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OLDS-MOOC Design Workshop July 2012 - Cloudworks

OLDS-MOOC Design Workshop July 2012 - Cloudworks | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

This Cloudscape will collate activities and ideas from the OLDS-MOOC design workshop.

 

Workshop aims:

- Define the context, aims and pedagogical approach for the OLDS-MOOC

- Project these into the evaluation strategy, and derive design principles and patterns from these

- Outline the design of the MOOC and produce a storyboard with week-by-week themes/ topics/ activities

- Agree on a division of labour and timeline for production

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Universities Reshaping Education on the Web |The New York Times

Universities Reshaping Education on the Web |The New York Times | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

As part of a seismic shift in online learning that is reshaping higher education, Coursera, a year-old company founded by two Stanford University computer scientists, will announce on Tuesday that a dozen major research universities are joining the venture. In the fall, Coursera will offer 100 or more free massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that are expected to draw millions of students and adult learners globally.

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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 Single Most Important Experiment in Higher Education

The Single Most Important Experiment in Higher Education | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Online education platform Coursera wants to drag elite education into the 21st century. And yesterday, the academy jumped on board.
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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.

 

Use the 'Filter' pull-down menu above to search for topics by keywords.


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elearnspace › What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

elearnspace › What is the theory that underpins our moocs? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses (MOOCs). They have been covered by NY Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, TV programs, newspapers, and a mess or blogs. While MOOCs have been around since at least 2008, the landscape has changed dramatically over the past 10 months. In this timeframe, close to $100 million has been invested in corporate (Udacity) and university (EDx and Coursera) MOOCs . And hundreds of thousands of students have signed up and taken these online course offerings.

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What is a MOOC?

Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier

Video by Neal Gillis

 

Researchers:

Dave Cormier

Alexander McAuley

George Siemens

Bonnie Stewart

 

Created through funding received by the University of Prince Edward Island through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's "Knowledge Synthesis Grants on the Digital Economy"

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Despite rumors, creditialing still an impasse for universities offering MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Despite rumors, creditialing still an impasse for universities offering MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The University of Washington plans to offer “enhanced” versions of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) it will develop through a partnership with Coursera, according to the university’s provost.

The "enhanced" versions will add a number of features designed to make them more closely resemble conventional online courses -- including more assessments, direct interaction with instructors, and the opportunity to earn a certificate that hypothetically could be redeemed for course credit.

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Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education | Inside Higher Ed

Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education | Inside Higher Ed | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

In November, Wolfram Burgard, a professor of computer science at the University of Freiburg, in Germany, administered an online midterm exam for a course in artificial intelligence to 54 students. The test-takers sat in the lecture hall, spaced at least a meter apart, with proctors roaming the aisles to make sure nobody was looking up clues or chatting online with co-conspirators.

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MITx 6.002x: Circuits & Electronics

MITx 6.002x: Circuits & Electronics | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
6.002x (Circuits and Electronics) is an experimental on-line adaptation of MIT's first undergraduate analog design course: 6.002.

 

This course is running, free of charge, for students worldwide from March 5, 2012 through June 8, 2012.

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Princeton, Penn and Michigan join the MOOC party | Inside Higher Ed

Princeton, Penn and Michigan join the MOOC party | Inside Higher Ed | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor have teamed up with a for-profit company to offer free versions of their coveted courses this year to online audiences. By doing so, they join a growing group of top-tier universities that are embracing massively open online courses, or MOOCs, as the logical extension of elite higher education in an increasingly online, global landscape.

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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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Infographic: The Widening World Of Massive Open Online Courses, Planet MOOC | WiredAcademic

Infographic: The Widening World Of Massive Open Online Courses, Planet MOOC | WiredAcademic | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Here’s an Infographic that walks you through the dramatic changes happening in the world of online learning – the rise of the massive open online course, aka the “MOOC.” From edX at MIT and Harvard to Coursera from Stanford, top schools and shrewd entrepreneurs are getting into the business of teaching the world for free via digital technology. Take a look at how these online courses are causing a wave of disruption in education.

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Is online learning really cracking open the public post-secondary system?

