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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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Journal of Interactive Media in Education

Journal of Interactive Media in Education | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Article: Learning Designers in the ‘Third Space’: The Socio-Technical Construction of MOOCs and Their Relationship to Educator and Learning Designer Roles in HE
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The Results of Integrating a MOOC Into On-Campus Teaching

The Results of Integrating a MOOC Into On-Campus Teaching | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
What can MOOCs teach us about how to improve traditional on-campus courses?
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The Life Between Big Data Log Events

The Life Between Big Data Log Events | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Big data from massive open online courses (MOOCs) have enabled researchers to examine learning processes at almost infinite levels of granularity. Yet, such data sets do not track every important element in the learning process. Many strategies that MOOC learners use to overcome learning challenges are not captured in clickstream and log data. In this study, we interviewed 92 MOOC learners to better understand their worlds, investigate possible mechanisms of student attrition, and extend conversations about the use of big data in education. 

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Copyright Challenges in a MOOC Environment

Copyright Challenges in a MOOC Environment | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The intersection of copyright and the scale and delivery of MOOCs highlights the enduring tensions between academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and copyright law in higher education.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, June 22, 2016 2:29 AM
One of the most important issue to deal with during the design phase
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Futurelearn and York team up on four new MOOCS

Futurelearn and York team up on four new MOOCS | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
University of York to offer new, free pathway to attract broader range of learners into higher education
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Why are MOOCs and OERs Must for Higher Education Leaders

Why are MOOCs and OERs Must for Higher Education Leaders | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Why MOOCs, Open Educational Resources are must for higher education?
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 7, 2016 3:14 AM
"Educators will see how other teachers teach and how their teaching style varies.  With MOOCs, you can make your teaching style positive."
Jesus Sandoval's curator insight, March 7, 2016 7:39 PM
Why are MOOCs and OERs Must for Higher Education Leaders by Prasanna Bharti talks about the idea that online courses should, for the most part, be mainly for this students who continue on to further their education after High school. By doing so, these students could have certain enriching benefits. These benefits include: working with professors at well-known institutions across the globe or country, being in class while being anywhere else, and students would learn new trends and information to stay abreast. The article states that MOOC is an economic way to further an education. Finances are usually the number one cause students don't continue on to college after their high school graduation. This article spoke out to me because I believe that if there is any opportunity for someone who can’t afford the ridiculous expenses of college, they should go for it. My audience for this would have to be anyone who wants to further their education by economically attending college classes, even if they’re online. The great thing about this system is that it is offered in multiple languages. From English to French to Chinese; therefore, anyone can try it out. 

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The Victorian MOOC - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Victorian MOOC - Hybrid Pedagogy | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

It is 1873. Something unique is about to happen.


A steam-train gathers speed in the background. Carriages on cobbled streets. In a dark room children sleep. In another room, a man reads a newspaper. In the kitchen a woman sits. She takes out a notebook, envelope, stamp and a package of brown paper containing a book and and a letter. She saves the string and paper from the package in a kitchen drawer and opens the book with bright eyes and begins to read. The book is “Epochs of Modern History” by Edward E. Morris.

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: course completion is wrong measure

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: course completion is wrong measure | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

In a fascinating survey taken at the start of the University of Derby’s ‘Dementia’ MOOC, using Canvas, where 775 learners were asked whether they expected to fully engage with the course, 477 said yes but 258 stated that they did NOT INTEND TO COMPLETE. This showed that people come to MOOCs with different intentions. In fact, around 35% of both groups completed, a much higher level of completion that the vast majority of MOOCs. They bucked the trend.

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edX - Is The Traditional College Education An Endangered Species?

edX - Is The Traditional College Education An Endangered Species? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
At the recent Reimagine Education conference at Wharton, Agarwal said that edX is trying to take MOOCs to a new level and represents the future
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In Search of Quality: Using Quality Matters to Analyze the Quality of Massive, Open, Online Courses (MOOCs)

In Search of Quality: Using Quality Matters to Analyze the Quality of Massive, Open, Online Courses (MOOCs) | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The concept of the massive, open, online course (MOOC) is not new, but high-profile initiatives have moved MOOCs into the forefront of higher education news over the past few years. Members of institutions of higher education have mixed feelings about MOOCs, ranging from those who want to offer college credit for the successful completion of MOOCs to those who fear MOOCs are the end of the university as we know it. We set forth to investigate the quality of MOOCs by using the Quality Matters quality control framework. In this article, we present the results of our inquiry, with a specific focus on the implications the results have on day-to-day practice of designing online courses.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 19, 2016 2:23 AM

Quality approach comes always with quality commitment in the instructional design (cf Margaryan, 2015 and Merril, 2002) :-)

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EdTech: Why Employers From Google To Goldman Sachs Are Warming To Moocs

EdTech: Why Employers From Google To Goldman Sachs Are Warming To Moocs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

When Moocs — massive open online courses — first exploded onto the scene, their value to employers was a point of contention for business schools.

