Archive for the ‘MOOCs’ Category

Penn State to offer MOOCs on FutureLearn online learning platform

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State will begin offering massive open online courses through FutureLearn, the United Kingdom’s leading MOOC platform, as part of the organization’s launch in the United States. The Pennsylvania State University

The British MOOC Invasion

FutureLearn, the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., expands to the U.S. Inside Higher Ed

Coursera enrols governments in online learning

Coursera, the online education platform, is targeting veterans in the US, youth in Pakistan and would-be financiers in Kazakhstan with the launch of a service where governments pay on behalf of users. Financial Times

Adaptive learning featured in HarvardX course

Prototype explores technological feasibility, implications, and design of such systems for massive open online courses Harvard Gazette

Exploring the Factors Associated with MOOC Engagement, Retention and the Wider Benefits for Learners

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have and continue to change the way in which non-traditional learners’ access education. Although the free element of these has been linked to low completion rates due to no invested interest, the MOOC platform enables innovative technologies and practices to be trialled. Therefore, rather than attributing varied intentions of learners […]

DOWNLOAD REPORT: HarvardX and MITx: Four Years of Open Online Courses — Fall 2012-Summer 2016

HarvardX and MITx: Four Years of Open Online Courses — Fall 2012-Summer 2016 In 2014 and 2015, a joint research team from Harvard University and MIT released summary reports1 describing the first two years of Harvard and MIT open online courses launched on the nonprofit learning platform, edX. These reports set expectations for the demographics […]

Teaching Project Management on-line: lessons learned from MOOCs

Creating a course for teaching project management online in a full online distance-learning environment was a challenge. Working with adult learners from different continents that want to complete a Master degree was an additional challenge. This paper describes how different MOOCs were used to learn about teaching -(meta) e-learning. MOOCs provide diverse opportunities for teachers […]

Students’ Perceptions on MOOCs: An Exploratory Study

MOOCs are open, online courses that use information technologies to enhance the learning experience and attract various people from the entire world. The current study uses the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), as well as personal characteristics such as learning strategies, cognitive appraisal, and Kuhlthau’s (1991) model of information seeking as theoretical bases for defining factors […]

Oxford University to launch first online ‘Mooc’ course

Oxford University has announced its first “massive open online course” – or so-called Mooc – in a partnership with a US online university network. BBC

A Far Cry from School History: Massive Online Open Courses as a Generative Source for Historical Research

Current research into Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) has neglected the potential of using learner comments for discipline-specific analysis. This article explores how MOOCs, within the historical discipline, can be used to generate, investigate, and document personal narratives, and argues that they serve as a rich platform for historical resource generation. Through these narratives, this […]