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The MOOC Revolution That Wasn’t

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Editor’s note: Dan Friedman is the co-founder of Thinkful. Three years ago this week, Sebastian Thrun recorded his Stanford class on Artificial Intelligence, released it online to a staggering 180,000 students, and started a “revolution in higher education.”…

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Good read: Reputations at risk as platforms fail to screen Moocs

MOOC’s are often a way to promote your institute, but can this form of promotion backlash? In this Times Higher Education-article, the answer is yes. The Leru paper, “Online learning at research intensive universities”, cites a number of Mooc failures … Continue reading

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MOOCs Three Years Later

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
One constant in K-12 and higher education reform has been policymakers adopting policies they say will make fundamental changes in their institutions and seeing those efforts scaled back to…

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How MOOCs evolve the role of teachers (George Siemens)

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3 short video’s on MOOC’s in China & Africa

China: Opening doors to elite universities with MOOCS (Learning World S4E20, 1/3) Kenya: Tailor-made cyber lessons for African needs (Learning World S4E20, 2/3) MOOCS: The next big thing? A futurist’s opinion (Learning World S4E20, 3/3)

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Food for discussion by Donald Clark: 8 myths on MOOC’s

Donald Clark just wrote a blogpost on MOOC’s and the danger of the C****** word. If you want to know what he means by that, do read the post. (well, just read it anyway). In the post he also mentions … Continue reading

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Literature review: The Maturing of the MOOC

It seems strange that the MOOC is already subject of a literature review as it is a quite recent phenomenon. But as MOOC’s are seemingly the technology that setting world records running through the hype cycle, it’s not so strange … Continue reading

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Interesting read on Moocs: if we’re not careful so-called ‘open’ courses will close minds

This article in The Guardian is a must-read on the dark side of MOOC’s by Peter Scott. 2 fragments illustrate the main point of the article: “So Moocs, if they ever take off, are likely to be used in two ways. … Continue reading

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Interesting read on MOOC’s by Dan Greenstein: “Innovation Exhaustion and a Path to Moving Forward”

A short note to tell you that I thought this piece by Dan Greenstein on Inside Higher Ed is a worth read. “It seems to me, at least with respect to MOOCs, that we have skipped an important step. We’ve jumped … Continue reading

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A survey on MOOC’s shows it isn’t really a hype yet

Sometimes living on Twitter or other social media can give you the false impression that what you and your contacts think important, is important to the whole world. Take MOOC’s for an instance. It is something a lot of edubloggers … Continue reading

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