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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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How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe - Edudemic

How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe - Edudemic | MOOCs | Scoop.it
One of the wonderful things about MOOCs is that they don’t force students to be in a particular location in order to ‘attend’ class. Especially if you’re looking for a course that will help you gain a specific skill, MOOCs allow students access to teachers and other experts they might not have otherwise. The handy …
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Looks at IT jobs and MOOCs which have a natural home - not sure about the last stats that they present on their infographic though. 

 

Students wanting certificates (I think their is some research from Shirley Williams in Reading that this is exactly want MOOC learners don't want, they just want the skills development).  Also Institutions put off by the high cost, but they don't have to be high cost c- just thats what the institutions have gone with to meet the platform reqs...cMoocs are not as expensive and have potentially better learning outcomes if managed properly. 

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Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Several high-profile tech companies have already signed up for Coursera's new employee-matching service. Udacity offers a similar service.

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Looking for business models.  This wouldn't probably be OK in the UK, mainly because of cultural differences and expectations of what can and cannot be done with our data. 

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Universities not threatened by MOOCs - News - iTnews Mobile Edition

Universities not threatened by MOOCs - News - iTnews Mobile Edition | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Predict development of new, not competing, markets.
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Views from Sydney. This article highlights the use that employers have for universities - as a filter for the graduates applying to them. MOOCs are no threat in this case. This also highlights (to me) the need to universities to ensure that the student experience is more than the curriculum, with their students actively recognised and rewarded for co-curricular activity
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The Massive Problem That MOOCs May Help Clear Up

The Massive Problem That MOOCs May Help Clear Up | MOOCs | Scoop.it
There are millions of working Americans who started college but didn't complete their bachelor's degree. After leaving, many took jobs in which they've succeeded, but now they can't move higher up the ladder.
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Commentary on how MOOCs can support learning in the workplace and those who cannot access traditional classes due to other commitments.

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