#Change11 An update on posts related to MOOCs as at 21 December 12

MOOC – Udacity and Coursera

Sounds really exciting this time with the MOOC, as reported by Audrey Watters 18 April 2012.

Both Udacity and MITx – as well as those 3 Stanford classes last term – focus on CS, but Coursera’s course catalog will extend beyond that one discipline. Ng and Koller promised me classes in poetry. They said there’ll be classes in science fiction and in folklore.  There’ll be sociology.  There’ll be continuing ed in medicine.

This is another post providing the updates on MOOCs – Elite Universities’ Online Play by Steve Kolowich 18 April 2012

Princeton, Penn and Michigan will join Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley as partners of Coursera, a company founded earlier this year by the Stanford engineering professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng. Using Coursera’s platform, the universities will produce free, online versions of their courses that anyone can take.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/04/18/princeton-penn-and-michigan-join-mooc-party#ixzz1sOyPg9HX
Inside Higher Ed

A whole new U http://www.psmag.com/education/a-whole-new-u-42336/

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/05/opinion/bennett-udacity-education/ 5 July 2012

These MOOCs seem to be moving at a trajectory that would provide a whole spectrum of free online courses to anyone interested in taking.

Postscript:

Coursera

http://efoundations.typepad.com/efoundations/2012/03/moocing-about-with-saas.html March 2012

A related post on MOOCs Education Startup Coursera Raises $16 Million From Kleiner, NEA by Ari Ley 18 April 2012

Envisioning a post-campus America The Atlantic 13 Feb 2012

Online Education Venture Lures Cash Infusion and Deals With 5 Top Universities by John Markoff

Drop In! Top Schools From Berkeley to Yale Now Offer Free Online Courses by Sarah Kessler

Coursera Adds Humanities Courses, Raises $16 Million, Strikes Deal with 3 Universities

Learning from MOOC by Audrey Watters

How will MOOC impact the future of college education  K. WALSH on 25 April 2012

http://reflectionsandcontemplations.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/review-of-the-coursera-human-computer-interaction-course/ 14 July 2012

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-u-of-i-online-0717-20120717,0,72285.story 17 July 2012

http://www.hackeducation.com/2012/07/17/considering-courseras-expansion/ 17 July 2012

http://ht.ly/cniOh 18 July 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/19/university-of-illinois-coursera-course-online-education_n_1686531.html 19 July 2012

http://stevendkrause.com/2012/07/20/even-more-mooc-mooc-mooc-chronicle-article-explains-the-business-model/ 20 July 2012

http://bavatuesdays.com/weve-been-mooced/ 20 July 2012

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/moocs-still-open-but-no-longer-free/story-e6frgcjx-1226430308516 20 July 2012

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/no-such-thing-as-a-free-mooc/

http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/all-news/online-120717

http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Broadcast_Education.html

http://derekbruff.org/?p=2249

http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeanders/2012/08/09/courseras-huge-online-classes-roar-into-brazil-india-and-china/ 9 August 2012

http://word2live.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/about-attitude-and-coursera/ A student’s perspective on Coursera

http://www.academicmatters.ca/2012/08/coursera-or-socrates-was-not-a-content-provider-the-university-of-toronto-and-coursera-agreement/

http://gigaom.com/2012/08/22/amid-plagiarism-reports-coursera-adds-honor-code-reminders/ 22 August 2012

http://paloalto.patch.com/articles/new-stanford-developed-platform-for-online-courses

MITx update

MITx education initiative http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/mitx-education-initiative-1219.html

MITx What the students think? - Students response to prototype course.

Harvard and MIT team up to offer free online courses  NYTimes 3 May 2012

The problem with edx a mooc  by any other name/ Bonnie Stewart 2 May 2012

http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/education/review-mitxs-online-circuit-design-and-analysis-course July 2012

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/mitx-edx-first-course-recap-0716.html

Edx launch http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/edx-launched-0502.html#.T6JPGUn8w5o.twitter

Coursera the New face of Higher Education http://www.zdnet.com/blog/education/coursera-the-new-face-of-higher-education-video/4894

edX

Harvard and MIT team up to educate a billion people online http://www.good.is/post/harvard-and-mit-team-up-to-educate-a-billion-people-online/ by Liz Dwyer

edX The Release http://www.edxonline.org/release.html

edX frequently asked questions http://www.edxonline.org/faqs.html

The week in ed tech news http://hackeducation.com/2012/05/05/the-week-in-ed-tech-news-may-5/ by Audrey Watters 5 May 2012

