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Ben Wildavsky: "Making up Our Minds on MOOCs"

Ben Wildavsky: "Making up Our Minds on MOOCs" | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

Triumphalists and naysayers alike should be humble in the face of rapid educational change. As a cautious optimist about their future, I wouldn’t be in the least concerned if MOOCs didn’t pan out, so long as they morphed into, or were overtaken by, some new, improved, pedagogically superior educational technology. We just don’t know. It’s far too soon to declare that MOOCs will conquer the earth – or that they will die a slow, ignoble death.


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MOOC triumpalists and naysayers could both be right...

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Coursera & University of Illinois launch fully accredited iMBA Program

Coursera & University of Illinois launch fully accredited iMBA Program | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

"About the iMBA program

Executive leadership skills and an accredited degree in an affordable online package.

Coursera and the University of Illinois bring you a rigorous business degree that’s accessible to anyone. Start with 6 Coursera Specializations in topics like management, finance, and marketing. When you’re ready, apply for admission and enhance your skills with 6 for-credit online MBA course sequences led by top professors and industry experts. You’ll finish with a fully-accredited Masters in Business Administration, for a fraction of the traditional cost.

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Interesting move. Is this a game changer for the MBA market?

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Higher education: Creative destruction

Higher education: Creative destruction | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

Reinventing an ancient institution will not be easy. But it does promise better education for many more people. Rarely have need and opportunity so neatly come together.


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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Bald predictions about the impact of MOOCs (without any concrete evidence):
"(…) universities’ revenues would fall by more than half, employment in the industry would drop by nearly 30% and more than 700 institutions would shut their doors."
"Many towns and cities rely on universities. In some ways MOOCs will reinforce inequality both among students (the talented will be much more comfortable than the weaker outside the structured university environment) and among teachers (superstar lecturers will earn a fortune, to the fury of their less charismatic colleagues)."
Not very convincing, but it does raise the question what policies governments should adopt if Higher Education is in some way disrupted by online education.
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ASU Is No Longer Using Khan Academy In Developmental Math Program -

ASU Is No Longer Using Khan Academy In Developmental Math Program - | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (333) In these two episodes of e-Literate TV, we shared how Arizona State University (ASU) started using Khan Academy as the software platform for a redesigned developmental math course[1] (MAT 110). The program was designed in Summer … Continue reading →
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University of Phoenix to increase admissions requirements, close campuses

University of Phoenix to increase admissions requirements, close campuses | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
The Apollo Education Group-owned, for-profit college system expects to reduce its enrollment to 150,000 by 2016 with proposed changes.
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Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Student Diversity

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Student Diversity | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

Over the next few days, I’ll release a series of short post on seven general themes from MOOC research that could inform the design of large-scale learning environments in the years ahead...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Nu in Transfer: de opkomst van online masters — De Nuffic

Nu in Transfer: de opkomst van online masters — De Nuffic | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Online heeft de toekomst, ook in internationalisering. Daarom in de nieuwe Transfer ruim aandacht voor digitale masters, videoconferencing en andere vormen van online samenwerking. Plus: een uitgebreid interview met “mister internationalisation” Hans de Wit.

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MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning & Leadership

MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning & Leadership | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Last month my colleagues and I completed a pilot of what well may be the most interesting project of my life. It was the pilot of a new type of MOOC that pushes the MOOC design envelope by blending a globally transformative platform with an eco-system of deep personal, locally grounded learning communities.

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The (Accidental) Power of MOOCs

The (Accidental) Power of MOOCs | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses looked like they were on their way out—and then researchers discovered something curious about who’s participating...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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ed alvarado's comment, July 4, 12:33 AM
Brilliant!
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Edtech and the (Persisting) Motivation Gap

Edtech and the (Persisting) Motivation Gap | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Khan Academy’s announcement last week that they had launched their new SAT Prep program in partnership with the College Board was seen by the media as a watershed moment in the history of test prep. It’s obviously a big deal: The official maker of the exam has partnered with an education organizati

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Learning Networks, Not Teaching Machines

Learning Networks, Not Teaching Machines | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
The History of the Future of Education Technology
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Great read. I can't wait for Audrey Waters Book 'Teaching Machines'. 

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With SPOCs, HarvardX tries making MOOCs smaller | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2015

With SPOCs, HarvardX tries making MOOCs smaller | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2015 | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

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Interesting read about Harvard's experiences with different educational & business models for open & online education

 

great final quote: “We’re like Columbus or Vasco de Gama,” Regina Herzlinger reflects. “We’re just starting to learn how to make this effective.”

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MOOCs as granular systems: design patterns to foster participant activity

MOOCs as granular systems: design patterns to foster participant activity | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

MOOCs often suffer from high drop-out and low completion rates. At the beginning of the course, the audience is indeed “massive”; thousands of people wait for the course to begin, but in the end only a low number of participants stay active and complete the course.

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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MOOC Provider Pledges 'Open' License Option

...In a statement announcing the venture, Creative Commons officials urged other MOOC providers (a number of whom have not yet responded to EdWeek requests for comment) to "follow edX's lead and offer the CC license suite for their authors and academic partners.

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MIT and German research on the [appalling] use of video in xMOOCs | Tony Bates

MIT and German research on the [appalling] use of video in xMOOCs | Tony Bates | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

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Why the open source business model is a failure

Why the open source business model is a failure | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Most open source companies can't thrive by selling maintenance and support subscriptions. But the cloud may be the key to revenue generation.

Via Robert Schuwer
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Mmmmm, fits nicely with the point of view of a Venture Capitalist, looking to max his ROI. Don't think this argument is valid for publicly funded HE institutions. It does give food for thought though: added value of proprietary code (or any other IP) is continued funding for innovation, made possible largely by marketing ….. What does that mean for HE?

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, July 7, 2:31 AM

Interesting "Gedankenexperiment": is the article still valid if we replace "open source software" with "open educational resources" and replace all other references to business accordingly?

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No, Sesame Street Was Not the First MOOC

No, Sesame Street Was Not the First MOOC | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
The History of the Future of Education Technology
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“Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street.” by University of Maryland’s Melissa Kearney and Wellesley College’s Phillip Levine debunked by my favourite critical ed-tech journalist!

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Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time

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MIT Researchers Develop Model To Predict MOOC Dropouts

MIT Researchers Develop Model To Predict MOOC Dropouts | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a model that aims to predict when students will drop out of a MOOC.

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Its impressive :)
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New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
New legislation would support innovative methods to give students access to the internet and digital tools outside of classrooms.

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Is UK HE lagging behind the global race?

Is UK HE lagging behind the global race? | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
This year's annual survey of Vice-chancellors and report by PA Consulting has just been published - and for colleagues at Staffordshire, it's always good to read the work of Mike Boxall, who presented
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Institutional Strategies for MOOCs: Berklee’s Approach

Institutional Strategies for MOOCs: Berklee’s Approach | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it

Berklee’s Institutional Strategies with MOOCs

Many institutions entered the world of MOOCs as a way to begin offering courses online. Berklee’s reasons were different: MOOCs aligned with our mission and would enable us to address a number of strategic initiatives for the college including:

Raise visibility for BerkleeProvide readiness courses for prospective studentsProvide music education opportunities to international and underserved populationsProvide a pathway of study with Berklee OnlineLeverage and maximize industry partnerships

 

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Amnesty International and edX establish the world’s largest online human rights community

Amnesty International and edX establish the world’s largest online human rights community | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
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MOOCs in Workplace Learning : Role in Corporate Universities

MOOCs in Workplace Learning : Role in Corporate Universities | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
This post, as the title says, is about Corporate Universities (CU) and the role of MOOCs therein. My intention was to set the context for why I feel CUs are set to make a comeback.

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Kadenze

Kadenze is designed to connect students with the people who matter in the fields of art and creative technology— from distinguished academic institutions to artists at the top of their fields.
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Art Schools launch own MOOC platform. Impressive list of institutions

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TU Delft Online Learning

TU Delft Online Learning | MOOC-SCOOP | Scoop.it
Join the online courses of Delft University of Technology, and make your career in science, design and engineering.
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Check our BRAND NEW website!

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