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The Adaptive Advantage: How E-Learning Will Change Higher Ed - Forbes

The Adaptive Advantage: How E-Learning Will Change Higher Ed - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Higher education is set for a shake up: MOOCs, For-profits, and Competency based learning are changing the way we deliver education, but Smart Sparrow's Adaptive Learning programs could make waves, changing the traditional model.
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Are MOOCs the future of education? - CNN (blog)

Are MOOCs the future of education? - CNN (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Why MOOCs are Failing the People They're Supposed to Help

Why MOOCs are Failing the People They're Supposed to Help | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MOOCs and online education are a technology with potentially revolutionary implications—but without a precise plan for realizing that potential.
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What role will brick-and-mortar schools play in the digital age? - Richmond Times-Dispatch

What role will brick-and-mortar schools play in the digital age?
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MOOCs in business: life after the hype - CNBC

MOOCs in business: life after the hype - CNBC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Two years after they hit the headlines as the future of education and a challenge to costly universities, massive open online courses (MOOCs) are attracting increased business attention – in spite of failing to spark a mass exodus to online learning .

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Con Sotidis's curator insight, September 22, 2014 7:36 PM

But Dad - here is another post stating that MOOCS are going great guns!  What say you?

 

Watch the video son and listen to Professor Laurillard - she sums it up very well !

 

 

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Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning | Stanford Online

Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning | Stanford Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  • Open source, open science, open data, open access, open education, open learning -- this free, online course provides an introduction to the important concept of openness from a variety of perspectives, including education, publishing, librarianship, economics, politics, and more, and asks you to discover what it means to you. Open Knowledge is international and multi-institutional, bringing together instructors and students from Canada, Ghana, Mexico, the United States, and the rest of the world. It will challenge you to take control of your own learning, to determine your own personal learning objectives, to contribute to the development of the curriculum, to reflect on your progress, to learn new digital skills, and to take a leadership role in the virtual classroom.

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The Hi-Tech Mess of Higher Education by David Bromwich

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Andrew Rossi’s documentary Ivory Tower prods us to think about the crisis of higher education. But is there a crisis?
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New degree program is big test for MOOC-style higher ed - PBS NewsHour

New degree program is big test for MOOC-style higher ed - PBS NewsHour | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Given the social and ecological limits to economic growth, we have to move far beyond the recommendations of the latest bestseller in economics. 

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MIT Team Turns 6.9 Million Clicks Into Insights To Improve Online Education - Forbes

MIT has been a leader in online education for more than a decade, and many leading thinkers in the evolution of education technology have emerged from the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus. MOOC leader, edX, is run by Anant Agarwal, who is a professor at MIT, for example.

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Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education? - The Atlantic

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Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?
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Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses?

Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Less than 10 percent of MOOC students, on average, complete a course. That’s the conclusion of Katy Jordan of Open University, who published her analysis, pulled together from available data of some Massively Open Online Courses, or MOOCs.

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3 Trends Are About To Create A Higher-Education Earthquake - Business Insider

3 Trends Are About To Create A Higher-Education Earthquake - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The first MOOC began life in Canada in 2008 as an online computing course. It was 2012, dubbed the "year of the MOOC", that generated vatic excitement about the idea. Three big MOOC-sters were launched: edX, a for-profit provider run by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Coursera, partnered with Stanford University; and Udacity, a for-profit co-founded by Sebastian Thrun, who taught an online computing course at Stanford. The big three have so far provided courses to over 12m students. Just under one-third are Americans, but edX says nearly half its students come from developing countries (see chart 2). Coursera’s new chief executive, Richard Levin, a former president of Yale University, plans an expansion focusing on Asia.


