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MOOCs are a new educational learning paradigm. Explore how to use MOOCs effectively and keep up with the latest MOOC news! - The University of Melbourne offer a range of MOOCs, check out out courses --> https://www.coursera.org/unimelb
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Welcome! MOOCs are a new educational learning paradigm. Explore how to use MOOCs effectively and keep up with the latest MOOC news here!

 

Check out MOOCs offered by the University of Melbourne here: https://www.coursera.org/unimelb

 

Or our MOOCs at Melbourne page:

 

https://le.unimelb.edu.au/elearning-design-and-development/melbourne-moocs-catalogue/

 

This topic is curated by staff in Learning Environments at the University of Melbourne, along with invited colleagues.

 

If you use Flipboard, you may be interested in our MOOC related topic -

 

https://flipboard.com/section/moocs-bXPoIy

 

Note: These articles are posted around a common interest in MOOCs, to provide information and promote discussion. They do not represent the views or positions of the University of Melbourne.

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Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019

Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019 | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
“What’s the completion rate for your online courses?”As an instructional designer who has been building MOOCs for the past five years, I’ve been aske
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Facebook Launches Courses to Help Adult Learners Skill Up

In its latest move in the education space, Facebook has launched career development courses geared toward adult learners looking to get a foothold i
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5 Ways MOOC-Based Degrees Are Different From Other Online Degrees

5 Ways MOOC-Based Degrees Are Different From Other Online Degrees | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
While not every MOOC-based degree has all five of these features, enough of them do to make them worth pointing out.
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The challenges of MOOCs in higher education —

The challenges of MOOCs in higher education — | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
According to Learning House, despite the increasing adoption of MOOCs in higher education, some barriers impede their success.
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MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. And They Serve Different Audiences Than First Imagined.

MOOCs have gone from a buzzword to a punchline, especially among professors who were skeptical of these “massive open online courses” in the firs
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Coursera and UIUC's iMBA Offers Great Value But May Face Challenges with Scale

Coursera and UIUC's iMBA Offers Great Value But May Face Challenges with Scale | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
By almost any measure the iMBA from Coursera and the University of Illinois offers extraordinary value. But can it scale?
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How to get a degree without going to university – and other life routes | Education | The Guardian

How to get a degree without going to university – and other life routes | Education | The Guardian | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Not interested in traditional campus life? Apprenticeships, colleges and private institutions provide alternatives
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Coursera’s First Ivy League Degree: An Online Master’s From the University of Pennsylvania | EdSurge News

The University of Pennsylvania has offered MOOCs on Coursera for several years, but now, it’s giving the online learning platform its first Ivy Leagu
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Analysis of 450 MOOC-Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency — Class Central

Analysis of 450 MOOC-Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency — Class Central | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
As microcredentials proliferate, the challenge for learners and employers is to understand what they signify.
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All learning ‘is going to happen digitally’, Coursera boss says

All learning ‘is going to happen digitally’, Coursera boss says | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Increasing use of technology on campus will erode division between online and offline education, according to Jeff Maggioncalda
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Coursera Adds A/B Testing to MOOC Platform

Coursera is now allowing for A/B testing on its MOOC platform. This lets instructors and researchers test a single variable to see how it affects some aspect of the course, such as participation. As a Coursera blog article explained, the testing is done by "randomizing enrollees into different versions of the same course" and then seeing what impact the change-up makes on the "learning outputs."
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Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

Unfortunately, most massive open online course (MOOC) platforms still feel like drafty lecture halls instead of intimate seminar rooms. The majority of online learning environments are no more than video-hosting platforms with quizzes and a discussion forum. These default features force online instructors to use a style of teaching that feels more like shouting to the masses than engaging in meaningful conversations.

