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    4, 2012.
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    (1) Young, Jeffrey. "Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind". The Chronicle. August 10, 2012.
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  2. page Recommendations edited ... Coursera Coursera has almost 2 million users and almost 35 registered universities-- domestic…
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    Coursera
    Coursera has almost 2 million users and almost 35 registered universities-- domestic and international-- all of which are high performing (11). The wide selection of courses, topics, and professors makes Coursera a platform that supports cross-collaboration across participating universities. Coursera also is looking to expand its certification capabilities for students who complete its courses by offering a university-branded certification with the consent of the university. This advancement, unique to Coursera, may serve as an additional revenue stream for the university itself. Given these benefits and subsequent detractors of edX and Udacity explored below, we recommend that universities take a fast-follower approach to using Coursera as its technical MOOC platform.
    edX:edX
    edX a highly exclusive MOOC platform, as it hosts only MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and University of Texas. The not-for-profit has a queue of almost 200 universities waiting to join the program (10). Due to the low entry rate, and comparatively small user base of 150,000 relative to Coursera, we do not recommended this platform.
    Individual/Udacity:Individual/Udacity
    This platform option involves creating an individual, Udacity-like, unique platform on which to host MOOCs. Here, universities would be responsible for hosting, creating, monitoring, and maintaining its MOOCs and platform. In addition to being significantly more costly, we foresee this alternative requiring significantly more attention and effort on behalf of the university (and even more on behalf of the individual professors) to upkeep and monitor the platform. Additionally, even if the university were to engage in this offering, it would not have access to the established user-base that Coursera currently attracts.
    Established Universities -- MOOC Integration
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    MOOCEs are MOOC Evaluations. Universities are now looking to potentially accept official credit from many MOOCs. To do so, the MOOC course must first be thoroughly evaluated (5). This potential technology is not yet readily available and is likely to be costly.
    Networks and Social Networking
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    opinions among themselves. This positive externality takes hold especially asthemselves at a large scale. As more and
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    students enroll in a given course, a positive externality takes hold. Some MOOCs, particularly Coursera, do require network effects to aid in the grading of peer assessments (11). It is important to note, however, that individual students may still participate as an individual without the enrollment of other students. MOOCs do provide the "massive" component, though-- often pooling together thousands of students for a given course. AsFurther, as each course
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    networking (4). Some MOOCs, particularly Coursera, do require network effects to aid in the grading of peer assessments (11). It is important to note, however, that individual students may still participate as an individual without the enrollment of other students. MOOCs do provide the "massive" component, though-- often pooling together thousands of students for a given course.
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  4. page Complementary Technologies edited ... MOOCEs are MOOC Evaluations. Universities are now looking to potentially accept official credi…
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    MOOCEs are MOOC Evaluations. Universities are now looking to potentially accept official credit from many MOOCs. To do so, the MOOC course must first be thoroughly evaluated (5). This potential technology is not yet readily available and is likely to be costly.
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    and opinions amongstamong themselves. This aspect of MOOCs benefitspositive externality takes hold especially as more
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    network. Professors are also usinguse social networking tools to connect
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  5. page Complementary Technologies edited ... MOOCEs are MOOC Evaluations. Universities are now looking to potentially accept official credi…
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    MOOCEs are MOOC Evaluations. Universities are now looking to potentially accept official credit from many MOOCs. To do so, the MOOC course must first be thoroughly evaluated (5). This potential technology is not yet readily available and is likely to be costly.
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    connect with many of the eager students. For these reasons, socialstudents interested in a particular course offering. Social media integration as well as discussion boards and forums
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    other students. This case is highly unlikely, however, as MOOCs so provide the "massive" component--component, however-- often pooling
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  6. page Executive Summary edited This emerging technology research report is provided to you by the Research Associates of Tech Clar…
    This emerging technology research report is provided to you by the Research Associates of Tech Clarity Research and Consulting. We present you with a focused analysis of a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, specifically for the higher education industry. A general technology description, cost/benefit analysis, complementary technology identification, and general recommendation for a course of action is contained herein.
    The MOOC is a form of online learning that is increasingly approaching the emerging technology radars of universities on a global scale. The technology, often referred to as "instruction for masses," leverages large-scale participation to deliver pedagogical content over the Internet to individuals who have Web access (0). MOOCs facilitate learning through networks that form around their content and initiate tasks for users to become immersed in the course material. Developed from the idea of OpenCourseWare from Massachusetts of Technology, the MOOC takes on a lecture-based medium and incorporates assessments to validate learning. The three organizations that serve as MOOC technical platforms for universities and instructors, called the "Big Three," include Coursera, edX, and Udacity. Each is different in its offerings, but each provide a way to disseminate MOOCs from a central hub.
