To MOOC or Not to MOOC

To MOOC or Not to MOOC
Author: Sarah Porter
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2015-05-23
ISBN 10: 0081000618
ISBN 13: 9780081000618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To MOOC or Not to MOOC Book Review:

Scarcely a week goes by without coverage in the UK and international media about the latest MOOC revelation. Despite some significant initiatives in the dotcom era, online learning has somehow never delivered on its promise to revolutionize education. To MOOC or not to MOOC explores the history of MOOCs and analyses the current MOOC context by describing six institutions and the story of their engagement with MOOCs. Looking at each of the different type of institution in turn, it analyses the processes behind their decision to engage with online learning and MOOCs, how the MOOC project is managed and led, and discusses issues such as quality assurance, governance and partnerships. Chapters draw together and analyse the data and draw out advice for institutions, to help them make choices about how to respond to MOOCs and other high-impact changes in digital education. The book contains checklists and planning tools to support strategy and planning, and concludes with a future look at MOOCs exploring some of the possible trends that may impact upon higher education, such as business models, data and analytics, learning design and competitors in the MOOC marketplace. Aimed at higher educational professionals who are interested in the strategic importance and potential of online learning Written from an understanding of the strategic context for senior managers in universities Focus upon a major trend in technology and education illustrated by concrete examples of real practice in institutions Implement case studies to draw out conclusions not only about online learning but also decision-making and innovation

Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Courses
Author: Paul Kim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN 10: 1317907523
ISBN 13: 9781317907527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Massive Open Online Courses Book Review:

Are MOOCs a catalyst for reimagining education, a sign of the increased corporatization of the education sector, or merely a well-publicized but passing trend? Massive Open Online Courses shares insights from multiple stakeholders on what MOOCs are now and could eventually become, providing those in higher education as well as K-12, military, government, and corporate training with an authoritative source on a wide range of key issues surrounding MOOCs. MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are a disruptive technology currently forcing a serious reconceptualization of accreditation, assessment, motivation and retention, technology-based instruction, and the overall student experience. In this timely volume, Paul Kim brings together experts from higher education, business, law, learning analytics and other relevant areas to provide an evenhanded, research-based positioning of MOOCs within the existing educational technology landscape and a base for understanding whether they could reshape the future of education.

Open Education from OERs to MOOCs

Open Education  from OERs to MOOCs
Author: Mohamed Jemni,Kinshuk,Mohamed Koutheair Khribi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2016-08-11
ISBN 10: 3662529254
ISBN 13: 9783662529256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Education from OERs to MOOCs Book Review:

This book focuses on the emerging phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are changing the fundamental underpinning of educational systems worldwide and forcing educators and other stakeholders to re-think the way instruction is currently conducted. It examines the origins of MOOCs within the context of the open education movement, and reviews current policies, guidelines and initiatives to promote the use of ICT in education through the development and use of open educational resources from international practices, including implementation and licensing issues. With a particular focus on new trends in MOOCs, the book explores the potential of this emerging paradigm, its rise and its impact on openness in education. Various new initiatives are also presented, including more global examples and those that are more geared to certain regional contexts. The book is intended as a stepping stone for both researchers and practitioners who are looking to approach MOOCs from a holistic perspective.

MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South

MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South
Author: Ke Zhang,Curtis J. Bonk,Thomas C. Reeves,Thomas H. Reynolds
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0429677537
ISBN 13: 9780429677533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South Book Review:

With e-learning technologies evolving and expanding at high rates, organizations and institutions around the world are integrating massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other open educational resources (OERs). MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South explores the initiatives that are leveraging these flexible systems to educate, train, and empower populations previously denied access to such opportunities. Featuring contributors leading efforts in rapidly changing nations and regions, this wide-ranging collection grapples with accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, innovative assessment, learner motivation and attrition, and numerous other issues. The provocative narratives curated in this volume demonstrate how MOOCs and OER can be effectively designed and implemented in vastly different ways in particular settings, as detailed by experts from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, the Pacific/Oceania, and the Caribbean. This comprehensive text is an essential resource for policy makers, instructional designers, practitioners, administrators, and other MOOC and OER community stakeholders.

The Impact of MOOCs on Distance Education in Malaysia and Beyond

The Impact of MOOCs on Distance Education in Malaysia and Beyond
Author: Mohamed Ally,Mohamed Amin Embi,Helmi Norman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN 10: 0429676220
ISBN 13: 9780429676222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impact of MOOCs on Distance Education in Malaysia and Beyond Book Review:

This book provides theoretical and empirical discussions around the impact of MOOCs and other pedagogical strategies for online learning in international contexts. Through discussions of inverse blended learning and other teaching and learning approaches, Part I navigates the pressing conceptual issues around global online education. By analyzing the Malaysia MOOC Initiative—the first governmental MOOC project in the world—Part II offers insight into the developmental strategies, learning design, and integrative approaches of these pioneering efforts. Edited by leading scholars in the field of globalized online learning, this volume offers a valuable contribution to research around collaborative initiatives between governments and universities, especially ones dedicated to open and distance education.

