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A New Digital Era
, Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
Reflections on the contents and conversations from weeks 3 and 4; A New Digital Era I’m a tutor on the EmployID MOOC “The Changing World of Work” on the EMMA platform which is still has a few weeks left to run and is still available to join via the link above! I’ve mostly been the […] [Link] Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:54:34 +0000

Ten Most Popular Moocs Starting In May 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The best new free online courses starting in May 2017 The post Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in May 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:14:52 +0000

Novel Initiative Teach Out: Fake News Detecting
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Inge de Waard, Ignatia Webs, Apr 22, 2017 A 'teach out' is a lot like a MOOC except that it is a lot shorter and more concentrated. It is (quoted): an event – it takes place over a fixed, short period of time an opportunity – it is open for free participation to everyone around the world a community – it will be joined by a large number of diverse individuals a conversation – an opportunity to give and take ideas and information from people "What is really interesting is the philosophy behind the teach out, and the history behind the ... [Link] Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:: -0400

Moocs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now?
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/shutterstock_577473940_1_-1492712824.jpg Dhawal Shah, EdSurge, Apr 22, 2017 It really is a sad story. "The fact that MOOCs were free sparked widespread interest in them... But once the hype died down and MOOC providers tried to monetize, they found it difficult to do so without charging for content... Every MOOC provider has expanded their product lines to target multiple price points from tens of dollars to ... [Link] Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:: -0400

Novel Initiative Teach Out: Fake News Detecting #Criticalthinking #Mooc
, @Ignatia Webs
If you have just a bit of time this week, and you are interested in new ways of online teaching as well as critical thinking... this is a fabulous initiative. The “Fake news, facts and alternative facts” MOOC is part of a teach out course (brief yet meaningful just-in-time learning initiative focused on a hot topic). Course link: https://www.edx.org/course/fake-news-facts-alternative-facts-michiganx-teachout-2x#! Course starts on 21 April 2017 (today)Course given by the University of Michigan, USA This is not just a MOOC, actually, it being a MOOC is the boring part. What is really ... [Link] Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:21:00 +0000

9 Popular Online Courses That Are Gone Forever … But Here’S Where You Can Find Them
, Class Central's MOOC Report
We examine some of the most popular courses that have been removed from MOOC platforms over the years, and — where possible — explain where to find the course materials now. The post 9 Popular Online Courses That Are Gone Forever … But Here’s Where You Can Find Them appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:39:45 +0000

9 Legit Master’S Degrees You Can Now Earn Completely Online
, Class Central's MOOC Report
We run through each of the master's and what you'll learn, how much they'll cost, and other benefits you might expect The post 9 Legit Master’s Degrees You Can Now Earn Completely Online appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:42:19 +0000

The Rise Of Educational Technology As A Sociocultural And Ideological Phenomenon
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
D'Arcy Norman, D'Arcy Norman Dot Com, Apr 18, 2017 D'Arcy Norman summarizes and reviews The Rise of Educational Technology as a Sociocultural and Ideological Phenomeno by George Veletsianos and Rolin Moe in EDUCAUSE, an article worth reading in its own right. The EDUCAUSE article makes three major assertions: The edtech phenomenon is a response to the increasing price of higher education (aka 'market-driven') The edtech phenomenon reflects a shift in political thought from government to free-market oversight of education (aka 'privatized') The edtech phenomenon is ... [Link] Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:: -0400

The 1st Asia-Pacific Moocs Stakeholders Summit Takes Place In Thailand
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration signed between JMOOC, K-MOOC, and ThaiMOOC. The post The 1st Asia-Pacific MOOCs Stakeholders Summit Takes Place in Thailand appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:38:23 +0000

Coursera Launches Two New Masters Degrees, Plans To Offer Up To 20 Degree Programs
, Class Central's MOOC Report
MOOC providers now offer ten completely online Masters degrees. The post Coursera Launches Two New Masters Degrees, Plans to Offer Up to 20 Degree Programs appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:04:48 +0000

Coursera Introduces Free Trial For Specializations, Financial Aid Applications Now Take At Least 15 Days
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Coursera continues its aggressive and constant tweaks to its monetization model. The post Coursera Introduces Free Trial for Specializations, Financial Aid Applications Now Take at Least 15 Days appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:58:21 +0000

