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Massive Open Online Courses: Trojan Horse of Revolution in Higher Education? | POST

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8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

About the data: The edX MOOC data released by Harvard and MIT covered 16 sections of 13 courses from the first year of edX, from fall 2012 to summer 2013. About 475,000 students and about 640,000 registrations are included. Although there were 841,000 registrations in these courses, 200,000 rows of data were deleted by HarvardX and MITx in the de-identification process. De-identification was most likely to remove outliers and extremely active users, which may affect some of the analysis. You can learn more about the de-identification process from the HarvardX and MITx documentation.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 17, 8:15 PM

This is an easy to read overview article enhanced with graphics.  The Harvard and MIT moocs have been very high profile. Interesting that so few students view all of the materials. 

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 20, 7:16 AM

Learn about the latest trends and adoption of MOOCs.

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, June 24, 7:28 AM

Remarkable facts extracted from the release of edX MOOC data one month ago. The most surprising: apparently most MOOC learners are male!

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I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education

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By Selena Larson, 3/8/14

 

MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are quickly becoming technology darlings. Companies like Coursera, Udacity, edX and others provide college-caliber online courses taught by professors from the most prestigious universities. Millions of students interested in pursuing inexpensive post-secondary education can take classes on anything from nutritional health to machine learning—right from the comfort of their own home.

It’s not just about learning new skills. "Graduates" of these classes can receive paid course certificates or accreditation, which is always great to showcase on LinkedIn. Some organizations, like Udacity, have even partnered with universities to create entirely MOOC-based degrees. 

I registered for a five-week course on Coursera, Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory And Practice. I’m interested in global politics and how the definition and scope of terrorism has changed since September 11, 2001, and since the topic was equally intriguing and different from the tech community I’m knee-deep in, I figured this class would provide a good introduction to massive open online courses.

The course was available under Coursera’s “Signature Track” program, so I paid $49 to receive a certificate of completion when I passed the class. It was a waste of $49.

I failed my first MOOC. 

It wasn’t for lack of trying. When I first signed up, I took it very seriously.

 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 25, 3:08 PM

Lessons Learned about Moocs.  

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 26, 8:41 AM

[A very intriguing report of MOOC participation.]

. . . I failed my first MOOC. It wasn't for lack of trying. . . .  I took it very seriously. My Coursera professor ... provided great insight, paired it with interesting ... readings. . . . In my entire college career, I never failed a class. I pulled all-nighters to study for tests and write essays, and all the work I put in eventually paid off. ... My Coursera class was a totally different story.

[So far, so good, but then she continues:]

. .  . I'll admit it: I had minimal motivation.

[Here it is getting intriguing.
How exactly - or even by approximation - can one combine taking it seriously and providing great insights with minimal interest?]

 

. . . And reading on:

 

[How can a not-early-aborted college career be reconciled with the structureless essay she submitted? (there is a link to the essay in her article).

How can she be clueless why her peer reviewers did not give her a pass?
What does this tell us about her college - or high school - education?

Is the Coursera class being "a totally different story" proof that Coursera - educationally speaking - sucks; or is an indication that it can - crudely - detect talent? ]

 

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Very Intriguing . . . in what universe this is possible?

Gerardo Varela's curator insight, May 26, 11:39 AM

Aprendizajes de los MOOC

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MOOCs and Librarians

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(2013). MOOCs. Public Services Quarterly: Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 46-53. doi: 10.1080/15228959.2013.758982

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Higher Education’s Internet Revolution

Higher Education’s Internet Revolution


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With systematic feedback from students of different backgrounds, I’m sure that MOOCs can improve their yields both by modifying content and by better specifying background knowledge

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4 Pros and 4 Cons of MOOCs: Whether To Take Study From Classroom To Online

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Our guide to the pros and cons of Massive Open Online Courses, better known as MOOCs.

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Turbocharge Your Career With MOOCs

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MOOCs are taking off, with new courses being created all the time and millions of students enrolling. But can you actually use them to develop your career?

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Using Information Expertise to Enhance Massive Open Online Courses

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(2012). Using Information Expertise to Enhance Massive Open Online Courses. Public Services Quarterly: Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 359-368. doi: 10.1080/15228959.2012.730415

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systerwoody's curator insight, May 29, 9:47 AM

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Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology

Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
(2013). Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology. Distance Education: Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 129-136. doi: 10.1080/01587919.2013.770428

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