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Size Isn't Everything - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Size Isn't Everything - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Learning mash-ups have more potential than MOOC-centered, profit-squeezing, online economies of scale.
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Leading British Universities Join New MOOC Venture - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Leading British Universities Join New MOOC Venture - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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New Guides Aim to Become the Yelp for MOOC's - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

New Guides Aim to Become the Yelp for MOOC's - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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A Dot-Com Entrepreneur's Ambition: Drive Education Costs to Zero - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Dot-Com Entrepreneur's Ambition: Drive Education Costs to Zero - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
With lots of money, a businessman offers a new virtual university that aggregates what is already online.
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New iPad App May Be The Future Of Collaborative Online Learning

New iPad App May Be The Future Of Collaborative Online Learning | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Net’s software is called ‘Spin‘ which essentially turns passive video watching into interactive group learning. It’s like project-based learning but with the entire planet instead of just your classroom.

Right now, Spin lets you remix and interact with content from Harvard, Stanford, TED, and the National Geographic Channel.

“Teachers felt web-based learning wasn’t giving them the full experience,” Tara Lemmey, Net Power & Light’s co-founder and chief executive officer, said in an interview. “Education shouldn’t live by itself. It’s a world of together.”


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Course-Management Companies Challenge MOOC Providers - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Course-Management Companies Challenge MOOC Providers - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Interesting how the politics of elitism and vendor posturing/partnering permeate all learning.

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U. of Texas System Is Latest to Sign Up With edX for Online Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of Texas System Is Latest to Sign Up With edX for Online Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Will be registering for an edX course soon to compare against Coursera. What a great opportunity to be able to learn from experts in the field, while also being an early part of the development process of the end-user experience. I encourage more people to help evaluate MOOCs - what works, what doesn't - let's make them rock.

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At Conference, Leaders of ‘Traditional’ Online Learning Meet Upstart Free Providers - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

At Conference, Leaders of ‘Traditional’ Online Learning Meet Upstart Free Providers - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

MOOCs are a flavor of Online Learning, as are blended classrooms, structured online courses, and a myriad of approaches.

One of my biggest questions and concerns is how can we ignore the MOOC hype and concentrate on the quality of learning and the prepartion of learners to maximize all the learning opportunities available. Required competencies, sequenced subject introductions/mastery are currently lacking in MOOCs leaving enrollees unprepared, frustrated, and falling short in learning. If all courses are managed through self-selection registration, how can this be avoided?

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5 Ways That edX Could Change Education - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

5 Ways That edX Could Change Education - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

 

Crowdsourcing code review is powerful learning model for both those being evaluated and the evaluators.

 

The new venture will engage the entire world in an expensive and ambitious experiment.

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Coursera Announces Big Expansion, Adding 17 Universities - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Announces Big Expansion, Adding 17 Universities - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Coursera has some serious flaws that need to be addressed. I worry that they are expanding much too rapidly to provide rigorous review, evaluation, and enhance existing courses. How can they possibly be adding 17 new partners without studying the current course delivery methods?  Don't become so Massive (Mooc-like) without this crtical evaluation and assessment phase. Do they publish their evaluation criteria anywhere?

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Florida Ponders Opening an Online-Only Public University - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Florida Ponders Opening an Online-Only Public University - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
The state university system's Board of Governors is also considering a plan to create a portal to online courses already being offered by campuses in the system.
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Stanford U. Releases New Open-Source Online-Education Platform - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Stanford U. Releases New Open-Source Online-Education Platform - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Important for alternative platforms to be developed, compared, and evaluted. By Standford supporting more than one platform they are in a good place to determine what is effective from both learner and content specialist/administrative support perspectives.

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Gates Foundation Offers Grants for MOOC's in Introductory Classes - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Gates Foundation Offers Grants for MOOC's in Introductory Classes - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Dawne Tortorella: If these grants provided some mentoring and one-on-one support for those struggling, it wil work. Without that intervention, I have my doubts.

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Jump Off the Coursera Bandwagon - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Jump Off the Coursera Bandwagon - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
The start-up company is capitalizing on a lemming-like rush among elite colleges, but all it offers is the massification of education.
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The MOOC model is fine for the informal student or academic dabbler, but it is not the same as attaining an education. Whether face to face or online, learning occurs when there is a thoughtful interaction between the student and the instructor.

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Georgetown U. Joins edX to Offer Free Courses Online - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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CourseTalk - Reviews for Open Online Courses

CourseTalk - Reviews for Open Online Courses | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Share your experiences with MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and discover new courses you'll love.

Via Andreas Link, Robert Farrow
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MOOC's Take a Major Step Toward College Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOC's Take a Major Step Toward College Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
In a pilot project, the American Council on Education will evaluate five to 10 Coursera offerings and may recommend that colleges grant credit for them.
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Free Online Certificate Courses from Great Universities: A Complete List

Free Online Certificate Courses from Great Universities: A Complete List | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Discover 130+ free online courses by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc.
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How to MOOCify your course and why you should do it: Reasons, skills and tools #moocmooc [update]

How to MOOCify your course and why you should do it: Reasons, skills and tools #moocmooc [update] | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
This post is part of the MOOC MOOC course of work. It outlines my journey (now lasting over a year) towards adopting elements of a MOOC in the Inclusive Technologies for Reading (#ITR12) course pilot starting this September.
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50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses - TeachThought

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses - TeachThought | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you a look…...
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A Pioneer in Online Education Tries a MOOC - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Pioneer in Online Education Tries a MOOC - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

My recent experience with Coursera mirrors much of what Ann Kirschner reports.

 

A founder of Fathom, Columbia University's early virtual effort, samples a giant class out of Penn. The videos were excellent, and the failings were mostly hers.

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Open Courses From America Find Ea­ger Au­di­ences in Chi­na - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Open Courses From America Find Ea­ger Au­di­ences in Chi­na - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
As free courses become more easily available to anyone with a Internet connection, some American professors have developed a huge following abroad.
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The Great MOOC Slander? Realities and Narratives of Education and Learning [UPDATED]

Note on the title: I was pretty miffed when I started writing this post. And the title was the first thing that came to my mind. But as I was writing, much of the initial anger dissipated but I still like the title.
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'UnderAcademy College' Satirizes Massive Open Online Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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MOOC's Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody's Report Says - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOC's Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody's Report Says - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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