MOOCs High Technology and Higher Learning

This book offers a clear-eyed perspective on the potential and peril of this new form of education.

Author: Robert A. Rhoads

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421417790

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This book offers a clear-eyed perspective on the potential and peril of this new form of education.

MOOCs and Higher Education Implications for Institutional Research

This volume provides institutional researchers with information about the possibilities and challenges for current and future research on MOOCs.

Author: Stephanie J. Blackmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119276128

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Take a broad, balanced look at the present and potential MOOC landscape in higher education. This special volume highlights current trends and issues related to the emergence and development of a new instructional form in higher education: Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In these online distance education courses, enrollment is usually open to anyone who wishes to take them. This volume provides institutional researchers with information about the possibilities and challenges for current and future research on MOOCs. Topics covered include: defining and classifying MOOCs and who takes them, defining what persistence in them means or should mean, describing the legal issues MOOC providers and enrollees face, and identifying trends in the "big data" that MOOCs can provide. This is the 167th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.

MOOCs in Higher Education

Frankly speaking, there are clear pros and cons of moving into MOOC-based education. This chapter deals with the pedagogical utilization and limitations of MOOCs in higher education.

Author: Sung Wan Kim

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MOOCs have been the major issue in higher education worldwide since 2008. Frankly speaking, there are clear pros and cons of moving into MOOC-based education. This chapter deals with the pedagogical utilization and limitations of MOOCs in higher education. Through literature review and websites surfing related to MOOCs, expansion of MOOCs, instructional strategies in MOOCs, functions of platform for MOOCs, development of a MOOC, and future of MOOCs are summarized, analyzed, and discussed at the aspect of pedagogy. Based on the analysis, some recommendations are suggested for the success of MOOCs.

MOOCs in Higher Education

Based on interviews with almost one hundred of the world's leading educators, policymakers, and businesspeople involved in MOOCs and online learning, the authors investigate the goals of the institutions offering MOOCs and assess the ...

Author: Fiona M. Hollands

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

ISBN: 9781137553027

Category: Education

Page: 192

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In 2011, MOOCs dominated media reports on higher education and, since then, hundreds of organizations have rushed to produce and offer these courses. Why are institutions offering MOOCs and what are they achieving as a result? This book addresses these questions based on interviews with almost one hundred educators, policy makers, and businesspeople. The authors identify six major goals for MOOC production and, using real-life examples, assess whether these goals are being achieved and, if not, how they could be accomplished going forward.

MOOCs in Higher Education

Based on interviews with almost one hundred of the world's leading educators, policymakers, and businesspeople involved in MOOCs and online learning, the authors investigate the goals of the institutions offering MOOCs and assess the ...

Author: Fiona M. Hollands

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137527390

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Based on interviews with almost one hundred of the world's leading educators, policymakers, and businesspeople involved in MOOCs and online learning, the authors investigate the goals of the institutions offering MOOCs and assess the evidence as to whether these goals are being achieved.

MOOCs and Their Afterlives

Together, these essays provide a unique, even-handed look at the MOOC movement and will serve as a thoughtful guide to those shaping the next steps for open education.

Author: Elizabeth Losh

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022646959X

Category: Education

Page: 384

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A trio of headlines in the Chronicle of Higher Education seem to say it all: in 2013, “A Bold Move Toward MOOCs Sends Shock Waves;” in 2014, “Doubts About MOOCs Continue to Rise,” and in 2015, “The MOOC Hype Fades.” At the beginning of the 2010s, MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, seemed poised to completely revolutionize higher education. But now, just a few years into the revolution, educators’ enthusiasm seems to have cooled. As advocates and critics try to make sense of the rise and fall of these courses, both groups are united by one question: Where do we go from here? Elizabeth Losh has gathered experts from across disciplines—education, rhetoric, philosophy, literary studies, history, computer science, and journalism—to tease out lessons and chart a course into the future of open, online education. Instructors talk about what worked and what didn’t. Students share their experiences as participants. And scholars consider the ethics of this education. The collection goes beyond MOOCs to cover variants such as hybrid or blended courses, SPOCs (Small Personalized Online Courses), and DOCCs (Distributed Open Collaborative Course). Together, these essays provide a unique, even-handed look at the MOOC movement and will serve as a thoughtful guide to those shaping the next steps for open education.

