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Seven Tips for Creating Community In Online Courses | EdSurge News

We’re in the age of the sharing economy. A few years ago, hopping into the backseat of a stranger’s car or sleeping in their guest room might have been a scary prospect. Today, companies like Airbnb and Uber have made sharing with strangers seem totally normal. Yet, online courses haven’t quite fi

Super Memory 101 on

Welcome to the first official Nano Open Online Course (NOOC) exploring Super Memory (101)! In this NOOC, you will discover the essentials needed to sign…

ColinHickie’s insight:
will be interesting to see how this NOOC will work. if focusing one specific learning outcome will be the way forward.

Joyce Lain Kennedy: College or Nanodegrees and MOOCs?

The MOOC dropout rate is sky high. The cause is likely a motivation issue, not quality.

For more information about online courses, see “The Spectrum of Opinion About MOOCs” by Doug Holton; “What Are MOOCs Good For?” by Justin Pope for the MIT Technology Review; and, “Free Online Courses for everyone! List of MOOCS offered by the Best Universities and Entities” at


Nanodegrees in vocational education: Big companies once trained employees on company time, but that benefit has become scarce as today’s technology jobs race ahead with the digital age. Result? Employers are concerned that traditional four-year technology degrees may be obsolete before college graduates hit the job market.

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