What the research says about MOOCS and SPOOCs! The 12th What the Research Says was held at the London Knowledge Lab on Friday 29th November from 1:30-4:30. This is the second year these events and collaborations have been running and as we approach 2014 the trends in delivering, running and debating MOOCs seems a fitting context to prepare for 2014! The presentations ranged from MOOCs to SPOOCs. Links to all the presentations are on the event website. To MOOC or not to MOOC that is the question and the presenters, demonstrators and participants did not disappoint us by bringing their experience, knowledge and understanding to this event to provide the context of how to design learning for online students. The participants debated and provided their questions and ideas.
INTHEBLACK - Out-moocing the MOOCs: Traditional institutions fight back MOOCs – massive open online courses – were hailed as the great disruptor to higher education. Now, the institutions they were predicted to dislodge are adapting MOOCs and using their best features for on-campus teaching. For years, little had changed within higher education, until a breed of online providers brought the rumblings of a revolution. Articulate Storyline 2 - Online Training Software Feel like a pro even if you’re a beginner with Storyline’s familiar, intuitive user interface. No training required. Make your workspace your own. Move the panels you use the most anywhere on your desktop, or even to a second monitor. No need to create from scratch, unless you want to.
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Futurelearn academic and MOOC creator Futurelearn educator stories represent contributors’ visions of the roles of educators within Futurelearn. Dr Angela Ashby is the academic responsible for creating her university’s first Futurelearn massive open online course (MOOC) – probably the closest that the MOOC comes to having a ‘teacher’. However, she is working with a team of academics on content production, and learners are likely to see Professor Rob Williams (the face of the course) as their teacher. Motivation to engage with Futurelearn Angela sees many benefits to the Futurelearn model (see below), and these motivate her to get involved with this new project. She is looking forward to expanding her teaching skills, and to beginning to understand what is involved in learning and teaching on a MOOC.
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