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Will MOOCs for making money kill MOOCs for learning or find new ways to quality teaching and learning?
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The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course

The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
Some of the largest online course providers say there will be big changes to their products in 2014.
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As the article says 'But if 2012 was the "Year of the MOOC," as The New York Times famously called it, 2013 might be dubbed the year that online education fell back to earth. Faculty at several institutions rebelled against the rapid expansion of online learning — and the nation's largest MOOC providers are responding.'

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MOOC News Roundup: What’s Happening Around the World

MOOC News Roundup: What’s Happening Around the World | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
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Covers - Record completion rates, MOOCs as cheap labour replacement, PhD by MOO, Canvas in the UK, German MOOC platform fellowship, MOOC in Brazil, OpenSource EdX, funding to research MOOC effectiveness.

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Week 5: A new classification for MOOCs by Gráinne Conole | MOOC ...

Week 5: A new classification for MOOCs by Gráinne Conole | MOOC ... | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
She was involved in the OLDS MOOC on Learning Design and is leading a team for a new Masters in Learning Innovation http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/postgrad/distance. This post argues that the current discourse around the ...
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Need-to-Know News: edX Reveals Surprsing Results from MOOC Study & New online model "Skillfeed"

Need-to-Know News: edX Reveals Surprsing Results from MOOC Study & New online model "Skillfeed" | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
In this ‘Need-to-Know’ blog post series I aim to share noteworthy stories that speak of need-to-know developments within higher education and K-12 that have the potential to influence, challenge an...
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What is a Massive Open Online Course Anyway? MN+R Attempts a Definition - moocnewsandreviews.com

What is a Massive Open Online Course Anyway? MN+R Attempts a Definition - moocnewsandreviews.com | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
We hope this article will help you to better understand the history and main concepts behind massive open online courses. (What is MOOC Anyway?

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Data from edX’s first course offer preliminary insights into online learning - MIT News Office

Data from edX’s first course offer preliminary insights into online learning - MIT News Office | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
Researchers analyze page views, clickstreams and discussion threads for clues to how students learn online.
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Vidéo : "Stephen Downes" | e-learning évolutions

Vidéo : "Stephen Downes" | e-learning évolutions | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
Connectivism, Online Learning, and the MOOC by Stephen Downes: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1233804-week-3-learning-teaching-online for the Moodle MOOC ...
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New For-Credit MOOC Postponed Until Further Notice - Watch List News (press release)

New For-Credit MOOC Postponed Until Further Notice Watch List News (press release) Due to concerns over accreditation, Altius Education and Tiffin University have decided to postpone the offering of the SCS 110 Foundations of Success MOOC until...
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A Tale of Two MOOCs @ Coursera: Divided by Pedagogy

A Tale of Two MOOCs @ Coursera: Divided by Pedagogy | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
The Web as a classroom is transforming how people learn, is driving the need for new pedagogy; two recently launched courses at Cousera highlight what happens when pedagogical methods fail to adapt...
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Interesting that Coursera seems to be able to host not only xMOOCs but also cMOOCs. And the contrast is well drawn, some cMOOC characteristics and tools explained. But then a table in this post says it's a comparison of 2 xMOOCs? And I wonder how valid is this comparison given one course ran and the other didn't?

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Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
Special report by The Chronicle of Higher Education - Online learning and MOOC madness, see http://t.co/8utMha9WIl
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To read...extensive, some parts need Chronicle subscription to read

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It has been out there for a long time but sharing again for those who are interested in.

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The Most Thorough Summary (to date) of MOOC Completion Rates - | Opening up education

The Most Thorough Summary (to date) of MOOC Completion Rates - | Opening up education | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
The Most Thorough Summary (to date) of MOOC Completion Rates - on Opening up education curated by Robert Schuwer (The Most Thorough Summary (to date) of MOOC Completion Rates - | @scoopit http://t.co/cugJlC4RWK)...
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Foreign universities consider how best to enter the MOOC market | Inside Higher Ed

Foreign universities consider how best to enter the MOOC market | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
Foreign universities consider how best to enter the MOOC market | Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/UMCbKDwv
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Outside of the USA - UK Open University and partners Futurelearn platform is growing, and how the non-US partners in Coursera and other platforms are going with MOOCs.

