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Oct 12

Fundamentals of Business Process Management
Business processes are everywhere and this course will show you how to systematically identify, model, analyze, redesign, automate and monitor them, with the ultimate goal of improving your organization’s performance. The techniques and tools you get to know are generally applicable in any domain that you can think of – let it be public organizations, schools, banks, logistics, healthcare or production companies, to name but a few. Not to forget, it will be lots of fun! Every week ...

Oct 13

Fundraising: How to Connect with Donors
Far too often organizations see donors through the distorted lens of retention rates and giving capacity. When it comes to fundraising, organizations must remember that relationships are a two-way street. The best fundraisers engage their donors in a multitude of ways: they build relationships, identify common interests, listen, and show gratitude. Through this course, students will learn the ins-and-outs of fundraising from a seasoned fundraiser. Based on the instructor's book "How to ...

Financial Modeling for the Social Sector
Social sector leaders must connect their impact work with the right business model to achieve sustainability. With finite resources and limited staffing, organizations that are more focused on immediate needs rather than long-term sustainability can find developing the right business plan challenging. This course teaches nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, corporate entrepreneurs and social change leaders how to use financial modeling and creative approaches to market-based ...

Oct 15

Estadística para investigadores: Todo lo que siempre quiso saber (4.ª edición)
Si alguna vez has tenido problemas con la estadística, este curso está hecho para ti. Es ideal para investigadores y alumnos que se encuentran cursando trabajos fin de grado, trabajos fin de máster o realizando la tesis y que quieren realizar un análisis cuantitativo en sus estudios. Partimos sin nivel de conocimientos previos y está dirigido a todo el mundo que tenga inquietudes en la interpretación de datos estadísticos. Además, es ideal para recordar y actualizar los ...

Nov 01

What is a mind?
On this course, Professor Mark Solms, Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town, will adopt a multidisciplinary approach. He will bring in perspectives from a range of disciplines, to explore four specific aspects of the mind- subjectivity, intentionality, consciousness and agency. Together, these will help participants think about the fundamental questions: what it is to be a mind, why we have a mind and what it feels like to have a mind. This course is aimed at anyone with an ...

Nov 02

Sustainable Mobility: Technical and Environmental Challenges for the Automotive Sector
Get ready for the 2nd generation MOOC! Try it out! IFP School is a unique technical university which promotes “learning by doing”. In this MOOC, you will make the most of the new possibilities offered by MOOC technology. You will experiment with a new interactive way to learn while applying your knowledge to real case studies in a “serious game”, designed specifically for this MOOC! You will get a glimpse of the life of a new employee in the “MOOC Energy Company”, test an ...

Knowledge Engineering with Semantic Web Technologies
The knowledge contained in the World Wide Web is available in interlinked documents written in natural language. To make use of this knowledge, technologies such as natural language processing, information retrieval, data and knowledge mining must be applied. Semantic Web technologies follow an alternative approach by complementing web documents with explicit semantics based on formal knowledge representations, such as e.g. ontologies. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of ...

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U Michigan Scales up MOOC Missions - Campus Technology
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U Michigan Scales up MOOC Missions Campus Technology The University of Michigan is expanding its MOOC presence. The institution, which was a founding partner in Coursera, will now be offering its massive, open, online courses on edX too, the first to begin in April 2016. The university also has ties to a ... [Link] Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:35:06 GMT

MOOC on Data Journalism ends with record participation and project diversity - Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)
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Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog) MOOC on Data Journalism ends with record participation and project diversity Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog) The "Basic Techniques of Data Journalism" course, offered by the Knight Center and the Brazilian National Association of Newspapers (ANJ for its acronym in Portuguese) with Google's support, ended last week and exceeded expectations for participation ... [Link] Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:56:27 GMT

Author discusses his new book, 'Revolution in Higher Education'
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Richard DeMillo is a scholar of the evolution of higher education and a proponent of change. The Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Chair of Computing and director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology, DeMillo explored this evolution in a 2011 book, Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities (MIT Press). Now, he's back with a new book, also from MIT, Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable. (Inside Higher Ed blogger Joshua Kim discusses the book here.)... [Link] Wed, 07 Oct 2015 07:00:00 +0000

free webinar on Learning to Learn Online: A #MOOC with a difference for novice online learners
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This CIDER webinar will outline the design and delivery of a MOOC with a difference where facilitators encourage MOOCers to participate in discussions, share knowledge and experiences, and to network beyond the duration of the course.. The LTLO course embraces a "learn by doing" philosophy providing participants a variety of fun and effective learning activities. The course is a mixture of directed, self-paced and community of inquiry (COI) learning environments. Components of typical online courses will be discussed and applied throughout. Participants will ... [Link] Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:46:00 +0000

From MOOC to Personal Learning
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
The cMOOC, is based on connection rather than content, looks more like an online community than a course, and doesn’ t have a defined curriculum or formal assignments. What makes a person able to function in such an environment? What constitutes the literacy that is missing in such a case? What type of learning design or learning technology is best suited to support learning in a free-form community-based environment? These are the questions intended to be addressed in this paper. It describes the basis for a personal learning architecture and outlines the elements of the ‘ ... [Link] Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:: -0400

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