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March 2016

MOOC taught by OU engineering professor is most popular web course in world, report says

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The Development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in New Zealand – Ako Aotearoa

This is a preliminary study of the development of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the New Zealand tertiary education sector.  It is a research study, involving a series of original interviews with those involved in MOOCs as staff, senior leaders and developers in universities and polytechnics, union and student leaders and several officials from government agencies who had an interest in the field.  The study also includes a brief literature search and a large collection of newspaper articles and reviews.

Changing Records of Learning through Innovations in Pedagogy and Technology

Innovations in pedagogy and technology could revolutionize academic records, moving our approach from one of checking off boxes to one of connecting the dots. This article highlights technological and pedagogical models that connect the dots toward agile, personalized evidence of learning.

MOOCs meet a demand for more self-directed learning opportunities that can bridge gaps left by formal learning experiences.

Study on Education, Income and Lifelong Learning

Despite all the hype about massive open online courses, for example, only 18 percent of the survey respondents said they were very or somewhat familiar with Coursera, edX and other MOOC providers. About two-thirds of respondents said they were unfamiliar with MOOCs, online learning provider Khan Academy or digital badges, while nearly half (49 percent) were not familiar with distance learning in general.

Marketing a MOOC

Slide deck for discussion on promoting, marketing and engaging users for a series of MOOC offered by the University of Kentucky.

How to Create Your Anywhere, Anytime Learning Playlist

By Lisa Haugh – Just like a music playlist for working out or relaxing, you can build a customized learning playlist to get your career jamming too.

MOOCs for Credit – Class Central’s MOOC Report

What options are there for attaining credit from MOOCs? We explain all the options out there at the moment.

Open course moves OU professor to top of world online class

According to one list, a massive open online class taught by Oakland University engineering professor Barbara Oakley has become the most popular Web course in the world. A finance course taught by two University of Michigan educators also ranks high.

A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015 | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015

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