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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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Sir John Daniel 'Making Sense of MOOCs'

Finding your way through the maze, excellent resource

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One of the best papers on the emergence of MOOCs, their background and future directions.  Inspiring. 

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MOOCs and Other New Realities for Higher Ed – Research – Herman Miller

MOOCs and Other New Realities for Higher Ed – Research – Herman Miller | MOOCs | Scoop.it
MT @sternassociates: In its latest study, @HermanMillerEDU reveals the new learning culture – http://t.co/GGoDJgdF...
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paper by herman Miller talking about 'what will be' for MOOCS and the US HE.  http://www.hermanmiller.com/content/dam/hermanmiller/documents/research_topics/Outlook_for_Learning.pdf


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The Massive Problem That MOOCs May Help Clear Up

The Massive Problem That MOOCs May Help Clear Up | MOOCs | Scoop.it
There are millions of working Americans who started college but didn't complete their bachelor's degree. After leaving, many took jobs in which they've succeeded, but now they can't move higher up the ladder.
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Commentary on how MOOCs can support learning in the workplace and those who cannot access traditional classes due to other commitments.

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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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Rodriguez, 2011 Overview of AI MOOC and Stanford courses.  One of the original a few, research papers. 

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Tributaries » Blog Archive » Degrees of Openness?

Tributaries » Blog Archive » Degrees of Openness? | MOOCs | Scoop.it

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Clay Shirky Keynote commentary on the openess in Open 

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How Course Instructors can Improve Student Engagement with Learning Analytics

How Course Instructors can Improve Student Engagement with Learning Analytics | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Online learning is dynamic, active, at times disorganized, yet with the effective use of tools, instructors can adapt and adjust instruction to create a rich learning experience. This is part two i...

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General discussion on the potential use of data for developing online learning.  Uses MOODLER reports here. 

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Committee proposes online courses - Yale Daily News (blog)

Committee proposes online coursesYale Daily News (blog)Recently, MOOCs have gained attention as an effective way to share university resources on a large scale.

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Yale (who have had online courses since 2006) are going to offer course credits to their students for their courses.  Although the students said they would prefer to have a face to face class than just online. 

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CourseTalk - Find and review the best MOOCs.

CourseTalk - Find and review the best MOOCs. | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Share your experiences with MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and discover new courses you'll love. (RT @willrich45: Rate Your MOOCs Here! Rate 'em While They're Hot!

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Lists all MOOCs and provides forums for feedback. Like course evaluations but everyone can see them,

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The rapid rise of MOOCs shakes up the debate on online education

The rapid rise of MOOCs shakes up the debate on online education | MOOCs | Scoop.it

RT @dawblack: The rapid rise of MOOCs shakes up the debate on online education http://t.co/Xt09Z6h5 via @zite...

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Spanish insight into the MOOCs - commentary on how the US model may not be appropriate for Europe and needs to be adapted.  Seen as a threat. 

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Tributaries » Blog Archive » Money from MOOCs

Tributaries » Blog Archive » Money from MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it

a billboard reading "Do less. Earn more." A colleague sent me a very interesting article. (Thanks, Bruce.) “Coursera will profit from 'Free' courses“ its title declares. That's not entirely new news. I noted some time ago that a ...

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Short article mentions fremium to premium approach based on LOTS and HOTS re Blooms taxonomy

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Building Democratic Learning

Building Democratic Learning | MOOCs | Scoop.it

The Limits of MOOCs I’ve been following a discussion thread about MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) on the ALT list and wrote this about the Limits of MOOCs, something that I think we are t...

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Regular updates on this article.  Intro to MOOCs and explanation of different types. 

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Some thoughts about MOOCs… | Lakeland Learning Technologies

Some thoughts about MOOCs… | Lakeland Learning Technologies | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Until now, I have been hesitant to share my thoughts regarding MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) – arguably the hottest topic in EdTech since EdX, and Coursera began offering “the worlds best courses online for free”.

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Links to video of UoWisconsin Flexible teaching degree. Starts inn Autumn 2013 and looks really interesting.  Designed to fit around working adults, it is not confined to the academic year, you take the classes you need to take (take an assessment straight away if you have prior knowledge) you can choose as much as you need - using MOOCs and OERs.  Will be interested to see how this works out.  Its available in a variety of discipline areas.  


