Posts Tagged 'moocs'

Online university courses: godsend or gimmick?

The Guardian launches a series – Extreme Learning – looking into the value of online education. Read @TheGuardian_education

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The problem with Bill Gates’s vision

Rob Jenkins doesn’t begrudge the man his view, he just thinks it’s bad for higher education. Read @ChronicleHigherEducation

Student data is the new oil: MOOCs, metaphor and money

You can always count on Audrey Watters to ask pointed questions. Here, for instance… if educational data is indeed “the new oil,” how do we make sure that education technology isn’t poised simply to extract value from students? Read more… @HackEducation

MOOCs: corporate welfare for credit

Are MOOC (massive open online course) providers following a familiar strategy deployed by for-profit education in the charter reform movement? Read more…

A new polemic: libraries, MOOCs, and the pedagogical landscape

To examine the MOOC as a microcosm is also to explore how the scope of librarianship is changing and will continue to change. @Lead Pipe

New leadership open online course

Free MOOC commences July 8. Sponsored by Syracuse University. Faculty include R. David Lankes, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Megan Oakleaf and Jian Qin. Read more…

Harvard professors call for greater oversight of MOOCs

…a groundswell of people thinking now more seriously about it. Read more @WiredCampus


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