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[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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Stephen Downes on the Personal Learning Environment at the LSE
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Mark Johnson, Improvisation Blog, Jul 21, 2014 There's enough in this post to catch my eye for its different perspective (and yes, a perspective I don't agree with): first, the proposition that it is "ironic" that I would speak at the London School of Economics about shifting the locus of control from institutions "at one of the great institutions of the social sciences (from whom control might be wrested)," to which I respond in a comment the suggestion that PLEs failed because PLEX failed, even though ti was similar to things like the app stores a  paper framing ... [Link] Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:: -0400

Study: MOOC content in traditional courses is viable, if inflexible
, Inside Higher Ed | News
A report on MOOCs in Maryland classrooms delivers encouraging results, but faculty members say shaping a course around another instructor's content can to be tricky.Editorial Tags: MOOCs [Link] Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000

Guest blog: MOOCs: Disruptor or Indicator of Something Deeper?
, Tony Bates
  Introduction I don’t usually do guest blogs, and when I do it’s always because I know they will be of the highest quality – and I NEVER accept unrequested guest blogs from people I don’t know. However, I was a participant in a study on MOOCs by Nicole Christen for a paper as part […] [Link] Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:41:58 +0000

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Welcome to the iTDi Summer School MOOC in WizIQ
, Official WizIQ Teach Blog
English teachers worldwide: Come on inside. It’s time to fly high with iTDi! Welcome to the Summer School MOOC in WizIQ. 30 Days! 35... The post Welcome to the iTDi Summer School MOOC in WizIQ appeared first on Official WizIQ Teach Blog. [Link] Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:51:21 +0000

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