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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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A visionary to save the Open University – or the man who will run it into the ground?

A visionary to save the Open University – or the man who will run it into the ground? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The OU’s vice-chancellor, Peter Horrocks, says it must adapt to a world where Facebook or LinkedIn could start doing degree courses on a global scale

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Are MOOCs Forever?

Are MOOCs Forever? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Coursera’s Daphne Koller discusses plans for the future of a format that some thought would never last this long.
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Exploring the making of a MOOC

Exploring the making of a MOOC | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOCs are a sort of celebrity in online education, which contributes to our love-hate relationship with them. Despite the ongoing debate about MOOCs (or maybe because of it) this is an interesting time to an educational developer in this space.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 2, 2016 3:37 AM
Many ways to produce a MOOC ... But always try to reflect on the process is a nice habit
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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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Rigas Diena #13: My online course in Kuuka

Rigas Diena #13: My online course in Kuuka | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
As I wrote previously, Riga is one of the most perfect cities to peregrinate inbetween coffee shops. The week that just passed I decided to occupy Kuuka, a quiet but original cafeteria in Vecriga (the Old Town), to start my first MOOC. For those who don´t know, 'MOOC' is the acronym for Massive Open Online Courses.…
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Welcoming 3 million people to FutureLearn

Welcoming 3 million people to FutureLearn | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
FutureLearn's Head of Product, Matt Walton, reflects on another landmark number, and provides some insights into who our learners are and what lies ahead.
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Critics see mismatch between Coursera's mission, business model

Critics see mismatch between Coursera's mission, business model | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.
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It’s the Learning, Stupid

It’s the Learning, Stupid | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

This article is excerpted from America Needs Talent, authored by Jamie Merisotis and published in 2015.

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Confessions of a MOOC professor: three things I learned and two things I worry about

Confessions of a MOOC professor: three things I learned and two things I worry about | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
A scholar who has taught 250,000 students worldwide through the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) reflects on the changes that these courses are bringing. Should all those in higher ed be worried?
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Most Popular Business MOOCs Of All Time

Most Popular Business MOOCs Of All Time | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Two years ago, academics painted a gloomy future where empty campuses would outnumber shuttered Blockbuster stores. Back then, MOOCs had raced into the mainstream. From Sydney to Seville, students could log in and take the same classes as Wharton MBAs – for free, no less. The doomsayers prophesized a world where big schools would swallow the small ones or credentials would replace degrees. Of course, professors would teach a watered-down curriculum in front of green screens.

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2016 – the year of MOOC hard questions

2016 – the year of MOOC hard questions | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

We had 2012 as the year of the MOOC, 2014 was probably the year of the MOOC maturation, and I’m calling it for 2016, the year that university Vice Chancellors and Principals start looking and saying “what are we getting for our investment again?”

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The MOOC Revolution: Education on Tap- Business News

The MOOC Revolution: Education on Tap- Business News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The ascendancy of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) over recent years promises to finally bridge the gap between the haves and the have-nots.

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Barbara Shelly: MOOCs offer a lesson in bold claims gone bust.

Barbara Shelly: MOOCs offer a lesson in bold claims gone bust. | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The problem with MOOCs was the hype, the baseless predictions that something offered for free could somehow prove sustainable, and the idea that a single phenomenon could change a hidebound institution like higher education.
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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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5 reasons why I don't like MOOC's and probably never will - Learning Visions

5 reasons why I don't like MOOC's and probably never will - Learning Visions | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

They have been around for a while now, MOOC’s, or Massive Open Online Courses. The idea is great, free education for the masses. Many universities now offer MOOC based courses on a large variety of topics and generally you only need to pay if you want a certificate. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, for me personally, MOOC’s don’t work. Let me give you five reasons why… (Oh and please remember that this is a very personal opinion, your experience may very well be very different!).

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The Pedagogy of MOOCs

The Pedagogy of MOOCs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
There is a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and change happening in today's education sector. Existing and new education providers are leveraging the Internet, ICT infrastructure, digital content, open licensing, social networking, and interaction to create new forms of education. Open Educational Resources (OER) (including open textbooks), Open Access, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)…
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Will Taking a MOOC Help You Get Into College?

Will Taking a MOOC Help You Get Into College? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOCs have increased access to higher education for thousands. Learn more about smart classes to take — and whether they can help get you into college.
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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

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MOOC vs LMS — the opportunities for workplace learning

MOOC vs LMS — the opportunities for workplace learning | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) first emerged in 2008 but became widely known when Stanford University released their first open enrolment course in 2012. Since then, MOOCs have become hugely popular and are offered by leading universities from Harvard to Oxford.


But as MOOCs take the education world by storm, one question remains — can they be used in a corporate training environment?

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There’s a lot we’re not learning when we try to learn online

There’s a lot we’re not learning when we try to learn online | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Online learning, in 2016, is no longer the cautious experiment it once was. Universities all over the world are warming up to the idea of internet-based degree programs, while free online education—popularly offered in the form of massive open online courses, or MOOCs—remains a booming area.

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[EdTech Insights] How to Choose the Right MOOC

[EdTech Insights] How to Choose the Right MOOC | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
When choosing the right MOOC to attend, the main points to consider are:
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Cheaper mass online courses cheapen students’ education

Cheaper mass online courses cheapen students’ education | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
On Friday the Board of Regents will hear a presentation about the top issues facing the Nevada System of Higher Education. Not surprisingly, funding and student success will take center stage, yet one proposed solution should raise some eyebrows. It would make teaching cheaper by replacing faculty-taught online classes with massive open online courses, also known as MOOCs. The surprising part isn’t the innovative shock value of the solution, but that MOOCs are being discussed again.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 21, 2016 5:35 AM

It all depends on how we decide to use MOOCs. They will never be the answer of all educational problem but they could definitly be part of the solution if used wisely and effectively

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015: Beyond the MOOC

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015: Beyond the MOOC | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

There were plenty of headlines this year that declared that all the hullaballoo about MOOCs, massive open online courses, was dissipating. And ah, the irony: after spending the last few years incessantly covering the supposed promise of MOOCs, the education press found itself incessantly covering “the MOOC revolution that wasn’t” as well. (Disclosure: okay, that last link was written by me.) “The Hype is Dead, but MOOCs Are Marching On,” according to Coursera investor the University of Pennsylvania.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 12, 2016 3:19 AM

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Has the MOOC experiment failed? | The Horizons Tracker

Has the MOOC experiment failed? | The Horizons Tracker | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
As MOOCs slide into the trough of disillusionment, can they be regarded as a failure?
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MOOC madness takes its toll.

MOOC madness takes its toll. | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
It seems as if it’s been a very long time since I’ve written anything about MOOCs. To be honest, I’ve been avoiding clicking on MOOC links entirely in order to avoid the urge to w…
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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 1, 2015 6:47 PM

Highlights many of the concerns and misconceptions around MOOCs - there are many drivers and most commentary does not even consider the total system of interactions that is making MOOCs appealing in many places. 

My prediction is that people not able to conceive of the scalable and accessible education system and the data streams that MOOCs can provide will be the ones who begin to struggle with the emerging global economy.

 

MOOCs are not an end... and I think that's what many people miss.

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, November 2, 2015 5:07 AM

wow, what a rant!