Monthly Archives: October 2013

As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry (NYT)

By TAMAR LEWIN Published: October 30, 2013 STANFORD, Calif. — On Stanford University’s sprawling campus, where a long palm-lined drive leads to manicured quads, humanities professors produce highly regarded scholarship on Renaissance French literature and the philosophy of language. They … Continue reading

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EXPLORING THE ACRONYM JUNGLE OF MOOCS, SMOCS AND BEYOND (UT Austin)

When Professors John Hoberman and Daniel Bonevac sat down with a small development team in January to create two new online courses, the possibilities of “what if” and “could we” electrified the room. The goal: to deliver 72 hours of … Continue reading

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MOOCs in the Classroom?

Rebecca Griffiths explores an intriguing and potentially high impact application of online learning: MOOCs in the Classroom? What happens when faculty are encouraged to adapt MOOCs intended for large global audiences for use in traditional classroom settings and curriculum? Can this … Continue reading

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Students Issue Report Card on MOOCs (SAPVoice)

Susan Galer, SAP Debates on the pros and cons of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) often overlook how these online sessions fundamentally change the dynamic of learning. I’ve been writing about the emergence of MOOCs in businesses like SAPas a flexible, fast option … Continue reading

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Helping Professors Use Technology Is Top Concern in Computing Survey (Chronicle)

By Hannah Winston As professors step out from behind lecterns to stand beside laptops or in front of cameras—or both—the top concern for campus information-technology departments across the country is how they can help faculty members move smoothly into the … Continue reading

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OPEN PRESENTATIONS ON MOOCS AND MOOC RESEARCH INITIATIVE (Alt MOOC Sig)

(From the Alt MOOC Sig website:) As part of George Siemens’ MOOC Research Initiative, two open events this coming week: Oct 22, 11 am Mountain Time (see conversions): An Overview of the MOOC Research Initiative: The project, literature, and landscape. … Continue reading

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