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Massive Open Online Course: A possible substitute for face-to-face lectures? | HASTAC

Massive Open Online Course: A possible substitute for face-to-face lectures? | HASTAC | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Course: A possible substitute for face-to-face lectures? via @hastac #edchat #MOOC http://t.co/wbaFSAXGBS
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Will MOOCS Wear Out Their Welcome?

Will MOOCS Wear Out Their Welcome? | MOOCs | Scoop.it

The real problem is that eventually the new creations (MOOCS) will wear out their welcome. 


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Dear Harvard Arts & Science professors, it is not MOOCs you have to fear

macchiavelli http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccol%C3%B2_MachiavelliNot a day goes by now without a story about on the one hand foretelling great change in higher education brought about by revolutionary… (Indeed, @david_glance!
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WATCH: Will Massively Open Online Courses Transform The Way We Learn?

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TIME: 4:40p-5:40p EST The “MOOC” is perceived as a major disruptive force in teaching, clearly one that the education world is talking about as hundreds of thousands of students across the globe log on to courses from some of the best professors on...
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Research publications on Massive Open Online Courses and Personal Learning Environments | Rita Kop - Welsh Cloggy blog

Research publications on Massive Open Online Courses and Personal Learning Environments | Rita Kop - Welsh Cloggy blog | MOOCs | Scoop.it

People interested in Massive Open Online Courses will probably be aware of the research by Helene Fournier and me on Personal Learning Environments and MOOCs. … The research has resulted in a number of publications and I thought it might be useful to post links to all of our journal articles, conference papers and presentations that were published  in relation to PLEs and MOOCs in one space.


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, July 1, 2013 2:57 PM

And that is exactly what this blog post by Rita Kop aka Welsh Cloggy is about, a clickable list of publications focused on one specific MOOC, PLENK2010. For those to whom this doesn't ring a bell, beware. The publications are about cMOOCs, the connectivist variant of MOOCs, which are almost the antithesis of xMOOCs, the ones about which there is so much to do. Not only are cMOOCs the older ones, these articles also provide a lot of pause to think about how we may or could or perhaps even should take xMOOCs forward to provide a less rigid and more social experience to the learners. (@pbsloep)

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What Professors Can Learn From 'Hard Core' MOOC...

What Professors Can Learn From 'Hard Core' MOOC... | MOOCs | Scoop.it
People who have taken dozens of massive open online courses share their advice for those teaching them.
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Don't Be a MOOC Dropout: How to Survive and Thrive in a Massive Open Online Course - moocnewsandreviews.com

Don't Be a MOOC Dropout: How to Survive and Thrive in a Massive Open Online Course - moocnewsandreviews.com | MOOCs | Scoop.it
You might have heard about the workload or the high MOOC dropout rate. By following this advice, you should be able to finish a MOOC. (Thinking about enrolling in a Open Online Course? this is a great prime.
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Penn State Associate Professor of English Stuart Selber on MOOCs - Technorati

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses with open access through world wide web.
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Will Online Courses (MOOCs) Help More Students Stay in School?

Will Online Courses (MOOCs) Help More Students Stay in School? | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Critics of massive online open courses (MOOCs) are right not to prematurely praise online education, yet online certification programs could help some students stay in school.

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MOOC ownership raises intellectual property debate - University World News

MOOC ownership raises intellectual property debate University World News Colleges broadly threaten faculty members' copyrights and academic freedom in claiming ownership of the massive open online courses, or MOOCS, their instructors have...
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Hybrid Pedagogy's MOOCification MOOCathon | HASTAC

Hybrid Pedagogy's MOOCification MOOCathon | HASTAC | MOOCs | Scoop.it

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A look at some MOOCs, or massive open online courses - Washington Post

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A look at some MOOCs. A few massive open online course (MOOC) learning opportunities while school is out: More news about education.
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Deakin offers fee-for-assesment in new MOOC - The Australian

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Deakin offers fee-for-assesment in new MOOC
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Amid global uncertainty over the implications of the MOOC phenomena,Deakin University will test the waters with its new DeakinConnect platform.
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Real Life: MOOCs Filling Private-sector Skills Gaps by Jennifer Neibert - eLearningFeeds.com

