MOOC's (Massively...
Follow
Find
1.1K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
onto MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses)
Scoop.it!

#CFHE12 #Oped12 The emergence of MOOCs – Part 1

#CFHE12 #Oped12 The emergence of MOOCs – Part 1 | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
The current popularity of MOOCs is like the running of Olympic Games, where different MOOCs are competing with each others in a global arena of education. What is MOOC? The emergence of MOOCs has t...
more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

The MOOC Moment | Booklets | Inside Higher Ed

The MOOC Moment | Booklets | Inside Higher Ed | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

"The MOOC Moment" is a collection of articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The articles aren't today's breaking news, but reflect long-term trends and some of the forward-looking thinking of experts on how MOOCs may change higher education. The goal is to provide these materials (both news articles and opinion essays) in one easy-to-read place. Download the booklet here.


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/content/mooc-moment#ixzz2qTdMzAk3
Inside Higher Ed
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

To Measure a MOOC's Value, Just Ask Students

To Measure a MOOC's Value, Just Ask Students | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
Survey results from those who passed a Northwestern professor's massive open online course suggest they understand the balance between educating and credentialing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

The Online Revolution: Learning without Limits | The Sloan Consortium

The Online Revolution: Learning without Limits | The Sloan Consortium | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

Daphne Koller (Coursera, USA) addressed "The Online Revolution: Learning without Limits" where a major transformation in higher education has seen the advent of MOOCs - massively open online classes (MOOCs) - top-quality courses from the best universities offered for free.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Report: MOOCs Top Open Access for Disruptive Potential

A new report, Open Access, Megajournals, and MOOCs: On the Political Economy of Academic Unbundling, in Sage Open compares the disruptive potential of open access for academic articles and massive open online courses and finds that MOOCs are more...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand

With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
By embracing the open-source software Open edX, the university hopes to create its own reputation as a MOOC provider.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by CTL - Regent Univ. from Massively MOOC
Scoop.it!

Early Analysis Shows MOOCs Struggle With Engagement

Early Analysis Shows MOOCs Struggle With Engagement | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses are attracting millions of students, but providers and platforms are struggling with holding their attention to completion.

Via Mark Smithers, Kim Flintoff
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Learned Luddites: Many professors are hostile to online education... especially MOOCs

Learned Luddites: Many professors are hostile to online education... especially MOOCs | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
SOME people hope that the internet will revolutionise higher education, making it cheaper and more accessible to the masses. Others fear the prospect. Some academics...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Faculty Coalition: It's Time to Examine MOOC and Online Ed Profit Motives -- Campus Technology

Faculty Coalition: It's Time to Examine MOOC and Online Ed Profit Motives -- Campus Technology | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
A coalition of faculty groups has declared war against online learning, particularly massive open online courses (MOOCs), because it said it believes that the fast expansion of this form of education is being promulgated by corporations —...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Latin America becoming fertile ground for online university courses

Latin America becoming fertile ground for online university courses | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

tim Johnson: "Roosemberth Palacios sports braces on his teeth and a curly mop of hair. At 16, he finds high school boring.  So after school, he logs onto his computer and hunts for challenges. He’s found them in difficult online courses offered by professors at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology..."


Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/10/02/203973/latin-america-becoming-fertile.html#storylink=cpy

 

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Making the grade in Massive Open Online Courses - CNET

Making the grade in Massive Open Online Courses - CNET | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
Making the grade in Massive Open Online Courses CNET As professors at top universities put more of their course materials online, everyone from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to teens at Ghana Internet cafes are taking advantage of Massive Open...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Online Class Aims to Earn Millions - Wall Street Journal

Online Class Aims to Earn Millions - Wall Street Journal | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal Online Class Aims to Earn Millions Wall Street Journal The professors have dubbed the class a SMOC—Synchronous Massive Online Class—and their effort falls somewhere between a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, a late-night...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Online Education: More Than MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Online Education: More Than MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

On January 8, 2014, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman led a lively discussion of online education issues in a free webinar. View the video below and click here to download the accompanying slide deck.

Click here to download our free booklet, Online Education: More Than MOOCs, a compilation of articles and opinion essays from Inside Higher Ed offering a range of ideas and perspectives.


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2014/01/08/online-education-more-moocs#ixzz2qTfTUwpk
Inside Higher Ed
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

MOOC research conference confirms commonly held beliefs about the medium | Inside Higher Ed

MOOC research conference confirms commonly held beliefs about the medium | Inside Higher Ed | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

"ARLINGTON, Texas -- The story so far: Massive open online courses have yet to live up to their potential. But unlocking that potential could already be a pilot at a community college, state university or private institution."

