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Beyond Dropouts and Dabblers: A Broader View of Auditing MOOCs

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There has been a great deal of discussion around the high drop-out (90% range) rates in MOOCs (and for the purposes of this article, I’ll...

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Problem-based Learning In MOOCs: Collaborating Online To Develop Real-world Skills

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Guest post by Amit Jain The old law school joke about how one in three new students won’t be here next year could be updated for...

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Engaging in MOOC Discussion Forums – The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower

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So you have just enrolled in your first online course. You step into the course and are asked to introduce yourself in the MOOC discussion...

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Back To School: How Recent College Graduates Can Use MOOCs to Land A First Job

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With 1.8 million college graduates entering the job market this year, the competition is fierce for new applicants. According to a report...

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The Ultimate Student Guide to Navigating the Writing MOOC

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So you are not a confident writer, but you want to take a MOOC that includes several papers. Can you survive? Or maybe you have college...

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Fifteen Fantastic Sources For Free Art and Images For Your MOOC Projects

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One very common assignment in MOOCs you may come across is to create a digital artifact such as a collage, photo illustration, animation,...

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Life After High School – Using MOOCs for Career Exploration

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What do you want to be when you grow up? Young kids get asked this all the time, and they typically answer they want to be a firefighter,...

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Giving As You’d Like To Receive – How to Benefit from MOOC Peer-Assessment

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“If I be penalized because English is not my native language and some peers do not understand what I say, well, I may also penalize...

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Can You MOOC Your Way to a Career? – Q&A With Kio Stark, Author of “Don’t Go Back to School”

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Kio Stark has spent the last year interviewing over a hundred people who opt out of school but don’t opt out of education. The...

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Leap the College Readiness Gap: The Best MOOCs for High School Seniors

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If you’re a college-bound high school senior, I’m sure the furthest thing from your mind right now is taking a class this summer. The...

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