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Developing Country Mooc Users Not Like Those In The Us - Ecampus News
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eCampus News Developing country MOOC users not like those in the US eCampus News Unlike in the U.S., completion and certification rates are actually growing for developing country MOOC users. A new study from researchers at the University of Washington has revealed that half of developing country MOOC users are receiving certification. [Link] Mon, 02 May 2016 18:30:06 GMT

Pharo Mooc On Fun - Iprogrammer
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iProgrammer Pharo MOOC on FUN iProgrammer Today sees the start of a MOOC about Pharo, the object-oriented language based on Smalltalk. The video lectures are in French with English subtitles and the course pdfs are in English only. Over 2200 students have enrolled so far. This free online ... [Link] Mon, 02 May 2016 18:06:13 GMT

The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What The Research Says
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Benjamin Herold, EdWeek Market Brief, May 02, 2016 The Maker movement began as a free-form exercise. "Typically, 'Making' involves attempting to solve a particular problem, creating a physical or digital artifact, and sharing that product with a larger audience. Often, such work is guided by the notion that process is more important than results." But as it began to be applied more in schools, it began to  evolve. Diversity and inclusiveness became more important, and questions began to be asked about what was learned. This article is a good overview of some of the ... [Link] Mon, 02 May 2016 03:: -0400

Austrade Sets Target Of 110 Million Mooc Students For Australia By 2025
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files/images/1462067610330.jpg Tim Dodd, Financial Review, May 02, 2016 I'm attending an expert meeting on MOOC quality for the Commonwealth of Learning in Malaysia right now, so it was interesting (and yes, amusing) to read about Australia's plans to grab a large share of the MOOC 'market'. The 110 million student represents 10% of the potential market (and  21,900 per cent growth). It may sound crazy, but "International education is ... [Link] Mon, 02 May 2016 00:: -0400

Big History Scholarship - The Hindu
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Big history scholarship The Hindu Following the instant popularity of the Big History MOOC programme by Australia's Macquarie University on the online learning platform Coursera, the university is now offering a Big History International Student Undergraduate Scholarship. The ... [Link] Sun, 01 May 2016 11:31:31 GMT

Austrade Sets Target Of 110 Million Mooc Students For Australia By 2025 - The Australian Financial Review
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The Australian Financial Review Austrade sets target of 110 million MOOC students for Australia by 2025 The Australian Financial Review International Education Minister Richard Colbeck will launch on Saturday a radical plan for Australia to use online technology to grab 10 per cent of the world market in education by 2025, amounting to an astonishing 110 million students. Senator ... and more » [Link] Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:02:08 GMT

Facebook Is Not All Bad! It May Help Students Study Too - The Indian Express
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The Indian Express Facebook is not all bad! It may help students study too The Indian Express In a study that compared MOOC student use of the course's Facebook groups to use of the built-in course message boards and forums, researchers said students were more engaged on the Facebook groups and also admitted to the researchers that they ... and more » [Link] Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:17:00 GMT

'Neo-Maoist' Higher Ed Is Gaining Ground In China
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Hao Da Xue -- literally “good university” in Mandarin -- is no ordinary online education provider. It offers Chinese students the chance to take, for example, a course on “being a competent Chinese person,” which teaches “pride” in the face of perceived Western belittling of their country. The university is part of China’s “red education” movement, partly sanctioned by government, partly taken on independently by ultra-left-wing “neo-Maoists,” who have been growing in influence ... [Link] Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:00:00 +0000

Coursera Launches Data Science Masters Program For A Fraction Of University Prices - The Next Web
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The Next Web Coursera launches Data Science Masters program for a fraction of university prices The Next Web Higher education degrees are appealing, but involve significant financial sacrifice: in America, an opportunity for a higher paying job also comes with a sentence of paying more student loans for longer. That's why Coursera is busy establishing a host ... UIUC Announces Second Degree Program on CourseraInside Higher Ed Coursera, University of Illinois Launch MOOC-Based Master's Degree in Data ScienceEdSurge Coursera is offering a way to get a real master's ... [Link] Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:00:28 GMT

Mooc And Learn: The University With 35 Million Students - Techradar
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TechRadar MOOC and learn: The university with 35 million students TechRadar There are now about 4,200 MOOCs offered by more than 500 universities around the world, according to MOOC aggregator Class Central, with the number of students who signed up for at least one course hitting over 35 million in 2015. That's a doubling in ... SUNY Broome Community College's MOOC a rarity in higher educationInside Higher Ed MOOCs have not gained as much popularity as expectedThe Ithacan all 4 news articles » [Link] Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:17:11 GMT

Georgia Tech Plans Next Steps For Online Master'S Degree In Computer Science
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Georgia Institute of Technology is working on expansion plans for its affordable online master’s degree program in computer science, even though the program isn’t growing at the rate it first anticipated. “We will start another program,” Georgia Tech President G. P. Peterson said during a recent interview with Inside Higher Ed. “We’re very pleased with the success of the program, and we’re looking to expand it into other areas.” The program was an early pioneer in using courses built on the model of ... [Link] Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:00:00 +0000

Sebastian Thrun, Modi And The Forgotten Promise Of Moocs
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files/images/9726973095_07a24459df_h.jpg Anuj Srivas, The Wire, Apr 27, 2016 I think this is exactly the wrong lesson, but it's the one being drawn nonetheless: "The fatal flaw in the “ classic MOOC,” as Thrun noted in an interview with  PandoDaily, is that it is free. “ We learned we can drastically boost learning outcomes by adding a service layer around MOOCs… It’ s not a MOOC [anymore] because ... [Link] [Tues], 26 Apr 2016 10:: -0400

