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Northwestern Launches New Moocs In Health Care, Business - Northwestern University NewsCenter
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Northwestern Launches New Moocs In Health Care, Business Northwestern University NewsCenter Since first launching the popular online courses in 2013 on the Coursera platform, which offers courses that are free and open to anyone, anywhere, Northwestern has created almost a dozen MOOCs on topics ranging from media, journalism and engineering ... Northwestern adds health care, business MOOCsDaily Northwestern Northwestern Debuts 2 New MOOCs, First MOOC SpecializationCampus Technology all 5 news articles » [Link] Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:28:00 GMT

Online learning could disrupt higher education, but many universities are ... - The Economist
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Online learning could disrupt higher education, but many universities are ... The Economist “We're doing a better job of improving job skills than of transforming the university sector,” says Rick Levin, a former president of Yale, who runs Coursera, the biggest of the MOOCs. At the margins, technology is making education cheaper, more ... [Link] Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:47:30 GMT

Techno Fantasies
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This review, co-authored with Sara Goldrick-Rab, first appeared on Inside Higher Ed Kevin Carey has written a book called The End of College – by which he means the end of college as we know it... and he feels fine. At least we assume he does, because The End of College is a celebration, not a lament. The traditional college education is dying, he says. As it should, he adds. No more buildings, no more exclusively face-to-face classes, no more libraries, no more graduation ceremonies. Everything will fall by the wayside, Carey predicts. The good news, he posits, is that it will ... [Link] Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:35:00 +0000

Northwestern Debuts 2 New MOOCs, First MOOC Specialization - Campus Technology
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Northwestern Debuts 2 New MOOCs, First MOOC Specialization Campus Technology Northwestern University will launch two new massive open online courses (MOOCs), one in healthcare and one in business, this spring, as well as its first MOOC specialization. The university has offered 11 MOOCs since partnering with Coursera in 2013 ... MOOC courses keep on growingThe Australian Financial Review Northwestern Launches New Moocs In Health Care, BusinessNorthwestern University NewsCenter Northwestern adds health care, business MOOCsDaily Northwestern all 5 news articles » [Link] Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:03:29 GMT

Virtually unlimited classrooms: Pedagogical practices in massive open online courses
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Brit Toven-Lindsey, Robert A. Rhoads, Jennifer Berdan Lozano, Internet, Higher Education, Mar 25, 2015 There are days I wish I had focused more on making gRSShopper a commercial product. Then it would be more widely used and would be included in studies like this which look at the pedagogies employed by different MOOC platforms. It would probably have changed the conclusion, which (like so many other studies) reads "given the tendency for the pedagogical strategies of MOOC instructors to be tied to objectivist views of knowledge [and] relying primarily on one-directional ... [Link] [Tues], 24 Mar 2015 16:: -0400

Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs - YouTube
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In this presentation I argue that learning a domain is like learning a language (as opposed to remembering facts and content) and presupposes the learning of... See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:26:48 GMT

From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs (EdSurge News)
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Only a handful of sessions at SXSWedu this year used “MOOC” in their titles or descriptions, but those four letters were still mentioned quite a bit.It is safe to say, MOOCs have been passed over as the disruptor du jour of higher education. But this is a good thing, because now we can get on with t See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:25:36 GMT

EdX Partnership with Microsoft, Smithsonian Could Provide Professional ... - Harvard Crimson
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BusinessBecause EdX Partnership with Microsoft, Smithsonian Could Provide Professional ... Harvard Crimson According to Kim and Schroeder, these new partnerships with non-universities could be in response to new competition from rival MOOC providers like Coursera, Udacity, and even Khan Academy. “I think we're going to see a proliferation of partnerships ... Online Learning Revolution Pushes Further Into Corporate TrainingBusinessBecause all 3 news articles » [Link] Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:23:19 GMT

