Tag Archives: MOOCs

Can We Move Beyond the MOOC to Reclaim Open Learning?

Interesting critique of MOOCs and reflection on the potential of open learning and how to optimize it by Anya Kamenetz, Journalist at Fast Company and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (2010), which … Continue reading

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Cities, MOOCs, Global Networks

GlobalHigherEd: Surveying the Construction of Global Knowledge/Spaces for the Knowledge Economy (cross-posted since 2010 on Inside Higher Ed), May 21, 2013 Kris Olds discusses the tangle of global networks being formed via MOOCs, with their nodes based in city-regions such … Continue reading

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The Hyperconnected Life

According to Teens and Technology 2013, a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, millennials are likely to benefit and suffer from their hyperconnected lives. Interesting to note how the impact of hyperconnectivity is a double-edged sword, especially … Continue reading

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Visualizing the MOOC debate on Twitter & globalizing higher education and research

RT @GlobalHigherEd: Visualizing the #MOOC debate/juggernaut on Twitter (8-14 March 2013) #MOOCs http://t.co/kWyKUXWQ6o Since I have been blogging a lot about MOOCs and global higher education lately, and since this visualization is just too good to resist, I am not … Continue reading

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‘Online technology’s most profound effect on education may be to make human interaction more important than ever’ (Nature)

This sentence in the conclusion of ‘Online learning: Campus 2.0,’ really resonated with me. This feature on how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) transform higher education, and what kind of research this transformation stimulates, was published today in Nature. For … Continue reading

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‘When outstanding becomes so easily available, average is over’

This is the concluding sentence of Tom Friedman’s summary of a recent conference hosted by MIT and Harvard on ‘Online Learning and the Future of Residential Education,’ a k a ‘How can colleges charge $50,000 a year if my kid … Continue reading

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An Avalanche is Coming: Higher Education and the Revolution Ahead

This is the title of a report that was published today by the Institute for Public Policy Research, a British think tank. Sir Michael Barber, former adviser to Tony Blair, and now chief education adviser at Pearson, is its lead … Continue reading

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Honors Salon first meeting a success

Arete contribution submitted by Amber Thompson The inaugural meeting of the Honors Salon at WKU was a success.  This informal discussion was hosted and moderated by Wolfgang Brauner, an advisor at the Honors College at WKU. The scholars discussed the … Continue reading

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The Internationalization Agenda

This is a brief summary by Elizabeth Redden of the annual conference of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), that just concluded in New Orleans. Its theme was ‘Re-imagining Higher Education in a Global Context.’ The main point is … Continue reading

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How to match MOOCs with MBCs?

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are here to stay and will only grow for the foreseeable future. They have now entered ‘phase two,’ in which universities actually offer them very cheaply for credit (see tags for this post). This makes … Continue reading

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