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2016-02-19

In Search of Quality: Using Quality Matters to Analyze the Quality of Massive, Open, Online Courses (MOOCs)

The concept of the massive, open, online course (MOOC) is not new, but high-profile initiatives have moved MOOCs into the forefront of higher education news over the past few years. Members of institutions of higher education have mixed feelings about MOOCs, ranging from those who want to offer college credit for the successful completion of MOOCs to those who fear MOOCs are the end of the university as we know it. We set forth to investigate the quality of MOOCs by using the Quality Matters quality control framework. In this article, we present the results of our inquiry, with a specific focus on the implications the results have on day-to-day practice of designing online courses.

The limits of openness

As Coursera tweaks its business model to find a financially viable way to offer massive open online courses, critics say its MOOCs are becoming less open and less like courses.

2020 dementia challenge to be tackled by MOOC

The University of Derby’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled ‘Bridging the Dementia Divide’ is back by popular demand after the University received high levels of requests to run the course again.

The Revolution in Higher Ed Is Coming … But When? — Campus Technology

Higher ed innovation guru Richard DeMillo talks about how and where to look for the massive transformation of education taking place right before our eyes.

Testing the Possibilities of Online Education with Museum MOOCs

MOOCs (massive open online courses) have been both hailed as a possible solution to providing low-cost, high-quality education and derided as a destructive reallocation of resources from public education to private corporations. Much of the existing debate is centered on

Feedback From The Learn Moodle MOOC: Teaching With Moodle 2016 Edition

The first edition of the Learn Moodle MOOC for 2016: Teaching With Moodle was a rousing success, as reporting by Mary Cooch over at Moodle.org. To kick it off, check out some of the stats: While 5,…

City launches MOOC education website for local schoolers

Shanghai education authorities have launched a MOOC website in bid to enrich curricular study resources for local middle and high school students. The website currently includes 21 online courses covering

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