11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

Related articles MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC A faculty perspective on OCW and MOOCs Reports from MOOC Research Hub I love this definition of MOOCs by Ignatia Inge deWaard in her e-book, MOOC Yourself: “A MOOC is a non-defined pedagogical format to organize learning /teaching/training on a specific topic in an informal, online, and collaborative way.” This captures the key essence of a MOOC highlighting the key differentiators between a MOOC and an online course.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6) Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year.

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Reading the tea Leaves in my tabs: Our ecosystem is Commodified

Mark Oehlert

OCW : . I read my browser tabs like tea leaves I think. I look across the top row there and I try to discern what the tabs are telling me. Is there something bubbling up? What's gaining heat or buzz?

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Failure of Creative Commons Licenses

Tony Karrer

The one good thing that came out of it was that at least MIT recognized this failure and has additional information: MIT Interpretation of "Non-commercial" ": Non-commercial use means that users may not sell, profit from, or commercialize OCW materials or works derived from them. The guidelines below are intended to help users determine whether or not their use of OCW materials would be permitted by MIT under the "non-commercial" restriction.

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Survey on Extreme or Informal Learning

Jay Cross

One strand of this research is on the use of open educational resources, OCW, and popular learning portals like MIT OpenCourseWare and the MIT OpenCourseWare Highlights for High School.

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Free Learning

Tony Karrer

OCW, OER) as part of their internal learning. Harold Jarche had a great post If learning was free that raises questions that need to be continually asked by learning and development around the issues of Free. In the Business of Learning , I compared publishing and learning.

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Open Content in Workplace Learning?

The Learning Circuits

One of my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was around Open Content for Workplace Learning: I’m not sure why this already hasn’t had a bigger impact, but workplace learning is going to start to catch up on the value of OCW and OER.

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Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! 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? Principles for assessing online discussions and other conversations (blogs, chat, etc.) by coherence, awareness of audience, and diction.

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