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What Engagement Looks Like In A Mooc-Based Cs Class
, Computing Education Blog
My colleague, Ashok Goel, is getting a lot of (deserved) attention for exploring the role of a cognitive assistant as a teaching assistant, known as Jill Watson. The question he’s exploring is: How do we measure the effect of this assistant? One exploration involves engagement. I thought that these numbers were interesting, because they’re comparable […] [Link] Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:26:48 +0000

Making Multimedia For Moocs
, Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
I’ve been bogged down for the past two weeks writing reports and trying to catch up on a dreadful backlog of work. But that’s another story. Amongst other things, this week I am producing content for the European EmployID MOOC on the ‘Changing World of Work.‘ As the blurb says: Do you want to be […] [Link] Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:02:33 +0000

Ten Most Popular Moocs Starting In March 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The best new free online courses starting in March 2017 The post Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in March 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:33:52 +0000

How The Pioneers Of The Mooc Got It Wrong (From Ieee), As Predicted
, Computing Education Blog
There is a sense of vindication that the predictions that many of us made about MOOCs have been proven right, e.g., see this blog post where I explicitly argue (as the article below states) that MOOCs misunderstand the importance of active learning. It’s disappointing that so much effort went wasted.  MOOCs do have value, but it’s much […] [Link] Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:17:26 +0000

In-Depth Review: Udacity’S Data Analyst Nanodegree
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Udacity's Data Analyst Nanodegree claims to teach you the skills needed to start a data science career. Is it successful? Find out in this in-depth review. The post In-Depth Review: Udacity’s Data Analyst Nanodegree appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:17:48 +0000

European Mooc Platform Expands To 5 U.S. Universities
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/20170214futurelearn.jpg Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology, Feb 15, 2017 I can think of all sorts of policical questions that might be asked in the U.S. following this announcement (especially if the British import succeeds where the US-based alternatives failed). On the other hand, there is the global trade argument: "The partnership with FutureLearn will allow the universities to extend their reach internationally and tap into new ... [Link] Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:: -0400

British Mooc Provider Futurelearn Expands To The U.S.
, Inside Higher Ed | News
The British massive open online courses are coming. FutureLearn, the education platform owned by the Open University in the U.K., said this morning that it is expanding into the U.S. with five initial university partners: American University, Colorado State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The universities will all offer noncredit courses on the platform this year, and more U.S.-based institutions are expected to join them. The company was founded in late 2012 -- the MOOC heyday -- with the idea of ... [Link] Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Uk-Based Futurelearn Announces Its First Us University Partners
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Five US-based universities will launch MOOCs on FutureLearn. The post UK-based FutureLearn Announces Its First US University Partners appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:53:30 +0000

You Can Now Purchase Edx Courses On Amazon.Com
, Class Central's MOOC Report
EdX testing a potential new revenue source by making a few of its courses available on; Amazon strengthens its move into online learning. The post You Can Now Purchase edX Courses on appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:12:09 +0000

In-Depth Review: Origins — Formation Of The Universe, Solar System, Earth And Life
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Come with me on a twelve week adventure through our universe and planet, in this in depth course review. The post In-Depth Review: Origins — Formation of the Universe, Solar System, Earth and Life appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:13:07 +0000

Moocs And Open Educational Resources: A Handbook For Educators
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/anatomy_video_clip.PNG Peter B. Kaufman, Intelligent Television, Feb 10, 2017 This is a longish guide (60 page PDF) outlining MOOCs for instructors and (mostly) developers. There are long sections devoted to video and open licensing, which I consider to be the least important aspects of a MOOC. Interesting terminology half way through - "a Massive Really Open Online Course— a MROOC" (which would distinguish it from a ... [Link] Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:: -0400

Dive Into Deep Learning With These 21 Online Courses
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Here are 20 online courses that cover everything from the basics of deep learning to the most cutting edge research today. The post Dive into Deep Learning with These 21 Online Courses appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:01:47 +0000

Edx Crosses 10 Million Learners, Ceo Chosen For An Award By The Indian Government
, Class Central's MOOC Report
EdX CEO Anant Agarwal has been awarded with the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards. The post Edx Crosses 10 Million Learners, CEO Chosen for an Award by the Indian Government appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:58:33 +0000

