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Into the Future With MOOC's - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Into the Future With MOOC's - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Is the measure of MOOCs success really all about the credits - or the learning?  And, perhaps we don't yet know what the learning will unleash in terms of positive societal impacts. I want to believe that not all success is measured by grades, credits, or bottom-line.

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‘Mechanical MOOC’ to Rely on Free Learning Sites

‘Mechanical MOOC’ to Rely on Free Learning Sites | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
An online-learning group is creating a new kind of free class, known as a mechanical MOOC (for “massive open online course”), that will patch together existing resources from open-learning sites.
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U. of South Florida Professors Try 'University of Reddit' to Put Courses Online - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of South Florida Professors Try 'University of Reddit' to Put Courses Online - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Does platform matter more than content in credibility of MOOC? What is the role/need for peer review when courses are now "published" for the masses?

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Reworking a Course Into an Online Format: 'Sort of Like Moving' - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Reworking a Course Into an Online Format: 'Sort of Like Moving' - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Anxious to see the post course assessment, reflection.

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Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

It would be helpful if Udacity published their evaluation rubric and user tests results on this course to see what areas the course fell short. Releasing this evaluation would greatly help the debate surrounding and development of MOOC content.

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Competency-Based Online Education

Competency-Based Online Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

One of the interesting trends over the past year or two is the emergence of educational delivery models as a locus of innovation – with new business models, applications of technology, and tight integrations of educational content and delivery platforms. In part 1 of this series, I described a new landscape of educational delivery models. In part 2 I described the master course concept that is the basis for most scalable for-profit and not-for-profit online programs. In part 3 and part 4 I described the emergence of MOOCs as well as four barriers they must overcome to become self-sustaining. In this post, I’d like to focus on the less glamorous, but perhaps more significant, movement in self-paced and competency-based online education. [...]

by Phil Hill

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What is a MOOC?

Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier Video by Neal Gillis Researchers: Dave Cormier Alexander McAuley George Siemens Bonnie Stewart Created through funding r...

 

Excellent tutorial on what a MOOC is. And, if we start with Dave Cormier's definition of a MOOC, should we debate whether or not Udacity's couse of statistics, for example, is or is not a MOOC?

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MOOConomics - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOConomics - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

"Education is the training needed to make use of information and ideas." This quote resonates with me. That period of education called "college" is equally devoted to learning how to learn and subject matter.

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Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

The numbers are massive and the comments to this article highlight the questions still remaining in the effectiveness of MOOCs.

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Join Next Week's MOOC of MOOCs at Hybrid Pedagogy - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Join Next Week's MOOC of MOOCs at Hybrid Pedagogy - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

6 day MOOC on pedagogy of MOOCs

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The Case For Online Education - Forbes

The Case For Online Education - Forbes | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
This tectonic shift in higher education is being met by vigorous protests .... Therefore, online education will replace the classroom based education system.www.forbes.com/sites/.../2012/.../the-case-for-online-educatio...
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Berkeley Contributes Online-Learning Platform to edX - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Berkeley Contributes Online-Learning Platform to edX - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

"The new platform, called CourseSharing, allows students to complete multiple-choice assignments online and receive automated grades and feedback as soon as they click “submit.”"

 

Let's hope this is considered a valuable movement in transforming education - making multiple choice tests with canned feedback is NOT transformative learning.

 

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elearnspace › MOOCs are really a platform

elearnspace › MOOCs are really a platform | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

MOOCs discussed as a platform instead of a pedagogy marks the distinction between replicating or duplicating knowledge in an online environment and transforming the way we learn through connections and collaborative new learning. Chaning platforms will not be enough to transform the way we learn.

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The Development of Connectivism and MOOCs (Diagram) | Mark Smithers

The Development of Connectivism and MOOCs (Diagram) | Mark Smithers | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Mark Smithers created a diagram to illustrate how connectivism has influenced MOOCs.

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A First for Udacity: Transfer Credit at a U.S. University for One of Its Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A First for Udacity: Transfer Credit at a U.S. University for One of Its Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Will there be specific disciplines, like computer science and programming courses, more readily accepted as for-credit work? A trend worth noting and reviewing.

 

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Connectivism in Practice — How to Organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org

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Coursera Adds Honor-Code Prompt in Response to Reports of Plagiarism - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Adds Honor-Code Prompt in Response to Reports of Plagiarism - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Honor codes only work if enforced with meaningful sanctions.

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What You Need to Know About MOOC's - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What You Need to Know About MOOC's - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

The presentation of the timeline in the article is especially helpful in showing how MOOCs have become such a flashpoint in higher ed discussions.

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Mendeley Acquires SciLife, a Social Network for Scientists and Researchers

Mendeley Acquires SciLife, a Social Network for Scientists and Researchers | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Tools, like Mendeley, are critical to the success of MOOCs.

 

London-based Mendeley, a research collaboration platform that’s host to over 270 million research papers and documents, today announced that it has acquired SciLife, a German social network which also facilitates online collaboration between...

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MoocGuide - 0. Home Intro to MOOC

MoocGuide - 0. Home Intro to MOOC | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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Students in Free Online Courses Form Groups to Study and Socialize - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students in Free Online Courses Form Groups to Study and Socialize - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

The social and relationship aspect of learning is critical and for MOOCs to survive learners need to make connections to test and reinforce learning.

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Startup challenges textbook market by packaging open access materials | Inside Higher Ed

Startup challenges textbook market by packaging open access materials | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Textbook publishers have almost boundless disdain for Boundless Learning, and it's not hard to see why.

The company, which unveiled an upgraded, public iteration of its software Wednesday after a year in beta, offers college students free, open versions of textbooks that would normally cost them scores if not hundreds of dollars. It describes what it does as "textbook replacement."

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/10/startup-challenges-textbook-market-packaging-open-access-materials#ixzz238UK9S9t
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Encore Episode: A Pioneer of Free Online Courses Explains Their Promise - Tech Therapy - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Encore Episode: A Pioneer of Free Online Courses Explains Their Promise - Tech Therapy - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Podcast with Geroge Siemens, leader in MOOCs.

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The Classroom of The Future: How Social Media Can Better Our Education System

Enter the classroom of the future -- a vision crafted by a series of panelists and experts in education, social media strategy, and platform development. Through a series of interactive examples and discussion around new ways to get students the resources they need, we're going to ask these innovators to build us this futuristic classroom -- and we're going to ask you to help. By the end, we want everyone to have a vision of what a socially empowered, and more equal, educational system in American could look like. Then let's go make it happen.


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Coursera Throws a 'Massive Open Cookout' - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Throws a 'Massive Open Cookout' - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Good step in building the mentoring and support system so critical to learning. MOOCs will need a working model of individual motivation, support, and individual feedback to fulfill individualized learning in a massive way.

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