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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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HarvardX Offers New MOOC on the Ebola Crisis Featuring Elsevier Journal Content

NEW YORK, January 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HarvardX Offers New MOOC on the Ebola Crisis Featuring Elsevier Journal Content.
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We Used Data to Improve our HarvardX Courses: New Versions Start Oct 15 | HarvardX

We Used Data to Improve our HarvardX Courses: New Versions Start Oct 15 | HarvardX | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Reviewing a MOOC: HarvardX - PH525x Data Analysis for Genomics

Reviewing a MOOC: HarvardX - PH525x Data Analysis for Genomics | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The following is a brief review and evaluation of the HarvardX: PH525x Data Analysis for Genomics MOOC course distributed via the EdX network: https://www.edx.org/ The course ran between April 7 and June 13 2014

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Harvard: Online learning program must diversify long-term funding sources - Boston Business Journal

Harvard: Online learning program must diversify long-term funding sources - Boston Business Journal | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
HarvardX is succeeding by many measures but needs to find new sources of long-term funding, a top university official says.
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Remodeling MOOCs in 2014

Remodeling MOOCs in 2014 | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Since the first wave of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) around 2012, hypotheses about their impact have abounded, and have changed over time. So too have emotions about the courses evolved (from excitement to disenchantment or even suspicion) to where we may be now: a calmer state where the both the hype and counter-hype have worn off.

 

Now, organisations are using the essence of MOOCs – an online, adaptable, customisable, and accessible platform – to achieve diverse educational outcomes and business models.

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MOOCs often get bad press due to low completion rates but I think it is important to note although a high number of students don't complete the course and earn a certificate, they are still getting something from enrolling and participating at whatever level they choose.  This quote from the article sums it up nicely:

“Our data show that many who register for HarvardX courses are engaging substantially in courses without earning a certificate. In these courses, “dropping out” is not a breach of expectations but the natural result of an open, free, and asynchronous registration process, where students get just as much as they wish out of a course and registering for a course does not imply a commitment to completing it.

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