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Aaron Bady « Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities

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Distinction is made between students who simply wants credentials (for them, MOOC's will do) and those who are seeking for an intellectual activity and academic education. For those, MOOC's will probably not satisfying enough.

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Learning in an introductory physics MOOC: All cohorts learn equally, including an on-campus class | Colvin | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Learning in an introductory physics MOOC: All cohorts learn equally, including an on-campus class | Colvin | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Learning in an introductory physics MOOC: All cohorts learn equally, including an on-campus class
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MOOCs: More Than Courses - Harvard Political Review

MOOCs: More Than Courses - Harvard Political Review | Opening up education | Scoop.it
What exactly is the nature of MOOCs and how should they be used?
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The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure

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The following is a pre-print of an essay set to appear in Bonk et al.'s forthcoming book MOOCs and Open Education around the World. It may undergo some additional editing before publication. Unlike...
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SURF | Special edition on didactics of Open and Online Education

SURF | Special edition on didactics of Open and Online Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Pedagogy of MOOCs | Stacey | INNOQUAL - International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning

Pedagogy of MOOCs
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A new classification schema for MOOCs | Conole | INNOQUAL - International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning

A new classification schema for MOOCs
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MOOC on MOOCs? A novel yet pragmatic approach - University World News

MOOC on MOOCs? A novel yet pragmatic approach - University World News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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verstelle's curator insight, September 14, 5:03 PM

"“We can’t beat world class providers like edX in terms of a platform, but we can beat them in terms of content. In thought and design, we can be as good as anybody else.” 

Moving away from a focus on personal interest towards real world application may be the right model for the context in which institutions of learning and human development operate in India and other middle-income countries. Government support may also be key to add financial support and legitimacy to these ventures.

In the end, however, superior completion rates to those MOOCs in North America will be the defining outcome. 

“MOOC on MOOCs” places focus on application with the direct intent of supporting academics and other professionals to advance their own MOOC agendas. The ongoing monitoring of this course will certainly reveal novel ideas."

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Towards development of OER derived custom-built open textbooks: A baseline survey of university teachers at the University of the South Pacific | Prasad | The International Review of Research in Op...

Towards development of OER derived custom-built open textbooks: A baseline survey of university teachers at the University of the South Pacific | Prasad | The International Review of Research in Op... | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Online education company edX expanding to offer free courses aimed at high school students - The Boston Globe

Online education company edX expanding to offer free courses aimed at high school students - The Boston Globe | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The online-learning collaborative edX, a partnership between Harvard University and MIT, is expanding its reach beyond college campuses and will begin offering courses to high schools.
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First course to start in October. Not visible yet in what way the claim "Teachers could use the courses and the material to supplement their efforts in the classroom" is effective: this requires putting an open license on the course materials with the rights to reuse and rework. Current courses on EdX hardly have these licenses present.

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Why do OER matter for less used languages? | LangOER blog created by European Schoolnet

Why do OER matter for less used languages? | LangOER blog created by European Schoolnet | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Online education platform EdCast puts universities in charge of their content @insidehighered

Online education platform EdCast puts universities in charge of their content @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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OPINION: Why Can’t OER Enjoy the Same Success as Open Source Software? (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Why Can’t OER Enjoy the Same Success as Open Source Software? (EdSurge News) | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Few today would consider the greatest strength of Open Source Software (OSS) that it is free. Indeed, it has lowered costs. But more fundamentally, it’s reshaped the way we think about the production, distribution, and sharing of software as an artifact. It has challenged centuries-old notions of pr
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Study: MOOC content in traditional courses is viable, if inflexible @insidehighered

Study: MOOC content in traditional courses is viable, if inflexible @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Not so surprising these results. I wonder about the reuse of Coursera content, because that is explicitly forbidden in their Terms of Use. I guess an agreement is needed for that (with probably also some form of payment)

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Why 'Nano-Degrees' Can Never Replace Liberal Arts Colleges

Why 'Nano-Degrees' Can Never Replace Liberal Arts Colleges | Opening up education | Scoop.it

reallIn a market where jobs are constantly shifting and disappearing, the kind of ultra-specialized training offered by companies like Udacity won't go very far.


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For some reason the Pink Floyd song "Another Brick in the Wall" came to my mind when reading the article. I couldn't agree more with the last paragraph.

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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, September 13, 10:26 AM

@TheAtlantic is answering a question that has not really been asked by anyone but this headline.

ExtensionEngine's comment, September 14, 7:41 AM
I don't think anyone is suggesting that nano-degrees are a perfect replacement for a liberal arts degree anymore than a car is a perfect replacement for a horse and carriage. A car will never have the personal relationship and friendship of a horse. There will always be a place for traditional liberal arts but 93% of the world's population will never get a traditional college degree so the real objective is to provide those with an opportunity to learn.
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Javiera Atenas: Bibliography of OER, ROER and related subjects

"During the last 4 years and with a little help of my friends (mostly @leohavemann& @ernestopriego) I collected a large (very large) list of references on OER, Open Education, Open Educational Practices, repositories, open access and related themes which I used to write my PhD and all the papers / columns / presentations we have written, and, basically this lists has been stored in my ref management system for a while, quietly, but suddenly this week I beed asked to share my list of references by few of my fellow OER researchers, so here it is… but before, please read the notes below."


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QLET's curator insight, September 23, 4:06 AM

Detailed bibliography of contemporary research on #OER, #OEP, #OA and more - educate yourself!

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MOOCs University(MOOCs U): Massive Open Online Courses University

MOOCs University(MOOCs U): Massive Open Online Courses University | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) University. MOOCs are free online education courses from the world's leading universities, organizations, and experts.
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A portal with an overview of MOOCs, especially targeted on series of MOOCs in a learning pathway. Around that are "Public services" but to me it remains unclear what is offered there, what these services constitute and how these services can be accessed. It seems like a "Work in progress" initiative.

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The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects | Buckler | Open Praxis

The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects
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The OpenupEd quality label: benchmarks for MOOCs | Rosewell | INNOQUAL - International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning

The OpenupEd quality label: benchmarks for MOOCs
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Say it once, say it right: Seven strategies to improve your academic writing.

Say it once, say it right: Seven strategies to improve your academic writing. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Whether writing a research article or a grant proposal, it can be difficult to pinpoint the sections and areas that need further improvement. It is useful to have a set of tactics on hand to addres...
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The evolution of Moocs

The evolution of Moocs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Online courses may have been over-hyped, but they will still be a valuable part of the future
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Alexina's curator insight, September 13, 11:04 AM

The future of MOOCs will probably not be free.

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MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning | WIRED

MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning | WIRED | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In the summer of 2011, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, appeared seemingly out of nowhere and changed the education landscape forever. In many ways, MOOCs are like the troublemakers in Apple’s legendary “Think Different” ad: You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is…
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If this one-on-one communication with a human TA can be organized for  free, this is really a game changer. Just wondering: how many TA's do you need for a MOOC with 5000 participants, worldwide (so 24/7 availability of TA's) with 10% needing a TA on average once a week (these numbers are pure guesses)? And who is willing to pay their bill?

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News: Government-supported MOOC launched to boost cyber security skills

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Open badges for education: what are the implications at the intersection of open systems and badging? | Ahn | Research in Learning Technology

Open badges for education: what are the implications at the intersection of open systems and badging?

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Reconciling Scale and Quality in Education | ExtensionEngine, LLC

Reconciling Scale and Quality in Education | ExtensionEngine, LLC | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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