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official ascilite webinar: MOOCS Yes they can Work – YouTube

This webinar was presented on 29 October 2015 by Peter Mellow, Learning Design Coordinator in Learning Environments, at the University of Melbourne and Susan…

Webinar: MOOCs, Yes they can Work, 29 October 2015 « ascilite

In 2013, The University of Melbourne became the first institution within Australia to partner with Coursera to deliver Massive Open Online Courses to students worldwide. Seven courses were initially developed, since then, the stable of offerings has increased to over 24, and by 2016, over 1 million students will have enrolled in a MOOC offered by The University of Melbourne.


In this session, Peter Mellow and Susan Batur will share their experiences as learning designers actively involved in the development of MOOCs. The feedback and lessons learned as MOOCs continue to evolve make us rethink how we approach all aspects of online learning.

If Even the Genius Godfather of MOOCs Can’t Make Them Work, Can Anyone?

Sebastian Thrun, godfather of the massive open online course, has quietly spread a plastic tarp on the floor, nudged his most famous educational invention

Using MOOCs to help refugees | Tony Bates

This article reports on Kiron University, a non-profit university set up exclusively to support refugees awaiting official asylum status while remaining in their host countries. Currently it is supporting approximately 1,000 students from 60 different countries.

MOOC watch: Open2Study reaches one million students

Open2Study, an Australian provider of free online courses, has enrolled its one-millionth student.

A Side Effect of Online Courses: Online Cheating

Services capitalize on the courses’ anonymity and impersonate students.

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