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. 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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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. It’s not the first time students seemingly have rejected opportunities to gain college credit for MOOCs.

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Fostering Peer Connections to Make MOOCs Personal

The PL2C Blog

The Friday Institute and Oak Foundation seek to end this anachronism with the Learning Differences MOOC for Educators (MOOC-Ed). The course expands knowledge of learning differences, provides actionable strategies, and cultivates a growth mindset approach in students.

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MOOCs: The Prestige Factor (2012)

hem.digital

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.

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Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them)

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Udacity helped popularize the idea of offering college-level courses online to anyone for free, a format known as MOOCs (for Massive Open Online Courses). But this week a Udacity official called MOOCs “dead,” leading to questions about what that means for one of the company’s offerings (which still include free MOOCs). It was Udacity vice president Clarissa Shen who this week said “they are dead,” when talking about MOOCs in an interview with The Economic Times in India.

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MOOCs – Magnificent, Monsters or Malediction

Mark Smithers

Thanks to Kate Bowles ( @KateMfD ) for sending me a link to an open Coursesites web site (free registration) that has been created for the MOOC discussion at the forthcoming Universities Australia 2014 conference. What have we learned about teaching and learning from the experience with MOOCs?

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

To accomplish all of this, participants and facilitators will be working together as both learners and change agents in an open environment known as a Massive Open Online Collaboration (MOOC). Throughout the MOOC, discussions will take place on a variety of platforms and in a variety of media formats from tweets, to photos, to blog entries, to video and audio, with everyone encouraged to contribute and follow along. MOOC Ends August 17.

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Coursera’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix—and LinkedIn

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Coursera is quietly testing elements of a new strategy, with the goal of moving from a platform for courses to a broader career-building service. It’s part of a continued evolution of MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. Now our job switches from, ‘Here are discrete chunks of content,’ to ‘You have a lot of goals in your career: technical skills, leadership skills, business strategy,” he says. “So Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

Classroom Management and Parent Engagement: 8 #EduGoalsMOOC Resources

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Find strategies for specific behaviors at PBISWorld. Teacher Tips #EdugoalsMOOC classroom management MOOC moocs parent engagement

12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning. Participants in my current free online course, The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), designed learning missions this past week to inspire their learners.

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MOOCs – Magnificent, Monsters or Malediction

Mark Smithers

Thanks to Kate Bowles ( @KateMfD ) for sending me a link to an open Coursesites web site (free registration) that has been created for the MOOC discussion at the forthcoming Universities Australia 2014 conference. What have we learned about teaching and learning from the experience with MOOCs?

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

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Unlike most professional development, we work with you in finding out which goal setting strategies work best for you. Events Holidays PLNs Teacher Development Reflections 30 Goals digital badges elearning free online courses MOOC moocs teacher professional development

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

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The department is hiring for more than a dozen new designer, developer and strategy jobs, including for an associate director for media technology and innovation. Last year one of its courses ranked fifth in total enrollments of all MOOCs offered on Coursera, a MOOC platform.

Revolutionary MOOC-Ed puts teachers in students’ shoes for learning success

eSchool News

In this video, Constance Seibert shares how the Learning Differences MOOC-Ed hosted by the Friday Institute helped her better understand the different ways her students learn. The Learning Differences MOOC-Ed strives to model some of the approaches teachers can use with their students.

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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. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest.

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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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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. 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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As Grad Degrees And Credentials Boom, Prestigious Schools Are Winning

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The master’s degree market is also a hotbed of innovation, as some of the world’s top universities are now experimenting with MOOC-based degrees at substantially lower price points. Today this has changed significantly—and not only due to MOOCs, which were an important catalyst.

Notes: The Network Effect and Online Higher Education

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The Network Effect, sometimes called “Metcalfe’s Law”, is less well-known, but equally relevant if we want to understand how the unique… Innovation Instructional Strategy Learning Analytics Acrobatiq MOOCs:: The first and second instalment of this series on Internet Economics can be found here and here. :: Most people are familiar with economies of scale, which we discussed in a recent post.