This presents a challenge and an opportunity: How can we design online learning environments that achieve scale and intimacy? How do we make digital platforms feel as inviting as well-designed physical classrooms?
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Evaluation of MCQs from MOOCs for common item writing flaws | BMC Research Notes | Full Text

Evaluation of MCQs from MOOCs for common item writing flaws | BMC Research Notes | Full Text | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
There is a dearth of research into the quality of assessments based on Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) items in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This dataset was generated to determine whether MCQ item writing flaws existed in a selection of MOOC assessments, and to evaluate their prevalence if so. Hence, researchers reviewed MCQs from a sample of MOOCs, using an evaluation protocol derived from the medical health education literature, which has an extensive evidence-base with regard to writing quality MCQ items. This dataset was collated from MCQ items in 18 MOOCs in the areas of medical health education, life sciences and computer science. Two researchers critically reviewed 204 questions using an evidence-based evaluation protocol. In the data presented, 50% of the MCQs (112) have one or more item writing flaw, while 28% of MCQs (57) contain two or more flaws. Thus, a majority of the MCQs in the dataset violate item-writing guidelines, which mirrors findings of previous research that examined rates of flaws in MCQs in traditional formal educational contexts.
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Micromasters and specialization programs draw mature students eager to improve career prospects

Micromasters and specialization programs draw mature students eager to improve career prospects | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Most students enrolled in nondegree online programs already have degrees, and a minority actually want a credential, new data show.
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600 free online courses you can take from universities worldwide

600 free online courses you can take from universities worldwide | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free).
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7 New MOOC-Based Fully Online Master's Degrees Announced by EdX — Class Central

7 New MOOC-Based Fully Online Master's Degrees Announced by EdX — Class Central | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
In addition to another degree offering from Georgia Tech, a Master's in Cybersecurity, six more universities have partnered with edX to put degree programs online.
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Growing number of colleges partner with Google to offer credit for its new IT certificate

Growing number of colleges partner with Google to offer credit for its new IT certificate | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Tech giant gets hands-on with its new online IT certificate, as a growing number of community colleges and Northeastern University create credit pathways with the curriculum.
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Coursera's CEO on the Evolving Meaning of 'MOOC'

Coursera's CEO on the Evolving Meaning of 'MOOC' | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
When you can bring huge numbers of students together with lots of well-branded universities and global enterprises seeking a highly skilled workforce, could those linkages be strong enough to forge a new future for massive open online courses?
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Global MOOCs Market Size, Status, Industry Player (Coursera, FutureLearn, edX, MiradaX, Udemy), Key County Analysis (United States, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India), Segmentation, Analysis and...

Global MOOCs Market Size, Status, Industry Player (Coursera, FutureLearn, edX, MiradaX, Udemy), Key County Analysis (United States, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India), Segmentation, Analysis and... | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Press release - Market Research Hub - Global MOOCs Market Size, Status, Industry Player (Coursera, FutureLearn, edX, MiradaX, Udemy), Key County Analysis (United States, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India), Segmentation, Analysis and Forecast till 2018-2025 - published on openPR.com
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Would you go to a fully-online grad school?

Would you go to a fully-online grad school? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Deakin University's new collaboration with online learning platform FutureLearn lets you study in convenient two-week blocks towards a degree.
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How Udacity Decides What Subjects To Offer Courses In (And Why It Isn’t Doing New University Partnerships)

Udacity helped start the whole MOOC craze several years ago, offering online courses that drew tens of thousands of students and sparking
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Forget Moocs: could Coocs open up education to all? | Tes News

Forget Moocs: could Coocs open up education to all? | Tes News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Community open online courses (Coocs) allow learners to study, but also create and teach their own courses online
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Systematic literature review on self-regulated learning (SRL) in massive open online courses | Lee | AJET

Systematic literature review on self-regulated learning (SRL) in massive open online courses | Lee | AJET | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Systematic literature review on self-regulated learning in massive open online courses
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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 ways to design sticky MOOCs

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 ways to design sticky MOOCs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Many of the arguments around course completion in MOOCs are, I have argued, category mistakes, based on a false comparison with traditional HE, semester-long courses. We should not, of course, allow these arguments to distract us from making MOOCs better, in the sense of having more sticking power for participants. This is where things get interesting, as there have been some features of recent MOOCs that have caught my eye as providing higher levels of persistence among learners. The University of Derby ‘Dementia’ MOOC, full title ‘Bridging the Dementia Divide: Supporting People Living with Dementia’ is a case in point.
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What online education can learn from the airline industry (opinion)

What online education can learn from the airline industry (opinion) | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Global and regional alliances of colleges offering online programs can help higher education institutions navigate the future, Mark Lester writes.
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