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An exploration of Open Courseware Initiatives and the Badge Mentality
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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs? | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it

"MOOCs created a storm in higher education , but they still didn't prove themselves. SPOCs, on the other hand, are closer to the objectives of higher education institutions. They are not a replacement of teachers; SPOCs are teachers' sidekicks. Also, they pave the way for future more successful MOOCs.


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Not the right question but underlining their particularities can only be helpfull
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EDITORIAL: Beyond bricks and mortarboard - North County Times

EDITORIAL: Beyond bricks and mortarboard - North County Times | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL: Beyond bricks and mortarboardNorth County TimesAlready, we are seeing online instruction being offered by both established outfits such as MIT (with its OpenCourseWare) and startup Khan Academy.
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MIT OpenCourseWare | Mathematics | 18.06SC Linear Algebra, Fall ...

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MIT OpenCourseWare | Mathematics | 18.06SC Linear Algebra, Fall 2011 | Home.
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health OpenCourseWare

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health OpenCourseWare, Interactive Mind Map. Free publication of Jonhs Hopkins course materials. Graphic organizers are visual representations of knowledge, concepts or ideas.
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With Over 10MM Questions Answered, Smarterer Raises $1.75 Million to Ace Skill ... - BostInno

With Over 10MM Questions Answered, Smarterer Raises $1.75 Million to Ace Skill ... - BostInno | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
BostInnoWith Over 10MM Questions Answered, Smarterer Raises $1.75 Million to Ace Skill ...BostInnoAs the traditional education system continues to be disrupted by initiatives like OpenCourseWare and startups like Boundless, Smarterer is quietly...
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Your College Advisor - June 3, 2012: Summertime smarts - NorthJersey.com

Your College Advisor - June 3, 2012: Summertime smarts - NorthJersey.com | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
Your College Advisor - June 3, 2012: Summertime smartsNorthJersey.comVisit OpenCourseWare (ocwconsortium.org). Like iTunes U, this website offers free and open access to the materials that are used in actual courses taught at its member colleges.
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Open Courseware | Open Reflections

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I have known about MIT's Open Courseware site for the longest time, but never really took a hard look at why the initiative worked, and is still going strong a decade later. It's very interesting to see the actual press conference ...
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Bill Gates on MIT OpenCourseWare | Artificial Intelligence SEO . com

Bill Gates on MIT OpenCourseWare | Artificial Intelligence SEO . com | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
Bill Gates's comments on MIT OpenCourseWare and the OCW/OER movement at the MIT campus on April 21, 2010. Full video at.
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Life According to Me » Blog Archive » Udacity, Halfway Point

Well, I fell behind. Not because of the course, because of Other Life Stuff. As a result, the deadline for week 3 made a nice whooshing sound as it went past and I'm scrambling to try to beat the deadline for week 4 (about 8 ...
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Awakening: The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change ...

Awakening: The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change ... | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever | Udacity. Stanford doesn't want me. I can say that because it's a documented fact: I was once denied admission in writing. I took my last math class ...
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Getting a Free Education, in Huge Online Classes - Voice of America

Getting a Free Education, in Huge Online Classes - Voice of America | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
Getting a Free Education, in Huge Online ClassesVoice of AmericaBut a big idea in higher education these days is the massive open online course, or MOOC. Some universities offer free, non-credit MOOCs available to anyone in the world.
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Virtual University wins global award - The News International

Virtual University wins global award - The News International | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
Virtual University wins global awardThe News InternationalIslamabad: The Awards Committee of the Open Course Ware Consortium has selected the Virtual University of Pakistan's Open Course Ware site for the '2012 Outstanding New Site Award for Open...
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KIX-Online » Blog Archive » MITx – MIT's new learning initiative ...

