Online But Not Connected: The Challenge MOOCs Face in the Promise of Internet Education

By Mike on from citizentekk.com

Online But Not Connected: The Challenge MOOCs Face in the Promise of Internet Education
Online learning courses have notoriously low completion rates. An informal study by Ph.D. candidate Katy Jordan found that average completion for massive open online courses, commonly known as MOOCs, is about 7%. While MOOCs have been touted as a catalyst for change in higher education in particular, the coming revolution may have been overstated with completion rates this low.
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Open University begins offering MOOCs courses

By rapidelearningtemplates on from www.jpost.com

The Open University has begun offering courses on the international portal Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOCs, which was initiated in the US and offers fully accessible online courses in various disciplines from universities around the world, this week.
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European MOOCs Scorecard

By OpenEducationEuropa on from www.openeducationeuropa.eu

The number of active MOOCs in Europe has more than tripled since the beginning of 2013. The MOOCs scorecard measures the number of MOOCs from each European country, what subjects they cover, and the rate of growth compared to the rest of the world.
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Industry Review: All About MOOCs

By cincisteph1 on from lectora.com

Industry Review: All About MOOCs
MOOCs—massive open online courses—have shaken up the higher education world in the past few years. Read all about this trend.
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Future of Storytelling Course | Education. Online. Free. | iversity

By LucianeCurator on from https://iversity.org

Future of Storytelling Course | Education. Online. Free. | iversity
Together with a whole network of media researchers, creators and students we will:
- learn storytelling basics such as antagonist/protagonist relationships, narrative/narrated time, ...
- have a look at exciting current media projects
- analyze how they are designed and executed based on aforementioned basics
- and discuss how (and if) new online tools and formats change the way stories are told and perceived.
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Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity

By ericskilling on from www.timeshighereducation.co.uk

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity
The original creators of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) say that their original vision has been lost by from companies hoping to capitalize on the idea.
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Desire2Learn rolls out online education service to rival Coursera & Udacity

By BethCase on from venturebeat.com

Desire2Learn rolls out online education service to rival Coursera & Udacity
Desire2Learn does not want to miss out on the massive open online course trend, often referred to by insiders as "MOOCs."
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Five Myths about MOOCs

By BethCase on from www.educause.edu

Five Myths about MOOCs
MOOCs face a storm of opposition that underestimates their challenge to traditional education. Given their popularity, why are there so many myths about MOOCs floating around? Debunking the myths about MOOCs leaves us free to challenge our assumptions — and our imaginative possibilities — by questioning the seeming inevitability of educational orthodoxy.
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