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British Journal of Educational Technology - Volume 46, Issue 3 - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education - Wiley Online Library

British Journal of Educational Technology - Volume 46, Issue 3 - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education - Wiley Online Library | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it

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edX to Improve Access to MOOCs for People With Disabilities

edX to Improve Access to MOOCs for People With Disabilities | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it
A settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice marks the federal agency’s first effort to challenge the accessibility of massive open online courses.

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5 Strategies to Strengthen College Applications With a MOOC - US News

5 Strategies to Strengthen College Applications With a MOOC - US News | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it
Use these free classes to fill academic gaps or demonstrate interested in college course work.

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, January 12, 2015 12:57 PM

Targeted at high school students, but also very useful for institutions for their admission process (e.g. in the Netherlands, where individual talks with potential students at universities are now common to measure their skills and motivation)

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Olga Boldina's curator insight, November 17, 2014 10:09 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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The evolution of Moocs

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Online courses may have been over-hyped, but they will still be a valuable part of the future

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The future of MOOCs will probably not be free.

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ICDE » News archive » 2013 » 2013 part 4 » Recent reports and papers on MOOCs and Online education

ICDE » News archive » 2013 » 2013 part 4 » Recent reports and papers on MOOCs and Online education | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it
This overview of nine key documents published over the past year is provided to support the ongoing debate on MOOCs, Open Educational Resources and online educa

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A balanced research report on the hopes and realities of MOOCs

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Hollands, F. and Tirthali, D. (2014) MOOCs: Expectations and Reality New York: Columbia University Teachers’ College, Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, 211 pp

 

We are now beginning to see a number of new research publications on MOOCs. The journal Distance Education will be publishing a series of research articles on MOOCs in June, but now Hollands and Tirthali have produced a comprehensive research analysis of MOOCs.


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UW's MOOC On Public Speaking Proving To Be Massively Popular - KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest

UW's MOOC On Public Speaking Proving To Be Massively Popular - KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it
UW's MOOC On Public Speaking Proving To Be Massively Popular KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest University of Washington professor Matt McGarrity teaches a wildly-popular MOOC, or a free massive open online course open to virtual students...

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Interview with Dr. Stalburg: MOOC Creator Reflects on Lessons Learned and OER

Interview with Dr. Stalburg: MOOC Creator Reflects on Lessons Learned and OER | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it

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timokos's curator insight, February 1, 2014 5:28 AM

Hear hear! Great to see U. Of Michican be the first to publish their MOOC with an open License on Coursera, just as we at the Delft UT have done on edX.

 

Dr. Stalburg about her motive:

"while I understand that my interpretation, distillation, and restructuring of the material is my ‘intellectual property’, I also recognize that my organized understanding is based on the work of other scholars. Scholars who have previously shared and published their work too. Just as I have in some ways ‘remixed’ the ideas of those before me into my own unique perspective, I would hope that others could use this course as a base for their own ‘mash-ups’ and movement forward. Hopefully academia will recognize that just like we calculate a citation index score for one’s published material in traditional spaces, we can also generate scholarly rubrics and ‘value’ for numbers such as CC license attributions of your work, or number of downloads, or even the variety and scope of domains where your work is incorporated."

Heiko Idensen's curator insight, February 2, 2014 1:01 PM

 .... Interesting conections ...

"Why share the class materials with Creative Commons licenses?

Why not? While I understand that my interpretation, distillation, and restructuring of the material is my ‘intellectual property’, I also recognize that my organized understanding is based on the work of other scholars. Scholars who have previously shared and published their work too. Just as I have in some ways ‘remixed’ the ideas of those before me into my own unique perspective, I would hope that others could use this course as a base for their own ‘mash-ups’ and movement forward. Hopefully academia will recognize that just like we calculate a citation index score for one’s published material in traditional spaces, we can also generate scholarly rubrics and ‘value’ for numbers such as CC license attributions of your work, or number of downloads, or even the variety and scope of domains where your work is incorporated."

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Universities under threat from MOOC revolution - Asahi Shimbun

Universities under threat from MOOC revolution - Asahi Shimbun | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it
Universities under threat from MOOC revolution
Asahi Shimbun
The revolution goes by the name of MOOC, or Massive Open Online Courses, and almost 10 million students have already signed up worldwide.
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A Second “Year of the MOOC”: 3 Platforms that Stood Out in 2013

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A New Architecture for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

"In higher education, we are entering a period in which it is the connections between everything and everyone that are of importance. This development is most conspicuous in teaching and learning and is enabled by information technology, social media, and mobile devices. We are witnessing—and contributing to—the advent of connected learning,which is having an impact on all colleges and universities, faculty, and students."

