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A collection of articles and opinions on MOOCs & Learning Analytics.
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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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Course-Management Companies Challenge MOOC Providers - Wired Campus

Course-Management Companies Challenge MOOC Providers - Wired Campus | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Two software companies that sell course-management systems, Blackboard and Instructure, have entered the race to provide free online courses for the masses.

 

On Thursday both companies plan to announce partnerships with universities that will use their software to teach massive open online courses, or MOOC’s. The companies hope to pull in their own college clients to compete with online-education players like Udacity and Coursera.


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A Bold Experiment in Integrated Learning: A Meta-MOOC. You're invited. | HASTAC

A Bold Experiment in Integrated Learning: A Meta-MOOC. You're invited. | HASTAC | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

In Spring 2013, we're going to be launching a bold, experimental collaborative learning experience, one of the boldest ever attempted.

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Free Online Education Is Now Illegal in Minnesota

Free Online Education Is Now Illegal in Minnesota | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Honorable mentions go to New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission for driving out Uber’s online taxi-hailing service and to automobile dealers’ groups in four states for trying to have Tesla dealerships declared illegal.
But the grand prize in this week’s unexpectedly heated competition for most creative use of government to stifle innovation has to go to Minnesota. 

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University of Texas aims to use MOOCs to reduce costs, increase completion

So far the universities partnering with edX and Coursera on massive open online courses (MOOCs) have focused on the ideal of lowering the barriers to elite courses.

But edX’s newest partner, the University of Texas System, has more pragmatic ambitions. It wants to use them to get more students through college more quickly and for less money.

 

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Why College May Be Totally Free Within 10 Years | TIME.com

Why College May Be Totally Free Within 10 Years | TIME.com | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

NANTUCKET, Massachusetts -- As few as 10 years from now, quality higher education will be largely free—unless, of course, nothing much has changed. It all depends on whom you believe.


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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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Watch A Great Short Film On The Future Of Technology And Education

Watch A Great Short Film On The Future Of Technology And Education | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

"Knowing something is probably an obsolete idea. You don’t actually need to know anything. … It’s the teacher’s job to point young minds toward the right kind of questions.

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Free Online Certificate Courses from Great Universities: A Complete List

Free Online Certificate Courses from Great Universities: A Complete List | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

A list of free online courses offered by leading universities. Most of these free courses offer “certificates” or “statements of completion.”

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Infographie : MOOC, apprentissage en solo et socialisation des apprenants

Infographie : MOOC, apprentissage en solo et socialisation des apprenants | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Le concept de MOOC étant relativement neuf, il soulève quantité de questions : ce graphique est une traduction du travail du site Online Colleges qui met en perspective les avantages et les problèmes...

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MOOC and you're out of a job: uni business models in danger

MOOC and you're out of a job: uni business models in danger | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: The rise of online and blended learning and the development of free online courses is set to transform the higher education sector.
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