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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today, the first live event of The Goal-Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course took place. 30 Goals Events Holidays elearning free online courses MOOC moocs teacher professional developmentBelow is the YouTube recording and the Twitter chat of our panelists sharing tips about teacher motivation, balance, and goal-setting.

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

Edsurge

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? This week, we’re bringing the event to you—via the podcast of course.

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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. 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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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. The on-demand MOOC trend has led to a drastic reduction in forum activity within MOOC cohorts.

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#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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Making Learning Meaningful with Badges and Missions

Teacher Reboot Camp

30 Goals Events Holidays #EdugoalsMOOC Badges digital badges elearning free online courses MOOC moocs student motivation teacher professional development Twitter chatToday, 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 ).

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. Both of the applications, Google Maps and Google Earth , provide such a robust and solid platform to present information on maps. The most amazing discovery for me was to see how many potential uses and applications these have in education.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

We will share and meet regularly on our Facebook group, Twitter (#EduGoalsMOOC), and through weekly live events (expert panels on Google Hangouts). Learn from experts around the world through our live events. Events Holidays PLNs Teacher Development Reflections 30 Goals digital badges elearning free online courses MOOC moocs teacher professional development“The whole being of any teacher is within our hearts.

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MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

Edsurge

Colleges have tried to offer courses built around MOOC materials before—and it hasn’t always gone well. Rascoff says that colleges will likely be most interested in using the Coursera materials to create new courses they don’t already offer, especially in fast-changing technical fields that MOOC companies including Coursera have focused on in recent years. Coursera started with a mission to give the general public free access to courses from expensive colleges.

The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! #IMMOOC

The Principal of Change

Thank you for signing up for “The Innovator’s Mindset” MOOC, happening over a six week period. The goal of the MOOC and the book is to not only give practical advice, but to also inspire and develop leadership. We invite you to share your learning in a variety of ways: Innovator’s Mindset MOOC Facebook Group. You are more than welcome to create your own spaces that support the MOOC and your own learning.

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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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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. While a wave of courses from prominent universities are now labeled as MOOCs, we''ll drill down on the connectivist roots of the early MOOC offerings and discuss the importance of the differences between them and the current breed.

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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter Chats, webinars, MOOCs, online courses, online conferences, virtual events, livestreams, Edcamps, Facebook groups, #Hashtags Find your hashtag community! Teacher Tips Tech Tips connected educators online conferences personal learning networks PLNs Teacher Zen virtual events

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. Librarians attended local events and posted offerings on CPL’s website. For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low.

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What I’ve been up to: Silver Lining for Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

MOOCs and open education in Southeast Asia. Nepali high school students in MOOCs. Fostering local-to-global courses through MOOCs. [ I’ve been fairly quiet here during the pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy.

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Coursera Is Now a Public Company. What Does That Mean For Higher Education?

Edsurge

And because it’s a pandemic, the event was online and the bell was virtual (perhaps fitting for an online-learning company). Education Technology Digital Credentials MOOCs

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

There has been a real excitement for this years event, and our conference network reached over 20,000 registered members this past week! Thank you in advance for your support--you help keep these types of events free! This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Forward this post to friends and colleagues.)

Moving From 5% to 85% Completion Rates for Online Courses

Edsurge

MOOCs, shorthand for massive open online courses, have been widely critiqued for their miniscule completion rates. This does not necessarily make MOOCs a failure. However, since 2012—when MOOCs gained widespread recognition —instructional designers have made significant strides in designing scalable learning experiences that people successfully finish. That’s a far cry from five years ago, when only 5 percent of the students were finishing the MOOCs I was designing.

Keith Devlin from Stanford: Talking Media, Math, MOOCs, and Silicon Valley Money in Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In addition to talking about the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics, we''re going to dive into some deeper conversations about the recent move toward massive(ly) open online courses (MOOCs, one of which he is starting for free this fall on math), why he thinks that "higher education as we know it just ended," the impact of the Silicon Valley and venture capital in education, and as much as we can fit into an hour!

