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MOOC Watch: Coursera to present Macquarie University's Big History - The Australian Financial Review
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The Australian Financial Review MOOC Watch: Coursera to present Macquarie University's Big History The Australian Financial Review Macquarie University will launch a massive open online course (MOOC) on Big History in the second half of this year. The course, in six modules each taking 2-4 hours, will take learners through the "history of everything" starting with the creation of ... [Link] Sun, 24 May 2015 01:54:44 GMT

Why companies are moving to microlearning platforms for training - L.A. Biz
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L.A. Biz Why companies are moving to microlearning platforms for training L.A. Biz Coursera.com, founded by two Stanford University graduates in 2011, is one of the more traditional massive online open course (MOOC) models. Coursera continues to gobble up investor funds as it strives to collaborate with high-level educational ... [Link] Fri, 22 May 2015 16:21:40 GMT

Try out new conference formats #emoocs2015
, @Ignatia Webs
With the #eMOOCs2015 conference coming to a finish, it is time for me as the experience track chair to look back and think about what happened, how, and the feeling it gave me and possibly others as well. Trying out other formats during the conference The experience track of a MOOC conference has one big advantage: you can say YES to any proposal that is offered, or suggest them, or think of them and try them out on the spot. All of that happened. We - all participants within and beyond the conference - came up with formats to test: a flipped conference mode in pecha kucha style, ... [Link] Thu, 21 May 2015 11:11:00 +0000

Networking #eMOOCs2015 a graph analysis & personal account
, @Ignatia Webs
Conferences are really good meeting places, and they always mold my knowledge thanks to all the old/new people I meet and talk to. I often wonder whether they have more impact on my knowledge then the papers I read, simply because of the connection, the mutual dialogue that takes place. I am already looking forward to joining eMOOCs2016 in the beautiful Graz, Austria that will be lead by the wonderful Martin Ebner and Michael Kopp, and their colleagues. Mark your calendar, by the end of June 2015 the call for papers will already be out, so keep your keyboard/pen/mind alert. Marc Smith made ... [Link] Thu, 21 May 2015 11:02:00 +0000

New conference formats in Experience track of #emoocs2015 share
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With the #eMOOCs2015 conference coming to a finish, it is time for me as the experience track chair to look back and think about what happened, how, and the feeling it gave me and possibly others as well. Trying out other formats during the conference The experience track of a MOOC conference has one big advantage: you can say YES to any proposal that is offered, or suggest them, or think of them and try them out on the spot. All of that happened. We - all participants within and beyond the conference - came up with formats to test: a flipped conference mode in pecha kucha style, ... [Link] Thu, 21 May 2015 10:29:00 +0000

Webcasting Open Courses: A Brief (Berkeley) History
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A couple of weeks ago, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that the University of California Berkeley will no longer post video recordings of its lectures to YouTube and iTunesU. The decision was framed in terms of “budget challenges” with a note that, as a partner with edX, Berkeley instead intends to pursue “open education” via MOOCs. (They’re “more effective,” the article argues.) The university will continue to record its classes as it currently does, but starting in the fall, that content will only be ... [Link] Wed, 20 May 2015 18:35:00 +0000

Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security MOOC - Lawfare (blog)
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Lawfare (blog) Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security MOOC Lawfare (blog) The University of Adelaide has a free new MOOC called Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security that is taught by Melissa de Zwart, Dale Stephens, and Rebecca LaForgia. The web page and registration can be found here. And here is a teaser introduction to the ... [Link] Thu, 21 May 2015 10:04:56 GMT

Social learning expert panel #emoocs2015 #social
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An expert panel (Whitney Kilgore, Sian Bayne, Mike Sharples, Pierre Dubuc) sharing knowledge with all of us. What do you feel is social learning?Some pedagogies do not scale, eg sport teaching. Social learning: what becomes better when more people take part: more diverse views, more perspectives => conversations. The rich conversations in FutureLearn are essential to learning in the platform as all of human reflection (individual or collaborative) revolves around conversation. Social learning moves beyond learners and teachers, it is about participating in a course in such a way ... [Link] Wed, 20 May 2015 07:43:00 +0000

