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To MOOC or Not to MOOC

To MOOC or Not to MOOC Book
Author : Sarah Porter
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2015-05-23
ISBN : 0081000618
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scarcely a week goes by without coverage in the UK and international media about the latest MOOC revelation. Despite some significant initiatives in the dotcom era, online learning has somehow never delivered on its promise to revolutionize education. To MOOC or not to MOOC explores the history of MOOCs and analyses the current MOOC context by describing six institutions and the story of their engagement with MOOCs. Looking at each of the different type of institution in turn, it analyses the processes behind their decision to engage with online learning and MOOCs, how the MOOC project is managed and led, and discusses issues such as quality assurance, governance and partnerships. Chapters draw together and analyse the data and draw out advice for institutions, to help them make choices about how to respond to MOOCs and other high-impact changes in digital education. The book contains checklists and planning tools to support strategy and planning, and concludes with a future look at MOOCs exploring some of the possible trends that may impact upon higher education, such as business models, data and analytics, learning design and competitors in the MOOC marketplace. Aimed at higher educational professionals who are interested in the strategic importance and potential of online learning Written from an understanding of the strategic context for senior managers in universities Focus upon a major trend in technology and education illustrated by concrete examples of real practice in institutions Implement case studies to draw out conclusions not only about online learning but also decision-making and innovation

To MOOC Or Not to MOOC

To MOOC Or Not to MOOC Book
Author : Sarah Porter
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scarcely a week goes by without coverage in the UK and international media about the latest MOOC revelation. Despite some significant initiatives in the dotcom era, online learning has somehow never delivered on its promise to revolutionize education. To MOOC or not to MOOC explores the history of MOOCs and analyses the current MOOC context by describing six institutions and the story of their engagement with MOOCs. Looking at each of the different type of institution in turn, it analyses the processes behind their decision to engage with online learning and MOOCs, how the MOOC project is managed and led, and discusses issues such as quality assurance, governance and partnerships. Chapters draw together and analyse the data and draw out advice for institutions, to help them make choices about how to respond to MOOCs and other high-impact changes in digital education. The book contains checklists and planning tools to support strategy and planning, and concludes with a future look at MOOCs exploring some of the possible trends that may impact upon higher education, such as business models, data and analytics, learning design and competitors in the MOOC marketplace. Aimed at higher educational professionals who are interested in the strategic importance and potential of online learning Written from an understanding of the strategic context for senior managers in universities Focus upon a major trend in technology and education illustrated by concrete examples of real practice in institutions Implement case studies to draw out conclusions not only about online learning but also decision-making and innovation.

Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs For Everyone

Massive Open Online Courses  MOOCs  For Everyone Book
Author : Pethuraja.S
Publisher : Pethuraja.S
Release : 2015-05-02
ISBN : 9351262464
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Book "Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) For Everyone", is the most comprehensive educational web resource book that will explore the most famous innovative educational paradigm MOOC, online learning platforms and world’s prestigious higher education institutions which are offering open online courses at free of cost. The book will also cover the short history about the term, potential benefits of participation in an open online course, and how MOOCs have been transforming/revolutionizing/disseminating the ecosystem of education using advanced technologies and innovative pedagogical techniques. This book will be useful for learners who are looking for free, open, online courses to learn the new things or would like to improve their level of knowledge on a particular subject. There are vast number of open online courses available in various topics through online learning platforms which are mentioned in this book. By participating in the free open online courses offered by various universities and institutions, learners can become expert in their favorite subject and improve the career in an efficient way. This book was written to benefit the students and lifelong learners to learn anything using free open online educational courses. Unleashing the most useful free open online course Resources: The book will explore the details of 90 online learning platforms and more than 275 higher education institutions and organizations which are participating the movement of MOOCs to offer free open online courses. The book was written to represent in-depth education web resources with 9 Chapters and 155 pages.

