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Learning in an Introductory Physics MOOC: All Cohorts Learn Equally, Including an On-Campus Class
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Display Kimberly F Colvin, John Champaign, Alwina Liu, Qian Zhou, Colin Fredericks, David E Pritchard, International Review of Research in Open, Distance Learning (IRRODL), Oct 01, 2014 Ouch: "In spite of the extra instruction that the on-campus students had," reports this study, there is "no evidence of positive, weekly relative improvement of our on-campus students compared with our online students." So, according to this study, MOOC students learn just as well as in-class students. Which raises the question of why, exactly, we would force students to go through the ... [Link] Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:: -0400

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Billionaire philanthropy professor Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen to teach MOOC on ... - Silicon Valley Business Journal
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Billionaire philanthropy professor Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen to teach MOOC on ... Silicon Valley Business Journal Now she plans to teach a massive online open course or MOOC to help ordinary Americans, or others who tune in, new ways to think about philanthropy. Much of her work is aimed at givers who make donations in the range of $15 to $25 a clip, as opposed to ... and more » [Link] Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:15:14 GMT

Billionaire philanthropy professor Laura Arrillaga-Andreesen to teach MOOC on ... - San Francisco Business Times (blog)
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Billionaire philanthropy professor Laura Arrillaga-Andreesen to teach MOOC on ... San Francisco Business Times (blog) Now she plans to teach a massive online open course or MOOC to help ordinary Americans, or others who tune in, new ways to think about philanthropy. Much of her work is aimed at givers who make donations in the range of $15 to $25 a clip, as opposed to ... and more » [Link] Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:26:37 GMT

Pardee school launches first MOOC - Daily Free Press (subscription)
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Pardee school launches first MOOC Daily Free Press (subscription) Professor Emeritus Andrew Bacevich is offering the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies' first Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, which allows anyone in the world to join and fit the class into his or her individual schedule. PHOTO ... [Link] Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:08:56 GMT

Portland Community College Debuts Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators - T.H.E. Journal
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Portland Community College Debuts Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators T.H.E. Journal Portland Community College (PCC) has teamed with a private partner to launch a massive open online course (MOOC) for teachers designed to address Web accessibility concerns associated with online learning. Dubbed "Web Accessibility MOOC for Online ... [Link] Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:08:54 GMT

Germanna launches first MOOC created by a Virginia Community College - Fredericksburg.com
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Germanna launches first MOOC created by a Virginia Community College Fredericksburg.com Germanna Community College's Center for Workforce & Community Education has launched the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by a Virginia community college, according to a release from the community college. The MOOC makes ... [Link] Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:06:55 GMT

Portland Community College Launches Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators - Campus Technology
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Portland Community College Launches Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators Campus Technology Portland Community College (PCC) has teamed with a private partner to launch a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators that will address Web accessibility concerns associated with online learning. Dubbed "Web Accessibility MOOC for Online ... and more » [Link] Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:09:30 GMT

MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
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Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) Perhaps the biggest battle yet to come between the MOOC providers and colleges is just how long MOOCs should be "turned on" for students. Most MOOCs are run like traditional courses, with a start date and an end date, meaning students who drop out ... [Link] Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:56:51 GMT

Ed-Tech Imperialism and the XPRIZE for Global Learning
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Earlier this week, the XPRIZE organization announced its latest competition: a $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE — "a five-year competition challenging teams to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.” The announcement was heralded by all the usual suspects, who dutifully touted the possibility that technology could “solve the problem” of education in the developing world. None of whom mentioned the $500 application fee. For what it&... [Link] Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:59:47 PDT

‘The Economist’ on online learning
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Insight (2014) The democratisation of learning The Economist, September 26 This is a well-balanced and well-researched article on online learning in post-secondary education, even if it is very U.S.-focused. Doesn’t say anything new, but it covers the right ground. What I liked is that it places MOOCs within the broader context of what is happening […] [Link] Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:47:57 +0000

Coursera Solicits University Partners for Career-Focused Courses - Inside Higher Ed
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Coursera Solicits University Partners for Career-Focused Courses Inside Higher Ed The massive open online course provider Coursera is taking a more active role in shaping the content produced by its university partners. In an email to universities creating content for Coursera, the MOOC provider is asking for volunteers to create ... [Link] Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:11:04 GMT

Study: MOOC learning rates same as MIT class - Education Dive
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Education Dive Study: MOOC learning rates same as MIT class Education Dive The study also showed that within the MOOC, the students achieved âsignificant and roughly equal learningâ in several categories of students, including those with high school or less education versus those with advanced college degrees, those with good ... How companies can take advantage of the MOOC revolutionCITEworld What we can learn from the MOOC experimenteCampus News Massive Online Classes Expand into K-12The Heartland Institute Harvard Crimson -Minnesota Daily -Wired ... [Link] Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:56:16 GMT

Hack Education Weekly News: The MOOC Backlash Backlash
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This week was Banned Books Week, so I hope you engaged in some subversive reading.Education Law and Politics Hundreds of students from high schools in the Jefferson County (Colorado) school district have staged protests over new curriculum review committee that would “promote patriotism, respect for authority and free enterprise and to guard against educational materials that “encourage or condone civil disorder.” A record number of students in the US are homeless. “The U.S. Education Department has opened an investigation into charges that the ... [Link] Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:37:48 PDT

