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Making MOOCs on a Budget – Massive Open Online COMMUNITY (mooC)

We are now in week 5 of the third delivery of the 6-week course, Making MOOCs on a Budget. However, in a way, rather than coming to an end, we are approaching a new beginning! Phase 1 Up to now, … Continue reading

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Making MOOCs on a Budget: Discussion highlights

We are now in week 4 of the “Making MOOCs on a Budget” course. If you haven’t started yet, you are still welcome to come on board, as all the materials are available and discussion forums for all weeks are … Continue reading

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Third delivery of Making MOOCs on a Budget: Week 1 discussion highlights

The third delivery of ‘Making MOOCs on a Budget’ got off to a good start last week. Participants from all over the world came together to introduce themselves and get started on the 6-week course aimed at building the knowledge and … Continue reading

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Community Learning – Stephen Downes

Thanks to Stephen for his excellent presentation on Community Learning to kick off our “Extended Virtual Symposium”.  He has posted the slides and his own recording (via Youtube Live) on his website: http://www.downes.ca/presentation/403 – why not join the discussion on Linkedin … Continue reading

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Third Delivery of Making MOOCs on a Budget starts October 18th, 2016

The new and even more improved version of our MOOC “Making MOOCs on a Budget” launches on the 18th of October.  We have moved it to canvas.net, a free platform that anyone can use.  The course is also extended to … Continue reading

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moocs4all Extended Virtual Symposium

In conjunction with the third delivery of our MOOC “Making MOOCs on a Budget”, we will be hosting an Extended Virtual Symposium, which will consist of a series of six weekly webinars starting on Thursday the 13th of October.  The … Continue reading

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Retaining learners on MOOCs – Part 3: Content, assignments, and accreditation

In the last posts on the topic of retention, we spoke about the reality of having too little time to spend on the course, and the importance of feeling part of a learning community. In this post, we look at … Continue reading

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Retaining learners on MOOCs – Part 2: Community

Online learning through MOOCs is great! It’s flexible, convenient, you can access good quality material – often for free, sometimes get a certificate to demonstrate your learning – so why do people drop out so easily? In the last post on … Continue reading

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Retaining learners on MOOCS – Part 1: Making time for MOOCs

Discussions on the MOOC platform and some questionnaires sent to a number of course participants, have provided lots to think about on the the issue of retaining learners on MOOCs. Looking at the contributions so far, it would seem that people have flagged a … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned about low-cost production from teaching about low-cost production.

Constantly developing learning technologies mean that there is always something to learn about.  Not just about the new technologies, but also about new production and pedagogical techniques that are made possible by these new technologies.  In the “Making MOOCs on … Continue reading

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