Get Your MOOC On!

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Wikipedia defines MOOC as "an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user fora that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs)." Simply, a MOOC is a online class you take that might have 100''s or 1000''s of people are participating at a time. Have a suggestion for another MOOC?

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The Second Year of The MOOC: 2020 Saw a Rush to Large-Scale Online Courses

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This was the year that more people learned what a MOOC is. As millions suddenly found themselves with free time on their hands during the pandemic, many turned to online courses—especially, to free courses known as MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses.

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Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

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Large-scale courses known as MOOCs were invented to get free or low-cost education to people who could not afford or get access to traditional options. Duke University was one of the first institutions to draw on MOOCs in response to the novel coronavirus. Coursera decided to expand free access to a wider audience, for a limited time, so that they can make use of MOOC content in their teaching. Other MOOC providers are making similar offers.

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In China, Online Degrees on Hold, Even as MOOCs Rise

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In fact, the country has no institution that is approved to deliver online degrees, even though it has moved rapidly to embrace MOOCs, free or low-cost online courses offered to millions throughout the country. advances in online pedagogy, such as flipped classrooms and MOOCs.

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Online Degrees Slowdown: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2019

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Last year, MOOC providers announced about 30 new online degrees. This wave of activity and spending by MOOC providers and universities gave me a feeling of deja vu: it reminded me of the 2012 MOOC hype. The total number of MOOC-based degrees has now grown to 50.

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What If No One Seeks Credit for a Credit-Eligible MOOC?

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News that Arizona State University and edX have archived 10 of their 14 Global Freshman Academy courses raises questions about the viability and purpose of credit-eligible MOOCs. The lackluster credit procurement rate may be due to the fact that online courses are “not a good way to hook in” freshmen, says Marie Cini, president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. It’s not the first time students seemingly have rejected opportunities to gain college credit for MOOCs.

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Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?

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A lot has changed since 2012 or, the year the New York Times dubbed the "Year of the MOOC." Today, many MOOC providers now charge a fee. And popular providers like Coursera and edX are increasingly partnering with colleges and universities to offer MOOC-based degrees online. So, seven years after the “Year of the MOOC,” we’re wondering: Where are these courses and companies today? So the rate at which new users are coming into the MOOC space is decreasing.

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How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

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After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. The colleges and companies offering MOOCs can be pretty guarded these days about releasing specific numbers on how many people enroll or pay for a “verified certificate” or microcredential showing they took the course.

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With ‘MicroBachelors’ Program, EdX Tries Again to Sell MOOCs For Undergraduate Credit

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The nonprofit MOOC platform edX, originally started by MIT and Harvard University at a time when pundits predicted large-scale online courses could replace college for some people, is trying yet another new approach, launching the first of what it calls a “MicroBachelors” program.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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

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

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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. One of the driving ideas behind MOOCs is that they are accessible to everyone, everywhere, regardless of previous educational achievement, socioeconomic status, or physical location. 12, shows that, generally, MOOCs have not reached such a demographically broad audience. The Futures of MOOCs.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 3 Reflection

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For Unit 3 of the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , we explored the TPACK and SAMR frameworks. This is why I think the SAMR model can help teachers to realize the potential and the effect educational technology can have on the instruction and learning if integrated correctly. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest. Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-Ed

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 4 Reflection

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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. What benefits for student learning do you see in integrating communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity into your school culture? I think the most important benefit for students in integrating the 4 C''s in their learning is that it prepares them for the world ahead.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 5 Reflection

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Unit 5 of the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed focused on Digital Citizenship. Two of the most important things I try to teach and demonstrate for my teachers and students is Copyright and our Digital Footprint. Another issue that often bothers me is disregard for our Digital Footprint. 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.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

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Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. Unit 2 focuses on the development of your PLN (Professional Learning Network) and becoming a "Connected Educator". What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? How have you used social media as a tool to help your teachers tap into more professional learning opportunities?

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Twitterize Adult Learning | A MOOC-Ed Experience

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In the spring of 2014, a team from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation launched to first rendition of a Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed), titled Coaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of Change (CDL). One of the development team’s priority goals in developing the MOOC-Ed was to connect and engage instructional coaches and teachers in learning experiences directly relevant to their role within their school and/or district.

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What If Free Online Courses Weren’t Inside 'Walled Gardens'?

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Large-scale online courses called MOOCs can get millions of registered users over time. But one online learning pioneer, Stephen Downes, says that these free resources are not living up to their full potential to help students and professors. Downes has a special relationship to MOOCs.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

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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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How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat

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Could the rise in MOOC-based and other certificates affect how traditional college degree paths are designed? What role should employers have in the design or execution of digital learning opportunities? Those were a couple of the questions debated at #DLNchat on Tuesday, October 9, when we discussed how nontraditional education providers could influence the future of digital learning. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Tips for Teacher Motivation, Goal-Setting, and PLNs!

