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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.

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Even more than MOOCs changing the way we teach - they are changing the way we learn, as is social media and tablet computing.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 18, 2013 5:07 PM

Are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) going to change the way we teach across all sectors of education?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:33 PM

add your insight...

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 20, 2013 3:55 AM

Ever heard of MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses? Read what professors think of it.

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Mozilla Releases Long-Discussed Software to Offer 'Badges' for Learning - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Mozilla Releases Long-Discussed Software to Offer 'Badges' for Learning - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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Interesting idea - but does it really reinforce the benefit of learning for the sake of learning?  When will be finally throw out grading, certificates, badges - and focus on outputs, portfolios, results. Hard to break from traditional ties no matter what we call the "gold stars."

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The Real Digital Change Agent - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Real Digital Change Agent - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
MOOCs get the marquee billing. But open access has far greater potential to transform society, and to save colleges money in the process.
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Timo Kos: The business impact of MOOCs

Presentation on the possible business impact of MOOCs for the Special Intereset Groep OER of SURF

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timokos's curator insight, April 15, 2013 3:57 PM

The video registration of this presentation can be found on the youtube channel of SURF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qtcFfW5PnI.

 

Im working on the translation of the Dutch transcript into English..

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Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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MoocGuide - 4. Designing a MOOC using social media tools

MoocGuide - 4. Designing a MOOC using social media tools | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

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Interested in success stories regarding Wikis in MOOCs. As a MOOC student, I have not found them to be very robust or helpful, but hopefully that will change as courses evolve.

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, February 13, 2013 11:15 AM

Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for this one, useful for next round of MultiMOOC :-)

Vance Stevens's comment, February 15, 2013 9:04 AM
I like this comment on the front page of the mobiMOOC, which addresses how people respond to MOOCs: "Many of the participants who went through a MOOC experience have had a powerful learning experience which in some cases resulted in strong personal or professional projects with impact. On the other hand the drop-out rate in a non-credited MOOC is high and some participants simply do not like the approach of a MOOC for it has specific dynamics. The diversity in appreciations and feelings is not new: the playground felt like a mental warzone to some and a great adventure to others."
Gary Motteram's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:56 AM

An interesting wiki about MOOCs.

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Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken

Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
I wrote a thing last fall about massive open online courses (MOOCs, in the parlance), and the challenge that free or cheap online classes pose to business as us

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George Siemens: Quality Control in MOOCs | xED Book

Like traditional education institutions, identity and reputation are important in MOOCs. For providers such as Udacity, Coursera, and edX, it means that the end user experience is vital in perceptions of overall quality. If students encounter a poor course (design, video, layout), that experience casts a reputation on the overall course provider. If they can’t offer quality courses, how do we know the assessments will be good quality? Or that plagiarism is being taken seriously?


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Georgia Tech and Coursera Try to Recover From MOOC Stumble - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Georgia Tech and Coursera Try to Recover From MOOC Stumble - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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The amount of time in planning and course prep is directly proportional to the amount of one-on-one time an instructor can spend with each student. So, if you have a course with 40,000 enrolled, that upfront planning and detailed prep is absolutely essential. Don't offer a course in a MOOC as an experiment - the content needs to be fully developed, tested, and reviewed prior to being MOOCed

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Revolution Hits the Universities

Revolution Hits the Universities | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Nothing has more potential to let us reimagine higher education than massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms.

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'Bill of Rights' Seeks to Protect Students' Interests as Online Learning Expands - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'Bill of Rights' Seeks to Protect Students' Interests as Online Learning Expands - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
The document's authors want to make sure that the rapid rise of MOOCs and other digital tools does not obscure traditional obligations to students.
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My fear is that higher education will co-op MOOCs. We are already seeing changes that are driven by higher ed and not learners. It is vitally important that students who are committed to learning, irregardless of credit - paid certificates - transferability to certain universities, have a strong voice that is not just heard, but present at the table.

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'History Harvest' Project May Spawn a New Kind of MOOC - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'History Harvest' Project May Spawn a New Kind of MOOC - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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Exciting MOOC movement to capture experience and oral histories.

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A Bold Move Toward MOOCs Sends Shock Waves, but Details Are Scarce - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Bold Move Toward MOOCs Sends Shock Waves, but Details Are Scarce - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Leaders agree on the urgent need to improve student access to courses. But some are wary of the hopes placed on new technology.
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With New Leader, Digital Public Library of America Prepares for Its Debut - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

With New Leader, Digital Public Library of America Prepares for Its Debut - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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This will be a critical public resource used to augment online learning and promises economies of scale in getting digitized materials more widely available.

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Online Education May Make Top Colleges More Elite, Speakers Say - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Education May Make Top Colleges More Elite, Speakers Say - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
MOOCs and other online tools are likely to enhance education, not cut tuition, at colleges like Harvard and MIT, said participants at a meeting in Cambridge, Mass.
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Of MOOCs and Mousetraps - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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It is a difficult balancing act and I can only imagine how frustrating MOOC are for instructors to actually hoped they could engage and inspire even a majority of their registrants. 2% engagement in discussion is indeed disappointing. Will we see a branching of MOOCs - those wishing to immerse themselves in content and gain a certificate and those who "dipping into the subject." Perhaps two versions of each course are necessary to avoid diluting the first and overwhelming the second goals.

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American Council on Education Recommends 5 MOOCs for Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

American Council on Education Recommends 5 MOOCs for Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Approval of the Coursera-provided classses could be a major step toward bridging the gap between massive open online courses and traditional higher education.
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MOOC could provide a needed incentive to encourage science and math learning - all approved courses for credit are science/math.

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MOOCs and Tablet Computing Are Top Tech Trends in 'Horizon Report' - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOCs and Tablet Computing Are Top Tech Trends in 'Horizon Report' - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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Not surprising that MOOC were never before mentioned in the Horizon Report. 2012 was definitely the MOOC tipping point.

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MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?

MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?
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This looks like an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and discuss how provision of library services can support MOOCs

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Learn about Open Educational Resources on instaGrok, the research engine

Learn about Open Educational Resources on instaGrok, the research engine | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Open Educational Resources | Learn about Open Educational Resources on instaGrok, the research engine

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One of the things I've most appreciated about the MOOCs I've participated in is the work faculty and providers have done to make quality resources available free. It certainly makes a big difference in affordable learning.

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Lessons learned from wrestling with a MOOC - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lessons learned from wrestling with a MOOC - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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Coursera Announces Details for Selling Certificates and Verifying Identities - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Announces Details for Selling Certificates and Verifying Identities - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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As a student, I'm not sure how I feel about these identity verification techniques.

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