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Why massive open online courses (still) matter

Why massive open online courses (still) matter | MOOCs: Facts and Statistics | Scoop.it
2013 was a year of hype for MOOCs (massive open online courses). Great big numbers and great big hopes were followed by some disappointing first results. But the head of edX, Anant Agarwal, makes the case that MOOCs still matter -- as a way to share high-level learning widely and supplement (but perhaps not replace) traditional classrooms. Agarwal shares his vision of blended learning, where teachers create the ideal learning experience for 21st century students.
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Watch this TED Talk from Anant Agarwal,  the head of edX, about MOOCs.

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The Past, Present, And Future Of MOOCs - Edudemic

The Past, Present, And Future Of MOOCs - Edudemic | MOOCs: Facts and Statistics | Scoop.it
Here's a fresh take on the hot topic of MOOCs. It's a look at the past, present, and potential future of MOOCs.
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Take a look at the infographic to see the evolution of MOOCs.

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MOOCs by the numbers: Where are we now? | ideas.ted.com

MOOCs by the numbers: Where are we now? | ideas.ted.com | MOOCs: Facts and Statistics | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have come a long way in the last two years. To help put them into some perspective, a handy infographic.
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It is a TED article by Thu-Huong Ha who were provided with an infographic by Alex Cusack, a contributing author at moocs.com. The infographic summarizes that;

Coursera, edX, and UDACITY are the major providers of MOOCs.

There are 1200 courses available and 20% of the courses are in Humanities.

40% of MOOCs users come from developing countries.

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The Current State Of MOOCs - Edudemic

The Current State Of MOOCs - Edudemic | MOOCs: Facts and Statistics | Scoop.it
MOOCs are still eliciting buzz in the academic world. But MOOCs are about more than just education - they are a huge social presence and inhabit a network of their own.
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This article and the infographic gives some information about MOOCs. For example:

61.5% of the students who enrolled in MOOCs are actually from outside the US.

Coursera has 62 university partners and students from 196 countries.

70% of the students who are enrolled in MOOCs have bachelors degree or higher.

50% of the students who are enrolled in MOOCs are age 26 or older.

86% of the professors don't require a textbook in MOOCs.

71.8% of the professors who teach MOOCs are teaching because they want higher education to be more accessible (They deserve respect for this).

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A Quick Guide To The History Of MOOCs - Edudemic

A Quick Guide To The History Of MOOCs - Edudemic | MOOCs: Facts and Statistics | Scoop.it
So what is a MOOC? What's the history of MOOCs? How are they growing? What are some significant events in the world of MOOCs?
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Did you know that first MOOC offered was Connectivism and Connective Knowledge, and it 2300 enrollments. 

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What’s next for MOOCs? | ideas.ted.com

What’s next for MOOCs? | ideas.ted.com | MOOCs: Facts and Statistics | Scoop.it
A primer on the growing open online education movement, to catch you up if you've somehow managed to miss MOOC madness.
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Daphne Koller from Stanford, the co-founder of Coursera, states that "Maybe the next Albert Einstein or the next Steve Jobs is living somewhere in a remote village in Africa. And if we could offer that person an education, they would be able to come up with the next big idea and make the world a better place for all of us". Check out this article. Thu-Huong Ha from TED is explaining where the MOOCs are going.

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HarvardX Spends $75K to $150K to Create MOOCs (EdSurge News)

HarvardX Spends $75K to $150K to Create MOOCs (EdSurge News) | MOOCs: Facts and Statistics | Scoop.it
WALK OF FAME: You won't find any professors or schools on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But someday you might. Top universities are spending top dollars in an attempt to create top-notch MOOCs. The Boston Globe reports that HarvardX "spends about $75,000 to $150,000 developing each new MOOC." (Para
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Harvardx at Harvard University is spending $75K to $150K to develop each new MOOC!

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Are MOOCs Still Going Strong? - Edudemic

Are MOOCs Still Going Strong? - Edudemic | MOOCs: Facts and Statistics | Scoop.it
With thousands of students still enrolling, and sites like EdX, Coursera, Udacity, and more continuing to add new course offerings, it would seem as though MOOCs are just getting bigger and better. Right? Well, maybe.
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This short article and accompanying infographic provides some information about the current state of the MOOCs. Some highlights: 

MOOCs are generally free.

93% of the participants drop out of the course.

The ratio of teachers to the students is 1/150,000 (it is too much!).

Coursera has 5.7 million enrollment, invested $63 million, and 325 courses.

The US has the largest portion in MOOC production with 28%. 

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