Are MOOCs really dead?

Neo LMS

MOOCs have been considered for a very long time a great way of learning, because they are useful, diverse, surrounded by communities and mostly free. However, lately MOOCs have faced several challenges and criticisms such as its heavy reliance on user-generated content which creates a rather chaotic learning environment, and the mere fact that digital literacy is almost always a prerequisite if someone is going to take an open online course.

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For Best Results, Pair MOOCs With In-Person Support

Edsurge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) transfixed higher education in the early 2010s, so much so that The New York Times dubbed 2012 "The Year of the MOOC." At the time, many thought MOOCs might become a replacement for both classroom instruction and ingrained models of learning.

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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

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. One thing that MOOCs enthusiasts seemed to forget is that.

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MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated. link] What is a MOOC?

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5 Ways MOOC-Based Degrees Are Different From Other Online Degrees

Edsurge

But in recent years a new type of online degree has emerged, born of partnerships between elite universities and the platforms that support MOOCs, such as Coursera, FutureLearn, and edX. The first of these new MOOC degree programs emerged at Georgia Tech, which partnered with Udacity in 2013 to create a low-cost online master’s program in computer science. Since then, more and more degrees have run through MOOC channels. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

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Still MOOCing Along.

EdTechSandyK

Image Source Used Under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND License Week 4 of the Foundations of Virtual Instruction MOOC I started on June 30th is wrapping up today. By this time next week, I will hopefully have successfully completed my first MOOC.

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Fostering Peer Connections to Make MOOCs Personal

The PL2C Blog

The Friday Institute and Oak Foundation seek to end this anachronism with the Learning Differences MOOC for Educators (MOOC-Ed). When combined with the self-directed, anytime, anywhere learning facilitated in the MOOC-Ed, the experience proved to be powerful. By Lauren Acree.

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EdTechX: A MOOC about Integrating Education Technology from Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

The course is designed to help educators think about how to integrate emerging technologies into schools and classrooms and how to evaluate those efforts. Blog Featured Justin Reich #ettipad EdTech Researcher EdX MOOC

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A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs

Edsurge

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. Providers can make the MOOC Semester an opt-in event.

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PLEs, MOOCs and connectivism

Learning with 'e's

Rows of seats still persist in the classrooms of many schools, and direct instruction still holds sway. And this was exactly the guiding principle of the earliest MOOCs. ELI_2015 connectivism education learning MOOC PLE Stephen Downes Technology

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Classroom Management and Parent Engagement: 8 #EduGoalsMOOC Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today, the Goal-Minded Teacher ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course Twitter chat took place about the topics, Classroom Management and Parent Engagement. KidsHealth in the Classroom has free health-related lesson plans for PreK through 12th grade.

#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

Edsurge

Has the MOOC revolution come and gone? Or will the principles of the MOOC movement continue to influence higher ed? On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? How many MOOCs have you signed up for and how many have you taken?” Many admitted their completion rates were unimpressive, which may be representative for MOOC users overall. In MOOCs it’s all about teaching.

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The Great Education Equalizer? New Study Shows MOOCs Have Not Yet Fulfilled Their Promise as a Force for Equity

Digital Promise

The latest piece of news on MOOCs — massive online open courses — suggests that they may not yet be the great democratizer of education that they were envisioned to be. 12, shows that, generally, MOOCs have not reached such a demographically broad audience. The Futures of MOOCs.

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What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?

Edsurge

And she makes the case for why free online courses like hers—which are known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs—might still lead to a revolution in higher education, even though the hype around them has died down. But I am beginning to notice more and more when I first did a flipped classroom model, where I had some of the lectures in videos, and then we worked materials in class. As someone still teaching one of these, where do you see MOOCs these days? .

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Pop-Up MOOC – Engagement in a Time of Polarization

ProfHacker

a MOOC on engagement in a time of polarization. But you can read more about this “pop-up” mooc, as well as sign up through Davidson Now , who are providing the infrastructure for the course. How can we make it work for us, online and off, inside and outside of classrooms?

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Mapping with Google MOOC

Kairos EdTech

I recently took and finished the MOOC on mapping provided by Google. Google Google Earth Google Maps MOOC It was such a great experience. The entire course was available online for free and I was able to earn this certificate from Google.

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

Edsurge

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.

