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2016 – the year of MOOC hard questions

2016 – the year of MOOC hard questions | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
We had 2012 as the year of the MOOC, 2014 was probably the year of the MOOC maturation, and I’m calling it for 2016, the year that university Vice Chancellors and Principals start looking and…
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Online Education Is Now a Global Market

Online Education Is Now a Global Market | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
MOOCs may have been overhyped, but their impact is far from over, says Simon Nelson, of the online-learning provider FutureLearn. And traditional colleges have a huge opportunity if they’re just willing to think a little differently.
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Is ‘massive open online research’ (MOOR) the next frontier for education? | KurzweilAI

Is ‘massive open online research’ (MOOR) the next frontier for education? | KurzweilAI | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
UC San Diego is launching the first major online course that prominently features massive open online research (MOOR). In “Bioinformatics Algorithms
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News - From Books to MOOCs? Emerging Models of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

News - From Books to MOOCs? Emerging Models of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
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In this volume, researchers in the field of educational technology, MOOC developers and users critically analyse and discuss th
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Murky Federal Privacy Law Puts MOOC Student Data in Questionable Territory

Murky Federal Privacy Law Puts MOOC Student Data in Questionable Territory | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
The federal law protecting the information of college students may not apply to massive open online courses, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s chief privacy officer.
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The MOOC Business Model Gets Teeth in 2016

The MOOC Business Model Gets Teeth in 2016 | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it

This is a special issue of the ‘Need-to-Know’ blog post series featuring the latest developments in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by providers: Coursera, iVersity, edX, and Udacity...

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drsmetty's curator insight, February 5, 7:19 AM

Goodbye "free"

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Open University scheme attracts 1,000 Scots pupils

Open University scheme attracts 1,000 Scots pupils | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
MORE than 1,000 sixth year pupils in Scotland are currently studying for degree level modules after the number of students registered with an Open University scheme rocketed by 45 per cent in a year.
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Comparing MOOC Adoption Strategies in Europe and US

Comparing MOOC Adoption Strategies in Europe and US | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it

The current research presents the first attempt to conduct a comparative study of institutional MOOC strategies in Europe and U.S. It is based on a survey launched by the EU-funded HOME project and compares results with a similar survey conducted in U.S. Results show that there are significant differences in how the U.S. and European HEIs understand the impact of massive open education and also how they perceive the efficiency of digital education and online learning...

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EdX Stays Committed to Universities, Offering Credits for MOOCs (EdSurge News)

EdX Stays Committed to Universities, Offering Credits for MOOCs (EdSurge News) | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
Coursera and Udacity appear to have found an answer—for now—to the business model questions that have plagued MOOC providers: partner with companies, such as AT&T and Google, design courses that support much-needed skills, then charge students to take them. The promise of marketable knowledge mo
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Professor's legal win will make MOOCs more dynamic

Professor's legal win will make MOOCs more dynamic | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
One professor’s legal victory means more content and less confusion for massive open online courses throughout the country.
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Better Residential Learning Is The True Innovation of MOOCs | Technology and Learning | Inside Higher Ed

Better Residential Learning Is The True Innovation of MOOCs | Technology and Learning | Inside Higher Ed | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
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‘This change will be the end of the Open University as we know it’ | Education | The Guardian

‘This change will be the end of the Open University as we know it’ | Education | The Guardian | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
Staff are balloting for strike action as OU plans to close seven of nine regional centres in England amid competition from free online courses such as Moocs
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real impacts of MOOCs in Higher Education. So far only on online degrees, but still an impact. Some predicted it, some others ignored it. What next?

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How Software Helps Keep Online Learners Honest

How Software Helps Keep Online Learners Honest | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
People often express worry that the relative anonymity of online learning environments and the disconnected nature of being in a MOOC (massive online open..

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MOOCS – Disruptive innovation or technology?

MOOCS – Disruptive innovation or technology? | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
A technology is considered disruptive when it affects an existing business model and/or the core values in the organisation where the technology is to be implemented. It not appear suddenly or in a vacuum: They are…

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MOOCs no longer massive, still attract millions

MOOCs no longer massive, still attract millions | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
The first ever MOOC I took had 160,000 people signed up for it.
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FutureLearn to enable study on Moocs to count towards a degree

FutureLearn to enable study on Moocs to count towards a degree | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
Latest move aims to boost completion rates on online courses
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The trend continues. Will many FutureLearn partners join it?
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MOOC and learn: The university with 35 million students

MOOC and learn: The university with 35 million students | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
Online learning is booming and poised to embrace new tech.
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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCSs: 20 ways to monetise

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCSs: 20 ways to monetise | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it

MOOCs aren’t all about money but when it comes to their future, money does matter. Calls for the monetisation of MOOCs are reasonable, although a little at odds with the failure in the past to look for the monetisation of Higher Education as a whole.


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Moocs: international credit transfer system edges closer

Moocs: international credit transfer system edges closer | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
Six universities in talks on global credit transfer system for online courses
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How socioeconomic status impacts online learning

How socioeconomic status impacts online learning | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
A new study takes a close look at how socioeconomic resources influence MOOC enrollment and course completion — and whether online learning is truly opening as many doors as anticipated.
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2016 – the year of MOOC hard questions

2016 – the year of MOOC hard questions | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it
We had 2012 as the year of the MOOC, 2014 was probably the year of the MOOC maturation, and I’m calling it for 2016, the year that university Vice Chancellors and Principals start looking and…
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Return for investment in MOOCs. This article states that it is already time to assess it. 

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MOOC Quality Comes Down To This: Effective Course Design | Online Learning Insights

MOOC Quality Comes Down To This: Effective Course Design | Online Learning Insights | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it

... A recent study attempts to address MOOC quality by assessing instructional quality of 76 MOOCs—50 xMOOCs offered on dedicated MOOC platforms and 26 cMOOCs or connectivist MOOCs (Margaryan, Bianco & Littlejohn, 2015). My aim in this post is to share results of the study and outline the framework used to evaluate the MOOCs in an effort to highlight how a course design framework is critical to developing quality learning experiences within MOOCs...

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Has the MOOC experiment failed? | The Horizons Tracker

As MOOCs slide into the trough of disillusionment, can they be regarded as a failure?
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Interesting how we all keep using Gartner´s Hype Cycle to situate MOOCs in different stages (I must confess I also did it myself).

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MOOC madness takes its toll.

MOOC madness takes its toll. | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it

It seems as if it’s been a very long time since I’ve written anything about MOOCs. To be honest, I’ve been avoiding clicking on MOOC links entirely in order to avoid the urge to write about them. Unfortunately for everyone, last week I accidentally came across a story with a MOOC section so scary that it should send shivers down every faculty member’s spine everywhere.


Via Peter Mellow, Miloš Bajčetić, Kim Flintoff
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wow, what a rant!

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 1, 2015 6:47 PM

Highlights many of the concerns and misconceptions around MOOCs - there are many drivers and most commentary does not even consider the total system of interactions that is making MOOCs appealing in many places. 

My prediction is that people not able to conceive of the scalable and accessible education system and the data streams that MOOCs can provide will be the ones who begin to struggle with the emerging global economy.

 

MOOCs are not an end... and I think that's what many people miss.

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MOOCs Are Still Rising, at Least in Numbers

MOOCs Are Still Rising, at Least in Numbers | The MOOC Observatory | Scoop.it

... Compiled earlier this month by Dhawal Shah, founder of the MOOC aggregatorClass Central, the report summarizes data on MOOCs from the past four years. And the data show that even as the MOOC hype has started to die down, interest hasn’t tapered off...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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