A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs


MOOCs have evolved over the past five years from a virtual version of a classroom course to an experience that feels more like a Netflix library of teaching videos. One important benefit of the first MOOCs was that they started at fixed times, like traditional college courses, which meant that large numbers of people were sharing an experience and posting questions and answers to forums. The on-demand MOOC trend has led to a drastic reduction in forum activity within MOOC cohorts.

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MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities


In Oct 2011, a few Stanford professors offered three online courses which were completely free. The media started calling this space MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, a term coopted from a 2008 experiment. The narrative in early days of MOOC space was around disruption of universities. Not all MOOC providers shared this narrative, but this was the one that the media stuck with it. By targeting professional learners, MOOC providers are trying to exactly do that.

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MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now?


I took one of the very first MOOCs, and back then the videos, assignments, and certificates were all free. That was in 2011. As MOOC providers focussed on finding a business model, they started putting certain aspects of the experience behind a paywall, hoping to get more people to pay. MOOCs went from free to free to audit (nevermind that the concept of auditing a class is completely foreign in most parts of the world).

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MOOCs are No Longer Massive. And They Serve Different Audiences Than First Imagined.


MOOCs have gone from a buzzword to a punchline, especially among professors who were skeptical of these “massive open online courses” in the first place. MOOCs started in around 2011 when a few Stanford professors put their courses online and made them available to anyone who wanted to take them. The New York Times later declared 2012 as the ‘year of the MOOC,’ and columnists said the virtual courses would bring a revolution. And that's what MOOCS have.

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Monetization Over Massiveness: Breaking Down MOOCs by the Numbers in 2016


The modern massive open online course movement, which began when the first “MOOCs” were offered by Stanford professors in late 2011, is now half a decade old. In that time, MOOC providers have raised over $400 million and now employ more than a thousand staff. By registration count, Coursera is still by far the largest MOOC provider in the world with over 23 million learners. Even Oxford University, one of the oldest universities in the world, jumped on the MOOC train.


The Second Wave of MOOC Hype is Here, and it’s Online Degrees


In the past year or so there's been a flurry of announcements from the big MOOC providers involving new degree programs based around their online courses. Earlier this year, for instance, Coursera announced six new degrees , including the first-ever MOOC-based Bachelors. So far, ten universities have announced MOOC-based online degrees, and together they offer a total of 25 different degrees. A steady stream of articles heralded MOOCs as the disruptor of higher education.

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Week of July 25, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] CARIBBEAN ONLINE EDUCATORS CONFERENCE 2011 ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Mon 8 Aug 07:00PM New York / Mon 8 Aug 11:00PM GMT / Tue 9 Aug 09:00AM Sydney LeRoy Hill. link] "MINI-GEEK FEST" MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION AUGUST, 2011 ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Mon 8 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 9 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 9 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Peggy George.

Week of September 5, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 5 Sep 09:00PM New York / Tue 6 Sep 01:00AM GMT / Tue 6 Sep 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. A free webinar about the E-portfolio Massive Open Online Course (EpCop MOOC), a free e-portfolio professional development activity. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Week of August 14, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 15 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 16 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 16 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. EpCoP MOOC webinar [link] TECH TALK TUESDAYS: THE STUDENT VOICE ( Australia Series ) Tue 15 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 16 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 16 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] The 2011 Worldwide Virtual Library Conference November 2 - 3, All Free, All Online in Blackboard Collaborate Submit to present or to be kept informed at [link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Wed 31 Aug 06:00AM New York / Wed 31 Aug 10:00AM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 08:00PM Sydney Coach Carole.

Week of September 12, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 12 Sep 09:00PM New York / Tue 13 Sep 01:00AM GMT / Tue 13 Sep 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. link] "MINI-GEEK FEST" MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION SEPTEMBER, 2011 (AzTEA 2.0 Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Week of July 30, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

EPCOP MOOC INTRO WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 1 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 2 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 2 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. A repeat intro to the EpCoP MOOC has been scheduled for August 2 to suit a new influx of registered participants and for those in other time zones who could not attend the first one. We are also opening up the discussion forum to share treasures from conferences like ISTE 2011 or the free online ed tech virtual speaksVOLumes conference.

MOOCs Are Still Rising, at Least in Numbers

Wired Campus

It was 2011, and fewer than ten MOOCs existed worldwide. It has been four years since then, and according to a new report, the cumulative number of MOOCs has reached nearly 4,000. Compiled earlier this month by Dhawal Shah, founder of the MOOC aggregator Class Central, the report summarizes data on MOOCs from the past four years. And the data show that even as the MOOC hype starts to die down , interest isn’t tapering off.


Week of July 25, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] INTRODUCTION TO THE EPCOP MOOC ( Australia Series ) Wed 27 Jul 06:00AM New York / Wed 27 Jul 10:00AM GMT / Wed 27 Jul 08:00PM Sydney Coach Carole. How do you create a MOOC? Tonight Coach Carole and her design team will discuss how they planned, designed and developed the EpCoP MOOC and showcase how the MOOC will be delivered to a growing group of registered participants. Join us online to unpack the EpCoP MOOC.

