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How to Create and Sell Your Online Course

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It’s no secret that the Internet has made it easier than ever for people to share ideas and learn new information. Perhaps this is best manifested in the rise of massive open online courses (otherwise known as MOOCs) across the globe. These days, there’s a […]

MOOC in the trends to watch out for in 2015 in international education

“MOOCs may have not lived up to the “disruptive” hype of 2012 but they are proving to be useful tasters for university level courses, expanding brand awareness and showing overall potential of online classrooms. But another platform that hasn’t had the dazzle or catchy nomenclature is truly making waves in education delivery and is only […]

“If developing countries allow themselves to be locked in to a certain MOOC platform, they may have to adhere to the foreign values put forth by the platform owners.”

Introducing MOOCs to Africa: New Economy Skills for Africa Program – ICT by Sandi Boga (Author), Rory McGreal (Author) Contributors: Athabasca University, Canada Publishers: COL (January […]

How companies can capitalize MOOCs trend

Some interesting tips from Megatrends in MOOCS: #5 Lifelong Learning about how companies can take advantage of the lifelong learning trend mainly by supporting and recognizing their employees’ learning initiatives. In a recent article for Entrepreneur, Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard identified several tactics businesses can use to create a culture of learning. Here […]

MOOCs and Libraries, a possible combination?

An interesting reflection in the article “Next Steps for MOOCs and Libraries” By Ian Chant, describing how libraries can support and encourage the construction and use of MOOCs.

According to Stephen Downes, libraries were characterized, even in the digital age, as a closed environment, limited to users of the nearby environment (students, teachers, researchers, readers, […]

Five myths about Moocs

On Five myths about Moocs, Diana Laurillard explains why a model based on unsupervised learning is not the answer and the MOOCs five myths:

the idea that ‘content is free’ in education that students can support each other that Moocs solve the problem of expensive undergraduate education that MOOCs address educational scarcity in emerging economies […]

6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever

As part of a discussion on the future of higher education in New York University (NYU), a group of academics and entrepreneurs were given the mission to predict the future of traditional universities.

6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever

All agreed that: “We are experiencing a time of radical restructuring of […]

Reports from The Open University

Reports from The Open University

The Open University has produced a serie of reports: Innovating Pedagogy 2013, in the perspective of Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide educators and policy makers in productive innovation.

The 2013 report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but […]

w19-Web-Enhanced, Hybrid and Open Classes

The educational use of Internet pursues pedagogically relevant answers to enable the building (and improve) a sociocultural learning environment.

These teaching environments: face-to-face, hybrid or fully online need to answer the fundamental question: whom do I want to learn?

The educational use of Internet is not just about the integration of tools and web resources […]

Gates, MOOCs and Remediation

Could high-quality MOOCs benefit a broader range of learners, like those who get tripped up by remedial classes?

That is the question that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation want to respond. Needless to say, the initiative has provoked much controversy.

Hunter R. Boylan, director of the National Center for Developmental Education, believes that this […]