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Has an Australian Platform Cracked the MOOCs Code?

Has an Australian Platform Cracked the MOOCs Code? | Open and online learning | Scoop.it

Australia's Open2Study announces completion rates above 25 per cent - almost four times higher than the industry average - despite research suggesting average MOOCs completion rates below seven per cent...

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The 20% completion rate could be due to the quality of the learning experience offered, but also to the still modest number of enrollments: since it launched in late March 2013, Open2Study has had over 20,000 enrolments: as much as one Coursera course. Or would that be a typo in the article, I can't hardly believe that number.

 

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Robert Schuwer's comment, May 25, 2013 2:49 AM
20000 enrollments divided over 14 subjects is not that big. Enrollments per subject are comparable with those on cMOOC's.

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The Power of Social Presence for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Power of Social Presence for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
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A 7 Step Guide to Creating Your Own Open Educational Resources (EdSurge News)

Increasingly, educators are turning to Open Educational Resources (OERs) as teaching tools. OERs are free publicly available educational resources that anyone can copy, use, adapt, and re-share. Numerous OERs exist for teachers, but ever wondered if you could create your own? Do-it-yourself OER is n
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Online training of teachers using OER: Promises and potential strategies | Misra | Open Praxis

Online training of teachers using OER: Promises and potential strategies

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SURF | Thema-uitgave ‘Open en online onderwijs – editie Kansen voor het campusonderwijs’

SURF | Thema-uitgave ‘Open en online onderwijs – editie Kansen voor het campusonderwijs’ | Open and online learning | Scoop.it

Deze thema-uitgave bevat artikelen en intermezzo’s over de kansen die open en online onderwijs kan bieden voor het campusonderwijs. Aan bod komen onder meer praktijkervaringen met MOOC’s in de les, een stellingname van studenten en een visie op flexibel(er) onderwijs van de toekomst.


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Will MOOCs be Flukes?

Will MOOCs be Flukes? | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
MOOCs and online education are a technology with potentially revolutionary implications—but without a precise plan for realizing that potential.

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At first it seems one more limited view story about retention rates  in MOOCs forgetting there can be many uses people give them, but in the 2nd part the author has interesting views on how to improve learning in MOOCs: control theory and challenge.

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Here is another side issue, or perhaps it is a central issue that has been pushed to the side: There is an ongoing decline in academic standards where, according to the Norwegian union of academic writers (NFFO), professors are no longer given publishing credit for their work that is used in MOOCS. Anything that is free is not considered juryed for tenure. At the same time, academic print journals are in the hands of global education companies who charge $3500 to even read and consider an article  for publication. And professors are being reduced to the unstable and temporary status of adjunkt at many American universities. This is not a bright future for education. 

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6 krachtige Google Drive functies die je vast nog niet gebruikt

6 krachtige Google Drive functies die je vast nog niet gebruikt | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Werk je veel met Google Drive? Hier een paar super handige functies die je waarschijnlijk nog niet kende!

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Inderdaad functionaliteiten die ik nog niet kende: research tools en mapping tool bijvoorbeeld.

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Wilfred Rubens's curator insight, November 8, 1:58 AM

Een voor onderwijs en onderzoek relevant artikel over functionaliteiten van Google Drive, waarvan ik er een aantal nog niet kende.

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The Future of MOOCs

The Future of MOOCs | Open and online learning | Scoop.it

"MOOCs are not dead, but MOOC mania has certainly abated. Predictions made in 2012 that MOOCs would totally disrupt the existing higher education model were certainly exaggerated. But that does not mean that MOOCs won’t have an profound impact on the future of higher education."


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Compose your own curriculum with courses from different universities using Edcast

Compose your own curriculum with courses from different universities using Edcast | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
EdCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors,students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud™ powers online learning portals built on OpenedX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits to enable millions of students to collaborate with each other and learn.
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Top MOOC provider edX no longer free for all

Top MOOC provider edX no longer free for all | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Leading MOOC provider edX has broken from its fee-free ethos and will charge for professional education courses starting next year.

