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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 – Mistaking brand for quality? - University World News

MOOCs – Mistaking brand for quality? - University World News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOCs – Mistaking brand for quality? University World News In 2012 MOOCs were the sensation of the year in US higher education, and they continue to fascinate the media and bloggers.
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Essay says faculty involved in MOOCs may be making rope for professional hangings | Inside Higher Ed

Essay says faculty involved in MOOCs may be making rope for professional hangings | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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If We Profs Don't Reform Higher Ed, We'll Be Re-Formed (and we won't like it) | HASTAC

If We Profs Don't Reform Higher Ed, We'll Be Re-Formed (and we won't like it) | HASTAC | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Superb article, really interesting. Think every teacher should read this.
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Foreign universities consider how best to enter the MOOC market | Inside Higher Ed

Foreign universities consider how best to enter the MOOC market | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Student Engagement in the Online Classroom - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Student Engagement in the Online Classroom - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs | Scoop.it
A veteran online instructor offers tips for keeping students interested and active.
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The Massive Effect of MOOCs on Higher Education

The Massive Effect of MOOCs on Higher Education | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Online learning technologies are rapidly reshaping the future. Schools can ensure such tools work for them, not against them.
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Yale takes time to reflect, evaluate before jumping into MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Yale takes time to reflect, evaluate before jumping into MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Udacity to announce partnership with San Jose State University, will trial for-credit online classes

Udacity to announce partnership with San Jose State University, will trial for-credit online classes | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Working alongside college professors at San Jose State, online course start-up Udacity will launch a pilot program for remedial and college-level
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Essay on a contradiction facing MOOCs and their university sponsors | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on a contradiction facing MOOCs and their university sponsors | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities? - Forbes

Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities? - Forbes | MOOCs | Scoop.it
By Tom Katsouleas,  Dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineering’s Advisory Committee on Engineering Grand Challenges for the 21st Century.
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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Research paper Kop, refers to the differences between distance learning and cloud based learning.  More about PLENK 2011.  

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Feels like we only go backwards – The need for a new pedagogy in HE #1 | Peter Bryant

Feels like we only go backwards – The need for a new pedagogy in HE #1 | Peter Bryant | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course | Inside Higher Ed

Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Maybe it was inevitable that one of the new massive open online courses would crash. After all, MOOCs are being launched with considerable speed, not to mention hype. But MOOC advocates might have preferred the collapse of a course other than the one that was suspended this weekend, one week into instruction: "Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application."

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I feel very sorry for the academic involved in this and think that we can all learn a lesson or two from this...

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Times Higher Education - Coursera founder: Mooc credits aren't the real deal

Times Higher Education - Coursera founder: Mooc credits aren't the real deal | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Free online course providers pair up with credit-bearing exams | Inside Higher Ed

Free online course providers pair up with credit-bearing exams | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Free online courses don’t lead to college credit, at least not directly. But students can use free course content from providers like the Saylor Foundation and Education Portal to study for “challenge exams,” which may be the fastest and most inexpensive way to earn credits.

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Georgia State to give credit for MOOCs

Georgia State to give credit for MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Georgia State University plans to give students credit for taking free online courses that are taught by other colleges.
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Experiences from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and how the MOOC could potentially increase diversity, social inclusion & learner engagement

Experiences from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and how the MOOC could potentially increase diversity, social inclusion & learner engagement | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Really interesting and well informed piece. Background There is currently much interest and excitement at the emergence of an educational approach commonly termed the ‘Massive Open Online Course’ or MOOC. These MOOCs are truly global in thei...
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Of MOOCs and SOOCs | University of Greenwich Vice-Chancellor

Of MOOCs and SOOCs | University of Greenwich Vice-Chancellor | MOOCs | Scoop.it

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Peter Bryant's curator insight, January 14, 2013 10:16 AM

The VC of Greenwich weighs into the MOOC debate

Simon Walker's curator insight, January 16, 2013 7:08 PM

wait and see is not a bad policy. We will learn from this OLDS MOOC experiment.