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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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Jisc welcomes the launch of Futurelearn : JISC

Jisc welcomes the launch of Futurelearn : JISC | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Jisc welcomes the announcement by the Open University today to bring together a range of free, open, online courses from leading UK universities through MOOCs (massively open online courses).
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Link to INtroductory post about MOOCs and their benefits

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MOOCs and calculus « mathbabe

MOOCs and calculus « mathbabe | MOOCs | Scoop.it
I've really enjoyed the discussion on my post from yesterday about MOOCs and how I predict they are going to affect the education world. I could be wrong, of course, but I think this stuff is super interesting to think about.
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Highlights how regular standard math teaching could give way to subscribing to MOOC calculus.  Needs to mention more about the discussion and social elements of teaching that allow the learning to take place.  

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Online Education: Nonprofits Fight Back? [infographic]

Online Education: Nonprofits Fight Back? [infographic] | MOOCs | Scoop.it
If we want to understand how we might incorporate community engagement into online learning, then it is probably wise to try to gain a better understanding of who online students are. We know that ...
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UK universities in online launch

UK universities in online launch | MOOCs | Scoop.it
A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
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Futurelearn press

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CourseBuffet : Find and compare free online courses from Coursera, Udacity, edX and more

CourseBuffet : Find and compare free online courses from Coursera, Udacity, edX and more | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Easily find, compare, and save courses from leading platforms Coursera, edX, Udacity, Venture Labs, Saylor, OpenLearning and universities Stanford, Harvard, MIT, University of Michigan, IIT Delhi and more.
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Three Kinds of MOOCs « Lisa's (Online) Teaching Blog

Three Kinds of MOOCs « Lisa's (Online) Teaching Blog | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Three Kinds of MOOCs By Lisa, on August 15th, 2012 We are so into MOOCs now that it’s too much for me. Gotta apply Ockham’s Razor 2.0 to this stuff. Gracias a Jose Luis Castillo


Via Jose Luis Redondo
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Personally, I don't think it matters that there is 3 types or not.  I think we need to look at what works and provide an adapted version.  Very short post but gives a 'MOOC triad'.

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Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Several high-profile tech companies have already signed up for Coursera's new employee-matching service. Udacity offers a similar service.

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Looking for business models.  This wouldn't probably be OK in the UK, mainly because of cultural differences and expectations of what can and cannot be done with our data. 

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oldsmooc

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JISC funded OLDS MOOC site - Learning Design for 21st Century

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OLDS MOOC web site (Google site)

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MOOCs, Public Policy and Historical Ignorance

MOOCs, Public Policy and Historical Ignorance | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The due course of education in America is linked to public policy. This has existed on the state and federal level for over 100 years (well over); however, it is only in the last 30+ that there has...
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Bringing the history of education in the US into the discussion on MOOCs. More of a POV rather than a commentary on the state of education in relation to opening up of online learning.  I don't think that pedagogy has been ignored, or the history, I think that they have built on that and the idea that massive amounts of students can be taught without considering the pedagogy and existing practice is silly. 

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A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Rather over zealously strung with links referring to many articles relating to MOOCs.  Need to find a quiet space and lots of time to get your head around this one.  Mainly refers to cMOOC 

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What is a MOOC?

Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier Video by Neal Gillis Researchers: Dave Cormier Alexander McAuley George Siemens Bonnie Stewart Created through funding r...
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2012 ‘THE YEAR OF THE MOOC’: THE EVOLUTION OF eLEARNING – INFOGRAPHIC - Open Creative Communications

2012 ‘THE YEAR OF THE MOOC’: THE EVOLUTION OF eLEARNING – INFOGRAPHIC - Open Creative Communications | MOOCs | Scoop.it

2012 ‘THE YEAR OF THE MOOC’: THE EVOLUTION OF eLEARNING – INFOGRAPHIC

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Informatics Professor: If MOOCs Are the Answer, What is the Question?

Informatics Professor: If MOOCs Are the Answer, What is the Question? | MOOCs | Scoop.it
I have written about massive open online courses (MOOCs) before, once wondering whether disruptive innovation was finally coming to higher education and then further noting that a colleague was creating a MOOC from the ...
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Interesting to note that this academic sees the value and considers the ECTS as a means of standardising the credits so that they can be measured or equated with other HEIs using the same system. I didn't take on board how different the US model is compared to ours. 

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MOOCs: Lessons from the front lines

MOOCs: Lessons from the front lines | MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOCs: Lessons from the front lines. Rice University's first “massive open online course,” or MOOC — an eight-week computer programming class on the website Coursera — drew more than 80,000 registered students and ...
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Scott Rixner comments on design, lessons learnt and future plans. Also feedback from learners (not his own on campus students) 

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Times Higher Education - Open University launches British Mooc platform to rival US providers

A UK-based platform for massive open online courses (Moocs) to rival established providers in the US has been launched by The Open University.

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Futurelearn announcement 

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Times Higher Education - Virtual rise shrinks value of campus in US minds

The value of a traditional, campus-based degree is being eroded by rising confidence in online courses, a US survey has revealed.

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Online education gains credibility in US

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New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs | Scoop.it
What's your course really worth to students? A new online platform lets professors determine what services to offer and how much to charge.
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Not strictly MOOCs - they are not massive.  Distance learning providers creating course platforms for use by anyone.  Straighterline and Professor Direct

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Harvard and M.I.T. Offer Free Online Courses

Harvard and M.I.T. Offer Free Online Courses | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The universities announced a new nonprofit partnership, known as edX, that will offer vast new learning opportunities for students around the world.
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Huge investment into courses.
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The future of MOOCs

The future of MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. Despite their pedagogical fla...

Via Doug Ward
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Predictions of what MOOCs will become (and some have happened already)

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Coursera

Coursera | MOOCs | Scoop.it
We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
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elearn Magazine: MOOCs R Us

elearn Magazine: MOOCs R Us | MOOCs | Scoop.it

elearn...applying Bloom to MOOC ref to the fact that most lectures are at the bottom of the taxonomy - no systhesis, evaluating etc happens

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mentions lectures on campus being LOTS from Blooms and not HOTS.  General discussion on MOOCs

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Open Learning Design Studio (OLDS) - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) : JISC

Open Learning Design Studio (OLDS) - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) : JISC | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The project will design, deliver and evaluate an 8-10 week Open Learning Design Studio MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) focusing on the theme of curriculum design with OERs, to be held in early 2013.
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OLDS MOOC descriptor page

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MOOC - Google+

MOOC - Google+ | MOOCs | Scoop.it

There is a lively Google+ community about MOOCs (think you need a Google account to access) 

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Lively Google Community on MOOCs 

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) | EDUCAUSE.edu | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Pulling together of literature on MOOCs

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This is a collection of resources from Educause all about MOOCs.  You can also subscribe to this via RSS which is quite handy. 

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