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Learn More About OLI | Open Learning Initiative

Learn More About OLI | Open Learning Initiative | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.


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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:40 PM

Open access learning & teaching opportunities.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, April 23, 2014 8:20 PM

This is an extraordinary opportunity. There is no excuse for not receiving an education. If you have a SMART phone you can learn.

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180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?)

180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?) | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it
If you haven’t tried a free MOOC, I’d do it sooner than later. In recent weeks, the whole MOOC project took a hit when a University of Pennsylvania study found what was becoming empirically obvious — that MOOCs generally have very low participation and completion rates, and what’s more, most of the students taking the courses are “disproportionately educated, male, [and] wealthy,” and from the United States. This study, combined with other disappointing experiments and findings, will likely make universities think twice about sinking money into creating MOOCs (they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop). It might take another 6-12 months to see the shift. But I’d hazard a guess that this January might be the peak of the free MOOC trend. Enjoy them while they last. Whatever their shortcomings, they can be quite informative, and you can’t beat the price.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:49 AM

Very little of this do I find this surprising.

MFaculty's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:44 PM

The insights revealed through the previous studies serves to codify what many educators, and even more marketers knew intuitively; free always begs the question of quality. Don't hear what I'm not saying. I'm not saying ALL MOOCs are low quality, I'm merely saying that without academic rigor and effective management, even the best intentions can slide off the rails.

 

I too had noted a number of previous MOOC supporters distancing themselves from the initiatives. Was there ever an identified demand for MOOCs, or were they simply a result of benevolent thinking? Regardless, it is interesting that the 'target audience' for MOOCs are apparently the ones taking least advantage of them. Perhaps the age old marketing rendition of supply and demand has merit still has merit.

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 8, 2014 7:43 PM

Food for thought.

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Gilly Salman: E-Tivities: The Key to Active Online Learning


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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, October 25, 2013 8:12 AM

Excellent resource - the information is clear and will help educators ramp up their online presence and e-tivities. Thank you, Gilly Salman.

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The State of MOOCs: An EdTech Researcher Retrospective

The State of MOOCs: An EdTech Researcher Retrospective | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it
Looking back over EdTech Researcher's posts about the history, development, and contemporary state of Massive Open Online Courses.

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wandywheeler's curator insight, October 23, 2013 3:24 AM

MOOC's are making hype these days, I have decied to opt for a quick degree from http://www.usauniversitiesonline.com/degree/fast-degrees-online/ , this post has been one of the reason because of which I chose online education!!!

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Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs?

Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs? | Online Open Courses | 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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MAKE | How to Learn Almost Anything, Open MIT Online Class

MAKE | How to Learn Almost Anything, Open MIT Online Class | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it
Actually the name of the class is Learning Creative Learning and it's offered by Mitch Resnick, the director of Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Media Lab. The ability to learn new ways to learn is more than a byproduct of a ...
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How to Create an Awesome Online Course by Miguel Hernandez

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Miguel Hernandez reveals all the secrets he used to make over $90,000 last year as a Udemy instructor.
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Massive Open Online Courses at UBC | Centre for Teaching ...

Massive Open Online Courses at UBC | Centre for Teaching ... | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it
Two instructors, Kevin Leyton-Brown and Rosie Redfield, discuss their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
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Coursera

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We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
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A grat site to take free courses from top universities in order to gain knowledge in many different areas.

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Somewhere Between a Course and a Community - Hybrid Pedagogy

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Somewhere Between a Course and a Community: Alec Couros Twinterview. January 17, 2013 | Filed in: Open Education. blogEntryTopper. [View the story "Somewhere Between a Course and a Community" on Storify] ...
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Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses - Edudemic

Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses - Edudemic | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it
RT @Edudemic: Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses http://t.co/3IO1aTF5
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A good addition to Google Tools. 

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Elite education for the masses

Elite education for the masses | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it
“Massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, have caught fire in academia. They offer, at no charge, what was once exclusive to students who earn college admission and pay tuition.
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It is a good way to learn. Try it.

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MoodleChannel - YouTube

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Moodle Help Channel created for staff at Forth Valley College, home of the #moooodlecow: to support the move to Moodle 2x this session.

 


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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, January 4, 2014 1:15 AM

Subscribe to our channel to view and perhaps use to help you prepare your own support videos for your organisation using Moodle 2x. 

 

A constant work in progress that we hope to develop eventually into the Interactive Moodle for Teachers guide.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 4, 2014 8:50 PM

Moodle help when you need it.

Ted Burke's curator insight, January 6, 2014 11:51 AM

Excellent tutorials

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Which Country is Leading Online Education?

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Online education is a hot topic if you are an academic institution or a corporation looking to train your employees with a learning management system (LMS)

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Gerardo Varela's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:49 AM

Los países que encabezan la educación en línea

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The Art of Teaching Online by Suzi Parker

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Transitioning from in-the-flesh teacher to internet instructor isn't easy, but there are unexpected advantages.

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Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:03 PM

Teaching online is different, but like anything else, we just have to learn how to work WITH it, not against it.

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, October 25, 2013 8:30 AM

Some educators think it is a simple move and don't realize it is an entirely different teaching environment with far different expectations and emphases. Good to read and be reminded.

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MOOCs as 1st year undergrad replacement - The Ed Techie

MOOCs as 1st year undergrad replacement - The Ed Techie | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it

For top-secret research I am undertaking, I'm looking at a range of MOOCs, both xMOOCs, cMOOCs and flavours inbetween (although, definitely not ridiculous variations such as SPOCs). Here's some breaking news - they are all pretty good. Take away all the hype, commercial bubble and rabid arguments on both sides and you are left with some good teaching material. 


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625 Free MOOCs from Great Universities (Many Offering Certificates)

625 Free MOOCs from Great Universities (Many Offering Certificates) | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it
Discover 625+ Fee MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc. Most offer

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Joaquin Grande Baos's curator insight, October 15, 2013 1:11 PM

Interesantes MOOC

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:13 PM

This is usefull......

Naomi Monson's curator insight, October 18, 2013 3:06 PM

Check these out.  The question is, is this the future?

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Massive Open Online Courses: Free Learning For Everyone

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If you have not heard about the current revolution taking place in higher education, please take some time and research the word MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses.
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Advanced Excel Training - Online Excel Course

Advanced Excel Training - Online Excel Course | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it
Master advanced Excel features and functions. Become a expert and learn to use Excel like a Pro.
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Free online photography course

Free online photography course | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it
Free online photography course:free,online,photography,course (Online photography course for free http://t.co/05QD3JAU)
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5 Tips to Succeed in an Online Course

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Online students should plan ahead and connect with instructors early. (ASU Online made the list!
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ocTEL - Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning | Association for Learning Technology

ocTEL - Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning | Association for Learning Technology | Online Open Courses | Scoop.it
RT @A_L_T: #ocTEL - Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning. Registration is now open at http://t.co/FWjKacyK
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A free course

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#ETMOOC

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A MOOC about educational technology & media - Coming January 2013 (Massive Open Online Course - Educational Technology & Media | http://t.co/UQroV3UA #ETMOOC)...
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This is a good way to learn and enhance your knowledge about Computer Education Technology.

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