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MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution?

MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution? | On education | Scoop.it
Yesterday I attended a mini conference dedicated to Open Educational Resources (OER). I found it to be quite interesting as there aren’t many events completely dedicated to OER these days. In fact,

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MOOC, SPOC, MOOR And The Walking Dead – The Journey Continues

MOOC, SPOC, MOOR And The Walking Dead – The Journey Continues | On education | Scoop.it
SPOC, MOOR, And The Walking Dead; MOOC odyssey continues into uncharted waters.

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:36 AM

When Technoduet first published its list of MOOC Providers about six months back, there were just 26 names.  Now it has 40 and growing.

 

Not only number of MOOC providers has multiplied, MOOC themselves have diversified.  We now have SPOC, MOOR  and even a MOOC based on a popular TV series.  The maturity, diversification and popularity of MOOC are all going up.

Tom Hood's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:37 AM

The speed of learning evolution continues to accelerate as MOOCs (massively open on-line courses) spawn SPOCs (small, private on-line courses) and MOORs (massively open on-line research). Add in social learning, tin can, AICC, and SCORM, we see us quickly moving to just-in-time learning to support the idea of the right talent at the right time with the right skills.

 

I think we are clearly entering the age of learning as a competitive advantage (for us as individuals and our organizations). in an age of rapid ans accelerating change and complexity, the winners will be those who can keep their L>C, their rate of learning must be greater than the rate of change and greater than their competition.

 

For learning strategy and resources see www.blionline.org

 

Alexina's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:07 PM

What are SPOC and MOOR?  The article mentions their website's list of MOOC providers — now up to 40. See http://www.technoduet.com/a-comprehensive-list-of-mooc-massive-open-online-courses-providers/

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10 Winners Of iversity's MOOC Contests All From European Universities - WiredAcademic

10 Winners Of iversity's MOOC Contests All From European Universities - WiredAcademic | On education | Scoop.it

iversity’s jury announced the 10 winners of its MOOC Production Fellowship contest. It will launch the courses for students in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. Our view is that it is interesting – and a little surprising – that all the winners were from Europe. The list of finalists we looked at showed many good proposals from North America and other parts of the world, many with sexier ideas and titles than their European counterparts. So it makes us wonder if the contest was really ever a global one or just appeared to be so? Anyways, it’s great to have MOOC players emerging from Europe, including iversity. But perhaps they should have been more up front that it was an EU competition?


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Timothy Vollmer: Keeping MOOCs Open

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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. MOOCs — or Massive Open Online Courses — have been getting a lot of attention lately.

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Jeremy Knox - The Limitations of ‘Access’: opening up education technologies

"‘Openness’ has emerged as one of the foremost themes in education, within which an open education movement has enthusiastically embraced digital technologies as the ultimate means of participation and inclusion. OER and MOOCs have emerged at the forefront of this development, claiming unprecedented educational reform. "


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Connectivist MOOCs | A list of connectivist MOOCs

"This site is an attempt to collect together a list of upcoming and in-progress connectivist MOOCs (massive open online courses)."


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Peter Sloep: About formal and informal (non-formal) learning

"Discussions abound about how to properly differentiate formal and informal learning. To make things even more complicated, some throw in the notion of non-formal learning as a further refinement. On the one hand, the distinction has been made loosely to differentiate between learning in schools (formal) and all the other learning (informal). As long as you don't think to deeply, this works. However, now that some want to start theorizing about informal learning (workplace learning, professional learning, ...) and environments are claimed to be developed for it (such as MOOCs), too loose a definition won't do anymore. I will make a suggestion here for a sharp distinction that is simple to apply yet allows us to continue most of the conversations about formal and informal learning that we have engaged in."


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Francois Adoue's curator insight, July 29, 2013 6:07 AM

recognition of competences acquired during informal learning is essential, specially on green jobs, it is always difficult to identify the difference !

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Central Florida to Offer MOOC on Blended Online Learning

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The University of Central Florida (UCF) announces the second offering of its popular MOOC (massive open online course) for blended learning faculty and designers: BlendKit2012. Based around the open-licensed BlendKit Course instructional materials, BlendKit2012 will run as a five-week cohort (from Monday, September 24 to Monday, October 29, 2012) facilitated by UCF’s Dr. Kelvin Thompson and Dr. Linda Futch. Course components include regular communications from facilitators, weekly readings, hands-on tasks, a variety of real time and asynchronous interaction opportunities, and weekly webinars with experienced blended learning instructors.


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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 | On education | Scoop.it

Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features of the Coursera MOOCs, and the lessons she has learned to date about teaching and learning from these courses. The video is well worth watching, just for this.


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

This video was suggested by the emminient e-learning thinker Tony Bates

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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Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies - YouTube

What will it happen after the MOOC? How will they influence the next generation technology? Stephen Downes, who built the world's first MOOC software, descri...

