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MOOCs are a new educational learning paradigm. Explore how to use MOOCs effectively and keep up with the latest MOOC news! - The University of Melbourne offer a range of MOOCs, check out out courses --> https://www.coursera.org/unimelb
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What’s it take to make a MOOC? Hundreds of hours, no pay

What’s it take to make a MOOC? Hundreds of hours, no pay | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The University started offering five massive open online courses this summer.
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OPINION: Are MOOCs Really the Future of the University? (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Are MOOCs Really the Future of the University? (EdSurge News) | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
What is the cost of MOOCs for society at large? Who profits? And who loses?
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Going Gangnam style with MOOC rankings by SEAN GALLAGHER AND GEOFFREY GARRETT

Going Gangnam style with MOOC rankings by SEAN GALLAGHER AND GEOFFREY GARRETT | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
THERE is no denying the gaudy statistics surrounding Coursera's rapid ascent to be the world's leading MOOC platform little more than a year since opening its virtual doors.

 

When thinking whether to MOOC or not to MOOC, it might be time for Australian universities to consider going Gangman Style.

 

Sean Gallagher is chief operating officer at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and Geoffrey Garrett is dean of the Australian School of Business at UNSW.

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Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online?

Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America.
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How would MOOCs be designed and structured differently?

How would MOOCs be designed  and structured differently? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The case for learning designers. What should be the role of instructors in learning design in MOOCs?  How should MOOCs be designed and delivered? My early learning...

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Jimmy Wales: 'Dull lectures doomed'

Jimmy Wales: 'Dull lectures doomed' | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The boring university lecture is going to be the first major casualty of the rise in online learning in higher education, says Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
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My modern experience teaching a MOOC - University World News

My modern experience teaching a MOOC - University World News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Turns out the ‘massive’ part of these open courses is the least interesting thing about them. My students don't feel like a mass. It's the differences among them, and how they bridge those differences through social networks, that energise their MOOC experience and mine.


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Self-Directed Learning: The Core of Successful MOOC Participation - Faculty eCommons

Self-Directed Learning: The Core of Successful MOOC Participation - Faculty eCommons | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

If you facilitate MOOCs, share these tips at the beginning of the course to communicate to students their role as self-directed learners. If you’re a MOOC student, use these tips to adapt to your role as an autonomous learner:
• Determine priorities of the course.

•Locate topics and resources that interest you—avoid trying to read every resource provided.

•Communicate in manageable groups with other students.

•Find an organizational system or tool track to your notes, links, comments, and other resources.

•Enjoy! Remember, you are doing this MOOC for yourself. Don’t let it become overwhelming.

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UK MOOC 'develops community spirit'

UK MOOC 'develops community spirit' | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The massive open online course rolled out by the University of Edinburgh has had a positive response.
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How Can MOOC Platforms Be More Dynamic?: A Comparison of Major MOOC Providers - moocnewsandreviews.com

How Can MOOC Platforms Be More Dynamic?: A Comparison of Major MOOC Providers - moocnewsandreviews.com | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Overview of three leading MOOC platforms (Canvas, Coursera, and EdX) and comparison of their basic structure and features.
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Cathy Cunningham's curator insight, 25 April 2013, 13:23

Interesting real-world comparison of #mooc platforms:

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How was it? The UK’s first Mooc assessed

How was it? The UK’s first Mooc assessed | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Instructors and students discuss their experiences of the University of Edinburgh’s debut courses on Coursera

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Teaching Tips From a Master MOOC-Maker

Teaching Tips From a Master MOOC-Maker | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Teach a MOOC ... what are you, crazy? … However, what I learned was that teaching a MOOC has been the purest and most fun form of teaching and learning that I’ve ever done. Maria H. Andersen, Ph.D....
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A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach, and - more importantly - the way students learn. For want of a better term, we call this “pedagogy.”

What is clear is that major changes in the way we teach post-secondary students are being triggered by online learning and the new technologies that increase flexibility in, and access to, post-secondary education.


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The latest trends in MOOCs

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The battle for and against massive open online courses (MOOCs) rages on as we head into summer, with new arguments emerging on both sides of the MOOC divide.

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See change: University of Queensland joins the online revolution - MOOC

See change: University of Queensland joins the online revolution - MOOC | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
OVE Hoegh-Guldberg wants to change the world. To do that he needs to empower as many people as possible with an understanding of the world's tropical coastal ecosystems.

 

"It's not an online lecture. It's really education 2.0 and is changing how we approach everything." - Professor Hoegh-Guldberg University of Queensland UQ

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Embrace Moocs or face decline, warns v-c

Embrace Moocs or face decline, warns v-c | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
“It’s Mooc or die”, a university vice-chancellor has said, claiming that institutions must embrace the massive open online course movement and adapt their teaching methods or face a tough future.

