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A Guide for MOOC Course Developers and Facilitators: “The MOOC Case Book”

A Guide for MOOC Course Developers and Facilitators: “The MOOC Case Book” | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Following is a review of “The MOOC Case Book: Case Studies in MOOC Design, Development and Implementation” the second-place winner of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)’s Division of Distance Learning (DDL) Book Award, 2016. The “MOOC Case Book” is a collection of case studies written by (mostly) educators sharing their experiences developing,…

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Un libro para desarrolladores y facilitadores de MOOCs

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A Guide for MOOC Course Developers and Facilitators
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MOOCs Carve Out a Narrow Niche in Higher Education: A Familiar Story for K-12 Use of Educational Technology

MOOCs Carve Out a Narrow Niche in Higher Education: A Familiar Story for K-12 Use of Educational Technology | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
So many hopes, so many promises, so many disappointments about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in the past three years. Hopes for expanding enrollments to anyone in the world with an Internet c...

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Elliot King's curator insight, November 5, 2014 1:55 PM

Nice commentary on the limits of transformation

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MOOCs: Expectations and Reality

Fiona M. Hollands, Ph.D.
Devayani Tirthali, Ed.D.
Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education
Teachers College, Columbia University


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 5, 2014 4:51 PM

A very full report.  Both Opponents and Proponents of MOOCs could cherry pick findings in this extensive (200+ page) report to support their points of view. 

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The most excellent school for Africa? How tech is transforming teaching in a township - htxt.africa

The most excellent school for Africa? How tech is transforming teaching in a township - htxt.africa | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A school who's mission is nothing less than the complete redefinition of low cost education in Africa.

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

Massive Open Online Courses: Trojan Horse of Revolution in Higher Education? | POST | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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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, 2014 11:15 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, 2014 10:16 AM

Learn about the latest trends and adoption of MOOCs.

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, June 24, 2014 10:28 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

I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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, 2014 6:08 PM

Lessons Learned about Moocs.  

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 26, 2014 11:41 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, 2014 2:39 PM

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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Top Free Classes's curator insight, January 12, 2014 5:42 AM

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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Making Moocs social is the next challenge

Making Moocs social is the next challenge | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Finding ways to engage thousands of people in discussion online is set to change the higher education landscape.  Massive open social learning and “nanodegrees” are among the trends in teaching and learning set to shake up higher education, according to a report. 

 

[Full report: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.aspx?storyCode=2016898]


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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, November 16, 2014 7:54 PM

Exciting to see the changes that are coming in online learning.  Much room for improvement in MOOCs.  This report opens our eyes to some of them.

Boy Brullemans's curator insight, November 28, 2014 9:31 AM

How universities shoudl improve the social experience of their online education programs! 

diane gusa's curator insight, January 7, 2015 7:35 AM

a focused discussion is what I find less in the moocs I participated in.

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Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses

Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Many eLearning educators are under-prepared to deal with web accessibility issues. This free MOOC, sponsored by Portland Community College and D2L, provides a free professional development opportunity to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of addressing accessibility in online learning.
Registration is open from September 29 until November 14, 2014.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 13, 2014 11:04 PM

The more you learn about Web Accessibility, the more you realize just how much there is to know. This MOOC is about a fundamental issue in online learning.  


I joined this Mooc and worked ahead. I'm about to finish the third week in this five week course. The design is top flight. The information is first rate. I'm engaged and determined to complete the course.


Just because it's free doesn't mean it isn't valuable. 

online4ed's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:26 AM

Just attended a neat conference at #hilbertcollege and sat in on this topic. I need this!  

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Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’ | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Tony Bates:


"The August 2014 edition of the Australian-based journal, Distance Education (Vol.35, No. 2.), is devoted to new research on MOOCs. There is a guest editor, Kemi Jona, from Northwestern University, Illinois, as well as the regular editor, Som Naidu.
The six articles in this edition are fascinating, both in terms of their content, but even more so in their diversity. There are also three commentaries, by Jon Baggaley, Gerhard Fischer and myself."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 30, 2014 12:56 PM

Tony Bates is a wise practitioner and one of the true pioneers in online teaching and learning.  This article includes his commentary on the articles published by the Australian journal Distance Education.  


For a research based look at Moocs, with a helping of commentary by highly experiences online teachers and thinkers... this is the place to start. 

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Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher education | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher education | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Massive, open, online courses could be reshaping the typical college classroom. Tonight, PBS NewsHour Weekend Anchor Hari Sreenivasan looks at how in the third story in his Rethinking College series. Continue reading →

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

4 Pros and 4 Cons of MOOCs: Whether To Take Study From Classroom To Online | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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

Turbocharge Your Career With MOOCs | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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

Using Information Expertise to Enhance Massive Open Online Courses | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
(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, 2014 12:47 PM

#intelligence #nts

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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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