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Mathieu Plourde

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social - 0 views

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    "The report, Innovating Pedagogy 2014, is the third annual report concerning technological trends that could revolutionize education.  It suggests that the next step in the world of MOOCs is to introduce massive open social learning."
Mathieu Plourde

25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education - 1 views

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    Whether you're five or ninety five, the internet has a lot to offer. Particularly when the topic is education, the resources on the internet are endless. Best of all, many high quality sites are completely free. From history to coding, excellent free education awaits on the following 25 sites.
Mathieu Plourde

MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning - 1 views

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    Nevertheless, my prediction is that the MOOC 2.0 will enable one-on-one learning using personalized, video chat-based help, which is why I founded Teeays, a platform for on-demand TAs for MOOCs. Ultimately, the format of the MOOC 2.0 will be whichever format enables individual learning to scale as dramatically as content distribution has scaled in the MOOC 1.0. In a world where more than 2 billion people are connected to broadband internet, face-to-face learning is bound to go digital.
Mathieu Plourde

Online education company edX expanding to offer free courses aimed at high school stude... - 0 views

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    "To date, edX has offered only college-level courses. And, while a smattering of high school-level massive open online courses exist, company officials said edX is the first provider of so-called MOOCs to offer an organized set of free high school curriculums."
Mathieu Plourde

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering 'Modules' Instead - Wired Campus - Blogs -... - 0 views

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    "People now buy songs, not albums. They read articles, not newspapers. So why not mix and match learning "modules" rather than lock into 12-week university courses? That question is a major theme of a 213-page report released on Monday by a committee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology exploring how the 153-year-old engineering powerhouse should innovate to adapt to new technologies and new student expectations."
Mathieu Plourde

Would Graduate School Work Better if You Never Graduated From It? - 0 views

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    instead of two years, it would last 10 months-long enough to make friends, participate in experiential parts of the program, and become members of the club. They would pay a fee for the immersion, but not the balance of their tuition. After that, students would graduate into the work force, but they would stay enrolled at Wharton on a subscription basis. One day, a Wharton subscriber working in investment banking might get put on a team that oversees mergers and acquisitions. Instead of aching to recall the lessons she learned back in business school (and later forgot), she takes an online "minicourse" from Wharton. "The new pattern becomes learn-certify-deploy, learn-certify-deploy," the professors write in their paper.
Mathieu Plourde

The future of universities: The digital degree - 0 views

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    "The answer may be to combine the two. Anant Agarwal, who runs edX, proposes an alternative to the standard American four-year degree course. Students could spend an introductory year learning via a MOOC, followed by two years attending university and a final year starting part-time work while finishing their studies online. This sort of blended learning might prove more attractive than a four-year online degree. It could also draw in those who want to combine learning with work or child-rearing, freeing them from timetables assembled to suit academics."
Mathieu Plourde

UF trying to lasso online learning - 0 views

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    "To be top 10, you have got to be global," Elias Eldayrie, UF's vice president and CIO for Information Technologies, recently told the board of trustees. "You need to connect." Creating Unizin with Indiana University, the University of Michigan and Colorado State University was a year in the making, Eldayrie said.
Mathieu Plourde

Announcing nanodegrees: a new type of credential for a modern workforce - 0 views

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    " Together with AT&T and an initial funding from AT&T Aspire of more than $1.5 million, we are launching nanodegrees: compact, flexible, and job-focused credentials that are stackable throughout your career. And the nanodegree program is designed for efficiency: select hands-on courses by industry, a capstone project, and career guidance. Efficient enough that you can get a nanodegree as you need it and earn new ones throughout your career, even if you need to switch paths since a career isn't always a straight line. "
Mathieu Plourde

MOOCs' disruption is only beginning - Opinion - The Boston Globe - 0 views

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    "At the same time, MOOCs called into question our basic assumptions about college. Free access to content from prestigious institutions revealed that content didn't need to be proprietary. Without having to waste time re-creating the same lectures and class materials, particularly for lower-division courses, many professors saw the opportunity to be even more connected and hands-on in order to make existing content come alive for students. Despite the intense trepidation that technology would somehow replace teachers, it became clear that MOOCs didn't preempt interaction; instead, they forced more contact and accountability on both the student and the teacher."
Mathieu Plourde

Premier cours en ligne libre d'accès à l'Université Laval - 0 views

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    "L'Université Laval (UL) met les pieds dans l'enseignement du futur. L'établissement offrira à l'automne son premier cours en ligne ouvert et gratuit, inspiré des «massive open online courses» (MOOC), particulièrement populaires aux États-Unis. Au Québec, cette nouvelle offre de formation n'en est qu'à ses balbutiements."
Mathieu Plourde

Designing a Dual Layer cMOOC/xMOOC - 1 views

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    "The xMOOC path is pretty much in place with EdX. They have a good module-based system for presenting and assessing instructivist knowledge. Add on top of that they have connected to other systems through single sign-on and they are down with APIs… they have a system that is ready to connect with other systems as well as allow learners to move in and out as need with ease. The cMOOC system that sits alongside that? That is another beast. Technology exists to create a learner-centered system (see A Domain of One's Own)…. but how does this scale to possibly tens of thousands of learners?"
Mathieu Plourde

Big Data in Education - 0 views

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    "Education is increasingly occurring online or in educational software, resulting in an explosion of data that can be used to improve educational effectiveness and support basic research on learning. In this course, you will learn how and when to use key methods for educational data mining and learning analytics on this data."
Mathieu Plourde

SMOOC 2014 | Social Media for Active Learning - 1 views

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    we'll be offering a free 4-week professional development course designed to help instructors, trainers, and instructional designers learn how to better use social media to support learning, whether in an informal networking sense or by embedding social media into more formal learning contexts. The course will be hosted on Blackboard Coursesites and is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, at no charge.
Mathieu Plourde

How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner - 0 views

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    "But school need not be your exclusive provider of learning. Just because you've finished your formal education, doesn't mean that your education is over!"
Mathieu Plourde

Google Announces An Online Data Interpretation Class For The General Public - 0 views

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    "Google has launched its own Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to teach the general public how to understand surveys, research, and data. Called "Making Sense of Data" and running from March 18 to April 4, the course will be open to the public and, like most MOOCs, will be taught through a series of video lectures, interactive projects, and the support of community TAs."
Mathieu Plourde

Home - MOOC Campus - 1 views

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    The idea is simple. Online and DIY learners unite at a beautiful mountain resort to live an extraordinary lifestyle in a dynamic community of smart and motivated people.
Mathieu Plourde

MOOCs, Trust, and the Signature Track - #FutureEd - 1 views

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    What I have observed, though, first from initial research and now from seeing it in action in #FutureEd, is that for all the concerns I or others might have about potentially larger consequences of consenting to the level of verification and tracking-for example, making typing-pattern recognition a standard identifier-MOOCs offer something many people would not be able to get if they did not have access to those platforms.
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