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The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees | EdSurge News

In the past year or so there's been a flurry of announcements from the big MOOC providers involving new degree programs based around their onlin
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Coursera More than Doubles Number of Degrees on Its Platform

Online education platform vendor Coursera has announced six new online degrees with major universities, more than doubling the number of degrees offered on its platform. The new degree programs, all expected to launch later this year or in 2019, will bring the number of programs offered on the platform to 10.
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Report: MOOCs Attracting More Paying Customers

According to Class Central's annual review of MOOC stats and trends, massive open online courses are evolving from a technology expected to disrupt higher education to one that generates revenue with tiered services targeted to lifelong learners. MOOC platform Coursera, for example, saw a 70 percent increase in paying customers in 2017.
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Report: MOOCs Attracting More Paying Customers

According to Class Central's annual review of MOOC stats and trends, massive open online courses are evolving from a technology expected to disrupt higher education to one that generates revenue with tiered services targeted to lifelong learners. MOOC platform Coursera, for example, saw a 70 percent increase in paying customers in 2017.
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EdX Quietly Developing ‘MicroBachelors’ Program - EdSurge News

EdX Quietly Developing ‘MicroBachelors’ Program - EdSurge News | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
EdX, the nonprofit online-education group founded by MIT and Harvard, is quietly developing a “MicroBachelors” degree that is designed to break th
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Six Tiers of MOOC Monetization — Class Central

Six Tiers of MOOC Monetization — Class Central | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
The big MOOC providers now have developed products and services that range in price from free to millions of dollars.

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MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now? - EdSurge News

MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now? - EdSurge News | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now?
By Dhawal Shah     Apr 20, 2017
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The Metamorphosis of MOOCs - EdSurge News

The Metamorphosis of MOOCs    - EdSurge News | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it

At a recent meeting of educational technology policy advisors, a well-informed university CIO casually declared that MOOCs were history. It’s true the....

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Massive Online Open Courses on Earth Observation 2017

Massive Online Open Courses on Earth Observation 2017 | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
In Q4 2017 there have been at least four Earth Observation related MOOCs that I have been aware of. I have keenly followed these three: Future Learn Earth Observation EO College “Echoes in space” IEA’s Big Data (not solely focused on EO, but there is a decent part devoted to it).
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Do Moocs generate return on investment?

Do Moocs generate return on investment? | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Ang Davies looks at the pros and cons of the University of Manchester’s recent clinical bioinformatics Mooc
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Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun: ‘Silicon Valley has an obligation to reach out to all of the world’

Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun: ‘Silicon Valley has an obligation to reach out to all of the world’ | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
The professor-turned-entrepreneur wants to turn his company into a global education provider
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Stephen's Web ~ Online Learning and MOOCs: Visions and Pathways ~ Stephen Downes

Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes
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A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs - EdSurge News

MOOCs have evolved over the past five years from a virtual version of a classroom course to an experience that feels more like a Netflix library o
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Udacity ends pledge for students to get hired or get their money back

Udacity ends pledge for students to get hired or get their money back | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Online education provider Udacity quietly drops money-back pledge for those who can't find a job after finishing their studies.
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How to Build Meaningful Online Communities

How to Build Meaningful Online Communities | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my continued frustration with the LMS and how it does not tend to foster community or discussion. And while I offered my thoughts about what was wrong about the LMS, I did not offer any suggestions for how to address the issues I had identified. So that’s what we are going to do today.


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MOOCs: A new platform for LIS Professional Development - E-LIS repository

MOOCs: A new platform for LIS Professional Development - E-LIS repository | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
MOOCs: A new platform for LIS Professional Development
Kuri, Ramesh and Maranna, O MOOCs: A new platform for LIS Professional Development., 2018 . In 8th KSCL Conference on Libraries with no boundaries, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, February 16th & 17th. [Conference paper]

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are recent innovative addition to the online learning landscape and spreading rapidly in all disciplines including Library and Information Science (LIS) profession. MOOCs proliferates, LIS professionals have the opportunity to leverage this technology to improve their professional skills. This paper, intended to understand the MOOCs concept, MOOCs and LIS Education, MOOCs Benefits, Why LIS should be part of MOOC, and at the end discussed feasible areas of application of MOOCs in LIS domain etc.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: MOOCs; online learning; Professional development; LIS education; Internet learning
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AC. Relationship of LIS with other fields .
Depositing user: Ramesh Ramesh Kuri
Date deposited: 22 Feb 2018 03:06
Last modified: 22 Feb 2018 03:06
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/32396
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TU Delft Students Can Earn Credit For MOOCs From Other Universities — Class Central

TU Delft Students Can Earn Credit For MOOCs From Other Universities — Class Central | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it

With 66 courses in subjects spanning business, engineering, and social sciences, and over 1.7 million enrollments to date, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a powerhouse MOOC producer.


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Five Years of MOOC Trends — Class Central

Five Years of MOOC Trends — Class Central | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Pat Bowden recounts her experiences of taking 89 MOOCs, and analyzes the trends she has noticed in that time.

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Moocs focus ‘distracted universities from other online tools’

Moocs focus ‘distracted universities from other online tools’ | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Following hype over their potential, online courses drained senior management time to the detriment of open educational resources, conference hears
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Learning from refugees about learning in MOOCs

Learning from refugees about learning in MOOCs | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
Following my last post, in which I shared the RUFDATA plan for an evaluation of the learning experience of refugees using MOOCs in Germany, I am returning to share some initial findings. I carried out this study in part fulfilment of my PhD, and as part of my commitment as a volunteer with Kiron. I will…
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OER in and as MOOCs (Advance online publication)

OER in and as MOOCs (Advance online publication) | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it

This chapter reports on the investigation into the production and rollout of four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, and on the experiences of the educators involved in their production. The overarching aim of this study is to address the question: How does MOOC-making with Open Educational Resources (OER) influence educators’ Open Educational Practices (OEP)? ...

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Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course | ilene_scoops | Scoop.it
He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he pivoting away from MOOCs? “We don’t educate people as others wished, or as I wished,” Thrun says.
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Rethinking MOOCs

MOOCs can provide world-class information and learning but democratizing education is not the same as democratizing opportunity.  
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