STEM Education And MOOC - WFAE
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WFAE STEM Education And MOOC WFAE How is it possible that someone who flunked elementary, middle and high school math and science has become one of the most popular teachers in the world and a professor of engineering? We're going to find out how Barbara Oakley did it. She now has ... [Link] Wed, 20 May 2015 14:36:21 GMT

Sian Bayne keynote on teacherbot #emoocs2015
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Great keynote by Siän Bayne who is professor of digital education at the University of Edinburgh, UK, on teacherbot, a twitterbot used within an educational mooc. Really interesting from the automation point and social effect on the debate.Sian provides multiple references, so where possible I mention the author and year of the reference in this liveblog. 1 Debates in teacher automationArtificial intelligenc in educationAdaptive learningTeacher automation Suppes, 1966 => automated teacher visionair Electric tutors: education is about to undergo a revolution unequalied ... [Link] Tue, 19 May 2015 13:05:00 +0000

The MOOC heads back to high school in Delaware - Newsworks.org
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Newsworks.org The MOOC heads back to high school in Delaware Newsworks.org MOOC is short-hand for Massive Open Online Course, and Boaman is on the front lines of one of the nation's first MOOCs for high school students. Since last fall she has been an on-site “coachs” for an AP Computer Science MOOC created by the education ... [Link] Tue, 19 May 2015 09:14:57 GMT

UK-based FutureLearn launches biggest MOOC yet - Education Dive
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Education Dive UK-based FutureLearn launches biggest MOOC yet Education Dive UK company FutureLearn's latest offering has drawn the largest massive open online course enrollment to date with 382,000 students worldwide. Times Higher Education reports the course is meant to prepare people for the IELTS English proficiency test ... Learning Online: Digital Course Provider Claims Biggest Student UptakeMisco (blog) all 2 news articles » [Link] Mon, 18 May 2015 15:35:30 GMT

Why Is The University Still Here? - TechCrunch
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TechCrunch Why Is The University Still Here? TechCrunch If we use Google Trends to search for the names of the two most well-known MOOCs, Coursera and Udacity, we see that both of them seem to have stalled in terms of search traffic, a sign of weak new user growth (one way VCs can get a feel for a startup's ... and more » [Link] Sun, 17 May 2015 17:13:39 GMT

Liveblog #emoocs2015 Amdocs a corporate training MOOC
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This session is presented by Nomi Malca, and it provides a good idea of the international impact and challenges of MOOCs for employees in a worldwide company. These moocs are seen as personal development, not mandatory training. Employees need to work in their own time (or at least that is normally the only option considering the workload), and they get a certificate of accomplishment. One of the challenges was: Current organisational culture versus the desired learning culture: the So it demands a new culture to implement this new training for all the employees. For this MOOC it was ... [Link] Mon, 18 May 2015 16:16:00 +0000

liveblog #eMOOCs2015 collaborative MOOCs a challenging experience
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This session is given by Sandra Soarez-Frazao and Yves Zech from RESCIF. Very interesting as I can see parallels between other North-South course challenges. The MOOC they talk about is about ‘Rivers and Men’, in the international (French speaking countries) RESCIF, a North South cooperation. This network has as an objective to focus on: Water Energy Nutrition Teaching support in this North-South context: lectures are organised in both institutions and teach each other’s. MOOCs can offer a different way of sharing teaching experience. With the global climate change water is ... [Link] Mon, 18 May 2015 15:49:00 +0000

keynote #emoocs2015 @davecormier on rhizomatic learning
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Great keynote by Dave Cormier, here are the live blog words: Live blogpost Potentially Massive, radically open, conceptually onlne, still a course Dave narrates his local space, Prins Edward Island, enabling people to connect with the world thourhg online learning Trying to figure out what exactly you can do with it, with internet. He is a teacher by nature. He recounts the moment where he thought (as a teacher): what am I doing, what am I missing, what is out there and what is not. Coming together with the community of EdTechTalk, a lot of problems arose, so it was hard to build a ... [Link] Mon, 18 May 2015 12:23:00 +0000

