How Cheap Online Certificate Programs Like MIT’s “XSeries Certificate” Are Disrupting Higher Education

By BethCase on from www.slate.com

How Cheap Online Certificate Programs Like MIT’s “XSeries Certificate” Are Disrupting Higher Education
It’s nearly impossible to get into MIT, very expensive to enroll there, and exceedingly hard to graduate, which are some of the reasons why MIT degrees are so coveted. But very soon you’ll be able to take a series of online courses in computer science and earn an official certificate...
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Practicing What We Preach: Massive Open Online Conferences

By BethCase on from blog.iste.org

Practicing What We Preach: Massive Open Online Conferences
If the traditional lecture is no longer considered adequate for teaching in a digital world, then why continue to rely on it for teaching educators?
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MOOC Fatigue or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the MOOC

By BethCase on from blog.sloanconsortium.org

MOOC Fatigue or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the MOOC
Is it just us, or are we already suffering from “MOOC fatigue”? Who would have thought that such a question could be asked of a phenomenon that has only just begun? But we as a community know a few things about online learning and what makes it work and the main thing we know is that a MOOC does not define online learning. It is simply a particular type of online learning, a subset of the larger whole. Online learning contains many different types of delivery strategies and the MOOC is but one.
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Google and edX Create a MOOC Site for the Rest of Us

By BethCase on from chronicle.com

Google and edX Create a MOOC Site for the Rest of Us
Until now, massive open online courses have mostly reinforced existing hierarchies in higher education. MOOC providers have recruited elite institutions and offered them and their professors the opportunity to broadcast their courses to the world. But now edX is joining forces with Google to create a spinoff Web site where ordinary folks—and professors at colleges that have not been invited to joi
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UC Irvine offering zombie survival MOOC

By ericskilling on from www.theverge.com

UC Irvine offering zombie survival MOOC
Proving that elearning is helpful to deal with a variety of situations, UC Irvine is now offering a MOOC on zombie survival. Let's hope we never have to use those skills.
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MOOCs Meet the Zombie Apocalypse

By BethCase on from chronicle.com

MOOCs Meet the Zombie Apocalypse
How do you get thousands of people excited about an online course in math, physics, and public health that will not earn them formal credit or any kind of certificate?

First, make it a MOOC.

Second, make the central text a popular TV show.

Third, add zombies.
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Top 10 Reasons to Advance Your Career with a MOOC

By BethCase on from mooc.studentadvisor.com

Top 10 Reasons to Advance Your Career with a MOOC
There are many reasons to take a MOOC. Here are 10 ways that you can use MOOCs to help advance your career.
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Mooc References

By jgonzalonso on from crearvirtual.net

Mooc References
The first ever MOOC is thought to have been "Hello China" which in 2003 delivered a free English language programme to an estimated 4 million Chinese citizens using the radio, Internet, a newspaper and mobile phones Later MOOCs emerged from the Open Educational Resources (or OER) movement. The New York Times dubbed 2012 'The Year…
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