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Jan 25

The Politics and Diplomacy of Cooking and Hospitality
Diplomacy and hospitality are similar in many ways: they bring people from various cultural and social origins together, and make them temporarily equal. In national and international politics, the ritual of meal preparation can help mitigate potentially contentious relationships – or initiate a long series of feuds. Table manners can be the source of pride and distinction. Taste is an inexhaustible topic of conversation and debate. Moreover, the art of seating, serving and addressing ...

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Education Technology And The Promise Of 'Free' And 'Open'
, Hack Education
This is part four of my annual review of the year in ed-techThe Rebranding of MOOCs Remember 2012, “The Year of the MOOC?” Remember in 2012 when Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun predicted that in fifty years, “there will be only 10 institutions in the world delivering higher education and Udacity has a shot at being one of them”? Remember in 2012 when edX head Anant Agarwal predicted that “a year from now, campuses will give credit for people with edX certificates”? Remember in 2012 when Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller ... [Link] Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:01:00 +0000

Coursera’S 2016: Year In Review
, Class Central's MOOC Report
A look at Coursera's evolution in 2016 The post Coursera’s 2016: Year in Review appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:37:48 +0000

#Oeb16 Results From Personalised Learning Session #Personallearning
, @Ignatia Webs
This session, which I facilitated at OEB16, had one of the ‘slow cooking’ formats. It takes time for all the elements to come together, and you work with those elements you find in the room (so thank you to all the participants) and … somehow magic happened as you can see from the results shared below. Each of the participants got this synopsis sent to them. The participants had a background in volunteering (and supporting the volunteers across the country through offering online solutions to their questions), corporate environments (ranging from actual online developers, to medical ... [Link] Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:54:00 +0000

New Online Courses And Moocs Added In November 2016
, Class Central's MOOC Report
List of 191 new online courses added to Class Central in November 2016 The post New Online Courses and MOOCs added in November 2016 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:18:46 +0000

Chinese Mooc Learners To Top 10 Million By Year End
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/Screen-Shot-2016-11-30-at-17.37.37-e1480528168539-860x375.png Beckie Smith, The PIE News, Dec 05, 2016 Only a few months after  passing the 5 million user mark a new white paper projects that XuetangX, China's largest MOOC provider, will have 10 million users by year's end. "The white paper estimates that some 1,200 MOOCs have so far been developed by around 30 universities and an ... [Link] , 04 Dec 2016 10:: -0400

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