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Welcome to MOOC.CA ~ MOOC

Welcome to MOOC.CA ~ MOOC

Three Kinds of MOOCs « Lisa By Lisa, on August 15th, 2012 We are so into MOOCs now that it’s too much for me. Gotta apply Ockham’s Razor 2.0 to this stuff. At the Ed-Media conference, I attended a session by Sarah Schrire of Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv. In her discussion of Troubleshooting MOOCs, she noted the dificulties in determining her own direction in offering a MOOC in the “Stanford model” MOOCs versus the “connectivism” MOOCs. Each type of MOOC has all three elements (networks, tasks and content), but each has a goal that is dominant. Network-based MOOCs are the original MOOCs, taught by Alec Couros, George Siemens, Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier. Task-based MOOCs emphasize skills in the sense that they ask the learner to complete certain types of work. Content-based MOOCs are the ones with huge enrollments, commercial prospects, big university professors, automated testing, and exposure in the popular press.

MoocGuide - 0. Home Intro to MOOC 700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Advertisment Take online courses from the world’s top universities for free. Below, you will find 1,700 free online courses from universities like Yale, MIT, Harvard, Oxford and more. Our site also features collections of Online Certificate Programs and Online Degree & Mini-Degree Programs. Note: This page includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the “Full Course, No Certificate” (edX) or “Audit” (Coursera) option. Humanities & Social Sciences Art & Art History Courses Classics Courses Communication Courses Economics & Finance Courses Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Economics. Education Courses Food Courses Geography Courses Health Courses

MOOC MOOC Massive open online course Poster, entitled "MOOC, every letter is negotiable", exploring the meaning of the words "Massive Open Online Course" A massive open online course (MOOC /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.[1] In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent and widely researched development in distance education which were first introduced in 2006 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012.[2][3] Early MOOCs often emphasized open-access features, such as open licensing of content, structure and learning goals, to promote the reuse and remixing of resources. History[edit] What is a MOOC? Precursors[edit] Early approaches[edit] Tabulation of the significant differences between xMOOC and cMOOC.[10] cMOOCs and xMOOCs[edit] Emergence of MOOC providers[edit]

Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs' Image copyright Harvard X Keep up, keep up. If you've only just caught on to the concept of online university courses called Moocs, then you're in danger of falling behind again. Harvard, one of the world's most influential universities, is moving on to Spocs - which stands for small private online courses. Nothing to do with Star Trek and sombre Vulcans, but plenty to do with ambitions "to boldly go". And could these be the real deal? Moocs - massive open online courses - have been something of a hurricane in universities, making a lot of noise and promising to rip everything up. Pioneered by some of the most prestigious US universities, they have been re-packaging course units into online lessons and making them available to anyone with an internet connection. But it's still not clear whether this is a passing storm or something that will fundamentally change how higher education is delivered. Small is beautiful Image copyright Jon Chase Enter the Spoc. National security Exam proof

What is a connectivist MOOC? | Connectivist MOOCs “MOOCs” are massive open online courses. Dave Cormier introduces the MOOC: There’s a great written explanation of MOOCs in the introduction to the PLENK2010 MOOC Stephen Downes explains: This longer interview with George Siemens and Howard Rheingold is also a very helpful introduction to connectivism: August 2012′s MOOCMOOC was a one-week course led by Hybrid Pedagogy which examined the MOOC medium. As a springboard for more on MOOCs, check out the readings from Sunday and Monday and have a look at this piece on the MOOC Misnomer which does a nice job of dismantling lazy use of the term. A shorthand has emerged which distinguishes between connectivist courses – cMOOCs – and ones that are more broadcast-focused and reliant upon certification and peer testing. I’ve made my own attempt at distinguishing between xMOOCs and cMOOCs. This site exists to point people towards connectivist courses. xMOOCs are already excellently served by Class Central.

Le MOOC, mode d'emploi Le format MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) tend à prendre de l'importance dans l'offre de cours en ligne. Du moins, un nombre grandissant de cours ouverts, gratuits et en ligne sont-ils qualifiés de MOOC. Les récentes initiatives du MIT et de Stanford, que nous avons présentées dans un récent article, sont ainsi assimilées à des MOOC par Christine Cupaiuolo dans un billet publié sur le blog Spotlight. Stricto sensu, ces cours offerts gratuitement à tous ceux qui désirent les suivre relèvent effectivement de la catégorie des MOOC. Le MOOC : gratuit, en ligne, ouvert... et beaucoup plus La caractéristique essentielle d'un MOOC tient en effet au mode de construction des connaissances que ce format de cours encourage : ces savoirs et savoir-faire naissent principalement de l'interaction entre les participants au cours, entre les participants et les ressources mises à leur disposition, repérées ou produites par eux, entre les participants et les facilitateurs. Un guide pour créer un MOOC

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