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MOOCs and online Education:les évolutions technologiques au service de l'Education
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How To Find The Best Open Course Materials?

How To Find The Best Open Course Materials? | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

If you're looking for the fastest way to find the best open course materials, you're in luck. This is a handy resource designed to save you time...

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State of the Higher Education LMS Market. Infographic

State of the Higher Education LMS Market. Infographic | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

The transformation of the higher education LMS market continues, and I expect more changes over the next 2 – 3 years. However, it seems time to capture the state of the market based on changes over the past year or two...

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What if two professors at a university launched their own university?

... The MOOC movement is emerging as a disruptive force in higher education, as The Post reported last week. Universities everywhere are pondering how to react and whether the rush to open courses up to the world, free of charge, will threaten the institutions in the long run. But many professors aren’t waiting. Some are posting courses — free and for charge — in an online portal called Udemy...

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Notes on technology behind cMOOCs: Show me your aggregation architecture and I’ll show you mine

Notes on technology behind cMOOCs: Show me your aggregation architecture and I’ll show you mine | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

A survey of technology used in some MOOCs, identifying trends and possible future directions. The conclusion more shared guidance on aggregation architectures might be needed...

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Less technology, more content is the mantra ... context is what will matter most on social media

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MOOCs: a massive opportunity for higher education, or digital hype?

MOOCs: a massive opportunity for higher education, or digital hype? | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

As top-ranked universities join the MOOC revolution, backed by big-name investors, Mike Boxall asks what we can learn from the first dot.com history and who the eventual winners will be...

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What Makes Great eLearning? : Mind Map

What Makes Great eLearning? : Mind Map | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

Mind Map shares on mindomo.com.

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How Technology Has Impacted Education?

How Technology Has Impacted Education? | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

Technology has made tremendous inroads into education over the past couple of years. It's been ramping up to a fever pitch and you can't swing a mouse without hitting a classroom...

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The Myths of Online Learning

The Myths of Online Learning | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

More than one-third – six million – of all students in higher education took at least one online course in the fall of 2011. Yet despite its growing popularity, online learning continues to be seen in a negative light by politicians, regulators, and some members of the academic community, especially faculty.

There are six commonly heard myths that are often used to denigrate this form of instruction...

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Canal Académie

Canal Académie | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

Canal Académie donne une large place aux communications des Académiciens, aux livres écrits, primés ou recommandés par eux, à leurs œuvres personnelles et à leurs points de vue. Canal Académie diffuse les analyses et les débats des Académies regroupées au sein de l’Institut de France...

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EDUlib, le nouveau bébé d’HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal se lance dans l’aventure des cours gratuits en ligne, avec EDUlib, son nouveau campus virtuel. Dès le 12 novembre prochain, la plateforme offrira des cours universitaires en ligne, donnés par des professeurs de l’institution, une première au Québec...

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5 Ways That edX Could Change Education

5 Ways That edX Could Change Education | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

But in the process, the world will become part of an expensive and ambitious experiment testing some of the most interesting—and difficult—questions in digital education.

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Online Learning: Udacity and Coursera Comparison

Online Learning: Udacity and Coursera Comparison | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

Because of the diminishing return on investment and rising costs of going to college, new online learning platforms have emerged recently, enabling people all over the world to take college-level classes in a wide range of subjects. These online classes differ from traditional online classes in many ways:...

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MOOC mécanique, MOOC connectiviste

... Il me semble qu’il y a dans cette opposition entre cMOOC et xMOOC quelque chose qui ne tient pas, du moins de mon point de vue d’apprenante. Oui, j’ai besoin d’un cadre quand il s’agit de m’approprier du contenu et des pratiques. Oui, j’ai aussi besoin d’un espace de créativité, de tâtonnement et d’expérimentation pour réfléchir à ma manière d’apprendre. Simultanément.

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A true(er) history of MOOCs

A true(er) history of MOOCs | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

///the word "MOOC" has popped into conversations. I've tried not to write anything much about Massive Open Online Courses, as the emergence of the meme and its adoption by large universities and businesses has irritated me just as much as I'm sure it has irritated others...

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Are the LMS and MOOC Markets Colliding?

...With the recent news of the Coursera / Antioch partnership as well as Instructure’s release of the Canvas Network, I believe we are starting to see the LMS market overlap with the MOOC market, although I do not see them completely merging...

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Udacity makes its video lessons available for download to help reach more students

Udacity makes its video lessons available for download to help reach more students | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

...The startup said last month it is serving more than 750,000 students worldwide but it believes that its existing access points, which include free videos on YouTube, don’t cover all of the people that it is trying to reach, as it aims to improve access to learning across the planet...

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The ethics of MOOC research

... The MOOCs’ research agenda seems entirely wholesome. But it does raise some tricky ethical issues, as a correspondent from academia pointed out to me after my article appeared. “At most institutions,” he wrote, the kind of behavioral research the MOOCs are doing “would qualify as research on human subjects, and it would have to be approved and monitored by an institutional review board, yet I have heard nothing about that being the case with this new adventure in technology.”...

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MOOCs, Distance Education, and Copyright: Two Wrong Questions to Ask

The rapid rise of MOOCs has rejuvenated conversations about copyright and the development of distance education programs. Copyright long has been a challenge for distance learning, and the vast scale of MOOCs escalates the importance of addressing the law in a most thoughtful and creative manner. ...

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E-learning to shape future of education in India

E-learning to shape future of education in India | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

Firms providing technology solutions for classrooms say at least some challenges can be met through technology. (...) And in India, said the executives, at least some significant education challenges can be met through technology...

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How Coursera Is Training a New Generation of Computer Scientists

How Coursera Is Training a New Generation of Computer Scientists | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

Online education startups are training a new generation of coders to solve their own problems...

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Success in a MOOC

A description of the five steps that will help you succeed in a MOOC. Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier Video by Neal Gillis Researchers: ...

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Venture Capital and the Future of Open Education: FWK and MOOCs

Venture Capital and the Future of Open Education: FWK and MOOCs | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

... Much like Flat World Knowledge, two of these new MOOC startups have raised substantial venture capital: some $22 million for Coursera and $15 million for Udacity. The funding’s still fresh, and so it’s too early to tell not only what these companies’ business models will be or if their VCs will have to step in at some point down the road and insist that, in order to increase revenue, that “free and open” become “commercialized and closed.”...

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All about MOOCs

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Whether you see them as a catalyst for change or mostly as hype, MOOCs are fundamentally different from other forays into open online learning. A poetry appreciation class for 30,000 – what’s that like? Hear the author talk about her experiences as a MOOC student ...

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Connected to learning

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Fueled by changing demographics, online education is quickly becoming what some experts describe as “disruptive innovation.”  That is, it “will change the way we think about higher education,” said Dr. Philip DiSalvio, dean of University College at the University of Massachusetts Boston, an expert on online education trends.

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30 Recommended Apps For Online Students

30 Recommended Apps For Online Students | Easy MOOC | Scoop.it

It just plain makes sense that students who dig incorporating technology into their academic pursuits would likely make mobile computing via tablets and smartphones an integral life component. Taking advantage of everything these applications have to offer streamlines the largely autonomous process behind enrolling in an online course...

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