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February 2016

edX – Is The Traditional College Education An Endangered Species?

At the recent Reimagine Education conference at Wharton, Agarwal said that edX is trying to take MOOCs to a new level and represents the future

Personal Learning MOOC: Instructor Stephen Downes

This course explores the topic of learning in three ways: first, through an examination of research and development issues related to the topic; second, through interaction with a personal learning environment (specifically: LPSS) to take the course; and third, through activities supporting the development of a personal learning environment at a conceptual level.

Highlands College Students Participate in MOOC

Highlands College faculty, Denise Elakovich and Dr. Elyse Lovell, have joined a national research project in which part of their Math course curriculum involves their students joining in a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course). The purpose of the research project is to explore a new and unique way for students to succeed in their Math courses.

Schreyer Institute coordinating campus cohorts for blended learning MOOC | Penn State University

Thinking about creating a blended course? How you will retain the quality of your face-to-face course as you modify your delivery? Can you do it on your own? The answer to these questions might be found by participating in the Blendkit MOOC (massive open online course) 2016 from the University of Central Florida. This spring the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE) will be coordinating campus cohorts for the Blendkit MOOC, which began Feb. 22. These cohorts will enable faculty to participate in the MOOC and discuss the content within the Penn State framework.

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Market Report 2016 – 2020 – Research and Markets | Business Wire

Research and Markets (http://ift.tt/1OqXTKY) has announced the addition of the “Massive Open Online Cour

edX to partner cos for hiring, skill initiatives

edX, a non-profit massive open online course (Mooc), founded in 2012 by Harvard University and MIT, is betting big on India and looking to partner with corporates for hiring and upskilling.Students ca

Learning with MOOCs – Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Eventbrite – eKnow How presents Learning with MOOCs – Geelong Library and Heritage Centre – Friday, 29 April 2016 at Geelong Library, Geelong, VIC. Find event and ticket information.

MOOCs are here to replace professors: defuting a conspiracy theory | Drink a Cup of Tea

The Conspiracy Theory of MOOCs

 

It goes like this: well thinking, thoughtful academics are quick to note how pleased managers are with MOOCs. Incredible scale (cheap!), exposure (bringing in well paying students), fewer teaching positions (reduce cost). What is not to like if you are the head of finances, right? Managers of universities are presumed to be quick to jump on this trend to economize further and fire all but a few of the star academians. No more face to face learning. It all goes digital. Hallujah!

Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning: An Analysis of Assessment and Recognition Practices in Europe (OpenCred)

This study aims to inform the debate on the recognition of MOOC-based learning and to offer guidelines and recommendations to both convenors of open learning and higher education institutions working towards a better bridge between formal education and
non-formal learning.

 

It will also identify ways in which European policy can enable the recognition of non-formal open learning on a wider scale.

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