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Jonathan Becker

MOOCs, Money, and the Untold Story of a Professor Who 'Bought the Hype' - The Chronicle... - 2 views

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    "These days, Irvine's massive courses typically run on their own. It's easier for everyone that way, says Mr. Matkin. "What we learned is you try to present a MOOC for what it is," says the dean. "It's a free course, with relatively little interaction with faculty members.""
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Study: Online classes really do work - 1 views

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    It's been two years since a New York Times article declared the "year of the MOOC" -short for "massive open online courses." Now, for the first time, researchers have carried out a detailed study that shows that these classes really can teach at least as effectively as traditional classroom courses - and they found that this is true regardless of how much preparation and knowledge students start out with.
Jonathan Becker

CopyrightX - 1 views

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    "Three types of courses make up the CopyrightX Community:
    - a residential course on Copyright Law, taught by Prof. William Fisher to approximately 100 Harvard Law School students;
    - an online course divided into sections of 25 students, each section taught by a Harvard Teaching Fellow;
    - a set of affiliated courses based in countries other than the United States, each taught by an expert in copyright law."
Jonathan Becker

MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    " In the news media, MOOCs had gone from being higher education's savior to a bust in a little more than a year."
Jonathan Becker

Connectivist MOOC helps students embrace digital media - 2 views

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    We rock!
Jeff Nugent

DS106: Enabling Open, Public, Participatory Learning | Connected Learning - 0 views

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    "Digital Storytelling 106--better known as "ds106"--sprouted in 2010 as a computer science class on digital storytelling at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Founded by Jim Groom, educational technology consultant Alan Levine, and instructional technologists Martha Burtis & Tom Woodward, ds106 has evolved into a model for all instructors and students who aspire to experience, explore, and extend connected learning."
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    ds106 as gold standard for open...amazing...
Jonathan Becker

The Audacity: Thrun Learns A Lesson and Students Pay | tressiemc - 0 views

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    "It seems disruption is hard when poor people insist on existing. Thrun has the right to fail. That's just business. But he shouldn't have the right to fail students like those at San Jose State and the public universities that serve them for the sake of doing business."
Jeff Nugent

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching - 1 views

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    "Although massive open online courses (MOOCs) are seen to be, and are in fact designed to be, stand-alone online courses, their introduction to the higher education landscape has expanded the space of possibilities for blended course designs (those that combine online and face-to-face learning experiences). Instead of replacing courses at higher education institutions, could MOOCs enhance those courses? This paper reports one such exploration, in which a Stanford University Machine Learning MOOC was integrated into a graduate course in machine learning at Vanderbilt University during the Fall 2012 semester. The blended course design, which leveraged a MOOC course and platform for lecturing, grading, and discussion, enabled the Vanderbilt instructor to lead an overload course in a topic much desired by students. The study shows that while students regarded some elements of the course positively, they had concerns about the coupling of online and in-class components of this particular blended course design. Analysis of student and instructor reflections on the course suggests dimensions for characterizing blended course designs that incorporate MOOCs, either in whole or in part. Given the reported challenges in this case study of integrating a MOOC in its entirety in an on-campus course, the paper advocates for more complex forms of blended learning in which course materials are drawn from multiple MOOCs, as well as from other online sources."
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