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What's in store for MOOCs in 2014?

What's in store for MOOCs in 2014? | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it

"As 2013 draws to a close, Sebastian Thrun is suggesting the future for his company, Udacity, is in vocational training/career education. At the same time, the missteps in the San Jose State/Udacity partnership have bred distrust among faculty, who may demand a say in approving any such partnerships in the future.

 

Meanwhile, the Georgia Tech/Udacity partnership for affordable computer science degrees is drawing piles of applications. And Coursera just raised $20 million more in funding. 

 

What could all of this mean about the direction of MOOCs in 2014?"


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The Web Is Your MOOC, and Portfolios To The Rescue | FunnyMonkey

The Web Is Your MOOC, and Portfolios To The Rescue | FunnyMonkey | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it

Part of the reason that I'm thinking these thoughts prior to heading into DrupalCon is that I've long held the notion that open source communities have been engaging in effective peer-supported learning, even while many for-profit companies and academic communities have been struggling to distill the process of peer-supported learning into something resembling a replicable product.

 


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US Mooc platforms’ openness questioned

US Mooc platforms’ openness questioned | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
Forum hears doubts about uncollaborative and ‘imperialist’ initiatives (RT @creativecommons: U.S.

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Grants for MOOC Research

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Ann Priestley's list of legal MOOCs now enables researchers in the legal community to identify a sizeable number of law-related MOOCs offered by several different providers, and to design studies o...

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A Few More MOOC Thoughts : The Cranky Sociologists

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MOOCs and the Mechanization of Education: Widening the Gap Between the Haves and Have-Nots

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An abridged version of this essay was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education in October of 2012. Unfortunately it is behind a paywall and available only to subscribers. I am now at liberty ...

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Open presentations on MOOCs and MOOC Research Initiative


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 19, 2013 1:25 AM

1. Open Access Week at Athabasca University. Daily presentations starting Oct 21 on MOOCs, OERs, open access, libraries, and more. Schedule and access details have now been posted.

2. As part of the MOOC Research Initiative, I’m organizing two open events this coming week:





Oct 22, 11 am Mountain Time (see conversions):
An Overview of the MOOC Research Initiative: The project, literature, and landscape. This presentation will provide a timeline of the development of the MOOC Research Initiative, its goals, the review and selection process, and lessons learned. I’ll also provide early results from structured mapping of research literature, research methodologies, and parent disciplines of researchers. This will provide an overview of the state of MOOC research – who is active, how are they researching MOOCs, and the disciplines that are involved in MOOC research.
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Oct 25, 11 am Mountain time (see conversions):
Lessons for MOOCs from Traditional Online Learning: Developing a MOOC framework. This session is part of a white paper and video project on what is known about online learning through a review of literature that is generally accepted by academics in online/distance learning and how that knowledge relates to MOOCs. In particular, can the research on social learning and learning in communities that is well established in online learning provide an important contribution to the data-driven (often focused only on clicks or observable behaviour) research now emerging from large MOOC providers? A framework will be presented that bridges what is known about online learning and what we are learning about MOOCs. This framework will be presented at the MOOC Research Conference in December (register here
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ghizlane hzm's curator insight, February 16, 2017 1:12 PM

1. Open Access Week at Athabasca University. Daily presentations starting Oct 21 on MOOCs, OERs, open access, libraries, and more. Schedule and access details have now been posted.

2. As part of the MOOC Research Initiative, I’m organizing two open events this coming week:





Oct 22, 11 am Mountain Time (see conversions):
An Overview of the MOOC Research Initiative: The project, literature, and landscape. This presentation will provide a timeline of the development of the MOOC Research Initiative, its goals, the review and selection process, and lessons learned. I’ll also provide early results from structured mapping of research literature, research methodologies, and parent disciplines of researchers. This will provide an overview of the state of MOOC research – who is active, how are they researching MOOCs, and the disciplines that are involved in MOOC research.
The session will be held here in Bb Collaborate. You can log in at any time to make sure that you have the necessary plugins to join the session.




