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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, Open courses (a.o. MOOC)
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The Deeper Disruption · christinegeith · Storify

While we're busy flipping, massifying, opening and personalizing courses...along comes the unbundled credential.
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Survey: MOOC Students Are Elite, Young and Male - Digits - WSJ

Survey: MOOC Students Are Elite, Young and Male - Digits - WSJ | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A new survey shows that free massive open online courses aren't exactly knocking down geographic, race, gender and economic hurdles to learning.
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“Far from realizing the high ideals of their advocates, MOOCs seem to be reinforcing the advantages of the ‘haves’ rather than educating the ‘have-nots.’ Better access to technology and improved basic education are needed world-wide before MOOCs can genuinely live up to their promise.”

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Angered by MOOC Deals, San Jose State Faculty Senate Considers Rebuff

Angered by MOOC Deals, San Jose State Faculty Senate Considers Rebuff | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The Senate is expected to vote on Monday on a proposal limiting the president's ability to make technology deals without the approval of faculty members who would be affected.
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Stories to TEL: MOOCs democratising education? I am not so sure!

a blog post on why MOOCs cannot and should not democratize higher education (#MOOCs not all good: @pbsloep warns for commercialism, colonialism, and reduced support for #OER!
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Stop me if you think you've heard this one before - The Ed Techie

Stop me if you think you've heard this one before - The Ed Techie | Opening up education | Scoop.it
No doubt most of you will have read the (unintentionally hilarious) interview with Udacity founder and the media's poster child for MOOCs, Sebastian Thrun. If you haven't the short version (minus the ego fanning and competitive cycling) is...
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International Reach of MOOCs Is Limited by Users' Preferences - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

International Reach of MOOCs Is Limited by Users' Preferences - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Curious Offers Online Learning Without the Commitment of MOOCs | Xconomy

Curious Offers Online Learning Without the Commitment of MOOCs | Xconomy | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Before co-founding lifelong learning platform Curious, CEO Justin Kitch was hanging out at home with his kids, taking some time off. He had sold his first
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The MOOC syllabus blues | Engineering education...

The MOOC syllabus blues | Engineering education... | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Pieter de Vries's insight: A 'HOW TO' (The MOOC syllabus blues | @scoopit http://t.co/0dh6jvwKEg)
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A MOOC Platform Based on Engagement -- Campus Technology

A MOOC Platform Based on Engagement -- Campus Technology | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Eschewing the talking-head approach of mainstream MOOCs, NovoEd stakes its claim on MOOCs that emphasize student-centered learning and collaboration.
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Will MOOCs Change Campus Teaching?

Will MOOCs Change Campus Teaching? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his new e-book, The Chronicle's technology editor shows how MOOCs are raising the profile of teaching in the faculty.
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Balances different perspecitves on the possible impact of MOOC on academic teaching, summarized by "MOOCs can be seen as an increasingly successful rhetorical attack on the lecture model, adding pressure for colleges to try something new and different."

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University of California Irvine Extends Chemistry Education Through MOOCs - Higher Ed Tech Decisions

University of California Irvine Extends Chemistry Education Through MOOCs - Higher Ed Tech Decisions | Opening up education | Scoop.it
University of California, Irvine is setting the standard for MOOCs via its OpenChem project.
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The failure of Udacity: lessons on quality for future MOOCs

The failure of Udacity: lessons on quality for future MOOCs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The promise was simple, but the idea couldn’t have been bigger.Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) would make courses from Harvard and MIT available free to anyone with an internet connection.
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Why MOOCs May Still Be Silicon Valley's Next Grand Challenge

Why MOOCs May Still Be Silicon Valley's Next Grand Challenge | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The fact is, Silicon Valley has yet to come to terms with education. It's a massive, global market, but a notoriously complex one that is tricky to negotiate. A lot of what goes on in education is almost certainly not scalable.
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When A MOOC Exploits Its Learners: A Coursera Case Study | NeoAcademic

When A MOOC Exploits Its Learners: A Coursera Case Study | NeoAcademic | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Requiring research participation in order to successfully complete a MOOC course is unethical and manipulative.
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MOOCs, Norway, and the ecology of digital learning

MOOCs, Norway, and the ecology of digital learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Excellent post on MOOC's, placed into a wider context of online and distance learning. Main issues in my viewpoint:

 

- Danger of xMOOC's being considered by policy makers only to realize cost-effective education without any consideration on quality of education

- This caused by a failure of the profession of e-learning and online learning to disseminate best practices and educate stakeholders on issues of online learning

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Online ‘classrooms’ break the MOOC language barrier - University World News

Online ‘classrooms’ break the MOOC language barrier - University World News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Of course localisation is important for MOOC's also! This is a lesson the OER world know for a decade now. Again a reason to publish the learning materials in a MOOC under an open license if you will have the ambition to reach a worldwide audience with your MOOC.

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Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course | Opening up education | Scoop.it
He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he...
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Pierre's comment, November 15, 2013 3:05 AM
Also see this comment: http://www.hackeducation.com/2013/11/14/thrun-as-saint/ related to the post.
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5 Rating Sites for MOOCs - MOOCs - Think Massively

5 Rating Sites for MOOCs - MOOCs - Think Massively | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Which MOOC should you take? These four rating sites will help you decide.
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Open learning revolution in leadership crisis - Free Culture and Books

Open learning revolution in leadership crisis - Free Culture and Books | Opening up education | Scoop.it
After a honeymoon period, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are facing their first crisis. What does this all mean for the future of open learning?
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Online Education as an Agent of Transformation

Online Education as an Agent of Transformation | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Online education is beginning to show itself as a disruptive innovation, introducing more convenient and affordable services that can transform sectors.
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10 things you should NEVER say during presentations

10 things you should NEVER say during presentations | Opening up education | Scoop.it
At our TNW Conferences we see a lot of presentations and I have given a fair share of presentations myself. I often see people making the same mistakes and cringe when I hear the same ...
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