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How to Improve Engagement and Impact of Video-Based Learning

Whenever a new communication medium arrives, people first tend to use it just like how they used existing media. For instance, many early television shows were simply radio broadcasts filmed on video, early digital textbooks were simply scanned versions of paper books, and the first online educational videos were videotaped in-person lectures. As time progresses,… Read More ›

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Crowd-Sourced Learning in MOOCs

Do you know what it takes to learn effectively in a crowded but possibly lonely MOOC space? Are the required skills to learn in MOOC learnable? Findings from detailed studies of two MOOCs from the University of Melbourne: The Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S) MOOC, which registered over 18,000 participants, mostly experienced practising teachers; and Introduction to Macro-Economics… Read More ›

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Making Sense of Video-Based Learning Analytics

Making Sense of Video Analytics: Lessons Learned from Clickstream Interactions, Attitudes, and Learning Outcome in a Video-Assisted Course (Feb., 2015) Michail N. Giannakos, Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, and Nikos Chrisochoides Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Ionian University, Greece, Old Dominion University, USA Traditional lectures may no longer primarily serve the purpose of disseminating information, which… Read More ›

Open Collaboration of OfficeMix and edX

OfficeMix has been offered to educators for quite a while, but we’ll like to say that this strategy makes it different. Open source brings open collaboration, edX offers open source codes and open data, to leverage that openness is a brilliant business strategy. A new partnership between Microsoft and edX, the non-profit online initiative created by founding partners… Read More ›

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Innovating Pedagogy – Massive Open Social Learning

Innovating Pedagogy 2014  This is the third in a series of annual reports on innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. The Innovating Pedagogy reports from Open University(UK) are intended for teachers, policy makers, academics and anyone interested in how education may change over the next ten years. Massive open social learning Free online courses based on social learning Potential impact: high… Read More ›

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A Data Analysis of the #MOOC Research Initiative

From The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) Where is Research on Massive Open Online Courses Headed? A data analysis of the MOOC Research Initiative By Dragan Gašević, Vitomir Kovanović, Srećko Joksimović, George Siemens Abstract This paper reports on the results of an analysis of the research proposals submitted to the MOOC… Read More ›

Ten Useful Reports on #MOOCs and Online Education

Supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning, and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals. ICDE was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council… Read More ›


Seamless Learning Design and MOOC (#mlearning)

There is a vast area of research to be explored related to seamless learning in MOOC. A paper authored by Inge de Waard et al. reviews researches in the related field, because they believe seamless learning can perfectly complement what ‘s lack in MOOC setting. Exploring Future Seamless Learning Research Strands for Massive Open Online courses Inge de Waard, The Open University, United… Read More ›

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The Learning Story of YOU (#mlearning)

Ever since the beginning of the Internet age, all things and processes can be digitized and hence exchanged through the Internet are only getting more decentralized and democratized. This trend includes learner-centered learning, and that a learner can involve in plotting his/her own learning story, personalized his/her own learning journey. Can you tell the significance of… Read More ›

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Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions

White paper title: Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions (licensed under CC BY) Authors: Li Yuan, Stephen Powell and Bill Olivier The key opportunity for institutions is to take the concepts developed by the MOOC experiment to date and use them to improve the quality of their face-to-face and online provision, and to open… Read More ›

Social Learning Analytics applied in a MOOC-environment

Social Learning Analytics applied in a MOOC-environment

Published on Open Education Europa, a paper presents an example of a Social Learning Analytics Tool to visualize real-time discussion activities in a MOOC environment. Practitioners and researchers can read how to implement and use such a SLA tool as a plugin in practice. We will learn how a collaboration between a teacher (Susan Voogd), a SLA… Read More ›


20 Mobile Strategies to Increase Learner Interaction in a #MOOC (#mlearning)

As mobile learning and massive open online courses (MOOCs) become the latest global reality. What are the similar characteristics of both? How can they bring an impact to each other? Inge Ignatia De Ward has done an interesting research on the impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a MOOC. She has ever organized MobiMOOC course –… Read More ›

U.S. Department of State and Coursera Partner to Offer Enhanced Learning Opportunities

By Newsroom America Feeds at 31 Oct 10:51 Media Note, Office of the SpokespersonWashington, DCOctober 31, 2013 Today, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces a partnership with online education provider Coursera to expand learning opportunities worldwide through massive open online courses (MOOCs), incorporating discussions facilitated by alumni of U.S. government exchange programs, such… Read More ›

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12 Kinds of Online Tools to Build Your #MOOC

You Can MOOC Yourself! Inge Ignatia de Waard published an eBook MOOC YourSelf – Set up your own MOOC for Business, Non-Profits, and Informal Communities. It’s a manual for you to build your MOOC. She also made a short list of social media tools that are useful for MOOC, why you could use it in a course and… Read More ›

Special Issue on Massive Open Online Courses Published (#MOOC)

Vol. 9, No. 2 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) has been published and is available online. In this issue you will find 12 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, nine of which comprise the much-awaited Special Issue on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), guest edited by Dr. George Siemens (Athabasca University), Dr. Valerie Irvine… Read More ›