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Assessing President Obama'S Far-Reaching Impact On Higher Education
, Inside Higher Ed | News
Lyndon Johnson oversaw the creation of the federal student aid system. Bill Clinton’s administration invested heavily in college preparation and created a multibillion-dollar program of college tax credits. But as President Obama’s eight years in office near an end, history is likely to remember him as the higher education president. We can already hear the shouts of dissent from those who felt the brunt of the administration’s all-out regulatory blitz against for-profit colleges. Expect demurrals, too, from higher education leaders who felt betrayed by their ... [Link] Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Couldn’T Get Into Ivy League Irl? Here Are 250 Free Online Courses From Ivy League Colleges
, Class Central's MOOC Report
250 MOOCs from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale. The post Couldn’t get into Ivy league IRL? Here are 250 Free Online Courses from Ivy League Colleges appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:37:21 +0000

The State Of The Mooc: What Associations Should Know
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/0117_learning-800x480.jpg Ernie Smith, Associations Now, Jan 19, 2017 This is a routine report on MOOCs with a focus on associations, but note the zinge rat the end: "Education outside of the university system could gain momentum through MOOCs, especially with the growth of certifications. That’ s good for associations, which tend to offer a lot in the way of education." We are rapidly approaching the day when ... [Link] Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:: -0400

University Of Derby’S Academic Innovation Hub Drives Home Mooc Roi
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Three key takeaways derived from the University of Derby's successful track record of creating MOOCs. The post University of Derby’s Academic Innovation Hub Drives Home MOOC ROI appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:41:17 +0000

7 Insights From Harvardx And Mitx’S Year 4 Report
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Harvard University and MIT recently released their findings from four years’ worth of their courses on edX. The post 7 Insights from Harvardx and MITx’s Year 4 Report appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:33:43 +0000

Community Tracking In A Cmooc And Nomadic Learner Behaviour Identification On A Connectivist Rhizomatic Learning Network
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/Bozkurt_Graph.PNG Aras Bozkurt, Sarah Honeychurch, Autumm Caines, Maha Bali, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Dave Cormier, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, Jan 15, 2017 The difference between the research we see in a connectivist MOOC (cMOOC) and those offered by Coursea, Udacity, etc. (xMOOC) is striking, and nowhere better exemplified by this detailed diagram we see in this paper. The best we get from the xMOOCs are ... [Link] Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:: -0400

Mooc Enrollment Drops At Harvardx And Mitx After Free Certifications Disappear
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/whomoocs.png Devin Coldewey, TechCrunch, Jan 15, 2017 This article gleans the relevant datum from the  recent study of Harvard and MIT MOOCs. This year saw enrollments drop at each "to about 540,000 at HarvardX and 670,000 at MIT." This is against a background in MOOCs generally where enrollment (as reported by Class Central) doubled over last year. What makes the different at Harvard and MIT? "The leveling off of interest probably ... [Link] Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:: -0400

Connectivism And Learning
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/FedericaEU.JPG Stephen Downes, Federica.EU, Jan 14, 2017 This is my next MOOC; it starts January 30 and runs for 10 weeks. It provides an overview of my version of connectivism as it applies to teaching and learning. It covers a lot of the ground I've covered in my talks and papers, but as a single structured unit. Unlike my previous MOOCs, I've prepared a ton of video content ahead of time, so you can follow the course at your leisure. ... [Link] Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:: -0400

Cours En Ligne Ouverts Et Massifs : État Des Lieux Et Adoption Au Canada Français
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/ClassX.JPG Robert Gregoire, Réseau d’enseignement francophone à distance du Canada (REFAD), Jan 14, 2017 This is a substantial report (182 page PDF) on the state of the art in MOOCs and their adoption in French Canada. Please note that the report is written in French. Robert Gregoire does justice to the origin, development and original intent of MOOCs (if I say so myself). The latter part of the report summarizes a survey on the ... [Link] Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:: -0400

Disrupting And Democratising Higher Education Provision Or Entrenching Academic Elitism: Towards A Model Of Moocs Adoption At African Universities
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/11423_2016_9500_Fig1_HTML.gif Patient Rambe, Mamello Moeti, Educational Technology Research and Development, Jan 14, 2017 MOOCs have the potential to support education in Africa. "The disruptive potential of MOOCs lies in their capacity to overcome the social exclusion of vulnerable groups based on gender, age, socio-economic status and ethnic origin." But the MOOC movement is not necessarily benign. "Behind the MOOC ... [Link] Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:: -0400

Established Education Providers V New Contenders
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/20170114_SRC448_0.png Unattributed, The Economist, Jan 14, 2017 This article makes the point that "the MOOCs are on to something." Why? Because they show that education at scale can be done quickly and cheaply. They may show this, but even more to the point, they show that there a hige demand for free or low-cost learning. But I want to point you to a piece of pure fiction in this article. Look at the graph, which shows the ... [Link] Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:: -0400

