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MOOC History

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by Alyssa Martin on 7 October 2012

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2008-2012 THE HISTORY OF MOOCS WHAT IS A MOOC? KEY POINTS MOOCs:
Function through networks & collaboration
Knowledge is created by the MOOC
Composed of facilitators and participants (not teachers & students)
No cost
Work is open & your own
No right or wrong
Video from 2010 The Hype? Research Question Identify the factors giving rise to MOOCs' development and highlight outcomes associated with their emergence on the pedagogical scene, an effort intended to shed light on MOOCs’ possibilities and perhaps uncover plausible reasons why elite institutions have taken a central role in MOOCs’ continued development. ASSIVE PEN NLINE OURSE https://www.coursera.org/
https://www.edx.org/
http://www.udacity.com/ three New MOOC experts questionable Little peer- reviewed research two one Research Plan & Challenges Challenges Essays/blogs from course instructors Greater reliance on primary sources Course websites Press Conferences Newspaper articles Interviews from instructors Press Releases (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr Chronology MOOC outcomes &
purposes:
A few peer-reviewed studies
Conference papers
Unpublished papers
Student blogs
Instructor essays/blogs TIMELINE & OTHER FINDINGS 1998 2011 2004 2002 First open
content license 50 courses offered
using OpenCourseWare Sal Khan begins creating Youtube videos to tutor his niece & relatives 2008 Siemens & Downes offer CCK08, the first MOOC 2012 cMOOC xMOOC August: Thrun offers Stanford course to 160,000 May: Edx launched
April: Coursera launched
January: Udacity launched December: MITx annouced - Creates lasting networks
- Attracts masses worldwide
- High drop out rates
-Breaks down traditional intellectual property barriers
- Students: all ages and education levels
- Creation of new digital artifacts=rare
-Twitter=communication medium of choice in cMOOCs
-Barriers for some learners & attempts to created more traditional learning environments 2010: Udemy launched MobiMOOC
April-May 2011
563 participants MOOC artifacts The recent rush by leading universities in North America and Europe to create collaborative networks offering free online courses through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) marks a pivotal development for the higher education sector. MOOCs signal a fundamental shift in strategy by the industry's leaders to use their powerful brand reputations to get ahead of rapid technological changes that could destabilize their residential business models over the long-run. We expect positive credit effects to develop for the higher education sector overall as elite universities offer more classes for an unlimited number of students across the globe through-low cost open courseware platforms. However, there will eventually be negative effects on for-profit education companies and some smaller not-for-profit colleges that may be left out of emerging high reputation online networks. There are at least six major credit effects likely to emerge from the MOOC and online course movement: 1. New revenue opportunities... Moody's report
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