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Harvard U. Will Offer Exclusive MOOCs to Alumni – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Harvard U. Will Offer Exclusive MOOCs to Alumni – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it

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Let's call it online courses instead of MOOC. The first "O" can be skipped.

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Wilfred Rubens's curator insight, February 11, 10:13 AM
Je kon er op wachten. MOOCs als extra service voor alumni. Een nieuwe grens aan de eerste 'O', met mogelijk gevolgen voor de 'M'. Al heeft Harvard natuurlijk heel wat alumni.
verstelle's curator insight, February 12, 5:58 AM

The university plans to make some MOOC materials available exclusively to alumni, in an effort to help Harvard graduates reconnect with the university and one another. The program, called HarvardX for Alumni and first reported in The Harvard Crimson, might also include opportunities to interact directly with professors, a rare privilege in an open online course.

 

Beginning in March, HarvardX for Alumni will offer versions of seven Harvard MOOCs exclusively to graduates of the university. The courses will not be full-length MOOCs but “segments” that include some new material developed specially for graduates, according to Michael Rutter, a spokesman. Some professors might even travel to talk about the material at Harvard Clubs in different cities, Mr. Rutter said.

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Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Sometimes low course-completion rates can be a good sign.
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Has this new online college program solved the MOOC problem? - The Hechinger Report

Has this new online college program solved the MOOC problem? - The Hechinger Report | Opening up education | Scoop.it
ATLANTA – Dary Merckens was in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, several weeks before moving to Las Vegas. He was also entering his second month in a master’s degree program at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Merckens, who is 30, can take his education with him. That’s because he’s enrolled in Georgia …
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Unclear to which "MOOC problem" the title refers. In the end, this is just another online program that was announced as the next big thing, including impressive Excel calculations on ROI. That took me back, then, to the end of the 90s when the Internet bubble was built up.

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The Real Legacy of MOOCs: Better Introductory Courses

The Real Legacy of MOOCs: Better Introductory Courses | Opening up education | Scoop.it

The real impact of MOOCs will be felt far away from the open online edX or Coursera courses. The real impact of MOOCs will be found in the traditional introductory course.


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OER, ERP’s, and an Idea | Confessions of a Community College Dean @insidehighered

OER, ERP’s, and an Idea | Confessions of a Community College Dean @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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MOOCs Are Dead — Long Live the MOOC | Innovation Insights | WIRED

MOOCs Are Dead — Long Live the MOOC | Innovation Insights | WIRED | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Do you remember all the way back in 2013? You know, the year North West was born, the Harlem Shake made its debut, and selfies changed phone texting rates. More notably, there was the bombing at the Boston Marathon, our climate proved that abnormal would be the new normal, and our planet lost Nelson Mandela.…
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UNE shuts down its loss-making MOOCs

UNE shuts down its loss-making MOOCs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The University of New England (UNE) has shut down its pioneering experiment with massive open online courses (MOOCs) because it could not make it pay.
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Moocs are free – but for how much longer?

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Monetising career development courses could be the next step for the university, says Stanford professor

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When MOOCs Are Better Than College Classes | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered

When MOOCs Are Better Than College Classes | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, August 20, 4:33 AM

Finally someone asking the right question: not are MOOCs bad or good, but what can the do and what can't they do.

 

Nice suggestions of what they can do well

 

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Essay calls for an end to apologies about MOOC dropouts @insidehighered

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At least Clayton Christensen is honest about his intentions.

At least Clayton Christensen is honest about his intentions. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
So I finally listened to the podcast with Daphne Koller that Audrey Watters described as 17 minutes of "Gah!"  It was indeed painful.  However, masochist that I am, I listened to it more than once ...
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For its second round of MOOCs, U. of Wisconsin at Madison embraces modularity @insidehighered

For its second round of MOOCs, U. of Wisconsin at Madison embraces modularity @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Stop Blaming Colleges for Society's Problems

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UOC: Call for grant applications for the Doctoral Programmes | EFQUEL

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6 Tips for Using Open Educational Resources -- Campus Technology

6 Tips for Using Open Educational Resources -- Campus Technology | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Six expert tips for using OER in the classroom.
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A Response to "OER Beyond Voluntarism"

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Well, this has turned into a rather enjoyable conversation. To recap what has unfolded so far: It began with Jose Ferreira inviting me to appear on a panel at the Knewton Symposium, on the panel, I...
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Open educational resources movement needs to move beyond voluntarism (essay) @insidehighered

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e4innovation.com » Blog Archive » Disruptive innovation and the emergence of the PLE+

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Campus Technology : August 2014, Page 19

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Is content still important in a digital age?

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Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

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OpenStax developing textbooks that deliver personalized lessons

OpenStax developing textbooks that deliver personalized lessons | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax, which has already provided free textbooks to hundreds of thousands of college students, today unveiled a $9 million effort to develop free, digital textbooks capable of delivering personalized lessons to high school students.
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Interesting to find out how personalized the lessons are, how much human efforts is needed, what grain size of learning objects is used and what the underlying technology is (e.g. the Bill-Of-Materials used to store the learning objects and the rules to combine these)

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Choosing teaching methods for a digital age

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E-learning methodologies. A guide for designing and developing e-learning courses.

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The Open Educational Resources Impact Map: researching impact through openness and collaboration.

The Open Educational Resources Impact Map: researching impact through openness and collaboration. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Much sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) is relatively informal, difficult to observe, and part of a wider pattern of open activity. What the open education movement needs is a way ...
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What Does the Future of Education Look Like at MIT?

What Does the Future of Education Look Like at MIT? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
MIT is about to undergo a new period of "educational experimentation."
President L. Rafael Reif addressed the MIT community Monday, sharing the final report of the Institute-wide Task Force on...
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