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Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs?

Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs? | New Media | Scoop.it

MOOCs (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but why aren't students finishing the courses they signed up for?


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Elaine Watkins's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:29 PM

I was one of the 36% of students who completed the Equine Nutrition course. I can tell you why I was able to... It was because there was excellent support from the lecturers, easy to access video lectures, no hard deadlines until the end of the course, meaning there was much more flexibility for people, like me, who work full time and can't always complete quizzes by 6pm each Monday for example. I could do it in my own time, as long as I stayed within the course duration and I found that some weeks I had much more time and could complete 2 weeks worth of readings & quizzes. 

In contrast, I just attempted to complete an Animal Behaviour course, but unfortunately due to hard deadlines each Monday, I was unable to complete quizzes on time and therefore could not achieve the marks necessary to pass, so I gave up halfway through. I have still completed readings and watched lectures, but with no result as the quizzes did not count after the weekly hard deadlines. Obviously many people had the same issue as me, because out of 24950, only

1428 people completed the course.

I believe course designers need to revisit their courses and ensure they are flexible enough for full time workers to do in their own time. 

Christine Aizpurua's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:57 AM

Me ! 

Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 8, 2014 5:45 AM

An integral part of any online learning environment is the social synergy created via communication and discussion.  This is where deep reflection and learning take place.  Are students not feeling connected.  Are they collaborating and creating something new with the knowledge they have gained and sharing it with others?  Learning must me meaningful and applicable.

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | New Media | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 24, 2015 4:39 AM

Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:55 AM

Moovly semble intéressant et facile à utiliser pour la création de vidéos en ligne, mais personnellement je ne l'ai pas encore  testé...

Une version Free est disponible.

Moovly propose aussi une license "Education" : Ready to use Moovly for your educational projects or in your classroom? We offer educational licenses at a discount for individuals and groups.

Valérie Bardot's curator insight, February 28, 2015 1:32 PM

Moovly, un outil qui a de multiples applications en ingénierie pédagogique (vidéos,, tutoriels..)

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iSEQUENCES Autism App - Avatar Generation

iSEQUENCES Autism App - Avatar Generation | New Media | Scoop.it
The Planeta Imaginario Foundation has launched an enhanced version of iSEQUENCES. This educational app for children with Autism and Asperger's syndrome enables them to practice 100 different sequences about everyday situations.

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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:57 PM

Eager to try the updates.

Clive McGoun's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:07 AM

I currently don't have an ipad to try this out - if any of the group do, then it would be great to share your thoughts about it with the class.

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The Early Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

The Early Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends | New Media | Scoop.it

And when I had to explain why iPod didn’t start with an upper case letter the way proper nouns usually did, well, I decided all of the rules were up for grabs. The changes I have mentioned are rather superficial, but they are indicators of a large shift that has been taking place in the way that I teach literacy.


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Sabrina Faulkner's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:35 PM

Having students use technology in many different ways is a great idea. My children enjoy being able to video chat and skype with their daddy because he is overseas, and they study different words or lessons that they are going over to not only keep him involved but also so they can have the experience of having their daddy help them with school work as well. 

 

ELC Language School's curator insight, September 21, 2013 3:43 PM

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Peter Lanigan's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:06 AM

This is also interesting for adult literacies.