American higher education finds itself at a pivotal point in its great MOOC experiment. We must continue working to optimize MOOCs so that their promise and potential can be realized. While operational and execution issues remain, MOOCs still represent a tremendous opportunity for people around the world to learn and for educators to study and optimize that learning process.
The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Mozilla, Blackboard Inc., and Sage Road Solutions LLC will convene a massive, open, online course (MOOC) beginning September 9, 2013, to explore the role that badges are expected to play as academic institutions and employers scramble for new ways to document completion, competency and achievement. During its six-week duration, MOOC participants from around the world will use a variety of distributed technologies to connect and learn more about how to design, use and support these new systems for creating quality professional credentials.
Too many people study too many useless degrees and too many resources are taken up in the teaching of them. We need to recognise that there are many worthwhile things that a youngster can work at which do not require a degree to be able to undertake them successfully. There is much more to life and learning than getting a degree.
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment is a collaborative effort across Texas institutions and is now the state's only approved assessment exam to determine if a student is ready to attend college. Beginning this fall semester, it is the only assessment exam available at Victoria College and statewide.
Combining a talking-based strategy with a doing-based strategy will help to create a course to help students gain the skills they need while being able to communicate any difficulties, advice or feedback they might have.
How can colleges best measure student learning? Should measures focus on subject-matter knowledge, skills such as critical thinking, or both? What roles do faculty members and administrators play in determining the measures? How can students be better prepared to learn well? What is the role of motivation in student learning – and in measuring student learning? This compilation of articles and opinion essays from Inside Higher Ed with the support of ETS offers a range of ideas and perspectives on these issues.
Traditional college degrees, which cost time and money, are’t the only option for adults seeking to boost their job prospects, writes Anne Kim in the Washington Monthly. Skill-based credentials can offer a cheaper, faster, more flexible alternative.
Perhaps using the pillars as a springboard we can develop a whole new template for evaluating outcomes from MOOCs. Possibly a reframed set of pillars will emerge, one that will be the basis of meaningful information on which we can make informed educational decisions about an environment that is playing by a whole different set of rules.
The University of Texas is rolling out new learning opportunities for non-UT students this semester. In addition to four massive open online courses — or MOOCs — it will have two synchronous massive online courses, or SMOCs.
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