Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

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News Corp.’s Amplify Is Latest With A MOOC For The High School Crowd

Ki Mae Heussner | GigaOM | June 28, 2013

News Corp.’s education division Amplify is the latest to roll out a massive open online course (MOOC) for high school students. Read More »

On Open Access, #AltAc And The Future Of The Academic Press: A Conversation With Duke University Press, Part Three

Adeline Koh | The Chronicle of Higher Education | April 25, 2013

This is part 3 (the final part) of the ninth interview in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. Read More »

Open Access Biblical Studies Courses

Mark Giszczak | Catholic Bible Student | February 5, 2014

A couple years ago, Sebastian Thrun, a robotics professor at Stanford started the first MOOC (massively open online course). Since that time, open access education has spread broad and wide, with major universities publishing whole courses to the internet for free. [...] In this setting, I have found a few open access biblical studies courses worth looking at. Read More »

Open Access Repositories, Copyright, And Fair Use At ACRL

Carol Minton Morris | DuraSpace | April 16, 2013

Open access repositories using DSpace or Fedora open source software are growing in numbers of installations worldwide (1,500+), as well as in the volume and diversity of resources that they help to make available... Read More »

Open Access To Public MOOCs

Gary Jason | American Thinker | June 8, 2013

A couple of recent articles on the use of MOOCs (massive open online courses) in California colleges and universities raise an interesting ethical question -- one that hasn't attracted much attention, but certainly merits it.  The issue I have in mind concerns the ownership and control of access to MOOCs produced at publicly funded universities. Read More »

Open Access: A Response To Sean Guillory

Joshua Sanborn | Russian History Blog | January 15, 2013

My most recent blog post (on MOOCs) dealt with digital teaching. Less than a week after it appeared, Sean Guillory wrote an important piece on Sean’s Russia Blog regarding digital scholarship, to wit, the importance of open access for Russian historians. [...] Read More »

Open Online Courses – An Avalanche That Might Just Get Stopped

James Vernon | The Guardian | April 29, 2013

Could massive online open courses – moocs – lead to back-door privatisation in higher education? The UK should watch what is happening in California very closely, says James Vernon Read More »

Open Source Education Software Unveiled By Google

Adario Strange | ITProPortal | September 13, 2012

Online education startups such as the Khan Academy, along with new efforts by MIT, Stanford, and Harvard have helped spur interest in and add legitimacy to the notion of remote learning. Now Google is lending its brainpower to the rapidly growing area by releasing a tool called Course Builder, open source software designed to let anyone create online education courses. Read More »

Open Up To Open Standards

V. Sridhar | The Hindu Business Line | April 11, 2013

As we foray in to 2013 and beyond, we see the emergence of everything open (open source, open standards, open courses, open data, open innovation and open spectrum)...While the verdict is yet to be out, there is already a widespread acceptance from the industry on the following openness. Read More »

Open World Forum Extend Call For Papers

Staff Writer | Meshed Insights & Knowledge | July 2, 2013

Open World Forum has been bringing together European decision makers to explore the impact and potential future impact of free and open source software since 2008. This year it’s grown again, is moving to a larger venue and will be taking place on October the 3rd, 4th and 5th in Paris, France. Read More »

OpenChem, Open Curriculum, And The Value Of Openness

Cable Green | Creative Commons | June 27, 2013

I recently spoke with Larry Cooperman, director of OpenCourseWare at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Larry also serves on the boards of the OpenCourseWare Consortium and the African Virtual University. I asked Larry about UC Irvine’s new OpenChem project. Read More »

Penn Research Study on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

A new study, published last week by University of Pennsylvania researchers in the journal Nature, shows that students who have taken Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on Coursera are highly educated and career-oriented. In addition to being well-educated, the students who enrolled also tend to be young, male and employed. About 44% of all students surveyed said they had made the decision to sign up in order to gain specific skills to do their job better. Read More »

Penn State Associate Professor Of English Stuart Selber On MOOCs

Usman Zafar Paracha | Technorati | June 22, 2013

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses with open access through world wide web. Students taking part in such courses participate in online classes and discussions, make notes, and give test and assignments. Read More »

Rise Of The Corporate MOOC

Michael Fitzgerald | InformationWeek | November 27, 2013

For corporations, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, matter because they might become a major source of technical talent and training. No matter if 140,000 out of 150,000 students in an online programming class drop out -- there are still 10,000 people being trained, a substantial potential resource in a world desperate for technical talent. Read More »

Stanford Online Course On Statistics And Medicine Teaches Students Worldwide How To Interpret Data

Lia Steakley | Stanford Medicine | July 23, 2013

This summer, nearly 16,000 students are learning how to interpret data and analyze provocative medical questions through Stanford’s free online course “Statistics in Medicine.” Read More »