Massive open online courses saw great growth in 2015, and according to new data from Reportlinker, more demand for this affordable education option means more growth. Driven by increased platform connectivity and device-based computing adoption, as well as the emergence of online and collaborative learning and technology personalization, Reportlinker estimates the MOOC market to grow by nearly $7 billion by 2020. Here’s a look at where MOOCs fared last year by the numbers with data collected by Class Central: 35 million: total number . . .
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are the subject of a lot debate in the blogosphere. Will they be a disruptive technology for universities? Will they take over the trainer’s job in corporate organizations?
The hottest trends this fall on campus? Denim jeggings. Nerd glasses. Studded backpacks. Instagram. The MOOC. Hailed by politicians and journalists as the affordable future of higher education, the MOOC is neither fashion accessory nor smartphone app. It’s a massive open online course—a college class available for free online to tens of thousands of people …
The academic journey of university students on Facebook: an analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semester
This paper reports on an observation of 70 university students’ use of their personal social network site (SNS), Facebook, over a 22-week university study period. The study sought to determine the extent that university students use their personal SNSs to support learning by exploring frequencies of academic-related content and topics being discussed. The findings reported in the paper reveal that students used their personal SNSs to discuss academic-related topics, particularly to share experiences about doing work or procrastinating, course content and grades. Mapping academic-related activity frequencies over the 22 weeks illustrated that around certain points in the academic calendar, particularly times when students’ assignments or exams were nearing, academic activity increased, suggesting that SNSs may play an important role in a students’ academic experience.
The findings suggest that many students today may be leaving traces of their academic journey online and that academics should be aware that these interactions may also exist in their own students’ online social spaces. This study offers opportunities for future research, particularly research which seeks to determine differences between individuals’ academic activity, the extent that intensive SNSs use supports or distracts students from learning, as well as the extent to which universities should or can harness SNSs to improve the student experience.
Keywords: informal learning; social networking; Facebook; university students; social network sites
Cisco-sponsored promotional video on the Udacity/SJSU partnership As most people in ed-tech circles have heard by now, a much-touted MOOC experiment has ended in embarrassment. In January, Udacity, a for-profit founded by Google and Stanford employee Sebastian Thrun to create customized online college-level video-based courses, announced that it would partner with San Jose State University …
Taylor & Francis Online Special Issue: MOOCs: Emerging Research on Opening up education curated by Robert Schuwer (Taylor & Francis Online Special Issue: MOOCs: Emerging Research | @scoopit http://t.co/umfULsfPcB)...
This digest of reports and papers published over the past year is provided to support the ongoing debate on MOOCs, Open Educational Resources and online educati ("Ten useful reports on #MOOCs and online education" #higherEd
Traditional lectures, especially when given to large audiences, are characterized by a prevalent passivity of students as well as reduced interactions between the lecturer and the audience. For some years, research has been devoted to exploring how new media can be harnessed to support and promote collaborative activities in large learning groups. … investigation of the capabilities of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) led to the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) capable of providing several ten thousands of learners with access to courses over the web. … The Special Issue aimed to gather research works in the field of massive courses with a special focus on enhancing interaction between lecturers-students or students-student in face-to-face situations or completely online by using different kind of technologies …
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