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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, Open courses (a.o. MOOC)
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The MOOC Marketplace Takes Off - Forbes - Linkis.com

The MOOC Marketplace Takes Off - Forbes - Linkis.com | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The MOOC market (Massive Open Online Courses) has exploded. This month Coursera landed another $20M in funding, bringing their total investment to $63M (even more than edX's original $60M funding by MIT and Harvard).
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What's in store for MOOCs in 2014?

What's in store for MOOCs in 2014? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Money questions, as well as how to measure success, loom large on the horizon. 
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verstelle's curator insight, December 1, 2013 4:22 AM

Interesting summary of most important questions for 2014.

In 7 points:

1. MOOCs need to make money ... 

2. ... unless maybe MOOCs can just be nonprofit.

3. MOOCs need a definition for success

4. The audience MOOCs attract may determine what they become

5. MOOCs need to put data to good use

6. The tension between faculty members and MOOCs must be examined

7. MOOCs may need to look overseas for growth

 

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Study on online learning finds it helps, not hurts, credential attainment | Inside Higher Ed

Study on online learning finds it helps, not hurts, credential attainment | Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Study finds some groups fare worse than others in online courses | Inside Higher Ed

Study finds some groups fare worse than others in online courses | Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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On course to become a credit worthy qualification - FT.com

On course to become a credit worthy qualification - FT.com | Opening up education | Scoop.it
If the first chapter in the evolution of massive open online courses (Moocs) was written in the US, it may well be in Europe that they make their next significant advance.
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More, Different and Better » Community Learning – are we ready for Open Educational Practices to get best deal for adult learners?

More, Different and Better » Community Learning – are we ready for Open Educational Practices to get best deal for adult learners? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Online Education, the Death of the Lecture, and the Promise of Video

Online Education, the Death of the Lecture, and the Promise of Video | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A paradigm shift, according to Thomas Kuhn , is a change in the basic assumptions or ruling paradigms within a scientific discourse. At first, anomalies begin to appear and accumulate until a crisis...
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How two-thirds of my students never showed up, but half of them passed

How two-thirds of my students never showed up, but half of them passed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
My first massively open online course ended recently, and I just can’t stop asking multiple-choice questions. Here's one: Which of the following statements might be true?
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The Deeper Disruption · christinegeith · Storify

While we're busy flipping, massifying, opening and personalizing courses...along comes the unbundled credential.
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Survey: MOOC Students Are Elite, Young and Male - Digits - WSJ

Survey: MOOC Students Are Elite, Young and Male - Digits - WSJ | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A new survey shows that free massive open online courses aren't exactly knocking down geographic, race, gender and economic hurdles to learning.
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“Far from realizing the high ideals of their advocates, MOOCs seem to be reinforcing the advantages of the ‘haves’ rather than educating the ‘have-nots.’ Better access to technology and improved basic education are needed world-wide before MOOCs can genuinely live up to their promise.”

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology names edX key component in educational strategy | Inside Higher Ed

Massachusetts Institute of Technology names edX key component in educational strategy | Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Framework for the Development of OER-based Learning Materials in ODL Environment | Ean Teng | Open Praxis

Framework for the Development of OER-based Learning Materials in ODL Environment
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Moocs herald the disruption to come - FT.com

Moocs herald the disruption to come - FT.com | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Moocs, or massive open online courses, have a good chance of qualifying for the business school buzzword of the year.
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Launch of the Open Access Button - Creative Commons

Launch of the Open Access Button - Creative Commons | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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A Comparison of Online MOOC Versus On Campus Course Delivery

A Comparison of Online MOOC Versus On Campus Course Delivery | Opening up education | Scoop.it
I report on the demographics and experiences of two cohorts of  students who completed an 8 week course. The cohorts include: 29,000 students who took the course via MOOC, and 100 students who took...
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Interesting data on the differences between MOOC and on campus education. An advanced course. Most interesting: completion ratio among learners who invested $40 to follow a signature track was 99%. Another interesting fact (also viewed in other reported surveys on MOOC's): highest education level attaioned was 55% MS Degree or higher against only 30% for the on campus variant. 

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MOOCs as Non-Disruptors: So, Where Do we go From Here?

MOOCs as Non-Disruptors: So, Where Do we go From Here? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
“I like to call this the year of disruption,” says Anant Agarwal, president of edX, “and the year is not over yet.” New York Times (November 2, 2012) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are not dis...
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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 | Opening up 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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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 | Opening up 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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University of California Irvine Extends Chemistry Education Through MOOCs - Higher Ed Tech Decisions

University of California Irvine Extends Chemistry Education Through MOOCs - Higher Ed Tech Decisions | Opening up education | Scoop.it
University of California, Irvine is setting the standard for MOOCs via its OpenChem project.
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The failure of Udacity: lessons on quality for future MOOCs

The failure of Udacity: lessons on quality for future MOOCs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The promise was simple, but the idea couldn’t have been bigger.Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) would make courses from Harvard and MIT available free to anyone with an internet connection.
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