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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 MOOCmania MOOCs, it seems, are driving us to distraction. The objects of so much current investment, fiscal and psychological, if MOOCs (massive open online courses) haven’t reached you yet, they are just a click away, coming to a screen near you soon. Cathy Davidson caused a stir last week by arguing that, if humanists are unable to convey compellingly to various publics what we do and why it is important, we will be replaced by a screen; she had MOOCs in mind. It turns out that the challenge has had a longer history in cultural consciousness: “mooc,” my colleague Arlene Keizer tells me, is also a regional insult from New England, perhaps metaphorically signaling the derision with which the online courses have lately been met among faculty nervous of losing their jobs to screen life. Two sorts of justification are usually offered in support of MOOCs. The first concerns cost. There may be some truth to both assertions, but at this point both seem massively (pun intended) overblown.
Saylor.org – Free Online Courses Built by Professors A Quick NOTE about Course Search Listings 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. 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. 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 What is a MOOC? Precursors Early approaches Tabulation of the significant differences between xMOOC and cMOOC. cMOOCs and xMOOCs Emergence of MOOC providers
Resources for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) This Web page was originally created to support the poster "Re-defining Delivery and Credentialing of Scholarship in the 21st Century" at the Massey University 2012 Vice-Chancellor's Symposium on 30 October 2012. In June 2013 this page was restructured -- principally, Resources for Digital Badges was moved to its own resource page and many older and less-important MOOC resources were archived. Now (23 June 2013) the page has been updated and revised for the "Examining the Emerging MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Model for Learning" presentation at the Future of Learning and The Digital Student conference in Auckland on 26-27 June 2013. This page offers a variety of resources in several categories and, unlike other resource pages, includes some commentary about the resource to help you determine whether to click through or not. This is a work in progress. MOOCs 101What is a MOOC? Rise of the MOOC If you only have 90 seconds to learn about MOOCs, check out this infographic.