Links to a video summarising the programme

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Gates backs online universities

Gates backs online universities | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Online courses provided by some of the world's top universities are going to be used by students at local community colleges, in a project funded by the Gates Foundation.

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EDx discussion - intro to MOOCs with methods for assessment discussed

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7 Things you should know about MOOCs

7 Things you should know about MOOCs - from Educause

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Intro to MOOCs very clearly laid out - what they are, who is involved, where are they going etc

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For a critique of MOOCs/whatever and the restructuring of the University | Richard Hall's Space

RT @MathieuRouault: For a critique of #MOOCs/whatever and the restructuring of the University - http://t.co/Pr1sU6AM Excellent post by @HallyMk1...
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Long narrative looking the politics behind HE and blocks, etc.  Future models and discussion over historical context

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Assessing Campus MOOCs - Elearning!

Assessing Campus MOOCs - Elearning! | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Two new projects are examining the value of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in American institutions of higher learning.
One is a new agreement...
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Monitoring the impact of MOOCs on blended learning with on campus students.  Bill and Melinda Gates foundation providing $1.4 million into research. 

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At Educause, a discussion about OER | Inside Higher Ed

At Educause, a discussion about OER | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Interesting article noting that the 'open' in MOOCs is actually just free and not open in the sense of able to reuse etc

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» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky

Really good article explaining MOOCs and uses comparisons of Music industry. Also talks of what's really going on with HE and when complaints are made of the MOOC model, what that really means

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Infamous blog post on Napster moment in MOOCs.  Oft quoted, its worth reading the whole post.

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All about MOOCs | University Affairs

All about MOOCs | University Affairs | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Whether you see them as a catalyst for change or mostly as hype, MOOCs are fundamentally different from other forays into open online learning.

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Excellent article written by a journalist who is doing a Poetry MOOC. She also provides a link to a podcast discussing the article. 

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Why are UK universities are wary of getting on board the MOOC train?

Why are UK universities are wary of getting on board the MOOC train? | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Moocs – massive online open courses – have taken off in America. Why are UK universities holding back?

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Guardian piece about Britains reluctance to join in with MOOCs - at the time Futurelearn had not been announced.  Mentions investors wanting something bit to invest in. 

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Their Drawbacks

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Their Drawbacks | MOOCs | Scoop.it

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are spreading, and I think it's a great thing for education. One of my students took a stanford class in probability in his spare time. For lots of kinds of learning, this is the way to go, the ...

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Interesting comments about drop out rate - seen as a positive sign of engagement - give it a go type mentality, which is postive. 

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To MOOC or Not to MOOC? - Inside Higher Ed

To MOOC or Not to MOOC? - Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it

College ClassesTo MOOC or Not to MOOC?Inside Higher EdIt seems at present that nearly every American college and university is wrestling with the question of whether to offer MOOCs (massive open online courses).

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Short essay discussing the value of collaboration on a massive scale for liberal arts colleges in the US.  Many of which it seems, have been working in a collaborative way using tech for many years. 

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MOOCs? Distance learning? Technology's impact on higher education - WBEZ (blog)

MOOCs? Distance learning? Technology's impact on higher education - WBEZ (blog) | MOOCs | Scoop.it

WBEZ (blog)MOOCs? Distance learning? Technology's impact on higher educationWBEZ (blog)This past summer I traveled to South Africa to lecture at a number of private and state universities.

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Suggestion that there could be a reduction in the length of time a degree will take, from 4 to 3 with one year virtual online year. 

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Are MOOCs the next game-changer in higher education?

Are MOOCs the next game-changer in higher education? | MOOCs | Scoop.it

If the world of higher education is moving faster and inexorably toward primarily a web-based curriculum, what's the role of a bricks-and-mortar campus?

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Commentary on the impact of MOOCs for campus students - some course  offer MOOC courses and then the final credits are taken on campus.  Big questions about what does a University degree mean and what will employers accept. 

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8 questions MOOCs face in 2013

8 questions MOOCs face in 2013 | MOOCs | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

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Looks at the obvious questions re MOOCs - commentary and posing questions rather than giving answers. Written at the end of 2012 so not much evidence available.

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