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What is a MOOC?

Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier Video by Neal Gillis Researchers: Dave Cormier Alexander McAuley George Siemens Bonnie Stewart Created through funding r...
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Animated depiction of the processes and relationships of a connectivist MOOC, stimulates ideas about applying constructivist principles.

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The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course

The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
Some of the largest online course providers say there will be big changes to their products in 2014.
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As the article says 'But if 2012 was the "Year of the MOOC," as The New York Times famously called it, 2013 might be dubbed the year that online education fell back to earth. Faculty at several institutions rebelled against the rapid expansion of online learning — and the nation's largest MOOC providers are responding.'

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We need to talk about quality: MOOCs - a question of quality and standards?

We need to talk about quality: MOOCs - a question of quality and standards? | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
QAA one-day conference on the challenges of quality assuring Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).
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In-Person Support Might Be Crucial for MOOC Success

In-Person Support Might Be Crucial for MOOC Success | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
Although online programs like massive open online courses (MOOCs) continue to gain popularity in higher education, new research shows that students and educators should not undervalue in-person learning.
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Instructional Design and Development Blog » Blog Archive » Going Undercover as a MOOC Student: What They Can Teach Us about Online-Course Design

Instructional Design and Development Blog » Blog Archive » Going Undercover as a MOOC Student: What They Can Teach Us about Online-Course Design | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
Check out my blog post! Going undercover as a #MOOC student http://t.co/nz4oRh8u6N #instructionaldesign #onlinelearning
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Don't Be a MOOC Dropout: How to Survive and Thrive in a Massive Open Online Course - moocnewsandreviews.com

Don't Be a MOOC Dropout: How to Survive and Thrive in a Massive Open Online Course - moocnewsandreviews.com | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
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.
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Flipping the MOOC: networked badges and massive online peer evaluation (MOPE) | HASTAC

Flipping the MOOC: networked badges and massive online peer evaluation (MOPE) | HASTAC | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
RT @CathyNDavidson: Flipping the MOOC: networked badges and massive online peer evaluation (MOPE) | HASTAC http://t.co/KOE29NDI5P
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Dark Side of the MOOC: Do the Challenges Outweigh the Advantages?

MOOCs are a big deal, but educators have real concerns about their sustainability. (Dark Side of the MOOC: Do the Challenges Outweigh the Advantages?
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Completion retention progression rates from Daphne Koller.

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Massive Online Open Courses | Melissa Highton's blog

Massive Online Open Courses | Melissa Highton's blog | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
Massive Online Open Courses (Open Education: all you need to know about MOOC at Oxford University http://t.co/6BSLvM61QV)
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"There are currently no ‘MOOCs’ at Oxford University but there are many existing innovations which could be brought together as an exciting digital presence for the University." - i.e. there is much that is open and online at Oxford University. Perhaps it will prove to be like MIT OpenCourseware preceeding MITx. One or two examples have communities embedded in them, so cMOOC-like, but generally it looks more xMOOC/ content based than networked and social.

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The business impact of MOOCs

Presentation on the possible business impact of MOOCs for the Special Intereset Groep OER of SURF (RT @TimoKos: Mijn presentatie over de business impact van MOOCs bij de SIG OER bijeenkomst is te bekijken op http://t.co/5kowKYIGSa...
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Motives and markets - professional / academic Profit / not for profit - al onger view

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Infographic: Rise of the MOOCs

Infographic: Rise of the MOOCs | MOOCs - who benefits? | Scoop.it
With a public four year in-state degree costing $89,044 on average it’s easy to see why anyone would be looking for alternatives. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, may be the solution.
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Visual history depicts the rise of the MOOC since 2008, easy explanation of What is a MOOC, growth rate, major players and events.

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