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xMOOCs and cMOOCs - do we even care?

xMOOCs and cMOOCs - do we even care? | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
First published by EDU Tech on 24th July, 2014 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are an exciting new development in online education. In this article, Viplav Baxi explores the origins of MOOCs, t...

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Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning

Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

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Doudou FENG, Fidel FABIAN, Julie FELL, Tchaï SENE's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:42 AM

intervewing learners' opinions from getting MOOCs .

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MOOCs and the Gartner Hype Cycle: A very slow tsunami

MOOCs and the Gartner Hype Cycle: A very slow tsunami | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
A lot can change in a year. Twelve months ago, the traditional universities were doomed, condemned to irrelevance by an onslaught of MOOCs. Not every last one of them was going to die; Sebastian Th...

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Week 5: A new classification for MOOCs by Gráinne Conole

Gráinne Conole is Professor of learning innovation at the University of Leicester. Her research interests include the use, integration and evaluation of Information and Communication Technologies a...

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:01 AM

Very interesting, thanks!

Carlos Castaño's curator insight, June 13, 2013 1:11 PM

Incluye el enlace al documento google:

MOOCs as disruptive technologies: strategies for enhancing the learner experience and quality of MOOCs

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B6QAx6OiwK3VW16idU7mnHDuZljyy6r7gLXhTzUa5co/edit


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Very good
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The Pedagogy of MOOCs

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There is a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and change happening in today's education sector. Existing and new education providers are leveraging the Internet, ICT infrastructure, digital content,...

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The Ultimate Student Guide to xMOOCs and cMOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com

The Ultimate Student Guide to xMOOCs and cMOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
A history of xMOOCs and cMOOCs (or collectivist MOOCs) with a review of two of the xMOOC providers and advice on how to choose between them.

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perhaps not the "ultimate" but a good short introduction

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Sérgio Lagoa's curator insight, May 4, 2013 11:16 AM

http://www.openuped.eu/courses/details/1/10

The Ultimate Student Guide to xMOOCs and cMOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com
Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:26 AM

A good intro to MOOC's.  Next best thing in education?

Marci Segal, MS's comment, May 5, 2013 8:29 AM
Agree - a good introduction
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MOOCs and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Use Rights | EDUCAUSE.edu

MOOCs and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Use Rights | EDUCAUSE.edu | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
RT @oerglue: The most popular MOOC platforms seem to have totally missed the 'open' part http://t.co/9xNONDnggV #OER #MOOC #edtech

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3 Ways MOOCs Unleash the Power of Massive International Attendance

3 Ways MOOCs Unleash the Power of Massive International Attendance | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
During my life I have always been interested in how ICTs can contribute to a better and sustainable development of the world. Education is one of the areas where that contribution can really make a difference.

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:07 PM

MOOCs may be part of the 'great equilizer' evolution bringing all information to the world.

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How To Make A MOOC, MIT Style -- InformationWeek

How To Make A MOOC, MIT Style -- InformationWeek | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
Here's how MIT professor Eric Lander's introduction to biology course is being turned into a massive open online course for remote students.

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MOOCs: Assumptions and Challenges

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Are Assumptions part of the MOOC story? I reckon people have been making lots of assumptions about MOOCs since their inception, based on Assumptions Theory. Photo image: Google Are people assuming ...

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Rethinking Online Community in MOOCs Used for Blended Learning

Rethinking Online Community in MOOCs Used for Blended Learning | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
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Wes Kriesel's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:58 AM

I'm in a MOOC right now on blended learning with Michael Horn. 

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:17 PM

MOOCs and blended learning

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cMOOCs and xMOOCs - key differences

cMOOCs and xMOOCs - key differences | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
As xMOOCs become more successful and begin to experiment with pedagogies that go beyond the didactic video lecture approach, I have been trying to understand the essential differences between the o...

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Will Online Courses (MOOCs) Help More Students Stay in School?

Will Online Courses (MOOCs) Help More Students Stay in School? | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
Critics of massive online open courses (MOOCs) are right not to prematurely praise online education, yet online certification programs could help some students stay in school.

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The teaching and learning foundations of MOOCs

The teaching and learning foundations of MOOCs | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide a less valid learning experience than face-to-face courses is a furphy. Here are some reasons why the critics are wrong.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:29 AM
Toujours à prendre avec le recul nécessaire mais un point de vue intéressant et des liens conceptuels concrets
António Maneira's curator insight, June 18, 2013 5:26 AM

That's it!

