Category Archives: MOOC

Preparing for the Digital University: a review of Distance, Blended, and Online Learning

The articles presented in this report provide an overview of research literature in: • Distance education • Blended learning • Online learning • Credentialing • MOOC research • Future learning technology infrastructures It is our intent that these reports will … Continue reading

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Mentored Open Online Courses

Leuphana University bundles all its online learning activities in one institution: Leuphana Digital School. With its unique didactical concept – consisting of scholars, mentors and tutors working hand in hand with a peer-based learning approach supported by a sophisticated online … Continue reading

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Emma Project – European Multiple MOOC Aggregator

EMMA, the European Multiple MOOC Aggregator is a 30 month pilot action supported by the European Union. It aims to showcase excellence in innovative teaching methodologies and learning approaches through the large-scale piloting of MOOCs on different subjects. EMMA will … Continue reading

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MOOR – Massive Open Online Research for education

“To our knowledge, this is the first major online course that prominently features massive open online research, or MOOR, rather than just regular coursework” said Pevzner. “All students who sign up for the course will be given an opportunity to … Continue reading

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For the Future Student, Higher Education Will Be Redefined

Not too far in the future, students may be faced with an entirely different set of choices than they do today. No longer might college or career straight after high school graduation be the two only and divergent paths in … Continue reading

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Is Community as Important as Content for Online Learning?

Back in 2001, MIT launched OpenCourseWare, a bold idea to put world-class MIT professors’ lectures, syllabi and resources online to the world for free. Today, Open Education Resources (OER) industry leaders are arguing that the free content is only the … Continue reading

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Education as Platform: The MOOC Experience and what we can do to make it better

Stephen Downes – What this talk is about – it’s called “Education as Platform” – is the idea of exploring some of the experiences we’ve had with massive open online learning, and exploring some of the criticisms that we’ve experienced, … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Online Teaching Blog – Got MOOC?   I have now been an enrolled student in two classes being referred to as MOOCs Massively Open Online Classes. I attended a discussion today that was offered by George Siemens in his … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with MOOCs?

What’s wrong with MOOCs? Read also: The MOOC Model for Digital Practice Lessons Learned from Participating in a Connectivist Massive Online Open Course (MOOC)   I have three significant concerns about MOOCs…concerns that facilitators will eventually need to address in … Continue reading

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A World to Change

Read But more than that: we need, first, to take charge of our own learning, and next, help others take charge of their own learning. We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided … Continue reading

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