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Why online courses can never totally replace the campus experience

Why online courses can never totally replace the campus experience | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

There are some who argue that the future of learning and the student experience is online. Such projections are as old as the internet itself, but they have recently enjoyed renewed interest through the idea of moocs (massive open online courses) where universities provide open access to their learning content through online platforms. Some serious brands have tentatively engaged with the model such as MIT, Harvard, Princeton and Berkeley. These platforms include Udacity and the Khan Institute. One of these, EdX, has said it hopes to teach a billion students; another, Coursera, advertises with the strapline "Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free".


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Will the Real MOOC Please Stand-up

Will the Real MOOC Please Stand-up | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Marginal Revolution university is the latest entrant into the MOOC market and is the real thing. It’s a Massive Open Online Course that appears true to the pedagogical principles described by MOOC founders Stephen Downes and George Siemens — connected learning where knowledge is constructed in real-time through a dynamic network. Coursera, Edx and Udacity are pseudo MOOCs. They are courses, and are certainly massive, often drawing thousands of students, yet they are trying to apply traditional, old-school methods to a new format [MOOC] that ends up looking nothing like the old or a new educational experience.


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Spanish MOOC | The first open online Spanish course for everyone

Spanish MOOC | The first open online Spanish course for everyone | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

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The Pros and Cons of Free Online Courses

The Pros and Cons of Free Online Courses | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

They say you get what you pay for. But when it comes to a free online course, especially one offered by Yale, Harvard, or Princeton University, does "free" equal "less" when it comes to the quality of the education? If not, are free online courses devaluing the traditional degree programs offered by brick-and-mortar colleges and universities? As these questions continue to stir up debate, more and more free, college and university level courses, certificates, and degree are becoming available to potential students across the globe. You may be wondering if your career and personal goals can be served by an education that comes at no financial cost. Here are some of the pros and cons of free online courses.


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