Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning

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In 2013 and 2014, sobriety returned to the world of education and the luster of MOOCs faded some. As I wrote about Coursera last year, although the company held intriguing promise, realizing its potential would require some big pivots. similarly stormed through the early 2000s by bringing online learning to the world of K-12 education and went public in 2007. As I wrote, Coursera’s initial incarnation never felt to me like it could disrupt higher education.

Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

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MOOCs: high aspirations and higher disappointments. The above idea is a noble one and massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs , are thought to be the solution to worldwide access to higher education. MOOCs promise each and every student in this world a front seat in any prestigious university course they have any interest to attend, for free. The online connectivity may not be a really important problem, but MOOCs faced a wall of other, more important issues.

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I''m taking a MOOC through Coursera and UC Irvine called Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom. I got a slight discount as a member of the MOOC, so I went for it. blended learning Coursera MOOC multimedia online learning ThingLink video virtual learning This week, we had to turn in an assignment. One of the options for the assignment was to make an introductory video for an online course.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 University of Houston System via Coursera. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 5: Planning for Teaching and Learning. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 8: Developing Relationships. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” More on Coursera and certification in the certification section below.). Education Politics.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). He was an instructor in one of several high-profile Coursera failures back in 2013. Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) ”) Great reporting this week from Steve Kolowich on the UC Irvine professor’s run-in with the MOOC machine: “After the Gold Rush: MOOCs, money, and the education of Richard McKenzie.”

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