MOOCs in UK Education
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How will the international rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) alter the education landscape in the UK?
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Get the Best Online High School Experience - UMGA Online High School

Get the Best Online High School Experience - UMGA Online High School | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
Get the best online high school experience at University of Miami's Global Academy, the premier online high school. Our faculty deliver the best online education through continuous one-on-one teaching and advising.
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How MOOCs Could Meet the Challenge of Providing a Global Education | MIT Technology Review

How MOOCs Could Meet the Challenge of Providing a Global Education  | MIT Technology Review | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
Putting free U.S. college courses online is only the first step to filling higher education needs around the world.
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The 'avalanche of change' in higher education must be contextualised in terms of the government's broader neoliberal policies

The 'avalanche of change' in higher education must be contextualised in terms of the government's broader neoliberal policies | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
A recent report from the Institute for Public Policy Research has made headlines calling for urgent transformation of British universities if they are to survive sweeping technological change. From...
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Why MOOCs may drive up higher ed costs | education's digital future

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Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out | Inside Higher Ed

Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
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Stiff deadlines meant our Mooc was no dawdle - Financial Times

Stiff deadlines meant our Mooc was no dawdle - Financial Times | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
Stiff deadlines meant our Mooc was no dawdle Financial Times Sir, With a particular interest in promoting greater access to learning, and at reasonable cost, we wonder if Michael Skapinker (“Open web courses are massively overhyped”, March 14) has...
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The MOOC Phenomenon: Here to Stay?

The MOOC Phenomenon: Here to Stay? | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:10 AM

Are you interested in learning more about global sustainable energy? How about cryptology – or brain science? Or maybe you want to try a basic course on logic, and then mix it up a little with a class on ancient Greece?

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have made it easier than ever to learn about a new subject, or augment the knowledge you already have on a slew of different ones. And because MOOCs are offered virtually, all it takes are an Internet connection, interest in the subject matter, and some spare time. Another appealing factor: grades aren’t emphasized, if they are given at all. But then, no course credit or certification is offered (yet) so grades are kind of a moot point. Still, popularity is steeply on the rise.

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Simon Nelson, Launch CEO Futurelearn - Futurelearn

Simon Nelson, Launch CEO Futurelearn - Futurelearn | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
Simon Nelson writes in depth about Futurelearn and its plans to offer free open online courses (MOOCs) with UK universities (Exploring the new UK FutureLearn MOOC launched by Open University http://t.co/htfihqufGz)...
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MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education | Digital Delights

MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education | Digital Delights | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
Ana Cristina Pratas's insight: This report sets out to help decision makers in higher education institutions gain a better understanding of the phenomenon of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and trends towards greater openness in higher...
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Coursera commits to admitting only elite universities

The provision obligates the company, on paper at least, to give AAU members de facto preference. That association, which has 62 members (two of them Canadian) in a country with roughly 4,000 colleges and universities, is committed to staying relatively small, to the frustration of universities seeking to join.

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An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead > Publication :: IPPR

An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead > Publication :: IPPR | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
'Our belief is that deep, radical and urgent transformation is required in higher education as much as it is in school systems.
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Limits of moocs

Limits of moocs | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
Letters: It will not give young people the intellectual and personal skills they need to lead successful lives
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Panel: An Open Discussion on MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are among the hottest topics in higher education today. This panel discussion will include how MOOCs are already having a...
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How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years - Edudemic

How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years - Edudemic | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. This infographic details the key things to know.
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The Real Winners of the Coming Revolution in Higher Education - Forbes

The Real Winners of the Coming Revolution in Higher Education - Forbes | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
This article is by Bruce Guile, president and co-founder of Course Gateway, an online education consultancy, and David Teece, executive director of the Institute of Business Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of...
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A New Paradigm for Remediation: MOOCs in Secondary Schools (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

A New Paradigm for Remediation: MOOCs in Secondary Schools (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology | Steve Kolowich- The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology | Steve Kolowich- The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it

What is it like to teach 10,000 or more students at once, and does it really work? The largest-ever survey of professors who have taught MOOCs, or massive open online courses, shows that the process is time-consuming, but, according to the instructors, often successful. Nearly half of the professors felt their online courses were as rigorous academically as the versions they taught in the classroom.

 

The survey, conducted by The Chronicle, attempted to reach every professor who has taught a MOOC. The online questionnaire was sent to 184 professors in late February, and 103 of them responded.

 


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 18, 2013 5:27 PM

These are data from the people in the trenches. And although they are biased - typically those with good experiences react, those with bad ones reportedly didn't - they still show that there is a good deal of enthusiasm about teaching a MOOC and that many sceptics to online learning became converted. Motives reported ranged from altruism to not wanting to be left behind, but that was to be expected. For a quick impression of the results, check the charts. 

 

Since many of the respondents still were in the midst of teaching their MOOC, we should see the present picture as a snap-shot only. But the good thing is that now we at least have such a snap-shot. The Chronicle is to be applauded for this initiative. (@pbsloep)

 

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MOOCs: Coursera, edX, Futurelearn and Udacity - University profiles | LISTedTECH

MOOCs: Coursera, edX, Futurelearn and Udacity - University profiles | LISTedTECH | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it

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The End of History and The Last MOOCs

The End of History and The Last MOOCs | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
Francis Fukuyama wrote in 1997 "The End of History and The Last Man", a book that became soon extremely popular and so influential that some say that international policies were shaped at that time...
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Massive Open Online Courses, aka MOOCs, Transform Higher Education and Science: Scientific American | Personal [e-]Learning Environments

Massive Open Online Courses, aka MOOCs, Transform Higher Education and Science: Scientific American | Personal [e-]Learning Environments | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
Science, engineering and technology courses have been in the vanguard of the massive open online course movement.
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Open Education: Way more than MOOCs

Millions of people are discovering open education through the recent attention drawn by Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).  Many of these newcomers to the open education world may not realize, th...
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Fund ‘pick-and-mix’ Mooc generation, ex-wonk advises

Fund ‘pick-and-mix’ Mooc generation, ex-wonk advises | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
State should fund the individual, not the provision, Sir Michael Barber argues
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Futurelearn’s boss on breaking into Moocs

Futurelearn’s boss on breaking into Moocs | MOOCs in UK Education | Scoop.it
Simon Nelson brings BBC experience to the launch of the UK’s first course platform
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