MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
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Examining the development of the Massive Open Online Course and its variants.
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What sort of MOOCs would emerge in the coming future?

What sort of MOOCs would emerge in the coming future? | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Thanks jenny for sharing her views and experience in her post here on OLDSMOOC.  I am interested in knowing the OLDSMOOC though won’t be working on a project.  I think we have now come up wit...
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Are MOOC Startups Evil?

Are MOOC Startups Evil? | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Some folks attribute less than altruistic motives to startup companies providing Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). My colleague, Ian Bogost suspects that MOOC providers aren’t really inter...
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Universities seek copyright law reform to enable MOOCs

Universities seek copyright law reform to enable MOOCs | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Law reform is required to support innovation and enable Australian universities to compete with the rest of the world in online education, say leading Australian educators.In their submissions to the…...
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Nigel Robertson 's curator insight, January 11, 2013 4:51 AM

Is copyright reform needed for this particular use case - or should they just be arguing for more open publishing?

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The Rise and History of MOOCs - Infographic and Prezi Presentation

The Rise and History of MOOCs - Infographic and Prezi Presentation | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
A lot of students. Taking the classes are free. No attendance necessary. MOOCs emphasize key features of a class. Would you be interested to review The Rise and History of MOOCs?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Pappas' summary of the more substantial work of Alyssa Martin.

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UC online courses fail to lure outsiders

UC online courses fail to lure outsiders | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
The University of California is spending millions to market an ambitious array of online classes created to "knock people's socks off" and attract tuition from students around the world.

 

Thanks to Travis Cox, Melbourne University for this link.

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – The First Steps at the University of Toronto | Contact North

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – The First Steps at the University of Toronto | Contact North | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

The opportunity to be involved in Coursera is part of a broader landscape of open access at the University of Toronto as exemplified in the Open.UToronto.ca web site which features open publishing, collections, and learning objects


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Class Central

Class Central | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

Class Central is a free online course aka MOOC aggregator from top universites like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc. offered via Coursera, Udacity, edX, & others

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How Australian universities can play in the MOOCs market

How Australian universities can play in the MOOCs market | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: The rise of online and blended learning and the development of free online courses is set to transform the higher education sector.
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Competency-based education may get a boost | Inside Higher Ed

Competency-based education may get a boost | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

The academy's nervousness about competency is understandable. Students learn at their own pace under the model -- without guidance from a traditional faculty member -- and try to prove what they know through assessments. If the tests lack rigor and a link to real competencies, this approach starts looking like cash for credits.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/10/01/competency-based-education-may-get-boost#ixzz2HLY0k3RF ;
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Apart from "working through self-paced learning materials" (what's wrong with authentic approaches?) this seems to be a significant shift in the HE landscape... Keep your eye on it... Bound to make more headlines than MOOC in 2013.

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The Technology of Massive Open Online Courses | MIT Technology Review

The Technology of Massive Open Online Courses | MIT Technology Review | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Experts in artificial intelligence are leaving academia to bring online learning to the world. But their most radical ideas are still on hold.

 

“We saw the opportunity and the technology and had the ability to leverage it,” says Koller. But putting classes online is only part of what the AI researchers intend with MOOCs. By following the progress of millions of students online, it may be possible to develop new insights into how people learn and tailor classes on an individual level. “What we have here is an unprecedented level of detail and scale of data,” she says

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In MOOC, what are teachers for?

