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The European Commission launches “Opening Up Education” to challenge the lack of digitalization of Education

According to the European Commission’s data, education throughout the European Union is far from reaching the digital penetration which is needed to guarantee that students acquire the digital skills that are increasingly indispensable. The Commission[…]

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A University’s Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers

By Steve Kolowich, July 8, 2013 It was big news last fall when Colorado State University-Global Campus became the first college in the United States to grant credit to students who passed a MOOC, or[…]

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MOOCs and Economic Reality

In the article of Mo., July 8, Clay Shirky argues that it is impossible to understand what’s happening with MOOCs without understanding what’s happened to higher education in general. During the last 40 years, the[…]

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Roundtable: Opening UP Higher Education: Open Content, Open Networked Learning, MOOCs, Open Business – What to Expect? What to Be Ready For?

  On June 25th, the Chair organised a Roundtable on Open Education & MOOCs with the title: Opening UP Higher Education: Open Content, Open Networked Learning, MOOCs, Open Business – What to Expect? What to[…]

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Jornada: MOOCs – Reptes i Oportunitats per a les Universitats (Síntesi)

Avui dia 26 de juny hem assistit a una jornada sobre MOOCs convocada per l’Associació Catalana d’Universitats Públiques (ACUP). El seminari ha portat per títol: MOOCs – Reptes i Oportunitats per a les Universitats L’objectiu[…]

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Winners of Contest “MOOC Production Fellowship” Announced

In an attempt to fuel technological innovation in European higher education, the reputable German foundation Stifterverband and Iversity company announced on March 11 the contest  “The MOOC Production Fellowship” worth €25,000 for each winner. (see our post of 13/03: http://unescochair.blogs.uoc.edu/blog/2013/03/13/contest-the-mooc-production-fellowship/ )[…]

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New Research Grants to Study Student Experiences & Systemic Impact of MOOCs

The MOOC Research Initiative, financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will award grants of $10,000 to $25,000 to researchers seeking to explore issues such as student experiences in MOOCs and the free courses’[…]

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A MOOC-like Open Online Master Program, Free or Accredited at low-cost

Online Master program in Computer Science (OMS CS) was announced yesterday by Georgia Tech at two levels. Courses in the program will be free through Udacity’s site, made up of video lectures and computer-graded assignments.[…]

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A MOOC Moratorium at American University

On January 9, 2013, the provost at American University (AU), Scott A. Bass, issued a Memorandum to the deans regarding AU policy on MOOCs. After the April debate, sparked by the faculty members of San[…]

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MOOCs for Teacher Professional Development Partnership

Most of recent news about developments of open online courses have been gloomy.   The black shadow of MOOCs started to crawl into technological innovation of any kind. Just to mention the title of an article[…]