MOOCs and Open Education Around the World

MOOCs and Open Education Around the World
Author: Curtis J. Bonk,Mimi M. Lee,Thomas C. Reeves,Thomas H. Reynolds
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2015-06-12
ISBN 10: 1317614151
ISBN 13: 9781317614159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MOOCs and Open Education Around the World Book Review:

As new digital forms of formal and informal learning proliferate, there is an increasing need to better understand how people in different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Educators, researchers, politicians, and numerous other stakeholders want to grasp what the outcomes of these initiatives are and how they can be improved. Ongoing e-learning developments related to both technology and pedagogy have pushed institutions and organizations to grapple with issues of accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, innovative assessment, and learner motivation and attrition, among other areas of concern. In response, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World explores and illuminates unique implementations of MOOCs and open education across regions and nations. The book also focuses on the various opportunities as well as the dilemmas presented in this rapidly evolving age of technology-enabled learning. What are the different delivery formats, interaction possibilities, assessment schemes, and business models? What are the key controversies or issues that must be discussed and addressed? This edited collection explains MOOCs and open education trends and issues in a variety of contexts, shares key research findings, and provides practical suggestions and recommendations for the near future.

Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs

Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs
Author: Kaushik, Anna
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2018-05-18
ISBN 10: 1522551476
ISBN 13: 9781522551478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs Book Review:

Online education plays an important role across numerous industries. These processes and strategies can be adopted into the library and information science programs for use in assisting with educational developments. Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs is a critical scholarly resource that explores the ideas on how library and information science professionals implement the use of massive open online courses in the library and information science domain. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as distance learning, technology enhanced learning, and online learning, this book is geared towards academicians, librarians, and researchers seeking current research on solving problems related to massive open online courses.

Teaching in a Digital Age

Teaching in a Digital Age
Author: A. W Bates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780995269231
ISBN 13: 0995269238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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MOOCs

MOOCs
Author: Jonathan Haber
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN 10: 0262526913
ISBN 13: 9780262526913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MOOCs Book Review:

Everything you always wanted to know about MOOCs: an account of massive open online courses and what they might mean for the future of higher education.

The Evolution and Evaluation of Massive Open Online Courses

The Evolution and Evaluation of Massive Open Online Courses
Author: Leonard J. Waks
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2016-11-24
ISBN 10: 134985204X
ISBN 13: 9781349852048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution and Evaluation of Massive Open Online Courses Book Review:

​Winner of the Outstanding Book Award (Society for Professors of Education) This book offers a re-assessment of the educational and occupational value of MOOCs based on developments since 2013. When MOOCs appeared--amidst great fanfare in 2012, leaders proclaimed an educational “revolution.” By 2013, however, dramatic failures, negative research findings, and sharp critiques ended the MOOC hype. This book examines both MOOCs and prior distance learning innovations, and offers a broad overview of their educational, economic and social effects. Chapters explore ties between MOOCs and emerging pedagogical models as well as exponentially rising tuition rates, student debt, and chronic underemployment of university graduates worldwide. It offers readers a comprehensive, up-to-the-moment guide to the MOOC phenomenon.

How to Be a Successful MOOC Student

How to Be a Successful MOOC Student
Author: Maggie Sokolik,Dorothy Zemach
Publsiher: Wayzgoose Press
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Successful MOOC Student Book Review:

MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – enable students around the world to take university courses online. This guide, by the instructors of edX’s most successful MOOC in 2013-2014, Principles of Written English (based on both enrollments and rate of completion), advises current and future students how to get the most out of their online study, covering areas such as what types of courses are offered and who offers them, what resources students need, how to register, how to work effectively with other students, how to interact with professors and staff, and how to handle assignments. This second edition includes a new chapter on how to stay motivated. This book is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English, and is applicable to MOOC classes on any subject (and indeed, for just about any type of online study).

Macro Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs Strategies and Predictions for the Future

Macro Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses  MOOCs   Strategies and Predictions for the Future
Author: McKay, Elspeth
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN 10: 1466683252
ISBN 13: 9781466683259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macro Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs Strategies and Predictions for the Future Book Review:

To some in academia, Massive Open Online Courses are a paradigm shift in online education, while others perceive them as a threat to traditional styles of pedagogy. In this regard, the time-honored model of the university lecture is seen as being a potential casualty of the rise of MOOCs. Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future provides insight into the emerging phenomenon of MOOCs as a design manual for the course designer with a collection of chapters that deal with all facets of the MOOC debate. Industry training developers, corporate trainers, educators, post graduate students, and others will benefit from the information provided in this book.