 

Yet as they evolve and capture the attention of millions of learners, Udacity, Coursera, edX and Lydna.com are betting that companies will hold them in the same esteem as campus courses. Some say we’re already there.

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How Can MOOC Providers Create an Interactive Learning Experience in the Arts?

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Udemy Thinks It's Cracked the Future of Online Education

Udemy Thinks It's Cracked the Future of Online Education | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
On Feb. 12, Udemy will announce that more than 10 million students have taken one of its courses.
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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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Guidelines for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of MOOCs

Guidelines for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of MOOCs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have emerged as an educational innovation with the potential to increase access to and improve the quality of education. Different stakeholders in education view MOOCs from different perspectives. However, there are common questions related to the quality of these courses and to the granting of equivalent credits. This document provides a set of guidelines designed to support decision making about the sorts of quality measures that are appropriate in different contexts. These MOOC Quality Guidelines can be used by governments, accreditation agencies, institutions and learners with an interest in developing, running, accrediting or participating in MOOCs, to improve quality assurance (QA) and accreditation.
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FutureLearn Steps into the World of MOOC-Based Credentials With "FutureLearn Programs"

FutureLearn Steps into the World of MOOC-Based Credentials With "FutureLearn Programs" | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
FutureLearn has launched its own MOOC credentials program, and the courses have good incentives for completion.
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What We Learned at the Coursera Partners Conference

What We Learned at the Coursera Partners Conference | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The top takeaways from Duke University staff, faculty and students who attended the 2016 Coursera Partners Conference in The Hague, Netherlands.
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MOOCs: vital tools in education of the future – or over-hyped online fad?

MOOCs: vital tools in education of the future – or over-hyped online fad? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

When Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) first emerged around a decade ago – the term ‘MOOC’ itself first started to be used in 2008 – they were trumpeted as the future of learning. They would transform education by opening up courses to people all over the world. All that was needed to join this educational revolution was a computer, in some cases just a smartphone, and an Internet connection.

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A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015

A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015 | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015
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When The MOOC Became A GROOC, We All Became Change-Makers

When The MOOC Became A GROOC, We All Became Change-Makers | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Do you remember the first time you heard about a 'MOOC'? Maybe it was through a sponsored ad on Linkedin. Or a friend's Facebook post urging you to enrol - along with her and 160 000 other participants - in Stanford's Artificial Intelligence (AI) MOOC (those are real numbers!). Or maybe it was during the "post-launch" phase, let's call it, when academics and journalists began to write about the Massive Open Online Course asking: "Are we or are we not in the midst of an educational revolution?" Over the last few years, respected periodicals like The Atlantic Monthly (top of my reading list) and The Guardian have been taking up that question with increased vigour. If memory serves me correctly, it was an ex-crush's enthusiastic social media posting in 2011 that brought the 'MOOC' to my attention.

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Designing E-Learning for Health - The University of Nottingham

Designing E-Learning for Health - The University of Nottingham | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Design effective e-learning that tells powerful, real-life stories, in health and other sectors, with this free online course.
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Course: Coaching Digital Learning - Spring 2016

Course: Coaching Digital Learning - Spring 2016 | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Coaching educators to create digital learning environments is a challenging, important, and highly collaborative role. Individuals who play this role are instrumental in cultivating a digital learning culture within their school, district and/or state. This course allows you to learn along with your colleagues from other schools and districts to enhance your digital learning content knowledge and further develop coaching strategies.

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Hitting the million mark with MOOC enrolments | University of London

Hitting the million mark with MOOC enrolments | University of London | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The University of London has reached one million enrolments on the massive open online course MOOC platform
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well done University of London on reaching one million!!

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Moodle in English: Teaching with Moodle MOOC January 2016: Feedback and actions

Moodle in English: Teaching with Moodle MOOC January 2016: Feedback and actions | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

We've just finished the latest run of our twice-yearly Learn Moodle MOOC and as usual, Helen and I are reading through the feedback provided by participants in order to improve the course for the next run, starting on 7th August 2016.

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What MOOCs Teach Us

What MOOCs Teach Us | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Online education offers one effective way to close the skills gap.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 15, 2016 4:59 AM

"only 15 percent of our current learners are college age. The other 85 percent fall largely into two categories. The first are adults looking to expand their horizons. The second—nearly half of our learners—are working adults looking to build critical job skills for a better career".

Interesting article but poor portrait :-S