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Hack Education Weekly News: "Gainful Employment" Rules and More
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Education Law and Politics The US Department of Education released the latest version of its “gainful employment” rules this week, pleasing nobody. No longer will career training programs be held accountable for their student loan default rates. They’ll just be judged on graduates’ debt-to-earnings ratios. About 1400 programs, mostly at for-profit schools, will be affected, meaning that if they don't meet these new guidelines, their students will not be eligible for federal financial aid. (More on this over on Educating Modern Learners. Free ... [Link] Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:21:00 PDT

Demystifying the MOOC
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O.K., so massive open online courses didn’t change the world. Professional development is far less inspirational. But that doesn’t mean they’re failures. See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:52:56 GMT

King of Free Online Courses May Soon Add Videochats With Professors - Wired
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Wired King of Free Online Courses May Soon Add Videochats With Professors Wired LAGUNA BEACH, California — Coursera is one of the driving forces behind the MOOC, the massive open online course, a way for enormous numbers of people to experience university courses over the internet. But the company may soon delve into ... [Link] Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:59:49 GMT

Demystifying the MOOC - New York Times
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New York Times Demystifying the MOOC New York Times The credentials gap was most pronounced in countries where the courses were supposed to have the biggest impact among the undereducated: Some 80 percent of MOOC students in Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa had a college degree, while ... [Link] Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:29 GMT

Self Paced Haptics MOOC - iProgrammer
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Self Paced Haptics MOOC iProgrammer Introduction to Haptics is an online self-paced course that introduces a topic increasingly important in robotics and engineering. To get the most out of it you need to build your own Hapkit, an interesting project in its own right. The course is now ... [Link] Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:26:25 GMT

MOOC Explores Alien Worlds - BU Today
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MOOC Explores Alien Worlds BU Today So might read the description for Andrew West's MOOC—massive open online course—called Alien Worlds: The Science of Exoplanet Discovery and Characterization. The course launches on Friday, October 31, and more than 4,870 people have already ... [Link] Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:15:17 GMT

Are Online Courses Democratizing Education or Killing Colleges? - Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Wall Street Journal (blog) Are Online Courses Democratizing Education or Killing Colleges? Wall Street Journal (blog) Startups including Coursera are seeking to shake up higher education by giving people around the world online access to college courses from professors at schools like Duke University and Stanford University. Coursera and other MOOCs say millions of ... [Link] Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:01:57 GMT

MOOCs a New Tool for High School Teachers - U.S. News & World Report (blog)
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The New Indian Express MOOCs a New Tool for High School Teachers U.S. News & World Report (blog) A MOOC is usually​ a free online course that anyone in the world can take that can involve dozens – or thousands – of students. Many large universities have created MOOCs and the courses are usually made available to the public through a provider such ... MOOC watch: Special treatment for subjects in demandThe Australian Financial Review Virtual Value: Digital Disruptors Help Shape Future Of Business EducationBusinessBecause Jazz or Sci-fi? Take Your Pick and ... [Link] Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:04:50 GMT

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)
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This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. The course is structured in a dual layer model, an approach that Matt Crosslin has nicely articulated. We have 20,000 registered students, with 32% having actually logged in and taken part in the course. 180 countries are represented, with the [...] [Link] Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:53:03 +0000

Riding the MOOC learning curve - UNM Newsroom
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Riding the MOOC learning curve UNM Newsroom Students all over the world are coming to grips with the gap between the theory of what international free trade should be and the reality of what it is through a new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) offered by Professor of Strategic Management at ... [Link] Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:13:19 GMT

Coursera Hires First Chief Marketing Officer - EdSurge
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Coursera Hires First Chief Marketing Officer EdSurge BRINGING THAT DISNEY MAGIC: With over 10 million students and counting, one might safely assume that Coursera (which no longer keeps tally on its homepage) has done a fair job at marketing its MOOCs. But the Mountain View, CA startup apparently ... and more » [Link] Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:27:33 GMT

MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course - Associations Now
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Associations Now MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course Associations Now The Brewers Association, in an effort to make room for a few craft brews in the culinary arena, has launched a five-day CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course, a massive open online course (MOOC) that offers lessons on how to best taste, pour, and serve beer ... [Link] Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:30:46 GMT

Cursos masivos, gratuitos y de prestigio - El País.com (España)
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Cursos masivos, gratuitos y de prestigio El País.com (España) Hace un año, el IE y el IESE, dos de las escuelas de negocios españolas de prestigio mundial, pusieron dos MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) en Coursera, la primera plataforma mundial de estos cursos que son seguidos por cientos de miles de ... [Link] Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:08:12 GMT

