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Massive Online Courses Are Terrible for Students and Professors

Massive Online Courses Are Terrible for Students and Professors | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
The word mooc sounds a bit like slang from Goodfellas or the affectionate shortening of the already-affectionate name of a former outfielder for the New York Mets.
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Jodie Bramel's comment, August 9, 2013 6:41 PM
Noura: Your page is great in that you have articles covering both sides of the argument for MOOCs. Obviously, this author detests MOOCs! Jodie
Noura Sa'd's comment, August 10, 2013 4:09 AM
That's true Jodi, every new technology have 2 side effects and useres are the judges not the perfection of well prepared technology
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Sebastian Thrun: MOOCs Not Effective for Undergraduate Education After All

I stop here, as many other fellow bloggers and educators have shared their insightful thoughts and perspectives on this most startling and reveling announcement (inks below). Though I’ll close with one of Thrun’s most revealing statements that demonstrates his shift from academic perspective on the value of education, to CEO perspective of a for-profit company.

“At the end of the day, the true value proposition of education is employment,”...

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A List Of 75 MOOCs For Teachers & Students

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A List Of 75 MOOCs For Teachers & Students

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20 Steps on How to Create an Online Conference

20 Steps on How to Create an Online Conference | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
The 3rd annual Moodle Moot for 2013 was an amazing experience. I am looking to MMVC14, the next Moodle Moot online conference for 2014. Organizing an online conference may seem difficult, but it's a very rewarding task.
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MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup

MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
2013 selection of research on massive open online courses (MOOCs), including studies on their potential and effectiveness and their impact on traditional education methods.

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students need online courses and degree programs that are effective, affordable, and grounded in public values -

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David J MacFadyen's curator insight, August 19, 2013 11:05 AM

that is the question -- and the efficacy will only increase.

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The Moodle MOOC is coming in September

The Moodle MOOC is coming in September | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
There are only a few details about the September 2013 Moodle MOOC available and a teaser of a site: http://learn.moodle.net/. Here's what we do know: The MOOC will be facilitated by Mary Cooch It's...

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Create Zooming Presentations And Mind Maps With TotSplash

Create Zooming Presentations And Mind Maps With TotSplash | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
TotSplash is a multi-purpose web app, as it can be useful for recording ideas and footnotes, making mind maps and presenting them right from an internet browser

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petithuguenin's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:37 AM

sympa

 

Nadezhda Mikhailova Zhelyazkova's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:49 PM

Interesting to explore!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 20, 2013 5:59 PM
 

TotSplash is a presentation tool which lets you put various bits of media and content on one board, the link is a guidelines of use

 

The Direct link to TotSplash- http://www.totsplash.com/

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What is a MOOC?

Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier Video by Neal Gillis Researchers: Dave Cormier Alexander McAuley George Siemens Bonnie Stewart Created through funding r... (What is a MOOC?
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Jodie Bramel's comment, August 9, 2013 6:21 PM
Noura-great descriptive video. Jodie
Noura Sa'd's comment, August 10, 2013 4:13 AM
Thank you Jodi, I'm happy you like it :-)
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The Future of Online Education Is on Campus

The Future of Online Education Is on Campus | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
Coursera and Udacity are known for giving education away for free online. But now they're finding there's money to be made in the classroom. (Geld verdienen met MOOCS? Niet online maar in de klas?
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Maria Guillily's curator insight, August 7, 2013 11:26 AM

The flipped classroom model generating revenue and results!!

Noura Sa'd's comment, August 12, 2013 3:15 AM
That's true Maria, still many MOOC companies searching for additional revenue business model other than only charging for certificate
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Most MOOC Users Well-Educated, Study Finds

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College-level courses distributed free online have much more to do before they achieve their proponents' hopes of eliminating economic, geographic, racial and gender barriers to higher education.

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Lucas Gruez's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:26 PM

And 2 very interesting videos inside the article.

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Designing Media-Based Assignments

Designing Media-Based Assignments | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
This website helps college teachers develop, deliver, and assess assignments incorporating images, video, and sound.

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ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:50 PM

Fantastic website from Notre Dame helps instructors (and students) design effective media-based assignments. Great examples and how-tos for inspiration.

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:37 AM

Wow denna sida var sååå bra. Jag förlorade mig själv på denna sidan idag! :))) 

brendasherry's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:58 AM

Awesome collection of ideas and exemplars...

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Babson 2013 Online Education Survey Report Released

Babson 2013 Online Education Survey Report Released | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it

By Jim Shimabukuro Editor I. Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman, co-directors of The Babson Survey Research Group, Babson College, MA, announced the release of their 2013 report, Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States.


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MOOCs: The Asian perspective

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... “The question for Asia is if we are to join MOOCs providers we will need to think strategically in terms of courses in what and who will be the takers of MOOCs. Asian universities should not be competing with the MOOCs of top universities. If a consortium of Asian universities offer MOOCs, how massive will it be, whom will it be offered to and what is the competitive advantage,”...

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A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:17 AM

Good for a future PD session.

Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:51 AM

feel like flipping a lesson? :)

giovanni nulli's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:17 AM

This is have been used for ASK activity by Dany Maknouz.

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What You Need to Know About MOOCs

What You Need to Know About MOOCs | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here's a guide to our coverage of massive open online courses.

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Maria Guillily's curator insight, August 9, 2013 12:32 PM

The Chronicle of Higher Education has this awesome site about MOOCs.  A great resource for learning more and understanding their evolution.

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MOOCs finding money in the 'flipped classroom' ...

MOOCs finding money in the 'flipped classroom' ... | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
The revenue can help online learning companies supplement the courses they give away.
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Report: Course Topic Biggest Motivator for MOOC Participation -- Campus Technology

Report: Course Topic Biggest Motivator for MOOC Participation -- Campus Technology | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
Course topic is the biggest motivating factor for participants in massive open online courses and quality of the learning experience is the main reason they complete the courses or quit early, according to a new survey performed by Qualtrics.
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Maria Guillily's curator insight, August 7, 2013 11:28 AM

Majority of participants who don't complete the course give the reason that "The learning experience was not what they expected".  Could a more collaborative and facilitated environment be the key?

Noura Sa'd's comment, August 10, 2013 4:12 AM
I think so Maria, people need transition stage before taking them copmletely online, for others they wont continue in any online education experiment until they have human interaction, we are all different
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Are students ‘too busy’ for MOOCs?

Are students ‘too busy’ for MOOCs? | Is MOOC  the future of higher education? | Scoop.it
According to a survey released by Instructure, the education technology company behind the learning management system Canvas, MOOC students may just be too busy to complete the courses.
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