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News & Events | Glasgow Caledonian University | Scotland, UK

News & Events | Glasgow Caledonian University | Scotland, UK | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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MOOC participants tend to be passive learners?  "Learners focused on activities such as watching videos and taking tests, with little evidence of learners relating new knowledge into practice, or of connecting to their peers through the discussion board."

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Five Lessons for Online Teaching from Finishing a MOOC – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Five Lessons for Online Teaching from Finishing a MOOC – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Create skimmable content: a big thumbs up from me

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Instead of abolishing traditional classrooms, online universities are opening new ones
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Shock!  Students are sociable!

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Retention and Intention in Massive Open Online Courses: In Depth (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Retention and Intention in Massive Open Online Courses: In Depth (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | MOOCs | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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We have argued that discussions of retention within MOOCs must always be considered in the context of student intent in order to have real meaning. At an even higher level, however, one might ask the question of whether retention is even the right metric by which to measure success in a MOOC.

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The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it | TED Blog

The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it | TED Blog | MOOCs | Scoop.it
George Siemens taught the first MOOC back in 2008. He shares his take on why they're still valid -- and what might happen next in higher ed.
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George Siemens on how the hype about MOOCs is wrong headed: "Suggestions of MOOCs replacing universities began to seem quaint and childlike."

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elearnspace › MOOCs: How did we get here?

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By George Siemens Decent stats on research from slide 44

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MOOCs in 2013: Breaking Down the Numbers (EdSurge News)

MOOCs in 2013: Breaking Down the Numbers (EdSurge News) | MOOCs | Scoop.it
In November 2011 I was taking one of the first MOOCs from Stanford. At that time, many new MOOCs were being announced and I started Class Central as a way to keep track of them and figure out what I should take next.
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Lots of stats about #moocs

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Why I Always Fail My MOOCs - ExitTicket Student Response System

Why I Always Fail My MOOCs - ExitTicket Student Response System | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Less than 7% of students enrolled in massive open online courses like Coursera complete the class. There's more to the reasoning than we're addressing.
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On how learning needs to be personalised

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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Large-scale online courses, hailed as a way to democratize higher education, have so far been plagued by very high attrition rates.
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Rethinking MOOCs - can we scale creativity?

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The Biggest Social Network No One Is Talking About: Gamers

The Biggest Social Network No One Is Talking About: Gamers | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The NSA is spying on gamers for the same reason it wants to spy on your Facebook account. It's a clear map of your relationships.
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" Gamers represent a massive, increasingly organized body that, in the eyes of advertisers and spymasters alike, resemble a social network."
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Are MOOCs Teaching the Wrong Things? | Via Meadia

Are MOOCs Teaching the Wrong Things? | Via Meadia | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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"Moocs can reduce costs and broaden access, both of which are highly desirable. But they have no special insight into tomorrow’s labour market... Technology is reducing the need for most kinds of labour. At the same time it is vastly expanding the number of channels for creative output. That ought to make humanities – and the study of humans – more relevant."

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BlendKit Course | Blended Learning Toolkit

BlendKit Course | Blended Learning Toolkit | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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The BlendKit Course is a set of subject matter neutral, open educational resources related to blended learning available for self-study or for group use. Periodically, these materials will also be used as the basis for a facilitated open, online course.

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MOOCs, cMOOCs and xMOOCs: time to split up

MOOCs, cMOOCs and xMOOCs: time to split up | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Research on the Information Society, the Digital Divide and Information and Communication Technologies for development
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Thoughtful discussion of x and c MOOCs

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How to get your ideas turned into a MOOC

How to get your ideas turned into a MOOC | MOOCs | Scoop.it
All you need, says the CEO of FutureLearn, is £10k-£20K and your ideas can reach a massive global audience.
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A good interview, though the interviewer is really wanting to make money, which is a shame

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QuickThoughts – A place to think and share » Blog Archive » Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education? » QuickThoughts - A place to think and share

QuickThoughts – A place to think and share » Blog Archive » Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education? » QuickThoughts - A place to think and share | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Opinion: Five myths about Moocs

Opinion: Five myths about Moocs | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Diana Laurillard explains why a model based on unsupervised learning is not the answer
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5 reasons why Laurillard is anti-mooc

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The 'hype cycle’ of Moocs and other big ideas

The 'hype cycle’ of Moocs and other big ideas | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Cut through the PR puff to unlock the true potential of novel notions, says David Maguire
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Amusing, not just about #MOOCs, lovely picture

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Opening Up | Next Steps for MOOCs and Libraries

Opening Up | Next Steps for MOOCs and Libraries | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Since the term was coined five years ago, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been a subject of much debate in educational circles.
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How Moocs can help learning: " “Accreditation is the single biggest obstacle to real learning,” Schmidt says. “There’s this idea that learning is only important to get college credit and college degrees. A lot of learning happens after you leave school, by working with other people and starting projects.”"

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: the C***** word is the problem!

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: the C***** word is the problem! | MOOCs | Scoop.it
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"Real demand lies in lifelong learners of all ages, backgrounds and locations."

 

"Conclusion

I simply ask you to flip your mind and see MOOCs not as courses but free content. In this respect, it’s more like Wikipedia and YouTube, both massive learning tools, used by hundreds of millions of learners. We don’t talk about drop-out in Wikipedia or YouTube. What they talk about are drop-ins – the huge amount of real use."
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