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Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out | Inside Higher Ed

Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out | Inside Higher Ed | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
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there isn't a discussion here about whether the dropout rate means the same thing in a MOOC as in a traditional course.

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Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them) - EdSurge News

Udacity helped popularize the idea of offering college-level courses online to anyone for free, a format known as MOOCs (for Massive Open Onlin
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The Pedagogic Architecture of MOOC: A Research Project on Educational Courses in Spanish | Fernández-Díaz | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

The Pedagogic Architecture of MOOC: A Research Project on Educational Courses in Spanish | Fernández-Díaz | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
The Pedagogic Architecture of MOOC: A Research Project on Educational Courses in Spanish
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Ask The Chefs: Should Peer Review Change?

Ask The Chefs: Should Peer Review Change? | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
In anticipation of Peer Review Week, we've asked the Chefs their opinions on if and how peer review might change. Come tell us yours!
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Building Your Own Online Class? - How To Choose the MOOC Platform - moocnewsandreviews.com

Building Your Own Online Class? - How To Choose the MOOC Platform - moocnewsandreviews.com | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever considered building your own open online class, the first step is determining which MOOC platform will best suit your needs. Luckily, several free MOOC platforms exist. The following is a review of their strengths and weaknesses and of the type of user each might be most appropriate for.
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The MOOC Phenomenon: Who Takes Massive Open Online Courses and Why? by Gayle Christensen, Andrew Steinmetz, Brandon Alcorn, Amy Bennett, Deirdre Woods, Ezekiel J. Emanuel :: SSRN

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have commanded considerable public attention due to their sudden rise and disruptive potential. But there are no robust, pub
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MIT deems half online, half in-person master's program a success

MIT deems half online, half in-person master's program a success | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
Administrators at Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they are “floored” by the quality of students in its half online, half in-person master's degree program. Expansion plans are in the works.
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MOOCs Offer Learners Emotional Growth, Not Just Facts

MOOCs Offer Learners Emotional Growth, Not Just Facts | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
New research from Duke University has found that beyond new facts, MOOCs help students develop positive attitudes, keep motivated and value diversity.
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For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students

For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
MIT students reported that taking course online -- instead of same course on campus -- was less stressful than their in-person classes.
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MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now? (EdSurge News)

MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now? (EdSurge News) | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it

I took one of the very first MOOCs, and back then the videos, assignments, and certificates were all free. That was in 2011. Unfortunately, this experience can’t be replicated in 2017.


As MOOC providers focussed on finding a business model, they started putting certain aspects of the exper
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The open in MOOC must include the ability to create courses ~ Stephen Downes

The open in MOOC must include the ability to create courses ~ Stephen Downes | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes
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Why Is Live Interactive Video Streaming So Rare Among MOOCs and LMSs? | eLearningInside News

Why Is Live Interactive Video Streaming So Rare Among MOOCs and LMSs? | eLearningInside News | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
It might not be a coincidence that some of the most fastest growing companies are those that prioritize live interactive video.
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Construction of Modern Educational Technology MOOC Platform Based on Courseware Resource Storage System | Li | International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)

Construction of Modern Educational Technology MOOC Platform Based on Courseware Resource Storage System | Li | International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
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Academic Minute: MOOCs

Academic Minute: MOOCs | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
Today on the Academic Minute, Stephanie Blackmon, assistant professor of higher education at the College of William & Mary, discusses whether massive open online courses can have a positive effect on higher education. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
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1.8-million student MOOC demonstrates teaching and learning renaissance

1.8-million student MOOC demonstrates teaching and learning renaissance | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
Josh Kim says the Times and others don’t get that a MOOC with 1.8 million students is demonstrating a postsecondary teaching and learning renaissance. Here’s why.
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MOOC Adaptation and Translation to Improve Equity in Participation | Wolfenden | Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D

MOOC Adaptation and Translation to Improve Equity in Participation | Wolfenden | Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
MOOC Adaptation and Translation to Improve Equity in Participation
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What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All? - EdSurge News


If you’ve ever zoned out during a lecture, or if your students are prone to distraction as you click through your PowerPoint deck, that’s partl
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For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students

For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
MIT students reported that taking course online -- instead of same course on campus -- was less stressful than their in-person classes.
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"The best part was the contact!": Understanding postgraduate students’ experiences of wrapped MOOCs | Jaffer | Open Praxis

"The best part was the contact!": Understanding postgraduate students’ experiences of wrapped MOOCs
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Essay: Looking back at predictions about MOOCs

Essay: Looking back at predictions about MOOCs | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
Cathy Sandeen looks back at her past predictions and claims about massive open online courses to see how they’ve held up.
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After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?

After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter? | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
Five years and 11 million students on, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the nonprofit organization, says there is still plenty of innovation to come from the venture and its university partners: “We’re just getting started.”
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Coursera’s Rick Levin on the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials (EdSurge News)

Coursera’s Rick Levin on the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials (EdSurge News) | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
Coursera sits somewhat awkwardly on the border between traditional higher education and the Silicon Valley-forces working to disrupt it. The venture-backed startup based in Mountain View (near all those online giants like Google and Facebook) has partnered with more than 150 colleges and universitie
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Seminar - Teachers’ Awareness of Guidelines for Quality Assurance when developing MOOCs

Seminar - Teachers’ Awareness of Guidelines for Quality Assurance when developing MOOCs | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
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Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data -- Campus Technology

Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data -- Campus Technology | Moocs for L2 Writing | Scoop.it
Two of the brains behind the institutions' edX programs have released results of a joint research project that mined the data generated through four years of MOOC activity.
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