Massive Open Online Courses
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. European MOOC Platform Expands to 5 U.S. Universities
Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology, 2017/02/15
I can think of all sorts of policical questions that might be asked in the U.S. following this announcement (especially if the British import succeeds where the US-based alternatives failed). More...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MOOCs and Open Educational Resources: A Handbook for Educators
Peter B. Kaufman, Intelligent Television, 2017/02/09
This is a longish guide (60 page PDF) outlining MOOCs for instructors and (mostly) developers. There are long sections devoted to video and open licensing, which I consider to be the least important aspects of a MOOC. More...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. “Time is the bottleneck”: a qualitative study exploring why learners drop out of MOOCs
Thommy Eriksson, Tom Adawi, Christian Stöhr, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2017/01/27
The authors of this study interviewed participants of a couple MOOCs and asked them why they dropped out, rolling up the responses. More...