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What is driving the mobilization of learning, what levers can educators and businesses apply to surf the wave?
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Keeping Higher Education in Control of Higher Education

Keeping Higher Education in Control of Higher Education | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

From the beginning of the MOOC hype last year I have asked myself who has the stronger position in the partnership between the universities and the platform of their choice. To me, it is the university — as they bring the brand value AND the content to the table. The MOOC platform is just, well, a platform. Why did Coursera, Udacity and edX partner almost exclusively with the top tier universities right from the start? Because their brands brought in trust and traffic.


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Ralph Springett's insight:

MOOC backlash. "The bottom line seems to be the feeling of losing control over the content and how universities can teach or market their courses".

Again the conversation is not about the learner. The learner is revenue. Sick.

 
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Online Education May Make Top Colleges More Elite, Speakers Say - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Education May Make Top Colleges More Elite, Speakers Say - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
MOOCs and other online tools are likely to enhance education, not cut tuition, at colleges like Harvard and MIT, said participants at a meeting in Cambridge, Mass.

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Ralph Springett's insight:

While providing an overall enhancement of education, free courses will also make the privilidge of attending a campus more obvious. This supports the emegence of the ultra-elite graduate: one who has paid huge feed for the networking privildges of campus life and is connected through personal friendship with many other wealthy and supported students

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Ralph Springett's comment, March 7, 2013 3:24 PM
[huge fees for...] - typo
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Open online courses – an avalanche that might just get stopped

Open online courses – an avalanche that might just get stopped | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Could massive online open courses – moocs – lead to back-door privatisation in higher education? The UK should watch what is happening in California very closely, says James Vernon

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Ralph Springett's insight:

MOOCs, SHMOOKs

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 30, 2013 6:05 AM

I suspect that there are too many Eutopian hopes pinned to MOOCs. First, there are many forces attempting to monetize MOOCs. Second, public libraries have been ofering free education for over 100 years and have appealed mostly to a niche market for this purpose. Third, free MOOCs do not lead to those cherished pieces of paper that state our qualifications.