MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses
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MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses
A collection of articles and opinions on MOOCs & Learning Analytics.
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Online ‘Mooc’ courses are too big to work, says Stanford head - FT.com

Online ‘Mooc’ courses are too big to work, says Stanford head - FT.com | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses, or Moocs, may be higher education’s current fad but they fail on two counts – mass and openness – according to the president of Stanford University, which has helped pioneer teaching via the internet.

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Stanford Economist: Elite Colleges Should Not Give Credit for MOOCs

Stanford Economist: Elite Colleges Should Not Give Credit for MOOCs | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

If highly selective colleges begin awarding credit to students who pass massive open online courses created by their faculty members, the institutions could undermine their ability to invest in promising students, according to an analysis by a well-known Stanford University economist.

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After two years of MOOC mania, enthusiasm for online education dips

After two years of MOOC mania, enthusiasm for online education dips | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

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"A small but remarkable step back": That’s the main takeaway from "Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States," an annual survey of more than 4,700 colleges and universities performed by the Babson Survey Research Group.

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Completion data for MOOCs - The Ed Techie

Completion data for MOOCs - The Ed Techie | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
As I mentioned in the previous post, I am doing some Gates funded research on MOOCs. My part was learning design analysis, while Katy Jordan has been looking at factors influencing completion rates. All this work is Katy's, I take...
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What Do We Know About MOOC Students So Far?: A Look At Recent User Data

What Do We Know About MOOC Students So Far?: A Look At Recent User Data | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
It will be exciting to see how quickly we reach an understanding of the typical MOOC students and how organizations respond to their needs.
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Faculty Coalition: It's Time to Examine MOOC and Online Ed Profit Motives

Faculty Coalition: It's Time to Examine MOOC and Online Ed Profit Motives | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
A coalition of faculty groups has declared war against online learning, particularly massive open online courses (MOOCs), because it said it believes that the fast expansion of this form of education is being promulgated by corporations —...
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Credit for MOOCs Is One Step in a Long Journey Toward Relevance

Credit for MOOCs Is One Step in a Long Journey Toward Relevance | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
Colleges plan to give credit for MOOCs, but how will that affect higher education as a whole?
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How to Convert a Classroom Course Into a MOOC -- Campus Technology

How to Convert a Classroom Course Into a MOOC -- Campus Technology | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
The sheer size and diversity of the student body in a MOOC force faculty to use strategies for planning, teaching, and assessment that differ radically from those used in traditional classes.
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MOOC Students Who Got Offline Help Scored Higher, Study Finds

MOOC Students Who Got Offline Help Scored Higher, Study Finds | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

One of the first things researchers have learned about student success in massive open online courses is that in-person, one-on-one teaching still matters.

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SPOCs (small, private online courses) may provide what MOOCs can’t

It’s hard to follow higher education news these days without seeing a reference to MOOCs. The online learning platforms from edX, Coursera, Udacity, and others were launched to great fanfare over the last two years. Proponents praise them for their potential to change education, while critics chalk them up as more hype than hope.

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Moody's Says MOOCs Could Raise a University's Credit Rating

Moody's Says MOOCs Could Raise a University's Credit Rating | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

The spread of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, is “credit positive” for universities that offer them but “credit negative” for a majority of lesser-known institutions that lack a prominent brand name, according to a report published on Monday by Moody’s Investors Service.

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For-Credit MOOCs a Growing Trend

Lately, a number of initiatives have shown that colleges may indeed be opening themselves to the possibility of offering academic credit even to those who enroll and study entirely in the MOOC environment.

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European MOOCs Scoreboard

European MOOCs Scoreboard | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

The aim of this scoreboard is to highlight the huge potential that European institutions have in the world of MOOCs and to help visualize this potential by compiling the existing European-provided MOOCs and open courses available on different open websites.

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Five myths about Moocs

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Diana Laurillard explains why a model based on unsupervised learning is not the answer


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Massive Open Online Research: The MOOC Evolves into the MOOR

Massive Open Online Research: The MOOC Evolves into the MOOR | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

By Adding a Strong Research Element, MOOCs can Deliver Greater Learning Value to the Students who Participate in Them.

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80 Percent of MOOC Students Already Have a College Degree

80 Percent of MOOC Students Already Have a College Degree | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
So far, MOOCs appeal mostly to privileged students. What happened to the education revolution?
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Pedagogy of MOOCs

Webinar given for University of Cape Town 17-Oct-2013 exploring the pedagogical differences between cMOOCs and xMOOCs. Pedagogical recommendations given along w
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Sonia HENNO's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:20 AM

Une vision globale du marché de la pédagogie open et online et surtout quelques recommandations qui peuvent aider à construire une stratégie pédagogique à distance.

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Moocs: from mania to mundanity

Moocs: from mania to mundanity | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
After the hype is over, e-learning will be the norm, predicts Stephen Haggard
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Google Expands Role In Digital Education, Teams Up With edX To Build A YouTube For Free Online Courses | TechCrunch

Google Expands Role In Digital Education, Teams Up With edX To Build A YouTube For Free Online Courses | TechCrunch | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

It's turning into a busy week for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers, and the tech companies that love them -- particularly Google.

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A MOOC Star Defects, at Least For Now

A MOOC Star Defects, at Least For Now | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
Mitchell Duneier's sociology course for 40,000 made "The New York Times." But, fearing that legislators will use MOOCs like it to gut public colleges, he put it on hold.
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MOOCs and Economic Reality - Clay Shirky

MOOCs and Economic Reality - Clay Shirky | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it

MOOCs as a continuation of existing trends? Check. Most faculty members unprepared to argue against the logic of scale? Check. Universities as globalizing institutions, organized around disciplines? Check and check. It’s impossible to understand what’s happening with MOOCs without understanding what’s happened to higher education in general.


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David J MacFadyen's curator insight, July 26, 2013 7:13 PM

Excellent discussion of the core issue that demands attention.  Higher Education costs exceed the benefits.

Will Stewart's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:59 AM

"MOOCs are not the future of higher education.....but they do expand the horizon of the visible."

Domitilla Enders's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:33 PM

"As has been widely discussed, most MOOCs reiterate the ancient form of the lecture, and do not signal much of a leap in pedagogy....the adoption of (new pedagogical models) hinges on accessibility, flexibility, and cost—not quality."

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5 Reasons Teachers Should Dip Into MOOCs For Professional Development

5 Reasons Teachers Should Dip Into MOOCs For Professional Development | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
MOOCs offer new opportunities for continuing education and professional development for teachers. Here are five reasons academics and teachers should give MOOCs a try.
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Tradition will prevail over online offerings - FT.com

Tradition will prevail over online offerings - FT.com | MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses | Scoop.it
Everybody is talking about Moocs and how global education is about to be irremediably transformed by the emergence and easy availability of these massive open online courses.
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$50 For-Credit MOOC Goes Bust — for Now -- Campus Technology

A school-vendor partnership intended to test a new twist on the MOOC went belly-up a day after it was announced.
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