From my POD listserv: MOOC Research Initiative Conference MOOCs and Emerging Educational Models: Policy, Practice, and Learning The development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has been an important focal point for digital learning stimulating a range of reactions across education, corporate and social sectors. As of July 2013, edX boasts over 1 million students … Continue reading
Flexible and open models are changing the way colleges and universities approach content ownership. In Campus Technology by Michelle Fredette,10/16/13. In this age of MOOCs, flipped classrooms, and lecture capture, faculty are creating more course content than ever. Yet those who simply assume they own the rights to that content may be in for a … Continue reading
In Campus Technology’s 10/23/13 edition, by Joshua Bolkan A new report, Open Access, Megajournals, and MOOCs: On the Political Economy of Academic Unbundling, in Sage Open compares the disruptive potential of open access (OA) for academic articles and massive open online courses (MOOCs) and finds that MOOCs are more likely to change the course of higher education.
The Global Challenge of Scaling Up Higher Education From The Chronicle, by Nigel Thrift, March 26, 2013 Colleges need vast overhauls to meet the growing demands for education in places like India, says Nigel Thrift. ___________________________________________________________________________________ Engineering students outside the Mumbai office of the All India Council for Technical Education in August 2012. A recent … Continue reading
From Faculty Focus, March 25, 2013 By: Barbi Honeycutt, PhD in Instructional Design “How do you determine what can be flipped?” With all of this discussion around flipped classrooms, more instructors are asking this question and wondering when and where flipped strategies are best integrated into the learning environment. Certainly, some topics lend themselves more … Continue reading
From my POD listserv: Susann Lusnia, Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Assistant Director for Classroom Engagement in the Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT) at Tulane University, shares the following excellent resources on MOOCs (massive open online course): The MOOC Revolution: A Sketchy Deal for Higher Education | Dissent Magazine http://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/the-mooc-revolution-a-sketchy-deal-for-higher-education Online Courses … Continue reading