11 janvier 2015

Koller, Thicke, and Noble: The “Blurred Lines” Between Traditional Online Courses and MOOCs

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Koller, Thicke, and Noble: The “Blurred Lines” Between Traditional Online Courses and MOOCs
David Wiley, iterating toward openness, 2015/01/05

David Wiley takes a look at MOOCs (well, xMOOCs) and concludes that the are really no different from traditional online courses, except for the branding. And the significant change, he argues, is that the platform not takes top billing while the institutions are second fiddle. More...

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The Commons

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Commons
Paul Stacey, Musings on the Ed Tech Frontier, 2015/01/05

In a longish post Paul Stacey examines the implications behind shifting his focus from making things 'open' to building a 'commons'. He looks at the structure and positional rules defining a structure, examines different types of commons, and finally, outlines a set of recommendations for developing the commons. More...

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The Movement of Continuing Education Towards the Institutional Core

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Continuing education in the American research university has evolved significantly over the past decade, and its current status is ironic. This essay will consider continuing education’s historic place in the university environment and the irony accompanying its current acceptance at the university core. More...

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Coursera Specializations Forge New Pipelines for Institutions

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. UC Irvine (UCI) has been a part of the Open Courseware Movement virtually from the start over 12 years ago. We got into MOOCs simply because we felt that MOOCs were yet another version of Open Courseware. As the MOOC phenomenon took off, we wanted to be right there with that movement to provide free education to people around the world. It was logical for us to become a MOOC provider. More...

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Five Tips to Succeed with Social Media in Continuing Education

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Engaging with students and prospects via social media can be a daunting task. However, the benefits of doing so are endless. Social media offers an inexpensive way to self-promote and share content with your community. More...

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Challenging Nine Myths about Education and Learning

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. There are many assumptions about education and learning that are held to be true without any evidence. Some of these assumptions are so unhelpful and troublesome—or even dead wrong—that I’ve decided to call them myths. More...

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Finding New Ways to Highlight Professional Certifications

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Highlighting certifications on your LinkedIn profile has proven to be a powerful way for professionals to attract opportunity—whether that be in the form of a new job, a volunteer or board position, the chance to be a mentor or even an invitation to speak at an industry conference. LinkedIn members with certifications receive 6 times the number of profile views, increasing their chances of being discovered by the right people for the right reasons. More...

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Rethinking Quizzes and Exams for Greater Impact

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. A key component of authentic learning is looking at how we assess learners. As classroom activities are developed to be more relevant for learners, it is only natural that the assessments also be relevant. More...

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Online Education in the Modern Era

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Anyone going back to college will have myriad options, and one of the first choices a new student has to make is between an online program and a classroom experience. More...

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What Are the Economic Returns to Certificates?

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Certificates (non-degree awards offered at community, technical and for-profit colleges that typically require less time to complete than associate degrees) have assumed an increasingly important role in today’s postsecondary landscape. More...

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