Coursera’S New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix—And Linkedin
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/elenabsl-1485480577.jpg Jeffrey R. Young, Sydney Johnson, EdSurge, Feb 02, 2017 Coursera is continuing its migration from being a MOOC provider offering free online learning to a subscription-based learning provider charging fees for access to learning materials. The model, as this article points out, has already been established by Netflix (for videos) and Microsoft (for its LinkedIn owned Lynda course platform). According to ... [Link] Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:: -0400

New Online Courses And Moocs Added In January 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
List of 90 new online courses added to Class Central in January 2017 The post New Online Courses and MOOCs added in January 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:06:21 +0000

Mooc Course Report: February 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
1400 free online courses starting in February 2017; 147 of them are new The post MOOC Course Report: February 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:39:40 +0000

The Coming Of Age Of Digital Education
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/Walton_FutureLearn.jpg Gavin, FE News, Jan 28, 2017 MOOCs are growing shorter, tighter, and more popular. Against a "backdrop of growing popularity with learners, and growing recognition by employers, MOOC platforms themselves are evolving and a much more sophisticated landscape of short online courses is emerging." This is the result found by a study by The Open University, FutureLearn, and Parthenon EY. No links provided in&... [Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:: -0400

“Time Is The Bottleneck”: A Qualitative Study Exploring Why Learners Drop Out Of Moocs
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/MOOC_Complletion.PNG Thommy Eriksson, Tom Adawi, Christian Stöhr, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Jan 28, 2017 The authors of this study interviewed participants of a couple MOOCs and asked them why they dropped out, rolling up the responses. Time was one of the factors cited, though there wasn't really an effort to quantify or order the responses, though 'time' was the most frequently cited reason. They then draw ... [Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:: -0400

Global Survey On The Quality Of Moocs
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/OUNL_150_150.jpg Open University of the Netherlands, Jan 27, 2017 This is a call to participate in a global research effort: "The survey addresses MOOC learners, MOOC designers and MOOC facilitators. It begins with a few questions on your profile before you are asked to select the survey section that fits best to your main role in MOOCs (i.e., either as MOOC learner, MOOC designer, or MOOC facilitator)." [Link] [Comment] [Link] Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:: -0400

The Best Intro To Data Science Courses — Class Central Career Guides
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Find out which is the best online intro to data science course for people breaking into the field of data science. The post The Best Intro to Data Science Courses — Class Central Career Guides appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:53:09 +0000

Ten Most Popular Moocs Starting In February 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The best new free online courses starting in February 2017 The post Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in February 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 25 Jan 2017 02:56:50 +0000

Mario Couros Memorial Bursary
, open thinking
Hey everyone – I’m really hoping that you can support the following with your direct contribution or by sharing this far and wide. Back in January of 2013, I initiated a massive open online course about edtech called #etmooc. It … Continue reading → Related posts: Super Mario Physics Tutorial Dr. Couros, At Last! #etmooc – Let’s Get Started! [Link] Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:42:44 +0000

In-Depth Review: Futurelearn’S Business Essentials — Project Management
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Don't know your Gantt from your Agile, but want to learn? This review will help decide if this MOOC is for you. The post In-Depth Review: FutureLearn’s Business Essentials — Project Management appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:35:26 +0000

Study Finds Simple Interventions Can Help Certain Online Learners Persist
, Inside Higher Ed | News
Assuring learners from less developed countries that they belong and encouraging them to share their core values can help them succeed in online courses, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University have found. The study, “Closing Global Achievement Gaps in MOOCs: Brief Interventions Address Social Identity Threat at Scale,” doesn’t focus on the structural challenges that keep those learners from finishing massive open online courses, such as insufficient English language skills or internet access. Instead it looks at what ... [Link] Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Assessing President Obama'S Far-Reaching Impact On Higher Education
, Inside Higher Ed | News
Lyndon Johnson oversaw the creation of the federal student aid system. Bill Clinton’s administration invested heavily in college preparation and created a multibillion-dollar program of college tax credits. But as President Obama’s eight years in office near an end, history is likely to remember him as the higher education president. We can already hear the shouts of dissent from those who felt the brunt of the administration’s all-out regulatory blitz against for-profit colleges. Expect demurrals, too, from higher education leaders who felt betrayed by their ... [Link] Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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