Oct 25, 11 am Mountain time (see conversions):
Lessons for MOOCs from Traditional Online Learning: Developing a MOOC framework. This session is part of a white paper and video project on what is known about online learning through a review of literature that is generally accepted by academics in online/distance learning and how that knowledge relates to MOOCs. In particular, can the research on social learning and learning in communities that is well established in online learning provide an important contribution to the data-driven (often focused only on clicks or observable behaviour) research now emerging from large MOOC providers? A framework will be presented that bridges what is known about online learning and what we are learning about MOOCs. This framework will be presented at the MOOC Research Conference in December (register here
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The Reports of the Death of the MOOC are Highly Exaggerated

The Reports of the Death of the MOOC are Highly Exaggerated | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
MOOCs are still in their infancy, their technical feasibility has been tested but little else. We now know that they

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Development Horizons by Lawrence Haddad: To MOOC or not to MOOC? That is the question (and no, it won't be on the test)

Development Horizons by Lawrence Haddad: To MOOC or not to MOOC? That is the question (and no, it won't be on the test) | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 17, 2013 12:13 PM

Why on earth would universities or faculty want to give this stuff away for free?

1. It profiles the academics and the Universities. Look at what we do and how good we are at it.  This is helpful to raise awareness and attract students, faculty and funding opportunities. Some observers think that the number of views of your MOOC might become an important element of the way academics and universities are evaluated for promotion and funding. (Would a MOOC viewed by 100,000 people contribute well to a REF Impact score?)
2. It raises the pedagogic standards--within the university (so that's how she/he does it!)
3. It helps spread ideas and viewpoints from the host university (meme anyone?)
4. It creates a wider learning network for your students who are perhaps also taking this course as one in 20 courses for a full time accredited degree
5. It is a way of getting in on the ground floor of something that might end up being really big (a disruptive technology for higher education, as some say).

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A MOOC Backlash?

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Unlike a scientific experiment that can keep controls and treated samples isolated in separate test tubes, the MOOC experiment is playing out in one of the messier corners of the already messy real world: academia.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:59 AM

"as everyone involved with them will tell you, MOOCs are a work in progress -- usually referred to as an "experiment." But unlike a scientific experiment that can keep controls and treated samples isolated in separate test tubes, the MOOC experiment is playing out in one of the messier corners of the already messy real world: academia.

To highlight just one example of how much we're talking about a moving target, twelve months ago there were not enough MOOC courses to threaten many departments, nor were the licensing deals in place that allowed schools to use courses from companies like edX or Coursera as classroom resources. But now that such content and deals are in place, it's only natural that faculties start debating what they want to do (if anything) with all this new stuff."

Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:37 AM

Good or bad MOOCs are here to stay for a while at least

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The First #OER MOOC Hoping to Steer Education toward The Right Direction

The First #OER MOOC Hoping to Steer Education toward The Right Direction | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
The story started with the picturing of the urgency of challenges in education in many parts of the world... There is sometimes a sense of paralysis at the enormity of the challenge and the apparen...

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MOOCs and Open Courses – what's the difference?

MOOCs and Open Courses – what's the difference? | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
The term Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) is increasingly being used generically – covering all forms on online learning at scale.

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Instructional Content, MOOCs and Competition

Instructional Content, MOOCs and Competition | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it

"...greater attention to instructional content in MOOCS will generate more attention to the design of online courses. A more disciplined, team-based approach will improve the quality of learning..."


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Recent reports and papers on MOOCs and Online education

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This overview of nine key documents published over the past year is provided to support the ongoing debate on MOOCs, Open Educational Resources and online educa

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MOOCs Directory

"Regardless of your personal opinion on the value of these Massive Open Online Courses, the current reality for many low income, and underserved student populations in the US, and globally is that these free open courses from some of the world's leading experts is a  partial win of the "Educational Access Lottery". Partial because winning the full lottery would require adding free broadband access, and credit options for their MOOCs courses. "


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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, August 22, 2013 4:55 AM

Extensive listing of available MOOCs.

