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c maggard

MOOCs -- Completion Is Not Important - 20 views

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    By: Matthew LeBar Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are often described as the future of education - or at least a significant part of it. But there may be a significant problem with them: a very small proportion of students who start them actually finish. This poses a serious threat to their legitimacy.
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    Very interesting article. I was at an Open Access week event recently that was a debate on the place of MOOCs in higher education. One point that another attendee raised about the completion rate of MOOCs that seemed really important to me was that many MOOCs require participants to register before viewing the content, and this can impact completion rate numbers. A person may only have the requisite information about whether or not the wish to participate once they have registered for the MOOC.
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    Thanks for sharing this! :) I am taking MOOC course about MOOC right now. I feel like completion could be a challenge for anyone who took it. I actually agree that completion is not everything in education. Since learning is more about understanding rather than completing, I think there is no point if someone did complete his/her MOOC but he/she does not understand about what he/she learned. However, I believe, in order to fully understand the course, it is better to complete what you have started.
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    I too feel that completion of MOOC is important. Other wise no point in participating in that MOOC. we also will get any information on the internet for knowledge gain. But there will be a regular follow up of the course for completing any MOOC. But only problem is having proper IT infrastructure to participate in that.
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    Thank you for sharing. On the one hand one can choose form the course lessons and material that they want and choose not to complete the whole course. Then of course one can not evaluate the course judging from the completion rate. On the other hand, ability to complete what is started develops human will-power and purposefulness. Otherwise the world is full of people with unfinished educations, short-term employments etc.
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    What the article says really is "MOOC completion rate is not a meaningful metrics about the course." Universities and institutions may need to have other metrics in order to evaluate whether to continue offer certain courses. As for individual participants, each person is her/his best critic on how much has been gained from the course.
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    Cierto, tal vez muchos no lo terminen. Yo creo que lo importante es el conocimiento aprendido.
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    Thanks for sharing this article. I'm in agreement with LeBar, completion of the MOOC is not the correct metric to be used for evaluation. The goal of many participants is to gain or increase knowledge on a topic which may be achieved without completing the whole course.
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    This ongoing MOOC is hard for me to complete since there is a lot of internet and network action required which I don't like to use at the moment. Still, I got so much Information that I will try to fulfill the requirements to pass it. It is not for the statistics - but for my personal support of the MOOC instructors (I wounder whether they notice)
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    i think MOOC will be more effective for exchange of knowledge e for certain important topic for stakeholder who aim self progress development
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    I have joined another MOOC and received the "statement of accomplishment" and it was totally a big disappointment. The design and the language used reflect mentality is not related to what they are teaching online. It is underestimating people around the world time and efforts by issuing a statement is not well designed and meaningless. The question would be: does it worth it to finish any course online? the knowledge is already free and affordable all over the net, why do I need to follow an institute organized free course? People are not finishing the MOOC courses because of frustration and disappointment and this has to be reviewed.
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    Tal vez no puede decirse que sea el futuro de la educación, pero si coadyuva para que el conocimiento pueda acercarse a cualquier persona, e incentivar al autoaprendizaje.
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    Habría que preguntarse cuál es el problema de que los estudiantes no concluyan los cursos MOOC, buscar las alternativas respectivas.MOOC ventanas de oportunidad para cualquier persona.
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    This brings up the question of what it means to complete something? And why is it so important to us? And why 'productivity', a thing somebody defined ages ago, is so important to our humanity? .. or is it anymore?
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    Because I am taking a MOOC course but also on campus at University, I receive credits and grades where this is definitely one of the motivations for me to contribute. Although I agree that completion of the course is not essential to attain knowledge, what about our motivations to learn? And what about our incentives? Not saying MOOCs are not interesting nor helpful, I like MOOCs, but I think people like recognition too. I think to just receive the "statement of accomplishment" is not enough to prove efforts made within the course. However MOOCs are not as well developed at this stage, there definitely will be adjustments in the near future.
shirley

COPY-ME Web Series - 0 views

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    "Copy-me is an animated web series about the sharing of knowledge and open culture. About laws, myths and misconceptions, about the Internet and all the benefits of sharing." The idea was artistically and satirically presented using animation series for better understanding and appreciation of the audience.
camilalondonoa

Learn - 6 views

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    Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
cvpido

Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader - 7 views

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    Adobe has just given us a graphic demonstration of how not to handle security and privacy issues. A hacker acquaintance of mine has tipped me to a huge security and privacy violation on the part of Adobe. That anonymous acquaintance was examining Adobe's DRm for educational purposes when they noticed that Digital Editions 4, the newest version of ...
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    Why? For what purpose? Sorry I am clueless. But any spying could have serious consequences.
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    Privacy doesn't exist anymore. And yes it does have serious consequences. Any rouge agent can take all the information about you and do whatever they want with it because no one is watching the watchers.
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    Something to think about.
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    The Internet is challenging its users privacy, and privacy carries a different meaning in the Digital Age.
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    It seems internet users might just have to become "comfortable" with software companies now having access to large amounts of information about them…the new normal
Fernando Carraro

Ser o no ser Open Access: la batalla de Randy contra las revistas de "lujo" - 2 views

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    En este post se habla de Randy Schekman y su postura sobre las revistas de lujo y el open access
anonymous

"Monkey, Ghost, and God 'cant own copyright' says US" - 9 views

I would agree that in this situation, the photographer should own the copyright on the monkey selfie. I think that while its really neat and cool that monkeys can take selfies and elephants can pai...

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marilolis23

Perpectiva de conocimiento abierto - 1 views

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    La evolución del conocimiento ha evolucionado, pero lo importante de cada etapa sin duda alguna es la producción y divulgación de estos.
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    avanzado mucho, pero todavía tiene mucho camino por recorrer!
Guaraciara Silva

Standard License or Copyrights? that´s the question? - 0 views

Published on Apr 10, 2012 Category Education License Standard YouTube License http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtoIs0vdmlo This video was used as part of my classes about Brasilian Literature and I j...

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started by Guaraciara Silva on 26 Sep 14 no follow-up yet
chuckicks

The Right to Read - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation - 0 views

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    For those that haven't seen it, Richard Stallman's dystopian short story, written in 1997, on a dilemma posed by the use of computers and licensed content in the mid 21st century.
chuckicks

Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose computing - 2 views

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    By Cory Doctorow - Share this article This article is based on a keynote speech to the Chaos Computer Congress in Berlin, Dec. 2011. General-purpose computers are astounding. They're so astounding that our society still struggles to come to grips with them, what they're for, how to accommodate them, and how to cope with them.
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    This is a charged essay on the challenges to computing freedom in light of copyright, digital rights management (DRM), piracy (SOPA) and related issues. The author argues for the need to examine and, at user's discretion, shut down backdoor programs that monitor and/or enforce limits of fair use.
Julia Echeverría

Deep Web - 3 views

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    I think that as more information we have about the deep web, much more knowledge we will have to really know that is really going on in the cyber space. Deep Web (also called the Deepnet, Invisible Web, or Hidden Web) is World Wide Web content that is not part of the Surface Web, which is indexed by standard search engines.
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    Muchos dicen que en la "red profunda" existen sitios con contenido desagradable, se debería tener cuidado, aunque existen proyectos como https://www.torproject.org/ que nos permiten navegar en la red profunda sin tener que sufrir riesgos (http://www.cnnexpansion.com/economia/2014/06/27/como-opera-la-deep-web-en-mexico), más vale prevenir. ---- Many say that the "deep web" sites with objectionable content exist, care should be taken, although there are projects like https://www.torproject.org/ that allow us to navigate the deep network without having to suffer risks (http: //www.cnnexpansion.com/economia/2014/06/27/como-opera-the-deep-web-en-mexico), better safe.
camilalondonoa

Where to start programming? - 2 views

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    Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
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    Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
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    I began at Code Academy last year, and completed various courses. The problem I had was knowing about the architecture and systems behind the code, so, now I am learning to use Command Line and working through FLOSS manuals. I like Code academy, and I may go back there, but not before I have understood Command Line and more specifically what works with Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora etc The thing is, free software development, open source and education for all, begins with Linux OS and whatever branches from that is free to share, iterate and scalable. The trademark socialist, philosophically opposed to the capitalist.
Fabrizio Terzi

Understanding the Deep Web - 4 views

Ordinary web users are literally shocked when understand the existence of the Deep Web, a network of interconnected systems, not indexed, having a size hundreds of times higher than the current web...

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started by Fabrizio Terzi on 17 Sep 14 no follow-up yet
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Teresa Belkow

Pedestrian Lawyer - Know Your Rights - 2 views

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    Have you ever been in a similar situation? It´s important to know your rights on the street as well as on the internet, does anyone know a good resource for reading about what our rights are on the internet? Besides that, does the internet give us more freedom or does it take it away by monitoring us and making our personal profiles into data? I think that was the transcending question and dilemma which the first module presented, so do we accept the internet as an oxymoron, if not what is happening in the world inregards to being able to opt out from being monitored and used as a statistic and still enjoy the benefits of internet.
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