MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities

Edsurge

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. At the recently concluded EMOOCs conference , the then CEO of Coursera, Rick Levin, shared his thoughts on this shift. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

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PLEs, MOOCs and connectivism

Learning with 'e's

Downes was speaking at the ELI 4th International Conference on e-Learning and Distance Education held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 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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Trending Sources

Ed-Tech Startup Conference Pushes Boundaries

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Over the years, LearnLaunch's Across Boundaries conference has engendered conversations on everything from STEM learning to augmented reality. The 2017 conference in Boston is coming up. The post Ed-Tech Startup Conference Pushes Boundaries appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. Learning Circles introduced her to MOOCs for the first time, and she appreciated the feedback from her peers and facilitators in a small group setting.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference. Let me share some materials here, along with reflections on the conference. That broke down many different forms Twitter takes in supporting a conference.

Learning Revolution Conference Schedule - Online and Free NEXT WEEK

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first-ever Learning Revolution Conference kicks off this coming Monday, April 20th, online and free, with a terrific set of keynote and distinguished speakers and a full day of conference sessions on Thursday, April 24th.

Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months. This conference has a short lead time (right around the corner!), The conference will also include an all-day virtual unconference (SocialEdCon online!)

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ). is a free conference and is held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of five days. The conference includes an all-day virtual unconference (SocialEdCon online!) The Learning 2.0

2013 School Leadership Summit - Update on the Free Virtual Conference / Submit Your Presentation Proposal!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you haven''t participated in one of my other massive, peer-to-peer conferences , they are a blast (they are more than MOOCs, really, maybe HOOPs? Highly Open Online and Participative conferences?).

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Library 2.013 Conference Call for Proposals

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is the official call for presentation proposals for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference, October 18 - 19, 2013 (in some time zones the conference will conclude on the 20th). This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that done every day, with a focus on peer-to-peer presentations.

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2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From the 2012 GlobalEdCon attendees: "This conference is a great example on what global means. Jerry Blumengarten The 2013 Global Education Conference starts today! If you haven''t attended our annual Global Education Conference, you are in for a treat! If you are looking to extend your conference experience, here are some ideas. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Conference was great.

Networked pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

I had the pleasure of meeting Michael face to face a week or so later when I keynoted the Future of Higher Education conference in Sydney, and we were able to continue our conversation.

Open warfare #eden15

Learning with 'e's

Martin is well known for his work around digital scholarship and his various research into the use of MOOCs and other open education approaches at the British Open University. I asked him about the future of MOOCs and other open courses, and we also discussed the concept of open scholarship.

Conference 2.0 News - Homeschooling, STEMxCon, Library 2.013, Education Film Festival, Reinventing K12, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is an update of the worldwide virtual conferences from Web 2.0 homeschooling and independent learning conference, the super-exciting STEMx conference in September, the " future of libraries " (Library 2.013) conference in October, GlobalEdCon 2013, and more! 2013 WORLDWIDE HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE August 23 - 24, 2013 [link] We''ve just announced the inaugural worldwide Homeschool Conference. More information on the conference site.

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Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. We have 146 accepted conference sessions and ten keynote addresses. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more!

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Conference 2.0 Updates - STEMxCon Proposals Open, Library 2.013 Acceptances, GlobalEdCon Updates, OZeLive, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is an update of the worldwide virtual conferences from Web 2.0 We''ve been calling them "Conference 2.0," but I''m thinking instead of calling them SMOOChes --Synchronous and Massive Open Online Collaborations. News and Information : As this is the first year of the conference, we''re working hard to reach out to all organizations involved in STEMx endeavors, and encourage you to become a conference partner (it''s free, and comes with some benefits!).

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Conference 2.0 News - STEMxCon Deadline, Connected Educator Month, Reform Symposium, Library 2.013, and More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope that, wherever you are, our peer and practitioner-driven professional development conferences make a difference for you. Conference 2.0" So we encourage you to be brave and to consider presenting at one of the following conferences. Lab''s "Conference 2.0"

Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

Martin Weller's keynote presentation at EDEN 2015 Conference was entitled 'The battle for open.' As with the green movement, openness now has a market value and is subject to new tensions, such as venture capitalists funding MOOC companies.

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

Barcelona - the home of Gaudi This year's EDEN annual summer conference kicks off in beautiful Barcelona later today with a welcome event and the awarding of several EDEN Fellowships. eden15 education learning MOOCs open education resources personal learning Technology

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

I had the honor of introducing him on stage at a conference for Microsoft employees, as well as at the Global Education Partners Summit. Khan touched on trends in education technology such as MOOCs and the flipped classroom – concepts we’ve explored here many times.

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We want YOU to present at the Reinventing the Classroom conference on May 1st - all about the impact of ed tech on the classroom experience. If you''re going to ISTE or live in Atlanta, don''t miss ISTE Unplugged , our set of fun activities around the annual ISTE conference.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

This time, I''m very happy to interview two of the keynote speakers for the EDEN 2015 conference , which will be held in Barcelona. blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. 5) What is your response to the criticism of MOOCs (e.g.

