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MOOC List

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A complete list of Massive Open Online Courses (free online courses) offered by the top universities and colleges in a wide range of subjects. MOOC it is an online course aimed at large-scale participation and open (free) access via the internet.
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MITx u.lab: Education As Activating Social Fields

MITx u.lab: Education As Activating Social Fields | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Until last year, the number of students in my classes at MIT numbered 50 or so. Less than twelve months later, I have just completed my first class wit
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World's first MOOC on information seeking - DTU

World's first MOOC on information seeking - DTU | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

DTU Library has, in cooperation with Copenhagen University Library developed and launched the world's first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on academic information seeking.

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MOOCs Rise from the Ashes

MOOCs Rise from the Ashes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The MOOCs seem to have faded from view. In large part this is because they were so relentlessly overhyped when they first appeared. But now various forms of online education have begun to get traction in the marketplace.

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Pattern Language and Form Language, by Nikos A. Salingaros

A mini-course online that introduces the work of Christopher Alexander as well as that of the author. It proposes a new way of thinking about architecture that values regionalism, while opposing globalization and uniformity. Prepared in July of 2015.


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Why MOOCs will fail – they're not dating sites

Why MOOCs will fail – they're not dating sites | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One of my Phd students is studying how parents make decisions about education for their children (you can participate in his survey here).

Via Peter Mellow, Miloš Bajčetić
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Occupy MOOCs: An overview with John Carroll

Occupy MOOCs: Understanding and design for actual student motivations and activities in MOOCs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have inspired ...
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Presenting Helpers in MOOCs

Students in Massive Open Online Courses often do not receive the help they need from their course discussion boards. A social recommendation algorithm can ...
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MOOC’s are not doing well for racial, gender and class equity

MOOC’s are not doing well for racial, gender and class equity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From an essay that critiques the uncritical enthusiasm for MOOC’s: (Audrey Watters and Sara Goldrick-Rab critique Kevin Carey who has written a book called The End of College ) Excerpt: “This vision of the University of Everywhere is endowed with...
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New Online Course to Build Procurement Capacity - World Bank Group

New Online Course to Build Procurement Capacity - World Bank Group | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
World’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and blended learning programs for public procurement was launched in March 2014 and has seen more than 55,000 visitors. More than 4000 people have enrolled for the course.
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Online Learning Service Platzi Wants To Give You Useful Tech Skills, Not Diplomas

Online Learning Service Platzi Wants To Give You Useful Tech Skills, Not Diplomas | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 A couple of things about online learning service Platzi immediately set it apart from the other companies in Y Combinator’s latest batch. First, it is from Latin America — Colombia to be precise. Second, it is profitable.
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Are online courses a threat to lucrative executive education? - Financial Times

Are online courses a threat to lucrative executive education? - Financial Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There was a time when Heraldo Sales-Cavalcante, the director of strategic analysis and head of learning at Ericsson, was sceptical that a pure online course would provide as rich a learning experience as the classroom.
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The Grand Plan to Give Everyone a Free Year of Online College - Wired

The Grand Plan to Give Everyone a Free Year of Online College - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As debate over free community college tuition continues in Congress, one private equity mogul and philanthropist is working to give students a head start at college for free online.
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How to make a European MOOC platform sustainable? | Emma Project

How to make a European MOOC platform sustainable? | Emma Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
RT @Welteninstituut: How to make a European $MOOC platform sustainable? | Emma Project https://t.co/heKpsG3VgD https://t.co/gRdN7oSJ9o
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Six Ways to Land a Job in the Diverse and Crazy World of Edtech (EdSurge News)

Six Ways to Land a Job in the Diverse and Crazy World of Edtech (EdSurge News) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’ve been reading EdSurge for years now. You’ve closely followed the rise of
Khan Academy, the MOOCs, and every other hot education technology trend. And now you’re considering getting into edtech yourself.
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Why You Should Care That MOOCs Had a Great 2015

Why You Should Care That MOOCs Had a Great 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses saw great growth in 2015, and according to new data from Reportlinker, more demand for this affordable education option means more growth.

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First Bitcoin Massive Open Online Course at Coursera is from Princeton University - Brave New Coin

First Bitcoin Massive Open Online Course at Coursera is from Princeton University - Brave New Coin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The first Massive Open Online Course on Coursera, about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, is from Princeton University, and rated one of the top ten most popular.
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What is Open Knowledge? - YouTube | Global MOOC...

What is Open Knowledge? - YouTube | Global MOOC... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A brief promotional video about the free Open Knowledge course, offered on the OpenEdX platform.
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MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning and Leadership - Huffington Post

MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning and Leadership - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last month my colleagues and I completed a pilot of what well may be the most interesting project of my life.
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The Future of Work - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

The Future of Work - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Canvas Network offers free online courses and classes from the world's leading universities. Find a MOOC and enroll now to get started on your new journey!
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MOOC’s are not doing well for racial, gender and class equity

MOOC’s are not doing well for racial, gender and class equity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Tens of thousands take first 'massive open online course' offered in Western ... - Buffalo News

Tens of thousands take first 'massive open online course' offered in Western ... - Buffalo News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The most popular college course in the region this semester cost nothing to take, had no set meeting times and did not require students to step inside a classroom.Nearly 41,000 people – more than the undergraduate and graduate enrollment at the...
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From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs - EdSurge

From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs - EdSurge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Only a handful of sessions at SXSWedu this year used “MOOC” in their titles or descriptions, but those four letters were still mentioned quite a bit.It is safe to say, MOOCs have been passed over as the disruptor du jour of higher education.
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The Inverse MOOC - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

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The Inverse MOOC
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
This fall Davidson College partnered with Middlebury College and OpenIDEO, a collaborative platform where people come together to tackle the world's most pressing issues.
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How MOOCs can develop good (and bad) teaching habits (essay) - Inside Higher Ed

How MOOCs can develop good (and bad) teaching habits (essay) - Inside Higher Ed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How MOOCs can develop good (and bad) teaching habits (essay)
Inside Higher Ed
I've been working recently with a faculty member who is turning his thermodynamics course into a massive open online course, or MOOC.
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Christa Meenan's curator insight, April 22, 2015 9:26 AM

This essay profiles key pros and cons for MOOCs from a pedagogical standpoint.  As positives, author Marie Norman, senior director of educational excellence at Acatar, a Carnegie Mellon-based company, and coauthor of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, highlights a reduction of four "pitfalls" that professors tend to avoid due to the large scope of the course's potential enrollment: Expert Blind Spot (jargon within the discipline), prior knowledge gap, content overload, and motivational deficits (a longstanding criticism of MOOCs).  She does caution, however, that MOOCs, by their very nature, lead instructors towards "mistaking a set of lectures as a course" and by not including robust assignments for lack of resources to give feedback.  She focuses on MOOCs as a means to bring these issues to light not just for instructors of mega-classes, but for all teachers to perhaps take away the large-scale lessons to our own small-scale classrooms.