The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

That means they are subjected to market forces such as competition. 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

That means they are subjected to market forces such as competition. 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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Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

As with the green movement, openness now has a market value and is subject to new tensions, such as venture capitalists funding MOOC companies. We are now at the stage where at least 50% of academics have published in open access journals (Stats from Wiley), an there is a growth in Open Educational Resources including OER Commons , with many universities now providing free content. eden15 education learning Martin Weller MOOCs OER open learning Openness Technology

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Free your content with MyEcontentFactory | Elearning

Gutenberg Technology

Digital transformation is a reality in every market. As content producers, it is critical to rethink your publishing strategies to be able to bring value to customers beyond non-curated OER, to marvel them with clever content and interactive products, and to find ways to scale up those new digital offers. The academic publishing industry is being disrupted by new digital methods of delivering non-fiction content to customers.

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Productive Disruption: Kadenze’s Silver Lining in the Cloud

Kadenze

As a result, we see the top universities in the world behaving with the exclusivity of “ luxury brands ” according to marketing professor Scott Galloway. By Brad Haseman , Executive Vice President of Kadenze, Inc. and Amanda Morris , Director, Higher Education Engagement, Kadenze, Inc.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

With the big 5 controlling most of the textbook market, they are the ones who end up determining a standard price range to avoid further competition. The rate at which the cost of college textbooks has increased is higher than the rate of inflation, surpassing that of the housing market and the cost of health care. Although rentals are a good option approved by educational institutes, OER is yet to be widely accepted by educational institutes.

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How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era

Kitaboo

K-12 publishers, in their attempt to recover from the losses incurred due to the second-hand book market, used to introduce a new edition every few years. So now publishers not only have to create eBooks, but also promote and market them to their buyers. These learning repositories add value to the publisher’s offerings on the digital market. Publish Superior Content Than OERs. Publishers have experienced a digital turbulence in recent times.

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Why Should Traditional Publishers Switch to Digital Publishing Platforms?

MagicBox

One of the major existential threats traditional publishers face is the second-hand textbook market. Use effective and unique content to create an edge over OERs – Despite the arrival of many and varied modes of content delivery that are expected to reshape the digital publishing industry, content will continue to be the king. While OERs are a threat, they can be won over with strategic content planning since OERs lack the structure a young learner needs.

Why Should Traditional Publishers Switch to Digital Publishing Platforms?

MagicBox

One of the major existential threats traditional publishers face is the second-hand textbook market. Use effective and unique content to create an edge over OERs – Despite the arrival of many and varied modes of content delivery that are expected to reshape the digital publishing industry, content will continue to be the king. While OERs are a threat, they can be won over with strategic content planning since OERs lack the structure a young learner needs.

Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

However, MOOCs have many benefits for companies, and even some of their disadvantages in the education market are less relevant in the corporate sector. Many MOOCs are built using open educational resources (OER) or a combination of OER and proprietary content. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are currently disrupting higher education and the stage is set for them to be a major force in corporate training as well.

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Innovation at the Intersection of Technology and Teaching

TechSmith Camtasia

A few decades later, Geoffrey Moore proposed that adoption has more to do with sales and marketing than other factors. In the late sixties marketer Thomas Robertson came up with the concept of continuous versus discontinuous innovation. Christensen brought us disruptive innovation – innovation that is revolutionary enough to create a new market and disrupt old ways of doing things. OER opens up all kinds of new opportunities for teaching and learning.

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Corporate Training Through MOOCs: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

Most MOOCs are easily customizable since they are built using open educational resources (OERs). Some of the market-leading course authoring tools today offer a suite of powerful features to users. According to a recent report by Class Central , around 23 million new learners signed up for their first MOOC in 2017, taking the total number of learners to 81 million. This is similar to the 23 million learners registered in 2016.

A Solution to the College Crisis

Jay Cross

Use OER, YouTube, and other online media to present mainstream content. Most traditional content is provided by online sources such as xMOOCs, I Tunes U, OER and similar public resources. Her Experiential Learning Portfolio lists projects such as making CRA loans, leading a successful marketing campaign, and running the regional United Fund Drive. Corporate colleges. Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control. Students are dissatisfied.

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Future of Higher Education – Digital Textbooks and Courses

MagicBox

Publishers are finding there is a huge market for digital content in the education space. Colleges and universities are increasingly turning to open educational resources (OER) as a solution to the rapidly rising cost of college textbooks. Prominence of technology in schools, colleges and universities has reached new dimensions with the adoption of new technologies like artificial intelligence, gamification, mobile learning and more.

Future of Higher Education – Digital Textbooks and Courses

MagicBox

Publishers are finding there is a huge market for digital content in the education space. Colleges and universities are increasingly turning to open educational resources (OER) as a solution to the rapidly rising cost of college textbooks. Prominence of technology in schools, colleges and universities has reached new dimensions with the adoption of new technologies like artificial intelligence, gamification, mobile learning and more.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

Of course, Turnitin had their own marketing materials too, one of which said they were in 120 out of 200 universities, making it the most universities by a plagiarism detection software. They quickly let me know that they are now in more than 140 or so, but I don’t know, wouldn’t you get that into your marketing materials? One of the sessions I was in, was a blogger session which included Stephen Downes, a foremost expert on OER (Open Educational Resources).

The Big Question: how can we leverage open content in workplace learning?

Clive on Learning

The March Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog asks why it is that open content initiatives such as the OER Commons and the Open Courseware Consortium haven't had a bigger impact. There are, of course, exceptions and associations can play a valuable role in identifying common needs across a vertical or horizontal market sector and helping to centralise efforts to create new content.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

When the personal tools in your mobile phone are more empowering than what your company provides or approves for your projects, how can you be saved from devastating market forces? Similarly, when HP provided a social learning solution aimed at helping marketing professionals across the organization better understand what Web 2.0 They really became a partner with marketing. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium.

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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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010 While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog. 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.

What’s hot in Working Smarter in October

Jay Cross

What the ad biz needs is to exorcize direct marketing . This presents a crisis not only for newspapers, magazines and television — but also, according to the stock market, for Facebook. 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.

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Digital Courseware or ePUB – Which is the Future of Higher Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

It will also be the dominant trend for higher education and career education markets. It’s not easy to define digital courseware given the extent of digital curriculum and amount of learning and teaching solutions available in the market.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. link] December 14-16, 2010 E-Activities (e-Learning, e-Communities, e-Commerce, e-Management, e-Marketing, e-Governance and Tele-working) , 9 th , sponsored by World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

It was clear from their discussion that the market was changing: Customers are demanding shorter courses. Informal Snake Oil - Informal Learning , March 1, 2010 “As soon as the software vendors and marketers get hold of a good idea, they pretty well destroy it,” writes my colleague Harold Jarche in his post on Social Snake Oil. OER (9). Best of eLearning Learning. March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010. March is off to a great start!

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 5-6, 2012 Social Media Marketing , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. link] January 6, 2013 Search Marketing SMX , Jerusalem, Israel. link] January 24-25, 2013 The Carnegie Conference: Integrating Traditional and Digital Marketing Strategies , Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA. Clayton R.