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Jun 01

Nutrition and Health Part 3: Food Safety
Everyday reports of food scandals and recalls are published. One day it’s scary bacteria in meat, and another day it’s dangerous pesticides in fruits. According to some, meat needs to be cooked well to prevent food-borne illness while others warn not to heat food to prevent the formation of poisonous substances. Many consumers worry about the conflicting and confusing messages about food hazards This nutrition and health course will teach you about the hazards associated with food and ...

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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A Framework For The Ethics Of Open Education
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/logo_for_Twitter_400x400.jpg Robert Farrow, Open Praxis, May 29, 2016 "This paper proposes a framework that focuses on the ethical significance of a particular group of educational technologies usually referred to as open education," writes Robert Farrow, noting " is “ a paucity of literature” addressing the socioethical dimensions" and the suggestion that while open learning such as MOOCs is intended to ... [Link] , 29 May 2016 12:: -0400

Ten Years Of Open Practice: A Reflection On The Impact Of Openlearn
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Patrina Law, Anne Jelfs, Open Praxis, May 29, 2016 The best part of this article (7 page PDF) is the last page, where the author draws a number of interesting conclusions from a ten-year review of OpenLearn, an Open University open educational resources (OER) initiative. The paper itself is a bit loose (possibly because of brevity) so we don't see  how these conclusions are established (presumably as results from the survey?) but it is the conclusions themselves that are work looking at: closed environments with a start and finish date i.e. MOOCs, have lower ... [Link] , 29 May 2016 12:: -0400

The Enterprise Technologies To Watch In 2016
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/theenterprisetechnologiestowatchin2016.png Dion Hinchcliffe, ZDNet, May 29, 2016 This list shouldn't surprise readers, though it's interesting to note the influence of consumer technology on the enterprise sectors. The top technologies to watch include MOOCs, microservices, public and hybrid cloud, user experiences, team collaboration, social enterprise, and more. The best bit is at the end, though: "the real ... [Link] , 29 May 2016 11:: -0400

Here'S How Artificial Intelligence Could Solve The Biggest Problem In Education
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/charter20school20students20classroom20teacher20merrimack20college.jpg Rafi Letzter, Tech Insider, May 28, 2016 I confess, I read this item because I wondered what the author considered "the biggest problem in education." Here's what it is: "of the  hordes of students that  sign up for massive open online  classes (MOOCs),  an average of less than 7% finish." Well, ... [Link] Sat, 28 May 2016 13:: -0400

New Mooc On Ethical Leadership Launches - Bu Today
, mooc - Google News
BU Today New MOOC on Ethical Leadership Launches BU Today Fluker says the MOOC will use video exercises, discussion forums, and student journals to probe its key lesson, which is that ethical leaders “are a part of stories and must be engaged in remembering, retelling, and reliving those stories.” For example ... [Link] Fri, 27 May 2016 04:10:44 GMT



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