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The Pedagogy of the MOOC: the UK View

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Педагогика МООК в Британии

1 MOOCs are multiple: UK MOOCs have multiple pedagogic forms and intentions, and we can no longer define them as a single ‘transformative’ entity. Broad-brush descriptions of MOOC pedagogy in terms of a cMOOC/xMOOC binary are no longer representative or particularly useful. A more nuanced approach to institutional thinking around MOOCs is now needed: one which takes account of an analysis of MOOC pedagogy at a micro level of individual course design.
2 MOOC pedagogy is not embedded in MOOC platforms, but is negotiated and emergent. Multiple social and material influences converge when MOOC pedagogy is enacted: teacher preferences and beliefs, disciplinary influences, patterns of learner expectation and engagement, and other contextual factors such as institutional teaching culture or the desire to generate analytics. We need to give greater attention to MOOC pedagogy as a socio-material and discipline-informed issue.
3 ‘The teacher’ persists in the MOOC. Though MOOC teaching functions are often disaggregated and delegated to automated processes and community-based social learning, the place and visibility of the teacher remain of central importance. MOOC teaching is high visibility, high risk and dependent on significant intellectual, emotional and time commitment from academics and the professionals who work alongside them.

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Oud Geleerd (deel 1) - 12:07 16-12-2014

Oud Geleerd (deel 1) - 12:07 16-12-2014 | Opening up education | Scoop.it
De afgelopen 10 jaar is het aantal volwassen studenten gehalveerd. En werkenden die zich wél wagen aan een studie, komen vaak in de knel met tijd en geld. Een reportage van Niels de Jager.
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Een aardige 4-delige serie bij Radio 1 over volwassenenonderwijs. Open cursussen (lees: MOOC) komen uiteraard ook aan bod, evenals enkele instellingen voor regulier onderwijs. Grote afwezige in het geheel is de universiteit die hiervoor in het leven is geroepen. De andere delen zijn te beluisteren op

http://www.radio1.nl/item/247411-Oud%20Geleerd%20(deel%202).html
http://www.radio1.nl/item/247553-Oud%20Geleerd%20(deel%203).html
http://www.radio1.nl/item/247692-Oud%20Geleerd%20(deel%204%20SLOT%20).html

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25 Institutions Join Through ACE for Online Credit

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In an effort to help non-traditional students take advantage of online education, 25 institutions will work through the ACE to serve more students.

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Input needed on an accreditation framework for informal learning through OER and MOOCs

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MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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iversity Plots a New Path for European MOOCs - MOOC Report

Hannes Klopper, CEO of iversity sat down with Class Central to discuss iversity's history and unique vision for European MOOCs.
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REVENUE VS. COSTS OF MOOC PLATFORMS.

REVENUE VS. COSTS OF MOOC PLATFORMS. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Information about the paper titled "REVENUE VS. COSTS OF MOOC PLATFORMS. DISCUSSION OF BUSINESS MODELS FOR XMOOC PROVIDERS, BASED ON EMPIRICAL FINDINGS AND EXPERIENCES DURING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT IMOOX" at IATED Digital Library
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The full paper is not (yet?) available. A presentation with more detailed figures can be accessed at http://iated.org/concrete3/view_virtual_online.php?abstract_id=40390

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MOOCs in 2014: Breaking Down the Numbers (EdSurge News)

MOOCs in 2014: Breaking Down the Numbers (EdSurge News) | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In November 2011 I was taking one of the first MOOCs from Stanford. At that time, many new MOOCs were being announced and I started Class Central as a way to keep track of them and figure out what I should take next. The website gathers course listings through provider sites, social media, and tips
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Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History

Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The music business was killed by Napster; movie theaters were derailed by digital streaming; traditional magazines are in crisis mode--yet in this digital information wild west: academic journals and the publishers who own them are posting higher pro...

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What We’ve Learned from Three Years of MOOCs | MIT Technology Review

What We’ve Learned from Three Years of MOOCs | MIT Technology Review | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Online education offers one effective way to close the skills gap.
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An Open Education Reader

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A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | MIT Technology Review

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | MIT Technology Review | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways.
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OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education.

OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Very informative site! It could gain from connecting some of the mythbusts to evidence as gathered at the Evidence Hub for Open Education (http://ci.olnet.org/)

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OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education.

OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Very  informative site. It would gain with linking the mythbusts to evidence as gathered by the OER Evidence Hub 

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iversity Plots a New Path for European MOOCs - MOOC Report

Hannes Klopper, CEO of iversity sat down with Class Central to discuss iversity's history and unique vision for European MOOCs.
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