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New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected | All about MOOCS | Scoop.it
A new study of free, online college courses says that growth fell short of early expectations, as well as a pattern among users: mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.

 

Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's great universities. Some were completing real assignments, earning certificates and forming virtual study groups — all for free.

Surely the traditional college degree would instantly collapse.

Today, much of that hype has subsided (though best-selling authors and newspaper columnists are still making the case that "the end of college" is nigh). And new research on 1.7 million MOOC participants offers a more nuanced view of just what these courses are and could become.


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Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC

Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC | All about MOOCS | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the San Jose professors worry that public higher education will suffer if scholar-student interaction is replaced with videotaped content.
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Adult students' interest in online education is flat, study finds | Inside Higher Ed

Adult students' interest in online education is flat, study finds | Inside Higher Ed | All about MOOCS | Scoop.it
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Coursera

Coursera | All about MOOCS | Scoop.it
We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
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Explore a New Learning Frontier: MOOCs by Inge de Waard : Learning Solutions Magazine

Explore a New Learning Frontier: MOOCs by Inge de Waard : Learning Solutions Magazine | All about MOOCS | Scoop.it
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Coursera Eyes Teacher Training With New MOOC Partners - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Eyes Teacher Training With New MOOC Partners - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | All about MOOCS | Scoop.it
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What You Need to Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What You Need to Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | All about MOOCS | Scoop.it
2012 is shaping up as the year of the mega-class. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here's a guide to our coverage of massive open online courses.
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A very comprehensive look at MOOCs

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Can MOOC's Help Sell Textbooks? - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Can MOOC's Help Sell Textbooks? - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | All about MOOCS | Scoop.it
Publishers seem to think so. The courses' recommended-reading lists represent "a promising market," says the director of one press.
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Change MOOC – #change11 | Doug Belshaw's blog

Change MOOC – #change11 | Doug Belshaw's blog | All about MOOCS | Scoop.it
After seeing several MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) come and go over the past couple of years, I've decided to play a part in a new one being facilitated...
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Coursera Announces Big Expansion, Adding 17 Universities - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Announces Big Expansion, Adding 17 Universities - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | All about MOOCS | Scoop.it
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