24 octobre 2017

“The fun they had” or about the quality of MOOC

“The fun they had” or about the quality of MOOC
Patrizia Ghislandi, Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, 2016/08/31
I remember the Isaac Asimov story referenced in this article (16 page PDF). I credit my extensive reading of science fiction with a lot of the foresight I've been able to bring to our field, including with respect to MOOCs. More...

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19 février 2017

Four Megatrends in International Higher Education: Massification

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. A few months ago I was asked to give a presentation about my thoughts on the “big trends” affecting international education. I thought it might be worth setting some of these thoughts to paper (so to speak), and so, every Friday for the next few weeks I’ll be looking one major trend in internationalization, and exploring its impact on Canadian PSE. More...

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29 juin 2016

Massification does not necessarily bring equity

By Nicola Jenvey. The mass expansion of higher education has played a significant role in broadening the access to learning from previously only serving the elite, causing some commentators to moot it among the most important social transformations in the second half of the 20th century. Read more...

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30 mai 2016

How to fund mass higher education

By David Palfreyman. This is admittedly an unashamedly Anglo-Saxon neoliberal perspective on the delivery of higher education globally – and is largely based on Reshaping the University: The rise of the regulated market in higher education, a 2014 book I wrote with Ted Tapper. Some may feel able to ignore all this unpleasant stuff, simply assuming it could never happen in their civilised country. Read more...

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15 mai 2016

Massification Causes Stratification

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Once upon a time, higher education was small.  Really small.  Only a very few people could enter it, and the value of a degree was enormous.  Not just in terms of skills/knowledge acquired, or the credential, but also social status.  If you’re a fan of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, just look at the leap in social status and life chances that Elena experiences when she makes it to the Scuola Normale in Pisa (which, by the way, I’ve not quite figured out – why didn’t her teachers route her to the Università degli Studi di Napoli?). More...

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13 mai 2016

Top Down or Bottom Up?

By Liudvika Leisyte. In the last decades higher education has become massified and, in many countries, universal according to Trow’s typology. Access to higher education has improved and multiple studies confirm the benefits of mass higher education to knowledge economies. Read more...

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05 avril 2016

Towards an integration of text and graph clustering methods as a lens for studying social interaction in MOOCs

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn this paper, we describe a novel methodology, grounded in techniques from the field of machine learning, for modeling emerging social structure as it develops in threaded discussion forums, with an eye towards application in the threaded discussions of massive open online courses (MOOCs). This modeling approach integrates two simpler, well established prior techniques, namely one related to social network structure and another related to thematic structure of text. More...

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05 août 2015

The mass university is good for equity, but must it also be bad for learning?

The ConversationBy . When universities began expanding, they became more inclusive. While this is a good thing, scholars often look at their large class sizes and lament that many of the students won’t set foot in the lecture theatres or libraries thanks to technology, and grow increasingly frustrated at the shallow assignment responses. More...

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09 novembre 2014

Independent colleges – A hybrid response to massification

By Jian Liu. Mass higher education in China has mainly been achieved through differentiation: expansion in public non-elite local universities, development in newly restructured vocational colleges and the flourishing of the private sector, in which a new hybrid type of college – the private-run second-tier college affiliated with a public university, named duli xueyuan or independent college – is an important component. Read more...

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22 juin 2014

The massification of higher education in South Africa

By Karen MacGregor. Two decades into democracy, South Africa has done well in nearly doubling higher education enrolments. But racial inequities remain, growth has been stifled by government reluctance to open up to the private sector and open learning, and its “flirting with a welfarist neo-socialist model” of free university for the poor has spawned student demands and protests, says Thandwa Mthembu, vice-chancellor of Central University of Technology, Free State. Read more...

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