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8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it

About the data: The edX MOOC data released by Harvard and MIT covered 16 sections of 13 courses from the first year of edX, from fall 2012 to summer 2013. About 475,000 students and about 640,000 registrations are included. Although there were 841,000 registrations in these courses, 200,000 rows of data were deleted by HarvardX and MITx in the de-identification process. De-identification was most likely to remove outliers and extremely active users, which may affect some of the analysis. You can learn more about the de-identification process from the HarvardX and MITx documentation.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 17, 2014 11:15 PM

This is an easy to read overview article enhanced with graphics.  The Harvard and MIT moocs have been very high profile. Interesting that so few students view all of the materials. 

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 20, 2014 10:16 AM

Learn about the latest trends and adoption of MOOCs.

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, June 24, 2014 10:28 AM

Remarkable facts extracted from the release of edX MOOC data one month ago. The most surprising: apparently most MOOC learners are male!

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Infograph - Demographics of people taking MOOCs

Infograph - Demographics of people taking MOOCs | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303759604579093400834738972.html?KEYWORDS=higher+education#articleTabs%3Dinteractive 


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:20 AM

Nice to see illustrated maps 

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Coursera To Offer New MOOC Options for Teachers | Sci-Tech Today

Coursera To Offer New MOOC Options for Teachers | Sci-Tech Today | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Digesting #EDCMOOC feedback

Digesting #EDCMOOC feedback | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
The dust is settling and we are beginning to get a sense of the overall impressions left by the EDCMOOC experience. We've been extremely grateful for the time that participants have taken to reflec...
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MOOC Interrupted: Top 10 Reasons Our Readers Didn’t Finish a Massive Open Online Course

MOOC Interrupted: Top 10 Reasons Our Readers Didn’t Finish a Massive Open Online Course | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, we gave you a Visualization of the Big Problem for MOOCs, which comes down to this: low completion rates.
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Week 1 in Duke's "English 1" MOOC

Every time I turn around, there are more good/interesting MOOC articles to post about/write about, but since I am already behind in getting this post up and running, those new articles will have to...
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Who Cares? MOOCs, CAS:T, Care Work, Student Evaluations and the Work of Evaluating Students

Who Cares? MOOCs, CAS:T, Care Work, Student Evaluations and the Work of Evaluating Students | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
Guest Post by Kathleen Lowrey, Associate Professor, Anthropology In a recent New York Times article on the rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Udacity’s David Stavens is quoted as saying, ...
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MOOCs are Not the Enemy. Sorta. | theory.cribchronicles.com

MOOCs are Not the Enemy. Sorta. | theory.cribchronicles.com | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
resistance is NOT futile. the c in cMOOC is for cyborg, all y'all.
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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.
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Coursera experiences glitches, growing pains

Coursera experiences glitches, growing pains | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it

Self-discipline is one of many challenges to online learning

Despite the hype surrounding massive open online courses, some challenges remain for both students and educators...

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The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out | Todd Tauber - Quartz

The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out | Todd Tauber - Quartz | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it

If they do that, they’ll see that digital learning needs to become much more mobile, personal and social. .. Mobile content, then, needs to be “bite-sized,” visually stimulating and interactive. … Taking a cue from Twitter and LinkedIn, education online also needs to do a better job leveraging peer interaction and collaboration. … mixes short videos and frequent assessments with facilitated group projects, asynchronous collaboration and innovative tools designed specifically to drive participation. 

 


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verstelle's curator insight, March 24, 2013 6:28 AM

Indeed a misleading title and intro. After that it reads as a convincing look into the near future, where the best online learning experiences will be extremely expensive to produce and offered by commercial universities and publishers.

Ainsley Stollar's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:52 AM

This talks about different types of learning and how our generation uses digital learning to obtain knowledge instead of using books. It also talks about how education needs to link peers together in order to further them in their learning. This relates because it is trying to make people feel the need to learn again instead of just memorizing information and letting it go when it's no longer needed.

Sirkka Sariola's curator insight, June 7, 2014 6:05 PM

Artikkelin kirjoittaja pohtii, miksi niin monet ilmoittautuvat online-kursseille, mutta joko jättävät kurssin kesken tai eivät edes aloita sitä. Yksi syy hänen mukaansa on se, että kurssit ovat samoja vanhoja - vain siirrettynä digitaaliseen muotoon. “education lags 30 years behind most of the world, and 50 years behind Silicon Valley.” Kursseissa ei oteta huomioon sen kummemmin teknologian kuin sen käyttäjien muuttumista viimeisinä vuosina.  Lainaus puhuu puolestaan.


Hän tekee myös ehdotuksia asioista, joihin pitäisi kiinnittää huomiota ja joita pitäisi muuttaa, jotta tämän sukupolven digitaalisen median käyttäjät saataisiin innostumaan online-kursseista ja opiskelusta. Mielenkiintoista luettavaa.

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Understanding Cheating in Online Courses - CUW Online Learning

Understanding Cheating in Online Courses - CUW Online Learning | Year of MOOCs | 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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5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students - Edudemic

5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students - Edudemic | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOCs may or may not save higher education, and if they save it they may further widen the gap between elite and lesser-known schools.
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New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level

New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
A system developed by a joint venture between Harvard and M.I.T. uses artificial intelligence to assess student papers and short written answers, freeing instructors for other tasks.
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What is a MOOC? - EdTechReview

What is a MOOC? - EdTechReview | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
What is a MOOC? MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course.MOOC is a course in which materials and instruction are delivered over the internet to users around the world.The course is designed to connect instructors with learners interested in a...
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Measuring MOOC Success Continues to Evolve | Education News

Measuring MOOC Success Continues to Evolve | Education News | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
How do you measure whether a Massive Open Online Course is actually doing anything when only a small percent of students ever completes the material?
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Online learning: Campus 2.0

Online learning: Campus 2.0 | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are transforming higher education — and providing fodder for scientific research.
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MOOC and Open Education | Educación a Distancia (EaD)

MOOC and Open Education | Educación a Distancia (EaD) | Year of MOOCs | Scoop.it
A wonderful paper on MOOC and Open Education. The authors conclude: The popularity of MOOCs has attracted a great deal of attention from HE institutions and private investors around the world seeki...
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Who Owns a MOOC? « Online Learning Update

Ry Rivard, Inside Higher Ed. Faculty union officials in California worry professors who agree to teach free online learning classes could undermine faculty intellectual property rights and collective bargaining agreements.
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