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.
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:
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 →
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.
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. "
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 These reports have not been peer reviewed and focus mainly on engagement, motivation, and persistence of the learner.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?
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.
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...
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