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Education Technology And The Promise Of 'Free' And 'Open'
, Hack Education
This is part four of my annual review of the year in ed-techThe Rebranding of MOOCs Remember 2012, “The Year of the MOOC?” Remember in 2012 when Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun predicted that in fifty years, “there will be only 10 institutions in the world delivering higher education and Udacity has a shot at being one of them”? Remember in 2012 when edX head Anant Agarwal predicted that “a year from now, campuses will give credit for people with edX certificates”? Remember in 2012 when Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller ... [Link] Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:01:00 +0000

Coursera’S 2016: Year In Review
, Class Central's MOOC Report
A look at Coursera's evolution in 2016 The post Coursera’s 2016: Year in Review appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:37:48 +0000

#Oeb16 Results From Personalised Learning Session #Personallearning
, @Ignatia Webs
This session, which I facilitated at OEB16, had one of the ‘slow cooking’ formats. It takes time for all the elements to come together, and you work with those elements you find in the room (so thank you to all the participants) and … somehow magic happened as you can see from the results shared below. Each of the participants got this synopsis sent to them. The participants had a background in volunteering (and supporting the volunteers across the country through offering online solutions to their questions), corporate environments (ranging from actual online developers, to medical ... [Link] Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:54:00 +0000

New Online Courses And Moocs Added In November 2016
, Class Central's MOOC Report
List of 191 new online courses added to Class Central in November 2016 The post New Online Courses and MOOCs added in November 2016 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:18:46 +0000

Chinese Mooc Learners To Top 10 Million By Year End
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/Screen-Shot-2016-11-30-at-17.37.37-e1480528168539-860x375.png Beckie Smith, The PIE News, Dec 05, 2016 Only a few months after  passing the 5 million user mark a new white paper projects that XuetangX, China's largest MOOC provider, will have 10 million users by year's end. "The white paper estimates that some 1,200 MOOCs have so far been developed by around 30 universities and an ... [Link] , 04 Dec 2016 10:: -0400

Limitless Learning Plenary #Oeb16 On Owning Learning
, @Ignatia Webs
A great set of speakers, all talking on the subject of owning learning (some limitless) Alec CourosPromise of open and connected learning is the subject. Promise of personalised learning is one of the elements that have changed in the last few years. The ownership. Help with bowdril youtube is example of the strength of weak ties. Everyone has access to networks today. The longtail of learning helps to connect with people for niche learning. Post napster idea of MIT giving 2002 all their materials away via the internet. Youtube is the ultimate MOOC as so many people have learned their own ... [Link] Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:40:00 +0000

The Value And Price Of Open Online Courses
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
[Audio] If open online learning can be equivalent or even superior to face-to-face education, what does this mean for the value and the price of MOOCs for institutions, for learning communities, for learners and for the creation of new knowledge. Oanel notes are avauilable as an MS Word document here. OEB2016, Berlin, Germany (Panel) Dec 02, 2016 [Comment] [Link] Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:: -0400

Mooc Course Report: December 2016
, Class Central's MOOC Report
1100+ free online courses starting in December 2016; 63 of them are new The post MOOC Course Report: December 2016 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:21:43 +0000

Class Central’S 2016: Year In Review
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Class Central just turned five years old. Here is how we did in 2016. The post Class Central’s 2016: Year in Review appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:18:05 +0000

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review
, Hack Education
It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. Tomorrow I’ll launch the seventh edition of this massive, maniacal undertaking. This year feels different, perhaps because it’s the first time that I end the year knowing the new one will bring us a new President, one with quite different goals than the current administration’s. Things feel quite uncertain moving forward, despite all the certainty one can supposedly muster from looking back – from ... [Link] Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:01:00 +0000

Ten Most Popular Moocs Starting In December 2016
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The best new free online courses starting in December 2016 The post Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in December 2016 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:57:02 +0000

How The Jobs To Be Done Theory Applies To Online Education
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/collegestudents.jpg Tanya Roscorla, ConVerge, Nov 30, 2016 This article states, "According to the jobs-to-be-done theory, customers hire products or services to do a specific job for them, and those providers can adapt their offerings by understanding the job they've been hired to do." OK, fair enough. So what is the job students expect MOOCs to do? It depends on the student. "Students straight out of high school want the coming-of-... [Link] [Tues], 29 Nov 2016 12:: -0400

Udacity Blitz: A Freelancing Platform For Nanodegree Alumni — With A Twist
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Udacity launches a freelance platform that has a twist: companies have the option to hire the freelancer full-time, for no extra cost. The post Udacity Blitz: a Freelancing Platform For Nanodegree Alumni — With a Twist appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:47:56 +0000

