To Attract Talent, Corporations Turn to MOOCs

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When executives at tech giants Salesforce and Microsoft decided in fall 2017 to turn to an online education platform to help train potential users of products for their vendors, they turned to Pierre Dubuc and his team in fall 2017. Education Technology MOOCs Future of Work Workforce Trainin

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Year of MOOC-based Degrees: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2018

Edsurge

In the seven years since colleges and companies first started experimenting with large-scale online courses known as MOOCs, more than 100 million people have given them a try—though how they are used keeps changing. Two big trends dominated the MOOC landscape this year. First, despite continued slowdown in the growth of new users, MOOC platforms are seeing an increase in paying customers (and revenues). Here is a complete list of MOOC-based degrees.

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6 Things you may not know about MOOCs

Neo LMS

Despite sounding like a Dr Seuss character, MOOCs are actually seriously learning tech. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, and is typically offered as a “taster” introductory course by major universities via online platforms. 6 Things you may not know about MOOCs.

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The Metamorphosis of MOOCs

Edsurge

At a recent meeting of educational technology policy advisors, a well-informed university CIO casually declared that MOOCs were history. Increasingly, MOOCs are being packaged into series of courses with a non-degree credential being offered to those who successfully complete the series. Most likely, these new options will emerge as a low-cost alternative to employer-provided training. Perhaps it is employers who should be the most supportive of the latest MOOC developments.

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More MOOC Madness? UK’s FutureLearn Raises $65M to Expand Global Footprint

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Less than a week after its announced lead in Coursera’s $103 million Series E round , SEEK is at it again with £50 million (about $65 million) in London-based MOOC platform FutureLearn. This funding is “vindication for Open University betting on a MOOC platform, for investing in a non-U.S.

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Online Education: Silver Bullet or Runaway Train?

Brilliant or Insane

Or is it a runaway train with gigantic issues of its own–issues far too imposing to be solved in the foreseeable future? The post Online Education: Silver Bullet or Runaway Train? Featured Infographics Technology MOOC online educationBrilliant or Insane. Is online education the silver bullet that will kill major global education problems?

MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities

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The media started calling this space MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, a term coopted from a 2008 experiment. The narrative in early days of MOOC space was around disruption of universities. Not all MOOC providers shared this narrative, but this was the one that the media stuck with it. He thinks that MOOCs may not have disrupted the education market, but they are disrupting the labor market. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

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What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?

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And she makes the case for why free online courses like hers—which are known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs—might still lead to a revolution in higher education, even though the hype around them has died down. That can sometimes be true because we've trained our students that the best way to learn is to be held by the hand and have a teacher in front of them, who's making them come to class, and who's spoon-feeding the material to them.

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MOOCs are No Longer Massive. And They Serve Different Audiences Than First Imagined.

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MOOCs have gone from a buzzword to a punchline, especially among professors who were skeptical of these “massive open online courses” in the first place. MOOCs started in around 2011 when a few Stanford professors put their courses online and made them available to anyone who wanted to take them. The New York Times later declared 2012 as the ‘year of the MOOC,’ and columnists said the virtual courses would bring a revolution. And that's what MOOCS have.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

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A different view of MOOCs

Mark Smithers

This morning Richard Grusin posted a series of twenty tweets presenting a highly critical and thought provoking view of MOOCs. 9.MOOCs reduce the purpose of a college or university education to training students for jobs. 16.MOOCs imitate the logic of derivitization, breaking up courses and faculty into discrete parts—a MOOC here and a MOOC there. Educational Technology Opinion MOOCs

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Monetization Over Massiveness: Breaking Down MOOCs by the Numbers in 2016

Edsurge

The modern massive open online course movement, which began when the first “MOOCs” were offered by Stanford professors in late 2011, is now half a decade old. In that time, MOOC providers have raised over $400 million and now employ more than a thousand staff. By registration count, Coursera is still by far the largest MOOC provider in the world with over 23 million learners. Even Oxford University, one of the oldest universities in the world, jumped on the MOOC train.

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

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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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MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

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Until lately, those online MIT courses have somewhat resembled so-called massive open online courses, or MOOCs, says Clara Piloto, director of global programs at MIT Professional Education. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations. The birthplace for MOOC platform edX, MIT is no stranger to experimental credentials and online programs.

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Classroom Management and Parent Engagement: 8 #EduGoalsMOOC Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! Teacher Tips #EdugoalsMOOC classroom management MOOC moocs parent engagement

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. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! Technology is a huge part of our students’ lives.

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A Product at Every Price: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2017

Edsurge

The MOOC landscape has grown to include 9,400 courses, more than 500 MOOC-based credentials, and more than a dozen graduate degrees. The total number of MOOCs available to register for at any point of time is larger than ever, thanks to tweaks in the scheduling policy by MOOC providers. The total number of MOOC learners is now 78 million. Here is a list of the top five MOOC providers by registered users: Coursera: 30 million users.

