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Fiona Harvey's insight:
South Bank University are running a mooc alongside their existing programme. I hope that they are using it with their students on campus - so in a more direct and productive way, rather than as a text book. If they are they are following in the footsteps of some of the Coursera Moocs. I'd be interested in what their on campus students got out of it more than if it was an online course.
Also, if it is running with their on campus students as well as learners on the mooc, how have they managed the QA processes (which is an important consideration and distinguishes us from other countries in terms of reputation)
Not Futurelearn but UCL eXtend. This was mentioned at the ALTMOOCSIG conference in Jun. Interesting to see what happens without the massive (they are not that bothered about the scale) but if thats the case, then will they not just be free online courses. I don't think people make use of the massive.
UBC running their MOOCs alongside their on campus classes. Excellent talk covering intro to moocs in Unis, the learners on campus, benefits of moocs and questions at the end. Worth watching the whole 54 mins.
Yes! This is the best thing I've read all year on MOOCs - only because it relates to the fundamental application of how we learn. Platforms one end to chaos at the other end (inexperienced learners trying to do a cMOOC) but this points us into the direction of Vygotsky ZPD that's the bit in the middle. This could be the future of MOOCs.
iinterview with Simon Nelson - nothing new here really, just references to past few years of MOOCs (ignores Canadian cMOOCs) article claims that Sebastian Thron started it all - little dismissive of this.
Lessons from MOOCs - the story so far. I think he has missed out that, at least for the UK, MOOCs are a trojan horse for showing the potential of learning online, So for hybrid or blended learning, they can benefit on campus students (which is what I thought the point of the moocs would be, for all the investment, both time and money)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2014) - EDUCAUSE 2014 - D2L-the EdTech company that created Brightspace, the world's first truly integrated learning platform (ILP)-and Portland Community College (PCC) today announced a new MOOC called 'Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators' to address growing web accessibility issues associated with online learning. The free MOOC, sponsored by Portland Community College and D2L, provides an activity-based professional development opportunity to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of addressing accessibility in online learning. Registration opens today, with course facilitation beginning on October 20.
KWCH MOOCs: Learning about online learning, a click at a time University World News Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012.
Fiona Harvey's insight:
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.
Research on the role of the teacher in a MOOC - something that has been absent. Evolving moocs mean that the practice of teaching needs to evolve with them. From the folks at Edinburgh University who have a vast background and experience in MOOCs and online education.
I scooped this one because I am running a workshop with a group from Saudi Arabia. However, I have already been told that MOOCs are not that popular in KSA, and it appears that this conference also played them down. As an aside, the hype came from media and commentators who I think, didn't really understand online learning.
The idea that you can give away content and learning for free isn't going away. I'm glad MOOCs stirred up attention for learning and using the web to get it.