Entries tagged: MOOCs

Learning Technologies

Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform

Teaching free courses in the arts as MOOCs had bee tried before via Coursera, but it did not work out well, so its authors frustrated by limitations of the Coursera platform,  just left  it –[…]

OpenEd & OER

The state of MOOCs in Europe analyzed

The report “Institutional MOOC Strategies in Europe” is part of the European Union-funded HOME project (Higher Education Online: MOOCs the European Way) led by EADTU. Released a few weeks ago, it presents data on the[…]

OpenEd & OER

N.Y. Public Library Plans Face-to-Face ‘Classes’ for MOOC Students

In a pilot program with Coursera, the New York Public Library plans to organize meet-ups at which people taking massive open online courses can gather and discuss the courses with help from “trained facilitators.” The[…]

Learning Technologies

Harvard, MIT Launch MOOC Student Visualization Tools

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two institutions behind the massive open online course provider edX, on Thursday released a set of tools that visualize the age, gender, location and level of[…]

OpenEd & OER

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[…]

OpenEd & OER

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[…]

OpenEd & OER

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[…]

OpenEd & OER

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[…]

OpenEd & OER

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[…]

OpenEd & OER

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/ )[…]