Revolutionizing Modern Education through Meaningful E Learning Implementation

Revolutionizing Modern Education through Meaningful E Learning Implementation
Author: Khan, Badrul H.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2016-06-27
ISBN 10: 1522504672
ISBN 13: 9781522504672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolutionizing Modern Education through Meaningful E Learning Implementation Book Review:

It is not enough for an instructor to merely present facts to their students; the presentation of information must be made accessible and understandable in the context of the student. As communication technologies become more widely available, traditional educational institutions are no longer the only source of information. What is now necessary is to reconsider what makes for meaningful education and apply those practices to digital natives. Revolutionizing Modern Education through Meaningful E-Learning Implementation evaluates the means by which online education can be improved and systematically integrated more fluidly into traditional learning settings, with special focus on the ethical, pedagogical, and design aspects of building online courses. This publication aims to elucidate the rewards and follies of online education for educators, administrators, programmers, designers, and students of education.

The MOOC Case Book

The MOOC Case Book
Author: Joseph Rene Corbeil,Maria Elena Corbeil,Badrul H. Khan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781607975618
ISBN 13: 1607975610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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MMOOC Courses and the Future of Higher Education A New Pedagogical Framework

MMOOC Courses and the Future of Higher Education  A New Pedagogical Framework
Author: Gómez Galán, José,Martín Padilla, Antonio H.,Bernal Bravo, César
Publsiher: River Publishers
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 877022062X
ISBN 13: 9788770220620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MMOOC Courses and the Future of Higher Education A New Pedagogical Framework Book Review:

During the last decades, our society is witnessing an authentic revolution that, in a dizzying manner has deeply influenced, modified, and transformed the way of life of human beings. This constant and unstoppable revolution is transmuting all areas of our life: social, cultural, personal, labor, economic, training, etc. This new society is characterized by a high generation of knowledge and the constant and fluid processing of information. In this macro-context, the MOOC phenomenon emerged. MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) courses are based on the principles of massive, free access to all materials and resources offered online. This new didactic path can be constituted in an innovative techno-social tendency, especially oriented in the panorama of Higher Education to stimulate university improvement, open opportunities at the same time for education and training or, simply, derive towards a new business model for the universities. In addition to being an entry point for the popularization of science and knowledge, the future possibilities are enormous and are being studied in all their various dimensions. Many initiatives as a result have been developed to implement this new form of education. MOOC Courses and the Future of Higher Education presents the latest research theories and current examples of MOOC courses practices in Higher Education. The chapters represent an extensive assortment of interpretations and practices examples of MOOC courses, across areas as varied as teaching methodologies, instructional innovations, educational technology, etc. This work is structured in three sections, the first one covers the university institution in the knowledge society, the second analyzes the MOOC training proposals, and the third discusses the future role of MOOCs. Technical topics discussed in the book include: The Virtualization of Teaching in Higher EducationTraining and Professional Development at the e-UniversityTaxonomy of MOOCsMOOC: Strengths and WeaknessesMOOCs and the Scientific Community: Challenges and InnovationMOOC PlatformsDirectory of MOOC ResourcesMOOC: Reflections of the Future

Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs For Everyone

Massive Open Online Courses  MOOCs  For Everyone
Author: Pethuraja.S
Publsiher: Pethuraja.S
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2015-05-02
ISBN 10: 9351262464
ISBN 13: 9789351262466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs For Everyone Book Review:

The Book "Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) For Everyone", is the most comprehensive educational web resource book that will explore the most famous innovative educational paradigm MOOC, online learning platforms and world’s prestigious higher education institutions which are offering open online courses at free of cost. The book will also cover the short history about the term, potential benefits of participation in an open online course, and how MOOCs have been transforming/revolutionizing/disseminating the ecosystem of education using advanced technologies and innovative pedagogical techniques. This book will be useful for learners who are looking for free, open, online courses to learn the new things or would like to improve their level of knowledge on a particular subject. There are vast number of open online courses available in various topics through online learning platforms which are mentioned in this book. By participating in the free open online courses offered by various universities and institutions, learners can become expert in their favorite subject and improve the career in an efficient way. This book was written to benefit the students and lifelong learners to learn anything using free open online educational courses. Unleashing the most useful free open online course Resources: The book will explore the details of 90 online learning platforms and more than 275 higher education institutions and organizations which are participating the movement of MOOCs to offer free open online courses. The book was written to represent in-depth education web resources with 9 Chapters and 155 pages.

