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Why we designed MOOCs the way we did:

Why we designed MOOCs the way we did: | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
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edX explores demographics of most persistent MOOC students | Inside Higher Ed

edX explores demographics of most persistent MOOC students | Inside Higher Ed | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

As the MOOC buzz continues to reverberate across higher education, the question of which subjects and populations these massive open online courses are best-suited to remains a mystery.

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MOOCs – The revolution has begun, says Moody’s - University World News

MOOCs – The revolution has begun, says Moody’s - University World News | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

A new report by Moody’s Investors Service suggests that while MOOCs’ exploitation of expanded collaborative networks and technological innovation will benefit higher education in the United States as a whole, their long-term effect on the for-profit sector and smaller not-for-profit institutions could be damaging.

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17 more top universities offer free online courses through Coursera education platform

SAN FRANCISCO — Seventeen leading universities in the U.S. and abroad will start offering free cyber courses through the online education platform Coursera, the company said Wednesday.
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Gates foundation solicits remedial MOOCs

Gates foundation solicits remedial MOOCs | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Early returns show that massive open online courses (MOOCs) work best for motivated and academically prepared students. But could high-quality MOOCs benefit a broader range of learners, like those who get tripped up by remedial classes?


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Is MOOC more than just a buzzword?

Is MOOC more than just a buzzword? | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
With MIT topping the world university rankings, MOOCs are back in the headlines.
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Site-based testing deals strengthen case for granting credit to MOOC students | Inside Higher Ed

Site-based testing deals strengthen case for granting credit to MOOC students | Inside Higher Ed | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

The massive open online course (MOOC) provider edX took a step toward boosting the credibility of its “graduates” on Thursday, announcing a partnership with Pearson’s testing centers that would allow students in edX’s free, online courses to take proctored exams.


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The Problems with Peer Grading in Coursera | Inside Higher Ed

The Problems with Peer Grading in Coursera | Inside Higher Ed | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
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Is MOOC about Community Building? | Learner Weblog

Is MOOC about Community Building? | Learner Weblog | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
I just come across this post on MOOC. So Coursera community is starting to introduce student profiles to enable students to build connections with each others. That's a great move towards community building.
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Broadcast Education: a Response to Coursera | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Broadcast Education: a Response to Coursera | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | 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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Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model - e-Literate

Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model - e-Literate | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Given the hype of national media coverage of massive open online courses (MOOCs), it is refreshing to see more recent analysis looking at important attributes such as revenue models, dropout rates, and instructional design.

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ClassConnect: A Platform To Make The Best Lessons Open To Everyone

ClassConnect: A Platform To Make The Best Lessons Open To Everyone | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
Eric Simons didn’t like high school. Despite his obvious intelligence--Simons says he taught himself computer programming at age 13, and worked as a software consultant throughout his teens to earn extra money--he struggled to stay engaged in class.
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Apple’s iTunes U now lets teachers create their own courses for iPad

Apple’s iTunes U now lets teachers create their own courses for iPad | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Apple’s iTunes U now lets teachers create their own courses for iPad, the company revealed on its site. In practical terms, this means that students and pupils will be able to access this content on their tablet via the iTunes U app.

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MOOC Brigade: Who Is Taking Massive Open Online Courses, And Why?

MOOC Brigade: Who Is Taking Massive Open Online Courses, And Why? | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
Sure, knowledge is power and all that, but how many Coursera students are willing to make a sizable time commitment just to get a certificate of completion?
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Saylor Teams Up With Google's MOOC | Inside Higher Ed

Saylor Teams Up With Google's MOOC | Inside Higher Ed | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Saylor.org, a clearinghouse for open educational resources (OER), announced on Thursday that it has teamed up with Google to offer its recently unveiled line of free online courses through Google's new massive open online course (MOOC) platform. Google leaped into the MOOC fray earlier this month with Course Builder, which it has pitched as an "open-source," do-it-yourself platform for colleges and individuals that want to adapt their courses to the trendy MOOC format.


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Open Education on the Move: An Interview with Vijay Kumar - MIT News Office

Open Education on the Move: An Interview with Vijay Kumar - MIT News Office | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
Director of MIT's Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT) discusses some of the key concepts propelling the open education movement.

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The (Eventual) Downfall of MOOCs | WPLMS | Massively MOOC

The (Eventual) Downfall of MOOCs | WPLMS | Massively MOOC | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
"In fact, this whole MOOC phenomenon seems too good to be true – and I think it is.   For the time being I believe all is well.
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Stanford U. Releases New Open-Source Online-Education Platform - Wired Campus

Stanford U. Releases New Open-Source Online-Education Platform - Wired Campus | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Stanford University is continuing a high-profile push into online education with a new open-source platform called Class2Go, which will host two massive open online courses, or MOOC’s, during the fall quarter. Beginning in October, non-Stanford and Stanford students alike will be able to use the platform to take classes on computer networking and on “Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries.”

 


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MOOCs, Reputation and Credit Ratings | Inside Higher Ed

MOOCs, Reputation and Credit Ratings | Inside Higher Ed | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Moody's analysts predict that well-reputed institutions will band together around online offerings to reduce operating costs.

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MOOCs' Little Brother: U. of Maine campus experiments with small-scale, high-touch open courses

MOOCs' Little Brother: U. of Maine campus experiments with small-scale, high-touch open courses | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

The buzz surrounding massive open online courses, or MOOCs, has grown nearly as massive as the courses themselves. MOOCs are the new “thneeds,” the oddly-shaped items peddled by the Once-ler in The Lorax: Everybody seems to want one, even if nobody yet knows exactly what they are or what they mean.


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Planning Content for Online Programs | Meet Content

Planning Content for Online Programs | Meet Content | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
We asked four individuals with experience managing content marketing for online programs in higher ed about their work and challenges.
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Coursera hits 1 million students across 196 countries

It’s been nearly four months since we officially launched with our founding cohort of four universities, and only a few weeks since we announced the addition of 12 new universities, bringing our total...
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Envisioning the future of Education Technology

Envisioning the future of Education Technology | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Education lies at a peculiar crossroad in society. On one hand it has the responsibility of anticipating real-life skills by preparing us for an increasingly complex world – but education methodologies can only be formalized after practices have been defined.

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Online Learning: More Than Just a MOOC

Online Learning: More Than Just a MOOC | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
MOOCs are now on the tip of everyone’s tongue due to recent education technology start-ups who are now designing MOOC-like courses and creating partnerships with many accredited higher education institutions. What’s all the MOOC about if the concept of a MOOC is not a new innovation?
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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

There’s a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning… it can get overwhelming.

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