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 16, 7:33 AM

Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies

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In moving away from distance teaching to focusing on the idea of proximity learning

Valary Oleinik's curator insight, June 4, 11:43 AM

Who better to discuss MOOCs than one of the founding fathers.

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MOOC Around The World, Part 6 – "MOOCish" Online Ed Resources

MOOC Around The World, Part 6 – "MOOCish" Online Ed Resources | On education | Scoop.it
The 6th part to the series is about the relatives of MOOCs - MOOClatives. These are online ed resources that have a lot in common with MOOCs but do not quite fit because they are either not massive, not entirely free or not really a complete course.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:43 PM

I'm feeling a tad Moocish, perhaps I'll read a discussion forum with 10,000 posts... 8-)

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Learning to ‘run a MOOC’

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There are more learner interactivity options available than multiple–choice questions and ‘drag and drop’ responses, says Bob Little.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:24 PM

Many teacher want to get their classes online for various reasons. The info here will help anyone set it up more professionally.

Anne Whaits's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:34 PM

Some really interesting reflections and comments in this article. What makes the current form of MOOCs particularly challenging for the learner? Poonam argues that effective learning materials involve the learners and makes a case for the interactive MOOC - the iMOOC. "Those wanting to build iMOOCS – or at least include greater learner interactivity into their courses – could gather inspiration for their instructional design strategy from interactivity building tools."

Richard L. Edwards's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:24 PM

Certain "truisms" run through articles written on MOOCs. One of the more consistent "stories" repeated from article to article involves the completion rate of MOOCs, hovering around 7%. There are many reasons why MOOCs have low completion rates, but typically the "story" is told as one of MOOC design failure, as in this piece. Quote from this article: "“To engage learners and keep them interested in the course - and motivated to continue and complete it, there’s a need to develop MOOCs that are highly interactive (iMOOCs). No wonder that MOOCs’ learner drop-out rates are extremely high,” [Poonam Jaypuriya] commented. “According to our information, typically, we’re seeing only seven or eight per cent of learners completing courses.” I agree with the 7% completion rate, which matches my hands-on experience. But I disagree with the assessment of why 93% of my students did not complete my MOOC. In fact, let's consider the admission requirements for a MOOC. Typically, a student submits an email address. There is no transcript verification, there is no statement of commitment (i.e. how much this "learner" will prioritize a free class when other life and work events occur during the course), and no really penalty from just dropping out of the course at any time for any reason. MOOCs are a fascinating experiment, and while some MOOCs clearly have a way to go to fully leverage the full and already available possibilities of a quality engaging online education, that is not the fundamental reason for low completion rates. MOOC providers need to figure out how to secure learning commitments from students. And to play the contrarian on this issue, I would argue that the top retention tools of traditional higher education have been tuition cost, admissions standards, and verifiable transcripts, not the quality of course design (and I mean course design principles as opposed to faculty reputation). 

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Tony Bates: Daniel’s comprehensive review of MOOC developments

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"Daniel, J. (2012) Making sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility Seoul: Korean National Open University

This is the most thorough, comprehensive and balanced overview and analysis of MOOCs that I have read. This is not surprising since Sir John Daniel has had a long and distinguished career in open and distance learning, including being President of the Commonwealth of Learning and Vice-Chancellor of the UK Open University. He is currently a visiting research fellow at the Korean National Open University and an Education Master at DeTao Masters Academy, China. He thus knows of what he speaks."


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 17, 2013 5:12 PM

I wholeheartedly agree, this was the first paper I ever read on MOOCs and it was very clear and beautifully presented.  A clear and informed outline of what the impact of MOOCs will be.  Highly recommended. 

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Cate Long: A new higher education online business model: Open and non-profit

Cate Long: A new higher education online business model: Open and non-profit | On education | Scoop.it

"Online higher education 2.0 has arrived. It is open source, open enrollment and often provided by non-profit colleges. It has the potential to greatly expand access to higher education and to rapidly improve the knowledge base of global citizens."


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Alec Couros: Edtech MOOC, January 2013?

Alec Couros: Edtech MOOC, January 2013? | On education | Scoop.it

"During my sabbatical year (July 1/12 to June 30/13), I plan to focus on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as one of my key areas of research. To do so, I’m considering planning, organizing and facilitating a semester-long MOOC focused on educational technology starting January 2013."


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New MOOC: Openness in Education by Rory McGreal and George Siemens

This 12 week course, starting September 10, 2012 will explore openness in education - its roots, its growing influence, and economic and systemic impact.


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Jeffrey R. Young: Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind

Jeffrey R. Young: Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind | On education | Scoop.it

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MOOCs still open but no longer free

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A DAY after joining a prestigious national venture to offer free online courses, the University of Washington announced it would also offer credit for some of the courses - for a fee.

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