MOOCs

10 Lessons Learned About MOOCs

10 Lessons Learned About MOOCs

Over at Education Dive, Keith Button has put together a list of 10 lessons various educational institutions have learned about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).  Here is the list (we’ve put some of the more interesting findings in boldface): 1. The investment provides repurposable content 2. Experienced students are a great resource to utilize 3. Online […]

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The MOOC is Dead.  Long Live the MOOC

The MOOC is Dead. Long Live the MOOC

According to National Public Radio, all the hype about MOOCs (Massive Open On-line Courses) may be just that, hype.  NPR even describes MOOC guru Sebastian Thrun as being contrite about his involvement in the phenomenon: “We were on the front pages of newspapers and magazines, and at the same time, I was realizing, we don’t […]

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Technology, Cities and MOOCs

Technology, Cities and MOOCs

In this one post, we get to cover three topics that interest us most:  technological innovation, urbanism and MOOCs (massive open online courses).  Ohio State professor of city and regional planning Jennifer Evans-Connelly reports on her experience teaching a course on technology and the city as a MOOC: With 21,225 people from across the globe […]

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A MOOC about How to Use MOOCs in Teaching

A MOOC about How to Use MOOCs in Teaching

We’ve been following the development of MOOCs (massive open online courses) and how they are revolutionizing training and education.  Here is an example to ponder and see for yourself.  Instreamia has created  a  MOOC to help teachers use MOOC technology in their classes to improve language instruction.  You can go to the Language Teaching MOOC […]

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Innovation Guru:  Half of all US Universities will be defunct in 15 Years

Innovation Guru: Half of all US Universities will be defunct in 15 Years

In a discussion of the affect of technological change on higher education, Clayton  Christensen, “Mr. Innovation” at the Harvard B-school prognosticates that half of all US universities will be defunct in 15 years.  His observations can be seen in the first 7:30 of the video below. An interesting analysis, but he might misidentify the “technological […]

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