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Open Educational Resources in the Post MOOC Era

Open Educational Resources in the Post MOOC Era | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
It's clear that the landscape of the open education movement is changing everyday. What we now know as MOOCs (massive open online courses) will soon be superseded by a new MOOC-massively online open ...

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Turning your single MOOC course into a cohesive degree program, oh the possibilities!!

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Beyond Dropouts and Dabblers: A Broader View of Auditing MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com

Beyond Dropouts and Dabblers: A Broader View of Auditing MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
Many so-called MOOC dropouts are actually auditing MOOCs. While we should continue to learn about barriers to full MOOC participation, we should also recognize the diverse ways people leverage MOOCs to further their learning interests.
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Online Courses Raise Their Game: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2014 - MOOC Report

Online Courses Raise Their Game: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2014 - MOOC Report | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOC Ecosystem Makes Leap in Maturity in 2014. Take a Look at the Latest Stats and Trends
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Why teach a MOOC?

Why teach a MOOC? | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
C.S. Lewis said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” Some people feel the same way about online courses,
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Course Development and MOOCs (Part 1): The Emergence of a Role | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered

Course Development and MOOCs (Part 1): The Emergence of a Role | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
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This article is the first in a series of articles describing the role and influence of the course developer on the design and public perception of MOOCs.  Course developers often act as intermediaries between faculty and web developers and exert substantial influence on the explicit and implicit goals of the course. 

 

The article highlights a few potential institutional goals:

-Useful tool for undergraduates on campus

-Leadership in developing online courseware

-Building residential diversity

-Essential for modern eduction

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Partial Transcript: Richard Levin (new Coursera CEO) on Charlie Rose - e-Literate

Partial Transcript: Richard Levin (new Coursera CEO) on Charlie Rose - e-Literate | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
I have written two posts recently about Coursera’s appointment of the former president of Yale as the company’s new CEO, with the implicit argument that this move represents a watershed moment for commercial MOOCs. In particular, Coursera seems likely to … Continue reading →
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Coursera hires former Yale president as new CEO. 

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Thoughts on Connectivism - by George Siemens


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A great quote from George Siemens that indicates the potential for developing connectivism based courses using pedagogical techniques.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 25, 2014 8:31 AM

The defining attribute of connectivism as a theory is that it can explain learning at the biological, conceptual, and interaction level using the same language throughout. Learning biologically is about connection forming. At the conceptual level of knowledge development, it is about connecting and bringing concepts in relation to others. At the physical and external level, it is about social and technological interactions and connections. The connections in the brain and around concepts and around social/technological networks share similar attributes (hubs, tie strength, clustering, etc). While we don’t yet know what that means at a biological/neuronal level, it is clear that these attributes influence how we connect to others, use technology, and develop knowledge. While connectivism was initially seen as a lens of viewing learning, it has developed to the point where actionable pedagogical tactics, self-regulated learning, and design principles can be used to developed connected learning.

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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
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In Kropf's viewpoint connectivism is arguing for the inclusion of engaging interactive online materials to drive learning and instruction.  Kropf points to a number of examples of student engagement including the use of podcasts, Second Life, and mobile learning.  One such example illustrates the use of Second Life in an MBA program to improve 'teamwork efforts and experiences with commerce".  Connectivist instructional design will hopefully continue to elevate the discourse and utility of online materials in education.

 

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TELLS library's curator insight, November 26, 2013 7:30 PM

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Connectivism

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Bricks and MOOCs

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A well thought out editorial from a preminent science journal that emphasizes the benefits of MOOCs to the research community.  Online courses can drive much needed skills for developing scientific collaborations:

 

"Experiencing team building through online courses could help tomorrow's researchers learn the future skills they need in an increasingly distributed network of collaborators. "

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Stanford MOOC goes to extremes to teach Environmental Physiology

Stanford MOOC goes to extremes to teach Environmental Physiology | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
Researchers Anne Friedlander and Corey Dysick spent 48 hours at the 14,000-foot summit of Pikes Peak to study the impact of high altitude on the body for a Stanford online course.
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So exciting to see course content being expanded and revolutionized.