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Not Your Grandfather's Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning

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Learning Professionals Are Now Becoming Specialists The industry has recognised a need for corporate learning professionals to be highly qualified and experienced in their specific area rather than possessing general knowledge on training. The report concludes that ‘companies are struggling to redesign the training environment, incorporate new learning technologies, and utilize the incredible array of digital learning tools now available’.

Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

Wired Campus

Some of the biggest MOOC producers, including Daphne Koller’s Coursera, may have figured out how to get employers to accept free online courses as credentials: Get big-name companies to help design them. Company Watch Distance Education MOOCs Teaching

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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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Student Get to Know You Image Stickers Activity

Teacher Reboot Camp

Throughout the past 8 years, I have designed several online courses and MOOCs. I noticed this activity has become super popular in many online course; therefore, for The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ), I decided to try another activity in case I had participants who had taken my previous courses. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! Need a fun way for students to get to know each other ?

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Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! 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.

Making Learning Meaningful with Badges and Missions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! 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

Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! 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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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.

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Massive Online Courses Find A New Audience With Continuing Medical Education

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But NYU isn’t the only school trying to offer free medical training. Instead, MOOC providers see an opportunity in helping medical professionals keep their knowledge and skills up to date after they graduate, a field also known as continuing medical education (CME). EdX, a nonprofit MOOC platform, has similarly been offering courses from universities trying to reach a wider audience of medical professionals looking to satisfy CME requirements. MOOCs, The New OPM?

Coursera’s Rick Levin On the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials

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EdSurge talked with Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera (and former president of one of those big-name universities, Yale) about how the mega-courses known as MOOCs have changed in the five years since the start of their hype-filled debut. It has been five year since Coursera launched its first MOOCs. So we've made a bunch of programs and programmatic connections with governments around the world to use our university courses as training materials for their populations.

Is It Worth My Time? Learning Differences MOOC Really Is

Educator Innovator

What I’m trying to determine by asking that question is whether or not the time I devote to that session, that training, or that course is going to be multiplied (or better still exponentiated) and returned to me so that I, in turn, can give more to my students. Then you sign up for the Learning Differences MOOC-Ed , and you learn about working memory.

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Friday 5 — 5.22.2015

Perry Hewitt

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

New Higher-Ed Business Models Millions of Americans Need to Get Better Jobs

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Demographic shifts and rapid-fire technological change are upending traditional postsecondary education and workforce training. In response, schools and companies alike have responded with innovative ideas, but almost all focus on applying technology—like predictive analytics, blended learning, and MOOC-enabled degrees—to student support and instructional services. Employer As Payer For most of the industrial era, businesses shouldered the responsibility for training their workers.

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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. I'm a philosopher of science by training. Education Technology MOOCs EdSurge PodcastWhat’s life like after quitting a tenured job as a professor to become a freelance educator, making video courses and podcasts for a living?

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Rwanda’s ahead of the online CBE learning curve

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accredited degree program through a blend of massive open online courses (MOOCs), CBE, and guided in-person interactions. The third year integrates content for a BA degree as well as employment-oriented training and internships. In shared homes in Kigali, 12 to 20 students will watch videos from MOOCs or other open educational resources. But Kepler devotes at least three hours of training every week to develop the facilitators’ skills in coaching, teaching, and mentoring.

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Learning with 'e's

MOOCs; and a whole host of other innovations have been birthed during this time. Bruges Distance Education e-readers EDEN Gilly Salmon learning MOOCs Sally Reynolds smartphone social media social network Technology

New Teachers Won’t Save Us

The Thinking Stick

But student-teachers report that their tech training focuses only on simple management tools. Teachers-in-training say coursework focuses on technologies that help a teacher stay organized, rather than ways to engage students.

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

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Before, our only options were to send people to a training, sit in a course, and learn the material–whether from a university or a week-long certification,” says Shelly Holt, vice president of global learning for SAP, a leading enterprise-software company. employers spent nearly $71 billion on training in 2016—a figure that was flat compared to 2015. Pluralsight—an online IT training provider—has scaled to become an edtech “unicorn,” with a valuation over $1 billion.

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

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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. An anesthesiologist trainee in Somalia could use a mobile phone to record himself setting up an operating tray and then submit it for assessment to trained experts. These things are happening in fits and starts across various MOOCs and online courses, but we don’t yet have a seamless, Strava-like platform for learning and teaching.

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Beyond Videos: 4 Ways Instructional Designers Can Craft Immersive Educational Media

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Harvard reportedly spends $75,000-$150,000 building each new MOOC, most of which goes towards video production costs. million and has built incredible story-based videos to deliver training to allied health workers. But, in combination, they can represent a needed improvement over the standard lecture-based videos that prevail in most MOOCs. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary LearningEducational media is at an inflection point.