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Massive Online Open Courses  - resources relating the the design, pedagogy, and blended learning aspects of MOOCs in particular.  
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MOOCs by the numbers: Where are we now?

MOOCs by the numbers: Where are we now? | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Whatever your opinion of them, you can't deny that MOOCs have grown. To help put these massive online courses into perspective, Alex Cusack, a contributing writer at Moocs.com, shared this handy in...
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Where are we with MOOCs - nice infographic but still useful not quite up to date 

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Research Blog: Making Sense of MOOC Data

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Google have produced this providing their own insights to the data - essential reading I would suggest for any researchers!

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Mooc fans step out of the shadows - The Guardian

Mooc fans step out of the shadows - The Guardian | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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It found that more men than women studied for Moocs – with a male to female gender ratio of 64:36, while the majority of students (22%) lived in the United States.
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Study reveals that the average MOOC learner is male over 30 with a college degree and living in the USA.  Futurelearns own data reveals this.  Not much call for UG level or transitional type programmes. University of Southampton mooc leaRobert quoted. 

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Daphne Koller: “MOOCs can be a Significant Factor in Opening Doors to Opportunity” (EdSurge News)

Daphne Koller: “MOOCs can be a Significant Factor in Opening Doors to Opportunity” (EdSurge News) | MOOCs | Scoop.it
2013 has been a year of incredible growth for MOOCs, and Coursera has evolved more rapidly than we could ever have expected.
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Rebuttal from Koller re the low retention, democratisation etc.  good links to other sources and more from Koller (including longer version and video)

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To Adapt MOOCs, or NOT? That is no longer the Question

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in depth review of the data around moocs and how its used

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How data is driving the biggest revolution in education since the Middle Ages

How data is driving the biggest revolution in education since the Middle Ages | MOOCs | Scoop.it
"Education used to be a slice of life, something you did as a child through college, and then spent the rest of your life working, and then death," said Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun onstage at Ventu...
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University at the weekends?  Thruns talk of the use of data and the MOOC revolution

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Next Generation Learning

The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
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Anyone designing/developing online learning should be aware of the available research including this from the Gates Foundation.
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Open-Utoronto-MOOC-Report-August-2013.pdf

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A review of UToronto mooc activity a year on.  Interesting to note that to qualify as an 'active' learner, you just need to have watched one video.  If this has been the metric used for qualification of accessing others MOOCs I may have skewed your statistics...oops!

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The Learning Space: Mediasiting Your MOOC-Transforming Online Learning Modules into a Massive Open Online Course

The Learning Space: Mediasiting Your MOOC-Transforming Online Learning Modules into a Massive Open Online Course | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Top 10 IT issues - Welcome to the Connected Age. Educause review

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Challenging piece - range of issues, including many strategic questions.  Issue 7 in particular focusses on the institutions readiness and abilty to manage and improve the student experience by utilising data from MOOCs.  

 

Thought provoking piece and one I wish our IT department would read. 

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Evaluation of Online learning - 2010

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This covers four questions, lots of data but should be useful when thinking about MOOC design - keeping in mind that tecahing (andf learning) online is different between regualr online learning and the MOOC model 

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Assessing MOOCs at HigherEdTech conference | Inside Higher Ed

Assessing MOOCs at HigherEdTech conference | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Report on a Las Vegas Conference on MOOCs and how the data will be used to enhance learning (xMOOCs)

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MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles

MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Why most of what currently excites the ed-tech world is hot air: MOOCs, Learning Analytics and Open Education Resources, amongst other fads. I already know what my new year’s resolution will be. As...

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Commentary re the hype around MOOCs - if nothing else, it provides a link to this excellent post from Audrey Waters http://hackeducation.com/2012/12/03/top-ed-tech-trends-of-2012-moocs/


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MOOCs: Learning about online learning, a click at a time - University World News

MOOCs: Learning about online learning, a click at a time - University World News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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MOOCs: Learning about online learning, a click at a time
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Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012.
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What's the future for MOOCs?  What are we learning from them. Since 2012 institutions have had access to data - this data has the potential to transform how we teach.  By using this data effectively we will be able to better support our on campus students.  That is what this article is proposing. 

