Getting Started with MOOCs
Interview with: Siya Raj Purohit
Interview on MOOCs with Siya Raj Purojit, Program Manager at Udacity.
Interview with: Sebastian Thrun
Interview on online education with Sebastian Thrun, Founder of Udacity and Professor at Stanford University.
Interview with: Courtney Drake
Interview on online education with Courtney Drake, Product Manager at Udacity.
These are scholarly resources useful for starting a deep dive into the topic. You’re welcome to use some of these in your assignments, although everyone will need to find many resources far beyond those listed on this web site.
- MOOC Pedagogy: Gleaning Good Practice from Existing MOOCs, by Maja Bali of the American University in Cairo
- MOOCs and the Liberal Arts College, by Claudia W. Scholz of Trinity University
- Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility, by John Daniel of Korea National Open University DeTao Masters Academy
- MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education, by Li Yuan and Stephen Power of CETIS
- MOOCs and the AI-Stanford Like Courses: Two Successful and Distinct Course Formats for Massive Open Online Courses, by C. Osvaldo Rodriguez of Universidad del CEMA
- MOOCs and the funnel of participation, by Doug Clow of the Open University
- Mobile and Accessible Learning for MOOCs, by Mike Sharples, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Yannis Dimitriadis, Serge Garlatti, and Marcus Specht
- Characteristics of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): A Research Review, 2009-2012, by Jolie Kennedy of the University of Minnesota
- Transfer Learning for Predictive Models in Massive Open Online Courses, by Sebastien Boyer and Kalyan Veeramachaneni of MIT
- Rebooting MOOC Research, by Justin Reich
These sources would generally not be suitable for use in your assignments, but they may provide a useful general overview of the topic if you find yourself struggling with the more scholarly resources.
- Massive Open Online Course, from the Educause Library
- What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs, from Educause
- The strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs, by Tony Bates
- Hybrid by Choice: Increasing Engagement in a High Enrollment Course, by Tony Wan of EdSurge
- Insights and Trends that Make MOOCs Matter, by Tony Wan of EdSurge
- MOOCs – Think Massively, from MOOCs.com
- Introduction To MOOCs: Avalanche, Illusion Or Augmentation?, from Unesco
- What we’re learning from online education (Video), by Daphne Koller from Coursera
- A Short History of MOOCs and Distance Learning, by Juliana Marques of MOOC News & Reviews
- Introduction: Why MOOCs Matter, by Elaine Carey of the American Historical Association
- Massive open online course, from Wikipedia
- The Tricky Task of Figuring Out What Makes a MOOC Successful, by Justin Reich and Andrew Ho of the Atlantic
- The (Accidental) Power of MOOCs, by Derek Newton of the Atlantic
- An Early Report Card on Massive Open Online Courses, by Geoffrey Fowler of the Wall Street Journal
- Are MOOCs Really a Failure?, by Susan Adams of Forbes
- MOOCs â€” Completion Is Not Important, by Matthew LeBar of Forbes
- Massive study on MOOCs, from the Harvard Gazette
- 8 Myths About MOOCs, by Joshua Kim of Inside Higher Ed
- Academics Are Down on MOOCs. Business Schools Aren’t, by Patrick Clark of Bloomberg Business
- The Evolving Role of â€œTeacherâ€ in a MOOCs and Badges World, by Kyle Peck of Penn State University
For more comprehensive information (as well as a special section on the Georgia Tech OMS program), please see:
- MOOCs: Expectations and Reality, by Fiona Hollands and Devayani Tirthali of Columbia University