New report from the Danish Accreditation Institution on “MOOCs – Quality and perspectives”

The Danish Accreditation Institution accredits programmes and institutions within the higher education area. Accreditation is used as a means to strengthen the quality assurance work at the institutional level.  In addition, The Danish Accreditation Institution gathers and disseminate information about quality assurance, nationally as well as internationally. The background for the report is an expectation […]

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European MOOC model

There is increasing evidence that a distinct European MOOC model is emerging. Already four independent European studies conclude that the European HEIs are much more involved in MOOCs compared to for example US and also that their reasons to invest in this new format differs in some aspects as well. It is argued that these […]

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traMOOC project: translation for MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses have been growing rapidly in size and impact. Yet the language barrier constitutes a major growth impediment in reaching out to all peoples and educating all citizens. The traMOOC project launched in February 2015 aims at tackling this impediment by developing high-quality automatic translation of various types of texts included in MOOCs from […]

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A cloud of terminologies of MOOC variants

Small Private Online Course (SPOC) As a result of the increase in student quantity, and the questioning of teaching quality of MOOCs, universities have begun new trends in the post- MOOC age and developed new approaches termed SPOCs (Delgado-Kloos etal.,2015). SPOCs follow the flipped classroommodel (Combefis etal., 2014). Through the educational use of SPOCs, students […]

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State of the MOOC 2016: A Year of Massive Landscape Change For Massive Open Online Courses

Going on eight years since MOOCs first entered the scene, massive open online courses have gone from cameras at the back of U.S. college classrooms to several full-fledged ecosystems in the global industry of online learning. Touted initially by creators for growing opportunities in the verticals of Distance Education, Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education, and making […]

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MOOC News and Reviews

MOOC News and Reviews is an online publication devoted to thoughtful critique of individual MOOC courses and to discussion of the evolving MOOC landscape. We are independent and user-centric, and our goal in every review is to answer for readers, “What will I experience in this course and how will it impact my life?” We […]

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