MOOC Learning and Impact on Public Higher Education

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a new unique open learning style, are made possible by recent developments in gamification, increased bandwidth, mobile devices, and technology.

Author: George F. Claffey (Jr)

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Category: Education, Higher

Page: 169

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a new unique open learning style, are made possible by recent developments in gamification, increased bandwidth, mobile devices, and technology. This has allowed the creation of self-mediated learning, which combines these technological developments to allow individuals to experience high-bandwidth applications and simulations online. With the 2013 credit recommendation made by the American Council on Education (ACE), MOOCs are now primed to have great impact on traditional higher education business practices. While various open learning initiatives have been around for decades, the growth, availability, and popularity of MOOCs are poised to impact public higher education academic models. The MOOC courses benefit from the rising dissatisfaction in the cost and value of a higher education degree creating a watershed moment for higher education. While much is being learned about MOOCs and their capabilities, this research seeks to understand how higher education technology leaders decide when an academic technology, such as MOOCs are ready to be implemented on campus. This qualitative inductive research seeks to understand, through narrative inquiry, how a senior higher education technology leader makes decisions in a rapidly evolving cyber and academic landscape where they must execute on institutional strategic plans that reference technology broadly. This research seeks to understand how senior technology leaders work in and with their institutions to decide whether to take a proactive or reactive stance to a new technology using the recent MOOC as a fixed point.

The Development of MOOCs in China

This book aims at discussing the development of MOOCs in China in relation to MOOCs in other countries or areas.

Author: Qinhua Zheng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811065861

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This book aims at discussing the development of MOOCs in China in relation to MOOCs in other countries or areas. Based on the history of MOOCs, we summarize and compare the development of MOOCs in China and other countries with empirical evidence from a comprehensive investigation about MOOCs in Asian, United States, and Europe. Then we discuss about the importance of MOOCs in China and its role in the reform of higher education system, and the model of teaching and learning in China. After all, we provide suggestions about how to improve MOOCs at the national, institutional, and individual level. In this book, we analyse and present the current construction and development of MOOCs in China from four dimensions including platforms, courses, learners, colleges and universities based on huge empirical evidence from a comprehensive investigation of 14 platforms, 42 universities, 1388 MOOCs, and 22895 learners. Our investigation mainly focused on seven topics: platform construction and operation, learner groups, curriculum organization form, teaching interaction, learning evaluation model, learning support service, and courses certification and academic score system. Based on the investigation, we found there is an emerging trend of collaboration among government, universities and enterprise in the development of MOOCs in China, which provides great opportunities to build an innovative educational service system for all kinds of learners. We also discuss our findings in relation to the corresponding development of MOOCs in United States, Europe and other regions and then focus on the unique challenges that China faces, such as the lack of deep learning in MOOCs, the low information literacy and self-regulated learning abilities of MOOC learners, the lack of individualized support for MOOC learners, and so on. At last, this book summarizes the overall development of MOOCs in China and other countries and then put forward the future trends and suggestions in this field.

Massive Open Online Courses and Higher Education

This book is valuable reading for students and academics interested in education, eLearning, globalisation and information services.

Author: Rebecca Bennett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317099613

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Since the first MOOC was launched at the University of Manitoba in 2008, this new form of the massification of higher education has been a rollercoaster ride for the university sector. The New York Times famously declared 2012 to be the year of the MOOC. However, by 2014, the number of academic leaders who believed the model was unsustainable doubled to more than 50%. While the MOOC hype has somewhat subsided, the attitudes and anxieties of this peak time can still be seen influencing universities and their administrations. This is the first volume that addresses Massive Open Online Courses from a post-MOOC perspective. We move beyond the initial hype and revolutionary promises of the peak-MOOC period and take a sober look at what endures in an area that is still rapidly growing, albeit without the headlines. This book explores the future of the MOOC in higher education by examining what went right, what went wrong and where to next for the massification of higher education and online learning and teaching. The chapters in this collection address these questions from a wide variety of different backgrounds, methodologies and regional perspectives. They explore learner experiences, the move towards course for credit, innovative design, transformations and implications of the MOOC in turn. This book is valuable reading for students and academics interested in education, eLearning, globalisation and information services.

