The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

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He made the move to his new phase of scholarly life during a rush of enthusiasm for so-called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, that big-name colleges were starting to offer low-cost higher education to a wider audience. The vision was partly to be mobile. We were thinking about ways in which we could be portable and mobile, and that means really having a location-independent business from which we need to replace my salary. Education Technology MOOCs EdSurge Podcast

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?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

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Quickly I found that even as I logged runs on Strava daily, I struggled to find the time to log into platforms like Coursera, Udemy or Udacity to finish courses produced by my fellow instructional designers. They were incredibly hardworking people, but the ones creating the most significant social impact in the world were also often too busy to finish a MOOC. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. Start with the “big four” that most people have heard of: Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, and EdX. Check out the list of global MOOC platforms curated by Class Central, but realize there are entirely different ecosystems of platforms that specialize in corporate training or adaptive learning.

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Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu

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Small start ups and giant MOOCS. Udemy - 80% male because focuses on tech space. Mobile devices will help integrate online learning into people''s busy lives. A: Udemy has a few professors who use their online courses as part of blended learning. Notes from panel discussion at SXSWedu. link] Predictions are 1/2 of higher Ed will be online in the next 10 years. K-12 will follow by 2019.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. Via The New York Times : “Dreams Stall as CUNY , New York City’s Engine of Mobility, Sputters.” Udemy, which offers a marketplace for online classes, has raised $173 million total. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. (National) Education Politics.