MOOCs Now Everything You Need to Know to Design Set Up and Run a Massive Open Online Course

MOOCs Now  Everything You Need to Know to Design  Set Up  and Run a Massive Open Online Course Book
Author : Susan W. Alman,Jennifer Jumba
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2017-02-14
ISBN : 1440844585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn from experts who have created and presented Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that can reach a vast audience, and discover how to develop and present this new online form of continuing education. • Covers the phenomenon of MOOCs from the perspective of veteran librarians—the first book to do so • Offers in-depth understanding and practical guidance to those considering offering MOOCs • Identifies the pitfalls to avoid and outcomes to pursue with this fast-growing trend in educational technology and online learning • Presents balanced coverage of the subject that provides readers with the pros as well as the cons in considering a MOOC

Getting the Most Out of MOOC

Getting the Most Out of MOOC Book
Author : Rita Lorraine Hubbard
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2014-12-15
ISBN : 1477779507
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alternative education models are becoming increasingly popular with students who may not be able to afford the high tuitions of traditional brick-and-mortar schools or commit to their rigid schedules. Requiring only an Internet connection and minimal software, Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are amongst the most accessible distance learning programs. They often offer free enrollment and a wide range of courses from top schools across the globe to students in even the remotest of areas. This volume evaluates the pros and cons of MOOCs in relation to traditional education and the exciting possibilities they open for students of all ages.

Emerging Trends Techniques and Tools for Massive Open Online Course MOOC Management

Emerging Trends  Techniques  and Tools for Massive Open Online Course  MOOC  Management Book
Author : Queirós, Ricardo
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2018-06-15
ISBN : 1522550127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the digital age, online courses have progressed as popular modes of learning that provide interactive and collaborative learning in educational settings. The open education movement is enabled by the internet and combines the sharing of ideas, resources, and practices among all people in order to advance ideas and knowledge to a new generation of students. Massive open online courses (MOOC) provide a new way of learning for all levels of education. Emerging Trends, Techniques, and Tools for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Management is a critical scholarly resource that addresses the difficulties and challenges in MOOC design, implementation, management, and deployment. This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of e-learning and online course management while providing for further research opportunities in this dynamic field. Featuring coverage on a wide variety of topics such as gamification in e-learning, plagiarism detection programs, and language online courses, this book is a valuable resource for instructional designers, IT professionals, software developers, academicians, and education professionals seeking current research on the impact of new methodologies and frameworks used in the lifecycle of open online courses.

Invasion of the MOOCs

Invasion of the MOOCs Book
Author : Steven D. Krause,Charles Lowe
Publisher : Parlor Press LLC
Release : 2014-03-15
ISBN : 1602355363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Leading proponents and critics articulate and debate the rapid rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) as an educational and open access innovation

The Development of MOOCs in China

The Development of MOOCs in China Book
Author : Qinhua Zheng,Li Chen,Daniel Burgos
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-12-05
ISBN : 9811065861
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book aims at discussing the development of MOOCs in China in relation to MOOCs in other countries or areas. Based on the history of MOOCs, we summarize and compare the development of MOOCs in China and other countries with empirical evidence from a comprehensive investigation about MOOCs in Asian, United States, and Europe. Then we discuss about the importance of MOOCs in China and its role in the reform of higher education system, and the model of teaching and learning in China. After all, we provide suggestions about how to improve MOOCs at the national, institutional, and individual level. In this book, we analyse and present the current construction and development of MOOCs in China from four dimensions including platforms, courses, learners, colleges and universities based on huge empirical evidence from a comprehensive investigation of 14 platforms, 42 universities, 1388 MOOCs, and 22895 learners. Our investigation mainly focused on seven topics: platform construction and operation, learner groups, curriculum organization form, teaching interaction, learning evaluation model, learning support service, and courses certification and academic score system. Based on the investigation, we found there is an emerging trend of collaboration among government, universities and enterprise in the development of MOOCs in China, which provides great opportunities to build an innovative educational service system for all kinds of learners. We also discuss our findings in relation to the corresponding development of MOOCs in United States, Europe and other regions and then focus on the unique challenges that China faces, such as the lack of deep learning in MOOCs, the low information literacy and self-regulated learning abilities of MOOC learners, the lack of individualized support for MOOC learners, and so on. At last, this book summarizes the overall development of MOOCs in China and other countries and then put forward the future trends and suggestions in this field.