Mooc Makers Disrupt Business Education With Careers Focus - BusinessBecause
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BusinessBecause Mooc Makers Disrupt Business Education With Careers Focus BusinessBecause Mooc providers once offered a range of courses lasting only a few weeks but Moocs are now being bundled into longer modules and are incorporating certificates and industry projects akin to internships. These are starting to be recognized by both ... [Link] Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:46:32 GMT

Colombian MOOC operator Platzi crosses over to Silicon Valley - Education Dive
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Education Dive Colombian MOOC operator Platzi crosses over to Silicon Valley Education Dive Colombian online learning company Platzi is one of the tech startups chosen for Y Combinator's latest incubation round. TechCrunch reports the two-year-old company is already making money offering skills-based classes in Spanish to highly engaged ... and more » [Link] Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:51:22 GMT

Online and distance learning category: award winner and runners up - The Guardian
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The Guardian Online and distance learning category: award winner and runners up The Guardian The Mooc has broken new ground: it is the only physical chemistry course taught by distance learning in the world. It attracted enrolments from 15,169 students from 158 countries (30% from emerging economies). Coursera, the largest Mooc platform ... First MOOC makes its markPS News University online course wins national awardThe University of Manchester (press release) all 3 news articles » [Link] Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:35 GMT

A Blogger's Springtime
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[Slides][Audio] In this presentation I talk about the practice of blogging in a new and complex media environment. Contrary to what may be popular belief, blogging is not dead, nor even slowing down, though attention has shifted away from the form to new types of social media. But it is part of a much larger content ecosystem which as a whole is experiencing a golden age, and blogging is a major part of that. I show people how I blog, how I use blogs, and how I am encouraging student use of blogs in MOOCs. Spring Blog Festival, Online, via WizIQ (Lecture) Mar 21, 2015 [Comment] [Link] Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:: -0400

New structures (MOOCs) demand new ethics?
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Display Jenny Mackness, Jenny Connetced, Mar 20, 2015 Keith Hamon comments, ‘ New structures demand new ethics’ , and Jenny Mackness writes, "On reading this, I immediately wondered whether this is true." I personally don't think that new structures require new ethics per se but I could perhaps be persuaded that we need to frame them differently. I like this: "core values which have not altered in medicine are: doing no harm (non-maleficence); a wish to do good (beneficence); the desire to be fair (justice), and a respect for the individual (autonomy)." ... [Link] Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:: -0400

What do cMOOC participants talk about in Social Media? What do cMOOC participants talk about in Social Media? A Topic Analysis of Discourse in a cMOOC
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Display Srecko Joksimovic, Research Gate, Mar 20, 2015 One of the major differences between connectivist MOOCs (cMOOCs) and content-focused MOOCs (xMOOCs) is that participation in the former isn't limited to one single site, but is instead spread all over social networks. This presents unique challenges to learning analytics, some of which are explored by Srećko Joksimović and Marek Hatala in their paper Learning Analytics for Networked Learning Models. In  What do cMOOC participants talk about in Social Media? In  What do cMOOC participants talk about in ... [Link] Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:: -0400

The MOOC point - The Indian Express
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The Indian Express The MOOC point The Indian Express MOOC platforms are supported by a set of automated assessment tools that enable one to handle massive enrolment. In its most prevalent form, MOOCs are not real-time — recording is done offline and then made accessible to students — though efforts are ... [Link] Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:47:12 GMT

Inside Higher Ed: Davidson Pilots 'Inverse MOOC' - Davidson News
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Inside Higher Ed: Davidson Pilots 'Inverse MOOC' Davidson News After more than a year of work helping to create Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Special Projects Manager Allison Salisbury shifted her focus from information dissemination to information creation, piloting a 10-week, human-centered design ... [Link] Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:10:18 GMT