#PhD: importance of personalisation in #qualitative research
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Although I know and understand the concept of trust in online communities, up until yesterday I underestimated the effect of being among participants to allow them to connect. In my current main study, I am investigating online learning as it is done by experienced online learners. I look at how they learn inside of the course. I ask them to fill in and share learning logs to get an idea of their informal learning as well. The learning logs also try to capture who learners talk to, or reach out to, either to find additional answers, or simply to share learning experiences. And as the first ... [Link] Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000

MOOC Technology to tackle storytelling at UI - Iowa City Press Citizen
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Iowa City Press Citizen MOOC Technology to tackle storytelling at UI Iowa City Press Citizen That's because the free class is a âmassive open online courseâ or MOOC, one of the latest innovations to university curricula where students complete readings, watch videos, complete exercises and interact with moderators and other students remotely. [Link] Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:51:01 GMT

How companies can take advantage of the MOOC revolution - CITEworld
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CITEworld How companies can take advantage of the MOOC revolution CITEworld Udacity, one of the leading online education startups, just raised a further $35 million dollars. Udacity was one of the pioneer of MOOCs, or massively open online courses. But the idea of MOOCs has shifted a bit: The idea originally was of a kind of ... What we can learn from the MOOC experimenteCampus News MOOCs on the rise, 'evolving' at UMinnesota Daily MIT Study: Online Courses Really Work (If You Finish Them)NBCNews.com ScienceBlog.com (blog) all 6 news articles » [Link] Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:23:36 GMT

Tech industry-designed higher education heats up with $35M investment in ... - VentureBeat
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Wall Street Journal Tech industry-designed higher education heats up with $35M investment in ... VentureBeat Unlike other popular Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) providers, Udacity is partly funded and designed by leading tech companies. For instance, I'm taking a data science course at Udacity, and my âteacherâ is a Facebook statistician. Most of the ... Udacity Raises Fresh $35M to Expand the 'University of Silicon Valley'EdSurge all 46 news articles » [Link] Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:20:26 GMT

What we can learn from the MOOC experiment - eCampus News
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What we can learn from the MOOC experiment eCampus News âBeyond the MOOC: The return.â That wouldn't be the worst movie title ever, right? MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, were the talk of the town in 2012-13. A lot of people heralded the giant eLearning experiences as the tool that would save ... MOOCs on the rise, 'evolving' at UMinnesota Daily all 2 news articles » [Link] Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:09:58 GMT

Tocquigny to Launch First-Ever MOOC Designed to Increase Higher Education ... - PR Newswire (press release)
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Tocquigny to Launch First-Ever MOOC Designed to Increase Higher Education ... PR Newswire (press release) 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tocquigny, an Austin-based digital marketing agency, is launching an industry-first, a MOOC (massive open online course) designed to increase online enrollment of online learners. This free online course will offer expert ... and more » [Link] Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:00:27 GMT

Can Google X's recently departed founder save the MOOC? - Upstart
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Reuters Can Google X's recently departed founder save the MOOC? Upstart But with declining enrollment levels and dismal overall participation across the industry Thrun's newly redoubled efforts as the full-time CEO could be a last ditch effort to save the MOOC. Thrun founded Udacity in 2011 when he broadcast his Stanford ... Tech industry-designed higher education heats up with $35M investment in ...VentureBeat Udacity Raises Fresh $35M to Expand the 'University of Silicon Valley'EdSurge all 39 news articles » [Link] Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:19:10 GMT

Epidemics MOOC: Expanding Free Access to Education - The Disease Daily
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Epidemics MOOC: Expanding Free Access to Education The Disease Daily Released on the Coursera platform in 2013, âEpidemics â the Dynamics of Infectious Diseasesâ was the first MOOC to address the ecology of infectious diseases. Produced by faculty at Penn State's Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, the MOOC brought ... and more » [Link] Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:20:18 GMT

MIT study finds learning gains for students who took free online course - Washington Post
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Phys.Org MIT study finds learning gains for students who took free online course Washington Post About 17,000 people registered for Mechanics Review, a MOOC patterned after a course offered on campus to MIT students who had received a D or lower in a fall physics course. Most of those who registered were just window-shopping. After the second ... Online classes really do work, according to studyPhys.Org all 3 news articles » [Link] Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:21:26 GMT

Cool Comic Book MOOC - io9
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Cool Comic Book MOOC io9 Do you have family or friends who scoff at your comic book collection? Tell them to take this class being offered by the University of Colorado and then get back to you. It just started yesterday and is called "Comic Books and Graphic Novels." The ... [Link] Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:51:40 GMT

8 Websites for Free Online Learning - U.S. News & World Report (blog)
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Techlicious 8 Websites for Free Online Learning U.S. News & World Report (blog) Coursera offers a wide selection of college courses on a variety of subjects and includes lectures taught by university professors, discussion forums and quizzes. Some Coursera courses provide certificates of completion to recognize that you passed the ... Harvard-MIT Partnership Opens MOOCs for High SchoolersEducation Week News How to Take Free Courses from Top UniversitiesTechlicious all 3 news articles » [Link] Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:06:34 GMT

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