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ASU launches free college course program with paid option for credit - Phoenix Business Journal
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Phoenix Business Journal ASU launches free college course program with paid option for credit Phoenix Business Journal Arizona State University's model of inclusiveness vs. exclusivity has expanded even further into Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. MOOCs are online classes that the public can attend for free, ranging in topics and experts. Many MOOCs offer paid ... New York Times, Wikipedia and BuzzFeed chiefs highlight ASU's first-ever MOOCArizona State University all 2 news articles » [Link] Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:34:59 GMT

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Flexibility and Stickiness - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
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Education Week (subscription) (blog) Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Flexibility and Stickiness Education Week (subscription) (blog) I've recently concluded two years as a research fellow at HarvardX. To bring things to a close, last week I held a workshop with course developers looking at the question: What have we learned from the last two years of MOOC research that could help ... [Link] Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:37:34 GMT

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Student Diversity - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
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Education Week (subscription) (blog) Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Student Diversity Education Week (subscription) (blog) I've recently concluded two years as a research fellow at HarvardX. To bring things to a close, last week I held a workshop with course developers looking at the question: What have we learned from the last two years of MOOC research that could help ... [Link] Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:38:35 GMT

Java 8 Lambdas & Streams MOOC - iProgrammer
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Java 8 Lambdas & Streams MOOC iProgrammer If you are a Java developer who has heard about, but not yet mastered, Lambda expressions, which are a key new feature of Java SE 8 (JDK 8), a new hands-on MOOC, starting this month, will help you get up to speed. Put simply, Lambda provides a simple ... [Link] Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:37:21 GMT

Smithsonian MOOC on superheroes - The Ridgefield Press
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Smithsonian MOOC on superheroes The Ridgefield Press The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture will be the topic of a five-session Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) hosted at the Ridgefield Library and presented by the Smithsonian and edX. Participants will watch this online course together ... [Link] Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:35:21 GMT

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015 Helping students stick with MOOCs - EurekAlert (press release)
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Public Release: 1-Jul-2015 Helping students stick with MOOCs EurekAlert (press release) The problem is that you don't know who's actually dropped out -- or, in MOOC parlance, "stopped out" -- until the MOOC has been completed. One missed deadline does not a stopout make; but after the second or third missed deadline, it may be too late ... and more » [Link] Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:27:03 GMT

MOOC Watch: Users flock to online grammar course from the University of ... - The Australian Financial Review
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The Australian Financial Review MOOC Watch: Users flock to online grammar course from the University of ... The Australian Financial Review UQ said last week that so far 300,000 students had enrolled in its MOOCs which are offered through edX, a MOOC provider founded by Harvard and MIT. The most popular was The Science of Everyday Thinking, offered last year. which attracted 127,000 ... [Link] Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:18:40 GMT

Penn State, Coursera reprise geodesign MOOC - Penn State News
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Penn State, Coursera reprise geodesign MOOC Penn State News UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. -- Penn State and Coursera are again offering the free online course "Geodesign: Change Your World." This massive open online course (MOOC) is now open for registration at coursera.org/course/geodesign and will run for five ... [Link] Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:32:44 GMT

Unique MOOC Book Club at Greenwich Library, Dubliners - The Daily Voice
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Unique MOOC Book Club at Greenwich Library, Dubliners The Daily Voice UC Berkeley professor Dr. Maggie Sokolik will lead this exciting online MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) book discussion on Dubliners, through the BerkeleyX Book Club. The class, which includes video lectures and discussion, will be held in the ... [Link] Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:25:19 GMT

Personal Learning Graphs (PLeG)
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Display George Siemens, elearnspace, Jul 02, 2015 After connectivism and MOOCs George Siemens followed the path leading to learning analytics, while I took the path leading to personal learning. In this article it looks like he sees the paths as converging. Certainly a lot of what he is saying here is what has been current in personal learning. Witness this: "Many of the personalized learning systems now available begin with an articulation of the knowledge space – i.e. what the learner needs to know. What the learner knows is somewhat peripheral and is only a ... [Link] Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:: -0400

The Stories We Tell about Education Technology
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This post first appeared on Educating Modern Learners Do the stories that we tell about education technology demand we ask more questions? Do they prompt us to rethink what teaching and learning looks like? Or does education technology simply re-inscribe older stories, older practices? And do the stories that we tell about education technology, particularly when those stories are tinged with judgment, shame, and condemnation, foreclose these sorts of reflective opportunities? Education technology is a MacGuffin. The "MacGuffin" was a term popularized by Alfred Hitchcock to ... [Link] Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:35:00 +0000

MIT Researchers Develop Model To Predict MOOC Dropouts - Campus Technology
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ZDNet MIT Researchers Develop Model To Predict MOOC Dropouts Campus Technology Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a model that aims to predict when students will drop out of a massive open online course (MOOC). The model, presented at last week's Conference on Artificial Intelligence in ... Public Release: 1-Jul-2015 Helping students stick with MOOCsEurekAlert (press release) all 5 news articles » [Link] Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:33:46 GMT

Study examines bystander behavior in cyberbullying cases
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The more students who witness cyberbullying in an online setting -- for example, in an online course -- the less likely those students are to take a stand against it, a new study suggests. The report, published in this quarter’s edition of Communication Monographs, explores how witnesses choose to act -- or not act -- in response to cyberbullying. Its findings suggest college students’ ability to intervene in cyberbullying changes depending on the number of other students witnessing the bullying, their perception of their own anonymity and how close they feel to the ... [Link] Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0000

