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Examining the instructional quality of MOOCs: Lots of window dressing, much less quality?

Margaryan, Bianco and Littlejohn examined the instructional quality of 76 randomly selected Massive Open Online Courses (aka MOOCs), including 50 content-based xMOOCs and 26 connectivist cMOOCs. While the majority of MOOCs scored poorly on most instructional design principles, most MOOCs scored highly on organisation … Continue reading

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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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