easier to take a course (or even get a whole darn degree) online.

 

PM-Great inforgraphic!


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What's the Matter With MOOCs? - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What's the Matter With MOOCs? - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

One of the most interesting and maddening issues to emerge from the debacle at the University of Virginia over the past month has been the obsession that people far removed from the actual work of teaching college and university students have for MOOCs.


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edX president predicts an online learning transformation - FT.com

edX president predicts an online learning transformation - FT.com | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Anant Agarwal is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and president of edX, a leading provider of massive open online courses, known as Moocs.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:49 AM

What else would the edX president predict, the quick demise of MOOCs?

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Screensharing, Webcams Help Cut Down on MOOC Cheating | Education News

Screensharing, Webcams Help Cut Down on MOOC Cheating | Education News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
One of the things keeping massive online open courses from becoming a standard for college instruction is the fact that there’s no practical means at the moment to make sure that students do their own work instead of getting … (Screensharing,...

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MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond? | Dangerously Irrelevant

MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond? | Dangerously Irrelevant | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Here is a short essay on MOOCs that Drs. Steve Vardeman and Max Morris, Statistics faculty at Iowa State University, gave me permission to (MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond?

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40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC

40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Whether you’re looking to online education for personal reasons or to get ahead in your career, use these tips to help you get more out of open courses and use what you learn to market yourself, improve your performance, and stand out on the job.
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Tony Bates: Daniel’s comprehensive review of MOOC developments

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"Daniel, J. (2012) Making sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility Seoul: Korean National Open University

This is the most thorough, comprehensive and balanced overview and analysis of MOOCs that I have read. This is not surprising since Sir John Daniel has had a long and distinguished career in open and distance learning, including being President of the Commonwealth of Learning and Vice-Chancellor of the UK Open University. He is currently a visiting research fellow at the Korean National Open University and an Education Master at DeTao Masters Academy, China. He thus knows of what he speaks."


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 17, 2013 5:12 PM

I wholeheartedly agree, this was the first paper I ever read on MOOCs and it was very clear and beautifully presented.  A clear and informed outline of what the impact of MOOCs will be.  Highly recommended. 

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edX explores demographics of most persistent MOOC students

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As the MOOC buzz continues to reverberate across higher education, the question of which subjects and populations these massive open online courses are best-suited to remains a mystery. The data released so far by the companies that run MOOC platforms have offered little insight beyond what countries students are logging in from and some information on who took a particular computer science course.

 

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/09/12/edx-explores-demographics-most-persistent-mooc-students#ixzz26JPks6tn
Inside Higher Ed


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First humanities MOOC professors road-test Coursera's peer grading model

First humanities MOOC professors road-test Coursera's peer grading model | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Interesting look inside a humanities mooc run by Coursera.


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The Development of Connectivism and MOOCs (Diagram)

The Development of Connectivism and MOOCs (Diagram) | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

I ran a short workshop for colleagues on the topics of connectivism and the rise of MOOCs earlier this week .


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Coursera Throws a 'Massive Open Cookout'

Coursera Throws a 'Massive Open Cookout' | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Call it a "massive open cookout." Coursera, a company that is working with more than a dozen elite universities to help them run MOOC's, or massive open online courses, held its first official "meetup" here on Saturday for students and professors to connect in person over burgers, chips, and soda.

 

It was a chance for even the company itself to learn more about what motivates students to take its courses, which bear no official academic credit.

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History shows Online is no substitute University of the Future by Gavin Moodie

History shows Online is no substitute University of the Future by Gavin Moodie | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

THERE are several problems with the growing chorus championing online education (The Australian, June 6). The argument is that since recent information and communication technologies are clearly disruptive technologies, higher education is failing by not (yet) adopting them.

 

Proselytisers assert that universities are shortchanging their students and underserving society, and that most current institutions risk being superseded by new institutions or processes that will make them anachronistic if not redundant.

 

The more apocalyptic claims are that universities will soon be as obsolete as newspapers are becoming.

 

Many of the online evangelists are politicians, technophiles or businesspeople. Few are educationalists or people with much experience of distance education. Of course, the critics claim that current institutions and their staff are trapped in their traditional ways and either cannot see or resist the imperative to change.

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The Single Most Important Experiment in Higher Education

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Online education platform Coursera wants to drag elite education into the 21st century. And yesterday, the academy jumped on board.
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MOOC's Aren't a Panacea, but That Doesn't Blunt Their Promise - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOC's Aren't a Panacea, but That Doesn't Blunt Their Promise - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The battle for the future of higher ed has landed—at least for the time being—on a concept few in academe had even heard of a year ago: the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. The idea of offering free courses online to tens of thousands of students has suddenly become the latest, greatest way to “fix” higher ed, promoted by education-technology entrepreneurs and bemoaned by traditional academics


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