 



Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/12/06/mooc-research-conference-confirms-commonly-held-beliefs-about-medium#ixzz2n5m9p44M ;
Inside Higher Ed "

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Reinventing Education | The Sloan Consortium

Reinventing Education | The Sloan Consortium | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

Anant Agarwal (edX & MIT, USA): "Reinventing Education" overviewed MOOCs and edX, and shared student stories that revealed how they are increasing access to education worldwide, including some recent research results that will allow us to improve education online and on campus, and discussed how MOOCs might evolve in the future. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Is There a Business Model for MOOCs?

Is There a Business Model for MOOCs? | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

"An increasing number of colleges and universities are offering MOOCs, but few have crunched the numbers to determine whether these online courses can succeed as a business proposition. Where return-on-investment conversations are happening, they generally aren't leading to comprehensive analysis. Some institutions, however, are paving the way in their attempts to analyze the potential of MOOCs as a business model..." --Ed Finkel

 

Read more: University Business December 2013, http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6dff1b22#/6dff1b22/76

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Academics to Udacity Founder: Told Ya – Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academics to Udacity Founder: Told Ya – Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

Steve Kolowich: "In a new magazine profile of Sebastian Thrun, the Udacity founder calls his company’s massive open online courses a “lousy product” to use for educating underprepared college students. That assertion has prompted a chorus of I-told-you-sos from his critics in academe..."

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

A MOOC Platform Based on Engagement -- Campus Technology

Eschewing the talking-head approach of mainstream MOOCs, NovoEd stakes its claim on MOOCs that emphasize student-centered learning and collaboration.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Duke U. professor plans massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education | Inside Higher Ed

Duke U. professor plans massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education | Inside Higher Ed | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

Carl Straumsheim writes: "Can 50 face-to-face courses, one massive open online course and more than 50,000 students working together change higher education? That’s what Duke University professor Cathy N. Davidson hopes, even as she embraces the technological issues of guiding an effort the size of a small city.
 

The initiative, called “The History and Future of Higher Education,” is being coordinated by Davidson, co-founder of the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, or HASTAC. The sprawling collaborative includes dozens of universities across the world, international conferences, webinars, an open online discussion forum and -- of course -- a MOOC.


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/11/04/duke-u-professor-plans-massive-collaborative-effort-tackle-challenges-facing-higher#ixzz2jmwKNn1i ;
Inside Higher Ed 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Analysis suggests MOOCs will be more disruptive than open access journals

Analysis suggests MOOCs will be more disruptive than open access journals | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

Carl Straumsheim: Supporters of open-access journals and massive open online courses have been quick to label their initiatives disruptive, but a recent analysis by a York University professor suggests only one of them has the potential to spark considerable change, while the other is likely to remain an alternative alongside traditional offerings..."


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/10/24/analysis-suggests-moocs-will-be-more-disruptive-open-access-journals#ixzz2if6DCW9q ;
Inside Higher Ed 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

UC San Diego Team To Intro Massive Open Online Research -- Campus Technology

UC San Diego Team To Intro Massive Open Online Research -- Campus Technology | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
A University of California, San Diego team is launching a massive open online course, "Bioinformatics Algorithms — Part 1," with a substantial research component.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

MOOC bandwagon shows signs of slowing down

Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism
CTL - Regent Univ.'s insight:

Jon Marcus: "After barely more than a year in business, opposite-coast rivalsedX and Coursera have become two of the biggest higher-education organizations in the world, with a combined six million registered users drawn to the online teaching they provide...But the honeymoon may be coming to an end..."

 

Amin Saberi, NovoEd: "A lot of the courses coming online are focused on the most boring parts of education: the talking head and multiple-choice questions.."

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Moocs: from mania to mundanity

Moocs: from mania to mundanity | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

"After the hype is over, e-learning will be the norm...The supernova effects of massive open online courses include a warping of time. Academics running Moocs report working 100-hour weeks. FutureLearn invites applause for its burn rate: 10 months from zero to a full clutch of courses. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills insisted on a one-month turnaround for The Maturing of the Mooc, our complete literature and policy review. Taking a (very) short pause, I start to suspect that the power of the Mooc is an optical illusion caused by extreme acceleration..." --Wtephen Haggard, author of "The Maturing of the MOOC"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

Professors Still View MOOCs Skeptically - Scientific American

Professors Still View MOOCs Skeptically
Scientific American
The New York Times calls 2013 “the year of the MOOC.” But massive open online courses still fail to get high marks from most educators.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by CTL - Regent Univ.
Scoop.it!

UI is undecided about its online course strategy - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

UI is undecided about its online course strategy - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette | MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette UI is undecided about its online course strategy Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette URBANA — A little more than a year after joining forces with the Silicon Valley education startup Coursera, the University of Illinois has...
more...
No comment yet.