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2015-10-15

New Book: MOOCs and Open Education Around the World | Distance-Educator.com

As new digital forms of formal and informal learning proliferate, there is an increasing need to better understand how people in different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Educators, researchers, politicians, and numerous other stakeholders want to grasp what the outcomes of these initiatives are and how they can be improved. Ongoing e-learning developments related to both technology and pedagogy have pushed institutions and organizations to grapple with issues of accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, innovative assessment, and learner motivation and attrition, among other areas of concern.

We Used Data to Improve our HarvardX Courses: New Versions Start Oct 15 | HarvardX

by Rafael Irizarry

Global learning about financing development – MOOC available

As previous readers know, I am a strong believer in the critical role the private sector has to play in financing the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This new global framework with its ambitious post-2015 development agenda will need a different magnitude of financing, one that will surpass the current capacities of governments and international donors. I have highlighted, in previous posts, the need to leverage the “billions” in Official Development Assistance (ODA) to a

Unis double-dipping on MOOCs

Universities are “double-dipping” by joining both Coursera and edX, but the traffic appears to be a one-way street.

What Teaching a MOOC with edX Taught Me | edX Blog

This story originally appeared in The Independent School Magazine blog. Last spring at my school, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in California, I taught m

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