Georgia Tech And Edx Announce An Online Master Of Science In Analytics Degree
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The OMS Analytics degree will cost less than $10,000 and will be delivered in collaboration with edX The post Georgia Tech and edX Announce an Online Master of Science in Analytics Degree appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:55:07 +0000

In-Depth Review: Futurelearn’S Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results. The post In-Depth Review: FutureLearn’s Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:27:07 +0000

The University Of Michigan Bets Big On Moocs, Crosses Five Million Enrollments
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Over 250 of the university’s employees have been involved in producing its MOOCs The post The University of Michigan Bets Big on MOOCs, Crosses Five Million Enrollments appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:40:31 +0000

Molly Broad To Retire As Head Of Main College Lobbying Group
, Inside Higher Ed | News
Molly Corbett Broad, who in nine years as president of the American Council on Education has focused the college presidents’ association on driving technological and other change in higher education, will retire in October, ACE announced Tuesday. “Molly’s leadership has had a profound impact on higher education,” said John J. DeGioia, chair of ACE’s Board of Directors and president of Georgetown University. “Her unwavering commitment to excellence has animated all of our work, strengthening our efforts to improve access and ... [Link] Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000

New Online Courses And Moocs Added In December 2016
, Class Central's MOOC Report
List of 314 new online courses added to Class Central in December 2016 The post New Online Courses and MOOCs added in December 2016 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Sun, 01 Jan 2017 23:18:18 +0000

Mooc Course Report: January 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
1750+ free online courses starting in January 2017; 207 of them are new The post MOOC Course Report: January 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Sun, 01 Jan 2017 23:13:37 +0000

The Downes Prize 2016
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Every year at this time I award the Downes Prize to the most-read post of those I've posted some time in the previous 365 days. This year that means any one of 1288 total posts from hundreds of authors around the world. The award is intended to be an objective measure, not based on popularity contests, campaigns, or any other such thing, but reflective of actual interest in the item on the part of OLDaily readers.. Without further ado,   This year's Downes Prize is awarded to:   Michael Caulfield, for New Directions in Open Education published in Hapgood, Oct 10, ... [Link] Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:: -0400

What Happened In Ed-Tech In 2016 (And Who Paid For It)?
, Hack Education
Here is a list of all the articles I wrote as part of my look at the “Top Ed-Tech Trends” of the year. “Trends” is perhaps the wrong word here. These are my observations about what’s happened in education technology (and education more broadly) over the course of the past 12 months. This project – something I’ve done every year since 2010 – aims to serve as an in-depth analysis of the noteworthy events and products and politics and financing and tries to piece together the narratives and ideologies that drive ... [Link] Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:01:00 +0000

Ten Most Popular Moocs Starting In January 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The best new free online courses starting in January 2017 The post Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in January 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 29 Dec 2016 07:32:59 +0000

Monetization Over Massiveness: A Review Of Mooc Stats And Trends In 2016
, Class Central's MOOC Report
MOOCs: Yes to Monetization, No to being Massive — and more The post Monetization over Massiveness: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2016 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 29 Dec 2016 22:55:37 +0000

Accessibility Of Moocs: Understanding The Provider Perspective
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/WCAG-2.0-MOOC.jpg Francisco Iniesto, Patrick McAndrew, Shailey Minocha, Tim Coughlan, Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME), Dec 29, 2016 From the abstract: "we report the results from a study involving semi-structured interviews to investigate the perceptions and accessibility-related processes of MOOC platform accessibility managers, platform software developers and designers, and MOOC accessibility researchers." [Link]... [Link] Wed, 28 Dec 2016 17:: -0400

Developing A Strategic Approach To Moocs
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/MOOCbetterwordbubble.png Rebecca Ferguson, Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME), Dec 29, 2016 The authors write, "In this contribution we look at one substantial body of work, publications on MOOCs that were produced at the 29 UK universities connected to the FutureLearn MOOC platform. Bringing these papers together, and considering them as a body of related work, reveals a set of nine priority areas for MOOC ... [Link] Wed, 28 Dec 2016 17:: -0400

By The Numbers: Moocs In 2016
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/By-the-Numbers-MOOCs-in-2016.jpg Dhawal Shah, Class Central, Dec 27, 2016 This year's MOOC numbers from Class Central. "In it’ s fifth year, 23 million people worldwide registered for a MOOC for the first time ever... This makes the total number of students who signed up for at least one MOOC estimated to be 58 million." [Link] [Comment] [Link] Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:: -0400

Class Central’S Zeitgeist: A Year In Moocs — 2016
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The top MOOC universities, MOOC search terms, and more in 2016. The post Class Central’s Zeitgeist: A Year in MOOCs — 2016 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:37:02 +0000

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