Taking a look at MOOCs
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A curation of information about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
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Demystifying the MOOC

Demystifying the MOOC | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses haven’t changed the world of education. The average user is a white American man with a degree already. But that doesn’t mean they’re failures.
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MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course

MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
In an effort to draw attention to beer's culinary role, the Brewers Association announced a course on how to best pair the popular beverage with food.
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Free Online Courses - 1500+ Free Courses and Lectures | Benefits of Online Education

A list of 1500+ free MOOCs and other courses from some of the world’s best schools.
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Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered

Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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"The takeaway? Higher education is going digital, responding to the architecture of knowledge in a digital age, and MOOCs, while heavily criticized, have proven a much-needed catalyst for the development of progressive programs that respond to the changing world."

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Moocs ‘will not transform education’, says FutureLearn chief

Moocs ‘will not transform education’, says FutureLearn chief | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Simon Nelson tells Times Higher Education podcast original claims were ‘overhyped and unrealistic’
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Maximizing your learning from MOOCs: Sharing my personal experiences (I)

Maximizing your learning from MOOCs: Sharing my personal experiences (I) | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Three part blog series on Open Education Europa 

Part II: http://openeducationeuropa.eu/en/blogs/maximizing-your-learning-moocs-sharing-my-personal-experiences-ii


Part III: http://openeducationeuropa.eu/en/blogs/maximizing-your-learning-moocs-sharing-my-personal-experiences-iii

 

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Search results show MOOCs are driving online brand awareness for universities

Search results show MOOCs are driving online brand awareness for universities | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Think of a university, any university. Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard or Yale may spring to mind. Or your local university, or the one you or someone you know attended. I’m fairly sure that the University…
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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs

In this presentation I examine the phenomenon of MOOCs as I see them, explaining how they result from and support an understanding of the world based in patter…
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The MOOC Revolution That Wasn’t | TechCrunch

The MOOC Revolution That Wasn’t | TechCrunch | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Three years ago this week, Sebastian Thrun recorded his Stanford class on Artificial Intelligence, released it online to a staggering 180,000 students, and..
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#Rhizo14 – The #MOOC that community built | @davecormier | INNOQUAL - International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning

Rhizo14 – The MOOC that community built
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Opinion: the professor-less university

Opinion: the professor-less university | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Two radically contrasting emerging models of higher education in the US offer academics a very different deal, says Steven Ward
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Why Self-Education Is Crucial For Your Career: From Preparation To Using Free Online Courses

Why Self-Education Is Crucial For Your Career: From Preparation To Using Free Online Courses | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Self-education can sometimes help you immensely when you want to apply real world knowledge to a career. While others might say that a university education
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Why Self-Education Is Crucial For Your Career: From Preparation To Using Free Online Courses

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New MOOC Teaches Educators and Librarians About Copyright

New MOOC Teaches Educators and Librarians About Copyright | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
For many of us in the information industry, copyright is the bane of our existence. We need more than a passing familiarity with key intellectual property and copyright issues, yet the environment is incredibly complex. And while copyright issues plague libraries and the teaching profession, most of us without formal legal training and degrees don't feel adequately prepared or comfortable responding to questions we face during the normal course of business. So the announcement that a team of three well-respected librarian-lawyers would be teaching a massive open online course (MOOC) through Coursera about copyright was greeted with a great deal of excitement from within the library community. Fortunately, the free course did not disappoint.
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Vol 15, No 5 (2014)

Vol 15, No 5 (2014) | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.
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Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses

Guest Editor: George Siemens

The dramatic increase in online education, particularly massive open online courses (MOOCs), presents researchers, academics, administrators, learners, and policy makers with a range of questions as to the effectiveness of this format of teaching and learning. In early 2013, the impact of MOOCs had been largely disseminated through press releases and university reports. The peer-reviewed research on MOOCs was minimal. The MOOC Research Initiative (MRI), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, addressed this research gap by evaluating MOOCs and how they impact teaching, learning, and education in general. This special issue reflects the research questions and methodologies deployed by MOOC researchers over the past year and represents the current front line evaluation of how open online courses are impacting education.

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EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption

EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
While his company utilizes MOOCs as an open resource, Karl Mehta says its platform doesn't require institutions to give up intellectual property and students to third parties.
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The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Why competency-based education matters.
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Competency-based education has always mattered....

 

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Sheffield Hallam University, in collaboration with Prostate Cancer UK, are proud to offer a new free course, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care.
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MIT to offer free online courses in game design, ed tech

MIT to offer free online courses in game design, ed tech | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
The place where the video game was invented more than 50 years ago now wants to teach teachers, entrepreneurs and students how to design games for the learning — and it is hoping that the end result will be a
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Why Free Online Classes Are Still the Future of Education | WIRED

Why Free Online Classes Are Still the Future of Education | WIRED | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Don't give up on MOOCs yet. That's the message from MIT computer science professor Anant Agarwal, also the founder and CEO of the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based non-profit, edX.
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Learn how to use a knowledge of how words work to write in the style that readers value and that the university and the professions require.
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Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life — The University of Sheffield — FutureLearn

Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life — The University of Sheffield — FutureLearn | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.
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Don’t dismiss MOOCs – we are just starting to understand their true value

Don’t dismiss MOOCs – we are just starting to understand their true value | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Over the past couple of years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have taken the academic world by storm. Despite much debate about whether the idea of running free online courses for everyone is both…
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The thinking behind Citizen Maths | Citizen Maths Information Hub

Open online Level 2 mathematics course for adults
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Why aren't we all learning online? Tell us what you think

Why aren't we all learning online? Tell us what you think | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Outside of a few exceptional cases, a lot of institutions have yet to make much headway in expanding and refining their online offers.
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