14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

great article collection. Article: [link]. Open All the Way: MOOCs, OER, and Open Education. Size Isn’t Everything – Cathy Davidson – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Wired UK raises the possibility that the university may have to restructure itself. That undoubtedly will raise numerous hackles. But from an intellectual standpoint, it signals a revolution in waiting.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

No more lazy professors, no more specious journal articles. There’s no point rehashing the same lectures when the world’s best authorities have already recorded them and offered them to the world as OERs. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

No more lazy professors, no more specious journal articles. There’s no point rehashing the same lectures when the world’s best authorities have already recorded them and offered them to the world as OERs. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

OER (9). Best of eLearning Learning. March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010. March is off to a great start! And it’s nice to see that in the hot topics, the Big Question has had an influence. Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. This post offers some other places to get information about training.

Giving it all away

Learning with e's

Look, as altruistic as it may seem to give away all your content, ideas, lecture notes, videos, slides and even articles and books, for those who actually opt to do so, there are also excellent rewards. I have given away a lot of my content on the web - see for example my Slideshare collection of slideshows and published articles. Tags: creative commons user generated content OER Picasso Web 2.0 How much do you freely share on the Web? If you are a user of any Web 2.0

Open educational practices

Learning with e's

Traditional journals can be slow to publish, there is often a backlog of journals articles and too few issues to put them in, and citation frequency from open access journals can be more rewarding. Tags: creative commons Open content OER Google MOOC OEP open scholarship I made a video recording for Core Ed while I was at the Ulearn conference in New Zealand last month.

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Productive Disruption: Kadenze’s Silver Lining in the Cloud


The third impediment is the sense shared by many academics and artists that online creative education can’t replace the real thing, as articulated in Siham Ali’s article ‘ Online art school is not art school.’ By Brad Haseman , Executive Vice President of Kadenze, Inc.

11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

MOOCs on various topics can be set up using blended content – some custom designed and some re-purposed from OERs and other available content from the net as long as one takes care to note the various IPR-related policies. Related articles MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC A faculty perspective on OCW and MOOCs Reports from MOOC Research Hub

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How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era


Publish Superior Content Than OERs. Publishers must be aware of the free learning resources available on the internet- Open Educational Resources (OERs). Hence, you need to produce content that is much more superior and more relevant than what’s being offered by OERs, providing and enriched and engaging learning experience to the students. Suggested Articles. Publishers have experienced a digital turbulence in recent times.

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Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

A quick definition from the article: The term "open educational resources" was first adopted at UNESCO's 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. UNESCO helped to define OER as educational materials and resources "offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute."

The open case

Learning with 'e's

Just how many people will actually read an article in a closed journal? Often open access journals provide online forums for discussion of the articles presented. academic publishing OER open access open scholarshipToday, more than ever, academics and professionals need to question the value of publishing in closed journals. Forget for a moment the ludicrous prices many publishers charge for personal and institutional subscriptions. Think about the audience.

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Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! Video and article about assistive technology for college and high school students, specifically focused on physical impairments. Huge directory of links to free educational resources–open courseware, open educational resources, and general resources. Mostly higher ed. tags: openaccess , education , highered , e-learning , creativecommons , free. Learning in the Webiverse: How Do You Grade a Conversation?

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

But how do they compete with resources like MOOCs and OERs that have made high quality course content from respected university professors available for free? When students started migrating towards used textbooks, rentals, MOOCs and OER due to the high prices of printed textbooks, it affected the revenues of traditional book publishers. And it has also launched OpenNow, its own OER with courses starting at $30 per course and is accessible within a Cengage Unlimited subscription.

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Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

One of the sessions I was in, was a blogger session which included Stephen Downes, a foremost expert on OER (Open Educational Resources). Stephen is really a sharp guy and in my opinion is one of the very few folks who has a finger on the pulse of OER, including MOOCs. As one article I read pointed out, somewhere in the future it is quite likely that fees associated to each course will slowly appear – as it becomes more and more specialized. Speaking.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Reusing eLearning material (OER) from other sources or not, asks UNESCO. Three reasons why I hesitate - Ignatia Webs , September 22, 2010 Unesco is inviting us to jointly discuss OER, so if you are interested, let yourself be heard! concerning OER. Less learning more often&# (click to read the full article) Is it happening? How to revamp your learning model - E-learning in the Corporate Sector , September 7, 2010 In my articles Online courses must die!

Best Practices in Online Curriculum Development for Higher Education

Hurix Digital

These can include textbooks, hand-outs, syllabii, notes, lectures, assignments, quizzes, exams, projects, journal articles, and online resources. You can browse through Open Educational Resources (OER) which are freely available and can include activities, images, assignments or a full text book. At a time when online education is taking the world by storm, online curriculum development for higher education can be a daunting task.

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What’s hot in Working Smarter in October

Jay Cross

‘A recent article in Wired Magazine, Collaboration and Conversation: MORE >> STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR. Daily presentations starting Oct 21 on MOOCs, OERs, open access, libraries, and more. HAROLD JARCHE. OCTOBER 29, 2013. PKM in 34 pieces. Much of my work on PKM has been inspired by others. have put these pieces together into a framework that I think makes sense and may be of some use. MORE >> ADAPTIVE PATH. OCTOBER 25, 2013.

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195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

And I should hear note that I’m posting this in order to: (1) recommend Siva’s article, and (2) make an obvious point about MOOCs. s Top articles on Working Smarter JAY CROSS | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012. 50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012 JAY CROSS | MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012. Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012 JAY CROSS | TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012. MOOCs , OER University, Stanford AI. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS.

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Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

While the original article in the Telegraph is interesting, I heartily recommend heading over to the post that Stephen Downes did on this and read the comments. Ive been tinkering with Many Eyes over the last couple of weeks as a way of exploring potential visual navigation tools/interfaces for Open University courses and qualifications, and OpenLearn OERs/course units: [link] and search for "many eyes". e-Clippings (Learning As Art).