The Pedagogy of MOOCs

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There is a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and change happening in today’s education sector. Existing and new education providers are leveraging the Internet, ICT infrastructure, digital content,…

Deb Baff‘s insight:

Paul Stacey’s blog post here provides really useful ideas for pedagogy in MOOC development

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Emerging Trends in Online Education: A Resource Guide to Massive Open Online Courses

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~Nelson Mandela~
Massive Open Online Courses: Access to quality education has lo…

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Trinidad / Coursera Online Learning

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Coursera, one of the biggest online university course providers, is forming a partnership with the government to provide a network of online learning materials across the Caribbean country.

Minister of Tertiary Education, Fazal Karim, said it would raise the skills needed for the country to compete.

 

Mr Karim said it would open up a “world of opportunity” for Trinidad.

Coursera is a major provider of so-called Moocs – massive open online courses – that offer online university courses free. The US-based company now has almost eight million students registered.

But this project in Trinidad will be the first time that a Mooc system will have been designed for an entire country, described as a “national knowledge network”. 

Deb Baff‘s insight:

MOOCs in the Caribbean – a national knowledge network ? 

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The Pedagogy of MOOCs

Lots of food for thought here… Really interesting stuff from Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey

There is a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and change happening in today’s education sector. Existing and new education providers are leveraging the Internet, ICT infrastructure, digital content, open licensing, social networking, and interaction to create new forms of education. Open Educational Resources (OER) (including open textbooks), Open Access, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have all gained traction as significant drivers of education innovation.

MOOCs in particular are stimulating widespread discussion around the potential to reach and serve hundreds of thousands of learners who would otherwise not have access to education. Like all of you I’ve been tracking MOOC’s with great interest.

While MOOC’s have attracted huge attention, and hype, for supporting massive enrollments and for being free its the pedagogical aspects of MOOC’s that interest me the most.

The challenge is this – How can you effectively teach thousands of students simultaneously? I’m fascinated by the contrast between…

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