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Coursera 2013 Infographic: 5M students from 190 countries and 100+ partner institutions offering 500+ courses

Coursera 2013 Infographic: 5M students from 190 countries and 100+ partner institutions offering 500+ courses | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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U.S. is top provider but only a little more than 1/3 of the whole

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:14 PM

Una mirada de como ha crecido Coursera, una plataforma de oferta de MOOCs que en sólo dos años cuenta ahora con 5 millones de estudiantes de 150 países con una oferta de más de 500 cursos.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Pixabay Updates Make It Easier to Find Quality Public Domain Images

Free Technology for Teachers: Pixabay Updates Make It Easier to Find Quality Public Domain Images | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Performance of Facebook Post Types (in terms of "likes") over 3.5 years | Dan Zarrella

Performance of Facebook Post Types (in terms of "likes") over 3.5 years | Dan Zarrella | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Using a database of 11.4 million posts published by just over 24,000 of the most liked Facebook pages, dating back to 2010 and earlier, I was able to analyse
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text-based status updates declined in performance (friends "liking" them) while videos and photos gained over time.

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Free Online Courses - 1500+ Free Courses and Lectures | Benefits of Online Education

Free Online Courses - 1500+ Free Courses and Lectures | Benefits of Online Education | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

A list of 1500+ free MOOCs and other courses from some of the world’s best schools.

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Last updated April 20, 2014

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Resources for Openness in Education - P2P Foundation

Resources for Openness in Education - P2P Foundation | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Got this from the OER Barnraising session in Wikipedia - thanks, guys! great reference page

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Jetpac software based on deep learning | crowdsourcing business ratings via Instagram photos | #bigdata

Jetpac software based on deep learning | crowdsourcing business ratings via Instagram photos | #bigdata | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Software that counts dogs, martini glasses, and mustaches in Instagram photos provides a novel way to rate businesses.
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Using free/open photographs to reveal cultural norms/trends via big data - we in higher ed should do this ourselves for improving retention rates or graduation rates

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Crowdsourced Journal Article in Harvard Biz Rev – The Capitalist's Dilemma - facilitated on OpenIDEO

Crowdsourced Journal Article in Harvard Biz Rev – The Capitalist's Dilemma - facilitated on OpenIDEO | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Harvard Business Review's "first formally crowdsourced" article led by Clayton M. Christensen and Derek van Bever with a list of contributors of 200+ names - on OpenIDEO collaboration platform

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Using Video Annotation Tools to Teach Film Analysis – ProfHacker on SocialBook

Using Video Annotation Tools to Teach Film Analysis – ProfHacker on SocialBook | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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SocialBook, a project from The Institute for the Future of the Book

 

I'm wondering how this will impact ADA issues - does this offer a new tool for universal design advocates...?

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Harvard and MIT Release Scrubbed MOOC Data from 1M+ in edX courses - #bigdata for pedagogy research

Harvard and MIT Release Scrubbed MOOC Data from 1M+ in edX courses - #bigdata for pedagogy research | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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not just redaction, but also aggregation, anonymization via random identifiers and blurring of data records from more than 1 million people

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Clay Shirky (NYU), Darryl Tippens (Pepperdine), Ray Schroeder (UI-Springfield) on MOOCs in #highered | Wall Street Journal

Clay Shirky (NYU), Darryl Tippens (Pepperdine), Ray Schroeder (UI-Springfield) on MOOCs in #highered | Wall Street Journal | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses make college degrees more affordable. Does that make them a threat to campus life? Three academics exchange their views on MOOCs and the future of higher education in the U.S.
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Testimonial from MOOC student of Kris Olds @GlobalHigherEd and Susan Robertson http://susanleerobertson.com @coursera

Testimonial from MOOC student of Kris Olds @GlobalHigherEd and Susan Robertson http://susanleerobertson.com @coursera | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Coursera’s MOOC on Globalizing Higher Education and Research for the ‘Knowledge Economy’ , led by Kris Olds from University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Susan Robertson from University of Bristol (UK)

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The Phenomenology of Participation: Derrida and the Future of Pedagogy - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Phenomenology of Participation: Derrida and the Future of Pedagogy - Hybrid Pedagogy | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Hospitality in the classroom and digital pedagogical practices encourage participatory pedagogy and collective action. This model of learning and teaching emphasizes the shared responsibility between all members to contribute to...
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When was the last time we taught "hospitality" in the effort to achieve participatory pedagogy and collective action - something as simple as building a Google doc together?

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N.Y. Public Library Plans Face-to-Face Learning Hubs for MOOC Students

N.Y. Public Library Plans Face-to-Face Learning Hubs for MOOC Students | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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How Minecraft is helping the United Nations improve the world

How Minecraft is helping the United Nations improve the world | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Four years after first teaming up with the creators of Minecraft in hopes of using the game to help reshape urban slums, an official from the United Nations says the program is a surprisingly...

Via Susan Bainbridge
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Steve Davis, history prof at the University of Kentucky, has successfully deployed a Minecraft-based project with his students in South African history. Looks like it has much potential.

