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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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Massive Online Open Courses  - resources relating the the design, pedagogy, and blended learning aspects of MOOCs in particular.  
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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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Teacher Experiences and Academic Identity - The Missing Components of the MOOC Pedagogy

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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.  

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Opinion: the professor-less university

Opinion: the professor-less university | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Two radically contrasting emerging models of higher education in the US offer academics a very different deal, says Steven Ward
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Next wave of results of MOOCs - what can of worms have we opened? Not convinced by this over here in UK. Not in my institution anyway. Adapt or die.
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Moocs are free – but for how much longer?

Moocs are free – but for how much longer? | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Monetising career development courses could be the next step for the university, says Stanford professor
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Business models at the heart of this.  I'm not sure if this is the way to go.  Maybe there is time yet to come up with a sustainable business model.  See 'The Curve', Nicholas Lovell.  

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UK MOOCs Timeline

UK MOOCs Timeline | MOOCs | Scoop.it
An open timeline showing UK MOOC emergence and growth
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Brilliant UK MOOCs timeline - from Uni of Edinburgh (Prof Sian Bayne) 

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MOOCs: Too Much Hype or Not Enough? - Pearson Research & Innovation Network

MOOCs: Too Much Hype or Not Enough? - Pearson Research & Innovation Network | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Are MOOCs over-hyped and dying?
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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.  

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Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Via Susan Bainbridge
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Pick and mix approach instead of full degree programmes.  MIT are considering this but what about employers?  

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NOU 2014: 5 - regjeringen.no

NOU 2014: 5 - regjeringen.no | MOOCs | Scoop.it
NOU 2014: 5MOOC til NorgeNye digitale læringsformer i høyere utdanningInnstilling fra utvalg oppnevnt ved kongelig resolusjon 21. juni 2013.Avgitt til Kunnskapsdepartementet 16. juni 2014.Dokumentet i pdf-format (4...
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Massive report from Norway covering many aspects of MOOCs. Includes quality assurance
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Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care

Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Interesting departure from using a regular platform to using an eportfolio system
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MOOC study creates new "taxonomy of engagement"

MOOC study creates new "taxonomy of engagement" | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Via Sukaina Walji
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No longer 'Lurkers' but ' bystanders' 300,000 participants but how does this research impact on on campus students? 

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Kevin Williams's curator insight, July 8, 3:29 AM

two bingo words in one title: 'taxonomy' (empirical level descriptors which end up being used as causal theories) and 'engagement' which has become a proxy for whatever's needed.  Cynicism alert.

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No longer 'lurkers' but 'bystanders' 

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, July 12, 6:53 AM

A new taxonomy of engagement for MOOC students:

Bystanders

Collectors

Viewers

Solvers

All-rounders

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elearnspace › Something weird is happening at Coursera

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No explanation but I suspect more will be revealed later
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Casualties of the digital revolution - news - TES

Casualties of the digital revolution - news - TES | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Online courses could exacerbate attainment gap, report warns
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Need to careful in the rush to put everything online - someone needs to think of the differences in learning.
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MOOCs Won’t Replace Business Schools — They’ll Diversify Them

MOOCs Won’t Replace Business Schools — They’ll Diversify Them | MOOCs | Scoop.it
New data from Wharton suggests MOOCs are helping business schools reach new audiences.
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data from Penn State with models of engagement. 

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Sentiment analysis in MOOC Discussion Forums

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Using sentiment analysis as a measure of success of a MOOC, not drop-out rates. 

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EduGeek Journal » Symphony or Cacophony? Cracking the Code of Tool Selection in MOOCs

EduGeek Journal » Symphony or Cacophony? Cracking the Code of Tool Selection in MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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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.
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A glossary of common MOOC terms

A glossary of common MOOC terms | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Glossary of Terms Relevant to the MOOC Revolution:

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


Via Lucas Gruez
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Great article covering range of popular terms etc.  

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drsmetty's curator insight, August 23, 9:52 AM

Always handy.

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Moocs, and the man leading the UK's charge

Moocs, and the man leading the UK's charge | MOOCs | Scoop.it
“Simon Nelson is head of FutureLearn, the OU's venture into Moocs – massive open online courses that some have claimed will revolutionise higher education”http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc
Via Lucas Gruez
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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.
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Class Central

Class Central | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Class Central is a free online course aka MOOC aggregator from top universites like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc. offered via Coursera, Udacity, edX, & others
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Lists and reports on MOOCs - even allows you to create your own class lists

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MOOCs Are Dead! Long Live The MOOC! - Pearson Research & Innovation Network

MOOCs Are Dead! Long Live The MOOC! - Pearson Research & Innovation Network | MOOCs | Scoop.it
5 lessons for all education learned from MOOCs.
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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) 

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Are MOOCs impacting on-campus students? Jul. 2014

Are MOOCs impacting on-campus students? Jul. 2014 | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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My dissertation for my MSc E-Learning (Digital Education) I learnt so much about MOOCs from such an early time in their development.  Be nice, hope that there is something of interest there.  

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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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College Presidents: Hybrid Will Have Bigger Impact than MOOCs -- Campus Technology

College Presidents: Hybrid Will Have Bigger Impact than MOOCs -- Campus Technology | MOOCs | Scoop.it
While college presidents are skeptical about massive open online courses (MOOCs), they see plenty of potential "positive impact" with hybrid courses that blend face-to-face and online learning as well as adaptive learning that uses technology to modify lessons based on the progress shown by students.
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Report on responses from survey - MOOCs out of favour but hybrid (blended) learning in 

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Reputations at risk as platforms fail to screen Moocs

Reputations at risk as platforms fail to screen Moocs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Poor-quality courses on platforms such as Coursera, edX and Udacity could cause reputational damage to universities, says Oxford expert
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#whoknew quality processes should be at the heart if curriculum design including MOOCs, just like it is for on campus provision
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New Coursera chief stresses the ‘wow’ factor of huge audience for free online courses

New Coursera chief stresses the ‘wow’ factor of huge audience for free online courses | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Richard C. Levin says massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will expand reach of universities.
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MOOCs not expected to make a profit for sometime http://m.washingtonpost.com/local/education/new-coursera-chief-stresses-the-wow-factor-of-huge-audience-for-free-online-courses/2014/06/23/bf27a1fe-fad4-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_story.html #coursera #lewin
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One semester in, students satisfied with unfinished Georgia Tech online degree program @insidehighered

One semester in, students satisfied with unfinished Georgia Tech online degree program @insidehighered | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Report on the outcomes of the first semester of the Computer Science Masters from Georgia Tech - happy so far

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