Bionic learning http://cogdogblog.com/2012/05/02/bionic-mooc/ by Cogdog 2 May 2012

edX platform more MOOCs and opportunity more research about teaching and learning online http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/hack-higher-education/edx-platform-more-moocs-and-opportunity-more-research-about-teaching-and by Audrey Watters 2 May 2012

Hype X: What edX can and can’t do http://shermandorn.com/wordpress/?p=4934 by Sherman Dorn 2 May 2012

MIT to develop new open learning enterprise unit for online learning http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/03/18/mit-to-develop-new-open-learning-enterprise-unit-for-online-learning/ by Tony Bates 18 March 2012

Harvard joins the MITx http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/05/02/harvard-joins-the-mitx-project/ by Tony Bates 2 May 2012

David Brooks confuses MOOCs with Online Learning http://ht.ly/aMGO3

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/05/10/candace-thille-talks-moocs-and-machine-learning by Steve Kolowich 10 May 2012

http://web.mit.edu/press/2012/edx-partnership-0620.html 20 June 2012

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/428474/emtech-preview-anant-agarwal-on-overhauling/ 12 July 2012

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/uc-berkeley-joins-edx-effort-to-offer-free-open-courses/37969

http://www.collegeclasses.com/edx-to-launch-free-online-courses/

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/03/top-universities-branch-into-free-online-courses/ 3 September 2012

http://chronicle.com/article/5-Ways-That-edX-Could-Change/134672

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/u-of-texas-system-is-latest-to-sign-up-with-edx-for-online-courses/40440

MOOCs

http://www.idea.org/blog/2012/01/31/higher-ed-courses-with-massive-enrollments-a-revolution-starts/ 31 March 2012

Is community as important as content for online learning? http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/04/is-community-as-important-as-content-for-online-learning/

Open Access Courses http://chronicle.com/article/Open-Access-Courses-How-They/131677/?sid=wc 29 April 2012

edX a step forward or backward http://www.changinghighereducation.com/2012/05/edx-a-step-forward-or-backward.html 4 May 2012

The Massive Open Online Professor http://www.academicmatters.ca/2012/05/the-massive-open-online-professor/#comment-3779 May 2012

Open Education Grudge Match Thrun versus Khan http://idelthoughts.tumblr.com/post/22684223722/open-education-grudgematch-thrun-vs-khan by Matthew Roberts 8 May 2012

All MOOCs explained market open and Dewey  by Justin Reich 7 May 2012

5 things I’ve learned MOOCs – about how I learn  by Audrey Watters 9 May 2012

What my 11 year olds Stanford course taught me about online education http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshuagans/2012/05/07/what-my-11-year-olds-stanford-course-taught-me-about-online-education/ 7 May 2012

The big idea that can revolutionize higher education http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/05/the-big-idea-that-can-revolutionize-higher-education-mooc/256926/ 11 May 2012

Online education MIT higher education http://articles.boston.com/2012-05-13/editorials/31677597_1_online-education-mit-higher-education 13 May 2012

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Circle-Bastiat/2012/0517/Are-universities-scared-of-the-online-learning-movement

Come the Revolution http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/opinion/friedman-come-the-revolution.html?_r=2&hp by Thomas Friedman 16 May 2012

Disruptive innovation coming to higher education http://informaticsprofessor.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/disruptive-innovation-coming-to-higher.html 19 May 2012

http://highereducationmanagement.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/moocs-the-prestige-factor/ by Keith Hampson 20 May 2012

Faculty groups consider  how respond MOOCs http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/05/23/faculty-groups-consider-how-respond-moocs byKaustuv Basu 23 May 2012

http://www.theatlantic.com/sponsored/workforce-of-tomorrow/archive/1969/12/thirsting-for-knowledge-try-a-mooc/257623/

MITx Khan Academy and online education are no substitute for in school learning http://www.policymic.com/articles/8794/mitx-khan-academy-and-online-education-are-no-substitute-for-in-school-learning

