MOOCs: What we have learned, emerging themes and what next

Mooc conference crowd

Senate House, University of London.  Tuesday 28 January 2014. This one-day event took a critical look at how online and open access learning has evolved during the past year, with particular consideration of the development of MOOCs in both the US, India and Europe. This ‘report card’ examined the ways MOOCs are being integrated into … Continue reading

Massive open online courses and online distance learning: review

Tablet

The maturing of the MOOC: literature review of massive open online courses and other forms of online distance learning A report on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is now available to download: http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/massive-open-online-courses-and-online-distance-learning-review Authored by Stephen Haggard, independent e-learning consultant, the Centre for Distance Education (CDE)  and … Continue reading

CDE seminar: The Role of Open Access and OERs within Distance Education

Open Access

CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION SEMINAR >> The Role of Open Access and OERs within Distance Education …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. This first CDE lunchtime seminar of the academic year explored the role of Open Access (Licensing and Publishing) and Open Educational Resources (OERs) within Distance Education, focusing on the context of the University of London International Programmes.   … Continue reading

Evolution or revolution? MOOCs, open access and online learning

Taken from researchnetwork.pearson.com

The acceleration of MOOCs from just another piece of educational technology to a year-defining concept was as quick in 2012 as the related end-of-year reviews and trend reports were prolific[1].  The first few months of 2013 has seen further attempts to make sense of the practical implications of this phenomenon for HE institutions, and also … Continue reading