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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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MOOCs no longer massive, still attract millions

MOOCs no longer massive, still attract millions | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The first ever MOOC I took had 160,000 people signed up for it. The forums were buzzing with activity. New posts were being added every few minutes. If I had any question at all, it had already been asked and answered by someone else. But recently I have noticed forum activity and interactions in MOOCs have declined drastically.

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The Pedagogy of Trolls - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Pedagogy of Trolls - Hybrid Pedagogy | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The pedagogy of the trolls is an empowering pedagogy that allows students to realize that they have something meaningful to contribute.
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EURODL Journal article: Emotive vocabulary in MOOCs: Context and participant retention

EURODL Journal article: Emotive vocabulary in MOOCs: Context and participant retention | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Online discussions are as important in MOOCs as in other online courses. Online discussions that occur in MOOCs are influenced by additional factors resulting from their volatile and voluntary participation structure. This article aims to examine discussions that took place in MobiMOOC in the spring of 2011, a MOOC structured around mobile learning. This line of inquiry focused on language from the discussions that contained emotive vocabulary in the MobiMOOC discussion forums. Emotive vocabulary is words or phrases that are implicitly emotional (happy, sad, frustrated) or relate to emotional contexts (I wasn’t able to…). This emotive vocabulary, when present, was examined to determine whether it could serve as a mechanism for predicting future and continued participation in the MOOC. 

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Are MOOC Forums Echo Chambers or Bridging Spaces?

Are MOOC Forums Echo Chambers or Bridging Spaces? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Proposal for a new research study to investigate whether online MOOC forums are places where people form their own silos or come together across differences.
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Are MOOC Discussion Forums Good for Anything? How to Make them Work for You

Are MOOC Discussion Forums Good for Anything? How to Make them Work for You | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
My MOOC pet peeve: when professors require students to post on discussion forums as a part of the course grade. It creates a lot of meaningless chatter - one person writes something mildly intelligent, and a hundred others post something to the effect of “I agree.” In general, I avoid courses that come with such a requirement. But I decided to look past this bias when I registered for “Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies.” As I’ve written previously, this course was enormously relevant to my work. So rather than let my negative feelings about obligatory posting get in the way of my experience, I decided to make the course a laboratory for experimenting with how to get the maximum value out of discussion forums. Here is what I learned.
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