Three R’s that universities care about
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Martin Weller, The Ed Techie, Jun 30, 2015 With apologies to the 5 Rs oft-cited by David Wiley, writes Martin Weller, here are the three Rs universities are really interested in (quoted): Recruitment – depending on who you are, getting students is an issue. If you are an elite university it is not so much a matter of getting sufficient students, but getting the types of students you want. Either way recruiting students is the lifeblood of any university. Retention – having recruited students, you then need to keep them. Why do students drop out within a ... [Link] Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:: -0400

Study The Intersection Of Technology And Law Through A UChicago MOOC ... - Chicago Inno
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Chicago Inno Study The Intersection Of Technology And Law Through A UChicago MOOC ... Chicago Inno A new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) offered by University of Chicago next month will explore how Google's algorithm interacts with federal regulations, the legal infrastructure of smart phones, and digital rights management with platforms such as ... and more » [Link] Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:29:12 GMT

Bringing the Social Back to MOOCs
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Display Todd Bryant, EDUCAUSE Review, Jun 29, 2015 We have known this from the beginning: "For MOOCs to function as the bridge between open content and collaborative learning, they need to include opportunities for social interaction and collaboration, which have consistently proven to be beneficial to learners. Failure to do so would relegate MOOCs to little more than content repositories, which, while still valuable, would be used primarily by the highly educated, mature, and motivated independent learners they currently serve." Eventually this will be 'invented' at MIT ... [Link] , 28 Jun 2015 10:: -0400

MOOCs for teacher development
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[Link] 2015-06-28T11:59:00.001+02:00

Open EdX Now Available From Amazon Web Services Marketplace
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Display Michael Hart, Campus Technology, Jun 26, 2015 The most interesting thing about the new MOOC learning management systems (like Coursera, Udacity and EdX) has always been their use of cloud technologies in the backend (which helps them scale). Now we can see this a bit more directly with the AWS (Amazon Web Services) version of EdX. Anyone using AWS can access the software for free and launch their own course (they'll have to pay Amazon cloud hosting fees, however). [Link] [Comment] [Link] Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:: -0400

Roles of Course Facilitators, Learners, and Technology in the Flow of Information of a CMOOC
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Display Oleksandra Skrypnyk, Srećko Joksimović, Vitomir Kovanović, Dragan Gaševic, , Shane Dawson, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), Jun 26, 2015 This, to me, signifies the success of a cMOOC: "Our study also shows that top ten nodes with the highest in-degree were primarily hashtags. This suggests that people were connecting around thematic markers of common interest, referring to them and making them popular. In fact, thematic analysis of the same dataset confirms that the learners were more focused on the topics of interest,... [Link] Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:: -0400

Penn joins edX online learning platform - The Daily Pennsylvanian
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The Daily Pennsylvanian Penn joins edX online learning platform The Daily Pennsylvanian Penn is familiar with MOOCs, since it was one of the four founding university partners of the Coursera platform in 2012. With the arrival of this partnership with edX, the University will now offer online courses via both platforms. A few courses that ... [Link] Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:01:06 GMT

Why are #IRRODL articles such a pleasure to read? New free issue
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There are numerous EdTech related journals out there, but whenever I read the abstracts of most new IRRODL issues, I am intrigued. Is it my love for Canada which makes me more susceptible for possible news? Is it because I like the editors? Is it the determination to offer a platform to international authors that want to share research? Is it their website visuals using people from all ages, looks and combinations? Is it the mix between multiple EdTech options?... I do not know, but it sure happened again this morning while strolling through the abstracts and respectively some of the ... [Link] Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:42:00 +0000

MOOCs as a Method of Distance Education in the Arab World – A Review Paper
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Raniah Samir Adham, Karsten Oster Lundqvist, European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, Jun 25, 2015 The background on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) will be familiar to most readers. The article, however, is a good overview of MOOC technology being developed in the Arab world and contains descirptions of  Edraak (Jordan),  Rwaq (Saudi Arabia),  MenaVersity (Lebanon) and  SkillAcademy (Egypt) (I've provided the links to the services because they are not in the article). There are also some institution-specific MOOCS such as the An-Najah ... [Link] Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:: -0400

Revisiting our ‘MOOCs and Open Education Timeline’
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Display Stephen Powell, Thoughts mostly about learning, Jun 25, 2015 I think this must is true: "The disruptive effect of MOOCs will be felt most  significantly in the development of new forms of provision  that go beyond the traditional HE market such as  professional and corporate training that appeals to employers." And "There is great potential for add-on content services and the creation of new revenue models through building partnerships with institutions and other educational service providers." The big grey box in the diagram, I think, means "we're ... [Link] Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:: -0400

Free report Continued Professional Development for teachers & #MOOC #CPD
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Dianne Laurillard edited a report on "the Anatomy of a MOOC for teacher CPD" which can be downloaded here. In this 34 page report she looks at a MOOC that was provided by UNESCO and partners to enhance CPD of teachers by using a particular MOOC aimed at that subject. The report provides an executive summary, describing the set-up, demographics, evaluation, lessons learned, and the pedagogical as well as financial value. It also provides a look into the approach to teaching and learning, design and development processes, various measures of success (more quantitative view and branding). ... [Link] Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:59:00 +0000

Challenging MOOCs
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I did it! I finished a MOOC. I submitted my final project for “POPX1.1x The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture.” I paid for the verified certificate, so – fingers crossed – my project was acceptable. (We had to create a superhero, along with three panels of a comic. The verified certificate includes comic artwork signed by Stan Lee.) Perhaps I should wait until I get my “grade” to leave feedback… The course, offered via SmithsonianX, was taught by Michael Uslan, best known as a producer for all the ... [Link] Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:35:00 +0000

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