In MOOC, what are teachers for? | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
In this hammer by David Platt, he comments: A year ago in this column, I told you how the Internet would hammer the higher education industry the same way it’s hammered the newspaper industry (and ...
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Teach with Moodle course available on the MOOCH

Teach with Moodle course available on the MOOCH | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
This enrollable MOOCH course has 27 topics of information, quizzes and tutorials to help you build a Moodle course.  Check it out at http://mytrainingsite.me/moodle/course/view.php?id=2* *note that...
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Heard: Northeastern President Joseph Aoun Predicts The “End Of Higher Education As We Know It.” | WiredAcademic

Heard: Northeastern President Joseph Aoun Predicts The “End Of Higher Education As We Know It.” | WiredAcademic | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Over the coming months and years, it will be interesting to watch the varied ways that desperate university presidents try to stave off the panic sweeping across college administration buildings everywhere. This shift will accelerate as MOOCs continue to take hold. As more people use massive online courses to assemble new educational pathways, the companies that provide them will likely turn to outside partners such as private testing firms to administer exams to large numbers of students, detaching assessment from colleges and universities. Next, credentialing will be separated from colleges as well, as students press providers to offer degrees or other formal validation of the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired. Still more external players may get involved in the credentialing process, such as state agencies or professional associations….
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Tom Vander Ark: Canvas.net Shifts The MOOC Model Paradigms | WiredAcademic

Tom Vander Ark: Canvas.net Shifts The MOOC Model Paradigms | WiredAcademic | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Next week classes kick off on Canvas.net, a hosting site for massively open online courses (MOOC) from universities including Ball State, Brown, Central Florida, and Utah.
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Online course host Coursera to ID students using typing style

Online course host Coursera to ID students using typing style | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Online course host Coursera will verify the identities of participating students using web cams and technology that can fingerprint an individual’s unique typing style under a pilot project announced this…...
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Report: 32 Percent of Higher Ed Students Take Courses Online -- Campus Technology

Report: 32 Percent of Higher Ed Students Take Courses Online -- Campus Technology | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
According to Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States, a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group, more than 6.7 million students are now taking at least one course online.
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Some interesting attitudes to MOOCs. I wonder if these will change as the year rolls on?

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The MOOC is Dead, Long Live the MOOC | theory.cribchronicles.com

The MOOC is Dead, Long Live the MOOC | theory.cribchronicles.com | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
is talking about MOOCs in productive ways getting harder for everyone, or just me? (@kissane @kiostark Sigh, yes. And.. they didn't originate the term at all (see: connectivism).

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Georgia Tech Offers MOOC on Making MOOCs - Online College Courses

Georgia Tech Offers MOOC on Making MOOCs - Online College Courses | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

As massive open online courses (MOOCS) have exploded in popularity educators are coming under increasing pressure to make an effective use of the new technology. To help instructors realize the potential of the new content delivery platforms Georgia Tech isunveiling a MOOC about creating a MOOC.

 

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MOOCs are a fundamental misperception of how teaching works

During break (e.g., multi-hour long car rides), I gave a lot of thought to MOOCs and the changes that are coming to higher education. I realized that people can only believe that MOOCs can replace existing higher-education classes if they misunderstand what a teacher does.

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Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet

Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
New companies are partnering with universities to offer online courses, in an effort that could define the future of higher education — if anyone can figure out how to make money.

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cafel23mooc's curator insight, March 9, 2013 12:27 PM

Au delà de la notion de rentabilité des plateformes stricto sensus, d'autres notions rentrent en ligne de compte, comme l'image de marque des universités, la captation du marché de l'éducation...

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A Quick Guide To The History Of MOOCs - Edudemic

A Quick Guide To The History Of MOOCs - Edudemic | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
So what is a MOOC? What's the history of MOOCs? How are they growing? What are some significant events in the world of MOOCs?
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About MOOC Completion Rates: The Importance of Student Investment

About MOOC Completion Rates: The Importance of Student Investment | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
I just finished teaching a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled “Computational Investing, Part I” via coursera.org. 53,000 people “enrolled,” which is to say they clicked...
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drsmetty's curator insight, January 7, 2013 7:06 AM

Comment: interesting data from a course that ran on Coursera

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MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles

MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Why most of what currently excites the ed-tech world is hot air: MOOCs, Learning Analytics and Open Education Resources, amongst other fads. I already know what my new year’s resolution will be. As...
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