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Learning new lessons

Learning new lessons | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it
TOP-QUALITY teaching, stringent admissions criteria and impressive qualifications allow the world’s best universities to charge mega-fees: over $50,000 for a year...
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Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses

Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it
Colleges are building global student bodies and trying to create models for massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
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MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera | ALT Online Newsletter

MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera | ALT Online Newsletter | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it

Jeremy Knox, Sian Bayne, Hamish MacLeod, Jen Ross and Christine Sinclair on adapting University of Edinburgh courses to Coursera

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Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Overview of the historical factors leading to the development of massive open online courses, and discussion of what this history can tell us of the sustainabil...
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Ten Tips: Keep Learners Motivated in Your Open Online Cloud Course or MOOC (Part 6) by Inge de Waard : Learning Solutions Magazine

Ten Tips: Keep Learners Motivated in Your Open Online Cloud Course or MOOC (Part 6) by Inge de Waard : Learning Solutions Magazine | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it

"Setting up an open online course (cloud course or MOOC) is one thing, but keeping the participants motivated can be quite a challenge if you never meet face-to-face. The dropout rate of online courses can be huge, and for collaborative courses this can be disastrous, as it will have an effect on the peer-to-peer learning dynamics."

Part 6 in Inga's MobiMOOC insight series

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Timothy Vollmer: Keeping MOOCs Open

Timothy Vollmer: Keeping MOOCs Open | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it

"The new cohort of MOOCs are distinct from the original MOOCs in that they are “open,” thus far, in only one respect: they are open enrollment. The new MOOCs have not yet openly licensed their courses. As MOOCs continue to develop course content and experiment with various business models, we think it’s crucial that they consider adopting open licenses as a default on their digital education offerings. In general, the value proposition can be enhanced for the new MOOCs and their users if the MOOCs openly license their courses. "

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Managing Learning Technology: How To Build MOOC's that Fail

Managing Learning Technology: How To Build MOOC's that Fail | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it

"Having started a half dozen MOOC's in the recent months, I have found most of them tend to share a common trait. Many MOOC's currently represent a sort of parody of higher education's worst practices, its most spectacular delusions about itself."

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Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level

Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it
Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.
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Intro to Online Course Design | Online Universities

Intro to Online Course Design | Online Universities | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it
What does it take to ensure that an online university program is effective and engaging? Here are components to consider.

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The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses

The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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Rethinking MOOCx « Online-ed

Rethinking MOOCx « Online-ed | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it

In this way, these MOOCx, or rather our reaction to them, have not disrupted the Academy at all. To the contrary they reinforce the established academic canon in a sphere where a new, more egalitarian dispensation was gaining a foothold. To an extent these MOOCx and the automatic legitimacy they have been granted may have the result of delegitimising of all else before them. Of course, this too often is a necessary by product of “progress”: early innovators – true believers – often get trampled underfoot when the big boys join the party. So we accept it, bitterly maybe, but happy that open and distance learning is finally getting the recognition it deserves. This alone will disrupt the established order.

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Online Course Opens Minds to World Music

Online Course Opens Minds to World Music | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it
An online course on world music exposed one reporter to the sounds of Tuva, Australia and Africa, teaching her, for example, that the human throat can produce two notes simultaneously.
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» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky

somewhat long-winded, and completely ignoring cMOOCs. But Shirky will always get some attention.

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NYT: 2012 - the year of the MOOCs

NYT: 2012 - the year of the MOOCs | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.
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EDUCAUSE.edu: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Constituent Group

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This EDUCAUSE constituent group takes a broad look at MOOCs as a paradigm of learning communities and open education. Participants are encouraged to share experiences, ideas, and challenges relating to large-scale, open, online learning experiences. Key topics include distributed vs. centralized approaches, instructional design perspectives, assessment, certification, and policy and legal issues."

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Inga reports on #MobiMOOC

Presentation giving an overview of the first steps in a study looking at the impact of mobile accessibility on learner interactions in an open, online course.
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Open Architecture: Our Course Could be Your Life | Keep Learning

Open Architecture: Our Course Could be Your Life | Keep Learning | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it

An interesting and thoughtful analysis. I'd argue we can distinguish two types of MOOCs: aggregating and distributing.

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Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project | Group Works

Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project | Group Works | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it

interesting project. need to dig a bit deeper to decide how useful it is.

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Tony Bates: What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs

Tony Bates: What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it

Daphne Koller, Coursera co-founder, gives a TED talk:
http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education.html
And Tony Bates responds:
http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/08/05/whats-right-and-whats-wrong-about-coursera-style-moocs/

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 10, 2013 12:44 PM

This quote from Tony Bates sets an interesting stage for Koller's Ted Talk on Coursera.


"However I’m probably going to suffer the same kind of fate of the Russian female punk band, Pussy Riot, by spitting on the altar of MOOCs, but this TED talk captures for me all that is both right and wrong about the MOOCs being promoted by the elite US universities. Let me start by saying that I actually applaud Daphne Koller and her colleagues for developing massive open online MOOCs. Any attempt to make the knowledge of some of the world’s leading experts available to anyone free of charge is an excellent endeavour. If only it stopped there. What I object to is the hubris and misleading claims that are evident in this TED video. As someone once said about one of Sigmund Freud’s lectures, what is new is not true, and what is true is not new. -

Piet Kommers's curator insight, January 27, 2013 3:36 PM

Where is the servant leadership that forsters learners to identify and stimulate ambitions?

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What's the Matter With MOOCs? - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What's the Matter With MOOCs? - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it

Very well thought and argued.

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Massively Open Online Courses Are 'Here to Stay'

Massively Open Online Courses Are 'Here to Stay' | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it
Twelve top universities jump into the 'MOOC' arena, prompting discussions about what this announcement means for the future of higher education.

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Khan Academy: The hype and the reality

Khan Academy: The hype and the reality | OLDS MOOC | Scoop.it

" ... the truth is that there’s nothing revolutionary about Khan Academy at all. In fact, Khan’s style of instruction is identical to what students have seen for generations: a do this then do this approach to teaching that presents mathematics as a meaningless series of steps. Khan himself says that “math is not just random things to memorize and regurgitate,” yet that’s exactly how his videos present it."

 

"Sal Khan has done something remarkable in creating such a vast and varied library, and he deserves to be recognized. His commitment to making the site free is a rare and selfless act, and he deserves to be praised. Sal Khan is a good guy with a good mission. What he’s not, though, is a good teacher."


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