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10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

An online Coursera course, Modern American Poetry , aka ModPo, is one of the 50 most popular MOOCs of all time. Typically, a MOOC features a course syllabus, in this case, a ten-week lesson plan with assigned reading (poems), instructor-created video content, discussion forum, peer-reviewed writing assignments, and quizzes.

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Time for a MOOC-like makeover

Aaron Wolowiec

But either way, MOOCs probably aren’t going anywhere, so it’s wise to take some tips from their success. So what’s a MOOC? A MOOC is a social, networked learning experience that blends a subject matter expert (instructor), technology and convenience. There are MOOC-like things associations can do to entice learners.

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The State of the MOOC: What Associations Should Know

Associations Now

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been around long enough that some strong takeaways are starting to show themselves. Read on to see what Harvard and MIT have learned about MOOCs—and what your association should keep in mind. Is Now the Time For Your MOOC? Learning About Business Models.

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Wednesday Buzz: Use MOOCs to Build Community

Associations Now

Does your association provide massive open online courses (MOOCs) or virtual continuing education courses to members? The post Wednesday Buzz: Use MOOCs to Build Community appeared first on Associations Now. Encourage your members to hang out with other members when they dive into your online courses.

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MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course

Associations Now

The Brewers Association, in an effort to make room for a few craft brews in the culinary arena, has launched a five-day CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course, a massive open online course (MOOC) that offers lessons on how to best taste, pour, and serve beer, as well as how to integrate it with different edibles.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Forj

MOOCs: We will go against the grain a bit here and argue that MOOCs AREN’T DEAD. All the MOOCs out there. And all the quasi-MOOCs in higher education and CE: the cheap online master’s degrees that seemingly every big-name university is now offering. Plateau of Productivity. Our evidence? Conclusion.

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Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Try MOOCs or coding camps. However, there’s a huge divide in the readiness of such skills. Mix and match educational opportunities. Maybe a formal degree will give you the competencies you desire, maybe not. Try it all.

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