Monthly Archives: August 2012

Mechanical MOOCs

In earlier posts we have shared information on MOOCs. In a recent New York Times article, “Free Online Course Will Rely on Multiple Sites,” Tamar Lewin reports that new courses are being constructed that will not need an instructor. The instructor will … Continue reading

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Data: Online Education by University & Degree Completion

Online education opportunities are increasing for students seeking education and training in numerous fields, topics, and skills. This recent USA Today article, “Online education degrees skyrocket” provides an interesting sortable chart looking at  universities/colleges and the number of online degrees conferred in 2001 and 2011. … Continue reading

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Competency-based Learning – Learn on Demand

Kentucky’s community colleges are beginning to offer a competency-based curriculum for their students that allow students to complete the study material, assess their learning, and receive credit for their knowledge. The Kentucky program is called “Learn on Demand.” According to Paul  Fain of Inside … Continue reading

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A Perspective: MOOCs

Dr. Bernard Luskin shares his observations of how MOOCs have and are evolving and how students, faculty, and insitutions may find opportunity in the global reach of MOOCs. As Dr. Luskin comments in his article for Psychology Today, “Casting the NET Over … Continue reading

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Prior Learning for College Credit

In an earlier blog post, “Getting College Credit from MOOC’s” I linked an article, “Making It Count,” to the blog sharing how MOOCs are increasing the availability of free courses for students that could eventually lead to college credit. Currently I refer … Continue reading

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Certifying MOOC Learning

Today’s issue of Inside Higher Ed has an interesting article titled, The Online Pecking Order – ‘Conventional’ online universities consider strategic response to MOOCs. The article addresses the topic of certifying MOOC learning to earn competency credits. The article also provides a framework about how … Continue reading

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Free Online Courses for Credit

NPR‘s All Things Considered recently had a discussion on the topic of the availability of free online courses from institutions of higher education and how credits for course work towards a degree could be earned by students. This is the link to their 7:50 … Continue reading

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