Ed-Tech and the Californian Ideology
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When I spoke at Davidson College earlier this month, several of the questions from the audience involved my framing of a “Silicon Valley narrative” involving education, technology, and innovation. They said that this narrative was unfamiliar to them – that the arguments that they heard, particularly from colleagues, about education, technology, and innovation were quite different. That is, education technology is supportive, not exploitative. Education technology opens, not forecloses, opportunities. Education technology is driven by a rethinking of teaching ... [Link] Sun, 17 May 2015 18:35:00 +0000

Curtin University joins MOOC provider edX - The Australian Financial Review
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The Australian Financial Review Curtin University joins MOOC provider edX The Australian Financial Review Curtin University will join edX to become the first non-Group of Eight university to partner with a one of the large massive open online course providers. The university said on Thursday that its first edX massive open online course (MOOC) would be The ... Arizona State University Starts an Ambitious Experiment in Online EducationSpace Ref (press release) all 3 news articles » [Link] Sun, 17 May 2015 02:22:51 GMT

We’re Only #HumanMOOC
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Almost two months ago I was invited to talk about “triggering events to promote cognitive presence” for the Human MOOC. I spent the time talking about the Summer of Oblivion, a ds106 course I taught  during the Summer 2011 at UMW that went … Continue reading → [Link] Sun, 17 May 2015 04:25:37 +0000

'Biggest-ever Mooc' starts on FutureLearn - Times Higher Education
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Times Higher Education 'Biggest-ever Mooc' starts on FutureLearn Times Higher Education Referring to criticism that the UK had been slow to launch a Mooc platform, with US organisations such as Coursera establishing and growing quickly, he said the company's focus on course quality was key. “We may have been late to the party, but there's ... [Link] Fri, 15 May 2015 15:18:29 GMT

Greenbelt cybersecurity MOOC partners with Women in Technology - Technical.ly DC
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Technical.ly DC Greenbelt cybersecurity MOOC partners with Women in Technology Technical.ly DC IT is partnering with D.C. nonprofit Women in Technology to provide training courses to women seeking to enter the cybersecurity field. The Greenbelt-based MOOC platform will offer training programs to WIT members. It will also contribute to expanding ... [Link] Fri, 15 May 2015 14:46:49 GMT

Carleton University MOOC breaks down education barriers - MetroNews Canada
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MetroNews Canada Carleton University MOOC breaks down education barriers MetroNews Canada Carleton University is moo-ving into the future with $75,000 in new government funding for a Massive Open Online Course, commonly referred to as a MOOC. MOOCs are free to enrol in and take place entirely online–some see them as the future of university ... [Link] Thu, 14 May 2015 21:45:45 GMT

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World
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Nick Meyer, TechnologyWater, May 15, 2015 This article is really useful in helping me understand the scepticism people have about the sort of view of learning I espouse. When I looked at the headline my reaction was that there is no way small-scale individual food production could be sustainable, let along feed the world. That's what prompted me to follow the links to the source, rather than dismissing the idea as hooey (yes, even I dismiss some ideas as hooey!). And I think at the core of the UN report (341 page PDF) there is an analogue with distributed online personal ... [Link] Thu, 14 May 2015 08:: -0400

Coursera CEO: MOOCs Enrich Traditional Education, Allow Universities to ... - iSchoolGuide
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iSchoolGuide Coursera CEO: MOOCs Enrich Traditional Education, Allow Universities to ... iSchoolGuide Coursera's CEO Rick Levin said Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, were not intended to push traditional education out of business. Instead, Levin said such programs would help schools expand their curriculum to more students and will help ... and more » [Link] Thu, 14 May 2015 13:22:22 GMT

Coursera teams with University of Illinois to offer low-cost MBA online - The Australian Financial Review
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The Australian Financial Review Coursera teams with University of Illinois to offer low-cost MBA online The Australian Financial Review Massive open online course (MOOC) provider Coursera has teamed with the University of Illinois to offer course work for an entire MBA at no cost. Students who want to turn it into an accredited MBA degree need to enroll in companion courses which ... Coursera CEO: Colleges will survive the online education revolutionFortune all 3 news articles » [Link] Fri, 08 May 2015 03:41:25 GMT

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