Intellectual property concerns with distance learning

” The development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has led to questions about control of intellectual property. Instructional materials have become freely available on the web and are easily accessible by the general public, ownership rights have become more disputable than even before. MOOCs are large-scale, free and publicly available courses, increasingly popular in Read More …

The truth about argumentation

[responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Play”] Argumentation is commonly associated with debate and its using does not require being adversarial. When trying to persuade, your first thought might be to avoid it. The kind of argument being discussed here is not bickering or being obnoxious or even debate, therefore do not think of it as attacking the opposing point Read More …

The MOOC Experience

[responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Play”] Traditional forms of education have been rather busy exchanging barbs with the alternative ones. Online courses distance learning and MOOCs concepts which were introduced to augment certain aspects of education had become subject to attack. This scene is not even remotely surprising; while such alternative modes were designed to accommodate certain aspects, the probability that such Read More …

Top 7 education technology topics in 2013

  [responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Play”] The new disruptions from online learning platforms, got the universities “taken by surprise” thanks to Coursera and edX. The problem of the students’ debt and increasing costs are no longer a big issue, trending to become a thing of the past (years will pass until this issues is really no longer an Read More …

3 important truths on adult education

As an instructor at a private college, in spite of the fact that I have contact with the younger generation, I frequently find myself counseling adults thinking about returning to school to further their education. Actually, it is not that much a counseling session, as it is a bit of “a pep talk”. One of Read More …

How do MOOCs work?

The main characteristics of the MOOC can be categorized in the following manner: – informal setting learning via Internet for free or low fees – all materials presented can be shared by everyone, whenever needed – variety of assignments to be chosen from all professional disciplines – no enrollment needed, self-discipline is a key to successful Read More …

Checking online students cheaters

In the last year, literally millions of students worldwide have signed up for MOOCs, short for massive open online courses. The free, web-based classes available to everyone, taught by professors at Harvard, Duke, M.I.T. and other universities. When those students take the final exam in calculus or genetics, how will their professors know that the Read More …

College student debt in US

If you are considering college enrollment for yourself or your children, the infographic below can be of interest.College student debt in US is quite high and rising, so you might want to consider the options for your children education. Have a look, leave us your comments and consider the options of MOOCS, free e-learning opportunities Read More …

The pros and cons of peer grading in online courses

While it may not be suitable for everyone, online courses, now commonly referred to as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are becoming an increasingly popular option for college students. However, in such classes, students will face a unique set of challenges, including little interaction with others, keeping motivated, and peer grading. For those of you Read More …