MOOCs

MOOCs Book
Author : Jonathan Haber
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2014-09-26
ISBN : 0262322994
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everything you always wanted to know about MOOCs: an account of massive open online courses and what they might mean for the future of higher education. The New York Times declared 2012 to be “The Year of the MOOC” as millions of students enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs), millions of investment dollars flowed to the companies making them, and the media declared MOOCs to be earth-shaking game-changers in higher education. During the inevitable backlash that followed, critics highlighted MOOCs' high dropout rate, the low chance of earning back initial investments, and the potential for any earth-shaking game change to make things worse instead of better. In this volume in the Essential Knowledge series, Jonathan Haber offers an account of MOOCs that avoids both hype and doomsaying. Instead, he provides an engaging, straightforward explanation of a rare phenomenon: an education innovation that captures the imagination of the public while moving at the speed of an Internet startup. Haber explains the origins of MOOCs, what they consist of, the controversies surrounding them, and their possible future role in education. He proposes a new definition of MOOCs based on the culture of experimentation from which they emerged, and adds a student perspective—missing in most MOOC discussion. Haber's unique Degree of Freedom experiment, during which he attempted to learn the equivalent of a four-year liberal arts degree in one year using only MOOCs and other forms of free education, informs his discussion. Haber urges us to avoid the fallacy of thinking that because MOOCs cannot solve all educational challenges they are not worth pursuing, and he helps us understand what MOOCs—despite their limitations—still offer the world. His book is required reading for anyone trying to sort out the competing claims, aspirations, and accusations that color the MOOC debate.

Disruptive Technology Enhanced Learning

Disruptive Technology Enhanced Learning Book
Author : Michael Flavin
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-02-24
ISBN : 1137572841
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is about how technologies are used in practice to support learning and teaching in higher education. Despite digitization and e-learning becoming ever-increasingly popular in university teaching settings, this book convincingly argues instead in favour of simple and convenient technologies, thus disrupting traditional patterns of learning, teaching and assessment. Michael Flavin uses Disruptive Innovation theory, Activity Theory and the Community of Practice theory as lenses through which to examine technology enhanced learning. This book will be of great interest to all academics with teaching responsibilities, as it illuminates how technologies are used in practice, and is also highly relevant to postgraduate students and researchers in education and technology enhanced learning. It will be especially valuable to leaders and policy-makers in higher education, as it provides insights to inform decision-making on technology enhanced learning at both an institutional and sectoral level.

Macro Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs Strategies and Predictions for the Future

Macro Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses  MOOCs   Strategies and Predictions for the Future Book
Author : McKay, Elspeth
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2015-03-31
ISBN : 1466683252
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To some in academia, Massive Open Online Courses are a paradigm shift in online education, while others perceive them as a threat to traditional styles of pedagogy. In this regard, the time-honored model of the university lecture is seen as being a potential casualty of the rise of MOOCs. Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future provides insight into the emerging phenomenon of MOOCs as a design manual for the course designer with a collection of chapters that deal with all facets of the MOOC debate. Industry training developers, corporate trainers, educators, post graduate students, and others will benefit from the information provided in this book.

ECEL 2018 17th European Conference on e Learning

ECEL 2018 17th European Conference on e Learning Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Conferences and publishing limited
Release : 2018-11-01
ISBN : 1912764083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The European Conference on e-Learning was established 17 years ago. It has been held in France, Portugal, England, The Netherlands, Greece and Denmark to mention only a few of the countries who have hosted it. ECEL is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of e-Learning. Among other journals, the Electronic Journal of e-Learning publishes a special edition of the best papers presented at this conference.

Open Education from OERs to MOOCs

Open Education  from OERs to MOOCs Book
Author : Mohamed Jemni,Kinshuk,Mohamed Koutheair Khribi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-08-11
ISBN : 3662529254
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on the emerging phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are changing the fundamental underpinning of educational systems worldwide and forcing educators and other stakeholders to re-think the way instruction is currently conducted. It examines the origins of MOOCs within the context of the open education movement, and reviews current policies, guidelines and initiatives to promote the use of ICT in education through the development and use of open educational resources from international practices, including implementation and licensing issues. With a particular focus on new trends in MOOCs, the book explores the potential of this emerging paradigm, its rise and its impact on openness in education. Various new initiatives are also presented, including more global examples and those that are more geared to certain regional contexts. The book is intended as a stepping stone for both researchers and practitioners who are looking to approach MOOCs from a holistic perspective.

Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Courses Book
Author : Paul Kim
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-11-20
ISBN : 1317907523
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are MOOCs a catalyst for reimagining education, a sign of the increased corporatization of the education sector, or merely a well-publicized but passing trend? Massive Open Online Courses shares insights from multiple stakeholders on what MOOCs are now and could eventually become, providing those in higher education as well as K-12, military, government, and corporate training with an authoritative source on a wide range of key issues surrounding MOOCs. MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are a disruptive technology currently forcing a serious reconceptualization of accreditation, assessment, motivation and retention, technology-based instruction, and the overall student experience. In this timely volume, Paul Kim brings together experts from higher education, business, law, learning analytics and other relevant areas to provide an evenhanded, research-based positioning of MOOCs within the existing educational technology landscape and a base for understanding whether they could reshape the future of education.

Massive Open Online Courses in Tweets

Massive Open Online Courses in Tweets Book
Author : Augusto Failde
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-01-12
ISBN : 9781522762010
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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BOOK Review: The first book of this 'MOOC it' series was published in January of 2015 and included as Number 3 in the 2015 "List of the Top 10 Most Popular e-Learning Books." SUMMARY: Whether you are a 'MOOCer' or an 'Anti-MOOC' reader, the 2016 "MOOC it: Massive Open Online Courses in tweets" book follows the year's key MOOCs happenings from India to China to Europe to USA and others to let the reader make up their own mind on whether MOOCs are in the past, or are they our future? Are MOOCs for the rich, or are they following the cell phone experience - where a new technology that was at first for the wealthy, is now a lifeline for the poor and homeless? The book highlights the MOOC progress per region and per subject area and provides the reader with links to further information on their key areas of interest. 5 Key "MOOC takeaways" from some of the countries and subject areas covered in the new book include: 1. India - In 2015, India strategically positioned itself as the year's MOOC Superpower thru its new government's aggressive support and national MOOCs directives 2. China - "World's Largest Education System (CHINA) is using MOOC Project to Train ALL its Teachers" (http: //www.emtv.com.pg/article.aspx?slug=China-to-Train-Teachers-through-MOCC-Project-to-Improve-Education-System-&) 3. Canada - In 2016, Canada, where one of the first MOOCs originated, has a timely window of opportunity in the global MOOCs market. Its highly regarded higher education institutions coupled with a new pro-education government, a lower currency ($1 US = $1.41 CAN), dual language (English & French), its popularity with International Students/China, its geographic proximity to the USA, and the USA's tightening of students/immigration visas - Provide Canada with the strategic opportunity to leverage MOOCs worldwide as an effective and powerful recruitment tool for international Higher Education and K-12 students; including US students and families. 4. Developing Countries - "Findings suggest People from developing countries more frequently reported benefits from taking MOOCs and, also in developing countries, people with lower socioeconomic status and with less education are more likely to report benefits" (https: //hbr.org/2015/09/whos-benefiting-from-moocs-and-why) 5. Corporate MOOCs/Corporate Training - "McKinsey is MOOCing Up. Firm not only made MOOCs appealing but also ensured the learning transferred IMMEDIATELY to clients" (http: //www.clomedia.com/articles/6593-mckinsey-is-moocing-on-up) About the 'MOOC it" Book Series: MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses are usually the same courses offered by the World's leading Universities and professors on their campus, but now offered online, free and for anyone anywhere to enroll. As of today, there are 35+ Million MOOCers ('MOOC Learners') worldwide (https: //www.class-central.com/report/moocs-2015-stats/), 4,000+ MOOCs, $1+ Billion Valuations of MOOC Companies, 550+ University MOOC Providers, Forecasts of 46+% Industry Growth (CAGR) for 2015-2019, and MOOCs are changing at the speed of light. Each book of the series provides an easy to read and scan twitter-sized overview per area with links to where to find more information on the year's developments you are most interested in. About MOOCs University Press: MOOCs University Press is dedicated to advancing knowledge, education, learning and research on Massive Open Online Courses. It is the publishing unit of MOOCs University (www.MOOCs.University). Development efforts include one of the leading online MOOCs Provider Directories (www.MOOCs.co); one of the largest organically-grown MOOCs industry news Twitter feeds - 'MOOCsNews'; the top rated free MOOCs University ('MOOCs U') Mobile App on Google Play, iTunes and Amazon. #MOOC #e-learning

Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs

Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs Book
Author : Kaushik, Anna
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2018-05-18
ISBN : 1522551476
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Online education plays an important role across numerous industries. These processes and strategies can be adopted into the library and information science programs for use in assisting with educational developments. Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs is a critical scholarly resource that explores the ideas on how library and information science professionals implement the use of massive open online courses in the library and information science domain. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as distance learning, technology enhanced learning, and online learning, this book is geared towards academicians, librarians, and researchers seeking current research on solving problems related to massive open online courses.

Beyond the language classroom researching MOOCs and other innovations

Beyond the language classroom  researching MOOCs and other innovations Book
Author : Kan Qian,Stephen Bax
Publisher : Research-publishing.net
Release : 2017-06-28
ISBN : 1908416521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the rise of the internet and new communication technologies, language learning has moved beyond the classroom walls. This volume presents a range of important studies on innovative ways for learning languages outside the classroom. Chapters discuss MOOCs in the UK, Belgium, China, and Italy for studying a range of languages, research on new apps, flipped classroom modes, and approaches to informal learning in a range of international settings. In these ways, the volume offers a significant contribution to our understanding of how learning beyond the language classroom will transform language education in the decades to come.

MOOCs

MOOCs Book
Author : Jean-Charles Pomerol,Yves Epelboin,Claire Thoury
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-03-16
ISBN : 184821801X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) are shaking up the traditional forms of primary and continuing education and training. These new distance teaching tools which take advantage of the Web and social network revolution are making us think again about how we teach and learn.

MOOCs

MOOCs Book
Author : Jonathan Haber
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2014-09-26
ISBN : 0262526913
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everything you always wanted to know about MOOCs: an account of massive open online courses and what they might mean for the future of higher education.

Improving Learning Experience in MOOCs with Educational Content Linking

Improving Learning Experience in MOOCs with Educational Content Linking Book
Author : Shang-Wen Li
Publisher : Daniel Li
Release : 2017-01-31
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since its introduction in 2011, there have been over 4,000 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on various subjects on the Web, serving over 35 million learners. MOOCs have shown the ability to transcend time and space, democratize knowledge dissemination, and bring the best education in the world to every learner. However, the disparate distances between participants, the size of the learner population, and the heterogeneity of the learners’ backgrounds make it extremely difficult for instructors to interact with the learners in a timely manner, which adversely affects learning experience and outcome. To address the challenges, in this thesis, we propose a framework: educational content linking. By linking and organizing pieces of learning content scattered in various course materials into an easily accessible structure, we hypothesize that this framework can provide learners guidance and improve content navigation. Since most instruction and knowledge acquisition in MOOCs takes place when learners are surveying course materials, better content navigation may help learners find supporting information to resolve their confusion and thus improve learning outcome and experience. To support our conjecture, we present end-to-end studies to investigate our frame- work around two research questions. We first ask, can manually generated linking improve learning? For investigating this question, we choose two STEM courses, statistics and programming language, and demonstrate how the annotation of link- ing among course materials can be done with collaboration between course staff and online workers. With the annotation, we implement an interface that can present learning materials and visualize the linking among them simultaneously. We observe that, in a large-scale user study, this interface enables users to search for desired course materials more efficiently, and retain more concepts more readily. This result supports the notion that manual linking can indeed improve learning outcomes. Sec- ond, we ask, can learning content be generated with machine learning methods? For this question, we propose an automatic content linking algorithm based on conditional random fields. We demonstrate that automatically generated linking can still lead to better learning, although the magnitude of the improvement over the unlinked interface is smaller. We conclude that our linking framework can be implemented at scale with machine learning techniques.