Who Take MOOCs?

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have commanded considerable public attention due to their sudden rise and disruptive potential. But there are no robust, published data that describe who is taking these courses and why they are doing so. As such, we do not yet know how transformative the MOOC phenomenon can or will be. University [...]

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Online Learning Going Beyond MOOCs

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  It was more than a year ago when Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) have burst onto the scene. The online movement has been spearheaded mostly by Coursera, edX, and Udacity. Students in countries like India and Brazil have been signing up in droves for these massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered for free [...]

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Blended Learning: Combining Face-to-Face and Online Education

Blended Learning

Disruptive innovations fundamentally transform a sector by replacing expensive, complicated, and inaccessible products or services with much less expensive, simpler and more convenient alternatives. Blended learning is a disruptive innovation in education that can take many forms. Blended learning refers to any time a student learns, at least in part, at a brick-and-mortar facility and [...]

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Asia’s First MOOC Launched

Naubahar Sharif

“Science, Technology and Society in China”, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) launched on the Coursera platform, has received overwhelming response from students. Some 17,000 students have registered for the three-week course, which began on 4 April. Billed as Asia’s first MOOC, the course was launched by Naubahar Sharif who teaches science, technology and innovation [...]

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Gamification Of Education

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College is not a game. But that doesn’t mean games can’t be used to engage students. Gamification is a relatively new word for an old concept. It’s about finding new incentives to guide students on their education journey .

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Fun Learning With Futurelearn

Fun Learning With Futurelearn

“Going into an online environment to learn is fun, social, an alternative to television and some of the other things you do for entertainment at night”, Simon Nelson, CEO of Futurelearn  says. The role that entertainment plays in learning is often overlooked. Take a glance at massive open online courses (MOOCs). They’re often very conventional, [...]

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Big Trends In MOOCs

California-based MOOC provider Coursera

The rapid expansion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has left many in international higher education asking how they can compete. With elite American universities dominating the emerging market, will foreign institutions be left behind? The California-based MOOC provider Coursera counts eight foreign institutions among its 33 university partners. Meanwhile, 12 universities in the United [...]

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MOOCs: Democratizing Education

Clay Shirky: ‘We lecture other people every day about learning from history. Now it’s our turn’

The top 250 colleges in the US cover only three per cent of the current US student population.
Outside the elite institutions, though, the other 75% of students in the US

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Online Courses vs. Class Room Teaching: Self-improvement vs. Self-formation

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“At Ursinus College, where I teach, the faculty and administration work individually and collectively to help our students cultivate judgment…College should be a transformative experience for them, and they will need guidance.” “In a classroom setting, peer review can work wonders. With a teacher’s guidance, students learn to evaluate complex material, to criticize and to benefit [...]

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Class2Go: An Online Platform For Teaching And Research

Stanford Online

Stanford’s Computer Science Department has launched an online platform which allows professors the flexibility to incorporate other online tools and conduct research as they teach. The platform called Class2Go  has been developed by a team of eight engineers. Presently, Stanford offers 16 free online courses. And two of them will be available on Class2Go platform [...]

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