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Reports | MOOC Research

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A stack of reports released from the #Gates #MOOC research initiative. I'm not rushing to open them up today. 

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UK student debt crisis intensifies - World Socialist Web Site

UK student debt crisis intensifies - World Socialist Web Site | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
Graduates in the UK are expected to have an average of £66,897 to pay for higher education tuition according to a recent study.
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Marxian analysis of fee rises and cuts to tuition grants claims the impacts will  fall disproportionately on the most disadvantaged students, and families raising children. Anecdotal evidence presented by writer on a further fee hike on the way. 

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International education: the ground is shifting - International Unit

International education: the ground is shifting - International Unit | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
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Academic sounds warning note for UK HEIs that they must adapt and improve, in order to maintain international student income

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The Coming MOOC Copyright Problem And Its Impact on Students and Universities - moocnewsandreviews.com

The Coming MOOC Copyright Problem And Its Impact on Students and Universities - moocnewsandreviews.com | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
Educators and institutions have a choice about who controls MOOC copyright, their ability to earn revenue and their MOOC user data.
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I'm arguing that MOOC producers need to be sure they are getting a good deal. The rights precedents are stacking up in favour of the platforms, who see education as a publishing deal. I disagree. Learning is a wholly different kind of contract. 

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Infograph - Demographics of people taking MOOCs

Infograph - Demographics of people taking MOOCs | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303759604579093400834738972.html?KEYWORDS=higher+education#articleTabs%3Dinteractive 


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:20 AM

Nice to see illustrated maps 

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3 Observations | Inside Higher Ed

3 Observations | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
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Joshua Kim on the disconnect of faculty and campus in learning technology: faculty innovates, management puts the brakes on, or heistates to adopt widely. Question for LMS: do unified platforms solve the problem technically ? Probably yes. Socially ? Possbily no. 

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Massive open online courses and online distance learning: review - Publications - GOV.UK

Massive open online courses and online distance learning: review - Publications - GOV.UK | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
Provides an overview of recent reports, writings and opinion on massive open online courses (MOOCs). BIS research paper number 130
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This (by the scoopit curator) is a balanced overview of the MOOC literature and the research corpus on it

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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 LIT | Scoop.it

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 8, 2013 1:32 PM

Interesting why they use metrics for face to face courses when these are completely different.  

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20 Things the Matter with MOOCs

20 Things the Matter with MOOCs | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
20 Things the Matter with MOOCs 1. MOOCs are the bastard children of 1980s cyber-utopianism and post-1945 economic neoliberalism. 2. MOOCs are a 21st century manifestation of cyberspace’s revolutio...

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Emerging Student Patterns in MOOCs: A (Revised) Graphical View -

Emerging Student Patterns in MOOCs: A (Revised) Graphical View - | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 24, 2013 1:05 PM

short article with graphic about 'types' of MOOC learners

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Coursera shifts focus from 'impact on learners' to 'reach of universities' -

Coursera shifts focus from 'impact on learners' to 'reach of universities' - | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
Richard Levin, the new CEO of Coursera, is getting quite clear about the new goals for the company. At first glance the changes might seem semantic in nature, but I believe the semantics are revealing. Consider this interview with the Washington Post … Continue reading →
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e-learning observer Phil Hill  with a critique of Coursera's apparent shift to serve the goals of institutions rather than of learners

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Students are made to believe that 'university is all about them'

Students are made to believe that 'university is all about them' | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
Student satisfaction does not say much about the quality of education, says Joanna Williams. Labour's manifesto needs to be more radical and push for intellectual challenge
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Guardian stokes controversy on student satisfaction as the ultimate measure of value of studying. Williams concludes students should pay if their own happiness is the product on offer

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Why I Still Believe in Badges | DMLcentral

Why I Still Believe in Badges | DMLcentral | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
“Badges are plots by for-profit institutions to disrupt state-funded higher education. It's all about money and trying to turn a public good into a privatized for-profit revenue stream.
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Good controversy on whether credentialling (eg of MOOC) can be open-sourced or will it inevitably by captured for profit-seekers

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Minding the gap

Minding the gap | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
Only 40% of black college students graduate within six years; 62% of whites do. No one knows why. One academic has suggested teaching “grit” and...
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The Economist focusses on how Learning Technology closes the achievement gap in US colleges. Great to see social justice as an outcome in both Education and Education Tech. 

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Laureate's growing global network of institutions | Inside Higher Ed

Laureate's growing global network of institutions | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
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globally ambitious for-profit HE brand shows that it can extract over half of its student revenues to marketing and profit. 

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PUB9014.pdf

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Who owns what learners do in a MOOC is going to be thorny topic. Educause is optimistic that Fair Use will cover it: but this rests on learners making original "transformative" use of copyrighted third party material in the MOOC. Not many do. 

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Internet mentors could supplant traditional lecturers

Internet mentors could supplant traditional lecturers | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
Horizon Scanning study points to a ‘new kind of pedagogy’ in higher education by 2020
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This is the flipside of the MOOC enabling students to be assembled in a way that intersects vertically with the traditional continuum of education. The tutors hop in from above when you need them, they don't wait in a queue to see the learners

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FutureLearn launch presents crucial opportunities for adult learners | NIACE

FutureLearn launch presents crucial opportunities for adult learners | NIACE | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
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NIACE using BIS report MATURING OF THE MOOC to frame debate on MOOCs

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Iversity wants to be the Coursera of Europe

Iversity wants to be the Coursera of Europe | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
Berlin-based startup iversity plans on bringing the MOOC "revolution" to Europe. 

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U.K. MOOCs Alliance, Futurelearn, Adds British Council To Its Free Higher Education Roster | TechCrunch

U.K. MOOCs Alliance, Futurelearn, Adds British Council To Its Free Higher Education Roster | TechCrunch | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Calling All Lecturers The U.K. MOOCs alliance, Futurelearn, which was announced last December and will be offering its first free courses "from mid-2013" with the aim of creating ...

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Massive Open Online Courses, aka MOOCs, Transform Higher Education and Science: Scientific American

Massive Open Online Courses, aka MOOCs, Transform Higher Education and Science: Scientific American | MOOCs LIT | Scoop.it
Science, engineering and technology courses have been in the vanguard of the massive open online course movement. These classes also are providing fodder for scientific research on learning

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