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IVMOOC: Information Visualization MOOC 2016
"This course provides an overview about the state of the art in information visualization. It teaches the process of producing effective visualizations that take the needs of users into account. The course can be taken for three Indiana University credits as part of the Online Data Science Program, as part of the Information and Library Science M.S. program, and as part of the online Data Science M.S. Program offered by the School of Informatics and Computing. "
mooc  visualization  visual-thinking  literacy  information 
june 2016 by tsuomela
At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries
"OCLC Market Research teams have been studying the habits and perceptions of information consumers for a decade. In this latest report to the OCLC membership, At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries, OCLC explores the information consumer's behaviors, beliefs and expectations for online learning. Fueled by mobile devices, new learning platforms and economic incentives, learners are trying and achieving success with new learning models. The information consumer has become an online education consumer. The study aims to provide librarians with important information about the trends and triggers that are reshaping education—and the opportunities and challenges this shift brings to libraries."
libraries  education  learning  online  mooc  academic 
august 2014 by tsuomela
To be a superprofessor is an act of aggression. | More or Less Bunk
1. To be a superprofessor is to stop teaching. 2. To be a superprofessor is to aid the corportization of higher education. 3. To be a superprofessor is an attack on your colleagues and your grad students
mooc  online  education  class  professor  teaching  academia 
july 2013 by tsuomela
How to Save College | The Awl
"Instead, like every threatened profession, I see my peers arguing that we, uniquely, deserve a permanent bulwark against insurgents, that we must be left in charge of our destiny, or society will suffer the consequences. Even the record store clerks tried that argument, back in the day. In the academy, we have a lot of good ideas and a lot of practice at making people smarter, but it’s not obvious that we have the best ideas, and it is obvious that we don’t have all the ideas. For us to behave as if we have—or should have—a monopoly on educating adults is just ridiculous."
academia  future  work  labor  efficiency  online  education  mooc  internet  disruption 
february 2013 by tsuomela
If We Profs Don't Reform Higher Ed, We'll Be Re-Formed (and we won't like it) | HASTAC
"Although normally a pretty upbeat and optimistic person, I end a lot of my different talks these days with a pretty scary, even dystopic slide:    "IF WE PROFS CAN BE REPLACED BY A COMPUTER SCREEN, WE SHOULD BE.”"
education  online  mooc  future  trends  academia  computers 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Listen Up You Primitive Screwheads | Easily Distracted
I hereby volunteer: the next pundit who talks about how MOOCs are going to save higher education some big bucks needs to meet me for drinks at the establishment of his or her choosing, I’ll foot the bill, and in return I just ask for the chance to politely and rationally CHEW THEIR FUCKING EARS OFF. Annotated link
mooc  education  digital  future  reform  money  cost  infrastructure 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Ian Bogost - MOOCs are Marketing
This is the biggest and most insidious misconception, the one that pervades every conversation about online education. The fundamental problem isn't one of cost containment, it's one of funding—of understanding why the cost containment solution appeared in the first place. We collectively "decided" not to fund education in America. Now we're living with the consequences.
mooc  education  online  teaching  learning  e-learning 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Online Learning: The New Buzz Phrase Waiting for a Definition | The Transparent University
"From where I sit, the rock star projects in online learning — EdX, Udacity, Coursera, Khan Academy stuff (let’s call it “EdUCKA”) — seem to concentrate on scale and technology. What they prove, to me, is that today’s web and networks can handle rich media over a wide scale. That’s great to know, but it’s not, by definition, “online learning.” It’s a proof of concept for how to scale an authenticated LMS beyond a single institution. Although this is touted as “open online education” it’s not really open to the web. If you’re NOT enrolled in a course, if you don’t have an account, you can’t see in. If you ARE enrolled in a course, you can’t discuss the course with the larger world, unless someone from that pool of experts chooses to enroll as well. So, really, it’s not open education. It’s more like open enrollment in the Blackboard mothership (albeit, with a slicker interface and no pesky admissions process)."
education  mooc  online  courses  marketing  future  change 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Welcome to the Knowledge Factory | Common Dreams
"Just as American manufacturing turned belly-up in the face of the out-sourcing of labor in the globalized market in the 1990s, higher ed is now poised to do exactly the same thing with the professoriate.

Distance learning, the fastest growing segment of the higher education market, will make it possible for a Ph.D. in New Delhi to teach that big section of Chemistry 100 to students from all over the world.  And in New Delhi, $4,000 will probably seem like pretty good money."
education  academia  work  labor  online  e-learning  mooc  economics  outsourcing 
may 2012 by tsuomela
- e-Literate - MOOCs: Two Different Approaches to Scale, Access and Experimentation
"With all of the recent interest in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), it would be worth summarizing the two branches of MOOCs including recent posts or interviews by the founders of the concept."
online  education  mooc  definition 
may 2012 by tsuomela

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