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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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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How to Convert a Classroom Course Into a MOOC

By cpappas on from campustechnology.com

How to Convert a Classroom Course Into a MOOC
Anyone who's gone through the effort of converting a traditional course into a MOOC can attest that the "M" in the acronym doesn't just refer to the size of the class--it's also an apt description of how much labor is involved in preparing the course.
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