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A Language Learning MOOC

A Language Learning MOOC | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
A MOOC course structure seems to usually be centered on topics such as online learning, teaching practices (M-learning), learning about connectivisim, or other such related fields as education and ...
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Are MOOCs in danger of becoming irrelevant?

Are MOOCs in danger of becoming irrelevant? | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
As MOOCs and online courses retreat into vocational education, Jonathon Keats calls for a more expansive revival of online learning
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How to make a European MOOC platform sustainable? | Emma Project

How to make a European MOOC platform sustainable? | Emma Project | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
“How to make a European MOOC platform sustainable?” https://t.co/dN41OGAiFF
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Coursera Announces First MOOC-Based Master?s Degree in Data Science

RT @businessintel_a: Coursera Announces First MOOC-Based Master?s Degree in Data Science #degree https://t.co/IC08tzgC09
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The educational problem that MOOCs could solve: professional development for teachers of disadvantaged students | Laurillard | Research in Learning Technology

The educational problem that MOOCs could solve: professional development for teachers of disadvantaged students | Laurillard | Research in Learning Technology | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
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MOOC instructors may need more support for successful courses | Penn State University

MOOC instructors may need more support for successful courses | Penn State University | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it

Supporting instructors of massive open online courses -- MOOCs -- may be just as important to the creation of long-term, successful courses as attracting and supporting students, according to a group of researchers.

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Teaser MOOC “Enabling Entrepreneurs to Shape a Better World“

We are so happy to announce the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Enabling Entrepreneurs to Shape a Better World“ registration starts now
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Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it

A new company is jumping into MOOCs, but with a focus on teaching free courses in the arts.

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Commonwealth of Learning - Massive Open Online Courses in Agriculture launched by Expert Consortium

Commonwealth of Learning - Massive Open Online Courses in Agriculture launched by Expert Consortium | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it

Professor Indranil Manna, Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), today announced that a consortium of leading institutions will launch Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in the agriculture sector, known as AgMOOCs, beginning in March, 2015.  The Consortium is led by IIT-Kanpur; other members include, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIMC) and the University of Agricultural Sciences-Raichur (UASR). The consortium is supported by the Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resources Development’s National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) project. NPTEL is one of largest publishers of Open Educational Resources in the world.

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The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it

Few people would now be willing to argue that massive open online courses are the future of higher education. The percentage of institutions offering a MOOC seems to be leveling off, at around 14 percent, while suspicions persist that MOOCs will not generate money or reduce costs for universities—and are not, in fact, sustainable.

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Confessions of a MOOC Addict

Confessions of a MOOC Addict | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
We live in an age of binge watching television. I confess, I'm no different. But rather than binge watching a whole season of Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad, my addiction is another creature altogether.
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ID and Other Reflections: MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 3: Launching a MOOC

ID and Other Reflections: MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 3: Launching a MOOC | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
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Remodeling MOOCs in 2014

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Since the first wave of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) around 2012, hypotheses about their impact have abounded, and have changed over time. So too have emotions about the courses evolved (from excitement to disenchantment or even suspicion) to where we may be now: a calmer state where the both the hype and counter-hype have worn off.

 

Now, organisations are using the essence of MOOCs – an online, adaptable, customisable, and accessible platform – to achieve diverse educational outcomes and business models.

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Two universities to accept MOOC credits for first time - University World News

Two universities to accept MOOC credits for first time - University World News https://t.co/JLO7KduY8l
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Kickstart Your Academic Writing - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

The Canvas Network offers free online courses and classes from the world's leading universities. Find a MOOC and enroll now to get started on your new journey!
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Half of MOOC Users in Developing Countries Get Certificates -- Campus Technology

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington has found that the use of massive open online courses is much different in emerging countries than in the United States and, in some ways, more in line with what MOOC's original proponents...
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The 50 Most Popular MOOCs of All Time

The 50 Most Popular MOOCs of All Time | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
These Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are tried and true and have been taken more than any others online. From top research universities and Ivy League schools, check out our ranking if you're looking for your next class online.
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MOOC on data journalism opens for registration

MOOC on data journalism opens for registration | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
The JMSC is offering a five-week course on the fundamentals of data journalism starting 4 April, in partnership with the Google News Lab and top news organisations in Asia.
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eLearning Papers: Issue No.42 Design Patterns for Open Online Teaching and Learning | Distance-Educator.com

eLearning Papers: Issue No.42 Design Patterns for Open Online Teaching and Learning | Distance-Educator.com | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
The rapid rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has renewed interest in the broader spectrum of open online teaching and learning. This “renaissance” has highlighted the challenges and potential associated to the design of such educational environments. 
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Students in Free Courses Study, but Not as Much as Most Students Do – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students in Free Courses Study, but Not as Much as Most Students Do – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it

Most students in free online courses don’t spend as much time doing classwork as do traditional college students, but they do log a significant number of hours, according to a new survey of more than 4,500 MOOC students by Class Central, a website that reviews free courses.

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Institutional Strategies for MOOCs: Berklee’s Approach

Institutional Strategies for MOOCs: Berklee’s Approach | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
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Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
A big question for MOOCs, the free online courses that hundreds of colleges now offer, is whether employers will take them seriously as credentials. But some of the biggest MOOC producers may have figured out how to jump-start employer buy-in: Get big-name companies to help design them.
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Indeed, if you get the certification from a recognized company in the studied field, it is as valuable if not more than a certification from any university.

 

In IT, there are already some companies who deliver certification like Oracle for Java programming or Cisco for networking. Most of universities just prepare students to pass those certifications because they are just more valuable for companies than any common engineer diploma.

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Tales from a MOOC, Part 1 | College Ready Writing @insidehighered

Tales from a MOOC, Part 1 | College Ready Writing @insidehighered | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it

I’m currently taking a MOOC through Canvas on Blended Learning. I’ve been sitting on this particular piece for a while about my previous experience taking MOOCs. There are probably at least two or three more posts, but for this first one, let me reflect on the issue of course design. It’s fully online and not blended, but I think it reflects some thinking on designing the learner experience.

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Reading: Learner engagement in MOOCs | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Reading: Learner engagement in MOOCs | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
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$1,000 in Hosting Credit for MOOC Completers @insidehighered

$1,000 in Hosting Credit for MOOC Completers @insidehighered | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
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Students in edX's Entrepreneurship 101 and 102 courses have a new reason to tough out the 12 to 16 weeks it takes to complete the MOOCs -- $1,000 in Amazon Web Services credit.

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