Institutional “Fit” and Educational Technology

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Digital Higher Ed Instructional Strategy Learning Analytics Strategy LMS MOOCsAs more opportunities and solutions get thrust in front of academic leaders, they need to combine an understanding of instructional value with a sensitivity towards how these different opportunities will or won’t succeed within the institutional setting.

K-12 Dealmaking: Ed-Tech Platforms Coursera, FutureLearn Get Major Funding Infusions

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Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Career / College Readiness Investment / Venture Capital MOOC Online / Virtual Learning StartupsThe Seek Group, which creates and manages online education and employment businesses, has made significant investments in Coursera and The Open University's FutureLearn. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Ed-Tech Platforms Coursera, FutureLearn Get Major Funding Infusions appeared first on Market Brief.

Connected Educators: Power Up Your Pedagogy with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Today I''m excited to be participating in a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course that is free. Today''s MOOC is part of Chris Long''s University of California Irvine''s course, Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom.

Got Action Plan?

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Instructional Technology Coaches Shape Their Future During a MOOC-Ed. Based on context and role, participants used the ITCAP template to create their personal coaching vision and goals, along with specific activities and steps extrapolated from the weekly MOOC-Ed content and their experiences.

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Transparency, Instructional Content, and Competition

hem.digital

MOOCs happened. They recognized that MOOCs could be one of the most potent forms of marketing for their institutions — for better or for worse. While they may not have shown much interest in online learning previously, Presidents of elite universities moved quickly to take part in this “me-too” public relations strategy. Innovation Instructional Strategy Instructional design MOOCs

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations. Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

The discussion of digital changes (76-82) touches on high points (cost, commodification, MOOCs), but comes to no conclusions or recommendations. Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education.

Defining Your Role as an Instructional Technology Coaches – The 4 R’s

The PL2C Blog

What strategies can be put in place to take your coaching to the next level? Model, use questioning strategies, create open ended questions and consider giving educators a chance in telling you what they want to learn. More About the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed.

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Scaling Practice-Based Coaching through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University recently scaled access to professional learning content for educators by taking advantage of the Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds) format.

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

IOC Athlete MOOC via Independent. College Readiness Math MOOC. iTDI Summer School MOOC For English Teachers. Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom. eLearning Higher Ed moocs pdAn Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

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Teaching Library Research Strategies. Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom. eLearning moocs pd Professional development 50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015. by Class Central.

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ThingLink for Video Adds Interactivity

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I''m taking a MOOC through Coursera and UC Irvine called Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom. I got a slight discount as a member of the MOOC, so I went for it. blended learning Coursera MOOC multimedia online learning ThingLink video virtual learning This week, we had to turn in an assignment. One of the options for the assignment was to make an introductory video for an online course.

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The challenges and strategies for online adjuncts: Adjunctchat Jan 21, 2014

Connecting 2 the World

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the possibility of all classes going online and MOOC''s (Massive online courses)replacing the traditional classroom. A result has been a backlash in which many still believe that online learning is not as effective as face to face learning (despite the body of work that proves that online learning, if done correctly, has no significant difference to learning outcomes than face to face traditional learning.

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From Purpose To Platform: 4 Best Practices For Teaching With Video

TeachThought - Learn better.

From Purpose To Platform: 4 Best Practices For Teaching With Video contributed by Emily Merritt, letsrecap.com Video can be a powerful strategy for teaching and learning.

A Case For Flipping Learning—Without Videos

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The MOOC is an extension of the on-campus course—it was really just making our on-campus experience public and open for anyone to follow,” says Barba. These days the professor considers herself an advocate of “the non-video school of MOOCs.” Transitioning to a flipped classroom doesn't have to include using Python workbooks or creating a complimentary MOOC course. Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies

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