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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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Who uses MOOCs and how?

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Given that millions of people register for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it is perhaps not surprising that much has been written to date about these still-evolving education platforms.

But what do we know about who is enrolled in MOOCs? Or how these platforms are (or aren’t) supporting learning? In today’s article we take a look at some fresh studies from the field to sketch out early observations about the usage and impacts of MOOCs. http://ow.ly/zrs0H

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@Ignatia Webs: Join the #eMOOCs2015 call for contributions and let's meet

@Ignatia Webs: Join the #eMOOCs2015 call for contributions and let's meet | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
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Belling the tertiary education cat

Belling the tertiary education cat | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
Digital disruption is fuelling the rise of online curriculums in the university sector, and CIOs must be ready to deliver.
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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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Global review maps the state of MOOCs in 2014

Global review maps the state of MOOCs in 2014 | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it

Expectations for MOOCs have been shaped by offsetting waves of enthusiasm and skepticism over the past couple of years. Some say that 2014 was the year that MOOCs came of age in terms of profile and respectability, but also by virtue of a critical mass of investment, staff, reach, and revenue.

 

MOOC aggregator Class Central recently offered a convenient summary of the rapid expansion of MOOC programming over the past three years and a detailed breakdown of the MOOC market in 2014. This article takes you through the key stats and trends.

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The Three Biggest Misconceptions about MOOCs: How These Courses Can Benefit the Institution

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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | MOOCing Along | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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