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MOOCs and higher education: evolution or revolution? | OUPblogMOOCs and higher education: evolution or revolution?  

MOOCs and higher education: evolution or revolution? | OUPblogMOOCs and higher education: evolution or revolution?   | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) burst into the public consciousness in 2012 after feverish press reports about elite US universities offering free courses, through the Internet, to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
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Some interesting insights in this article. I agree that the jury is still out on MOOCs.
 
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 26, 12:48 PM

I think MOOCs have yet to find their place; I think their value is still evolving. Not too long ago I read about lifelong learning being the 5th most critical skill for 2025. As stacked credentials and digital badges come into their own, I think MOOCs will do the same for on-going learning, for trans- and interdisciplinary learning we're going to see increasingly important throughout our global economy.

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How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.
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An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

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Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, September 2, 2014 5:29 PM

Perfect detail for our new adventure.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:30 AM

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 2014 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Higher education technology predictions for 2014 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
TL;DR In summary, we’ll have another contentious year. We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a con

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 5, 2014 10:53 PM

What does an expert see coming for the new year?

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Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC | matbury.com

Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC | matbury.com | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Moodle for teachers: An introduction is a 4 week introductory course with a recommended total of 8-12 hours participation time. Registration opens on 19th August 2013 and the course starts on 1st September 2013. There are no fees for taking the course and successful participants will be awarded a Mozilla Open Badges course completion badge that they can add to their Open Badges backpack.


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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:20 AM

Vous utilisez Moodle ?  Ou vous envisagez de créer des cours en ligne ?  Alors, participez gratuitement au MOOC qui démarre le premier septembre. 

Ruedi Grob's comment, August 13, 2013 6:10 AM
that will be great :-)
Olivier Alzéari's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:09 PM

Vous utilisez Moodle ?  Ou vous envisagez de créer des cours en ligne ?  Alors, participez gratuitement au MOOC qui démarre le premier septembre 2013. (dixit Marco Bertolini)

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MOOCs and Beyond - eLearning Papers 33 released

MOOCs and Beyond - eLearning Papers 33 released | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Issue number 33 of eLearning Papers focuses on the challenges and future of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a trend in education that has skyrocketed since 2008."


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, June 6, 2013 2:34 AM

I have little to add to this other than that the collection of papers provides a distinctive European perspective on MOOCs. As a consequence (?), the focus is more on the pedagogy than on the economics of higher education (@pbsloep)

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Central Florida to Offer MOOC on Blended Online Learning

Central Florida to Offer MOOC on Blended Online Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The University of Central Florida (UCF) announces the second offering of its popular MOOC (massive open online course) for blended learning faculty and designers: BlendKit2012. Based around the open-licensed BlendKit Course instructional materials, BlendKit2012 will run as a five-week cohort (from Monday, September 24 to Monday, October 29, 2012) facilitated by UCF’s Dr. Kelvin Thompson and Dr. Linda Futch. Course components include regular communications from facilitators, weekly readings, hands-on tasks, a variety of real time and asynchronous interaction opportunities, and weekly webinars with experienced blended learning instructors.


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Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning? | Tony Bates

Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning? | Tony Bates | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Tony Bates: "In my previous post, there were two sessions at the LINC 2013 conference that referred specifically to MIT’s own strategies for technology-enabled learning within MIT. These resulted in my asking the following question towards the end of the conference:


Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning and 100 years research into how students learn in its design of online courses? "


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This is an excellent article regarding one of the flaws often seen in online education; i.e., simply moving outdated pedagogical approaches to an online format and calling it "new." 

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ERBRAINS MICROSOFT DYNAMICS's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:46 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

denobisipsis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 3:01 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:43 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

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Understanding Cheating in Online Courses

Understanding Cheating in Online Courses | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Live Events, Twitter Feeds, Chat Rooms, and other resources for the Understanding Cheating in Online Courses MOOC (Massively Open Online Course)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 10, 2014 1:52 AM

Clever Mooc Style open course on cheating in the online environment. All course modules are open and available to you. 


The hastag for this course is #cheatmooc .  Clever, and provocative; can you cheat your way through a mooc? Why would you? What would be gained?  Lots to think about here.

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, June 13, 2014 7:35 AM

Cheating in online coursework remains a hot topic. Take another look at the issue here.

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MIT announces two MOOC sequences as edX strategy begins to take shape

MIT announces two MOOC sequences as edX strategy begins to take shape | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will this fall package some of its online courses into more cohesive sequences, just as edX prepares to roll out certificates of completion using identity verification. Seen together, the two announcements may provide a glimpse at what the future holds for the massive open online course provider.


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The Power of Data in MOOCs

Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera Inc., talks about the ways in which analyzing student and instructor behavior can contribute to better learning outcomes in MOOCs.

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Academic Administration - Running a MOOC: Secrets of the World’s Largest Distance Education Classes - Magna Publications

Academic Administration - Running a MOOC: Secrets of the World’s Largest Distance Education Classes - Magna Publications | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

What can distance education do that traditional classroom instruction cannot? Among other things, it can master time, space, and physical capacity on a scale impossible for a face-to-face class. The best example of this is the MOOC.

 


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Mark Smithers's curator insight, January 21, 2013 8:54 PM

Intersting insights into running a MOOC.