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May 2017

The Digital Revolution Will Not Be Powerpointed (nor MOOCed)

I’m not a MOOC completer. I am zero for life. My longest duration has been maybe 2 weeks, and more typically, much less. I am not denying that others get value of them and develop rich connec…

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Toward a generalizable understanding of Twitter and social media use across MOOCs: who participates on MOOC hashtags and in what ways? (PDF Download Available)

Official Full-Text Publication: Toward a generalizable understanding of Twitter and social media use across MOOCs: who participates on MOOC hashtags and in what ways? on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.

Udacity Boosts Projects in Intro to Programming Nanodegree Program — Campus Technology

Amid news that coding bootcamp graduates are finding work, Udacity has tweaked the formula for its popular introductory course in programming by adding three new projects.

After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?

Five years and 11 million students on, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the nonprofit organization, says there is still plenty of innovation to come from the venture and its university partners: “We’re just getting started.”

First-ever winners of MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs announced

MIT’s Office of Digital Learning honored the winners of its inaugural MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs. The award is part of the Institute’s effort to encourage the development of new MOOC methods and technologies.

Academy, Moodle’s Take On A Massive Open Online Course Platform

An early version of Academy by Moodle, a platform looking to host free MOOCs for students around the world announced at last year’s MoodleMoot UK & Ireland, is now available at academy.mo…

Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?

There are other ways that MOOCs may convert non-matriculated individuals into enrolled students (and hence drive demand for faculty).  MOOCs may be on the cusp of rewiring the admissions funnel for graduate programs.  We could plausibly see a move away from an emphasis on Google AdWords as the primary awareness building, aggregation, and sorting mechanism for (masters level) graduate programs – replaced by accelerated (and more affordable) admissions pathways through programs like edX’s Micromasters.  http://ift.tt/2cGY5Re
Am I right? Have MOOCs enlarged, rather than shrunk, the higher ed pie?  
Could MOOCs actually be good for professors?

A Comparison of Five Free MOOC Platforms for Educators

There are a number of good options for educators looking to build their own MOOCs. Here is a look at five of the most interesting platforms.

Online Educator Udacity Adapts Courses to Changing Labor Market | RealClearEducation

In the fall of 2016, online educator Udacity announced the launch of a “nanodegree” program for self-driving car engineering. For $2,400, a student (usually an adult) proficient in codin

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