Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
From MOOC provider Coursera, comes this news - Any reactions?
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re taking the next big step toward that mission by working with many of the top higher education publishers. This collaboration will expand…
Posted on May 24, 2013 at 8:10pm
http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=60521 The British Columbia (B.C.) government said it will make available up to 20 free and open online textbooks for some of the most popular first- and second-year university and college courses... it has committed $1 million to fund the venture.
BCcampus, the provincial agency overseeing the project, is rolling it out in phases. It recently released a list of the…Continue
Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:54am — 1 Comment
The "Academia and the MOOC" course that I am facilitating on the Canvas Network started this week. It is a 4 week course but very open-ended and you can still register and easily work through the content since the discussion if the key element.
It is not a "massive" MOOC (there will be less than 1000 participants) and it isn't a "course" (in that it has no assignments or grades) but is it gathering people in academia around the topics of how MOOCs are impacting education and might do…Continue
Posted on April 17, 2013 at 5:01pm — 7 Comments
I will be teaching "MOOCs and Academia" for Canvas Network https://www.canvas.net/ in mid-April. It is less a "course" and more of a forum with some content provided as background and discussion organized by roles such as teacher, designer, tech support, college administrator etc. The purpose is to get people in different roles in education (including students) thinking about how MOOCs will impact their institutions in positive and negative ways. It…Continue
Posted on February 15, 2013 at 12:52pm — 5 Comments
Students Get Savvier About Textbook Buying, When They Buy at All
By Marc Parry
The Chronicle talked with students at Foothill CC and found that having more choices…
Posted on January 30, 2013 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment