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Context Is King: Why Today's MOOCs Don't Meet Corporate Needs - Wired

Context Is King: Why Today's MOOCs Don't Meet Corporate Needs - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 1996, Bill Gates declared that “content is king.” Gates was talking about the Internet, and the publishing, creating, and accessing capabilities that came as a result. However, the same has been true in education for a very long time.
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What Are MOOCs Good For? - MIT Technology Review (blog)

What Are MOOCs Good For? - MIT Technology Review (blog) | Peer2Politics | 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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Open Education for a Global Economy - NYTimes.com

Open Education for a Global Economy - NYTimes.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you or your kids have taken an online lesson at the Khan Academy (3,200 video lessons, 168 million views), been enlightened by a TED Talk (1,300 talks, 800 million views), watched a videotaped academic lecture (Academic EarthOpen Courseware ConsortiumOpen Culture), enrolled in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course, now being offered by companies like Udacity and a growing list of universities, including M.I.T., Harvard and Stanford), or simply learned to play guitar, paint a landscape or make a soufflé via YouTube - then you know that the distribution channels of education have changed - and that the future of learning isfree and open.

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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
Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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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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The Hype is Dead, but MOOCs Are Marching On

The Hype is Dead, but MOOCs Are Marching On | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today, though the hype has died down, the world’s largest provider of MOOCs – Coursera – keeps on innovating and developing its online platform to serve millions of learners. Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller, whom Knowledge@Wharton interviewed in November 2012, returned to campus recently to speak about her progress since launching her company 2.5 years ago, and she gives her predictions for what the MOOC landscape will look like in the future. In her interview, Koller also provides an update on how Coursera is staying afloat even though the vast majority of students don’t pay a penny for their education.
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Are MOOCs the great equalizer?

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The holidays are often a time for reflection — a time to look back on the year that’s passed and forward toward the year to come. While this is a personal endeavor for most, its not uncommon for businesses and other organizations to spend time reflecting, too.
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▶ This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?
These ideas have been percolating since I wrote my PhD in physics education: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/...
I have also discussed this topic with CGP Grey, whose view of the future of education differs significantly from mine:https

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Institute for Leadership and Sustainability: Money and Society MOOC

Institute for Leadership and Sustainability: Money and Society MOOC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Concerned with the banking system? Bemused or fascinated by bitcoin? Starting a local currency? Whereas most courses on money are intended for people with an economics background or banking future, this course is for people who are interested in understanding money from a social innovation perspective – it prepares the ground for answering how to create a better future by reshaping money and currency.

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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

Corporate Training Gets an Online Refresh - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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

Coming soon to a kindergarten near you: Google - CNBC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

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

Broadband and the future of learning - Computerworld | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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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