Next January, the Georgia Institute of Technology plans to offer a master’s degree in computer science through massive open online courses (MOOCs) for a fraction of the on-campus cost, a first for an elite institution. If it even approaches its …
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Moodle for teachers: An introduction is a 4 week introductory course with a recommended total of 8-12 hours participation time. Registration opens on 19th August 2013 and the course starts on 1st September 2013.
This article is an attempt to address a possible gap in Connectivist thinking, and its expression in cMOOCs. It’s to do with the experience of technology novices, and unconfident learners in cMOOC environments.
Are online education and MOOC the same? Is any difference important? Learn more reading this article.
Moocs, the new model of university education, have no race, colour, sex or wealth barriers, and can be accessed at a click.
The MOOC Research Initiative, financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will award grants of $10,000 to $25,000 to researchers seeking to explore issues such as student experiences in MOOCs and the free courses’ systemic impact.
If we can get past the magic of “massive” and “free,” we begin to see Coursera/edX-type MOOCs for what they really are — online courses, no different from the ones your college or university is offering right now. Open up …
In an attempt to better understand trends in adoption of massively open online courses (MOOCs), Enterasys decided to survey several hundred educators around the world. The results our study is captured in the inforgraphic below.
Universities are not the only major players in this world – from non profits to venture capitalists, lots of groups are getting involved! In fact, this new (and quite detailed) chart shows how MOOCs are getting money and more.
It is important to define a taxonomy of MOOCs not from the institutional but the pedagogic perspective, by their learning functionality, not by their origins. So here’s a starting list of eight.
Here is a summary of the 10 most commonly-cited reasons students don’t finish a MOOC.