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Dr. Ralph Tyler The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. This event does have a cost, but if you register by November 1 you can save $10! Lucy''s post about the event, some of the great speakers, and links to our presentation are here.

Dr. Chuck on Inclusive Programming, Online Instructor Involvement and Coursera’s Paywall

Edsurge

Charles Severance was one of the first professors at the University of Michigan to give the massive open online courses (MOOC) platform Coursera a try. But while Severance—who’s better known by some as Dr. Chuck—says his first MOOC was a success, there was one thing about his in-person classes he missed: seeing his students. It’s a feeling he had even before the MOOC, and even before he was at the University of Michigan. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

Friday 5 — 5.22.2015

Perry Hewitt

My guess is that Twitter native search will cater more to live Twitter consumption of breaking news or events. The MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) hype cycle peaked in 2012, but educators are still trying to crack the right formula for effective, online learning. Friday Five audio culture Friday5 map moocs music search spotify training twitter

Events + News - New Curated "Revolution" Blog - NMC Preview - Games for Change - The Modern University is Failing.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 9th - April 20th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. The NMC Summer Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. All events are listed in US-Eastern Time.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Submit a Video or Quote Kudos Updates School Leadership Summit Dates Expanded! Don''t miss this opportunity to get involved with a great event! One Week Calendar All events are listed in US-Eastern Standard Time.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Final Notes Updates Last Week for "Reinventing the Classroom" Presentation Proposals. PLUS you can host your own Ed Tech Month event(s) using our Host Your Own Webinar program, and share local events using #edtechmonth.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education. Updates Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings Conversations Submit a Video or Quote Updates Kicking off OZeLive 2014 - Ed Tech Down Under. You''ll now see Invent To Learn and Natural Math events listed. One Week Calendar All events are listed in US-Eastern Standard Time.

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Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 20th - May 4th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. All events are listed in US-Eastern Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email amy@learningrevolution.com. For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

and world history events. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

Learning Revolution - Week's Events - AERO - National Geographic - Top Tech Stories - Rankin on Revolution - SAT Talk - More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events that we hold and from our over 200 partners, and provides valuable links to learning conversations taking place in the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Submit a Video or Quote Updates Next week: CoSN Conference in Washington DC.

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. Subsequently, I also posted a live blog of his speech as he stepped off the stage at the event. I asked him about the future of MOOCs and other open courses, and we also discussed the concept of open scholarship. eden15 Barcelona education learning Martin Weller MOOCs Openness Technology

Think Like an Urban Planner to Create Successful Online Learning Communities

Fractus Learning

This is your community as a whole (all 30 members in your PLC or all 3,000 participants in your MOOC). As a community manager, you create and launch infrastructure such as communications plans, forums and events that bring your entire community together. How To MOOC PLNIn education, we understand the power of relationships in driving our work. But often, when we try to create community online through discussion forums or social media, our efforts fall flat.

Udacity VP of Learning: ‘We Never Start Anything Out of Academic Interest’

Edsurge

At the event, which was held at the Computer Science History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. For example, Udacity previously partnered with San Jose State University to offer MOOCs for credits , and the company offers an online Master’s degree in computer science with Georgia Tech. Christian Plagemann, Udacity’s VP of learning, had a less-strict attitude at the event, saying the company is “open to anything” when it comes to potential future collaborations with universities.

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The EDEN interviews: Stefan Hrastinski

Learning with 'e's

For the past 4 or 5 years I have recorded video conversatiins with keynote speakers who have presented at EDEN events. We also spent some time debating the evolution and trajectory of MOOCs and their significance for the future of education. eden17 EDEN education engagement learning MOOCs participation TechnologyImage source unknown I like being interviewed about my work, but I'm just as happy firing questions at others.

Avoid This Common Mistake When Getting Started with Online Learning

Fractus Learning

Say you’re planning a Parent Night and you know that you’re going to have to host it in the cafeteria because that’s the only part of the building is open for after hours events. How To MOOC SchoolSo you’re considering moving your face-to-face learning content online. Congratulations! Teaching online can be a great way to reach new audiences and take advantage of the opportunities created by the latest learning technology.