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Justin Reich » Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Learning Beyond the Platform


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How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education

How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it
Privileged institutions have accepted that they, too, will be transformed by the web. But what will that look like?

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How do MOOCs compare?

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From E-Learning VI Fig.1 Unexpanded mindmap using 'SimpleMinds' on 'How do MOOCs compare'. There are tens of thousands of Massive Open Online Courses available. Their proliferation increasingly req...

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5 Free Educational Technology MOOCs for the New Year

5 Free Educational Technology MOOCs for the New Year | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it

MOOCs, or Massively Open Online Courses are the next generation of online courses. Completely free, MOOCs are hosted by universities who guide learners through a wide range of different subjects. MOOCs allow you to interact with other individuals to talk about the course, and some universities often give a certificate of participation at the end of the course.

 


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The highs and lows of a Mooc education - FT.com

The highs and lows of a Mooc education - FT.com | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it
In 2012 Sharon Watkins was watching a Ted talk when she came across the concept of Moocs – massive open online courses. She was so impressed by the prospect of elite education being delivered for free to the masses, that she decided to set up a Mooc

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The arrival of MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses

"The opportunities Massive Open Online Courses present include the ability for institutions to extend their brand and reach to large international audiences, experiment with innovative pedagogical approaches, an ability to offer niche provision at scale, and a potential reduction of costs, according to this paper."


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The Ministry of Education in New Zealand posted this 47-page report in PDF. It has a 6-page bibliography. 

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Helen Farley's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:55 PM

A great read: useful and informative!

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MOOC Design Tips: Maximizing the Value of Video Lectures

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"Which kinds of videos lead to the best student learning outcomes in a MOOC?" How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos (Guo, Kim & Rubin, 2014) An exce...

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University of London MOOC Report | Barney Grainger, U. London


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Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, March 2, 2014 12:28 PM

Another MOOC report, this time from University of London. Section 6 specially interesting for MOOC making. 

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Project Planning a MOOC

 

The course teams involved with our MOOCs included experienced academics with familiarity in developing materials on a learning platform. Nonetheless, for each of them it was their first experience of MOOCs, as it was for the project planning team.

 

 

Delivering a MOOC

 

A range of styles and learning methods were adopted by the four MOOCs, appropriate to the subject matter covered. A MOOC structure of six weeks and 5-10 student effort hours per week of study appeared to be just right for the majority of students (55%). Some considerations for future delivery include:

 

< Well designed announcements at the beginning and end of each week that articulate with the topic coverage, learning activities and assessment methods can be effective at maintaining student interest and motivation.


< Management of forum threads and posts is a critical factor in dealing with massive scale short courses to ensure the majority of students are not affected negatively by the behaviour of a small number of the community, while preserving the openness of the discussion areas.

 

< The Coursera platform tools are significant and comprehensive in terms of plotting overall student activity, allowing evaluation of assessment data, as well as usage statistics on video resources and other learning activities; however, further refinement of these tools to enable both students and teaching staff to understand their progression at an individual level is necessary (and underway).



** Learning Resource Development


 


María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 20, 2014 5:22 AM

University of London MOOC Report .

I Barney Gracinger, U. London

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Why 259,969 people in the same class might be the future of education | TED Blog

Why 259,969 people in the same class might be the future of education | TED Blog | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it
Coursera is one of the biggest for-profit MOOC ventures. Cofounder Daphne Koller talks about her mission to reinvent higher education

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Valerie Hill's curator insight, February 7, 2014 3:48 PM

The pros and cons of MOOCs are interesting but who can really predict?

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Coursera Specializations: Focused Programs in Popular Fields

Coursera Specializations: Focused Programs in Popular Fields | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it
Today we’re excited to announce Specializations, a new type of program that allows students to develop mastery in a specific subject. Specializations take the learning experience beyond one course,...
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MOOC provider Coursera offers 10 new specializations culminating in a Certificate. Some classes are Modern Musician, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Android Development, and Foundations of Teaching. The classes are taught  by faculty at Johns Hopkins, Vanderbuilt, Duke, Berkeley College of Music, and other academic institutions.

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MOOCs, SPOCs, and LAPs: The Evolving World of Education

MOOCs, SPOCs, and LAPs: The Evolving World of Education | MOOC Excitement | Scoop.it
Not long after educational providers and students alike clocked on to the fast-rising and game-changing trend of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) programmes, it quickly expanded to factor in the option of paid MOOCs, otherwise known as MOOC+.

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