#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.

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So I'm Taking a MOOC.

EdTechSandyK

Image Used With Permission Under a Creative Commons License Late last week I was innocently checking my Twitter feed, and I saw an announcement for a MOOC called Foundations of Virtual Instruction. The course is aimed at learning about K-12 online instruction, which I''m interested in knowing more about. The course is offered through Coursera , a known online learning platform which I have heard and read good things about.

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

MindShift

For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low. Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. Online courses can be a helpful tool for self-sufficient, highly motivated learners with reliable computers and internet at home, but others may need a little more support.

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What Is An Asynchronous Learning Community?

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Is An Asynchronous Learning Community? What Is Asynchronous Learning? An Asynchronous Learning Community is one where students learn together bound by some component–often a goal, topic, or learning space–rather than time (i.e.,

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On interactions and scalability in online learning

Mark Smithers

This happened this morning when I read the tweets about Gregor Kennedy’s keynote presentation in which he talked about interactions between students and teachers in online courses. I agree with this idea that students can and should interact with experts during their learning. A big question is how this can be scaled to large numbers of students in a learning environment. The problem occurs with the definition of teachers and students. Expert CC by Pete Prodoehl.

On interactions and scalability in online learning

Mark Smithers

This happened this morning when I read the tweets about Gregor Kennedy’s keynote presentation in which he talked about interactions between students and teachers in online courses. I agree with this idea that students can and should interact with experts during their learning. A big question is how this can be scaled to large numbers of students in a learning environment. The problem occurs with the definition of teachers and students. Expert CC by Pete Prodoehl.

Beyond Videos: 4 Ways Instructional Designers Can Craft Immersive Educational Media

Edsurge

As online learning companies compete for the attention and wallets of learners, players like MasterClass , Linked Learning , Cognotion and Harvard are investing in producing videos that are so beautiful they could be National Geographic documentaries or sitcom pilots. Harvard reportedly spends $75,000-$150,000 building each new MOOC, most of which goes towards video production costs. They tap into the power of narrative to make learning sticky.

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. Look out for rhizomatic learning. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. There will be cheering from traditionalists as more high profile MOOC failures happen and from those that think MOOCs are the only threat to their way of life.

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

My field was ArtificialIntelligence , but I started experimenting with online tutor groups, producing web pages, etc and migrated into educational technology (as many people did). blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. 4) Open online provision of courses has seen a surge in popularity around the globe with Openlearn, Futurelearn, and others. I think the hype is definitely over. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)?

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

Edsurge

As online course platforms proliferate, institutions of all shapes and sizes realize that they’ll need to translate content into digital forms. Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. But they can also be creating learning apps, museum exhibits, or the latest educational toy. Share what you learned.

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When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

Edsurge

Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. After pointing out that many of the folks who are investigating “personalized learning”—including both MindWires and EdSurge—have received grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the article goes on to quote grantee after grantee saying variations of the same thing: “Meh.

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. Look out for rhizomatic learning. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. There will be cheering from traditionalists as more high profile MOOC failures happen and from those that think MOOCs are the only threat to their way of life.

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#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?

Edsurge

As Dr. Straight put it, to “instill a deep love for and definition of "humanity" and the difference between people and constructs.”. A6: Well, this could really go two ways: 1) instill a deep love for (and definition of) "humanity" and the difference between people and constructs, or 2) embrace the blurring and focus on transhumanism. Join the Digital Learning Network to stay up to date on all events and the latest news for highered digital learning leaders!

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Making Beginnings Out of Endings – @DigPedLab Cairo #DigPed

ProfHacker

I organized this event at the American University in Cairo , as part of my role at the Center for Learning and Teaching. The onsite community is just ending… the networked online community is just beginning. Kudos to Jesse Stommel and Sean Michael Morris for keeping the generic community hashtag for this event – it definitely brought so many online participants into keynotes and even daily conversations. Continuous Online Learning Opportunities.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

This practice is not necessarily radical,not disruptive, but should be part of the fabric of how we teach and learn now. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc). One participant observed that self-hosting barriers are actually not their IT department but campus administration, some faculty members, and even some e-learning staff. A: Short answer: no, it’s definitely possible. For example: Googling people to learn about them.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

This practice is not necessarily radical,not disruptive, but should be part of the fabric of how we teach and learn now. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc). One participant observed that self-hosting barriers are actually not their IT department but campus administration, some faculty members, and even some e-learning staff. A: Short answer: no, it’s definitely possible. For example: Googling people to learn about them.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. ” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. But first, a definition (or two) might be helpful.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” On Tuesday a court dismissed a petition by Ashford Universit y (owned by Bridgepoint Education ) to allow its online programs to be eligible for GI Bill benefits. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Facebook , an Online Learning Platform?” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

You can fill out a form online to offer some names. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Early Learning through the Every Student Succeeds Act ,” per the press release. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Fortune (Reuters, really): “Why This Education Publisher Is Betting on Online Degrees.” Via Class Central : “ XuetangX : A Look at China’s First and Biggest MOOC Platform.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Same Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins.” ” This one’s definitely my favorite: “Lecture VR is a VR app … which simulates a lecture hall in virtual reality.” Here’s What We Learned” by Jawwad Siddiqui , founder of SharpScholar. Education Politics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Online Grade Portals.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The New York Times on The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school: “Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students.” ” Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking on the Masterclass online platform. Via KNN : “‘ aisectmoocs.com ’ launched as India ’s largest free online open learning platform.”