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MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent

By Justin Reich

The signature critique of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is that they have low certification rates. From the first mega-courses offered at Stanford and MIT, commentators have observed that a relatively low percentages of students who ever register for a course go on to earn a certificate. 414 more words

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MOOC Evolution and One Poetry MOOC’s Hybrid Approach

By David Poplar

Like a conspicuous cell tower erected in a residential suburb, massive open online classes (MOOCs) — and discussions about them — have become a part of our educational landscape. 524 more words

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Beyond the MOOC Model: Changing Educational Paradigms

By James G. Mazoue

If 2013 was the Year of the MOOC Backlash, is 2014 the Year of Capitulation? Those cheering for MOOCs to disappear from the higher education landscape certainly hope so. 431 more words

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ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2014

  • Technology is embedded into students’ lives, and students are generally inclined to use and to have favorable attitudes toward technology. However, technology has only a moderate influence on students’ active involvement in particular courses or as a connector with other students and faculty. 
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Catching Up

Over the past month I’ve been out the office and for a significant amount of that time off campus attending a few varied activities. There has been quite a gap in postings to this blog, mainly due to the focus over the past months being the Divisional restructure, with much of the communications occurring through our Divisional Restructure Interact 2 site. 823 more words