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A collection of articles and opinions on MOOCs & Learning Analytics.
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Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet

Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
New companies are partnering with universities to offer online courses, in an effort that could define the future of higher education — if anyone can figure out how to make money.

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Au delà de la notion de rentabilité des plateformes stricto sensus, d'autres notions rentrent en ligne de compte, comme l'image de marque des universités, la captation du marché de l'éducation...

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The End of the University as We Know It

The End of the University as We Know It | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

In fifty years, if not much sooner, half of the roughly 4,500 colleges and universities now operating in the United States will have ceased to exist. The technology driving this change is already at work, and nothing can stop it.

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UK universities are wary of getting on board the mooc train

UK universities are wary of getting on board the mooc train | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
Moocs – massive online open courses – have taken off in America. Why are UK universities holding back?
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On the territorial dimensions of MOOCs - GlobalHigherEd

On the territorial dimensions of MOOCs - GlobalHigherEd | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

To what degree have the territorial dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) been made visible? Remarkably little, I would argue.

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Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges

Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

It seems at present that nearly every American college and university is wrestling with the question of whether to offer MOOCs (massive open online courses). There is something irresistibly seductive about the idea of simultaneously reaching thousands of students everywhere in the world, effectively seating them in an infinite virtual lecture hall.

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MRUniversity Aims To Bring Economics Education To The Masses

MRUniversity Aims To Bring Economics Education To The Masses | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
Two George Mason University economics professors are teaching on a new campus: in the cloud.
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Online Education Race Heats Up

Online Education Race Heats Up | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
2U announces the upcoming launch of online undergraduate courses from top schools, including Duke and Northwestern.
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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 | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
A MOOC is not a thing. A MOOC is a strategy. What we say about MOOCs cannot possibly contain their drama, banality, incessance, and proliferation.
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Keeping MOOCs Open

Keeping MOOCs Open | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
The original MOOCs…were “open” in two respects. First, they were open enrollment to students outside the hosting university. That is open as in “open registration.” Second, the materials of the course were licensed using Creative Commons licenses so their materials could be remixed and reused by others. That is open as in “open license.”
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La génétique pour les cheminots

La génétique pour les cheminots | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Un témoignage simple qui touche du doigt les perspectives énormes offertes par les ressources en ligne ouvertes, bien au-delà du public étudiant.

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The promise of learning analytics

The promise of learning analytics | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
“If you have three pet dogs, give them names. If you have 10,000 head of cattle, don’t bother” (David Gelernter in Long & Siemens, 2011, p. 32).
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Massive MOOC Dropouts: Are We Really Okay With That?

Massive MOOC Dropouts: Are We Really Okay With That? | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

I’m starting to get more than a little grumpy about MOOCs, what with all the hype about the revolutionary disruptions and game-changing tsunamis.

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The Future is Now: Unpacking Digital Badging and Micro-credentialing for K-20 Educators

The Future is Now: Unpacking Digital Badging and Micro-credentialing for K-20 Educators | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Proposed as a supplemental or alternative credentialing system, the concept of badges, specifically digital badges, has created quite a buzz in the past year. While the idea has both advocates and detractors, there is substantial interest emanating from business and government sectors, as well as in higher education communities.

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Massive Open Online Classes are getting it wrong

Massive Open Online Classes are getting it wrong | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

[...] courses are run in realtime, with assignments due on a weekly basis and lectures released in order, also on a weekly basis. Sound a lot like school? That’s because it’s trying to be, and that’s a huge mistake, a sadly missed opportunity.

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UK universities in online launch to challenge U.S MOOCs

UK universities in online launch to challenge U.S MOOCs | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | 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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Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data

Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | 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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CourseTalk Launches A Yelp For Open Online Courses And What This Means For Higher Education

As colleges, universities and more begin toying with open online courses and an increasing number of students and learners take to their virtual lecture halls, the signal-to-noise ratio has the potential to get pretty unfavorable. It’s for this very reason that Jesse Spaulding decided to launch CourseTalk.

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Des chiffres et des MOOCs

Des chiffres et des MOOCs | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Il y a une innovation qui va de pair avec les MOOC et dont vous entendrez beaucoup parler en 2013 avec l’évolution des plateformes d’apprentissage massif en ligne, ce sont les Learning Analytics.

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Digital Badges: A More Viable Currency for Returning Adult Students? - The EvoLLLution | The EvoLLLution

Digital Badges: A More Viable Currency for Returning Adult Students? - The EvoLLLution | The EvoLLLution | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Higher education is based largely on the assumption that students want degrees, and therefore they want the courses that are required to earn those degrees.

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ACE to Assess Potential of MOOCs, Evaluate Courses for Credit-Worthiness

ACE to Assess Potential of MOOCs, Evaluate Courses for Credit-Worthiness | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
ACE today announced a wide-ranging research and evaluation effort that will examine the academic potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs).
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The Evolving Role of Analytics in Higher Education [#Infographic]

The Evolving Role of Analytics in Higher Education [#Infographic] | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

When it comes to big data and analytics in higher education, most colleges are looking at the tip of the iceberg. As schools look to the future of departmental and institutional changes, analytics could lead the way.

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Putting Learners in the Driver’s Seat With Learning Analytics

Putting Learners in the Driver’s Seat With Learning Analytics | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
I read something disturbing this week from Inside Higher Ed, Measuring Engagement with Books … “The big buzz in higher ed is analytics,” said senior vice-president of marketing Cindy Clarke, ...
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Canvas Network – Are the LMS and MOOC Markets Colliding?

Canvas Network – Are the LMS and MOOC Markets Colliding? | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
Six weeks ago I posted a new graphic on the LMS market which included MOOCs in the same view as traditional LMS solutions. In the comments to the post there was an interesting note from Josh Coates...
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Quatre vingt dix sept virgule quarante cinq sur cent

Quatre vingt dix sept virgule quarante cinq sur cent | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
Les cours sont maintenant terminés depuis un mois et je ne vous ai toujours pas communiqué mes résultats : j’ai passé le test final avec succès et obtenu la note de 97,45/100 (ce qui correspondrait à...
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MOOCs for Credit : Coursera in MOOC licensing deal with Antioch University

MOOCs for Credit : Coursera in MOOC licensing deal with Antioch University | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Coursera, the largest provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), has entered into a contract to license several of the courses it has built with its university partners to Antioch University, which would offer versions of the MOOCs for credit as part of a bachelor’s degree program.

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