How to Teach Online MOOC: Aloha Discussion


Author: Mathieu Plourde {(Mathplourde on Flickr) This week marks the beginning of the How to Teach Online MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). What is a MOOC you may ask? A MOOC is very similar to university courses but typically do not offer course credits.


Do it yourself education

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What Kamenetz does do well however, is to highlight the significance of Massively Online Open Courses (MOOCs), suggesting that they may yet play a part in breaking the hold of the traditional, ivy league universities on mass higher education.


EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018


While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching. The “Year of the MOOC” is long behind us. Education Technology MOOCs Higher Education

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How Virtual IT Labs Prepare Students for Real-Life Work


When I joined Ashford, the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) had just started and it was quite an interesting movement. In 2011, it had only five full-time faculty members. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning MOOCs Fully-Online School Data and Research Cloud ComputingIn 1997, when he was in his mid 30s, Dr. Jongbok Byun flipped his entire life upside down to pursue his dream of becoming an educator.

Online Learning Does Not Mean Sans Engagement

Fractus Learning

Ana Donaldson, 2011, Engaging the Online Learner. College Discussion MOOCWhile educators and learners in classroom-based courses have already discovered the benefits of using engagement as a part of education, the power of online is yet to be fully realized.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'


MOOCs Recent virtual upstarts, MOOCs—massive open online courses—catapulted onto the global learning stage when Stanford University computer scientists Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in 2011 came upon the bright idea of streaming their robotics lectures over the Internet. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.) Now in its seventh year, MOOCs crossed the 100 million learner mark, recently hitting 101 million.

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course


The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He offers through Coursera, which Ng teaches, have had wide appeal on the MOOC website. In 2011, he founded the Google Brain Deep Learning project and later went on to start Coursera with fellow Stanford professor, Daphne Koller in 2012.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

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blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. 2) You wrote a book on being a digital scholar in 2011. I think many MOOCs (and MOOC providers) will struggle to find a sustainable financial model in their current guise.


Technology Will Not Redefine Schools

The Principal of Change

MOOCs and other online learning options. Updated Visual) October 19, 2011 The Blended PLC September 15, 2016 The Arrows Go Back and Forth #IMMOOC. Today I tweeted this article: Thoughts? – Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future https://t.co/XnFCPlER4r.


Dream Big, Work Hard, Stay the (Bumpy) Course

The Principal of Change

But jumping through a Twitter rabbit hole, I ended up on this awesome tweet: Her original”dream” tweet is from 2011 while her “reality” tweet is from March 2019.

To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning


peaked in 2011 and is currently declining. Recently, Coursera announced a modular MOOC-based bachelor’s degree with the University of North Texas, and edX is experimenting with “ MicroBachelors ” programs as pathways to degrees.

Today, the new Future Trends Forum, with Richard DeMillo

Bryan Alexander

More from the official biography: Under his leadership, Georgia Tech has developed a pipeline of 50 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that together enroll more than a million learners.

How Udacity Could Return to Its Higher Ed Roots


EdSurge: Udacity rode the wave of hype around MOOCs, massive open online courses, when the company started back in 2011. But more recently, the company’s co-founder, Sebastian Thrun, has insisted that Udacity is not a MOOC company.

Removing the Obstacles in Education so Innovation and Academics Can Flourish

The Principal of Change

April 13, 2018 Every “Best Practice” in Education Was Once an Innovation July 24, 2016 11 Books To Further an #InnovatorsMindset October 13, 2011 Turn on the lights September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon!


The Next “You”

The Principal of Change

February 6, 2018 Learner-Centred Innovation – New Book From @KatieMartinEDU September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! IMMOOC November 3, 2011 Defining Innovation?


US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018


Source: EdSurge One trend is clear: The dollars invested in the US edtech industry has ticked up steadily since 2011 (considering 2015 as an aberration). More common in 2010 and 2011, the early days of the current edtech investment cycle, those deals were prevalent at a time that saw an abundance of new ideas, companies and investments. Once upon a time, she notes, “MOOCs were supposed to displace higher education. Now many MOOCs are embedded within these institutions.

“We call them leaders because they go first.”

The Principal of Change

February 1, 2017 5 Arguments Against “Innovation in Education” and How You Might Respond June 11, 2011 For you or me? July 28, 2014 Investing in Individuals First September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon!


“Use adversity to your advantage.”

The Principal of Change

July 10, 2016 “Threshold Model of Collective Behaviour” January 26, 2013 5 Characteristics of a Change Agent September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! IMMOOC September 10, 2015 Strength in Weakness September 1, 2011 Close to the tipping point?


What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

In January, they plan to launch a massive online open course (aka a MOOC) called Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens. Northport, N.Y.,

Yale Announces ‘Blended’ Online Master’s Degree

Wired Campus

It is the second professional school at Yale to try the “blended” model for a graduate program, following the Yale School of Nursing, which opened a partially online doctoral degree in 2011. In 2011 it began offering online summer courses to small groups of undergraduates for credit. In 2013 it joined with Coursera and started building MOOCs.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

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Alternative modes Today, education has expanded beyond traditional learning spaces into distance education , blended learning, flipped classrooms , mobile learning, and online delivery through technologies such as MOOCs ( Massive Open Online Courses ).

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