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Is MOOC an Opportunistic Education?

Is MOOC an Opportunistic Education? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Is MOOC becoming an opportunistic education?  Is the learning experience opening windows of opportunities for conversation, sharing and discourse for global educators, researchers, and learners in ...

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Managing Learning Technology: How To Build MOOC's that Fail

Managing Learning Technology: How To Build MOOC's that Fail | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

A good post from Edward O'Neill. I do love this quote at the end of the post:

 

"Or do what everyone else is doing: record a few lectures, throw up a discussion board, and break your arm patting yourself on the back."

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There are some pearls of wisdom within this blog post reflecting on 'what can' and 'what should' be done with online learning. There is the old saying, "before you teach online, you should have learnt online."

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The MOOC Honeymoon is Over: Three Takeaways from the Coursera Calamity

The MOOC Honeymoon is Over: Three Takeaways from the Coursera Calamity | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

"Sound instructional design is the key to supporting self-directed learning experiences. Online courses that adhere to a sound instructional design plan, allow students to navigate the course as self-directed learners: access content from a variety of sources, connect with like-minded individuals, and create a learning experience and environment that fits with their objectives. The technology should be not be the focus, but should facilitate the learning. I often have stated that when one has created a sound instructional design plan, the technology becomes invisible.

Creating a solid instructional design strategy for an online course requires considerable work and planning upfront. Stephen Downes posted a presentation on his site called Facilitating a Massive Open Online Course(2012). His Slideshare gives an overview of the planning required to facilitate a MOOC, and highlights the unique strategy required when offering a course online—it does not mimic the traditional classroom experience..."

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Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course | Inside Higher Ed

Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course | Inside Higher Ed | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Technology and design problems are largely to blame for the course's problems. And many students are angry that a course about online education -- let alone one offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology -- wouldn't have figured out the tech issues in advance, or been able to respond quickly once they became evident. Many of the problems related to the course's use of Google Docs to sign up for group discussions.

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Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit

Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
In an unusual arrangement with a commercial company, the universities hope that those who pass the free courses will pay tuition to complete a degree program.
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How NOT to Design a MOOC: The Disaster at Coursera and How to Fix it

How NOT to Design a MOOC: The Disaster at Coursera and How to Fix it | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
I don’t usually like to title a post with negative connotations, but there is no way to put a positive spin on my experience with the MOOC I’m enrolled in through Coursera, Fundamentals of Online E...

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Dean Shareski: Connected Learning, MOOCs, and #etmooc « Building Creative Bridges

Dean Shareski: Connected Learning, MOOCs, and #etmooc « Building Creative Bridges | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
And if we follow any of the numerous links posted in that chat, we connect our learning to other online learning opportunities ranging from TED (Technology, Education, Design) talks to articles by other educators, e.g., Dean Shareski’s piece...

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The emerging MOOC data/analytics ecosystem | Simon BuckinghamShum

The emerging MOOC data/analytics ecosystem | Simon BuckinghamShum | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

"We are about to see the emergence of a MOOC data/analytics ecosystem. Part of the value proposition to partners who sign up to deliver courses on a given MOOC platform is the access to high quality data on what happens with those courses.

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This piece is not about interoperability standards and protocols, but about how trusted partnerships may emerge to assist ethical data sharing within and between MOOCs, in order to turbocharge educational innovation — one of the primary reasons that institutions are dipping their toes in the MOOC space."


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, February 1, 2013 5:33 AM

Fascinating thought experiment about sharing learner data between Courses, by different schools across different MOOC platforms. In the spirit of Learning Analytics, it could improve teaching and learning through various kinds of partnerships. Simon explains this quite well.  

 

Whom I miss from the equation is the learner. In the triple of MOOC provider, content providing school Partner and Course (see picture), I miss the L of learner (some would argue, also the T of teacher, but I assume giving teachers their due is the responsibility of the Partner institution). The L of learners matters, lest schools end up to be data providers for the MOOC platforms, who no doubt will do what Facebook, Twitter and Google do with those data: sell them for a profit (after all, the course is free, so that is the deal you knowingly make as a learner). The picture is less bleak if schools (Partners) host their own MOOC platforms rather than use the commercial ones. But even then explicit attention right from the beginning for the learner's privacy is needed, not because the law tells us so, but because we need to take learners seriously. See also my blog posts on Online Learner Identities where I discuss the problem and some possible solutions. Find the last one here: http://tiny.cc/c15nrw ; (@pbsloep)

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MOOCs can set an online example in educating women

MOOCs can set an online example in educating women | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
There's a large implication to MOOCs that U.S. universities so far have missed: the ability to export gender equality and powerful female role models to the rest of the world.

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“Irrational Exuberance”: The Case of the MOOCs

“Irrational Exuberance”: The Case of the MOOCs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said in 1996 that the high-flying stock market was an instance of “irrational exuberance.” Nearly two decades later, were he so inclined  t...

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What are missing in MOOC research?

What are missing in MOOC research? | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
MOOC is here to stay! Reference to Peter Sloep's comments on this post on Google Plus and Scoop.it Good reflection on MOOCs.  How about research into MOOCs? There are missing elements - learners' n...
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MOOC List

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A complete list of Massive Open Online Courses (free online courses) offered by the best universities and entities.
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Beyond the MOOC Hype: Getting Serious about Online Learning - by Michael Feldstein

Beyond the MOOC Hype: Getting Serious about Online Learning - by Michael Feldstein | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

We’re going to try to position MOOCs in the larger landscape of online learning and talk a little bit about how campuses can think about the various options in the context of their institutions’ respective missions and strategic goals.

