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Feb 01

Powering Agriculture - Sustainable Energy for Food
This MOOC will introduce participants to the Energy-Agriculture Nexus and introduces approaches for sustainably providing energy throughout all stages of agricultural value chains. Challenges but also solutions will be analysed, concrete technologies will be examined focusing on their utility to promote access to clean energy. Participants will further be familiarized with relevant external influences such as market conditions, politics, and financing schemes of “powering agricultural" ...

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Has the MOOC Experiment Failed? - DZone News
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DZone News Has the MOOC Experiment Failed? DZone News Mooc-11 As MOOCs have matured, they have stuck almost perfectly to the 'hype cycle' first outlined by Gartner many years ago. They were met with a big burst of euphoric expectations about how they were going to revolutionize education. Whilst they have ... and more » [Link] Sun, 22 Nov 2015 06:59:59 GMT

Programme Systèmes d’aide à l’apprentissage et au rendement (SAAR)
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[Slides][Audio] Slides in English, audio en franç ais. This is a brief presentation of the Learning and Performance Support program, especially with respect to MOOCs and OERs, underway at the National Research Council. I outline the concept from the perspective of the personal learning record, showing how the personal graph is created by aggregating resources and activities, and the set of tools associated with the personal graph is used to access learning opportunities such as MOOCs and open educational resources. Organisation internationale de la francophonie, Carthage, ... [Link] Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:: -0400

Is it Time for Canada to Implement A Unified Open Strategy for Higher Education?
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Clint Lalonde,, Nov 21, 2015 Typically my answer to this question is "no." But let's hear the case. "It gets all the various strands of open – open access, open education, open source software, open pedagogy, open data –   in the same room." Well, true. But that's not always a good thing (it's a lot like getting all the provinces in the same room - yes, we want to do it from time to time, but we still send them back home to govern themselves individually). And as Clint Lalonde says, "We also cannot assume that there is a common   ... [Link] Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:: -0400

Historical #EdTech perspective for all researchers @sharplm
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This is a great, brief set of slides (33 slides) which allows us aspiring/experienced researchers to quickly anchor our own EdTech research or ideas into a historical EdTech perspective (mine: phenomenology, MOOC, social learning). While I was taking a break from data/writing (PhD) and trying not to think about finding a job (Wild cards welcomed), I saw a new slidedeck from Mike Sharples come in with an introduction into Educational Technology. Mike Sharples is one of those people who have experience in various EdTech fields from the start of his academic career, which makes him a great ... [Link] Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:56:00 +0000

Kadenze follows up arts-focused MOOC platform with LMS - Education Dive
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Education Dive Kadenze follows up arts-focused MOOC platform with LMS Education Dive Kadenze Inc. first provided a platform for arts-based massive open online courses and is now offering its purpose-built learning management system, Kannu, which was also designed for the media-rich content of arts and creative technology education. and more » [Link] Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:49:47 GMT

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