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How to invest in the right education technology - eCampus News

How to invest in the right education technology - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Forget MOOCS, say technology investors. What higher ed should invest in are personalized learning platforms that provide simple data on outcomes.
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More than just MOOCs the future of higher ed may rely on big data

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Researchers: MOOCs as Effective for Learning as Traditional Courses -- Campus Technology

Researchers: MOOCs as Effective for Learning as Traditional Courses -- Campus Technology | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses can be as effective to help students learn as face-to-face classes — and the learning outcomes will be equivalent whether or not they're academically prepared for the class or whether they perform well or poorly on a pretest.
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Learning from MOOC mistakes, one click at a time - eCampus News

Learning from MOOC mistakes, one click at a time - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
A MOOC is getting a thorough review -- one click at a time for 6.9 million clicks, and the result could be higher engagement among learners.
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Excellent data on techniques to make MOOCs engaging

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INFOGRAPHIC: Global MOOC statistics - eCampus News

INFOGRAPHIC: Global MOOC statistics - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Are MOOCs just a trend that will soon die out? According to recent statistics, if it is a trend, it’s only increasing—and increasing around the world.
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MOOCs: 'Cakewalk for some' and 'a disaster for others' - eCampus News

MOOCs: 'Cakewalk for some' and 'a disaster for others' - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The president of Stanford University, a laboratory for MOOC experimentation, questions the future of MOOCs as key pieces to online education programs.
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edX job placement experiment reveals MOOC resistance - eCampus News

edX job placement experiment reveals MOOC resistance - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
A failed job placement experiment at non-profit MOOC platform edX has cast a pall over using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for career services.
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It's still early in the MOOC experiment. The key to gaining traction in the business sector is developing assessments to validate learning. By creating assessments that assessment centers could use to validate learning, the MOOC movement could gain ground. HR departments can point to success of these assessments as proof the canidate possesses the knowledge and skills necessary for job performance. 

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The Campus Tsunami

The Campus Tsunami | MOOCs | Scoop.it
What happened to the newspaper and magazine business is about to happen to higher education: a rescrambling around the Web and online learning.
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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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The types of MOOCs that are available from the leading institutions are for professional so some of the data makes sense. MOOCs really haven't been marketed to students entering college at the freshman level.

 

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Early demographic data hints at what type of student takes a MOOC | Inside Higher Ed

Early demographic data hints at what type of student takes a MOOC | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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74% of the students who enroll in MOOCs offered by Coursera are from outside of the US!

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Public universities move to offer MOOCs for credit | Inside Higher Ed

Public universities move to offer MOOCs for credit | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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MOOC2Degree...excellent idea. Students get the first online class for free. Hooks them in.

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A University's Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers

A University's Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Colorado State University-Global Campus made the $89 offer but may have to adjust its thinking, officials say.
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Higher Education Evolution Part 2: Faculty's Role in 2023 - eCampus News

Higher Education Evolution Part 2: Faculty's Role in 2023 - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Online learning won’t be the only option in 2023, but it will be a prevalent one -- and that means faculty will find have to record all of their lectures.
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6 reasons why institutions offer MOOCs—and whether or not they’re working - eCampus News

6 reasons why institutions offer MOOCs—and whether or not they’re working - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
According to a new report, there are six main reasons why institutions are offering MOOCs, but only two of them are actually working.
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Learning in an introductory physics MOOC: All cohorts learn equally, including an on-campus class | Colvin | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Learning in an introductory physics MOOC: All cohorts learn equally, including an on-campus class | Colvin | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Learning in an introductory physics MOOC: All cohorts learn equally, including an on-campus class
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Incredible data on MOOC  success

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What role can MOOCs play in the development agenda? 5 key questions - eCampus News

What role can MOOCs play in the development agenda? 5 key questions - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
How can Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) accommodate those who are learning disabled and who need significant individualized attention?
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Interesting discussion on MOOC's role in the developing an educated citizenry. 

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4 vital tips for using MOOCs for majors - eCampus News

4 vital tips for using MOOCs for majors - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Involvement in massive online courses (MOOCs) might be the very thing that allows one's application to stand out from the crowd.
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Excellent way to determine interest in a subject.

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Tuition-free university receives accreditation - eCampus News

Tuition-free university receives accreditation - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The first graduating class of the tuition-free online University of the People just received an early graduation gift: accreditation for the university.
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MOOCs, Mechanization, and the Modern Professor

MOOCs, Mechanization, and the Modern Professor | MOOCs | Scoop.it
University instructors aren’t as insulated from technological change as we might have thought. From a labor standpoint, that could be bad news.
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Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course | MOOCs | Scoop.it
He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he...
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MOOCs are not for all learners. MOOCs as they are right now are for the independent learners. I predict the next big wave is competency based assessments given to students at the beginning of their time at the college and then customizing the college academic plan to the deficncies based on the assessments. In this model, students only will take courses that they need to fill the deficincies. This approach will honor the independent work done by the students whether done through a MOOC or other independent study. The universities and colleges will just have to figure out how to charge for the assessments and granting of credit.

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Cracking the MOOC 'assessment nut' - eCampus News

Cracking the MOOC 'assessment nut' - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOCs might not offer actionable lessons to professors and campus administrators until the experimental classes have a reliable assessment apparatus.
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If the college had a good way to offer a competency-based assessment to those students who want college credit for completion of a MOOC it will solve the problem. Students would not pay or receive credit for the class until they take the assessment. If they just wanted it for the knowledge it would be a low or no cost.

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MOOC Student Demographics (Spring 2013)

MOOC Student Demographics (Spring 2013) | MOOCs | Scoop.it
I report on survey responses from  1,207 of the 25,589 students who enrolled in a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled "Computational Investing, Part I" via coursera.org  in Spring 2013. The res...
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Great info on who completes a MOOC

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MOOC2Degree Initiative Raises the For-Credit Profile of MOOCs

MOOC2Degree Initiative Raises the For-Credit Profile of MOOCs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
New Program Brings an Innovative Twist to the World of MOOCs. Last week, Academic Partnerships introduced the MOOC2Degree program. Through this innovative
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Giving MOOCs Some Credit

Giving MOOCs Some Credit | MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOCs are convenient and mostly free, but very rarely credit-bearing. Now a growing number of institutions are working on ways to help give MOOC students credit where credit is due.
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The ultimate guide to MOOCs - eCampus News

The ultimate guide to MOOCs - eCampus News | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The majority of the world’s top 100 elite universities are now offering MOOCs through the different course platforms that are detailed in this guide.
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