Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'MOOCs'

Evaluating Columbia's Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC

Evaluation is a key component of all of the University’s online initiatives, including its venture into massive open online courses (MOOCs), a new and potentially disruptive mode of distance learning. Unlike traditional online courses, which are aimed at select audience...

The Changing Landscape of Higher EdTech

From political forums to pundit roundtables to the family dining room, education is a hot topic. Many perceive growing deficiencies in access, affordability, and the value of education. Some argue that modes of education should be more student-focused, rather...

In Conversation: Librarians Add a New Dimension to Online Learning at Columbia

Published eight days after John Brown’s execution, this Philadelphia newspaper features engraved portraits of the protagonists and a depiction of the “scene of the execution.” From the Sydney Howard Gay papers, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library Shadowbox.init();...

Quick Lessons from Eric Foner’s ColumbiaX MOOC

This past week, Columbia University’s first course on the edX portal ended. The portal, ColumbiaX, launched with Part I of a three-part MOOC series with Professor Eric Foner on the Civil War and Reconstruction. While it will take us some...

Debate: "More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete"

Columbia's former provost and a writer from Slate took on the CEO's on edX and the Minerva Project for a public debate this week.

The NMC Horizon Report 2014 and Columbia

Earlier this year, the New Media Consortium released the 2014 Horizon Report for Higher Education detailing the potential impact that emerging technologies will have on school policy, practice, and leadership.

EdX: The First Year Working Papers Released

Researchers from Harvard and MIT have sifted through data from 17 edX courses to produce a series of working papers on the first year of open online courses. The papers cover courses from Fall 2012 to Summer 2013. A post...

What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs

A recent EDUCAUSE Executive Briefing, entitled What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs, covers the basic issues around massive open online courses (MOOCs). The three-page briefing describes how MOOCs work; the current trend of featuring courses from disciplines that...

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