MMOOC Courses and the Future of Higher Education A New Pedagogical Framework

This work is structured in three sections, the first one covers the university institution in the knowledge society, the second analyzes the MOOC training proposals, and the third discusses the future role of MOOCs.

Author: Gómez Galán, José

Publisher: River Publishers

ISBN: 877022062X

Category: Education

Page: 158

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During the last decades, our society is witnessing an authentic revolution that, in a dizzying manner has deeply influenced, modified, and transformed the way of life of human beings. This constant and unstoppable revolution is transmuting all areas of our life: social, cultural, personal, labor, economic, training, etc. This new society is characterized by a high generation of knowledge and the constant and fluid processing of information. In this macro-context, the MOOC phenomenon emerged. MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) courses are based on the principles of massive, free access to all materials and resources offered online. This new didactic path can be constituted in an innovative techno-social tendency, especially oriented in the panorama of Higher Education to stimulate university improvement, open opportunities at the same time for education and training or, simply, derive towards a new business model for the universities. In addition to being an entry point for the popularization of science and knowledge, the future possibilities are enormous and are being studied in all their various dimensions. Many initiatives as a result have been developed to implement this new form of education. MOOC Courses and the Future of Higher Education presents the latest research theories and current examples of MOOC courses practices in Higher Education. The chapters represent an extensive assortment of interpretations and practices examples of MOOC courses, across areas as varied as teaching methodologies, instructional innovations, educational technology, etc. This work is structured in three sections, the first one covers the university institution in the knowledge society, the second analyzes the MOOC training proposals, and the third discusses the future role of MOOCs. Technical topics discussed in the book include: The Virtualization of Teaching in Higher EducationTraining and Professional Development at the e-UniversityTaxonomy of MOOCsMOOC: Strengths and WeaknessesMOOCs and the Scientific Community: Challenges and InnovationMOOC PlatformsDirectory of MOOC ResourcesMOOC: Reflections of the Future

MOOCs

In the beginning rush of attention surrounding MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), there was considerable speculation regarding the ideal use and potential impact of this new innovation on teaching, learning, and traditional higher ...

Author: Joanna Gerber

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Page: 147

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In the beginning rush of attention surrounding MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), there was considerable speculation regarding the ideal use and potential impact of this new innovation on teaching, learning, and traditional higher educational structures. Yet universities and colleges were rushing to implement MOOCs despite neither data nor clear understanding regarding their potential disruptive force on the educational landscape. To examine the MOOC phenomenon more closely, I conducted qualitative research that examined MOOCs integration at higher education institutions identified to be at the forefront of the MOOC movement. Framed using Everett Rogers' model of innovation diffusion (Rogers, 1962), MOOC early adopters were defined as faculty members from US institutions who offered MOOCs between April 2012 and December 2013. This study researched initial MOOC implementation efforts in order to better determine motivations, implications and future impact on higher education, which will provide greater context to this rapidly shifting innovation. My findings indicate that the primary institutional motivation to sponsor MOOCs was to raise and/or enhance their institutional brand. The findings also indicated that faculty that self-selected to participate in MOOCs at the early stage was open to experimentation as well as to the inherent risks associated with the trial of a new educational innovation. This study uncovered important implications on the main pedagogical mission of the university and its professors as a result of instructor and institutional involvement with MOOCs. More specifically, this study revealed that MOOCs have pushed pedagogical issues to the forefront, and faculty early adopters have shifted their classroom teaching in ways believed to improve the classroom experience and create more interactive learning opportunities for students as a result of MOOCs.

Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs For Everyone

The Book "Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) For Everyone", is the most comprehensive educational web resource book that will explore the most famous innovative educational paradigm MOOC, online learning platforms and world’s prestigious ...

Author: Pethuraja.S

Publisher: Pethuraja.S

ISBN: 9351262464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

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The Book "Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) For Everyone", is the most comprehensive educational web resource book that will explore the most famous innovative educational paradigm MOOC, online learning platforms and world’s prestigious higher education institutions which are offering open online courses at free of cost. The book will also cover the short history about the term, potential benefits of participation in an open online course, and how MOOCs have been transforming/revolutionizing/disseminating the ecosystem of education using advanced technologies and innovative pedagogical techniques. This book will be useful for learners who are looking for free, open, online courses to learn the new things or would like to improve their level of knowledge on a particular subject. There are vast number of open online courses available in various topics through online learning platforms which are mentioned in this book. By participating in the free open online courses offered by various universities and institutions, learners can become expert in their favorite subject and improve the career in an efficient way. This book was written to benefit the students and lifelong learners to learn anything using free open online educational courses. Unleashing the most useful free open online course Resources: The book will explore the details of 90 online learning platforms and more than 275 higher education institutions and organizations which are participating the movement of MOOCs to offer free open online courses. The book was written to represent in-depth education web resources with 9 Chapters and 155 pages.

An Adaptive Hybrid MOOC Model Disrupting the MOOC Concept in Higher Education

Highlights: Discussing when and why the MOOCs were considered disruptive or not as a learning technology. Presenting a new MOOC model, the ahMOOC, and its evolution from the firsts MOOC model proposals.

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Highlights: Discussing when and why the MOOCs were considered disruptive or not as a learning technology. Presenting a new MOOC model, the ahMOOC, and its evolution from the firsts MOOC model proposals. Contributing quantitative and qualitative data about the ahMOOC acceptation by the MOOC users. Abstract: In the 18th century, the educational model underwent a disruptive change driven by the transition from an agricultural to an industrial society. In the 21st century, the change from the industrial society to a knowledge society has been consolidated, but it has not involved a disruption in the learning context. Some elements, many based on technologies, can be considered disruptive, but they have not had sufficient effect to produce a change in the model that has predominated for 300 years. In 2008, teachers began to offer training outside the walls of the university, with a totally disruptive and chaotic model compared to the traditional one; this was supported by open, informal, cooperative, connectivist, autonomous and self-guided training. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) began with cMOOCs, and most universities join the initiative, but they abandoned this disruption, ultimately offering the same courses they always had with free access for anyone, resulting in the second generation of MOOCs (xMOOCs). These MOOCs responded to a new social demand, but their characteristics and context make a formative disruption – which has not yet emerged – necessary. This paper analyses the elements of the two generations of MOOCs in order to propose a new model that does not require sophisticated technological solutions and recovers the initial disruptive sense of MOOCs, so called ahMOOC. It also presents a case study that integrates the social advantages of cMOOCs, the organisational benefits of xMOOCs and the personalisation of the learning, which is essential due to the heterogeneity of the participants. The results and the participant viewpoints emerging from the case study confirm the feasibility of the model, the improvement of the results of current MOOCs and the need – demanded by the participants – to consider diversity, all of which should be accomplished in a disruptive way.

Furthering Higher Education Possibilities through Massive Open Online Courses

Featuring emerging research on a variety of topics relating to distance education, informal learning, as well as educational costs and funding, this book is aimed at teachers, administrators, business professionals, and designers of both ...

Author: Mesquita, Anabela

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466682809

Category: Education

Page: 312

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In recent years, technological advancements have enabled higher-learning institutions to offer millions of independent learners the opportunity to participate in open-access online courses. As this practice expands, drawing considerable media attention, questions continue to arise regarding pedagogical methodology and the long-term viability of open learning. Furthering Higher Education Possibilities through Massive Open Online Courses seeks to provide a space for discussion of MOOCs: what they mean for the learning process, how they are redefining the concept of a classroom, and what effects they may have on the role of teachers. Featuring emerging research on a variety of topics relating to distance education, informal learning, as well as educational costs and funding, this book is aimed at teachers, administrators, business professionals, and designers of both curricular resources and e-classroom technology.

