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Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning | MIT Technology Review

Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning | MIT Technology Review | MOOC | Scoop.it
Udacity cofounder and CEO Sebastian Thrun says more AI is coming to online education, but we’ll still need humans to grade our English essays.
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Deborah Estrin wants to (literally) open source your life

Deborah Estrin wants to (literally) open source your life | MOOC | Scoop.it
You may not have heard about Dr. Deborah Estrin, a computer science professor and open source advocate, but she is on a mission to bring open source quite literally to the cellular level.
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The idea of this educational experiment is that data is collected into big collections through a "social" contribution model, bypassing traditional way of controll.

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MOOC Provider edX More Than Doubles Its University Partners - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOC Provider edX More Than Doubles Its University Partners - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOC | Scoop.it
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Fifteen more universities have agreed to offer free massive open online courses through edX, a nonprofit provider of MOOCs founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, more than doubling its membership, from 12 to 27.

 

edX has 900,000 registered students and it is planning to generate revenues through selling valid certificates.

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOC on Human-Computer Int...

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOC on Human-Computer Int... | MOOC | Scoop.it
Enjoying Stanford’s Coursera MOOC on Human-Computer Interaction but (oh the irony) the screen design and pedagogy of the many videos, is awful.
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More Indian students opting for open online courses - The Times of India

More Indian students opting for open online courses - The Times of India | MOOC | Scoop.it
A large number of Indian students are accessing Ivy League content through MOOC that provides free access to best-in-class education.
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Interst in MOOCs is high in India

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Knowledge behaviour and social adoption of innovation

Knowledge behaviour and social adoption of innovation | MOOC | Scoop.it
Author: Badilescu-Buga, Emil Publication Type: Article Publication Year: 2013 Abstract: A key element in the adoption of innovation is addressing the knowledge gap caused by its introduction in pra...
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Innovation is adopted in a social context in which knowledge is discovered, transmitted and created through interactions that occur in social and information systems. Social systems are increasingly accelerating the creation and acquisition of knowledge.  

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Free Massive Online Education Provider, Coursera, Begins To Find A Path To Profits | TechCrunch

Free Massive Online Education Provider, Coursera, Begins To Find A Path To Profits | TechCrunch | MOOC | Scoop.it
Online education providers may very well disrupt the higher education establishment, but, first, these for-profit companies need to find a way to finance the mammoth technical infrastructure needed to support millions of students.
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MOOCs spread quickly, aided by no-bid deals with public universities | Inside Higher Ed

MOOCs spread quickly, aided by no-bid deals with public universities | Inside Higher Ed | MOOC | Scoop.it
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America's Top Colleges Have a Rich-Kid Problem

America's Top Colleges Have a Rich-Kid Problem | MOOC | Scoop.it
The wealthiest schools in the country could have more economic diversity if they wanted it. So why don't they?
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The cost of higher education limits upward mobility.  Could MOOCs address this issue?

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Dear Class of ’13: You’ve been scammed Brett Arends's ROI

Dear Class of ’13: You’ve been scammed Brett Arends's ROI | MOOC | Scoop.it
How the College-Industrial Complex drove tuition to outrageous highs.
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According to the College Board, in 1983 a typical private American university managed to provide a bachelor’s-degree-level education to young people just like you for $11,000 a year in tuition and fees. That’s in 2012 dollars.

 

Instead, those of you at private colleges paid this year an average of $29,000.

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Uni wants 10,000 students for fee-paying MOOC masters

Uni wants 10,000 students for fee-paying MOOC masters | MOOC | Scoop.it
GEORGIA Institute of Technology plans to offer a $7000 online masters degree to 10,000 students over the next three years without hiring much more than a handful of new instructors.
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MOOC 2.0. The MOOC business model, or more precisely one of the business models, is starting to take shape. The price is still very high, but two things are clear for the new trends: the higher education class is getting much bigger and universities compete on the global scene at a scale never seen before. 

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edX president on how MOOCs will change higher education

edX president on how MOOCs will change higher education | MOOC | Scoop.it
Anant Agarwal, president of edX, shared his thoughts at a panel on Friday. At the forum, Agarwal dropped the news that edX, the Harvard and MIT-funded MOOC provider, would announce "a significant number" of university partnerships in the "next few weeks." This news has big implications for both online learning and higher education. Many university educators fear MOOCs will replace them, and the new partnerships will only serve to heighten that anxiety. 

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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Who Is Funding MOOCS?

Who Is Funding MOOCS? | MOOC | Scoop.it
Forces disrupting education are gaining momentum. This is made visible by the increased investment in innovations outside the mainstream educational institutions. This will feed the demand for more...
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Network effect at its best: venture capitalists, non-profit organisations and educational institutions, all supporting the growth of MOOCs

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