Are MOOCs really dead?

Neo LMS

MOOCs have been considered for a very long time a great way of learning, because they are useful, diverse, surrounded by communities and mostly free. However, lately MOOCs have faced several challenges and criticisms such as its heavy reliance on user-generated content which creates a rather chaotic learning environment, and the mere fact that digital literacy is almost always a prerequisite if someone is going to take an open online course.

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Get Your MOOC On!

The Web20Classroom

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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To Attract Talent, Corporations Turn to MOOCs

Edsurge

In terms of revenue, a report by MarketsandMarkets estimates that corporate learners generate the biggest chunk of revenue for massive online open courses (MOOCs), more than undergraduate, graduate and high school students. Many of the MOOC providers that began with dreams of working with universities to democratize access to higher education have since expanded into the corporate learning space. Education Technology MOOCs Future of Work Workforce Training

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Will the Pandemic Lead More Colleges to Offer Credit for MOOCs? Coursera is Pushing for It.

Edsurge

That’s because it might make the idea of adopting MOOC content acceptable to professors “skeptical about the integrity of online education,” he adds. Education Technology MOOCs Coronavirus Digital Credentials

#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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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? So the rate at which new users are coming into the MOOC space is decreasing.

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The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates? Discovering the Most Tenacious Learners

Edsurge

Usman Khaliq was an engineering student in northeastern Pakistan when he took his first MOOC. complete multiple MOOCs. MOOCs were a vetting mechanism for Usman, allowing both his talent and grit to rise to attention and connecting him to an opportunity halfway around the world. The MOOC movement is frequently disparaged because completion rates are abysmally low. For a growing number of organizations, MOOCs have become a new way to identify talent.

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

Edsurge

We don’t have all the features of an LMS but what we do have is all the tools to create cutting-edge interactive learning experiences.” Phil Hill, a consultant who has long followed the edtech industry, doubts that colleges will dump their existing learning management systems to use Coursera’s free tools. Colleges have tried to offer courses built around MOOC materials before—and it hasn’t always gone well.

The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts

Wired Campus

The percentage of institutions offering a MOOC seems to be leveling off, at around 14 percent, while suspicions persist that MOOCs will not generate money or reduce costs for universities—and are not, in fact, sustainable. The survey, which has tracked opinions about online education for more than a decade, started asking academic leaders about MOOCs in 2012, when free online courses seemed poised to disrupt the walled gardens of elite college instruction.

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Twitterize Adult Learning | A MOOC-Ed Experience

The PL2C Blog

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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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

using social media tools. The discussions will be accompanied by weekly missions that challenge participants to learn new tools and skills, discover and share new knowledge, and creatively express themselves using new media tools. 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). MOOC Ends August 17.

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Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recommended free web tools from the chat are Flipgrid , Seesaw , Buncee , GetKahoot and Spiral. Tools For Beginning English Language Learners [link]. 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 moocs

12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Participants in my current free online course, The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), designed learning missions this past week to inspire their learners. The learning missions were designed with several free web tools, including Google Slides , Genial.ly , Buncee , Canva , Glogster , and Google Docs. Technology is a huge part of our students’ lives.

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Classroom Management and Parent Engagement: 8 #EduGoalsMOOC Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find a list of recommended parent engagement web tools here. 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.

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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My Coursera Experience – Quality Professional Development and an Inexpensive Verified Certificate

EmergingEdTech

Teachers can Earn a Verified Certificate for Convenient, Affordable PD Back in 2012, I took a Coursera course in Operations Management, to test the waters of the new world of MOOCs. Free Tools & Resources Future of Education Technology MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Professional Development assessing 21st century skills Coursera MOOC review MOOCs becoming financially viable my MOOC experience

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. Then you sign up for the Learning Differences MOOC-Ed , and you learn about working memory.

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Tools for professional-looking digital portfolios

Neo LMS

Just to give a few examples, Khan Academy , Crash Course , and popular MOOC sites like Coursera and edX have started a revolution in education, making their own content or their partners’ content (especially higher university institutions on Coursera and edX) available for everyone.

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How to Teach Online MOOC: Aloha Discussion

EdTechnocation.com

Author: Mathieu Plourde {(Mathplourde on Flickr) This week marks the beginning of the How to Teach Online MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). What is a MOOC you may ask? According to the Mooc-List.com , a repository of MOOCs across the web, MOOC is " an online course aimed at large-scale participation and open (free) access via the internet. " A MOOC is very similar to university courses but typically do not offer course credits.

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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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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? I think that social media tools play an integral role in my Professional Learning Network and without them, my PLN would not be very effective. Each social media tool provides its own advantages to any PLN. Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-Ed

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

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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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 4 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

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. Now that teachers are more familiar with some of the tech tools at our school, such as Google Apps, they now have to work together as a grade level to create an Action Plan for next school year. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest.

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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. Online courses can be a helpful tool for self-sufficient, highly motivated learners with reliable computers and internet at home, but others may need a little more support. P2PU developed a Learning Circles Facilitator Handbook — with the input of CPL librarians — which gives facilitators the tools they need to run a program.

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 6 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

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. One of the these tools is +Kathy Schrock ''s iPad App Evaluation Form. One of the biggest challenges when selecting a digital tool or resource for my teachers and students, is its ease of use and reliability.

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Maker Party and Making Learning Connected mooc to Launch This Weekend

Educator Innovator

After a Department of Education kick-off at the Reimagining Education Conference and initial practitioner learning opportunities by partners Scratch, the Afterschool Alliance, and Mozilla Webmakers, the Summer of Making and Connecting kicks into even higher gear with the launch of Maker Party 2013 and the Making Learning Connected mooc on June 15. Educator Innovator Blog #connectedlearning #reimagineed creativity Making mooc online learning webmaking writing

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

Edsurge

In parallel, we’ve developed a team that builds tools that enhance the residential learning environment. Staff members work with student fellows and faculty to design curricula, dive into education data and develop personalized-learning tools. Last year one of its courses ranked fifth in total enrollments of all MOOCs offered on Coursera, a MOOC platform. Education Technology MOOCs Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

OPINION: When it comes to liberal-arts education, online learning changes only the tools

The Hechinger Report

No, but some virtual tools will stick around. For me, it was pretty easy to imagine how I’d supplement the online pre-recorded lectures from my MOOC with discussions with Wesleyan students on the Zoom platform. “Nothing ever changes in academia,” the refrain goes.

Learning Creative Learning 2 MOOC Begins March 18

Educator Innovator

We are building on the online course we offered last year and plan to continue to tinker with the format and explore new tools for sharing ideas and supporting discussions. Learning Creative Learning: It’s not (just) a course, but a community for educators, designers, technologists, and others interested in creative learning. Learning Creative Learning 2 (LCL2) is an online community that focuses on creative learning, hosted by the MIT Media Lab.

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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. 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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Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

Edsurge

Unfortunately, most massive open online course (MOOC) platforms still feel like drafty lecture halls instead of intimate seminar rooms. If the first wave of MOOCs was about granting unprecedented numbers of students access to high-quality teaching and learning materials, Wave 2 needs to focus on creating a sense of intimacy within that massiveness. I think we’ve seen this reemergence—unintentionally—in the form of MOOCs. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

Edsurge

While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching. The “Year of the MOOC” is long behind us. Education Technology MOOCs Higher Education

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Teachers plan mooc on making and Connected Learning – sign up now

Educator Innovator

NWP teachers from across the country have come together to plan their own massive, open online collaboration—or, mooc—as part of the Summer of Making and Connecting. Using a range of tools on the open web, participants are invited to learn new skills, make projects, and connect in conversations around the theme of Making Learning Connected.” ” The mooc begins June 15; interested participants should sign up to receive more information.

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Got Action Plan?

The PL2C Blog

Instructional Technology Coaches Shape Their Future During a MOOC-Ed. In March of 2014, the Friday Institute’s Digital Learning Collaborative launched its inaugural Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) for instructional technology coaches – Cultivating a Culture of Change – “just as surgeons see coaching as vital to improving their craft, so should teachers” (Grimm, Kaufman, & Doty, 2014, p. More About the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.