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[Sept] 03

Get to know SAP's Innovative Enterprise Solutions (Chinese language)
To be competitive and remain relevant in today’s business world, a good IT solution has to: Enable business anywhere at any time, on any device Crunch big data easily and quickly Be tailored to the specific needs of the customer Join our lectures and learn how SAP responds to these challenges. This six week course provides you with a broad overview of SAP’s latest technologies, covering many engaging topics like SAP HANA and SAP Cloud. You will also learn how SAP offers ...

[Sept] 08

Active Mathematics for Homeschooling Families
A free online course for homeschooling families who wish to improve their children's math learning experience.

Matmática activa para familias educadoras
Un curso gratis para familias educadoras que desean explorar formas creativas de aprender y enseñar matemática, adaptadas a las necesidades de los niños.

Mini Medical School
The original Mini Medical School is now offered as a MOOC. No prerequisites, no exams! Open to anyone who wants to learn more about the basic science that underpins modern medicine.

Ozarks Studies
This is an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the study of the Ozarks through the arts, humanities, media, and social sciences. The course will explore such issues as regional heritage, cultural adaptation, and the survival of regional and cultural identity and folkways through comparison of Ozarks people and places with other cultural groups and regions.

Oct 15

The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry
Rubies, sugar, snowflakes: crystals are beauty, arranged in grid structures. This MOOC explains the basic building blocks of crystals, their symmetrical structure and introduces free software for crystal structure exploring.­­

Nov 03

Internationales Agrarmanagement
Landwirtschaft ist heute Management. Um wirtschaftlich entscheiden zu können, brauchen Agraringenieure und Landwirte ausgeprägtes Fachwissen. Das vermittelt der Kurs anhand realer, aktueller Betriebsbeispiele. Auf Deutsch und Russisch.

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Bill Gates Talks Performance Funding and MOOCs in Conference Keynote
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Don Troop, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jul 23, 2014 Bill Gates talks about education and everyone listens (one of these days I'd like to go to Redmond to talk to MS face-to-face about these topics). Still, some good bits: like this: "My key message today is that that model will be under challenge. And so, instead of tuning it to find 3 percent here or 4 percent there, which has been the story in the past, there will be dramatic changes." See also IHE coverage. : "He described as 'oversimplistic' the view that higher education is just about getting a job with a certain ... [Link] Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:: -0400

SMU can be different again - TODAYonline
, coursera - Google News
SMU can be different again TODAYonline And it is NUS that took the lead online by being the first to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs), on Coursera. The similarities have not gone unnoticed. As one SMU graduate blogged recently, âthe school culture is actually no different from NUS ... and more » [Link] Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:26:58 GMT

#Phd update: interest for older employees learning research niche
, @Ignatia Webs
The quest to provide research based evidence to upgrade or at least hold on to older employees, and build a rationale to keep them in corporations based on their expertise and knowledge. EU, US, Canadian statistics are clear, we have an aging population and there is a need to keep employees at work, in meaningful work based on their expertise and knowledge. It is a marginal option that I can chose to work on after my PhD is finalized (yes, still a lot to do, but ... reflection is a nice pastime). It feels like an interesting professional research and knowledge niche. So this subject is ... [Link] Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:58:00 +0000

Beyond Silicon Valley: Using a MOOC to Build a Community of Support for ... - Huffington Post
, coursera - Google News
Beyond Silicon Valley: Using a MOOC to Build a Community of Support for ... Huffington Post Hristev has completed 20 MOOCs and was an active participant in "Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies," a six-week MOOC that I taught for Case Western Reserve University on the Coursera platform this past spring. and more » [Link] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:23:32 GMT

Searching experienced #MOOC people: academics & corporate #eMOOC2015
, @Ignatia Webs
In the next couple of weeks I want to gather the next #eMOOC2015 group of MOOC colleagues (in the broad sense) that will help me and my fellow chair Nathalie Schiffino in assembling the committee for the eMOOC2015 experience track. How many people will be in the experience track committee? Between 8 and 10 people. When will it take place: 18 - 19 - 20 May 2015 Gathering names suggested by youI ask every one of you if you could send me suggestions: MOOC people that you admire, and that have set up or lead a successful MOOC or MOOCs. The experience track committee will ... [Link] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000



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