Open Education from OERs to MOOCs

This book focuses on the emerging phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are changing the fundamental underpinning of educational systems worldwide and forcing educators and other stakeholders to re-think the way ...

Author: Mohamed Jemni

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662529254

Category: Education

Page: 359

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This book focuses on the emerging phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are changing the fundamental underpinning of educational systems worldwide and forcing educators and other stakeholders to re-think the way instruction is currently conducted. It examines the origins of MOOCs within the context of the open education movement, and reviews current policies, guidelines and initiatives to promote the use of ICT in education through the development and use of open educational resources from international practices, including implementation and licensing issues. With a particular focus on new trends in MOOCs, the book explores the potential of this emerging paradigm, its rise and its impact on openness in education. Various new initiatives are also presented, including more global examples and those that are more geared to certain regional contexts. The book is intended as a stepping stone for both researchers and practitioners who are looking to approach MOOCs from a holistic perspective.

The Impact of MOOCs on Distance Education in Malaysia and Beyond

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Author: Mohamed Ally

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429676220

Category: Education

Page: 230

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This book provides theoretical and empirical discussions around the impact of MOOCs and other pedagogical strategies for online learning in international contexts. Through discussions of inverse blended learning and other teaching and learning approaches, Part I navigates the pressing conceptual issues around global online education. By analyzing the Malaysia MOOC Initiative—the first governmental MOOC project in the world—Part II offers insight into the developmental strategies, learning design, and integrative approaches of these pioneering efforts. Edited by leading scholars in the field of globalized online learning, this volume offers a valuable contribution to research around collaborative initiatives between governments and universities, especially ones dedicated to open and distance education.

Disrupt This

Disrupt This! is a broader-based critique of the promises of technological "disruption" and the impact of Silicon Valley thinking on an unsuspecting, ill-prepared, and often gullible university community grasping for relevance, while ...

Author: Karen J. Head

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 151260092X

Category: Education

Page: 208

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In this smart and incisive work, Karen J. Head describes her experience teaching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the attendant pressure on professors, especially those in the humanities, to embrace new technologies in the STEM era. And yet, as she argues, MOOCs are just the latest example of the near-religious faith that some universities have in the promise of technological advances. As a teacher of rhetoric, Head is well versed at sniffing out the sophistry embedded in the tech jargon increasingly rife in the academy. Disrupt This! is a broader-based critique of the promises of technological "disruption" and the impact of Silicon Valley thinking on an unsuspecting, ill-prepared, and often gullible university community grasping for relevance, while remaining in thrall to the technologists.

MOOCs and the Future of Indian Higher Education

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Sustainability of Higher Education A Global Perspective Penerbit USM

The main contribution of this book is to reveal the efforts and issues of internationalisation of higher education for sustainable tomorrow from global perspectives.

Author: Rosni Bakar

Publisher: Penerbit USM

ISBN: 9674613161

Category: Education

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As the higher education landscape is ever evolving, sustainability continues to be an essential concern. This publication covers existing sustainability matters ranging from internationalisation and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to university social responsibility. The main contribution of this book is to reveal the efforts and issues of internationalisation of higher education for sustainable tomorrow from global perspectives. Since the institutions educate current and future decision makers, the play a key role in building more sustainable entities and creating new paradigms. The articles are written by a number of experts with various backgrounds in higher education that give global perspective on the issues of sustainability. Specific country studies give a timely review on the substantial growth of higher education institutions in certain parts of the world. This publication provides invaluable knowledge and skills to guide the reader in designing appropriate frameworks in critical problem solving of current higher education issues.

MOOCs and Competencies for Higher Education Transformation

Author: Manuel León Urrutia

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