(Massive Open Online Courses)

     Wow, Phil Hill's Keynote at University of Delaware (May 2013)!  What can MOOCs teach us about online learning?
A PDF of ALL the slides in the Keynote is available here:

They include slides that compare

College Enrollment with U.S. Number of Jobs

Rise of Online Learning

Venture Capital in Online Learning

Inside Higher Ed Survey

How inventions can occur in an isolated population, then explode into the general population (from Evolutionary Theory)

History of universities if compressed to 15 weeks.
(My favorite (~Meg))

Classes taught the same as 1383!!!!!!!!!

     Ground Rules for the MOOC Monster -
     "So a giant, hairy, orange monster has shown up at the door to your classroom." ~ Jonathan Rees  (And so begins a great rant about MOOCs!  The cartoon included is worth the time!  ~Meg)

     The MOOC Model:  Challenging Traditional Education -
     "Colleges have a problem here: the way in which the core services of education are rendered is changing, but the underlying business model is not. This widening disconnect threatens not only the financial viability of traditional campuses following the 'Law of More,' but, more fundamentally, their rationale."

    To MOOC or Not to MOOC -
     "Undergraduate education is undoubtedly central to what a university is, but it is generally a low-margin activity, when it isn’t being explicitly subsidized by endowments and other sources of income, and often makes up a relatively modest proportion of turnover compared with postgraduate education, research, and other sources of income."  

    125 Posts About MOOCs -

    MOOC Completion Rates -

    Calling Off MOOC -

    Twenty Things Wrong with MOOCs -

     Teaching / Learning Design tools for teachers -

[From their website] Professor Diana Laurillard currently holds the Chair of Learning with Digital Technologies in the Faculty of Culture and Pedagogy. For more on learning design tools please see use the link above for downloading the Learning Designer.
     Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach Duke University's First MOOC -
     In Fall 2012, after only three months for planning and development, Duke University and Dr. Roger Barr successfully delivered a challenging open online course via Coursera to thousands of students around the world. ~Ref. Phil Hill

    The Most Comprehensive Description of the MOOC Experience -

    "One of the benefits of participating in an interactive event is that the learning goes both ways." ~Phil Hill

     How MOOCs Fail -
    "There are places in every student’s learning path where she can learn things with help that she can’t learn without help. These places are individual to the student at that particular moment in the student’s intellectual growth. Therefore, one highly critical element of good teaching is being able to provide highly individualized attention to the student at critical moments."  

      Napster, Udacity, and the Academy -

    "Higher education is now being disrupted; our MP3 is the massive open online course (or MOOC), and our Napster is Udacity, the education startup."~Clay Shirky
     Questioning Clay Shirky -

     "Clay Shirky must argue that the Internet is having a positive effect – it’s the only reason he’s publicly essential." 
For-profit education has amassed a terrible track record of failure. If you are getting a degree at a for-profit institution, you probably are paying too much for too little. But would it be any less mediocre if it were free?~Aaron Bady, Inside Higher Ed
     How do you fix a problem like education? -
     [From their website] Frustration with the education is broken is rhetoric. To be clear this doesn't mean everything is rosy and we carry on as we are, but it's too simplistic and doesn't really get us anywhere. This post tries to explain why.
     How Free Online Courses Are Changing the Traditional Liberal Arts Education -