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...
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.
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.
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...
The Guardian A look at some MOOCs, or massive open online courses Washington Post A look at some MOOCs. A few massive open online course (MOOC) learning opportunities while school is out: More news about education.
Deakin offers fee-for-assesment in new MOOC The Australian Amid global uncertainty over the implications of the MOOC phenomena,Deakin University will test the waters with its new DeakinConnect platform.
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.
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: .
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
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)...
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...
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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