In response to the proliferation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from institutions around the world, Curtin is taking a strategic approach to defining our position and an appropriate course of action.
Last year, the buzz around the potential of online courses (particularly MOOC platforms) reached new heights, and this year is already shaping up to be the one in which online course platforms and the startups that love them, make their big push...
Sam Altman's insight:
In progress how COURSERA is working on credit, verification and monetisation issues
UNESCO supports the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Intercultural Dialogue University Network in the launch of an online course in MIL and intercultural dialogue. The course is designed for teachers, policy makers and professionals. It is led by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and will be offered over 13 weeks, from 25 February to 31 May 2013.
Community College educators force institution to properly evaluate MOOC in their context.
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"there is nothing to be lost in turning professors into glorified tutors, parts of a larger information delivery system. What this misses is the key fact that the heart of what we do as college educators has to do with the immeasurable human interaction that we have with our students and the vital social experience of the face-to-face classrooms".
Community College aim at previously under-represented Groups PUGs
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