Category Archives: MOOC’s Global Ed Conference

On MOOCs By Sir John Daniel

Source:  Sir John Daniel

December 18, 2012

Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth,Paradox and Possibility

Sir John Daniel Fellow – Korea National Open University Education Master – DeTao Masters Academy, China

During my time as a Fellow at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in September 2012 media and web coverage of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) was intense. Since one of the requirements of the fellowship was a research paper, exploring the phenomenon of MOOCs seemed an appropriate topic. This essay had to be submitted to KNOU on 25 September 2012 but the MOOCs story is still evolving rapidly. Read the rest of this entry

Jump Off the Coursera Bandwagon

Jump Off the Coursera Bandwagon

By Doug Guthrie

Like lemmings, too many American colleges are mindlessly rushing out to find a way to deliver online education, and more and more often they are choosing Coursera. The company, founded this year by two Stanford University computer scientists, has already enrolled more than two million students, has engaged 33 academic institutions as partners, and is offering more than 200 free massive open online courses, or MOOC’s.

A college’s decision to jump on the Coursera bandwagon is aided—and eased—by knowing that academic heavyweights like Harvard, Stanford, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are already on board. As one college president described it to The New York Times, “You’re known by your partners, and this is the College of Cardinals.” Read the rest of this entry

Building The Campus on an I.O.U.

Source, New York Times, December 13, 2012


By, Andrew Martin, New York Times, December 13, 2012

Some call it the Edifice Complex. Others have named it the Law of More, or the Taj Mahal syndrome. A decade-long spending binge to build academic buildings, dormitories and recreational facilities — some of them inordinately lavish to attract students — has left colleges and universities saddled with large amounts of debt. Oftentimes, students are stuck picking up the bill. Read the rest of this entry

What’s the Matter With MOOCs?

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

July 6, 2012, 1:50 pm

By Siva Vaidhyanathan

One of the most interesting and maddening issues to emerge from the debacle at the University of Virginia over the past month has been the obsession that people far removed from the actual work of teaching college and university students have for MOOCs. Read the rest of this entry

A MOOC Is Not A Thing

A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education

November 19, 2012 | Filed in: Open Education

by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel

On December 14, 2012, Sebastian Thrun, Cathy Davidson, Jesse Stommel, Sean Michael Morris, Petra Dierkes-Thrun, and a small group of educational thought leaders will gather in Palo Alto to discuss the future of MOOCs in online education. The approach of this one-day intensive summit brings Sean and Jesse back to the subject of MOOCs, and the imminent return of MOOC MOOC. Read the rest of this entry

ACE to Evaluate Credit Equivalency for Coursera’s Online Courses

American Council on Education to Evaluate Credit Equivalency for Coursera’s Online Courses

ACE Assessment to Expand Coursera’s Benefits to Students

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – Nov 13, 2012) – Coursera today announced that it is working with the American Council on Education (ACE) to initiate a credit-equivalence evaluation of a subset of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by the world-leading universities and hosted on Coursera’s platform. Read the rest of this entry

Global Conference Hibbs Prepared Remarks

Re Hibbs/Vance Stevens Presentation at the Global Education Conference, MOOC’s – The New Frontier of OnLine Learning

Hibbs Prepared Remarks, 15 November 2012

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you may be.

I’m John Hibbs, speaking to you from Eugene, Oregon, the home of the University of Oregon – and, I might add. a plug for our Ducks who are now the Number One collegiate football team in the country. Read the rest of this entry

Crown Jewels, 21st Century Diploma Mills, MOOCs on the Moon

Crown Jewels, 21st Century Diploma Mills,

And a MOOC on the Moon in this Decade

Willy Sutton is supposed to have been asked, “Why do you rob banks?” His answer was simple and direct. “Because that’s where the money is.” Back then it didn’t take more than some bad-ass cowboys, fast horses and the raw guts to yell “Stick ‘Em Up” to get away with the dough.

These days the really smart operators don’t need guns to steal trainloads of cash in amounts Willy Sutton could never ever have imagined. Read the rest of this entry

MOOCs For Credit – Coursera & Antioch

As reported here

(Highlighted portions by Hibbs)

Coursera, the largest provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), has entered into a contract to license several of the courses it has built with its university partners to Antioch University, which would offer versions of the MOOCs for credit as part of a bachelor’s degree program. Read the rest of this entry

MOOCs Global Education Conference Presentation

Vance Stevens and John Hibbs will be participating in the Global Education Conference being held on-line November 12-17, 2012 Read the rest of this entry