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What is a MOOC? Are they all the same? (No) What are the issues? The MOOC debate is moving fast at the moment. Here are some highlights of the discussion.
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HEA publishes first research into learning and teaching of Moocs

HEA publishes first research into learning and teaching of Moocs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Research shows the place and visibility of the teacher is still important in today's higher education
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"Research shows the place and visibility of the teacher is still important in today's higher education"

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The year of no s**t Sherlock - The Ed Techie

The year of no s**t Sherlock - The Ed Techie | MOOCs | Scoop.it
With apologies for the potty mouth title. If you want a really good review of the year from an ed tech perspective then I suggest reading Audrey Watters' series of posts. One thing that I found myself doing repeatedly this...
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Oh look at all this new stuff in 2013! Not!

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the post-MOOC-hype landscape: what's REALLY next? | the theoryblog

the post-MOOC-hype landscape: what's REALLY next? | the theoryblog | MOOCs | Scoop.it
we're in a van. with ice. and summer tires. it's a metaphor.
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Listen! What do you think? The many conversations which need to happen about MOOCs 

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The failure of Udacity: lessons on quality for future MOOCs

The failure of Udacity: lessons on quality for future MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The promise was simple, but the idea couldn’t have been bigger.Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) would make courses from Harvard and MIT available free to anyone with an internet connection.
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What happens when education gets forgotten

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In The Wake of MOOC Hype, What Shall We Talk About? | the theoryblog

In The Wake of MOOC Hype, What Shall We Talk About? | the theoryblog | MOOCs | Scoop.it
now that the Typhoid Mary of MOOC hype has moved on, ima talk about what i actually DO in non-VC participatory MOOCs. and hope that maybe the conversation can move, too.
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One of the best posts on the failure of Udacity

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MOOCs Forum

MOOCs Forum | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The only international journal dedicated to discussing and resolving the pedagogical, legal, academic, record keeping and security issues related to Massive, Open, Online Courses.
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A journal about MOOCs?! Seems a long way from the original cMOOC idea...

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Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Original vision lost in scramble for profit and repackaging of old ideas, say pair
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This is why I'm not convinced...

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Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs? | Education and Careers

Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs? | Education and Careers | MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOCs (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but, as is to be expected from such a new medium, these
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Where's the 50% completion reported to Grainne Conole?

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Beyond Rigor | Profession | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Beyond Rigor | Profession | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The voices that decry collective, playful learning, often do so from the soapbox of rigor: How can this sort of wild learning -- that doesn’t aim at specific objectives, that focuses on dialogue and creativity instead of content mastery -- ever pass muster as meaningful academic work? - See more at: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Beyond_Rigor.html#sthash.8cqrxZjm.dpuf

"Play is critical inquiry"

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Playfulness is a vital part of deep intellectual inquiry

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elearnspace › The greatest MOOC conference in the history of MOOCs

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At last! xMOOCers and cMOOCers talking!

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FutureLearn & the role of MOOCs - The Ed Techie

FutureLearn & the role of MOOCs - The Ed Techie | MOOCs | Scoop.it
If you're working in higher ed in the UK you will no doubt have seen that FutureLearn had its beta launch last week. Some disclosure - FutureLearn is owned by the OU & I've been partially involved in its development,...
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What do YOU think?

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Insight on MOOC student types from ELI Focus Session -

Insight on MOOC student types from ELI Focus Session - | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Michael and I had the privilege of leading off the ELI Online Spring Focus Session on MOOCs (taking place today, Apr 3, and tomorrow).
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What sort of student completes a MOOC?

 

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MOOCs May Not Be So Disruptive After All

MOOCs May Not Be So Disruptive After All | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The popular courses are here to stay, but barriers to the kind of unfettered online education that some once envisioned have proved quite high.
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It's not easy to be truly disruptive in any field...

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Learner support in MOOCs. An alternative perspective ~ Stephen's Web

Learner support in MOOCs. An alternative perspective ~ Stephen's Web | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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Definitely something that needs working on

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» All MOOCs don’t work for all students. Are you surprised? Virtual Canuck

» All MOOCs don’t work for all students. Are you surprised? Virtual Canuck | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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"Our digital natives may be able to use technologies, but that does not mean they can learn from them. Being able to read and write nevermeant that you could therefore learn from books" (Laurillard, 2013, p. xvii)

Laurillard, D. (2013). Foreword to the second edition. In H. Beetham & R. Sharpe (Eds.), Rethinking pedagogy for a digital age: designing for 21st century learning (2nd ed.). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

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Massiveness + Openness = New Literacies of Participation?

The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
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This paper by Bonnie Stewart gets to the heart of MOOCs

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MOOCs, Norway, and the ecology of digital learning

MOOCs, Norway, and the ecology of digital learning | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Despite its fairly general title, this post by Tony Bates unpacks some of the common themes around MOOCs

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cMOOCs and xMOOCs - key differences

cMOOCs and xMOOCs - key differences | MOOCs | Scoop.it
As xMOOCs become more successful and begin to experiment with pedagogies that go beyond the didactic video lecture approach, I have been trying to understand the essential differences between the o...
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As Jenny Mackness says, there are cMOOCs, and the rest...

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MOOCs going mainstream? This may be the year

MOOCs going mainstream? This may be the year | MOOCs | Scoop.it
By thinking of courses like apps, and an education as an operating system, more students are leaving the classroom behind.
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I'm not convinced...

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e4innovation.com » Blog Archive » A new classification for MOOCs

e4innovation.com » Blog Archive » A new classification for MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Beyond cMOOCs and xMOOCs

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Evaluating the Strategic and Leadership Challenges of MOOCs

Evaluating the Strategic and Leadership Challenges of MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
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Stephen Marshall uses Porter's Five Forces to analyse the impact of MOOCs on NZ universities, with implications for the future of universities in general

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How Do Learners Experience Open Online Learning?

How Do Learners Experience Open Online Learning? | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Free, collaboratively produced, insightful. What do students think of OE, online learning, MOOCs?

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Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed? | MOOCs | Scoop.it
This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs. Almost immediately after I uploaded this preview to YouTube, someone on Twitter politely challenged me. She took umbrage...
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Pedagogy: MOOCs vs the LMS. It depends on the MOOC, and on the LMS, and the way they're used, i.e. the pedagogy

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What's the Difference Between OCWs and MOOCs? Managing Expectations.

What's the difference between OCWs and MOOCs? At the end of the day, it may be nothing more than managing expectations. Let's take Physics for example. Here's the MIT OCW Physics course from 1999. ...
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It's what you think it is?

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