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How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching | EdSurge News

How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching | EdSurge News | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There isn’t a New York Times bestseller list for online courses, but perhaps there should be. After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses.
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Is the MOOC lever big enough to disrupt Hire Ed?  When it comes to getting a coding job it seems so.

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U.S. Teams Up With Operator of Online Courses to Plan a Global Network

U.S. Teams Up With Operator of Online Courses to Plan a Global Network | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Coursera, a California-based venture that has enrolled five million students in its free online courses, announced on Thursday a partnership with the United States government to create “learning hubs” around the world where students can go to get Internet access to free courses supplemented by weekly in-person class discussions with local teachers or facilitators.

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 1, 2013 5:44 PM

This looks promising. 

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MOOC: Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects | Coursera

MOOC: Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects | Coursera | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.

 

 


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Ultimately teachers strive to help their students 'learn how to learn'.  This is the topic of a free online course from Coursera. 

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 30, 2017 7:57 PM

Este curso MOOC elaborado por la  Universidad de California en San Diego te enseña a como  aprender a aprender . Así como estos hay miles de cursos gratuitos a los que se puede acceder desde cualquier plataforma en línea. Uno elige lo que necesita en función de sus necesidades de aprendizaje. Si no se quiere entender que ello cambiara la enseñanza superior en pocos años, es estar ciego a lo que se viene. No hay futuro para la educación tradicional, no para el 90% de las instituciones educativas actuales si no cambian radicalmente su modelo educativo.

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Tony Bates: What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs

Tony Bates: What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features of the Coursera MOOCs, and the lessons she has learned to date about teaching and learning from these courses. The video is well worth watching, just for this.

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This quote from Tony Bates sets an interesting stage for Koller's Ted Talk on Coursera.


"However I’m probably going to suffer the same kind of fate of the Russian female punk band, Pussy Riot, by spitting on the altar of MOOCs, but this TED talk captures for me all that is both right and wrong about the MOOCs being promoted by the elite US universities. Let me start by saying that I actually applaud Daphne Koller and her colleagues for developing massive open online MOOCs. Any attempt to make the knowledge of some of the world’s leading experts available to anyone free of charge is an excellent endeavour. If only it stopped there. What I object to is the hubris and misleading claims that are evident in this TED video. As someone once said about one of Sigmund Freud’s lectures, what is new is not true, and what is true is not new. -

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Piet Kommers's curator insight, January 27, 2013 3:36 PM

Where is the servant leadership that forsters learners to identify and stimulate ambitions?