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

The topics to be covered include: civic discourse, mobile technology in the classroom, student safety and digital citizenship, visual communication, 21st century communication and connected learning. To accomplish all of this, participants and facilitators will be working together as both learners and change agents in an open environment known as a Massive Open Online Collaboration (MOOC). MOOC Ends August 17. By Matt Williams, Educational Technologist, KQED.

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A different view of MOOCs

Mark Smithers

This morning Richard Grusin posted a series of twenty tweets presenting a highly critical and thought provoking view of MOOCs. 14.MOOCs reduce education to content delivery; online lectures, interactive exercises & discussion boards do not equal classroom education. 16.MOOCs imitate the logic of derivitization, breaking up courses and faculty into discrete parts—a MOOC here and a MOOC there. Educational Technology Opinion MOOCs

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How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age

Edsurge

You could call extension schools the original MOOCs. Well, unless you count the students in MOOCs, those free online courses, which are offered through a different division of the university. Yet during that same period, another part of the university, HarvardX, has been running MOOCs, massive open online courses. How do you differentiate what you're doing at the Extension School from MOOCs? They've produced about 100 MOOCs.

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Coursera’s Rick Levin On the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials

Edsurge

EdSurge talked with Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera (and former president of one of those big-name universities, Yale) about how the mega-courses known as MOOCs have changed in the five years since the start of their hype-filled debut. It has been five year since Coursera launched its first MOOCs. One thing that I see a lot of interest in at colleges these days are flipped classrooms.

Is It Worth My Time? Learning Differences MOOC Really Is

Educator Innovator

I want to know that the valuable time which I dedicate to edifying myself for my profession is going to have a lasting, meaningful impact on my classroom and each and every individual student in it. The Learning Differences Massive Open Online Course for Educators , offered by MOOC-Ed, part of NC State University’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, an Educator Innovator partner, is exactly the kind of professional development opportunity that is worth a teacher’s precious time.

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Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager.

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Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our focus for the upcoming week is classroom management and parent engagement. Join us for the next #EduGoalsMOOC ‘s Twitter chat where we will discuss Classroom Management and Parent Engagement with guest experts, @DrJoy , Assistant Principal, and Marisa Constantinides ( @Marisa_C ), owner and director of CELT Athens in Greece. Spiral transforms any classroom into an interactive learning space.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 3 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

For Unit 3 of the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , we explored the TPACK and SAMR frameworks. I also plan on introducing my teachers to both models to help them realize the potential of the technology they have in the classrooms and at their disposal.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 4 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

In Unit 4 of the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed , we learned about the 4 Cs of Digital Age skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. There are communities for almost every classroom subject, every education related topic, and for every technology device! For example, I manage a blog called "The Teacher Showcase" where teachers can share their classroom projects with others in the school. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 6 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

In the final unit of the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed , we learned about the importance of and practiced evaluating EdTech tools and resources, such as iPad Apps and websites with the use of rubrics and evaluation tools. Coach Digital edtech evaluation ipad Learning MOOC-Ed rubric

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 5 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Unit 5 of the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed focused on Digital Citizenship. Just because you are an educational institution and your students are creating projects for the classroom does not mean you can use other people''s work and their images freely. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest. Coach Digital Learning mooc MOOC-Ed Here are my reflection question responses.

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Learning Beyond The Classroom Walls

The Web20Classroom

Many students can now obtain full degrees, from bachelor’s to PhD, all from a laptop in their living room, rather than a stuffy classroom in a building named for someone few remember. Traditional colleges and universities are also facing a new generation of learning options through MOOCs.

Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

They’ve aided the beginnings of ‘flipped’ classrooms – where students view video lectures or read background material at home and spend their class time being guided through exercises, projects, or discussions on the material.

Connected Educators: Power Up Your Pedagogy with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Today I''m excited to be participating in a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course that is free. Today''s MOOC is part of Chris Long''s University of California Irvine''s course, Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom.

Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls

Edsurge

Informed projections say that American universities have already run out of 18-year-olds to fill the millions of freshmen empty seats in their classrooms. Education Technology MOOCs Higher Education

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Have you ever felt that the traditional classroom structure we’ve all grown used to is a bit too limiting for the today’s day and age? Below you’ll find professional insight into: What is a flipped classroom approach? What is a Flipped Classroom Approach?