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What UBC has learned about doing MOOCs

Engle, W. (2104) UBC MOOC Pilot: Design and Delivery Vancouver BC: University of British Columbia<p>The University of British Columbia, a premier public …

Coursera shifts focus from 'impact on learners' to 'reach of universities'

Richard Levin, the new CEO of Coursera, is getting quite clear about the new goals for the company. At first glance the changes might seem semantic …

Examining the potential and reality of open educational resources: the 2013 COHERE conference

Panel: Robert Clougherty; George Veletsianos; Johan Fridell; Diane Salter; Rory McGreal<p>COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education and …

Is there a future for distance education?

Distance education – more than 10 rows from the front?<p>This is a bit of a hoary old chestnut, as the future of distance education has been questioned …

MOOCs need to be user innovation toolkits

Next week I’ll be speaking at a conference on technology in higher education. The new online course platforms will, of course, be a central topic. …

ds106: It’s All About the Trailing Edge

I recommend you go read Jon Udell’s post “MOOCs need to be user innovation toolkits” in its entirety, but I want to reproduce almost half of that …

elearnspace › The greatest MOOC conference in the history of MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continue to receive a steady stream of media attention. The conversation is more nuanced now than it was a few …

Combining MOOC Student Patterns Graphic with Stanford Analysis

In part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this series of posts on MOOC student patterns, I shared a description of five student patterns emerging from …

Two MOOC curriculum announcements in one week

In two apparently unrelated announcements, both MIT and Wharton announced they were moving beyond just courses and putting significant parts of their …

Online Education

Thoughts on Udacity’s openness project

Sebastian Thrun confuses me. He is without a doubt a very bright person, with a resume that includes Google, self-driving cars, and Glasses. He took …

Some validation of MOOC student patterns graphic

File this under "you read it first on e-Literate".<p>In previous posts from spring 2013 I provided a graphical view on MOOC student patterns based on …

Tributaries » Blog Archive » “Innovation Exhaustion”

The rhetoric about and around MOOCs seems to have moved to a new place in the past week or so — with the obvious but still necessary proviso that the …

Review: Sir John Daniel on MOOCs, Online Learning, and Quality

As part of the transformation of teaching and learning in higher education, decisions are being made on the type and scope of online learning and …

BREAKING: Blackboard Uses "MOOC" in a Sentence

This week we heard the news that Blackboard...um...they are...well...something about MOOCs. They like them, I think. Or something.<p>Look, I get it. The …

MOOCs and Online Education; a real difference

Are online education and MOOC the same? Is any difference important?<p>MOOC – Massive Open Online Course. As currently interpreted, massive meaning …

Higher Education

MOOC's: e-learning hype of game changer?

Sander Janssens is marketing docent aan de Hogeschool Windesheim Zwolle. Daarnaast is hij part time als marketing adviseur werkzaam. Sustainable …

MIT, learning technologies, and developing countries: lessons in technology transfer

This week I spent three days at the MIT LINC (Learning International Networks Consortium) conference in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the …

Tributaries » Blog Archive » MOOC Monsters

Much as I love the parable of the blind monks and the elephant (see the accompanying image), there may be an even better metaphor for what’s going on …

Tributaries » Blog Archive » Whither the MOOC Backlash?

The backlash against MOOCs goes on. Like the ubiquitous acronym itself, the notion of a MOOC backlash is a regular feature in news about MOOCs. Last …

MOOCs Are No Education Panacea, but Here's What Can Make Them Work

Everyone’s talking about massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The popular wisdom is that they will revolutionize higher education, and possibly even put traditional colleges and universities out of business. But MOOCs aren’t likely to solve the fundamental student learning challenges that …

MOOCs do not represent the best of online learning (essay)

Overnight, MOOCs -- with free tuition for all, attracting unprecedented enrollments reaching into the hundreds of thousands, and the involvement of …

MOOCs may eye the world market, but does the world want them?

Online higher education is increasingly hailed as a chance for educators in the developed world to expand access and quality across the globe.<p>Yet it …