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The MOOC and the Meaning of "Teaching"

The MOOC and the Meaning of "Teaching" | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Professor Kaye Adkins, author of this guest post, teaches at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri. In its May 15 edition, the Wall Street Journal  published an interview with D...
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Fundamental flaw of MOOC's according to the author: it is not about teaching, but about knowledge delivery. But that is not education.

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Can MOOCs Help Professors Teach Traditional Courses More Efficiently? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Can MOOCs Help Professors Teach Traditional Courses More Efficiently? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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elearnspace › Congrats to Paul-Olivier Dehaye: MassiveTeaching

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Accredible – Makes All Your Knowledge Visible with credibility

Accredible – Makes All Your Knowledge Visible with credibility | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Interview with Danny King CEO of Accredible. Accredible is creating the diploma of the future. For the first time students can establish expertise without the need for an institution to vouch for them.

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DeMOOCratizing Higher Education? Massive Open Online Courses for Developing Countries

DeMOOCratizing Higher Education? Massive Open Online Courses for Developing Countries | Opening up education | Scoop.it
By Clara Franco, Dilnoza Nigmonova, Wipada Panichpathom, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. In the last few years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been en...
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Martin Weller: The iceberg model of OER engagement

"I'm pretty sure I'm the first person to ever use the iceberg analogy...

I've been pondering ways of thinking about open education awareness, and OER usage that might help shape OER policy. So here's one I want to try out."


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Google To Sponsor MOOC Research - Carnegie Mellon University | CMU

Google To Sponsor MOOC Research - Carnegie Mellon University | CMU | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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A race to the bottom: MOOCs and higher education business models

A race to the bottom: MOOCs and higher education business models | Opening up education | Scoop.it
(2014). A race to the bottom: MOOCs and higher education business models. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning: Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 5-14. doi: 10.1080/02680513.2014.922410
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The Five Faces of Online Education

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Institutions that adapt to the still-emerging demands that students and parents have begun placing on online education will tap into new sources of growth and innovation.
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ID and Other Reflections: 11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID and Other Reflections: 11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Some thoughts, all not new but nice to have them put together when thinking about "What is a MOOC?". Comparing some of the thoughts with current existing (x)MOOC's, it better be formulated as "... should have..." or "... should challenge the participant to..." (e.g. thoughts 2 and 8). Thoughts about the "Massive" are missing.

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MOOCs in the developing world – Pros and cons - University World News

MOOCs in the developing world – Pros and cons - University World News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Interview: Andrew Ng, chairman and co-founder of Coursera

Interview: Andrew Ng, chairman and co-founder of Coursera | Opening up education | Scoop.it
There is an impending digital tsunami -- or D-Quake -- that can drive enterprises to destruction if they don't continually update their
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From MOOC to Shining MOOC - Inside Higher Ed

From MOOC to Shining MOOC - Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
From MOOC to Shining MOOC
Inside Higher Ed
Now, some online education advocates argue that MOOCs can lure international students to colleges and universities in the U.S.
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Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Seminar, Ljubljana 2014 - VideoLectures - VideoLectures.NET

Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Seminar, Ljubljana 2014 - VideoLectures - VideoLectures.NET | Opening up education | Scoop.it
GO-GN stands for Global OER Graduate Network which is a worldwide network of OER PhD researchers and their supervisors. It has been initiated in 2012 and is coordinated by the UNESCO Chair in OER at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands. Currently GO-GN embraces more than 20 OER PhD researchers from different parts of the world.
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Reputations at risk as platforms fail to screen Moocs

Reputations at risk as platforms fail to screen Moocs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Poor-quality courses on platforms such as Coursera, edX and Udacity could cause reputational damage to universities, says Oxford expert
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Peer assessment for massive open online courses (MOOCs) | Suen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Peer assessment for massive open online courses (MOOCs) | Suen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Peer assessment for massive open online courses (MOOCs)
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A mixture of an overview of peer assessment methods and experiences with some of them. Good read!

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Pierre's curator insight, Today, 2:54 AM

Goed om te lezen als je er zelf mee aan de slag wilt!

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Corporate MOOCs will be the big trend in 2014. I was wrong

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In a MOOC Mystery, a Course Suddenly Vanishes – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In a MOOC Mystery, a Course Suddenly Vanishes – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Research | Open Educational Resources at The Open University | Open University

Research | Open Educational Resources at The Open University | Open University | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Projects led by the OU around OER aim to tackle a range of questions. Research around OER is broad and can be institutionally driven or set by external funders.
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MOOCs and pedagogues | Semantico

MOOCs and pedagogues | Semantico | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Open Education Handbook

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A deliverable of the LinkedUp Project. The book had its first version end of 2013. The version is also placed in a wiki to actualize and improve the handbook

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European universities must team up to survive

European universities must team up to survive | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Fragmentation in online course offerings leaves Europe lagging behind the US
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ICDE » News from the 4th African Council for Distance Education Conference

ICDE » News from the 4th African Council for Distance Education Conference | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The African Council for Distance Education (ACDE), an associate member of ICDE, recently held its fourth annual conference and general assembly, hosted by the Z
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The digital degree

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FROM Oxford’s quads to Harvard Yard and many a steel and glass palace of higher education in between, exams are giving way to holidays. As students consider life...
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A faculty perspective on OCW and MOOCs

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Professor Shigueru Miyagawa is one of OCW's most prolific participants, and a long-standing member and recent chair of the OCW Faculty Advisory Committee. As he's told us: “To be able to offer teac...
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Press release: Online learning at research-intensive universities needs a strategic approach - LERU : League of European Research Universities

Press release: Online learning at research-intensive universities needs a strategic approach - LERU : League of European Research Universities | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Press release: Online learning at research-intensive universities needs a strategic approach
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Thanks to Wim van Petegem (KU Leuven) for alerting.

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