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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern
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This is more about ethics and the responsibilities for those who are involved in opening education (and the wealth of info available) which includes MOOCs

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MOOCs in 2013: Breaking Down the Numbers (EdSurge News)

MOOCs in 2013: Breaking Down the Numbers (EdSurge News) | MOOCs | Scoop.it
In November 2011 I was taking one of the first MOOCs from Stanford. At that time, many new MOOCs were being announced and I started Class Central as a way to keep track of them and figure out what I should take next.
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Wonderful article breaking down MOOCs - by courses, platform, numbers, etc 

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Pay No Attention to Supposedly Low MOOC Completion Rates - Ed Central

Pay No Attention to Supposedly Low MOOC Completion Rates - Ed Central | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The recent New York Times coverage of a University of Pennsylvania study of 16 Coursera courses has helped solidify the new conventional wisdom about MOOCs: They have terrible completion rates.
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looking at the numbers a different way, retention rates are about the same - good article and would be interesting to see mooc platforms take up this kind of analysis in their 'enrollments'. 

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No way back? Exploring the impact, data and potential of MOOCs

This one day conference is about current MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) research, experience and development. A key focus of the event is on exploring the impact of MOOCs, how data is created, used and analysed and to consider the potential of MOOCs in education. Organised by ALT’s Special Interest Group for MOOCs, the conference will bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss, discover and define the evolving MOOC landscape.... http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc
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Álvaro AR's curator insight, January 5, 2014 12:20 PM

Interesante conferencia en la que diversos investigadores y profesionales se reunen para tratar el tema de los MOOC, su impacto y su futuro.

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Infograph - Demographics of people taking MOOCs

Infograph - Demographics of people taking MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303759604579093400834738972.html?KEYWORDS=higher+education#articleTabs%3Dinteractive 


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Nice to see illustrated maps 

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The Coming Big Data Education Revolution - U.S. News & World Report

The Coming Big Data Education Revolution - U.S. News & World Report | MOOCs | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World Report
The Coming Big Data Education Revolution
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HIT.THE.NAIL.ON.THE.HEAD

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MOOC Map

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Great MOOC Map.  If you select a platform and then click the arrows it provides a timeline to show how institutions have progressed. 

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 15, 2013 12:44 AM

This site was created as a way to visualize the growth of global MOOC adoption for those institutions using one of the major MOOC platform providers.

This data comes from blog posts, press releases, and course offering catalogs from each of the providers shown.

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Hard Lessons From The Udacity/San Jose State MOOC Fumble

Hard Lessons From The Udacity/San Jose State MOOC Fumble | MOOCs | Scoop.it

... As most people in ed-tech circles have heard by now, a much-touted MOOC experiment has ended in embarrassment..

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


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Commentary on the 'break-in-relationship' between SJSU and Udacity.  I particularly liked the Udacity video and wondered more about the role of the 'actor'...does Coursera have those? 

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8 Most Popular free Online learning Platforms – Take Free Courses

Online learning Courses: There are for-profit and not-for-profit online learning Universities and Academies offering free and/or affordable online learning courses that are worth considering.

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Includes results of the Canvas Network MOOCs.  Interesting because we don't hear much from them. Some of this is obvious (to me) that people are taking the courses because they are interested in the topic. 

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About MOOC Completion Rates: The Importance of Student Investment

About MOOC Completion Rates: The Importance of Student Investment | MOOCs | Scoop.it
I just finished teaching a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled “Computational Investing, Part I” via coursera.org. 53,000 people “enrolled,” which is to say they clicked...
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Commentary from MOOC facilitator on the stats re enrollments onto the MOOC and what that actually means

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Survey finds online enrollments slow but continue to grow | Inside Higher Ed

Survey finds online enrollments slow but continue to grow | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Online learning data and MOOC data

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