The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Universities will finally accept they are service providers. As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. 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.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Universities will finally accept they are service providers. As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. 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.

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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. Apart from rental services, these publishers can earn revenue through banner ads, and also by offering additional learning resources.

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Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

It also due to service providers who can customize Moodle, for a fee. . Today, there is Moodle Workplace, which is their corporate version – focused on that side of the market, and yes you could use it for EdTech, but why?

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. Standard training metrics, such as increased retention, increased sales, increased efficiency, and improved customer service, are independent of the training platform.

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Future of Higher Education – Digital Textbooks and Courses

MagicBox

Starting from providing online content services, new learning platforms, along with software for learning management & assessment, technology has uplifted the learning environment for universities. MagicBox provides e-Reader mobile apps for every platform, one click publishing/conversion services, and digital rights management services which allows users to repurpose content. Publishers are finding there is a huge market for digital content in the education space.

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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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? Wikipedia defines the subscription model as a business model in which a customer must pay a recurring price at regular intervals for access to a product or service. A lot of media, telecom, eCommerce, software companies use this model, where customers pay for the service or product for a specific time period.

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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.

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.

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] or www.col.org/OERPolicy December 1, 2010 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 6 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Packrati.us = Twitter + Delicious - Social Media in Learning , March 9, 2010 This site provides a useful and very simple bookmarking service for Twitter. 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.

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] December 12-14, 2012 Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems (MOBIQUITOUS): Computing, Networking and Services, 9 th , annual, Beijing, China. link] January 6, 2013 Search Marketing SMX , Jerusalem, Israel. Clayton R.