A Decade of MOOCs: A Review of Stats and Trends for Large-Scale Online Courses in 2021

ED Surge

In 2021, two of the biggest MOOC providers had an “exit” event. Ten years ago, more than 300,000 learners were taking the three free Stanford courses that kicked off the modern MOOC movement. It led me to call 2020 the “Second Year of the MOOC.”

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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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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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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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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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Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays Tech Tips #EdugoalsMOOC edtechmissions elearning getting to know you Getting to Know You Activities Icebreakers Learning Missions mission based learning Missions MOOC moocsToday, The Goal-Minded Teacher ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course Twitter chat took place about the topic, Effective Technology Integration. All are invited to join the chat whether you take the online course or not!

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 ).

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.

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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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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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

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.

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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.)

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!

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

Weekend Reading: The End Is Near

ProfHacker

Jonathan Rees has described the offering of MOOCs for credit as “weaponized” education technology,” and I’m not sure he’s wrong. The bit that I’ve been trying to wrap my head around is this: at present, two of the biggest roadblocks to faculty as they adapt classes into the MOOC format are the complete inability to offer serious writing assignments, and difficulties or expenses around copyright. And I find MOOCs pretty interesting!)

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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.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Online Learning (And 7 Ways to Repent)

Edsurge

An example he points to is the way his university approaches MOOCs. Our investment in MOOCs has nothing to do with branding or trying to generate a pipeline of students. MOOCs are a place to try things out and we are deliberately designing them to try new things and almost subversively to have an influence on regular curriculum.” Education Technology Events CommunityEducation technology is riddled with temptations and false promises.

#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. EDEN2015 promises to be an unforgettable event for anyone involved in digital education. eden15 education learning MOOCs open education resources personal learning Technology

Back to #EDEN

Learning with 'e's

I have been associated with the organisation and its various events, projects and people, since 1996. It was the first international education event I had ever attended, and I remember sharing the stage with Gilly Salmon and Sally Reynolds. MOOCs; and a whole host of other innovations have been birthed during this time. It was an honour then, to be invited to keynote EDEN's 2019 summer event, which will be held in the beautiful city of Bruges, Belgium, between 16-19 June.

In June, a Unique Chance for Educators to Renew, Remix, Reimagine at CLMOOC

Educator Innovator

On the eve of its third iteration, CLMOOC has expanded, but the idea remains the same: the free informal event engages educators in making and sharing, online and off. So who is the MOOC designed for? Educator Innovator Blog #clmooc #connectedlearning moocSign up today for the 2015 CLMOOC! During the first Connected Learning Massive Open Online Collaboration (CLMOOC), in 2013, participants were encouraged to make a map.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s even an annual event dedicated to this field called the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, which will be held in Germany this March. MOOCs. As always, education is changing.

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Lessons from Boise: What colleges can teach us about fostering innovation

Perry Hewitt

Media interest in formalized online learning, or “peak MOOC,” occurred in about 2012, and with it the mandate that everyone must learn to code. General culture education event higheredA wheel design to eliminate road ruts for American farmers. A new reseller model bringing internet access to villages in rural Mexico. A radar device that allows first responders and military to see through walls before entering a building.