KIX-Online » Blog Archive » MITx – MIT's new learning initiative ... | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
I've mentioned similar courses in the past, but here's a new twist….. you're not just watching videos of lectures, you can actually participate. Here is a description of the purpose of the MITx program, from MIT: MITx will offer a ...
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The One Year BA. How to fit 4 years of classes into 12 months for zero dollars

The One Year BA. How to fit 4 years of classes into 12 months for zero dollars | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
I spent last year immersed in an unusual educational experiment. Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) were in the news daily, and in order to really put these emerging free educational tools to the test, I dedicated all of 2013 to seeing if it was possible to learn the equivalent of what a student would …

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Wow, a full year of taking MOOC courses.  Interesting experiment!
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Read Jonatahn Haber's one year journey to earn the equivalent of a Bachelor of Arts degree through MOOCs and Open Educational Resources in The MOOC CaseBook: Case Studies in MOOC Design, Development and Implementation.

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Nice experiment with MOOCs
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For the Single Founder Who Can't Code - TechCrunch

For the Single Founder Who Can't Code - TechCrunch | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
For the Single Founder Who Can't CodeTechCrunchI then moved on to Google's Python Class and MIT's OpenCourseWare class. I also used Think Python, Learn Python the Hard Way, and Dive Into Python as additional resources.
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Go Geometry: Utah State University OpenCourseWare: Instructional ...

Utah State University OpenCourseWare: Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences, Interactive Mind Map. Free publication of Utah State University course materials. Graphic organizers are visual representations of ...
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The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 2 Open-Source ...

The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 2 Open-Source ... | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
Products. Open Courseware. Freely available online (but not credits). Open Government Data. Funded by taxpayer, open to public. Open Journals. Free public access to archives. Open Textbooks. Free public access, deliberately organized.
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Free, branded online programs could be the best of all worlds - The Australian

Free, branded online programs could be the best of all worlds - The Australian | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
Free, branded online programs could be the best of all worldsThe AustralianThe Open University in Britain fostered state-of-the-art electronic delivery.
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Massive Open Online Courses Take World By Storm - Open Equal Free

Massive Open Online Courses Take World By Storm - Open Equal Free | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses Take World By StormOpen Equal FreeWhile universities, such as Stanford and MIT, continue to experimentally offer a small selection of free online courses taught by their professors, online start-ups, such as Udacity,...
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MIT to develop new Open Learning Enterprise unit for online learning

MIT to develop new Open Learning Enterprise unit for online learning | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
The main instructor who developed the first MITx course, Professor Anant Agarwal, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been appointed by the Provost to set up a new unit: 'an Open Learning ...
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Beyond the College Degree, Online Educational Badges | The ...

With the advent of Massive Open Online Courses and other online programs offering informal credentials, the race is on for alternative forms of certification that would be widely accepted by employers.
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MIT Open Courseware programs for self-learners - Boing Boing

MIT Open Courseware programs for self-learners - Boing Boing | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
MIT Open Courseware programs for self-learnersBoing BoingBy Cory Doctorow at 1:41 pm Tuesday, Mar 20 Molly sez, "MIT OpenCourseWare is developing a set of courses called Scholar, which are designed for self-learners.
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Udacity update - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher ...

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It's been a couple of weeks since my first post about the Udacity CS101 course, so here's an update. Before that, let me mention this nice article in Wired about Udacity and its origins. That article sheds a little light on the ...
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Disruptive technologies in higher education: adapt or get left behind - The Guardian (blog)

Disruptive technologies in higher education: adapt or get left behind - The Guardian (blog) | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Disruptive technologies in higher education: adapt or get left behindThe Guardian (blog)Only last month the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced that it is launching a fully automated free online course through...
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The Higher Education Monopoly is Crumbling As We Speak ...

The Higher Education Monopoly is Crumbling As We Speak ... | Open Courseware Initiatives | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of students had signed up. The availability of free Internet courses itself wasn't all that innovative—MIT's Open Courseware initiative is a decade old and elite schools like Yale and Carnegie Mellon have followed suit.
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