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Demystifying the MOOC

MOOC (Spigot Aggregator) - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:49
nytimes.com - By JEFFREY J. SELINGO 200) && (this.width >= this.height) ? 200: true); max-height: 200px; height: expression((this.height > 200) && (this.height >= this.width) ? 200: true); border: none;'/> O.K., so massive open online courses didn’t change the world. Professional development is far less inspirational. But that doesn’t mean they’re failures. posted by friends:  (2) @DrTonyWagner: MOOCs don't work for 95% of students, but may provide "just in time" learning for a few who know what they want. nytimes.com/2014/11/02/edu… 30.10.2014 11.29.58 @cnewf: just when Selingo says he's demystifying the #MOOC, he flogs the most empty version nytimes.com/2014/11/02/edu… 30.10.2014 09.14.07 posted by friends of friends:  (1) @zaidlearn: Demystifying the MOOC nytimes.com/2014/11/02/edu… 30.10.2014 10.42.23

King of Free Online Courses May Soon Add Videochats With Professors | WIRED

MOOC (Spigot Aggregator) - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:10
wired.com - Cade Metz 200) && (this.width >= this.height) ? 200: true); max-height: 200px; height: expression((this.height > 200) && (this.height >= this.width) ? 200: true); border: none;'/> LAGUNA BEACH, California — Coursera is one of the driving forces behind the MOOC, the massive open online course, a way for enormous numbers of people to experience university courses over the internet. But the company may soon delve into something not so massive. Rick Levin, the former president of Yale University who now serves […] The post King of Free Online Courses May Soon Add Videochats With Professors appeared first on WIRED. posted by friends:  (3) @veletsianos: Freemium biz plans all around. RT @KateMfD: . @podehaye: wired.com/2014/10/king-f… (#notallprofs, obviously ...) @jhrees and ht @audreywatters 30.10.2014 01.26.55 @qui_oui: Ed-tech innovation is FUCKING AMAZING: Coursera may "soon add video chats with professors" wired.com/2014/10/king-f… 29.10.2014 22.14.27 @audreywatters: Ed-tech innovation is FUCKING AMAZING: Coursera may "soon add video chats with professors" wired.com/2014/10/king-f… 29.10.2014 22.14.16 posted by friends of friends:  (0)

elearnspace › What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

MOOC (Spigot Aggregator) - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:49
elearnspace.org - gsiemens 200) && (this.width >= this.height) ? 200: true); max-height: 200px; height: expression((this.height > 200) && (this.height >= this.width) ? 200: true); border: none;'/> This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. The course is structured in a dual layer model, an approach that Matt Crosslin has nicely articulated. We have 20,000 registered students, with 32% having actually logged in and taken part in the course. 180 countries are represented, with the top being US, India, and UK, representing 25%, 11%, and 4% of students. I’ve run numerous MOOCs over the past six years. I’ve used a range of platforms, including Moodle, ...  show all text posted by friends:  (2) @bjfr: .@gsiemens reflects on his first week of running a "dual-layer" xMOOC/cMOOC elearnspace.org/blog/2014/10/2… #t509massive 28.10.2014 21.44.33 @bjfr: What I learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC: elearnspace.org/blog/2014/10/2… #dalmooc #newpost #edx 28.10.2014 21.43.55 @gsiemens: What I learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC: elearnspace.org/blog/2014/10/2… #dalmooc #newpost #edx 28.10.2014 21.33.46 posted by friends of friends:  (1) @juandoming: What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer #MOOC (DALMOOC) zite.to/1wDPVaJ 28.10.2014 22.49.26

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

MOOC (Spigot Aggregator) - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:53
This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. The course is structured in a dual layer model, an approach that Matt Crosslin has nicely articulated. We have 20,000 registered students, with 32% having actually logged in and taken part in the course. 180 countries are represented, with the [...]

​Dystopia of the Day: Villainous MOOCs and ‘Children Held Hostage’ by Education

MOOC (Spigot Aggregator) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:49
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH KIDS MOOCS TODAY: Imagine a world of “children held hostage,” where “public schools exist primarily to funnel tax dollars into teacher pension funds,” creating an apathetic mob “saddled with indefeasible student loan debt…” Striking a balance somewhere between disgruntled and

Launch of the EMMA MOOC platform

MOOC (Spigot Aggregator) - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:04
Monday 20th October sees the launch of the EMM MOOC platform (see http://project.europeanmoocs.eu/first-european-multilingual-moocs-go-live-sign-up-now/). The EU-funded EMMA project aims to: showcase excellence in innovative teaching methodologies and learning approaches through the large-scale piloting of MOOCs on different subjects. EMMA will provide a system for the delivery of free, open, online courses in multiple languages from different European universities [...]

Innovation in open online courses

MOOC (Spigot Aggregator) - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:03
In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC https://www.edx.org/course/utarlingtonx/utarlingtonx-link5-10x-data-analytics-2186) will start. We (Carolyn Rose, Dragan Gasevic, Ryan Baker, and I) have spent the last several months thinking through the course structure and format. This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations [...]
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