MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
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MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
Examining the development of the Massive Open Online Course and its variants.
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A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools

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He starts with a taxonomy of MOOC instructional models, as follows:

cMOOCsxMOOCsBOOCs (a big open online course) – only one example, by a professor from Indiana University with a grant from Google, is given which appears to be a cross between an xMOOC and a cMOOC and had 500 participants.DOCCs (distributed open collaborative course): this involved 17 universities sharing and adapting the same basic MOOCLOOC (little open online course): as well as 15-20 tuition-paying campus-based students, the courses also allow a limited number of non-registered students to also take the course, but also paying a fee. Three examples are given, all from New England.MOORs (massive open online research): again just one example is given, from UC San Diego, which seems to be a mix of video-based lecturers and student research projects guided by the instructorsSPOCs (small, private, online courses): the example given is from Harvard Law School, which pre-selected 500 students from over 4,000 applicants, who take the same video-delivered lectures as on-campus students enrolled at HarvardSMOCs: (synchronous massive open online courses): live lectures from the University of Texas offered to campus-based students are also available synchronously to non-enrolled students for a fee of $550. Again, just one example.

 


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Brainstorm in Progress: MOOCs: Disruption is the Mother of Invention

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Leddy says this because he seems to be familiar with only one kind of MOOC - those of the MIT and Stanford model. Not all MOOCs are alike, yet despite the fact that he has had the traditional education that would allow him to read, think about, and intelligently respond to any field of study, that does not seem to extend to education itself. I am not sure what publications like the Boston Review or the Chronicle of Higher Ed is up to, but the majority of articles about MOOCs in such publications are typically written by those who have never taught online, taught a MOOC, or even taken a MOOC. They are written by people who have not even reviewed the history or literature (however scant) on MOOCs.

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Developing a MOOC Framework

"MOOCs as a keystone concept in helping higher edudcation transition to digital networked learning"


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SusanBat 's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:29 PM

A slideshare presentation by George Siemans with references to the 'MOOC Canvas model' (Alario-Hoyos et al) and 'Design and Evaluation Framework' (Grover et al) 

MIT ODL SEI's curator insight, November 16, 2013 8:14 AM

A good summary of key words/topics relevant to MOOC development and delivery from a number fields.

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Productive MOOCs | Colin Milligan - Learning in the workplace

Productive MOOCs | Colin Milligan - Learning in the workplace | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

Wouldn’t it be great if cMOOcs could be made more ‘productive’ – instead of advancing many people’s knowledge a little by re-creating the same (or similar) new knowledge again and again, can MOOCs be structured to stimulate the creation of new knowledge in a more coordinated way. Can you bring the learners together to produce something entirely novel as they learn? This is in the true spirit of connectivism.


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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, April 8, 2013 2:40 AM

H817 students, this blog and Sloep's response are worth thinking about. It's something we can directly relate to within our own MOOC. Are you satisfied with the learning effect and production of knowledge? Are blogs and forum postings mainly reiterations or are novel ideas coming to the fore and being developed in further discussions?

Patricia Daniels's comment, April 8, 2013 2:41 AM
Thank you for this interesting response.
Peter B. Sloep's comment, April 8, 2013 4:03 AM
My pleasure ;-)