Sheffield Hallam University has joined the fight against one of the UK's biggest cancer killers by launching its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care.In collaboration with Prostate Cancer UK the MOOC has been designed to give healthcare professionals, patients, carers as well as those with a keen interest in
By Laura Pasquini in Online Learning and Learning Strategies. Big data from massive open online courses (MOOCs) have enabled researchers to examine learning processes at almost infinite levels of granularity. Yet, such data sets do not track every
We are delighted to share our latest paper produced as part of a five-year SSHRC-funded initiative on Learning Analytics for the Social Media Age (#pLASMA). The paper is entitled “Linking online identities and content in connectivist MOOCs across multiple social media platforms” and is being presented at the 2016 World Wide Web conference… Read more
When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of the technical advances that we see in use today with computer generated imagery. So, it’s no wonder that he jumped into digital photography. From 2009 until 2014, [...]
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have emerged as an educational innovation with the potential to increase access to and improve the quality of education. Different stakeholders in education view MOOCs from different perspectives. However, there are common questions related to the quality of these courses and to the granting of equivalent credits. This document provides a set of guidelines designed to support decision making about the sorts of quality measures that are appropriate in different contexts. These MOOC Quality Guidelines can be used by governments, accreditation agencies, institutions and learners with an interest in developing, running, accrediting or participating in MOOCs, to improve quality assurance (QA) and accreditation.
Are MOOCs really open? We have witness its rise in past years. We have also been witness of the wave of backlash in many of its aspects. Content, engagement, completion rates and churning in particular. These issues cannot move forward without actual empirical research.
An article from the recent release of the Proceedings from the 2016 Conference of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Society of Korea, that took place last January, brings new evidence to the table. From a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) standpoint, it evaluates popular MOOC platforms (Coursera, edX and Khan) to find barriers to openness.
Design Principles as measuring stick in online education is not a new concern. A 2010 research paper by Tanya Elias, published in Athabasca University’s The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, formulated a set of guidelines to apply Universal Instructional Design (UID) principles in Moodle.
By Laura Czerniewicz and Janet Small in Teaching and Learning and Distance Education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a new form of educational provision occupying a space between formal online courses and informal learning.
Europe is characterised by diversity and as such MOOC provision should account for diverse languages, cultures, settings, pedagogies and technologies. In this peer reviewed report the 31 papers demonstrate that Europe is re-engineering the generic MOOC model to allow for a broad spectrum of approaches and contexts. The papers selected elaborate on the following main topics relevant for a continued uptake of MOOCs in Europe.
You can download the full report or each of part separately (including foreword) 1. Regional MOOC initiatives 2. Role media exposure on MOOC development 3. Supporting the selection of MOOC platforms 4. Business models European MOOCs 5. Pedagogical approaches in European MOOCs 6. Shared services in European MOOC context This publication has a CC-By 4.0 license.
The European Multiple MOOC Aggregator called EMMA for short, is a 30 month pilot action supported by the European Union. It aims to showcase excellence in innovative teaching methodologies and learning approaches through the large-scale piloting of MOOCs on different subjects. EMMA provides a system for the delivery of free, open, online courses in multiple languages from different European universities to help preserve Europe’s rich cultural, educational and linguistic heritage and to promote real cross-cultural and multilingual learning.
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