Register Today For First-Ever Toefl® Mooc, A Free 6-Week Prep Course Designed For Test Takers Worldwide By The ... - Pr Newswire (Press Release)
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Register Today for First-Ever TOEFL® MOOC, a Free 6-week Prep Course Designed for Test Takers Worldwide by the ... PR Newswire (press release) PRINCETON, N.J., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting today, you can register for the brand new TOEFL® Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) through edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and Massachusetts ... and more » [Link] Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:01:02 GMT

Penn Dental To Present Introduction To Dental Medicine Mooc - Pr Newswire (Press Release)
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Penn Dental to Present Introduction to Dental Medicine MOOC PR Newswire (press release) PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mouth is the window into human health and through Penn Dental Medicine's upcoming MOOC (massive open online course), Introduction to Dental Medicine, participants will be able to ... [Link] Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:37:52 GMT

Edtech: Business Mooc Maker Udacity Is Embracing Blended Campus/Online Learning - Businessbecause
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BusinessBecause EdTech: Business Mooc Maker Udacity Is Embracing Blended Campus/Online Learning BusinessBecause Udacity, the business Mooc platform valued at $1 billion, is pushing into blended online/campus learning — fresh evidence that a combined digital/physical approach is king. Udacity's mix of bricks and clicks marks what many academic leaders, and ... [Link] Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:13:37 GMT

Ub To Launch Its First Academic Mooc - Ub News Center
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UB to launch its first academic MOOC UB News Center The MOOC, “ADHD: Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students,” was designed and is being taught by Gregory Fabiano, professor and associate dean for interdisciplinary research in UB's Graduate School of Education. The ADHD MOOC is UB's first ... [Link] Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:33:45 GMT

When Your Dream School Accepts You (But Only Online) - Fast Company
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Fast Company When Your Dream School Accepts You (But Only Online) Fast Company Startups like Coursera, Udacity, and EdX promised to permanently change the way young people learned. In a TED talk from that year, Coursera cofounder Daphne Koller spoke about MOOC's ability to solve problems as diverse as the legacy of apartheid in ... [Link] Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:11:41 GMT

Arizona State'S Global Freshman Academy To Use Adaptive Technology In Math Mooc - Edsurge
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Arizona State's Global Freshman Academy to Use Adaptive Technology in Math MOOC EdSurge ASU'S ADAPTIVE ALGEBRA: Arizona State University's Global Freshman Academy, a partnership with MOOC-provider edX, will begin using ALEKS, McGraw-Hill's adaptive learning software, for its introductory college algebra course—the first time the ... [Link] Wed, 20 Apr 2016 01:04:33 GMT

Mit Online Learning Report Notes Importance Of Teachers, Instructional Designers
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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology tasked with examining the future of online education have returned with a simple recommendation for colleges and universities: focus on people and process, not technology. Back in 2013, an MIT task force presented a vision of undergraduate education at the institute in which students spend half as much time on campus as they do today. Freshman year would be fully online, and instead of a senior year, students would take online continuing education courses to refresh their knowledge and add new skills. That vision leaned heavily on ... [Link] Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:00:00 +0000

Online Disinhibition And The Ethics Of Researching Groups On Facebook
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There seems to be a whole spate of papers, blogs and reports published lately around MOOCs, Learning Analytics and the use of Labour Market Information. One possibly reason is that it takes some time for more considered research to be commissioned, written and published around emerging themes and technologies in teaching and learning. Anyway I’ve […] [Link] Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:35:54 +0000

Higher Ed Needs Major Disruption - Realclearpolitics
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RealClearPolitics Higher Ed Needs Major Disruption RealClearPolitics It happens that the CEO of one of the larger MOOCs, Coursera, is a former president of Yale. The teachers there and at the other MOOC giants, Udacity and edX, are mostly university professors. The convenience of online learning opens higher education ... and more » [Link] Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:06:54 GMT

China'S Tech Fever Attracts Us Online Education Giant - China.Org.Cn
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China's tech fever attracts US online education giant China.org.cn Udacity is the latest U.S. online education provider to enter into China's job training market, following a similar move by Coursera, a leading provider of massive open online courses (MOOC). Last year, Coursera launched a project to invite Chinese ... and more » [Link] Tue, 19 Apr 2016 02:16:54 GMT

Hope College Moves Away From Immediate Plan To Fire President
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Leaders of the board of Hope College have moved away from a plan to fire President John Knapp immediately. Board members are divided about whether to oust Knapp, sources aware of their discussions said, but those who want to do so have pulled back amid growing publicity about their move to get rid of a leader with strong backing from students, professors and alumni. On Friday, hundreds of students and faculty members gathered at a central meeting point on campus and sat down in silence, saying they were demonstrating support for Knapp and frustration at the move to oust their president. ... [Link] Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:00:00 +0000

Health Care And Addiction: Instead Of Opioids, Prevent Chronic Pain - Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Minneapolis Star Tribune Health care and addiction: Instead of opioids, prevent chronic pain Minneapolis Star Tribune One innovative example of this is the massive open online course (MOOC) titled “Preventing Chronic Pain: A Human Systems Approach” (www.coursera.org/course/chronicpain). This course provides free online education to help those who want to prevent ... and more » [Link] Sun, 17 Apr 2016 23:01:05 GMT

High Mooc Completion Rates In Developing Countries - University World News
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High MOOC completion rates in developing countries University World News Based on surveys of 1,400 MOOC users and 2,250 non-users aged 18 to 35 in Colombia, the Philippines and South Africa, the study describes itself as the first to include multiple MOOC providers in the developing world and the first to analyse ... and more » [Link] Sat, 16 Apr 2016 20:25:47 GMT

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