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Aug 08

Food and our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia
How can food systems become more sustainable in the face of population growth, urbanisation, and environmental degradation? How can a food systems approach help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? This course will explore how natural resources are currently used to take the food we eat from the field or ocean to our plates.

Aug 09

Introduction to Animal Behaviour
Do you want to understand how and why animals behave the way they do, and how we test hypotheses about behaviour scientifically? This biology and life sciences course provides an introduction to the complexities of wild animal behaviour, and how it is studied. Over six weeks, learners will explore the various behaviours animals adopt in order to meet the challenges of their daily lives. We begin with how animals learn and communicate with each other, then move on to discuss how they find ...

[Sept] 05

Summer School in Sociologies of Education (SUSEES)
This MOOC features the SUSEES Summer School lectures where renowned scholars present the way they use particular theories and approaches to study education. The scope of the lecture series is to provide new insights into the potential of theoretical resources in producing new research questions for studying the European dimension of education.

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Study: Mooc Learning Outcomes Unchanged By Customized Instruction - Education Dive
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Study: MOOC learning outcomes unchanged by customized instruction Education Dive MOOC learning yields a 10% completion rate, and while this research shows personalized instruction does not shift the outcome, it begs the question of how a learning platform deemed as the future of higher education appears to create an abysmal return ... [Link] Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:16:32 GMT

What We Learned From Talking With 100 Mooc Students - Education Week (Subscription) (Blog)
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Education Week (subscription) (blog) What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students Education Week (subscription) (blog) We interviewed nearly 100 online MOOC students to better understand how they make sense of their learning experiences. For me, the most important take away was the changing notion of what it means to be a participant in a course. Since medieval times ... [Link] Fri, 01 Jul 2016 02:34:28 GMT

Study Abroad Programs To Get A Boost Through Mooc - Edscoop News (Press Release) (Registration) (Blog)
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EdScoop News (press release) (registration) (blog) Study abroad programs to get a boost through MOOC EdScoop News (press release) (registration) (blog) "The MOOC is part of a larger strategy that we are using in the U.S. study abroad office to help institutions build capacity for study abroad at their respective institutions," said Leeanne Dunsmore, branch chief for USA StudyAbroad. "I think that it's ... [Link] Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:37:10 GMT

Grouping Mooc Students By Communication Mode Doesnt Help Completion - Campus Technology
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Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesnt Help Completion Campus Technology A team of seven researchers undertook an examination of participants in a Penn State MOOC, "Creativity, Innovation and Change," which was delivered on Coursera and drew 200,000 people from 190 countries in 2013 and 2014. Volunteers in the course ... and more » [Link] Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:06:56 GMT

Physical Activity And Gaps In Global Health Education: Why The #Pepa16 Mooc Is An Important “Leap” Forward. - Plos Blogs (Blog)
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Physical activity and gaps in global health education: why the #PEPA16 MOOC is an important “leap” forward. PLoS Blogs (blog) To support the delivery of this ambitious WHO goal, two educational organisations have partnered to deliver the world's first massive, open, online course or MOOC. It's focus is on physiotherapy, exercise and physical activity and their role in the ... [Link] Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:39:25 GMT



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