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Today, the first live event of The Goal-Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course took place. The second week our focus is on student motivation and we will be designing learning missions and digital badges. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. 30 Goals Events Holidays elearning free online courses MOOC moocs teacher professional development

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 6 Reflection

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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. What challenges have you faced in selecting the appropriate digital resources for your own use or other’s use? Teachers often want a tool that is quick to learn, easy to use, and fits in perfectly with their lesson on unit.

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Is It Worth My Time? Learning Differences MOOC Really Is

Educator Innovator

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. Okay there are five steps for this learning experience…” You go through all five steps, checking for questions all along the way.

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MOOCs: The Prestige Factor (2012)

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Buried in the public responses to the news about MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and OER initiatives from Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Penn, Princeton and others is a deceptively important assumption. The assumption goes something like this: the open digital educational materials made available through these initiatives are of value because they are the product of these prestigious, highly selective institutions. Prestigious University = High Quality Digital Instructional Materials?

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Student Get to Know You Image Stickers Activity

Teacher Reboot Camp

Throughout the past 8 years, I have designed several online courses and MOOCs. I noticed this activity has become super popular in many online course; therefore, for The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), I decided to try another activity in case I had participants who had taken my previous courses. Students post the image to their online class platform or Learning Management System (LMS) and let others know what the 3 stickers mean.

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12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

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Students all over the world have access to knowledge, resources, and experts to help them learn in rich ways and accomplish great things. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning. Students are presented with a choice of digital missions with real world impact instead of typical homework or tasks. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

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Making Learning Meaningful with Badges and Missions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today, we hosted the first Twitter chat of The Goal-Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course with guest experts Dr. Will Deyamport ( @IamDrWill ) and Noah Geisel ( @SenorG ). Below is the archive of the Twitter chat with our participants and experts sharing tips and resources about student motivation with digital badges and missions. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

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Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Places To Find Research On Technology & Language Teaching/Learning. Hybrid Pedagogy – An open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology. Digital literacy 1: What digital literacies? Sites Where Students Can Learn Typing/Keyboarding [link]. 3 things you should know about digital literacies.

The Microlearning Moment in Workplace Learning

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Just as formal education systems made a dramatic shift to digital since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, on-the-job training is changing as well. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed MOOCs Digital Credentials

Classroom Management and Parent Engagement: 8 #EduGoalsMOOC Resources

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Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Teacher Tips #EdugoalsMOOC classroom management MOOC moocs parent engagementToday, the Goal-Minded Teacher ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course Twitter chat took place about the topics, Classroom Management and Parent Engagement.

edX Staked Its Reputation on Its Nonprofit Status. What Will It Mean To Be Part of For-Profit 2U?

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A dean of digital learning at MIT, Krishna Rajagopal, resigned in protest , telling colleagues in an email that he had “serious continuing reservations” about the proposed direction.

Why Most Ivies Offer Few Online Degrees—And What’s Happening to Change It

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Writing about online learning in higher education over the last several years, I often noted the steady growth of remote learning nationwide against the sluggish adoption of digital instruction among most Ivy League colleges.

Are Upstart Online Providers Getting Better at Teaching Than Traditional Colleges?

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A decade ago, large-scale online courses known as MOOCs were all the rage, touted as a possible alternative to traditional college and celebrated in the popular press. Talbert had taken MOOCs back when they first started and was unimpressed.

This Simple Nudge Can Get Students More Engaged in Online Courses

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When Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were first introduced about a decade ago, many higher education professionals viewed this new arrival as a gimmick. This firsthand experience taught many of us that online learning is possible.

Elite Colleges Started EdX as a Nonprofit Alternative to Coursera. How Is It Doing?

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It was 2012, and online learning was suddenly booming. It has the most users of any provider of MOOCs (as the large-scale online courses are sometimes called), claiming more than 77 million learners. Dhawal Shaw, founder of MOOC-discovery platform Class Central.

What a New Strategy at 2U Means for the Future of Online Higher Education

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edX was never the premier MOOC brand—that title belongs to Coursera. Education Technology Digital Credentials Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education Edtech Business Online Program Management MOOCs

In New Push to Grow Online Degree Offerings, Coursera Changes Revenue-Sharing Options

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Education Technology Digital Credentials Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education Edtech Business MOOCsTen years ago when two Stanford professors started Coursera , many of the big-name colleges the company partnered with offered few online courses.

9 Reasons You Should Join the Free Goal Minded Teacher Online Course!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Although education prepares us to teach, it is the love of learning that sustains us.”- I am excited to announce that after a year collaborating with INTEF (Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y de Formación del Profesorado) and the Ministry of Education and Culture in Spain, The Goal Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course will launch on February 13, 2018. Learn how to collaborate with teachers worldwide!

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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What does it mean to be human in a digital age? A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning.

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U. of Michigan Hints at Growth Plans for Office of Academic Innovation

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We’ve had a lot of success in the open-learning space, driving a fair amount of this growth,” he says. “We’ve We’ve developed this set of teams that creates exemplary online-learning environments and experiences. In parallel, we’ve developed a team that builds tools that enhance the residential learning environment. In the next stage of growth, we’re looking to challenge any misconceptions of the use of personalized learning at that scale.”