Real Life: MOOCs Filling Private-sector Skills Gaps by Jennifer Neibert - eLearningFeeds.com | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Recognizing a shortfall of talent with robust HTML5 skills, Boston-based staffing firm Aquent created a massive open online course (MOOC) that attract...
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MOOCs, edX and the reinvention of education

MOOCs, edX and the reinvention of education | MOOCs | Scoop.it

What edX is intending to do is to thus expand higher education and not destroy universities.  It aims to provide traditional university models with the tools, research, and pedagogy to succeed in a growing digital culture and face the other challenges with respect to learning and recruitment in higher education.


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The rise of the Mooc

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Newsnight's David Grossman looks at the impact of Moocs, online courses aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web.
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Survey: Alumni, parents have more favorable view of MOOCs than students

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While the conversation around massive open online courses (MOOCs) has been largely focused on the good they can do for students, a new survey suggests that it’s parents and alumni who have the most positive views of the technology (RT @MHEducation: .
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The MOOC Model: Challenging Traditional Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The MOOC Model: Challenging Traditional Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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MOOC Design Principles. A Pedagogical Approach from the Learner’s Perspective

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RT @yvetteinmb: #MOOC Design Principles. A Pedagogical Approach from the Learner’s Perspective. #learningdesign http://t.co/V8snIhNdoz
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Intellectual property of MOOCs and who own them

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MOOCs and intellectual property.  Who own the content of MOOCs?  Are they are intellectual property of the professors, the institution or MOOC providers? In this post on professors want to own mooc...
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Are MOOCs really the worst threat to the future of universities?

Are MOOCs really the worst threat to the future of universities? | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Cathy Davidson: Over and over, MOOCs are swamping lessons learned over the last decades about all kinds and forms of online learning, distance  education, continuing education, and open peer-to-peer learning.  Faculty are freaking out because suddenly MOOCs are the only thing anyone seems to be talking about.  And there are lots and lots of other problems that deserve attention

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Are MOOCs taking us back to the Industrial Revolution? Old system, new package

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What is online education like? There was an old Chinese motto: Poor rice fields won't attract farmers to plow, but once there are farmers plowing such fields, many other farmers would join in and c...

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Online universities: it's time for teachers to join the revolution

Online universities: it's time for teachers to join the revolution | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Moocs, the new model of university education, have no race, colour, sex or wealth barriers, and can be accessed at a click (Online universities: it's time for teachers to join the revolution http://t.co/i6eeit1Rnj)...
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Deakin's MOOC launch a test-bed for learning redevelopment - The Australian Financial Review

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The Australian Financial Review Deakin's MOOC launch a test-bed for learning redevelopment The Australian Financial Review Unlike the MOOC offerings from most universities, Deakin's free online course will be a taster designed to promote fee-paying...
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Why We Fear MOOCs - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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In a 2002 book the anthropologist David D. Gilmore explored our culture’s fascination with monsters. He noted that most monsters are a sort of hybrid. They defy simple explanation because they tend to straddle categories. They might be part human and part animal (like a werewolf) or part living and part dead (like a vampire). The monster is thus a mutated version of something we are already familiar with; it is both familiar and strange. It’s the monster’s amorphous nature that we find upsetting—it blurs categories, so it upsets the natural order of things, causing chaos.

I think that’s why we fear MOOCs. As hybrids, they defy easy categorization and threaten to upset the tidy categories we have for judging who is and is not college-educated. Like monsters, MOOCs threaten to disrupt our social world and bring chaos in their wake.

Our most basic understanding of the college experience used to be twofold: It occurs during a finite period of time, and in a fixed place known as a campus. Those two assumptions have taken on the status of  “social facts,” in the words of Émile Durkheim. Both of those ideas are so much a part of our culture that we often do not even notice them or think to question them.

First, we celebrate a practice called “going to college,” which, for many students, includes living on a physical campus that is often a sort of sanctuary, set apart from the everyday life of work and commerce and populated by a student body almost exclusively composed of those under 30. No matter which college a student attends, it will have its own architecture, social hierarchies, behavioral norms, dress code, and rituals.


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