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Curating information about MOOCs to inform CILT and UCT's approach to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
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MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning & Leadership

MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning & Leadership | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
Last month my colleagues and I completed a pilot of what well may be the most interesting project of my life. It was the pilot of a new type of MOOC that pushes the MOOC design envelope by blending a globally transformative platform with an eco-system of deep personal, locally grounded learning communities.
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Starting today, Microsoft is offering online courses on edX - WinBeta

Starting today, Microsoft is offering online courses on edX - WinBeta | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
In a new initiative with edX, Microsoft is offering a number of development courses in an effort to bring high-quality education to everyone, everywhere. edX is a leader in an online learning moveme
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On Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs)

On Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
The March 14 issue of The Economist also had an article about "the log-on degree", or the fact that "digital cures" seek to mitigate the high university tuition costs in America.
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Study on MOOCs provides new insights on an evolving space

Study on MOOCs provides new insights on an evolving space | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
Findings suggest many teachers enroll, learner intentions matter, and cost boosts completion rates.
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In defense of the great MOOC experiment

In defense of the great MOOC experiment | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
Is there an impatience to write the history of MOOCs? Have universities even given sufficient time to experiment with MOOCs?
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Embracing the Philosophy of Open Educational Resources | European Year for Development

Embracing the Philosophy of Open Educational Resources | European Year for Development | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
“The philosophy underlining OER is naturally adaptable to the African worldview of sharing for the common good of all”.
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5 Myths About Open Online Courses at Scale | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

5 Myths About Open Online Courses at Scale | Technology and Learning @insidehighered | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
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MOOCs and Meetups Together Make for Better Learning

MOOCs and Meetups Together Make for Better Learning | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
Beyond Silicon Valley MOOC Meetup, Athens, Greece, June 11, 2014. Yiorgis Yerolympos

Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themselves in front of computer screens in homes, libraries, coffee shops, and Internet cafes to take a ma...
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MOOCs THE MAGIC SILVER BULLET FOR AFRICA? - Insights from STC in South Africa

MOOCs THE MAGIC SILVER BULLET FOR AFRICA? - Insights from STC in South Africa | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
More than ever, is the acknowledgement of the interplay between social, economic and technological developments with education standing as the pivot for convergences? These development links give b...
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Open Educational Resources - UEN

Open Educational Resources - UEN | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
The Utah State Office and the Utah Education Network have gathered these Open Educational Resources, such as Utah's Open Textbooks, that support the Utah Core Standards.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Robert Farrow
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University of California Irvine Extends Chemistry Education Through MOOCs - Higher Ed Tech Decisions

University of California Irvine Extends Chemistry Education Through MOOCs - Higher Ed Tech Decisions | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
University of California, Irvine is setting the standard for MOOCs via its OpenChem project.
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High satisfaction rating for University of London MOOCs | University of London International Programmes

High satisfaction rating for University of London MOOCs | University of London International Programmes | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
With 11 MOOCs launched and more in the pipeline, the International Programmes continues its tradition of widening student access
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Can MOOCs Improve India's Higher Education?

Can MOOCs Improve India's Higher Education? | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) exploded in popularity in 2013. With the ease of enrollment (I myself have registered for one) and low costs, some MOOCs have drawn more than 160,000 participant...
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Udacity opens enrollment for first iOS developer Nanodegree, focusing on Swift

Udacity opens enrollment for first iOS developer Nanodegree, focusing on Swift | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
Udacity, the online "university by industry" born out of a Stanford project, has rolled out their first "Nanodegree" program for learning iOS development — and it's focused on Swift. Why Swift?
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Udacity-AT&T ‘NanoDegree’ Offers an Entry-Level Approach to College

Udacity-AT&T ‘NanoDegree’ Offers an Entry-Level Approach to College | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
The “NanoDegree,” an online collaboration of AT&T and Udacity, may offer a reasonable shot at using the web to democratize higher education.
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Moocs could be ‘major recruitment tool’, says FutureLearn's Simon Nelson

Moocs could be ‘major recruitment tool’, says FutureLearn's Simon Nelson | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses will be one of the most important tools for recruiting overseas students over the next five years, a conference has heard
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How universities might use MOOCs to encourage online teaching (essay) @insidehighered

How universities might use MOOCs to encourage online teaching (essay) @insidehighered | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
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Moocs: know your audience and brush up your skills

Moocs: know your audience and brush up your skills | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
HEA study offers tips drawn from first-hand accounts of both participants and course creators. Plus the latest higher education appointments
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Do Standardised Online Classes Have A Place In Higher Education? #MOOC lessons

Do Standardised Online Classes Have A Place In Higher Education? #MOOC lessons | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
I saw a CCAP piece on Forbes which looked at standardising classes and replacing the need for some teaching staff. The piece asked, "...what is the point of having instructors in the classroom if a...
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Dissertations on MOOCs published in 2014 | George Veletsianos

Dissertations on MOOCs published in 2014 | George Veletsianos | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
1. Congratulations to the following seven individuals who completed a doctoral degree in 2014. 2. It s always interesting to explore literature outside of peer-reviewed journals to explore how early career colleagues are thinking about a topic. 3.

Via RIED. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia, Cátedra UNESCO EaD
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Who uses MOOCs and how?

Who uses MOOCs and how? | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it

Given that millions of people register for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it is perhaps not surprising that much has been written to date about these still-evolving education platforms.

But what do we know about who is enrolled in MOOCs? Or how these platforms are (or aren’t) supporting learning? In today’s article we take a look at some fresh studies from the field to sketch out early observations about the usage and impacts of MOOCs. http://ow.ly/zrs0H

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MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
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elearn Magazine: Open Educational Resources in the Post MOOC Era

elearn Magazine: Open Educational Resources in the Post MOOC Era | MOOCsWatch | Scoop.it
It's clear that the landscape of the open education movement is changing every day. The history of MOOCs has been a fascinating tale of supply and demand.
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