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    risk of the hardware and
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    but would also compete against
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    MOOCs are clearly not a
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    participants. Generally, however, we have
    The development and dissemination of MOOCs are dependent on several other technologies. These technologies include hardware such as recording equipment, computers, and servers, as well as software technologies such as MOOC building software, platforms, and the Internet. In addition to these technologies, MOOCs create significant networks as they foster learning among like minded users and keen professors. Some MOOCs require network effects as a mechanism of assessing coursework, while on other MOOCs networks are simply supplemental to the educational experience.
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    should ignore thethis emerging technology.
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    require attention andas well as consideration. We
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  7. page Executive Summary edited This emerging technology research report is provided to you by the Research Associates of Tech Clar…
    This emerging technology research report is provided to you by the Research Associates of Tech Clarity Research and Consulting. We present you with a focused analysis of a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, specifically for the higher education industry. A general technology description, cost/benefit analysis, complementary technology identification, and general recommendation for a course of action is contained herein.
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    have Web access.access (0). MOOCs facilitate
    MOOC technology has several costs and benefits for universities as well as students. Universities could provide students with an avenue to learn more collaboratively, but at an increased risk of academic dishonesty by integrating MOOCs. If a university were to develop and roll out its own MOOC, it would be at the risk of the hardware and time investments. End users would benefit from MOOCs' low barrier to entry but would compete against a large user base for the professor's attention. MOOCs are clearly not a perfect upgrade from traditional learning/teaching methods, but can provide useful benefits to large groups of willing participants. Generally, we have found that the benefits of the technology outweigh its costs.
    The development and dissemination of MOOCs are dependent on several other technologies. These technologies include hardware such as recording equipment, computers, and servers, as well as software technologies such as MOOC building software, platforms, and the Internet. In addition to these technologies, MOOCs create significant networks as they foster learning among like minded users and keen professors. Some MOOCs require network effects as a mechanism of assessing coursework, while on other MOOCs networks are simply supplemental to the educational experience.
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  8. page Citations edited Please note that all citations included in the report are denoted as (#). Also, highlight denotes a…
    Please note that all citations included in the report are denoted as (#). Also, highlight denotes a link or resource to be used for further reference. Citations for articles used in the wiki are as follows:
    (0) Lewin, Tamar. "Instruction for Masses Knocks Down Campus Walls." New York Times. March 4, 2012.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/education/moocs-large-courses-open-to-all-topple-campus-walls.html?pagewanted=all

    (1) Young, Jeffrey. "Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind". The Chronicle. August 10, 2012.
    http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/coursera-hits-1-million-students-with-udacity-close-behind/38801
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  9. page Executive Summary edited ... MOOC technology has several costs and benefits for universities as well as students. Universit…
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    MOOC technology has several costs and benefits for universities as well as students. Universities could provide students with an avenue to learn more collaboratively, but at an increased risk of academic dishonesty by integrating MOOCs. If a university were to develop and roll out its own MOOC, it would be at the risk of the hardware and time investments. End users would benefit from MOOCs' low barrier to entry but would compete against a large user base for the professor's attention. MOOCs are clearly not a perfect upgrade from traditional learning/teaching methods, but can provide useful benefits to large groups of willing participants. Generally, we have found that the benefits of the technology outweigh its costs.
    The development and dissemination of MOOCs are dependent on several other technologies. These technologies include hardware such as recording equipment, computers, and servers, as well as software technologies such as MOOC building software, platforms, and the Internet. In addition to these technologies, MOOCs create significant networks as they foster learning among like minded users and keen professors. Some MOOCs require network effects as a mechanism of assessing coursework, while on other MOOCs networks are simply supplemental to the educational experience.
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    classroom educational models.models and require attention and consideration. We recommend
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    across institutions. Less establishedLesser-established universities should
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    doing so due tobecause of their limited budgets as well as high monetary
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    time costs with limited budgets.involved. Lastly, we
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  10. page Citations edited ... (#). Also, highlighted highlight denotes a (1) Young, Jeffrey. "Coursera Hits 1 Mill…
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    (1) Young, Jeffrey. "Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind". The Chronicle. August 10, 2012.
    http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/coursera-hits-1-million-students-with-udacity-close-behind/38801
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