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What is and what is not a MOOC: A picture of family resemblance (working undefinition) #moocmooc

What is and what is not a MOOC: A picture of family resemblance (working undefinition) #moocmooc | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

One of the "assignments" in MOOCMOOC was a group collaborative writing project (with a very tight timeline) .. here is one of the samples.

 

 

Introduction Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs for short, have been getting a lot of attention recently.

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Using a MOOC to Teach Emerging Technologies #MOOCMOOC | rjh.goingeast.ca

Emerging technologies in education is a 12-lesson online course that explores the use of emerging technologies within the field of education. Throughout this course, learners are exposed to emerging technologies. Through their exploration and hands-on project, each learner will develop their own framework for evaluating emerging technologies within their teaching context.

The MOOC within the course serves multiple purposes: it provides learners with an opportunity to experience a MOOC as a learner (I consider a MOOC to be an emerging technology), and it provides learners with an opportunity to faciliate a topic using several emerging technologies.

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25 Ways To Use The iPad In The Classroom By Complexity

25 Ways To Use The iPad In The Classroom By Complexity | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
iPad use in formal learning environments, by all accounts, is soaring. Due to the almost magical ways it promotes interaction, that makes sense.

Neat way to present the information, but the actual examples aren't that good (not enough detail that it isn't really usable).

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The real economics of massive online courses (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

The real economics of massive online courses (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

The author didn't really do their research - the statement that MOOCs were born out two elite US colleges is blatently wrong. They may have popularized the idea, but they were not the originators. This makes it difficult for me to take what the author is saying seriously!

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Speculative Diction | Following the herd, or joining the merry MOOCscapades of higher-ed bloggers | University Affairs

Speculative Diction | Following the herd, or joining the merry MOOCscapades of higher-ed bloggers | University Affairs | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
Following the herd, or joining the merry MOOCscapades of higher-ed bloggers...
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MOOC MOOC

Starting August 12, 2012, Hybrid Pedagogy, an online journal of teaching and technology, will host a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) designed specifically at looking carefully at this new pedagogical approach.
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Tough-PAC case is a reasonably effective medical iPad case

Tough-PAC case is a reasonably effective medical iPad case | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

An interesting case designed specifically for clinical healthcare setting. It doesn't, however, support sound. The internal speakers are muffled by the device, and the headphone jack is blocked by the case.

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Scenes From the Cookout: Why Do Students Flock to MOOC's? - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Scenes From the Cookout: Why Do Students Flock to MOOC's? - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

Interesting perspectives from students. Even though the courses are online, students are connecting for face-to-face study groups. Students also like the model because there is no pressure/risk. If something comes up and they can't finish, they can just take it again later. One person also really like the structure - rather than reading a book - the course forces you to move through the content at a certain pace.

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Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model - e-Literate

Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model - e-Literate | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

This is the post the describes the different categories of MOOCs.

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Good MOOC's, Bad MOOC's - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Good MOOC's, Bad MOOC's - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

Talks about the business model behind the new mega-MOOCs put on by the big-name schools.

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How to MOOCify your course and why you should do it: Reasons, skills and tools #moocmooc

How to MOOCify your course and why you should do it: Reasons, skills and tools #moocmooc | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
This post is part of the MOOC MOOC course of work. It outlines my journey (now lasting over a year) towards adopting elements of a MOOC in the Inclusive Technologies for Reading (#ITR12) course pilot starting this September.

 

Some interesting tips on how to integrate MOOC components into your classes.

 


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Why Online Education Won't Replace College - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Online Education Won't Replace College - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

The author addresses some key issues with the xMOOCs. I don't think the cMOOCs suffer as much, largely because they are more about making connections. There is an authenticity that is necessary when you are actually trying to meet people and work with people, rather than just consuming content.

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Massive MOOC Dropouts: Are We Really Okay With That?

Massive MOOC Dropouts: Are We Really Okay With That? | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

I think I more dislike the advertisements that people are promoting the course based on the number of people who signed up, rather than the number of people who completed. The latter is truly an impressive number, the former just says you are good at advertising.

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The real economics of massive online courses (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

The real economics of massive online courses (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
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The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

I don't really agree with their definition, and I think a six-day MOOC kind of misses the point. But alas, I'll join in for the fun. I do think the content they have could probably be delivered in six-weeks, and with that, it would involve many more effective discussions.

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Join Next Week's MOOC of MOOCs at Hybrid Pedagogy - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Join Next Week's MOOC of MOOCs at Hybrid Pedagogy - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it
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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.

 

This TED talk does a good job of explaining some of the latest trends and innovations in education, specially around the big name universities offering free online courses. I like the way she tackles the issues with marking humanities in a scalable manner ... note that the beginning is a little slow, after about 5 minutes you can see where her passions are.

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My perceptions of Google’s Power Search MOOC | rjh.goingeast.ca

I couldn't possibly currate information on MOOCs without including my own blog posts!

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elearnspace › MOOCs are really a platform

elearnspace › MOOCs are really a platform | MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) | Scoop.it

MOOC as a platform - a way of delivering education.

I like the diagram (not from George, but reposted), but I wonder about the various commericial MOOCs that are popping up (like the Google Power Search one I just did). Are they really MOOCs or did they just use the MOOC name to get more followers? (following the hype).

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