There is no strong apparent reason for MOOCs to be less valid then face-to-face courses.

It is an e-learning model for great numbers that in most cases attracts lots of people which is great to researchers as it increase significance of quantitative research studies.  

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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses

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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses

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Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:39 AM

In 2011, the respective roles of higher education institutions and students worldwide were brought into question by the rise of the massive open online course (MOOC). MOOCs are defined by signature characteristics that include: lectures formatted as short videos combined with formative quizzes; automated assessment and/or peer and self–assessment and an online forum for peer support and discussion. Although not specifically designed to optimise learning, claims have been made that MOOCs are based on sound pedagogical foundations that are at the very least comparable with courses offered by universities in face–to–face mode. To validate this, we examined the literature for empirical evidence substantiating such claims. Although empirical evidence directly related to MOOCs was difficult to find, the evidence suggests that there is no reason to believe that MOOCs are any less effective a learning experience than their face–to–face counterparts. Indeed, in some aspects, they may actually improve learning outcomes.

 
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Badges? Certificates? What counts as succeeding in MOOCs?

Badges? Certificates? What counts as succeeding in MOOCs? | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it

Success and how it is measured continues to be one of the "known unknowns" for MOOCs. Debate (hype) on success is heightened by the now recognised and recorded high drop out rates. If "only" 3,000 registered users complete a MOOC then it must be failing, mustn't it? If you don't get the certificate/badge/whatever then you have failed. Well in one sense that might be true - if you take completion to equate with success. For a movement that is supposed to be revolutionising the (HE) system, the initial metrics some of the big xMOOCs are measuring and being measured by are pretty traditional. Some of the best known success of recent years have been college "drop outs', so why not embrace that difference and the flexibility that MOOCs offer learners?

 

Well possibly because doing really new things and introducing new educational metrics is hard and even harder to sell to venture capitalists, who don't really understand what is "broken" with education. Even for those who supposedly do understand education e.g. governments find any change to educational metrics (and in particular assessments) really hard to implement. In the UK we have recent examples of this with Michael Gove's proposed changes to GSCEs and in Scotland the introduction of the Curriculum for Excellence has been a pretty fraught affair over the last five years.


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EsdeGroot's curator insight, April 24, 2013 3:38 PM

What equates with success, indeed. Useful to continue the discussion about this.

Cláudia Gomes's comment, June 16, 2013 2:02 PM
Reaching the combination of behavior models, like badges, with social approaches.
Ken Ronkowitz's comment, June 16, 2013 3:51 PM
Definitely need to rethink "lurkers" as perhaps being "auditors."
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Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs

Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs | Teach+Learn+Tech | Scoop.it
Stanford's Lytics Lab gathers data from massive open online courses to learn more about how we learn. The group studies student behavior to measure interaction and performance.

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Marci Segal, MS's comment, April 13, 2013 10:56 AM
Good to have a peek inside - thanks!
Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, April 13, 2013 10:57 AM

Good to have a peek inside what's going on, eh?  Ready to take the plunge?

Daniel Tan's curator insight, July 4, 2014 9:42 PM

The greatest contribution of  MOOCs to education will not be the  demographic  and geograhic reach it claims to provide, but the disruption it creates on the limitations and previous beliefs of the instructivist pedagogy model. Data and learning analytics will document how the student, and more specifically,  how the brain learns.  The truism that "(s)he who speaks the most learn the most" will be based on data Collected and analyzed.  For now, we content that in teaching a class, that teacher has  learned the most. :)

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MOOCs Changing the Way We Think About Higher Education - Higher Education


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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:25 AM

“It’s gone from 100,000 people learning about AI (artificial intelligence) to ‘I want Math I, and I want to get credit for it,” says Dean Florez, president of the Twenty Million Minds Foundation, which pushes for affordable higher education.

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Mentoragogy for xMOOC

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There are xMOOCs adopting the mentoring approach. Soon most xMOOCs would use such pedagogy. In this post and this  Harvard asks alumni for help with humanities mooc. For the first time, Harvard has...

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:05 PM

Some thoughtful charts.

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, March 30, 2013 4:48 AM

Colearning, E-mentoring, Peer mentoring

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 30, 2013 9:40 AM

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