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Ines Evaristo's curator insight, April 23, 10:01 PM

Esos son usos positivos de los videojuegos!!

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Playing In The Classroom With The Ivanhoe Game – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Playing In The Classroom With The Ivanhoe Game – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Fabulous idea - in design and implementation

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ExtensionEngine's curator insight, September 4, 12:28 PM

Great example of simulations and games used in the classroom to stimulate and augment learning

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Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook | Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching

Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook | Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

From the Blend Sync Team: "The Handbook includes a Blended Synchronous Learning Design Framework that offers pedagogical, technological and logistical recommendations for teachers attempting to design and implement blended synchronous learning lessons (see Chapter 14). It also includes a Rich-Media Synchronous Technology Capabilities Framework to support the selection of technologies for different types of learning activities (see Chapter 4), as well as a review of relevant literature, a summary of the Blended Synchronous Learning Scoping Study results, detailed reports of each of the seven case studies, and a cross-case analysis. For those who are interested, the BlendSync Final Report and External Evaluation Report are also from the OLT website at the following URLs:

http://www.olt.gov.au/system/files/resources/ID11_1931_Bower_Report_2014.pdf
http://www.olt.gov.au/system/files/resources/ID11_1931_Bower_Report_evaluation_2014.pdf

A list of academic papers and links to recordings of presentations that have arisen out of the project is posted at http://blendsync.org/publications .


The BlendSync Team:
Matt Bower (Macquarie University)
Gregor Kennedy (The University of Melbourne)
Barney Dalgarno (Charles Sturt University)
Mark J. W. Lee (Charles Sturt University)

Web: http://blendsync.org
Email: info@blendsync.org

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learning design and case studies focused on the use of three technologies— videoconferencing, web conferencing and 3D virtual worlds

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Who uses MOOCs and how?

Who uses MOOCs and how? | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

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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MOOC study of Coursera students creates new "taxonomy of engagement" | helpful for understanding issues re completion rates

MOOC study of Coursera students creates new "taxonomy of engagement" | helpful for understanding issues re completion rates | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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GREAT series of names for engagement patterns:

bystanders, collectors, viewers, solvers, all-rounders

 

SOME OTHER IDEAS: what about the way-finders - those who help create signposts for others to follow as learners navigate the course? or the web-makers - assisters/facilitators who help craft communities among learners?

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Henry Reichman at AAUP conference: Faculty Should Play Role in Taming Wild West of Academic Tweets - issue of academic freedom

Henry Reichman at AAUP conference: Faculty Should Play Role in Taming Wild West of Academic Tweets - issue of academic freedom | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Universities with strict social media policies risk trampling academic freedoms, one professor argues.
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Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript

Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Twine publishes to HTML, so your work can be published online. 

 

Twine was originally created by Chris Klimas in 2009 and is now maintained by community sourcing at several different repositories.

 

Tumblr site includes examples published in the Interactive Fiction Database

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Research by Carlos Freitas on How Socialbots Infiltrate Twitter - case study on software devt group - gender bias clear | MIT Tech Rev

Research by Carlos Freitas on How Socialbots Infiltrate Twitter - case study on software devt group - gender bias clear | MIT Tech Rev | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Automated bots can not only evade detection but also gather followers and become influential among various social groups, say computer scientists who have let their bots loose on Twitter.
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- estimated 20 million fake Twitter accounts already set up

- Carlos Freitas at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil

- socialbots they have created not only infiltrated social groups on Twitter but became influential among them as well
- studied group focused on software development
- female social bots were much more effective at generating followers among the group of socially connected software developers

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European Students and Employers Seek More Web-Development MOOCs – high student satisfaction ratings

European Students and Employers Seek More Web-Development MOOCs – high student satisfaction ratings | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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students say MOOCs are more effective than "colleges" in teaching web development skills e.g., HTML5

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How the Internet of Things Will Change Business | a new class of computer | MIT Technology Review

How the Internet of Things Will Change Business | a new class of computer | MIT Technology Review | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Are companies ready for billions of everyday objects to join the Internet?
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What does this mean for education?

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Behind Harvard’s explosion of online classes: a flurry of lights, camera, action - The Boston Globe

Behind Harvard’s explosion of online classes: a flurry of lights, camera, action - The Boston Globe | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Quietly, Harvard has built what amounts to an in-house production company to create MOOCs, or massive open online courses, high-end online classes that prestigious universities have for the last two years offered for free to anyone in the world, generally without formal credit.
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30 employees, $75-$150K per course

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Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education -- Campus Technology

Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education -- Campus Technology | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Google is now taking applications for a limited preview of a new app called Google Classroom — a tool that brings learning management functionality to the Google Apps for Education suite.
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Professional Learning in MOOCs | researchers stunned that passive "learners" don't really learn much even if self-regulated

by Colin Milligan and Allison Littlejohn of Glasgow Caledonian U and Obiageli Ukadike of Havard Medical School - research funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Here's the research paper on the 400 CME learners taking the edX course from Harvard Medical School that was featured in the Wired Campus article by Danya Perez-Hernandez (May 1, 2014)  http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/passive-mooc-students-dont-retain-new-knowledge-study-finds/52295

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