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Gymnasium Course Catalog

Gymnasium Course Catalog | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
This course is an introduction to HTML and CSS for designers. Professional design experience is a prerequisite, but no prior web or coding experience is necessary.
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MOOC Around The World, Part 5 - Independent MOOCs for Independent Travelers - moocnewsandreviews.com

MOOC Around The World, Part 5 - Independent MOOCs for Independent Travelers - moocnewsandreviews.com | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
In this article, we look at independent MOOCs from nonprofits and businesses that aren't offered on a platform or with any university affiliation at all.
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Independent US MOOCS.  Filling the job skills gap and more.

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Assessment Tools for MOOCs -- Campus Technology

Assessment Tools for MOOCs -- Campus Technology | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
As MOOCs are made available for credit, credible--scalable--assessment options are essential. CT looks at the options.
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Connectivism as a Digital Age Learning Theory


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TELLS library's curator insight, November 26, 2013 7:46 PM

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Connectivism

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Class Central

Class Central | Researching MOOCs | 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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Reports | MOOC Research

Reports | MOOC Research | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
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23 reports have been published on the Gates foundation supported MOOC Research site evaluating a variety of outcomes from disparate MOOCs.  These reports have not been peer reviewed and focus mainly on engagement, motivation, and persistence of the learner.  It is a start but I wonder if peer review is in the works?

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Building Your Own Online Class? - How To Choose the MOOC Platform - moocnewsandreviews.com

Building Your Own Online Class? - How To Choose the MOOC Platform - moocnewsandreviews.com | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever considered building your own open online class, the first step is determining which MOOC platform will best suit your needs. Luckily, several free MOOC platforms exist. The following is a review of their strengths and weaknesses and of the type of user each might be most appropriate for.
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How MOOCs evolve the role of teachers - George Siemens

What does it mean to learn in the digital age? MOOCS, Massive Open Online Courses, are revolutionizing the role of teachers. Since students have the opportun...

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Teachers are moving from the sage on the stage to the facilitator.  A move towards empowering student learning or a slippery slope down the rabbit hole of the information age.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 18, 2014 7:55 AM

How MOOCs are networked-based learning. 

R Hollingsworth's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:59 AM

Democracy in the traditional classroom continues to be a radical concept.

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George Siemens: Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge

While more and more knowledge is available to us, the amount of time for us to pay attention to it remains the same. What kind of knowledge will be needed in...

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:11 AM

They jury is still out on what schools of the future will consider core knowledge. What is certain is student-centered and relevant learning. More than a simple trend, personalized learning points to better student-teacher relationships and personal knowledge profiles. Technology can do a lot but dialogue and constructivism are here to stay.

Lia Goren's curator insight, January 2, 2014 9:42 PM

Una interesante entrevista a George Siemens. De qué se trata el conocimiento y como pensar de manera compleja el ámbito de lo educativo y el aprender. 

Jeroen Boon's curator insight, January 12, 2014 2:34 PM

Connectivism is a learning theory for the digital age. Learning has changed over the last several decades. The theories of behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism provide an effect view of learning in many environments. They fall short, however, when learning moves into informal, networked, technology-enabled arena.

#connectivism #peeragogy #knowmadsociety

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Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it

Look what they’ve done to my Mooc: ‘as deployed by commercial providers they resemble television shows or digital textbooks with – at best – an online quiz component,’ argues Stephen Downes

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Welcome to MOOC.CA ~ MOOC

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Moncton Free Press: news, events and opinion from Moncton and area
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MOOC info site provided by Stephen Downes and George Siemens

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Desire2Learn rolls out online education service to rival Coursera & Udacity

Desire2Learn rolls out online education service to rival Coursera & Udacity | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it

The company provides a full suite of software tools to K-12 schools in North America, and it competes with education giant Blackboard. Its technology largely works in the backend, but today, Desire2Learn, or “D2L” as its known internally, is making a broader push to consumers.

The ed-tech company does not want to miss out on the massive open online course trend...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Google on Launching an Analytics MOOC and Taking Data-Driven Actions

Google on Launching an Analytics MOOC and Taking Data-Driven Actions | Researching MOOCs | Scoop.it
Top Googlers offer insight on how to take action from our data deluge.
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