Archive for the ‘MOOC’ Category

RIP MOOCS

Posted: 16/11/2017 by broadyesl in MOOC, online learning and teaching, Uncategorized
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Get your latest news at Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them) at https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-10-12-udacity-official-declares-moocs-dead-though-the-company-still-offers-them?utm_source=EdSurgeTeachers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11-2-17&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTVdVMU56WmpPR1UwWXpSbCIsInQiOiJHZTNBUTh2MFQ0VHdUanVkcURDUEhsd2UzUU5xQTc0cGxBeVdFdVJWS0xtYlVCT2xtRko4aEZKZXY2WllCampqeFVmZ3JoTkl4ZVwvVEZtRStxR29OVEQwUWsrQlBmeXIweUNnUmlPYitOa0xxcG00MVl5b29UTkVrNThwUE5SNSsifQ%3D%3D

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MOOCS are Dead. What’s Next?

Posted: 15/10/2017 by broadyesl in MOOC, Uncategorized

Read MOOCs Are “Dead.” What’s Next? Uh-ohat  https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/moocs-are-dead-whats-next-uh-oh

MOOCs and Beyond

Posted: 24/08/2016 by broadyesl in MOOC, Uncategorized

Find the article here:

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-gamma/moocs-and-beyond

Read “Internet courses go through learning curve”  at http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/tech/2015-10/12/content_22161995.htm

Interesting aspect for course designers and teachers,  Excerpt:

ABSTRACT Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have recently experienced rapid development and garnered significant attention from various populations. Despite the wide recognition of MOOCs as an important opportunity within educational practices, there are still many questions as to how we might satisfy students’ needs, as evidenced by very high dropout rates. Researchers lack a solid understanding of what student needs are being addressed by MOOCs, and how well MOOCs now address (or fail to address) these needs. To help in building such an understanding, we conducted in-depth interviews probing student motivations, learning perceptions and experiences towards MOOCs, paying special attention to the MOOC affordances and experiences that might lead to high drop rates. Our study identified learning motivations, learning patterns, and a number of factors that appear to influence student retention. We proposed that the issue of retention should be addressed from two perspectives: retention as a problem but also retention as an opportunity.

read here:  http://hci.ist.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/CSCW-MOOCs-Zheng-et-al-Carmera-Ready.pdf

NOOC Instead of MOOC: Interesting Concept

Posted: 28/08/2015 by broadyesl in MOOC, NOOC

Taking skill acquisition to a new level, NOOCs aim for learners who see to acquire specific and targeted skills instead of taking a “course-like” MOOC where they have to work through learning experiences not needed. Read more here:

http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2015/07/join-nano-open-online-courses-noocs.html

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Are MOOCS Done?

Posted: 30/07/2015 by broadyesl in MOOC

After a huge hype over MOOCs, there has not been much talk about them lately in media.  So, here is one that sees a bleak future for MOOCs as the big disruptors of education.  Read more in “Campus Tech 2015: Move Over MOOCs” at http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2015/07/campus-tech-2015-move-over-moocs