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Rafael Morales_Gamboa

Prometheus and the Pendulum: Why the University of Michigan Joined edX | The EvoLLLution - 15 views

  • This first major wave of experimentation has revealed the magnitude of opportunity to transform lives and push the bounds of discovery
  • personalization at scale
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      As commented by Stephen Downes in his talk in Mexico.
H DeWaard

Peer Pressure Will Help You Finish That MOOC | EdSurge News - 11 views

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    using group structures in MOOCs to encourage completion - co-workers, book club 2.0 or virtual collaborators - success higher when teams can meet in person, teams average size is 4.2; start working with people you know; be creative with virtual collaboration; customizable design for personal projects
robert morris

Semi-automatic method for grading a million homework assignments - O'Reilly Radar - 34 views

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    The above figure is the landscape of ~40,000 student submissions to the same programming assignment on Coursera's Machine Learning course. Nodes represent submissions and edges are drawn between syntactically similar submissions. Colors correspond to performance on a battery of unit tests (with red submissions passing all unit tests). In particular, clusters of similarly colored nodes correspond to multiple similar implementations that behaved in the same way (under unit tests).
Sasha Thackaberry

Open edX - 21 views

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    Open edX. We're doing an LMS Review at Cuyahoga COmmunity College, and we're looking at what's going on in the marketplace in general. Interesting stuff.
jw Butler

For Stanford U. MOOC instructors, trial and error breeds success | Inside Higher Ed - 1 views

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    Finally seeing results with their MOOCS...
fenghe

大规模网络开放课程(MOOC)研究_德怀_新浪博客 - 2 views

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    xmooc 被批评为沿用知识灌输的模式。本质上,它们被认为是在技术环境下开展传统的以教师为中心的教学( larry,2012)。
carmelladoty

Digital Learning Transition (Spr. 2014) - Course - 46 views

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    DIGITAL LEARNING MOOC_ED
smilex3md

Mooc creators criticise courses' lack of creativity | News | Times Higher Education - 22 views

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    Original vision lost in scramble for profit and repackaging of old ideas, say pair.
smilex3md

Traditional Education Beats Online in Key Areas, Opinion Poll Finds - Wired Campus - Th... - 25 views

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    Gallup Poll on American's views of online courses: Mixed - "online instruction is at least as good as classroom-based courses in terms of providing good value, a format most students can succeed in, and instruction tailored to each individual. But they question the rigor of testing and grading, and whether employees will view such degrees positively..."
smilex3md

American adults see online courses as at least equivalent in most ways | Inside Higher Ed - 17 views

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    Gallup Poll on American's views of online courses: Mixed - "online instruction is at least as good as classroom-based courses in terms of providing good value, a format most students can succeed in, and instruction tailored to each individual. But they question the rigor of testing and grading, and whether employees will view such degrees positively..."
Randolph Hollingsworth

"Promises" of Online Higher Ed: Profits - Campaign for the Future of Higher Education |... - 12 views

  • the burning questions focus squarely and exclusively on what will make money for particular companies
  • use their powerful brand reputations to get ahead of rapid technological changes that could destabilize their residential business models over the long-run
  • good credit news for elite institutions
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    on the revolutionary aspect of MOOCs to break down traditional barriers to higher ed as regularly stated by CEOs Koller and Thrun: "This rhetoric is perhaps the most glittery yet in the public discourse about online higher education. But it is also a diversion shifting attention away from the logic of profit-making. For parents, students, and the general public who focus primarily on what education means for people's futures, for social mobility, for a healthy economy and a robust democracy, a dip into the insider talk of MOOCs, their investors, and industry analysts is both instructive and disorienting."
smilex3md

MOOCs need to go back to their roots. - 14 views

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    MOOCs Need to Go Back to Their Roots
    They were supposed to be educational communities, not hypertextbooks.
Thieme Hennis

mooc.org - 27 views

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    Significant collaboration between Google and EdX. This is where the 98% will get their education.
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