Is online learning really cracking open the public post-secondary system? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

I suspect that I’m not the only one who has been ‘disengaged’ from the online world of online learning for the past few weeks, in my case for minor medical reasons, and in your case I hope enjoying sun, sand and socializing. So in this post I’m going to pull together a number of recent publications in the blogosphere which taken together, suggest that there are deep rumblings in North America’s public post-secondary education systems, if not outright panic in the streets. Or it may just be summer madness and too much heat. I’ll leave you to judge.

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Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level

Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.
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Power Searching with Google – Inside Search – Google

Power Searching with Google – Inside Search – Google | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Power Searching with Google

…a short course on becoming a great internet searcher

 

Google Search makes it amazingly easy to find information. Come learn about the powerful advanced tools we provide to help you find just the right information when the stakes are high.

 

KF:  Google's first foray into the MOOC arena.

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TravelinEdMan: Twenty Thoughts on the Types, Targets, and Intents of MOOCs - The World Is Open

TravelinEdMan: Twenty Thoughts on the Types, Targets, and Intents of MOOCs - The World Is Open | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

I came up with 12 types of MOOCs that are possible or that might be employed in the coming years. When done, I sent them off to my friend Jay Cross over in Berkeley for review and went off running. During that run, I came up with four more MOOC-related ideas, all of which started with an "R" word. And so my list stood at 16 types, targets, or intents of MOOCs. As per usual, fantabulous Jay wrote me back a few hours later. He had found my list and questions to him "interesting" and suggested four additional ideas which brought my list up to 20.

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George Veletsianos » Archive » The purpose of a MOOC? Google and societal well-being

George Veletsianos » Archive » The purpose of a MOOC? Google and societal well-being | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

This entry is part of a reflective series of posts/questions relating to online learning, MOOCs, and openness.

MOOCS are everywhere nowadays. Coursera, Udacity, EdX, the connectivist MOOCs (e.g., #ds106, Change11), etc, depending on what lens one is using to examine them, are generating hope, excitement, uneasiness, and frustration. An important question that one needs to ask is: What is the purpose of a MOOC?

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Brainstorm in Progress: Why MOOCs Work

Brainstorm in Progress: Why MOOCs Work | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Now I am going to warn you, I have drunk deeply from the MOOC cool-aid - my experience in Connectivism and Connective Knowledge changed how I work, and how I engage with faculty and students in some very positive, deep, and profound ways. I don't agree with everything that Siemens or Downes has written, they would be the last ones on earth to expect that, but there are no learning theories out there that can contend with, or account for, the rapid changes that are going on in education and technology than Connectivism. Interestingly enough, I think the success of MOOCs counts on an understanding of those principles.

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mobiMOOC - a MobiMOOC hello!

mobiMOOC - a MobiMOOC hello! | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

If you visit this wiki, you probably want to register for the free, open and online MobiMOOC course which will run from Saturday 8 September - Sunday 30 September 2012 and will focus on learning/training with mobile devices (mLearning). You can register for the course by becoming a member of the Google group here.

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Planned MIT Courses May Advance Front on Elite Open Education | Inside Higher Ed

Planned MIT Courses May Advance Front on Elite Open Education | Inside Higher Ed | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

Forget free content repositories; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wants to deliver “interactive” elite education to the masses, complete with credentials certifying “mastery” of MIT-grade coursework.

In the latest boon for the “open education” movement, the engineering mecca on Monday announced a new online learning initiative, called MITx, that will give anyone the opportunity to work through MIT course material and earn a certificate of achievement.

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Stanford open course instructors spin off for-profit company | Inside Higher Ed

Stanford open course instructors spin off for-profit company | Inside Higher Ed | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The question arose in the fall, when a handful of professors at Stanford University decided to teach free courses onlineto tens of thousands of students who were not enrolled at the elite California university. The students would receive no Stanford credit; only a signed letter by the instructor, acting apart from the university.

 

Case in point: Know Labs seems to be skimming the cream of its first crop of students in hope of filling vacancies on its own staff. In December, Thrun sent an e-mailto the top performers in the artificial intelligence course, inviting them to apply for openings at Know Labs.

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How could MITx change MIT? | Inside Higher Ed

How could MITx change MIT? | Inside Higher Ed | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ended 2011 with a grand announcement: It would broadcast massive, open online courses — equal in rigor to its on-campus offerings — to tens of thousands of non-enrolled, non-paying learners around the world. Eventually, the university would offer these students a pathway to some sort of credential. The project, called MITx, was heralded as a major step toward using technology to refigure the economics of higher education.

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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.

 

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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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