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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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Supporting eLearners - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

Supporting eLearners - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The Canvas Network offers free online courses and classes from the world's leading universities. Find a MOOC and enroll now to get started on your new journey!
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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) 

 

 

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The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Why competency-based education matters.
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Interesting piece - worth a read

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Rationale for UCLeXtend; opening up UCL Moodle | UCL E-Learning Environments team blog

Rationale for UCLeXtend; opening up UCL Moodle | UCL E-Learning Environments team blog | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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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.  

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Arthur Correia's curator insight, October 1, 5:31 PM

Another type of approach, not necessarily for free but a new welcome path in the e-learning revolution. The more alternatives provided by the e-learning agents the better. Everyone gains from this. I don't think this has to be a way against MOOCs. There's plenty of space in the online Academia world !

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Addressing the challenges of a new digital technologies curriculum: MOOCs as a scalable solution for teacher professional development | Vivian | Research in Learning Technology

Addressing the challenges of a new digital technologies curriculum: MOOCs as a scalable solution for teacher professional development | Vivian | Research in Learning Technology | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Addressing the challenges of a new digital technologies curriculum: MOOCs as a scalable solution for teacher professional development
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MOOCs have increasingly been moving towards professional development.  How long before they become part of the offering of our staff development centres in institutions? 

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MOOCs and On-Campus Learning | Open UBC Week

MOOCs and On-Campus Learning | Open UBC Week | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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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. 

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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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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
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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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EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption

EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption | MOOCs | Scoop.it
While his company utilizes MOOCs as an open resource, Karl Mehta says its platform doesn't require institutions to give up intellectual property and students to third parties.
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Another direction in open education that can take the MOOCs to a different direction. Keep an eye on this one.
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MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over

MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over | MOOCs | Scoop.it
But it’s time for the primary players to assess their role in the academic ecosystem.
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Continuing the debate over the value of MOOCs 

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Portland Community College and D2L Tackle Web Accessibility Challenges with Free MOOC for Online Educators

Portland Community College and D2L Tackle Web Accessibility Challenges with Free MOOC for Online Educators | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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.
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Desire2Learn have developed an accessibility mooc - something that everyone could benefit from (all students) 

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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 Dr. 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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