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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, Open courses (a.o. MOOC)
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Pay No Attention to Supposedly Low MOOC Completion Rates - Ed Central

Pay No Attention to Supposedly Low MOOC Completion Rates - Ed Central | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The recent New York Times coverage of a University of Pennsylvania study of 16 Coursera courses has helped solidify the new conventional wisdom about MOOCs: They have terrible completion rates.
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Are MOOCs Really A Failure?

Are MOOCs Really A Failure? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
That’s what The New York Times suggested today, drawing on new research from the University of Pennsylvania. But as the Times also acknowledged, in some ways MOOCs (short for massive open online courses) show great promise.
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Is there a business model for MOOCs?

Is there a business model for MOOCs? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
An increasing number of colleges and universities are offering MOOCs, but few have crunched the numbers to determine whether these online courses can succeed as a business proposition.
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MOOCs as neocolonialism – Who controls knowledge? - University World News

MOOCs as neocolonialism – Who controls knowledge? - University World News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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A MOOC of Our Own

A MOOC of Our Own | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) have dominated the conversation in higher education since their sudden arrival in spring 2012. The MOOC movement is evidence of the profoundly disruptive change that is widely seen as coming to higher education.
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How to Add Depth to the Discussion About MOOCs

How to Add Depth to the Discussion About MOOCs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The MOOC discourse and debate continues, but I am hopeful that the conversation will deepen and expand beyond the few themes and talking points that tend to emerge in the most current media outlets...
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MOOC research conference confirms commonly held beliefs about the medium | Inside Higher Ed

MOOC research conference confirms commonly held beliefs about the medium | Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Main take aways:

- No financial break even to be expected for many years

- A divide between MOOC producing institutions and MOOC consuming institutions

- Drop out rate hinders acceptance of using MOOC

- Budget cuts will influence MOOC development

 

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Student recruitment as MOOC business model - eCampus News

Student recruitment as MOOC business model - eCampus News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Will massive open online courses (MOOCs) prove to be viable business models? Leonard Waks takes a close look at various MOOC experiments.
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Cracking the MOOC 'assessment nut' - eCampus News

Cracking the MOOC 'assessment nut' - eCampus News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
MOOCs might not offer actionable lessons to professors and campus administrators until the experimental classes have a reliable assessment apparatus.
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Norway is digitizing all its books and making them free to read online

Norway is digitizing all its books and making them free to read online | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The National Library of Norway is digitizing all the books in its collection, processing the text to make it searchable, and making them available to read online.
It's similar to the mass...
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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 big reasons for rise of corporate MOOCs

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 big reasons for rise of corporate MOOCs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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College Credit for Your Life Experience

College Credit for Your Life Experience | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Getting college credit for your life experience can help you advance your career and get a college degree. Prior Learning Assessment expert Susan Huggins describes how to start with the free MOOC, Documenting Your Life Experience for College Credit.
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Top Links from the MOOC Research Conference Twitter Backchannel (#MRI13) | Invent4Edu

Top Links from the MOOC Research Conference Twitter Backchannel (#MRI13) | Invent4Edu | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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To Measure a MOOC’s Value, Just Ask Students – Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | moocdesign

To Measure a MOOC’s Value, Just Ask Students – Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | moocdesign | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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The Battle for Open - a perspective | Weller | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

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An excellent analysis on the nature of open, the victory it gained and the battle still going on, shifting from "Do you want to be open?" to "what type of openness do you want?"

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Elsevier is taking down papers from Academia.edu

Elsevier is taking down papers from Academia.edu | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Lots of researchers post PDFs of their own papers on their own web-sites. It's always been so, because even though technically it's in breach of the copyright transfer agreements that we blithely s...
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De uitdagingen van MOOCs voor organisaties #oeb13 | Wilfred Rubens over Technology Enhanced Learning

De uitdagingen van MOOCs voor organisaties #oeb13 | Wilfred Rubens over Technology Enhanced Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Vergelijk MOOCs niet met cursussen. Dat is één van de uitkomsten van een sessie over MOOCs tijdens de Online Educa Berlijn 2013. De eerste sessie, na de plenaire opening van de Online Educa Berlijn, ging over massive open online courses (MOOCs).
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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOC Platforms : a primer - biggies, newbies & freebooters

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOC Platforms : a primer - biggies, newbies & freebooters | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Open Education at Tufts University, the United States | OpenCourseWare Consortium

Open Education at Tufts University, the United States | OpenCourseWare Consortium | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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