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren'T 'Tech')
, Hack Education
This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab Every year since 2010, I’ve undertaken a fairly massive project in which I’ve reviewed the previous twelve months’ education and technology news in order to write ten articles covering “the top ed-tech trends.” This is how I spend my November and December – researching and writing a series that usually tops out at about 75,000 words – which I didn’t realize until print copies were made for my ... [Link] Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:01:00 +0000

New Online Courses And Moocs Added In March 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
List of 190 new online courses added to Class Central in March 2017 The post New Online Courses and MOOCs added in March 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:43:40 +0000

Mooc Course Report: April 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
1900 free online courses starting in April 2017; 126 of them are new The post MOOC Course Report: April 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:00:30 +0000

Coursera’S Rick Levin On The Evolution Of Moocs And Microcredentials
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/Levin_cropped-1490796945.jpg Jeffry R. Young, EdSurge, Apr 01, 2017 Interview-style article. Coursera CEO  Rick Levin really does sometimes sound like he's from another culture. "The quality differential is so striking, I think the faculty and universities will realize they can truly up-level what they're able to do by using materials from the top universities in the world." Up-level? [Link] [Comment] [Link] Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:: -0400

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History Of The Future Of Automation In Education
, Hack Education
This talk was presented at The University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education Let me begin with a story. In December 2012 – we all remember 2012 right? “The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. I use the verb “summoned” deliberately. The event was organized by Sebastian Thrun, who at the beginning of the year had announced that he was resigning his full time professor position at Stanford in order to launch Udacity, ... [Link] Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:01:00 +0000

France Université Numérique: Meet The Mooc Platform Funded By The French Government
, Class Central's MOOC Report
France Université Numérique platform aims to make waves in the Francophone world. The post France Université Numérique: Meet the MOOC Platform Funded by the French Government appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:39:39 +0000

Entrepreneurship Goes Massive: Y Combinator Attempts To Scale Its Startup Mentorship Program
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Startup School MOOC will include guest lectures from founders of WhatsApp, Reddit, and Quora, as well as other successful entrepreneurs. The post Entrepreneurship Goes Massive: Y Combinator Attempts To Scale Its Startup Mentorship Program appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:19:32 +0000

Ten Most Popular Moocs Starting In April 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The best new free online courses and MOOCs starting in April 2017 The post Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in April 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:57:47 +0000

The Best Data Visualization Courses — Class Central Career Guides
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Part four of our six-piece series that recommends the best MOOCs for launching yourself into the data science industry The post The Best Data Visualization Courses — Class Central Career Guides appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:55:35 +0000

Linked Data Notifications
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/linked_data_notifications.PNG World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Mar 23, 2017 Linked data Notifications (LDN) is a little standard with big potential. It's very simple: you send a message to a server. I receive a notification. I access the server and retrieve the message. That's it. It sounds a lot like email, but it isn't email. In many ways it's better than email. It can be used to announce publications. It can be used to ... [Link] Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:: -0400

Méxicox: Growth, Monetization, Stability: How Will These Challenges Be Faced?
, Class Central's MOOC Report
What can we expect to see from MéxicoX in 2017? The post MéxicoX: Growth, Monetization, Stability: How Will These Challenges be Faced? appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:37:23 +0000

Mindshift Mooc: Sequel To The World’S Most Popular Online Course, Is Coming Soon
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The Mindshift MOOC is designed to help boost your career and life in today’s fast-paced learning environment The post Mindshift MOOC: Sequel to the World’s Most Popular Online Course, Is Coming Soon appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:25:13 +0000

Teachers’ Awareness Of Guidelines For Quality Assurance When Developing Moocs
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/Ulf_Olsson.JPG Ulf Olsson, Seminar.Net, Mar 18, 2017 This article at least gives a nod to Martin Weller's plea to let MOOCs define their own standards for quality. "Let people play and explore in this space without tying it down with the types of quality overhead we already have in formal education." And then it shrugs as says "whatever". "MOOCs must be shown to meet some of the same quality standards that other online courses are ... [Link] Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:: -0400

Mooc Providers In 2016
, Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
According to Class Central a quarter of the new MOOC users  in 2016 came from regional MOOC providers such as  XuetangX (China) and Miríada X (Latin America). They list the top five MOOC providers by registered users: Coursera – 23 million edX – 10 million XuetangX – 6 million FutureLearn – 5.3 million Udacity – […] [Link] Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:18:01 +0000

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