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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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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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TC Study Finds MOOC Reality Not Yet Meeting High Expectations | TC Media Center

TC Study Finds MOOC Reality Not Yet Meeting High Expectations | TC Media Center | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.
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8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

About the data: The edX MOOC data released by Harvard and MIT covered 16 sections of 13 courses from the first year of edX, from fall 2012 to summer 2013. About 475,000 students and about 640,000 registrations are included. Although there were 841,000 registrations in these courses, 200,000 rows of data were deleted by HarvardX and MITx in the de-identification process. De-identification was most likely to remove outliers and extremely active users, which may affect some of the analysis. You can learn more about the de-identification process from the HarvardX and MITx documentation.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 17, 11:15 PM

This is an easy to read overview article enhanced with graphics.  The Harvard and MIT moocs have been very high profile. Interesting that so few students view all of the materials. 

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Learn about the latest trends and adoption of MOOCs.

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, June 24, 10:28 AM

Remarkable facts extracted from the release of edX MOOC data one month ago. The most surprising: apparently most MOOC learners are male!

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Oregon State U Offers MOOC for K-12 Educators -- Campus Technology

Oregon State U Offers MOOC for K-12 Educators -- Campus Technology | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Oregon State University will offer its first massive open online course this fall in partnership with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education.
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MOOCs at Melbourne : Learning Environments : The University of Melbourne

MOOCs at Melbourne : Learning Environments : The University of Melbourne | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
The University of Melbourne, in partnership with Coursera, offers free online access to world-class higher education
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Graded Discussion Forums on Coursera

Graded Discussion Forums on Coursera | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Coursera students often reject graded discussion forums. This blog post explores their reasons.
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The forum is the space where a great deal of learning takes place. Experiments like this one are of great value in the quest of the best pedagogical approach to student interaction.
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Are MOOCs really dead? - eCampus News

Are MOOCs really dead? - eCampus News | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Are MOOCs dead? Recent studies suggest that massive open online courses are very much alive, but are not a threat to traditional higher education courses.

 

For some educators and journalists, the rasping final breaths of massive open online courses (MOOCs) began late last year.

 

They followed nearly two years of hype and excitement that even the most skeptical of instructors and reporters got swept up in. Many of those who denounced the courses did so in a similarly frantic fashion, writing proclamations and open letters condemning MOOCs, as though they were caught in a great academic war.

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Is there any business model for MOOCs?

Is there any business model for MOOCs? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Have the major American platforms already won the day, or is there still room for outsiders?

 

This does not necessarily represent a threat for the instructional players in the field already, because the latter have an educational reputation and offer certification of users, but also because a ‘good’ MOOC requires enormous efforts before going on line: hours and hours of pedagogical video recording and a really solid course content.

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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

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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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Can MOOCs lure international students to U.S. colleges and universities? @insidehighered

Can MOOCs lure international students to U.S. colleges and universities? @insidehighered | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

MOOCs have become one of the United States’ major educational exports. In the first year of MOOCs offered by Harvard and MIT through the online education site edX, two-thirds of the enrollees hailed from outside North America.


Now, some online education advocates argue that MOOCs can lure international students to colleges and universities in the U.S. The University of Pennsylvania has developed a MOOC precisely for this purpose: a course titled “Applying to U.S. Universities.” And the State Department has woven online courses into its international education agenda, with the hope that MOOC-driven outreach programs will entice foreign students to study in the U.S.

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The corridor of uncertainty: Norwegian MOOC commission

The corridor of uncertainty: Norwegian MOOC commission | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Norway became the first country in the world to appoint a government commission to examine the potential of MOOCs from a national perspective. In June 2013 the Ministry of Education appointed a committee of academics and educational experts to investigate the opportunities and challenges that the rapid growth of MOOCs pose to Norwegian higher education. The commission has now (16 June) presented its first full report and since it is at present only available in Norwegian it might be of interest to the rest of the world to get an overview of the conclusions (read the Norwegian version).

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The Value of MOOCs to Early Adopter Universities (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Value of MOOCs to Early Adopter Universities (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Conclusions and Observations While MOOCs may not yet (and may not ever) be the "game changers" for higher education that some predicted, neither are they disappearing. On the contrary, their numbers continue to grow. The chance to pursue university mission goals through a high-profile development in higher education that simultaneously promotes university image, gives some members of the faculty a much larger audience, and is perceived positively by a public seeking increased connection with an otherwise exclusive university, is an opportunity too good for the early adopters to pass up. The exuberance of 2012 has faded, replaced by the skepticism of 2014, but at the early adopter universities, MOOCs appear poised to play an important role in the higher education picture for at least the next few years, perhaps beyond, with a strong value proposition: supporting the goal of improving on-campus teaching and learning while also promoting the university and its faculty. At the same time, the elite universities connect with the public through educational outreach, demonstrating leadership in an emerging higher education learning technology.
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Learner-Centered Analytics: Example from UW La Crosse MOOC research - e-Literate

Learner-Centered Analytics: Example from UW La Crosse MOOC research - e-Literate | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Last week I wrote a post What Harvard and MIT could learn from the University of Phoenix about analytics. As a recap, my argument was: Beyond data aggregated over the entire course, the Harvard and MIT edX data provides no insight into learner … Continue reading →
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SJSU MOOC Conference Keynote June 5

Are MOOCs the answer? What is the question? Yvonne Belanger MOOCs in STEM: Exploring new educational technologies June 5 – 6, 2014 San Jose State University
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MOOCs | American Libraries Magazine

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Two takes on how massive open online courses (MOOCs) may affect librarians and library services

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Opposing views as to the value, structure and role of MOOCs.

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