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#MOOC researchers looking for students for study on completion in #MOOCs Details at http://bit.ly/178miaf #onlineed
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A Case For How #MOOCs Can Create Bottom-Line Value For Businesses via @NoPayMBA http://ow.ly/FUfGv @SkilledUp NoPayMBA
Despite the hype around MOOCs (massive open online courses), it remains to be seen if they can be turned into quantifiable bottom-line value for employers.
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Congrats to @DegreeofFree Jonathan Haber (and @MOOCNewsReviews contributor) on the pub of #MOOCS: The Essential Guide http://ow.ly/DvyHN
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Cool summary of common characteristics of online couse sharing consortia from @KeithHampson @acrobatiq http://ow.ly/Bei0M
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Weekly news digest - What happens when "#MOOC experiments" end? UNE shutting theirs down. http://ow.ly/ALX4T @skilledup
The skills gap question got volleyed back and forth some more this week. Also, news on: citizen developers, employment data, and student loan defaults.
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Congrats @saylordotorg 2Courses Recommended for College Credit by @ACEducation 7, by my count, right? http://ow.ly/An64F
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#MOOC researchers looking for Participant Experiences of Noncompletion and Librarianship Recruitment | Database dweller http://ow.ly/IPdin
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The very first contributor to MOOC News & Reviewers is now a teenage TED presenter. Go @KhadijaNiazi http://ow.ly/EoI2T
Pervez Hoodbh­oy says there is no shortc­ut soluti­on to comple­x issues.
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Cobol lives! Meet Cobol's hard-core fans | Computerworld http://ow.ly/ASeqh
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Mining the #MOOC. How HR Is Looking to Online Courses to Recruit and Retain Talent http://ow.ly/AGm6a #hr @skilledup
There are several ways HR professionals can tap into the power of MOOCs and use online courses to recruit new talent.
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Founder/CEO of @WizIQ Harman Singh explains what he's learned about effective online courses http://ow.ly/AkEbt @skilledup
Harman Singh of WizIQ shares his insights on designing effective online courses.
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Thoughtful critique of individual MOOC courses and the evolving MOOC landscape.
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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 are a multi-author blog striving to provide:

  1. A comprehensive and authoritative resource for insight about individual courses and for commentary on developments in the MOOC world.
  • Essays that are in-depth.
  • Inclusion of voices and perspectives reflecting the global diversity of the MOOC student body.
  • Attention to lesser-known MOOC platforms.
  • A consistent focus on the interests of our audience – students, teachers and the institutional partners of MOOC providers. We want to address the questions students are asking – if and how a given course or platform will help them achieve their goals.
  • Transparency. Our authors use their real names, are open about their biases and limitations, credit their sources and then make their case.