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/careers/education/B-schools-Impact-of-online-education/articleshow/13634938.cms

http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/playing-role-mooc-skeptic-7-concerns

http://www.theatlantic.com/sponsored/workforce-of-tomorrow/archive/2012/05/thirsting-for-knowledge-try-a-mooc/257623/ 24 May 2012

http://www.wiredacademic.com/2012/05/will-moocs-promote-superstar-teaching-over-superstar-research-at-princeton-and-other-ivy-universities/

http://www.techi.com/2012/06/what-do-you-really-get-from-an-online-education/

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/05/early-demographic-data-hints-what-type-student-takes-mooc 5 June 2012

Language of MOOCs http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/hack-higher-education/language-moocs by Audrey Watters

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/11/experts-speculate-possible-business-models-mooc-providers 11 June 2012

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/15/earning-college-credit-moocs-through-prior-learning-assessment

http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/udacity_to_launch_5_new_classes.html18 June 2012

http://ashokau.org/online/

http://scholasticadministrator.typepad.com/thisweekineducation/2012/06/bruno-mitx-is-very-traditional-and-thats-ok.html 20 June 2012

http://ht.ly/bKgWI 20 June 2012

http://elearnmag.acm.org/opinions.cfm?aid=2263018 June 2012

http://blogs.broadviewuniversity.edu/2012/06/30/is-a-mooc-in-your-educational-future/ 30 June 2012

http://www.worldofwebcast.com/post/massive-list-of-mooc-resources-lit-and-literati

http://www.masternewmedia.org/future-education-breaking-connection-learning-assessment/

http://theconversation.edu.au/digital-dawn-open-online-learning-is-just-beginning-7758

http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/whats-the-matter-with-moocs/33289 6 July 2012

http://alex.halavais.net/mind-the-mooc

Online platforms to help you further your education for free

http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/university-venus/slouching-towards-bethlehem-unpacking-mooc-buzzword

http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2012/07/11/moocs-arent-a-panacea-but-that-doesnt-blunt-their-promise/

http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/jul/15/colleges-expand-audiences-online-courses-masses-ar-2059268/ 15 July 2012

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/07/17/uva-and-11-others-become-latest-plan-moocs 17 July 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jul/17/top-universities-free-online-classes?CMP=twt_gu 17 July 2012

http://rjlipton.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/an-education-tsunami/ 17 July 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/education/top-universities-test-the-online-appeal-of-free.html?_r=1 18 July 2012

http://mfeldstein.com/moocs-two-different-approaches-to-scale-access-and-experimentation/

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-media-psychology-effect/201207/casting-the-net-over-global-moocs

http://theconversation.edu.au/moocs-neither-the-death-of-the-university-nor-a-panacea-for-learning-8499

http://chronicle.com/article/Multimedia-Why-Do-Students/133165/

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/02/conventional-online-universities-consider-strategic-response-moocs 2 August 2012

http://mashe.hawksey.info/2012/08/notes-on-technology-behind-cmoocs-show-me-your-aggregation-architecture-and-ill-show-you-mine/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/9446127/Distance-learning-The-online-learning-revolution.html

http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/08/moocs-more-hype-hope/ 2 August 2012

http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/a-mooc-point-massive-open-online-courses-to-change-how-we-learn 8 August 2012

http://olivieralfieri.visibli.com/share/lBY4fN 8 August 2012

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/education/campus_connection/campus-connection-is-free-online-course-movement-good-for-higher/article_7ad825ec-e2f2-11e1-b035-001a4bcf887a.html

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/coursera-hits-1-million-students-with-udacity-close-behind/38801 10 August 2012

http://www.theweu.com/FAQ.html On World Education University (WEU)

http://etcjournal.com/2012/08/11/a-sign-of-how-moocs-will-impact-colleges/ 11 August 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-d-moreno/massive-online-open-cours_b_1695128.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/education/mechanical-mooc-to-rely-on-free-learning-sites.html?_r=2 21 August 2012

http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/hack-higher-education/mechanical-mooc

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/22/cal-state-rolls-out-next-stage-its-online-effort 22 August 2012

http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/MOOCs-and-the-Changing-Face-of-Higher-Education-84681.asp August 2012