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The Accidental CIO: Why MOOCs are like Farmville

The Accidental CIO: Why MOOCs are like Farmville | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Within the context of many-to-many relationships, the potential of MOOCs and their potential for lasting impact on higher education becomes something altogether different than what many now expect. My predictions:

 

- De-emphasis of the traditional classroom lecture.

 

- Teachers will no longer be the authoritative center of the learning process.

 

- Our notion of rigor and achievement will no longer depend on the credit hour.


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The End Is Not Nigh for Colleges - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The End Is Not Nigh for Colleges - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Doomsayers are predicting that MOOCs, for-profit colleges, or other forces will soon put many colleges out of business. Here's why they're wrong.
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Paper: Merging MOOC and mLearning for Increased Learner Interactions (1941-8647)(1941-8655): Inge de Waard, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Rebecca J. Hogue, Sean C. Abajian, Nilgün Özdamar Keskin,...

Paper: Merging MOOC and mLearning for Increased Learner Interactions (1941-8647)(1941-8655): Inge de Waard, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Rebecca J. Hogue, Sean C. Abajian, Nilgün Özdamar Keskin,... | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Abstract:

 "In this paper, the authors suggest the merger of the Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) format and mobile learning (mLearning) based on mutual affordances of both contemporary learning/teaching formats to investigate learner interactions and dialogues in an open online course. The paper presents a case study of how MobiMOOC, a course created using the MOOC format, demonstrates the synergistic characteristics between the MOOC format and mLearning, making a combination of both fields ideal for contemporary, digital, collaborative learning, and knowledge construction based on learner interactions and dialogue. MobiMOOC was a six-week online course focusing on mLearning that ran in April and May 2011. An end-of-course survey provides insight that supports the synergies between MOOCs and mLearning: collaboration, informal and lifelong learning, and dialogue."

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EVENT: MOOCs and Librarians

EVENT: MOOCs and Librarians | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group is presenting a panel on MOOCs (massively open online courses) and the impact of the MOOC on higher education and libraries. Feel free to share this invitation with interested individuals and groups.

EVENT: MOOCs and Librarians (a panel presentation)

When: Sunday, Feb. 17th from 12 noon to 1 pm SLT (Pacific Time USA)
Where: ACRL meeting space on Info Island
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/21/85/24
Panelists
Valerie Hill, PhD - (Valibrarian Gregg in SL) LISD Library Media Specialist, Adjunct Instructor, TWU School of Library and Information Studies

Ilene- Frank, MLS (Ilene Pratt in SL) Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College

Michelle Keba, MS in Information Science- (librarianatadistance in SL) Distance and Instructional Services Librarian, Nova Southeastern University


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40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC

40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Once, students had to pay a pretty penny to get access to Ivy League courses and top-tier educational resources.
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The dog ate my MOOC - Week 1 wrap of Fundamentals of Online Learning

The dog ate my MOOC - Week 1 wrap of Fundamentals of Online Learning | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
I had set aside some time this morning to do my coursework for the first week of Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application with Georgia Tech. There's two new SMAANZers on board: Ro...
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A student's view from inside the MOOC that has been suspended.

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Alec Couros: MOOCed into Learning via #etmooc « Building Creative Bridges

Alec Couros: MOOCed into Learning via #etmooc « Building Creative Bridges | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
But the increasingly frequent references I’ve been seeing to ETMOOC —the Education Technology and Media course organized by University of Regina professor of educational and media Alec Couros and several “co-conspirators” —made me curious enough to...

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Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education

Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Massively open online classes (MOOCs) are the single most important technological development of the millennium so far.
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The Harvard Business Review offers some interesting perspectives on MOOCs from outside of the education camps. People commenting include: Peter Thiel, Bill Gates, Larry Summers, and Jimmy Wales.

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Davos: 12-Year-Old Pakistani Prodigy Girl Talks About Her Online Learning | WiredAcademic

Davos: 12-Year-Old Pakistani Prodigy Girl Talks About Her Online Learning | WiredAcademic | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Khadijah Niazi of Lahore, Pakistan, is an inspirational example of how online education is revolutionizing learning. She was only 10 years old when she first took the Artificial Intelligence online course on Udacity.
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MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond? | Dangerously Irrelevant

MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond? | Dangerously Irrelevant | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Here is a short essay on MOOCs that Drs. Steve Vardeman and Max Morris, Statistics faculty at Iowa State University, gave me permission to (MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond?

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The MOOC Paradox - Expecting External Motivation to Produce Internal Motivation

The MOOC Paradox - Expecting External Motivation to Produce Internal Motivation | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Reading John Gatto's pioneering work Dumbing Us Down, and took to musing on one of the paragraphs, this one from Dan Greenberg, founder of Sudbury Valley School, who wanted to look at what students...
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The battle between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation continues!

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ds106: Not a Course, Not Like Any MOOC (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

ds106: Not a Course, Not Like Any MOOC (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Alan Levine, an independent consultant (CogDog.it), currently teaches the open digital storytelling course ds106.

 

In its present incarnation at UMW, ds106 stands apart from the current crop of MOOCs in several ways:

 

There are no video lectures. Assignments are published weekly, including a mix of readings, videos, and creative work.

There is no concept of dropping out.

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