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Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit and Literati

Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit and Literati

Course: ECP2012OpenCourse: Designing an Exemplary Course CourseSites by Blackboard Designing an Exemplary Course Welcome! The facilitated aspect of this course has ended, however the course is open indefinitely to utilize as a self-paced experience. Course Description: Using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric as a guide, this open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to recognize, organize, and build online courses for both blended learners and online learners. Open Educational Resource Title Designing an Exemplary Course Description Welcome! Author(s) Dr. Contributor(s) Last published 1/2/13 7:30:00 PM Version 1 Keywords Open Course, Online Learning, CourseSites, Online Learning, Exemplary Course Program, MOOC, Blackboard, ECP, Catalyst Awards, Course Design DownloadCommon Cartridge 1.1 DownloadBlackboard Package This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. (Close pop-up)

Blackboard Coursesites as MOOC-platform In 2011 Blackboard launched Coursesites. This platform is free for teachers to create course and offer them to students. The CourseSites platform is based on the full Blackboard Learn platform including Collaborate and Mobile Learn. They are running the newest version (SP10), so it is also a good way to get to know the new version. From the beginning Blackboard showed in this platform their commitment to support standards and to be more open. This year they also started to promote the platform for MOOCs. If you are not familiar with Blackboard Learn, this video gives a good overview of the newest features in 9.1.SP10:

Mooc Resources ~ #change11 MOOCs – The revolution has begun, says Moody’s A new report by Moody’s Investors Service suggests that while MOOCs’ exploitation of expanded collaborative networks and technological innovation will benefit higher education in the United States as a whole, their long-term effect on the for-profit sector and smaller not-for-profit institutions could be damaging. MOOCs – massive open online courses – have garnered considerable attention since Stanford University’s artificial intelligence course in the autumn 2011 semester attracted nearly 160,000 students. While the course’s completion rate was low (15.6%), the scale of the response excited many in the higher education community – from institutions to venture capital companies. Indeed, the report notes that MOOCs represent a “pivotal development” in the evolution of higher education and have the potential to revolutionise the way a centuries-old industry has operated. Online education’s makeover Elite institutions For-profit institutions Implications But, what does all this mean?

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.1 #edcmooc Here are some notes, links, conversations, thoughts, and reflections on the first week of the University of Edinburgh / Cousera ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC. This reflection will form part of the work required by the MOOC as well as reflections on the processes and Coursera system itself. Initial thoughts on the course and/or platform (supplemental to my earlier post): Agree to abide by an ‘honour code’ – much like a learning contract that some places use with students, does anyone have any indication that this works (or not)?There is so much hype around this MOOC, why? Is it because it’s the first in the UK by Coursera AND a UK HEI? Now for my reflection on week one of the course itself: Hand and Sandywell (2002) One film I felt could be used to highlight the technology/natural divide is Bruce Willis’ ‘Surrogates‘, where “humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots”. YouTube: Surrogates Trailer YouTube: THX 1138 Trailer Referenced material: Hand, M. and B.

PLEK12 SYLLABUS Are you ready to MOOC? A conversation with George Siemens In this episode of the Learning Revolution podcast I talk with George Siemens, one of the leading thinkers on how technology is impacting learning and education. One of the areas the areas that George has become known for, along with his collaborator Stephen Downes, is massive open online courses, or MOOCs. You may have noticed that MOOCs have become quite trendy lately. I actually conducted this interview (like all of the other initial interviews on the podcast) several months ago as I was writing Leading the Learning Revolution. In any case, in this interview I talk with George about the massive online course phenomenon – including what kind of business models might emerge for them. Click play, and enjoy. Listen to the Podcast Podcast: Play in new window | Download | iTunes Show Notes 00:44 – MOOCs are all the rage these days. 01:49 – Get the show notes at 06:41 – Uncertainty and ambiguity now defines a growing number of fields.

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 videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education.[1] Although early MOOCs often emphasized open access features, such as connectivism and open licensing of content, structure, and learning goals, to promote the reuse and remixing of resources, some notable newer MOOCs use closed licenses for their course materials, while maintaining free access for students.[2][3][4] History[edit] What is a MOOC? Success in a MOOC, by Dave Cormier, December 2010 Knowledge in a MOOC, by Dave Cormier, December 2010 Precursors[edit] Early approaches[edit]

Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture Partner News HP LIFE e-Learning Raffle: Win an Amazon Gift Card! iTUNES U Ideas that Matter and More High Quality, Free EdTech Content Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. > Publications > NMC on iTunes U > Creative Commons NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. The tenth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Tags: 2013 135638 reads Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. Identifying the impact of emerging technologies. News Events Members Projects Connections Publications Horizon About

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