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Via Susan Bainbridge - extensive listing of available MOOCs.

Pieter de Vries's curator insight, August 22, 2013 12:02 PM

Know where to go ...

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Infographic: Online Education Around the World

Infographic: Online Education Around the World | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it

"Trends - Infographic: Online Education Around the World"


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Why Do Students Drop Out of MOOCs?

Why Do Students Drop Out of MOOCs? | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
By Rachelle DeJong
The perceived threat of a MOOC tsunami presumes that vast
numbers of students will opt for supersized online courses in place of smaller,
traditional classrooms. And so far, millions have already enrolled in MOOCs.

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MOOC will teach English

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The UK-based FutureLearn will ­partner with the British Council, which already provides English language education, to pioneer MOOCs that teach the English language. It is the first time that a major MOOC provider has announced plans to offer language courses. The two organisations said there would be a portfolio of English language courses ready in 2014 which would be focused on preparing ­students whose native language is not English for studying higher education courses taught in English.


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The Good, Bad and the Ugly Side of Corporate MOOCs

The Good, Bad and the Ugly Side of Corporate MOOCs | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
The hype for MOOC and Open educational resources cannot be ignored today. Although there is still much to be explored, the progress of open education at present era attracts a great deal of attention.

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Rethinking Online Community in MOOCs Used for Blended Learning

Rethinking Online Community in MOOCs Used for Blended Learning | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:59 PM

"Unlike students in small online courses or unaffiliated students in MOOCS, distributed flip students might not use community features. If MOOCs for blended learning are tofully realize the potential of online communities, we mustinvestigate alternative forms of community that are moreloosely coupled to content sequence and more distributed in terms of power."

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Much-Hyped, MOOCs Maneuver Toward Version 2.0 - Singularity Hub

Much-Hyped, MOOCs Maneuver Toward Version 2.0 - Singularity Hub | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
Much-Hyped, MOOCs Maneuver Toward Version 2.0 Singularity Hub Lectures, the core feature of most MOOCs, are not effective either in person or online, according to Fred Martin, a professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts at...

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Coursera founder Andrew Ng tackles Sebastian Thrun's online education critique, looks to corporate MOOC market - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Coursera founder Andrew Ng tackles Sebastian Thrun's online education critique, looks to corporate MOOC market - Silicon Valley Business Journal | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
Coursera founder Andrew Ng says Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun's online education critique isn't quite right. Ng is looks to the corporate MOOC market for revenue and perhaps profits.

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The Coming MOOC Copyright Problem And Its Impact on Students and Universities - moocnewsandreviews.com

The Coming MOOC Copyright Problem And Its Impact on Students and Universities - moocnewsandreviews.com | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
Educators and institutions have a choice about who controls MOOC copyright, their ability to earn revenue and their MOOC user data.

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Vorasuang (Michael) Duangchinda, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 26, 2013 12:55 AM

MOOC News: Tue Nov 26, 2013

MOOC and Copyright seem to be a growing issue. There are many aspects to talk about. Media right, distribution right, privacy right, etc.

This post has provided a good summary of the matters. And it is interesting to know that one user’s data can add up to $200 of a company’s valuation, this alarming figure could at least be discussed. In fact, if it is worth that much then why do we have to pay for education anymore?

Happy MOOCing

OOE

#ooe #spu #sripatum #MOOC #MOOCs

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Why Cheat? Plagiarism in MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com

Why Cheat? Plagiarism in MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com | MOOCs and open online education | Scoop.it
Our initial reaction to cheating in a MOOC is that only a thief or an imbecile would do this in a free non-credit class. I want to suggest the explanation for plagiarism in MOOCs might be more complicated.

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