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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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A Quick Guide To The History Of MOOCs - Edudemic

A Quick Guide To The History Of MOOCs - Edudemic | MOOCs | Scoop.it

So what is a MOOC? What's the history of MOOCs? How are they growing? What are some significant events in the world of MOOCs?

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Intro to MOOCs

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So what is a MOOC? What's the history of MOOCs? How are they growing? What are some significant events in the world of MOOCs?

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If you want to make it with Moocs, you must stand out from the crowd - Times Higher Education

If you want to make it with Moocs, you must stand out from the crowd - Times Higher Education | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Times Higher Education If you want to make it with Moocs, you must stand out from the crowd Times Higher Education Jeff Haywood, vice-principal for knowledge management and chief information officer at the University of Edinburgh - the first UK...

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Commentary from mEdinburgh on Futurelearn needing to be different;

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Reuse is Key to Positive MOOC and OER Impact | Classroom Aid

RT @rayschroeder: Early MOOCs were both Open access and Open resources - not so far with the newer MOOCs http://t.co/2nNrFrlz #edtech #elearning

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Very thorough review of open access and OERS

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MOOC – A solution to Higher Education and Future Learning?

MOOC – A solution to Higher Education and Future Learning? | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Is MOOC the solution to future learning, especially online education and learning in Higher Education? Our past experience with MOOC has interesting results. There are huge potential in its use, ...

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A look at Connectivism, Constructivist, behaviourist approaches and asks questions over pedagogy

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My first MOOC: Not so hot

MOOCs are hot, the latest educational technology trend to capture people’s imagination and energy. I decided to get a personal MOOC experience by enrolling in Designing a New Learning Environment, offered by Paul Kim, CTO and Assistant Dean of the Stanford University School of Education. Overall, I was sorely disappointed.

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Comments on expereince in MOOC run by Stanford by an ex student of Stanford and was found wanting. 

Lots of comments explaining what they thought etc 

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Futurelearn -a UK entry into the universe of MOOCs - Changing ...

Futurelearn -a UK entry into the universe of MOOCs - Changing ... | MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOCs such as edX, Coursera, and Udacity have obviously caught the attention of the higher education world, In large part, the excitement has been generated by the participation in these ventures of many of the 800 pound ...
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Response to Futurelearn announcement 

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What 4,500 Professors and Administrators Think About Online Learning

What 4,500 Professors and Administrators Think About Online Learning | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Three important takeaways about the current state of this growing trend.
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Survey of US adminstrators re online learning

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U.K. Universities Forge Open Online Courses Alliance: FutureLearn Consortium Will Offer Uni-Branded MOOCs Starting Next Year | TechCrunch

U.K. Universities Forge Open Online Courses Alliance: FutureLearn Consortium Will Offer Uni-Branded MOOCs Starting Next Year | TechCrunch | MOOCs | Scoop.it

A group of U.K. universities are pooling their resources to get into the brave new world of MOOCs. What are MOOCs? The short answer is 'massive open online courses' -- typically free, online and open to anyone who wants to participate.

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Futurelearn news 

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MOOCs are Coming to Britain - Technorati

MOOCs are Coming to Britain - Technorati | MOOCs | Scoop.it

TechnoratiMOOCs are Coming to BritainTechnoratimoocs I'm a big fan of MOOCs, and have taken several Coursera courses already.

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Futurelearn news, includes Willetts quote

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A reflection of MOOCs | Learner Weblog

A reflection of MOOCs | Learner Weblog | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Would MOOC transform higher education? Some say yes, others still hesitate…. Do we need more or less universities? Most would say yes, more please, but the reality is, may be less, because of MOOCs. What does a MOOC ...
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The Cost of Higher Education: Online Schools vs. Traditional Schools | CompareTopSchools.com

The Cost of Higher Education: Online Schools vs. Traditional Schools | CompareTopSchools.com | MOOCs | Scoop.it

The Cost of Higher Education: Online Schools vs. Traditional Schools

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costs and values of online education.  I had no idea that there was ever a question that an online degree was not equivalent to a on campus equivalent.  In the UK we have QAA standards to adhere to and a expectation that the online version is an equitable experience.