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Creating the Education Death Star

Creating the Education Death Star | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The damage that Coursera, EdX, Udacity and others have done to a decade of open education progress becomes more apparent by the day. In today’s installment, the kettle at SJSU comes to a full boil, with the faculty association there joining the Philosophy department in expressing opposition, not to open education, but to the badly deformed version of it that CourdacityX has produced.


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Mooc completion rates ‘below 7%’

Mooc completion rates ‘below 7%’ | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Open online courses’ cohort much less massive at finish line

 

The average completion rate for massive open online courses is less than 7 per cent, according to data compiled by an Open University doctoral student as part of her own Mooc studies.

Katy Jordan, whose PhD research focuses on online academic social networks, took time out from her doctorate to gather information on the number of people completing a range of free web-based courses. So far, she has tracked down information on the percentage of students completing 29 Moocs.

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VideoNot.es (Chrome Browser App) - Works on Coursera

VideoNot.es (Chrome Browser App) - Works on Coursera | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"The easiest way to take notes from videos. Everything synchronized!

 

"Have you ever been struggling to take notes while watching videos? Not anymore!

 

"VideoNotes, developed by UniShared (www.unishared.com), currently supports Youtube and Coursera videos and works best for the last versions of Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari.

 

"It enables you to:

- Watch videos and take notes at the same time, on the same screen

- Keep the same shortcuts to play/pause your video while writing notes

- Automatically synchronize your notes and video. Just click on a line of your notes to jump to the related part of the video.

 

"Everything is automatically stored in your Google Drive, to access them everywhere."


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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, 6 May 2013, 11:08

Notities maken terwijl je naar een video kijkt, notities die ook worden opgeslagen al 'in'-punt/markering zodat je fragmenten ook weer snel kunt terugvinden. 

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Massive Open Online Adventure

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Teaching a MOOC is not for the faint-hearted (or the untenured).

 

When I was first approached about teaching a MOOC, my initial response was no. I wondered how anyone could possibly teach writing in a massive open online course—a question that many of my colleagues are still asking. But I decided to accept the challenge, because when so many people are hyping this new pedagogical technology, I didn't want anyone who was already an eager proponent to misrepresent what is really involved in designing and teaching a MOOC. There is no way to ignore MOOCs, so becoming part of the conversation by also becoming part of the process is the only way to find out what is, or is not, possible.


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Open online courses – an avalanche that might just get stopped

Open online courses – an avalanche that might just get stopped | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Could massive online open courses – moocs – lead to back-door privatisation in higher education? The UK should watch what is happening in California very closely, says James Vernon
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Milena Bobeva's curator insight, 30 April 2013, 09:06

The comments, as usual, add great value and help with developing a more balanced view.  

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Can Massive Open Online Courses Make Up for an Outdated K-12 Education System?

Can Massive Open Online Courses Make Up for an Outdated K-12 Education System? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Other than standard high school mathematics, the only real prerequisite for my course is knowing how to learn. That ability is, as Sir Ken and many others have observed, the one thing above all that schools should be developing in their students.
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How to Finish a MOOC

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Dr. Jonathan Rees, a history professor at Colorado State University – Pueblo American, spent his sabbatical participating in a MOOC via Coursera. He believes that working underneath a more authoritative presence is key to the MOOC's ultimate survival.

 

"More individual attention would greatly improve completion rates," he says. "Regular online courses at least have a living, breathing professor on the other end of the computer screen whose job it is to help students succeed."

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

“The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed” said William Gibson, that is certainly true of MOOCs. We have MOOC mania but ‘all MOOCs are not created equal’ and there’s lots of species of MOOC. This is good and we must learn from these experiments to move forward and not get bogged down in old traditionalist v modernist arguments. MOOCs will inform and shape what we do within and without institutions. What is important is to focus on the real needs of real learners.

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Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs

Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Stanford's Lytics Lab gathers data from massive open online courses to learn more about how we learn. The group studies student behavior to measure interaction and performance.

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Marci Segal, MS's comment, 13 April 2013, 15:56
Good to have a peek inside - thanks!
Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, 13 April 2013, 15:57

Good to have a peek inside what's going on, eh?  Ready to take the plunge?

Daniel Tan's curator insight, 5 July 2014, 02:42

The greatest contribution of  MOOCs to education will not be the  demographic  and geograhic reach it claims to provide, but the disruption it creates on the limitations and previous beliefs of the instructivist pedagogy model. Data and learning analytics will document how the student, and more specifically,  how the brain learns.  The truism that "(s)he who speaks the most learn the most" will be based on data Collected and analyzed.  For now, we content that in teaching a class, that teacher has  learned the most. :)