Eduopen: A New Mooc Provider Funded By The Italian Government
, Class Central's MOOC Report
We chat to one of its leaders to find out about the platform's current state and future plans The post EduOpen: a new MOOC Provider Funded by the Italian Government appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:09:32 +0000

Free Arabic-Language Online Courses Thrive In Popularity
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/edraaq.jpg Rahilla Zafar, Financial Times, Nov 23, 2016 Some nice news about MOOCs working as intended. "The platform reports that it has more than 900,000 registered users with figures growing by 1,000 a day and reaches people in 22 countries in the Middle East and north Africa. The majority of students come from Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Morocco." I've seen  the platform called Raaq, Edraaq, Raak, and Rawaq. [Link] [... [Link] [Tues], 22 Nov 2016 09:: -0400

Kadenze Programs: A Modern Day Credential For Artists And Creatives
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Arts MOOC platform Kadenze launches its own credential program, enabling you to earn a credential in various creative fields. The post Kadenze Programs: A Modern Day Credential for Artists and Creatives appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:01:01 +0000

Harvard And The Rise Of A Digital Ivy League
, Class Central's MOOC Report
There’s a new elite forming in higher education: a group of universities that have online enrollments reaching into the millions. The post Harvard and the Rise of a Digital Ivy League appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:01:34 +0000

Experts Debate The Impact Of Moocs On Education
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/url2Fcmsmedia2F3e2Fb82F903829a341d1944e60230d0b217d2Fresizes2F15002F140605-stock.jpg Devon Haynie, US News & World Report, Nov 22, 2016 You'd think that with this result we could just shelve the stories about MOOCs for a decade. But what are the odds of that happening? "The lessons learned are still coming," says  Joel Hartman, an administrator at the ​... [Link] Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:: -0400

The Changing Boundaries Of The Mooc Identity
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/federica.JPG Various authors, Federica, Nov 19, 2016 This is  a MOOC created out of the presentations and discussions I and a dozen or so colleagues had at  a colloquium on the Isle of Capri at the invitation of the University of Naples Federico II. The enrollment page is here. Only the first week is available so far, featuring short intro videos from each of us, but the next few weeks will feature the longer presentations from ... [Link] Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:: -0400

Mooc Trends In 2016: Moocs No Longer Massive
, Class Central's MOOC Report
We've gained the ability to take MOOCs at any time, but lost something in the process The post MOOC Trends in 2016: MOOCs No Longer Massive appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:31:51 +0000

Thank You, Pearson: Oer, Metadata, Gateways, And Elephants
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/availability-of-moocs.png Bill Fitzgerald, FunnyMonkey, Nov 17, 2016 There's debate about Pearson's approach to OER, especially through it's  Equella service (acquired in 2009). Lisa Petrides posts on 'open source pillaging': "see how our non-commercial resources are used inappropriately here." Bill Fitzgerald responds that Pearson is doing the community a service. "Pearson is helping to expose more people to OER, and ... [Link] Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:: -0400

Oxford University: One Of World’S Oldest Universities, Jumps On Mooc Train
, Class Central's MOOC Report
For $49 you can earn a certificate from one of the oldest and most respected universities in the world. The post Oxford University: One of World’s Oldest Universities, Jumps on MOOC Train appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:57:34 +0000

Oxford University To Launch First Online 'Mooc' Course
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/_92432931_031187996.jpg Sean Coughlan, BBC News, Nov 15, 2016 This of course is happening more than eight years after the launch of the first MOOC. One wonders why it's the cause for a news story. [Link] [Comment] [Link] [Tues], 15 Nov 2016 17:: -0400

Openlearning Launches Learn.Com.Au To Offer Vocational Training Courses
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Australia's MOOC provider launches a new initiative with courses that are free to learn and cost for certification. The post OpenLearning Launches learn.com.au to Offer Vocational Training Courses appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:28:58 +0000

What European Leaders In Edtech Think Of The State Of Moocs
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/Yishay.jpg Yoni Dayan, Class Central, Nov 09, 2016 I like this three part series (part 1, part 2, part 3) on MOOCs from Class Central. Yes, it's true the term MOOC is being phased out (trend 6). But people are still doing online learning, and even open online learning, and they're doing it in numbers greater than ever before, and MOOCs have found their place (trend 1). They are becoming more diverse, and incorporating more toold (trend 4) ... [Link] [Tues], 08 Nov 2016 12:: -0400

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