MOOC Research Literature Browser
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Katy Jordan, MOOC Research Literature Browser, Oct 27, 2014 Katy Jordan  has compiled an impressive list of MOOC research on this page. And even though her blog posts are  suspended she's still adding new papers to it. My only complaint is that there seems to be no way to create an RSS feed from it (even  feed43 will not work) (she's using Google spreadsheets). [Link] [Comment] [Link] Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:: -0400

Research about cMOOCs
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Display Heli Nurmi, Heli connecting ideas, Oct 27, 2014 Heli Nurmi summarizes the article Participants’ Perceptions of Learning and Networking in Connectivist MOOCs, written by Mohsen Saadatmand and Kristiina Kumpulainen. "The results show that participation in MOOCs challenges learners to develop self-organization, self-motivation, and a reasonable amount of technological proficiency to manage the abundance of resources and the more open format. Participants in cMOOCs use an array of technologies and various networking skills. The nature of cMOOCs requires ... [Link] Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:: -0400

MOOC watch: Special treatment for subjects in demand - The Australian Financial Review
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MOOC watch: Special treatment for subjects in demand The Australian Financial Review MOOC provider Coursera this month launched 21 new “specialisations” – each a sequence of courses in areas in high demand from employers. If a student also completes a final project in the area then they earn a “specialisation certificate”. Unlike other ... [Link] Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:18:19 GMT

Hack Education Weekly News: UNC Cheaters and Keene State Rioters
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Education Law and Politics LAUSD’s new superintendent Ramon Cortines says that construction bonds shouldn’t pay for iPads and Pearson curriculum. Currently, construction bonds are paying for the district’s iPads and Pearson curriculum. So the LAUSD iPad saga continues… Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the head of Chicago Public Schools, says she wants to delay the use of PARCC Common Core tests in her district. The state of Illinois plans to do so, so I’m not sure how all of this will play out as the state has already decreed that the city cannot ... [Link] Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:25:15 PDT

Capstone app project for MOOC aims to track, help manage cancer patients' pain - Vanderbilt University News
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Capstone app project for MOOC aims to track, help manage cancer patients' pain Vanderbilt University News Now, after a series of three courses that saw as many as 250,000 students taking them at a time, 1,165 budding programmers are participating in the university's first MOOC capstone project – one that will result in a certificate for graduates and ... [Link] Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:32:54 GMT

What I Hope To Gain From Building My Teaching Business Online
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Please welcome the first volunteer guest blogger on our BTB Online Course. Jeremy Nicholls tells us his story about teaching online and what he... The post What I Hope To Gain From Building My Teaching Business Online appeared first on Official WizIQ Teach Blog. [Link] Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:58:03 +0000

Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered
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See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:13:04 GMT

Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed (blog)
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Inside Higher Ed (blog) Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education Inside Higher Ed (blog) At one represented institution, a faculty member was moved to a tenure track role after teaching a successful MOOC. At another, the university president suggested that teaching a MOOC could be at least as important as publishing in “Nature” (if not more). Can MOOCs win back momentum? Coursera hires first CMO as online ...Silicon Valley Business Journal Online Learning Revolution Energized By New BusinessBusinessBecause all 3 news articles » [Link] Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:46:44 GMT

Keynote: The Year After the Year of the MOOC
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Here’s a talk I gave recently at the CIT event in Duke. In addition to being very nice and gracious, the Duke folks impressed me with how many faculty they have who are not only committed to improving their teaching … Continue reading → The post Keynote: The Year After the Year of the MOOC appeared first on e-Literate. [Link] Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:23:05 +0000

Can MOOCs win back momentum? Coursera hires first CMO as online ... - Silicon Valley Business Journal
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BusinessBecause Can MOOCs win back momentum? Coursera hires first CMO as online ... Silicon Valley Business Journal Mountain View education technology startup Coursera has hired Kurt Apnel, a veteran of the Walt Disney Company and eBay Inc., to serve as its first chief marketing officer. The move comes as the Stanford University-bred company with $85 million in ... Online Learning Revolution Energized By New BusinessBusinessBecause all 3 news articles » [Link] Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:43:39 GMT

How Businesses might use MOOCs in CSR
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MOOC, MOOCs, CSR, Susan Bainbridge, Massive Open Online Course, See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:48:59 GMT

New Video Game MOOC Takes a Different Approach to Education
, Connectivism | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses have grown in popularity as an alternative to traditional college learning since emerging several years ago. See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:47:15 GMT

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