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The Coming Big Data Education Revolution - US News

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Big data promises to revolutionize online learning and, in doing so, higher education.
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Teaching Without Borders: Popular MOOC Fights Ebola - Forbes

Teaching Without Borders: Popular MOOC Fights Ebola - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Why wait for others to fight Ebola?” So asks Mike Feerick, Founder and CEO of ALISON, the world’s first massive open online course (MOOC) platform.
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Penn celebrates focus on online learning - The Daily Pennsylvanian

Penn celebrates focus on online learning - The Daily Pennsylvanian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Events this week include an open house, panels featuring Penn professors who teach online courses and discussions about the new education platform.
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MOOCing a change — using online courses to enhance your learning and reach ... - The Pharmaceutical Journal

MOOCing a change — using online courses to enhance your learning and reach ... - The Pharmaceutical Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses (MOOC) present learners with a new way to access information and interact with other participants. Setting up a MOOC can help you reach a diverse global audience.

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Corporate Training Gets an Online Refresh - Wall Street Journal

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Providers of massive, open, online courses are starting to offer their services to companies looking to improve their training programs, marking a new chapter in the groups' continued search for a business model.
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MOOCs – Panacea or benevolent curse? - University World News

MOOCs – Panacea or benevolent curse? - University World News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MOOCs – Panacea or benevolent curse? University World News Online university education programmes, and massive open online courses – MOOCs – in particular, may be considered disruptive technological developments with the potential to be useful in...
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Coming soon to a kindergarten near you: Google - CNBC

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In her first year as principal of the all-girls Fontbonne Hall Academy, Mary Ann Spicijaric was leading a grand experiment that couldn't be discussed outside the halls of her Catholic high school in Brooklyn. The 38 teachers, along with school administrators and attendees, were under strict rules to keep quiet about the new Web-based software they were testing that helped educators manage assignments, grade papers and communicate with students.

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Broadband and the future of learning - Computerworld

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High-speed broadband networks will not only accelerate learning, but they will also enable students to acquire the skills that they need to flourish in a post-industrial society
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This online school may replace modern liberal arts colleges - Quartz

This online school may replace modern liberal arts colleges - Quartz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On a Friday morning in April, I strapped on a headset, leaned into a microphone, and experienced what had been described to me as a type of time travel to the future of higher educationI was on the ninth floor of a building in downtown San Francisco, in a neighborhood whose streets are heavily populated with winos and vagrants, and whose buildings host hip new businesses, many of them tech start-upsIn a small room, I was flanked by a publicist and a tech manager from an educational venture called the Minerva Project, whose founder and CEO, the 39-year-old entrepreneur Ben Nelson, aims to replace (or, when he is feeling less aggressive, “reform”) the modern liberal-arts college.

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Introduction to Open Knowledge and Open Learning - P2P Foundation

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"Stanford, pioneer into high-profile free MOOCs have just launched a new course on "Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning"

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Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People?

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Recent studies of MOOC completion rates and participation indicate that students with some college experience already do better.
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A race to the bottom: MOOCs and higher education business models

A race to the bottom: MOOCs and higher education business models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is a critical examination of the claims that innovations such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) will disrupt the business models of the higher education sector. It describes what business models are, analyses the business model of free MOOCs offered by traditional universities and compares that model to that of paid online courses offered by distance teaching universities. The results of the analysis suggest that, in their present form, MOOCs are unlikely to address the challenge of reaching and assisting students from disadvantaged backgrounds and in developing countries. Nevertheless, MOOCs and the buzz surrounding them do signal a threat to the higher education sector, namely the widening gap between the skills of graduates of the educational system and the societal expectations from them.

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How MOOCs are flattening corporate training and education - TechRepublic

How MOOCs are flattening corporate training and education - TechRepublic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On Friday afternoons, the team at Much Better Adventures, a UK company that helps people plan vacations without having to hunt for lodging, stops what they're doing and spends some time learning about sustainability via massively open online courses (MOOCS) Coursera and Future Learn.

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MOOC Pro's curator insight, June 24, 2014 5:42 PM

Another article highlighting the corporate MOOC march. Interesting to hear how Saba are preparing to integrate MOOC data into internal Corporate LMS