MOOCs

MOOCs not the answer for everyone

Online courses can be effective, but “massive” is another ballgame

In the fall semester of 2001, I taught an online course for the first time. Sept. 11, 2001 was traumatic and life changing for millions of people worldwide. But for students, staff, and faculty at Borough of Manhattan Community College, the events of 9/11 were visceral.

Seven students working in the Twin Towers were killed, the newly renovated Fiterman Hall was destroyed when 7 World Trade Center collapsed, and many students and faculty witnessed the destruction from a very close range.

MOOC data dig: What to track

There’s no shortage of options for administrators to consider when looking to make decisions from MOOC enrollment data. Here are some ideas suggested by Sam Burgio and Rick Tomlinson, of Jenzabar; Katie Blot and Jarl Jonas, of Blackboard; and Caitlin Garrett, of Rapid Insight:

MOOC data gathering at Syracuse University

Syracuse data science MOOC was designed principally to showcase the school’s new certificate of advanced study in the field

Syracuse University, which has offered MOOCs in data science and librarianship, has used CourseSites to download user information and export it into Excel.

The Syracuse data science MOOC was designed principally to showcase the school’s new certificate of advanced study in the field, says Peggy M. Brown, director of instructional design and an adjunct professor in the School of Information Studies.

MOOC data analysis for remedial education

A case study of Cuyahoga Community College

Officials at Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio have developed a MOOC consistent with its mission as a two-year school that provides developmental education, particularly in math, to get prospective students up to speed.

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New MIT “XSeries” MOOCs cover more content

Students can earn certificates after several courses-worth of instruction in computer science or logistics. Courses could take six months to two years to complete, MIT says.

New MIT “XSeries” MOOCs cover more content

Students will get several courses-worth of instruction in computer science, logistics

Participants in MIT’s about-to-launch “XSeries” MOOCs on computer science will get about three courses-worth of instruction that should give them a strong jump start on future studies or prepare them for a summer internship, senior lecturer Chris Terman says.

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Now you can take a MOOC on 'The Walking Dead'

AMC, the University of California Irvine and educational tech company Instructure are teaming up to offer a massive open online course to look at a broad range of scholarly topics through the lense of The Walking Dead.

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Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses

The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as MOOCs.

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'MOOC' makes Oxford online dictionary

The acronym MOOC has made the Oxford Dictionaries Online – a web-based lexicon of current English by the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Colleges and universities begin to assess the benefits of MOOCs

Officials at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland had a pedagogical objective in mind when they created a MOOC on pre-algebra, the lowest level of developmental math at the college.

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