Tag Archive: MOOC News

Nov 08

Harvard Gazette article on ‘MOOCs and More’

Provost Garber issues white paper on digital and residential education at Harvard   Credit to the Harvard Gazette, Nov. 5, 2015 article found here.   Coined by Dave Cormier of the University of Prince Edward Island, the term MOOC was a brainchild of necessity: the need to name a new learning experience in time for …

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Nov 08

Why Virtual Classes can be Better Than Real Ones

An engineering professor takes online-course critics to school. BY BARBARA OAKLEYILLUSTRATION BY FRANCESCO IZZOOCTOBER 29, 2015 http://nautil.us/issue/29/scaling/why-virtual-classes-can-be-better-than-real-ones (all credit to Barbara and Francesco, this article was originally posted here) I teach one of the world’s most popular MOOCs (massive online open courses), “Learning How to Learn,” with neuroscientist Terrence J. Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor …

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Oct 18

A big day for Homemade MBAs: MIT announces MOOC Micro-MBA

On October 7, 2015, MIT announced a ground-breaking step in embracing MOOCs in the mainstream with the introduction of their “Micro Masters.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is well known for being filled with technical geniuses and math lovers of all kinds, so it is apt that they made this MOOC-loving announcement with a …

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Feb 28

Coursera Specialization: the mini-MBA

coursera speacializations

For those of you making your own free MBAs out of MOOCs, I would like to bring to your attention Coursera’s new(ish) concept: Coursera Specializations.     What is a Coursera Specialization? Coursera Specializations are kind of like my DIY MBA, but perhaps a bit smaller.  Whereas my MBA project consisted of 12 courses, the …

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Dec 23

Merry Christmas from Homemade MBA (and Stanford!)

Christmas present

‘Tis the season, so here is my (slightly early) Christmas present to you other Homemade MBA-ers out there! Okay, fine, I’ll admit it – I actually am just re-gifting Stanford University’s recent release of fantastic MBA MOOCs that you should take as part of your do it yourself MBA projects!   Although there are many …

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Oct 06

M is for Massive, but don’t Misuse My MOOCs

Those of you who have followed my Homemade MBA project know I have completed many business MOOCs to make my own MBA.  As a result of taking so many MOOCS, I am on a lot of University email lists.  Just this week, I received two very different emails showcasing both the beautiful and beastly possibilities …

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Sep 13

NovoEd’s Business Courses: Why Pay?

In their recent September newsletter, NovoEd published their latest list of MOOC course offerings.  A few items of interest included some promising business courses for you homemade MBA makers out there. New NovoEd online business course MOOCs that may pique your interest: Writing a Successful Business Plan Startup CEO Storytelling at Work   Writing a …

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Sep 06

On-demand: The Future of Learning with MOOCs

As Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) gain more momentum and credibility, people are beginning to consider the impact of on-demand learning to both the college experience and professional development.   In a great article titled “The Future of Professional Development: Online, Free, and Just-in-Time,” by Jeff Selingo, the author of College (Un)Bound, we consider the …

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Jun 01

Harvard’s HBX: a misguided MOOC

There was a fantastic article in today’s New York Times called “Business School, Disrupted.”  The article discusses Harvard Business School’s strategy for online education.  Their solution: charge $1,500 for three online business school courses.   Called the Credentials of Readiness (with the clever acronym CORe), your $1,500 investment grants you access to online courses covering Accounting, …

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Mar 31

MOOC News – Don’t be a MOOC Dropout!

As I find news about MOOCs, I will try to post the links to MOOC articles and MOOC stories in the MOOC News section of this site.  Please share the MOOC info you find here as well and hopefully we can build a useful MOOC news library for everyone to use.   This article, called, “Don’t …

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