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680441/a-free-online-class-from-wharton-to-get-you-started-on-business-school

http://worldcrunch.com/mobile/single.php?id=9329#.UEHVUdZR668

http://chronicle.com/article/Before-You-Jump-on-the/134090/

http://theconversation.edu.au/stanford-steps-up-online-learning-focus-as-moocs-take-hold-9220

http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-Next-in-Online/134230/ 10 September 2012

http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/confessions-community-college-dean/competing-%E2%80%9Cfree%E2%80%9D-part-two

http://www.jconline.com/article/20120922/NEWS0501/309220016/Purdue-not-MOOC-bandwagon

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/campus-overload/post/what-in-the-world-is-a-mooc/2012/09/24/50751600-0662-11e2-858a-5311df86ab04_blog.html 24 September 2012

http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134692/

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/10/12/will-moocs-open-elite-universities-excessive-corporate-influence-essay 12 Oct 2012

http://www.col.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=166

http://ht.ly/eDPQU

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565365/Look-out-higher-ed-MOOCs-are-coming.html?pg=all

http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/175916361_Princeton__others_open_classes_to_the_world.html?page=all

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=421538&c=1

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/10/29/coursera-strikes-mooc-licensing-deal-antioch-university

http://www.govtech.com/What-Will-Higher-Education-Look-Like-in-25-Years.html?page=1

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/506326/the-technology-of-massive-open-online-courses/

Experience in teaching in xMOOC

Everybody wants to MOOC the world.

Why online education works

Colleges turn to crowd sourcing courses

Are MOOCs hyped? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/11/23/are-moocs-hyped/

Online learning MOOCs pedagogy technology    http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/nov/21/online-learning-moocs-pedagogy-technology?CMP=twt_gu

Coursera inspires Arizona Universities to offer free online classes http://www.collegeclasses.com/coursera-inspires-arizona-universities-to-offer-free-online-classes/

 MOOC report http://www.uoc.edu/portal/en/sala-de-premsa/actualitat/noticies/2012/noticia_156/mooc-report.html

The False Promise http://chronicle.com/article/The-False-Promise-of-the/136305/

Other MOOCs

The World’s largest supplier of free online learning http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/04/30/the-worlds-largest-supplier-of-free-online-learning/ by Tony Bates 30 April 2012

UMW featured in elis 7 things about new learning ecosystems http://bavatuesdays.com/umw-featured-in-elis-7-things-about-new-learning-ecosystems/ by Jim Groom 3 May 2012

MobiMOOC wiki http://mobimooc.wikispaces.com/a+MobiMOOC+hello%21

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/udacity-cancels-free-online-math-course-citing-lack-of-quality/38998

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/us/03iht-educlede03.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/gates-foundation-offers-grants-for-moocs-in-introductory-classes/39792?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=linkedin

http://www.news.ualberta.ca/article.aspx?id=35E0984352AA46339C25038A3622D503

http://mfeldstein.com/moocs-in-2012-dismantling-the-status-quo/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

MOOCs (Connectivist MOOCs, Social Constructivist MOOCs etc.)

Rise of MOOCs http://halfanhour.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/rise-of-moocs.html by Stephen Downes April 2012

MOOCs for the win http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2012/03/05/moocs-for-the-win/ by George Siemens 5 March 2012

Is MOOC the solution to future learning https://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/change11-cck12-is-mooc-the-solution-to-future-learning/ which includes updates on MOOCs, by Sui Fai John Mak 25 April 2012

What’s the problem with MOOCs http://edtechdev.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/whats-the-problem-with-moocs/ by Doug Holton 4 May 2012

Leveling the ivory tower http://blog.american.com/2012/05/leveling-the-ivory-tower-2/ May  2012

There’s whole lot of MOOC going on http://travelinedman.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/theres-whole-lot-of-mooc-going-on.html by Curt Bonk 7 May 2012

MobiMOOC http://mobimooc.wikispaces.com/a+MobiMOOC+hello%21

http://davecormier.com/edblog/2012/07/31/20-questions-and-answers-about-moocs/

I will keep updating this post on MOOCs.

Postscript: OER – Related resource on  MOOC

http://theconversation.edu.au/virtual-campus-online-universities-are-the-future-of-higher-education-8115

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/06/26/disruption-excuse-politically-motivated-changes-essay

Higher Education http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/02/opinion/higher-education-in-a-changing-world.html?_r=1

Please feel free to add to the list any future POSTS relating to MOOCs in the comment.  I would suggest to use a wiki similar to MOOC wikipedia to update these as archive.  Should I/we create such a wiki?

Slideshare by George Siemens http://www.slideshare.net/gsiemens/moocs-educause

http://www.pontydysgu.org/2012/08/the-mooc-debate/ August 2012

http://www.mooc.me/join-a-mooc.html

http://thesouthend.wayne.edu/article/2012/08/online-classes 2 August 2012

http://ht.ly/cJ9WE

https://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/in-moocs-more-is-less-and-less-is-more-part-2/ John Mak 12 September 2012

http://www.eurodl.org/?article=516 Article on MOOC accessed on 26 September 2012

http://www.connectivistmoocs.org/ List of MOOCs

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120928161058494 News on MOOC 28 September 2012

“What You Need to Know About MOOC’s.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 2012.http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/133475/ (a useful cluster of backgrounds, news reports, and opinions)

Schaffhauser, Dian. “Education Leaders See MOOCs, Distance Learning as the Future of Higher Ed.” Campus Technology 20 Aug. 2012. Web.http://campustechnology.com/articles/2012/08/20/education-leaders-see-moocs-distance-learning-as-the-future.aspx (describes and links to recent survey by Pew/Elon College on future of education)

http://hastac.org/blogs/hilary-culbertson/2012/10/05/hastac-guide-moocs Scoop of MOOCs by Hilary Culbertson 5 Oct 2012

A great collection of MOOCs blog posts here http://bundlr.com/b/moocs

#eduMOOC Week 3 Online and Networked Learning

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Here is my second post on eduMOOC, with part of our conversation on Facebook on online and networked learning:

Online academy for K12 students would be operated very differently from higher education, as likely the emphasis would shift from “lower order” learning based on learning of content (facts and information) to “higher order” learning based on learning of critical thinking, metacognition (thinking how to think), sensemaking and wayfinding. The transition of Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 could be hindered if the teacher or lecturer would like to “teach” all the content as stipulated in the lesson (based on lesson plan) without regard to what the learners actually need or might be interested individually, especially in the case of adult learning. That makes learning seems like spoon feeding when the learners’ experience and prior knowledge are disregarded. So, for education and learning for professors, for K-12 educators, for veterans could be very different to novices, if viewed under the lens of pedagogy, and the critical question is: should a differentiated approach in teaching and learning for those categories of learners be used instead of a one-size suit all (lecture) that are still typically used in HE?
Isn’t learning for individuals more about setting goals, developing strategies and action plans, and implementing those plans with technology, media and networks as affordances (the philosophy of having a PLE/PLN)? As Mary said it requires the learners to coordinate and organise the learning him/herself, and that of groups and collectives, especially for independent (or interdependent) learners. The challenge is: who decides on the plans, content, actions for the learners? In the case of a course, is it the teacher? The learner? Or a combination of teacher/learner in the case of coaching/mentoring where the coach or mentor mediates the learning, and supports the learners to experiment through their own learning spaces/networks? Or the peer learners (like here eduMOOC/MOOC)? Our past researches indicated that MOOC might be welcome by more experienced educators who wanted to advance their teaching and learning, but could be a huge challenge for novices who would like to have some structures in their course of study. That makes learning “appears” to be somewhat more complicated and complex, especially when the new comers found that they might be inundated with information and might also have found some advice perplexing, as that is not what they have experienced in their previous studies (high school, or even university studies with lectures, face-to-face education). Some educators and learners would argue that learning should be simplified by the teachers, and so the curation of learning resources should rest solely on the teachers, and the learners are merely consumers of such curated resources (as isn’t that what a commercial customer wants when buying products?). So if education is viewed as a commodity, or a product that a learner could buy through the process of education, then such education would need to be “effective and efficient” from the educator’s point of view, as educators are responsible for the teaching and accountable to their institution authorities for what they are paid for. These fundamental roles of educators as assumed in institution could then be very different from that in a typical MOOC, where the roles of educators are shared amongst the peers, especially in the case of 2300 + in edu MOOC. Would the learners perceive their role in this way? Or would most (>95%) remain as LPP as is the case in past MOOCs?