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May 10

Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for life
Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. We depend on soil to build our homes and cities, to grow crops for food and raise livestock, to support transportation and enable recreation. Yet we disregard this crucial and precious resource that lies right under our feet. This introductory environmental studies course will explore the importance of soil to life on earth, the issues, processes and societal challenges underlying soil degradation – and what can be done to ensure ...

May 18

Assessment for Learning in practice
De MOOC Toetsen voor Leren in de praktijk gaat in op de theorie en praktijk van toetsen voor leren en illustreert dit met praktijkervaringen voor het ontwerpen van instrumenten voor toetsen voor leren. De cursus combineert state-of-the-art inzichten met een praktische insteek en biedt voldoende flexibiliteit. Ieder van de zes lessen is een betekenisvolle leertaak die ook afzonderlijk gedaan kan worden. The MOOC Assessment for Learning in practice introduces you to the concept of formative ...

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 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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Developing Country Mooc Users Not Like Those In The Us - Ecampus News
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eCampus News Developing country MOOC users not like those in the US eCampus News Unlike in the U.S., completion and certification rates are actually growing for developing country MOOC users. A new study from researchers at the University of Washington has revealed that half of developing country MOOC users are receiving certification. [Link] Mon, 02 May 2016 18:30:06 GMT

Pharo Mooc On Fun - Iprogrammer
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iProgrammer Pharo MOOC on FUN iProgrammer Today sees the start of a MOOC about Pharo, the object-oriented language based on Smalltalk. The video lectures are in French with English subtitles and the course pdfs are in English only. Over 2200 students have enrolled so far. This free online ... [Link] Mon, 02 May 2016 18:06:13 GMT

The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What The Research Says
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Benjamin Herold, EdWeek Market Brief, May 02, 2016 The Maker movement began as a free-form exercise. "Typically, 'Making' involves attempting to solve a particular problem, creating a physical or digital artifact, and sharing that product with a larger audience. Often, such work is guided by the notion that process is more important than results." But as it began to be applied more in schools, it began to  evolve. Diversity and inclusiveness became more important, and questions began to be asked about what was learned. This article is a good overview of some of the ... [Link] Mon, 02 May 2016 03:: -0400

Austrade Sets Target Of 110 Million Mooc Students For Australia By 2025
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files/images/1462067610330.jpg Tim Dodd, Financial Review, May 02, 2016 I'm attending an expert meeting on MOOC quality for the Commonwealth of Learning in Malaysia right now, so it was interesting (and yes, amusing) to read about Australia's plans to grab a large share of the MOOC 'market'. The 110 million student represents 10% of the potential market (and  21,900 per cent growth). It may sound crazy, but "International education is ... [Link] Mon, 02 May 2016 00:: -0400

Big History Scholarship - The Hindu
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Big history scholarship The Hindu Following the instant popularity of the Big History MOOC programme by Australia's Macquarie University on the online learning platform Coursera, the university is now offering a Big History International Student Undergraduate Scholarship. The ... [Link] Sun, 01 May 2016 11:31:31 GMT



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