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Daphne Koller and the Problem with Coursera |

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I highlight some of the difficulties in Daphne Koller's conception of Coursera.
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Critical analysis of the claims Daphne Koller makes in her TED video. 

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Two years after the NYT’s ‘Year of the MOOC': how much do we actually know about them? | The Policy and Internet Blog

Two years after the NYT’s ‘Year of the MOOC': how much do we actually know about them? | The Policy and Internet Blog | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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6 Big Takeaways From the EdX Global Forum | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

6 Big Takeaways From the EdX Global Forum | Technology and Learning @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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verstelle's curator insight, November 27, 3:38 PM

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OpenEd 2014 -- Powering Personalized Learning with OER

To fully realize the potential of OER to transform learning, it must be mapped to learning goal frameworks and delivered in personalized learning contexts.
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At OER conference, speakers push for academic libraries to promote adoption @insidehighered

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elearn Magazine: From MOOCs to Learning Analytics: Scratching the surface of the 'visual'

elearn Magazine: From MOOCs to Learning Analytics: Scratching the surface of the 'visual' | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The visualization of big MOOC data enables us to see trends in student behaviors and activities around the globe, but what is it that we are not seeing?
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Strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part 3, branding and cost

Strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part 3, branding and cost | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The MOOC value proposition is that MOOCs can eliminate the variable costs of course delivery. Image: © OpenTuition.com, 2014
The story so far
This is the fifth in a series of posts from my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age.

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Instructional quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn - Computers & Education

Abstract: We present an analysis of instructional design quality of 76 randomly selected Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The quality of MOOCs was determined from first principles of instruction, using a course survey instrument. Two types of MOOCs (xMOOCs and cMOOCs) were analysed and their instructional design quality was assessed and compared. We found that the majority of MOOCs scored poorly on most instructional design principles. However, most MOOCs scored highly on organisation and presentation of course material. The results indicate that although most MOOCs are well-packaged, their instructional design quality is low. We outline implications for practice and ideas for future research.


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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, November 19, 8:37 AM
More of this kind of research is needed, although this article seems to follow the prevalent kind of thinking that groups different kind of learning activities which have chosen the #MOOC format into one genre, as if there was a genuine type. This does not appear to hold up to scrutiny. The finding that these MOOC formatted courses do not largely comply with the "instructional design principles" of e-learning but do excel in "organisation and presentation" instead, once combined with the fact that millions of learners flock to these very MOOC but could care less about conventional e-learning formats, leads one to reflect on the usefulness of said principles as analytical/evaluation tools and their scope as indicators of learning outcomes.
Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn, Instructional quality of Massive Open Inline Courses (MOOCs), Computers & Education, Volume 80, January 2015, Pages 77-83, ISSN 0360-1315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.08.005.(via http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036013151400178X)Keywords: Massive Online Open Courses; Distributed learning environments; Evaluation methodologies; Lifelong learning; Pedagogical issues
Antonio Bartolome's curator insight, November 20, 2:56 AM

Estudio sobre 76 MOOCs: materiales bien construidos pero diseño instruccionar pobre.

Mariano Rico's curator insight, November 20, 8:43 AM
Back to basic formation design. We learn by doing
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Studium Digitale per MOOC - Netzpiloten.de

Studium Digitale per MOOC - Netzpiloten.de | Opening up education | Scoop.it
"MOOC" steht für Massive Open Online Course und sie fordern das traditionelle Universitätsmodell aus Anwesenheitspflicht und festem Lehrplan heraus.
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To have your ECTS of a MOOC recognized in a formal program offered by a university in Europe, is at the end of the day a decision and responsibility of the university that has to decide about this recognition. ECTS offers a framework that give (or at least it should) some guarantees about quality and study time of the course that could make this decision about recognition easier compared with courses that do not have certificates based on this framework. But ECTS does not guarantee recognition in an accreditation based curriculum because of the awarding power of universities.

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Should adult learning embrace the MOOC?

Should adult learning embrace the MOOC? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
At the end of last year NIACE held their Learning at the Digital Frontier conference which included a debate on whether adult education should embrace the MOOC culture.
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Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course?

Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
As essentially online courses with a human touch, it is difficult to comprehend a future without SPOCs. Although I’d like to live in a future without the acronym, with its implication that small, private online courses are in any way new. The danger is that in considering the SPOC as a new phenomenon, its proponents may ignore the substantial work in online education that preceded it.

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources (OER) for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.
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'Digital is the missing link in higher education' - Telegraph

'Digital is the missing link in higher education' - Telegraph | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Rather than dabbling with MOOCs, universities need to create a new kind of digital degree experience for students, argues deputy vice-chancellor Ian Dunn
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At OER conference, speakers push for academic libraries to promote adoption @insidehighered

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More Thinking about the Open Education Infrastructure

More Thinking about the Open Education Infrastructure | Opening up education | Scoop.it
#OpenEd14, the 11th annual Open Education Conference, has given me the opportunity to do some additional thinking about the Open Education Infrastructure. Unfortunately, thinking about infrastructu...
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Open Education’s Publicity Problem – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Open Education’s Publicity Problem – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Welcome - Open Educational Resources (OER) - ResearchGuides at Humboldt State University

Welcome - Open Educational Resources (OER) - ResearchGuides at Humboldt State University | Opening up education | Scoop.it
ResearchGuides. Open Educational Resources (OER). Welcome.
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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 | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Flipping a classroom enhances student and faculty experience.
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That flipping using your own MOOC has advantages seems clear. This article support this and shows some of the advantages. The big question is if flipping using the MOOC of another institution give the same advantages. 

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