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Inspire to learn

Learning with 'e's

On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy. The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - OZeLive Conference Starts - Michael Stephens, Pam Moran, and Ira Socol Highlighted Videos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Reminder that this weekend is the inaugural OZeLive -- an Australia / New Zealand timezone friendly Ed Tech conference. Learning Revolution Conferences. Next week we''ll be announcing twin Learning Revolution conferences -- one online, and one in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Other new conference dates to add to your calendar. Join us virtually as well for a one-day worldwide conference on Reinventing the Classroom on May 1st.

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5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

Wired Campus

The Chronicle adopted a modified version of the format during a session at the South by Southwest Edu conference in March, with a panel of experts weighing in on five new products or ideas to fix pressing problems in higher education. Freedman: I love where you started with the criticism of the MOOCs. I mean, MOOCs aren’t learning platforms, they’re distribution platforms. Distance Education IT MOOCs Teaching

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MOOCs – Magnificent, Monsters or Malediction

Mark Smithers

Thanks to Kate Bowles ( @KateMfD ) for sending me a link to an open Coursesites web site (free registration) that has been created for the MOOC discussion at the forthcoming Universities Australia 2014 conference. What are the three best articles you have read on MOOCs?

Digital Writing Month: Striving for Inclusion in Open Online Learning

ProfHacker

I’ve been working for some time on ideas of inclusion & ( in)equality in open education, and of the possibility of a postcolonial MOOC (with Shyam Sharma ), and gathering ideas from others on how to envision a more inclusive, diverse and equitable open online learning experience.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 5 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Unit 5 of the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed focused on Digital Citizenship. A few years ago I sat in a conference session about digital citizenship, and a former FBI investigator talked about the misconceptions of our Digital Footprint. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest. Coach Digital Learning mooc MOOC-Ed Here are my reflection question responses.

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. In short, this is a conference that will do more than inspire you, you will be empowered to launch in your own classrooms, schools and districts!

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with 'e's

We are delighted that Terry will be delivering a keynote speech at this year''s European Distance and E-Learning Network ( EDEN ) Conference in Zagreb in June. Terry: The book, Online Distance Education - Towards a Research Agenda will be published by the time of the EDEN conference.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. TL;DR.

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The World Innovation Summit On Education-#WISE13

The Web20Classroom

The conference is full of some of the brightest minds and best conversations. When the conference gets underway you will also be able to tap into what is happening at the conference. MOOCs, STEM education, data gathering, and more.

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Maker Party and Making Learning Connected mooc to Launch This Weekend

Educator Innovator

After a Department of Education kick-off at the Reimagining Education Conference and initial practitioner learning opportunities by partners Scratch, the Afterschool Alliance, and Mozilla Webmakers, the Summer of Making and Connecting kicks into even higher gear with the launch of Maker Party 2013 and the Making Learning Connected mooc on June 15. Educator Innovator Blog #connectedlearning #reimagineed creativity Making mooc online learning webmaking writing

Context Matters in Social Media

ProfHacker

Jargon: Someone uses the term MOOC. Most people I communicate with on Twitter are fully aware of what a MOOC is. Poor soul gets 10 different replies because everyone else knows what a MOOC is and is trying to be helpful.

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

The Rebranding of MOOCs. Remember 2012 , “ The Year of the MOOC? Remember in 2012 when the media wrote about MOOCs with such frenzy, parroting all these marketing claims and more and predicting that MOOCs were poised to “ end the era of expensive higher education ”? Along the way, most of the predictions and promises have been broken: Attending a MOOC now often costs money ; receiving a certificate certainly costs money.

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Another glimpse of European higher education and technology

Bryan Alexander

The conference was titled “The State of Digital Education”, and offered a fine snapshot into how European academia is approaching technology, how it’s responding to new social developments, and looking towards the future. MOOCs… ah, this is fascinating.

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Why The Open Keynote Is Still Open

ProfHacker

With conference presentations I am more organized and focused, but I still leave room for changes last minute. What do you do to prepare for important conference presentations? Productivity Profession #OER17 #OpenLearning17 conferences keynote open education presentations

April 30th - Library 2.015 Spring Summit Focuses on Innovation, Technology, and Preparation for the Future

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Dr. Alman , the SJSU lecturer who developed the Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC , said that the Library 2.015 Spring Summit was conceived because “monitoring technology is vital for educators and information professionals.”

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The Learning Revolution - 2014 School Leadership Summit - ISTE Unplugged Dates - More!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Astute ISTE observers will note that the conference starts on Saturday this year, so our Hack Education all-day unconference will be on Friday, June 27th in the conference center in Atlanta. Conference Keynotes on YouTube. Global Education Conference 2014.