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Brainstorm in Progress: What Part of MOOC Don't You Understand?

Brainstorm in Progress: What Part of MOOC Don't You Understand? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Educators who have not taken a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) and do not understand their history, are currently writing about these courses which is causing them to be inaccurately represented in the press. The main problem is there is all the publicity around Coursera and Edx that ignores other kinds of MOOCs.


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StraighterLine's comment, November 27, 2012 9:16 AM
Interesting point. Some MOOCs (us included) already solved some of the problems Couersera and Edx face such as proving college credit for the online college courses.
plerudulier's comment, November 27, 2012 11:40 AM
Proving college credit to enter online college courses as well as accreditation of attended online courses are and will be points to seriously address if MOOCs (whatever their kinds, xMOOCs or cMOOCs) want to 'challenge' traditional formats.
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Connectivism and Coursera

This is a Theory into Practice group project from the University of Minnesota's CI5321, Distance Learning course. In it we apply the theory of connectivism t...
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George Siemens' interview on MOOCs and Open Education @Gsiemens

Dr George Siemens talks about MOOCs and their benefits for the teacher and the learner in the context of open education and OER.


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Is online learning really cracking open the public post-secondary system?

Is online learning really cracking open the public post-secondary system? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Key in-depth article examining impact MOOCs. I think that it goes beyond summer madness, and that we're at the beginning of a major long-term disruption of education in general. 

 

I suspect that I’m not the only one who has been ‘disengaged’ from the online world of online learning for the past few weeks, in my case for minor medical reasons, and in your case I hope enjoying sun, sand and socializing. So in this post I’m going to pull together a number of recent publications in the blogosphere which taken together, suggest that there are deep rumblings in North America’s public post-secondary education systems, if not outright panic in the streets. Or it may just be summer madness and too much heat. I’ll leave you to judge


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