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Resuscitating curiosity and hoping beyond hope. In a very, very academic way.

I stumbled upon this blog post on Inside Higher Ed by Janine Utell: “Curiosity and the Ideal (Academic) Workplace.” Though I agree with her viewpoints, she is clearly more idealistic than I am. 733 more words

Course Development and MOOCs (Part 3)

By Ellen Brandenberger

In my first post I examined the role of course developers and the skills they bring to the creation of MOOCs. In a second, I wrote about the contrast between instructional designers, course developers, and faculty members, isolating inherent differences and their ramifications for teaching and learning. 291 more words

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Universities experiment with competency programs

Inside Higher Ed reported today that several universities plan to experiment with creating competency-based programs, which often attract adult students because they are designed to allow students to move through the program quickly as they demonstrate what they already know and then spend time mastering the skills they still need. 55 more words

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The Evolution of a Role: Taking the online, offline

By Ellen Brandenberger

In my first post I looked at the evolution of a new role in light of MOOCs, the course developer. In the second, I will explore the contrasts between instructional design and course development, and the ramifications of these contrasts for teaching and learning in higher education. 232 more words

MOOCs In The News

Have MOOCs Helped or Hurt?

By Randy Best

As the hype around MOOCs has subsided, a frequently asked question in university circles today is: Who have massive open online courses helped or hurt? 222 more words

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The Most Important Higher Ed Story of 2015

Inside Higher Ed has called last month’s New York Times article highlighting the experimental approaches being taken to improve student success in introductory STEM courses at UC Davis ‘The Most Important Higher Ed Story of 2015.’
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Course Development and MOOCs (Part 1): The Emergence of a Role

By Ellen Brandenberger

As MOOCs, or Massive Online Open Courseware, emerged over the last several years, the shaping of the industry has been widely influenced by a few large actors, such as edX, Coursera and Udacity, as well as the institutions whose content they distribute and repurpose–Harvard, MIT, and Rice among many. 322 more words

MOOCs In The News