MOOC U

MOOC U
Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 1476783527
ISBN 13: 9781476783529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MOOC U Book Review:

Contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of College (Un)Bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo follows in real time the stories of all the stake-holders in University of Virginia business professor Ed Hess's popular Grow to Greatness MOOC to distill for MOOC students (seven million and counting) what works, what doesn't, and what to expect next of the phenomenon that is massive open online courses. When professors at top universities first began offering free online classes to the masses in 2012, the promise was that one day their experiment would revolutionize higher education forever by opening the doors to a first-class education for everyone. Since then, more than seven million students have signed up to take a massive open online course, or MOOC. But so far, MOOCs have failed to live up to the initial promises of their founders, with a vast majority of students failing to complete their courses. Lost in the rising chorus of emboldened MOOC critics are the expectations and experiences of the students who, in ever rising numbers, continue to sign up. What does a great MOOC look like, and why? Which MOOC students benefit the most? How do I get the greatest value out of taking a MOOC? To get answers, Jeffrey J. Selingo, contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of College (Un)Bound, embedded himself in University of Virginia business professor Ed Hess's Grow to Greatness MOOC. The result, MOOC U, is the real-time stories of the major players: students, professor, university, and MOOC provider. Written to answer the most pressing questions that MOOC students are asking, MOOC U chronicles how free online courses are changing how students learn, how professors teach, and how universities are rethinking what constitutes face-to-face education in the 21st Century.

Emerging Trends Techniques and Tools for Massive Open Online Course MOOC Management

Emerging Trends  Techniques  and Tools for Massive Open Online Course  MOOC  Management
Author: Queirós, Ricardo
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN 10: 1522550127
ISBN 13: 9781522550129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Trends Techniques and Tools for Massive Open Online Course MOOC Management Book Review:

In the digital age, online courses have progressed as popular modes of learning that provide interactive and collaborative learning in educational settings. The open education movement is enabled by the internet and combines the sharing of ideas, resources, and practices among all people in order to advance ideas and knowledge to a new generation of students. Massive open online courses (MOOC) provide a new way of learning for all levels of education. Emerging Trends, Techniques, and Tools for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Management is a critical scholarly resource that addresses the difficulties and challenges in MOOC design, implementation, management, and deployment. This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of e-learning and online course management while providing for further research opportunities in this dynamic field. Featuring coverage on a wide variety of topics such as gamification in e-learning, plagiarism detection programs, and language online courses, this book is a valuable resource for instructional designers, IT professionals, software developers, academicians, and education professionals seeking current research on the impact of new methodologies and frameworks used in the lifecycle of open online courses.

MOOC Learning Platform Development

MOOC Learning Platform Development
Author: Varun Gupta,Durg Singh Chauhan,Thomas Hanne
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN 10: 1000760111
ISBN 13: 9781000760118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MOOC Learning Platform Development Book Review:

The work presented in this book is based on empirical study undertaken as a case study to understand the challenges faced in massively open online course (MOOC) based learning and experimentation to understand the challenges for presenting theoretical and practical courses. The book proposes a flexible online platform. This solution provides flexibility in distance learning processes including course enrollment, learning, evaluation, and outcome of degrees. The proposed system not only gives students freedom to choose their courses in accordance with their needs but also use earned credit towards online degrees of any university of their choice.

If You re So Smart Why Aren t You Happy

If You re So Smart  Why Aren t You Happy
Author: Raj Raghunathan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 1101980745
ISBN 13: 9781101980743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If You re So Smart Why Aren t You Happy Book Review:

The first book by the creator of COURSERA®'s most popular online course in 2015, "A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment" Could the same traits that drive your career success also be keeping you from being happier? Fifteen years after getting his MBA, Raj Raghunathan spent some time with his old classmates. He noticed that though they’d all done well, there didn’t appear to be much correlation between their academic success and career success. What Raj found even more curious was the even smaller correlation between career success and what he calls life success. The greater the career success, the more unhappy, out of shape, harried and distracted his friends were. If intelligence helps with decision-making, smart people should naturally make better life choices. So why are so many of the smartest, brightest, most successful people profoundly unhappy? Raj set out to find an answer to this problem, and extensively researched happiness not just of students and business people, but also stay-at-home-parents, lawyers, and artists, among others. If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? takes readers on a fun and meaningful tour of the best research available on how some of the very determinants of success may also come to deflate happiness. Raghunathan explores the seven most common inclinations that successful people need to overcome, and the seven habits they should adopt instead. Among his surprising findings... ·The correlation between wealth and happiness is much smaller than you'd expect it to be ·Generosity is not only a key to happiness, but a determining factor of long term success ·Appreciating uncertainty, rather than seeking full control of outcomes, is necessary for happiness If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? will give you a powerful new perspective on your work, personal goals and relationships, whether you’re already successful or just starting out.