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Moocs: if we're not careful so-called 'open' courses will close minds

Moocs: if we're not careful so-called 'open' courses will close minds | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses, or Moocs, are likely to offer 'higher education for the masses' with fewer teachers, says Peter Scott
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University launches first MOOC to aid cancer battle | Media | Sheffield Hallam University

University launches first MOOC to aid cancer battle | Media | Sheffield Hallam University | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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
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Learn how to use a knowledge of how words work to write in the style that readers value and that the university and the professions require.
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Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life — The University of Sheffield — FutureLearn

Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life — The University of Sheffield — FutureLearn | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.
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Don’t dismiss MOOCs – we are just starting to understand their true value

Don’t dismiss MOOCs – we are just starting to understand their true value | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Over the past couple of years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have taken the academic world by storm. Despite much debate about whether the idea of running free online courses for everyone is both…
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The thinking behind Citizen Maths | Citizen Maths Information Hub

Open online Level 2 mathematics course for adults
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Why aren't we all learning online? Tell us what you think

Why aren't we all learning online? Tell us what you think | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Outside of a few exceptional cases, a lot of institutions have yet to make much headway in expanding and refining their online offers.
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Can People Really Learn At Their Own Pace?

Can People Really Learn At Their Own Pace? | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
When we're left to our own pace to complete training, do we take advantage of the flexibility or fizzle out?
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Why 259,969 people taking the same class at the same time might just be the future of education

Why 259,969 people taking the same class at the same time might just be the future of education | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
"The narrative is not if but when and how and to what extent will this completely transform the way we teach our students." Hear from Daphne Koller, co-founder of online education pioneer Coursera.
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MIT Team Turns 6.9 Million Clicks Into Insights To Improve Online Education

MIT Team Turns 6.9 Million Clicks Into Insights To Improve Online Education | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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. The path of progress has [...]
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Experiential online development for educators: The example of the Carpe Diem MOOC | Swinburne Research Bank

We report on educators’ experiences of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focussed on the ‘Carpe Diem’ learning design process. The MOOC was developed in-house using Blackboard CourseSites by a university innovation and development unit, Learning Transformations, at Swinburne University Technology in Melbourne, Australia. We propose the potential of MOOCs as an opportunity to expose university academics who are taking part as participants in online learning to constructively change their teaching practice. We report on a study of their experiences with the Carpe Diem MOOC. Conclusions include illumination of MOOCs’ value as professional development opportunities that can provide an authentic relevant experience for educators as well as promote new skills in learning design and delivery for their own teaching.
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Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution | Christensen Institute

Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution | Christensen Institute | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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MOOCs’ disruption is only beginning - The Boston Globe

MOOCs’ disruption is only beginning - The Boston Globe | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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British MOOCs; a Curated Conversation

A Curated Conversation on MOOCs in the Uk held at the altMOOCsig at UCL on 27th June 2014. Contributions from various British academics including Diana Laurill…
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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs

In this presentation I examine the phenomenon of MOOCs as I see them, explaining how they result from and support an understanding of the world based in patter…
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The MOOC Revolution That Wasn’t | TechCrunch

The MOOC Revolution That Wasn’t | TechCrunch | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Three years ago this week, Sebastian Thrun recorded his Stanford class on Artificial Intelligence, released it online to a staggering 180,000 students, and..
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#Rhizo14 – The #MOOC that community built | @davecormier | INNOQUAL - International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning

Rhizo14 – The MOOC that community built
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Opinion: the professor-less university

Opinion: the professor-less university | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Two radically contrasting emerging models of higher education in the US offer academics a very different deal, says Steven Ward
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Why Self-Education Is Crucial For Your Career: From Preparation To Using Free Online Courses

Why Self-Education Is Crucial For Your Career: From Preparation To Using Free Online Courses | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Self-education can sometimes help you immensely when you want to apply real world knowledge to a career. While others might say that a university education
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Why Self-Education Is Crucial For Your Career: From Preparation To Using Free Online Courses

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New MOOC Teaches Educators and Librarians About Copyright

New MOOC Teaches Educators and Librarians About Copyright | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
For many of us in the information industry, copyright is the bane of our existence. We need more than a passing familiarity with key intellectual property and copyright issues, yet the environment is incredibly complex. And while copyright issues plague libraries and the teaching profession, most of us without formal legal training and degrees don't feel adequately prepared or comfortable responding to questions we face during the normal course of business. So the announcement that a team of three well-respected librarian-lawyers would be teaching a massive open online course (MOOC) through Coursera about copyright was greeted with a great deal of excitement from within the library community. Fortunately, the free course did not disappoint.
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Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’ | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Moocs, and the man leading the UK's charge

Moocs, and the man leading the UK's charge | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Simon Nelson is head of FutureLearn, the OU's venture into Moocs – massive open online courses that some have claimed will revolutionise higher education
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Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Open Education | Open Education Europa

Open Education | Open Education Europa | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Hire Education: Online Competency-based Learning - YouTube

Dr. Michelle R. Weise discusses why she and Clayton M. Christensen decided to focus on online competency-based education as the topic of their latest mini-bo...
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Move Over MOOCs, It's Online, Competency Time

Move Over MOOCs, It's Online, Competency Time | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
When massive open online courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012, all too often the description of them was accompanied by an adjective: disruptive. The implication? They were clearly disruptive innovations destined to transform learning. Although the three companies most associated with the term MOOC—Coursera, edX, and Udacity—may [...]
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We don't need MOOCs! We need QUAACs!!! - Duct Tape Uni

We don't need MOOCs! We need QUAACs!!! - Duct Tape Uni | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
  Mick and Hilary from the Duct Tape Uni team are in Bristol at the moment at the JISC SOSI summer school doing a bit of work on the communications around this and we have come up with an interesting way of explaining the project in a nutshell. Instead of
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