Growing body of research into MOOCs

Jenny Connected

University of Texas Arlington December 5-6, 2013: MOOCs and Emerging Educational Models: Policy, Practice, and Learning. In the last few months the number of published research papers, which focus on MOOCs has significantly increased and this looks to continue. In May eLearning Papers published a special issue on MOOCs – MOOCs and Beyond.

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Learner support in MOOCs. An alternative perspective

Jenny Connected

One of the panel discussions at the MOOC Research conference held in Arlington, Texas at the beginning of this month was on Supporting Learners in MOOCs. Panelists were Sandi Boga, Amy Collier and Stephen Downes. The recording of the discussion made by Stephen Downes is here . (As As an aside, I think this was the only session that was recorded during the conference– I haven’t seen anything else. The lack of recordings and ‘live-streaming’ of the keynotes etc. was a bit of a surprise).

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The Direction of MOOC Research

Jenny Connected

It became evident around the Arlington bar tables last week that the chasms between practitioners’ varying versions of learning and knowledge are so deep some aren’t even really aware that the rest of us are IN the van. After 2 years of MOOC mania, the time has come for increasing the output of MOOC research. But what direction is that research taking – what direction should it take?

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2 New Jobs

Community Guy

Community and Product Manager - RarePlanet.org, Arlington, VA. Hope you are enjoying Spring! Don’t forget to post your Community Job Opening on the new Jobsboard! NEW Community Manager for Social Networking Site El Segundo, CA. NEW Community Director Burbank, CA. Community Evangelist/ Web Strategist Columbus, GA. Community Manager, Truckee, CA. To see all job openings : [link].

Hot Jobs for 03/09

Community Guy

NEW Community and Product Manager - RarePlanet.org, Arlington, VA. Springs around the corner - Post your job opening on our new job board ! NEW Community Evangelist/ Web Strategist Columbus, GA. NEW Community Manager, Truckee, CA. Online Community Lead. Blellow Community Manager. Come build the best Recycling/Reuse Community. To see all job openings : [link].

Online Community Jobs: Continued Demand For Community Pros

Online Community Report

Location: Arlington, Virginia United States. Location: Arlington, Virginia United States. It's no secret: we are experiencing very rough globally economic conditions.

Take a bow, Boston

Endless Knots

While things have improved quite a bit since we trudged around the country, interviewing fire safety officers in such far-flung places as Arlington Heights, Illinois, Riverside, Calif., Readers of The Boston Globe may not have noticed yesterday's astonishing headline on Page 1 of Metro, even though it occupied prime real estate: " Boston escapes '09 with no fire deaths." " John R.

Job Opportunity - Community & Product Manager, RarePlanet.org

Influence

Rare , an innovative global conservation organization based in Arlington, VA , is hiring! No - really. In these troubled times, you can still find a really cool job with a great organization and do good in the world in the process. Rare has recently launched RarePlanet.org , and online community for conservation practitioners, particularly those participating in Rare's Pride program.

When bad things happen

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Adam Janus of Arlington Heights, Illinois, died in the hospital shortly thereafter. Bad things happen in this world, it is a sad fact. When bad things happen, how you respond greatly influences the duration and intensity of the crisis.