Massive Open Online Courses in tweets.
MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses are usually the same courses offered by the world's leading universities and professors on their campus, but now offered online, free and for anyone anywhere to enroll.
Total MOOCs worldwide grew 201% last year, and they are changing at the speed of light.
Over the next decade, MOOCs will impact every sector of the Education industry globally: Higher Education, K-12, Corporate Education/Training, and others.
If you have been unable to stay on top of all the recent major MOOC news and developments, and don't have the time to read the massive amount of information that has been generated on MOOCs, then "MOOC it" may be a useful resource to scan key MOOC tweets segmented by area of interest; along with a chapter on key announcements per country/region:
Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand,Canada, China, Europe, India, Latin America/Caribbean,Middle East, Russia, USA, & UK.
Other sections of "MOOC it" include:
Corporate MOOCs/Corporate Training,
International (Per Country/Region),
Technology, and other areas,
"MOOC it" provides you with an easy to read and scan Twitter-sized overview per area with links to where to find more information on the developments you are most interested in.
About MOOC It:
We are students of MOOCs that found it very difficult to stay on top of all the many MOOC changes and developments taking place on a daily basis.
In an effort to help ourselves address this challenge, we developed an internal means of helping our remote team stay informed and up to the minute on what we saw as some of the biggest MOOC news and developments.
"MOOC it" was that effort, and it proved very helpful to each of us because it gave us key information in manageable twitter-sized chunks that we could quickly scan, and select those that impacted our individual areas of responsibility to read in greater detail at their origination source/link.
We found it useful, and decided that it may be useful to other students of MOOCs, so that is how the 'MOOC it" book project/series came to be.
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About the Author
Augusto's commitment to the empowerment power of online education goes back to an early Stanford University experiment in computer-based self-paced courses. That experience shaped his life-long belief into what he sees as one of the most powerful "equalizers" of the internet: Online Education. A commitment that continues today with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Augusto is a co-founder of www.MOOCs.University; creator of one of the first MOOCs Provider Directories, www.MOOCs.co; originator of the www.MOOCpetition.com on Change.org, and developer of the MOOCs University App available in Google Play, iTunes App Store, Amazon & others.
Earlier, as a principal with one of the country's first Online Education Consumer Organizations, AboutEdu, and in conjunction with the senior management of the country's largest American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), he proposed, and co-managed the development of the first learner-focused search portal for the affordable online programs of community colleges nationwide.
Prior to joining AboutEdu, he was Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and a member of the start-up team of what today is a billion dollars world leader in International Higher Education - Laureate International Universities. He came to Laureate from one of the first eLearning subsidiaries by a major University, New York University's Online Education division (NYU online), where he headed Global Business Development.
Mr. Failde, a frequent industry speaker, was the featured speaker on "Ethics in the Age of Online Education and MOOCs" at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics - Higher Education Conference.
He has been honored as one of the recipients of the World Trade Center Institute's (WTCI) International Business Leadership award, and since 2008, he has been a member of the WTCI's Board of Directors.
Augusto is passionate about the need to increase online grief education and support, and is a Board Member of the Online Grief Support Organization, www.MyGriefAngels.org
Mr. Failde is also the co-author of one of the first Business Self-Help books for the Latino population - Simon & Schuster's "Latino Success" (English) / "Exito Latino" (Spanish), and "Good from Grief".
Augusto holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in International Relations / Economics from Stanford University.