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"7 Things You Should Know About the Internet of Things" uses in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu

"7 Things You Should Know About the Internet of Things" uses in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
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A MOOC sees its greatest impact in the classroom at MIT

A MOOC sees its greatest impact in the classroom at MIT | Open and online learning | Scoop.it

This fall, MIT Professor Shigeru Miyagawa flipped his classroom as he taught two versions of Visualizing Japan to two distinctive audiences at the same time. He co-taught the massive online open course (MOOC) VJx on edX, as well as the residential version of the course,21F.027, to students at MIT. The students in the residential class were assigned the MOOC video lectures and quizzes to complement their classroom work....

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The learning design studio: collaborative design inquiry as teachers’ professional development | Mor | Research in Learning Technology

The learning design studio: collaborative design inquiry as teachers’ professional development | Mor | Research in Learning Technology | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
The learning design studio: collaborative design inquiry as teachers’ professional development
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Great design approach, thanks to Peter Sloep for the referral

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Resource requirements and costs of developing and delivering MOOCs

Resource requirements and costs of developing and delivering MOOCs | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Resource requirements and costs of developing and delivering MOOCs

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Given the ongoing alarm regarding uncontrollable costs of higher education, it would be reasonable to expect not only concern about the impact of MOOCs on educational outcomes, but also systematic efforts to document the resources expended on their development and delivery. However, there is little publicly available information on MOOC costs that is based on rigorous analysis. In this article, we first address what institutional resources are required for the development and delivery of MOOCs, based on interviews conducted with 83 administrators, faculty members, researchers, and other actors in the MOOCspace. Subsequently, we use the ingredients method to present cost analyses of MOOC production and delivery at four institutions. We find costs ranging from $38,980 to $325,330 per MOOC, and costs per completer of $74-$272, substantially lower than costs per completer of regular online courses, by merit of scalability. Based on this metric, MOOCs appear more cost-effective than online courses, but we recommend judging MOOCs by impact on learning and caution that they may only be cost-effective for the most self-motivated learners. By demonstrating the methods of cost analysis as applied to MOOCs, we hope that future assessments of the value of MOOCs will combine both cost information and effectiveness data to yield cost-effectiveness ratios that can be compared with the cost-effectiveness of alternative modes of education delivery. Such information will help decision-makers in higher education make rational decisions regarding the most productive use of limited educational resources, to the benefit of both learners and taxpayers.

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Ebola MOOC: great example of MOOC possibilities

Ebola MOOC: great example of MOOC possibilities | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
ALISON Free Online Courses: Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It
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Remodeling MOOCs in 2014 - ICEF Monitor

Remodeling MOOCs in 2014 - ICEF Monitor | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Since the first wave of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) around 2012, hypotheses about their impact have abounded, and have changed over time. So too have emotions about the courses evolved (from excitement to disenchantment or even suspicion) to where we may be now: a calmer state where the both the hype and counter-hype haveContinue reading...

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New York Times: Demystifying the MOOC

New York Times: Demystifying the MOOC | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
The courses have become an important supplement to classroom learning and a tool for professional development.
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Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses

Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Texas politicians have praised massive open online courses, or MOOCs, but academics are reassessing their role in higher education.

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MOOCs are not enough. How to use the full potential of online education?

MOOCs are not enough. How to use the full potential of online education? | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
Even having 100K students watching lectures online, it is the same old teaching model. Simple moving old education to the web is not enough. We can (and should!) create a new and better model of education. Using web advantages. It should be based on three pillars - students-goals orientation, full personalization and free flexibility - learning anytime and anywhere, for free.
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3 things you need to know about disruptive innovation in higher ed [Educause 2014]

3 things you need to know about disruptive innovation in higher ed [Educause 2014] | Open and online learning | Scoop.it
A general session keynote by Clayton Christensen laid out what higher ed administrators should know about disruption in the marketplace.

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