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MOOCs – Changing the Face of E-Learning - Open Creative Communications

MOOCs – Changing the Face of E-Learning - Open Creative Communications | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Comments on nhow MOOCs will change HE including classrooms of the future.  Short piece.

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MOOCs in perspective » Pharyngula

MOOCs in perspective » Pharyngula | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Blog post with interesting comments re experiences of MOOCs - very useful

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This article links to http://scientopia.org/blogs/scicurious/2013/01/02/on-the-matter-of-moocs/ which has the comments from MOOC participants in addition to the comments from a participant on a MOOC.  Very useful. 

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MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles

MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Why most of what currently excites the ed-tech world is hot air: MOOCs, Learning Analytics and Open Education Resources, amongst other fads. I already know what my new year’s resolution will be. As...

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Commentary re the hype around MOOCs - if nothing else, it provides a link to this excellent post from Audrey Waters http://hackeducation.com/2012/12/03/top-ed-tech-trends-of-2012-moocs/


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Pushing MOOCs the Last Mile (SSIR)

Pushing MOOCs the Last Mile (SSIR) | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Online education is already changing the way people learn all over the world, but is it reaching the populations that can benefit most?

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outreach of MOOCs

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Universities: advent of MOOCs will not signal change to the way traditional degree courses are taught, says expert

A new initiative that will provide students with free access to online courses run by some UK universities will not displace the traditional mechanism for delivering degrees, an expert has said.

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Reflection on Futurelearn announcement

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Jump Off the Coursera Bandwagon - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Jump Off the Coursera Bandwagon - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs | Scoop.it

The start-up company is capitalizing on a lemming-like rush among elite colleges, but all it offers is the massification of education.

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He has a point, drill'em and grill 'em approach from Coursera and XMOOC providers is not how we should be teaching but we are tempted by the big names.  I see this as the beginning of developing our models of online learning

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Clay Shirky is our MP3 » FOLLOWERS OF THE APOCALYPSE

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Rant arguing against MP3 Napster moment

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The Scoop on MOOCs | HASTAC

The Scoop on MOOCs | HASTAC | MOOCs | Scoop.it

HASTAC's very useful resource on MOOCs: The Scoop on MOOCs | http://t.co/hSSyjyZi

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links to other MOOCs blog posts from Hastac

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Enhance Your Brand with MOOCs | Personal Branding Blog - Dan ...

Enhance Your Brand with MOOCs | Personal Branding Blog - Dan ... | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Have you ever wished you had gone to Harvard? Well now you can – by taking a MOOC! MOOC stands for “Massive Open Online Course” and Harvard has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create ...

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Using MOOCs to your advantage

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Whither MOOCs in 2013? « Educational Technology and Change ...

Whither MOOCs in 2013? « Educational Technology and Change ... | MOOCs | Scoop.it

By Jim Shimabukuro Editor In 2013, after the hype has settled and the glitter has dulled, we'll have a clearer understanding of MOOCs and what they mean for higher ed. As 2012 comes to a close, we're beginning to see ...

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Commentary with links to articles on MOOCs use of

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John Hennessy: Virtually it's our best shot

John Hennessy: Virtually it's our best shot | MOOCs | Scoop.it

E-learning allows universities to reach more people, to improve their teaching and, potentially, to keep costs down. It also offers a way forward for the Western academy, argues John Hennessy

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commentary - MOOCs are keeping costs down

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5 Ways Technology Will Impact Higher Ed in 2013 - Forbes

5 Ways Technology Will Impact Higher Ed in 2013 - Forbes | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Guest post authored by Chris Proulx, President & CEO of eCornell 2012 was a transformative year in education.   Between the introduction of the MOOC (the ‘Massive Open Online Course’), and the explosive growth in the number of online offerings, all...

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General comments on intro

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