The MOOC Experiment - Huffington Post (blog)
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The MOOC Experiment Huffington Post (blog) Last year he threw in the towel because "the basic MOOC is a great thing for the top 5 percent of the student body, but not a great thing for the bottom 95 percent." Udacity changed its course, from trying to become one of the top 10 institutions in ... [Link] Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:54:15 GMT

New interdisciplinary MOOC on ageing to be launched - Australian Ageing Agenda
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Australian Ageing Agenda New interdisciplinary MOOC on ageing to be launched Australian Ageing Agenda Professionals working in aged care are being encouraged to sign up for a free online multidisciplinary course described as “TED Talks on fire” that aims to challenge what it means to age well now and in the future. Rethinking Ageing, a seven-week MOOC ... [Link] Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:47:30 GMT

New MOOC For Nurses Set To Launch At CUW - Learn U
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Learn U New MOOC For Nurses Set To Launch At CUW Learn U Nurses without an advanced degree will soon be able to continue their education at Concordia University Wisconsin's (CUW) new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for its existing nursing program. The MOOC will be offered through the university's Office ... Concordia announces new Massive Open Online Course for nursing programBizTimes.com (Milwaukee) all 2 news articles » [Link] Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:26:56 GMT

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Market 2015-2020: mEducation, Distance ... - PR Newswire (press release)
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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Market 2015-2020: mEducation, Distance ... PR Newswire (press release) The MOOC's market is exhibiting great potential to grow exponentially over the next few years. In 2015, the technology is poised to see substantial uptake due to the growing number of connected devices, high enrolment rates in MOOCs, the increasing ... and more » [Link] Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:32:24 GMT

How to get an MBA education for less than $1000 - Fortune
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Fortune How to get an MBA education for less than $1000 Fortune As the blogger behind The No-Pay MBA, which chronicles her journey through the B-school curriculum, Pickard has become a household name in the MOOC (massive open online course) world. Poets&Quants first profiled Pickard in January 2014. Since then ... [Link] Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:00:58 GMT

Yale University to offer an online master of medical science
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Korn, M. (2015) Yale Will Offer Web-Based Master of Medical Science Degree Wall Street Journal, March 10 This for me is much more significant than the announcement of the first xMOOCs. It is a sign that even the elite Ivy League universities are recognising the validity of online learning for credit, even in the most demanding […] [Link] Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:29:24 +0000

Innovative MOOCs Take Learning in New Directions
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Display Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology, Mar 16, 2015 This article looks at a couple of specialized MOOC initiatives, one from the University of Michigan based on Coursera's expansion into China, and the other a non-MOOC MOOC initiative from Harvard on 'Small Private Online Courses' (SPOCs) directed toward alumni. The Michigan project is interesting, as the Chinese MOOC will yield a lot of new analytics data and will also enable instructors to hone their practice in a diverse environment. The SPOC work tells us some things we already knew: first, that email still ... [Link] , 15 Mar 2015 11:: -0400

Translation for massive open online courses to be developed by the traMOOC project
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Display Unattributed, Open Education Europa, Mar 16, 2015 According to this short report, "The traMOOC project launched in  February 2015 aims at tackling this impediment by developing high-quality automatic translation of various types of texts included in MOOCs from English into eleven European and BRIC languages." Automated translation is on the cusp of becoming everyday. In addition to the well-known Google project there are numerous focused research projects, including NRC's world-leading machine translation system called  Portage (which we will be ... [Link] , 15 Mar 2015 11:: -0400

$1.55M MOOC Project to Expand Global Education
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Display Kellye Whitney, At Whit's End, Mar 16, 2015 I think it's interesting that a course review site has achieved enough legitimacy to be able to use its data to develop a MOOC-centric training network (I'm less thrilled that international development funds are diverted to do this). But maybe it will provide a lasting benefit. "The  U.S. Agency for International Development  (USAID) and  CourseTalk.com, an online course review company, are launching a two-year, $1.55 million project to expand quality education and career training globally..." The ... [Link] , 15 Mar 2015 11:: -0400

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