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New study on the democratizing power of MOOC’s: don’t get your hopes up too high

There is a new study published in Science on the democratizing power of MOOC’s. In it they don’t look at the potential but rather examine who has participated so far, and while it maybe isn’t that surprising,  it’s not the group … Continue reading

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MOOC, the disaster movie?

It’s not a fun week for technology and education. Yesterday there was the often mis-quoted OECD-report and than there is this headline: “Students learn 6 times more with CMU’s Simon Initiative approach than with MOOCs”. The study hasn’t been published in … Continue reading

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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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