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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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Study Finds Inconclusive Results About Efficacy Of Adaptive Learning
, Inside Higher Ed | News
Experiments with adaptive learning at 14 colleges and universities have found the software has no significant average effect on course completion rates, has a slight positive effect on student grades and does not immediately lead to lower costs. And after using the software for three academic terms, less than half of the instructors involved say they will continue to use adaptive courseware. “The ultimate goal -- better student outcomes at lower cost -- remains elusive,” the report on the findings, compiled by SRI Education, a division of the research and development ... [Link] Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:00:00 +0000

10 Amazing Ways Blockchain Could Be Used In Education
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/25988294296_ae0d9a0e87_z.jpg Donald Clark, Donald Clark Plan B, Jun 23, 2016 These are all ways blockchain could be used in education (though a lot of detail would have to be added) but I'm not sure I agree with the context. Introducing the piece Donald Clark says he created a Napster like system for learning resources in 2001 but "the public sector organisations just didn’ t like innovation and stuck to their ... [Link] Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:: -0400

The U.S. State Department And Coursera Offer Free Online Courses To Refugees - Edsurge
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U.S. News & World Report The U.S. State Department and Coursera Offer Free Online Courses to Refugees EdSurge WILL MOOCS SAVE US ALL: Today Coursera announced the launch of Coursera for Refugees in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. The initiative lets refugees and nonprofits supporting them apply for financial aid to access Coursera's library of ... Coursera on a Mission to Help RefugeesU.S. News & World Report State Department, Coursera grant free online education for refugeesEdScoop News (press release) (registration) (blog) World Refugee Day 2016: ... [Link] Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:20:10 GMT

Microsoft Inks Deal With Aicte For Hrd Minister'S Swayam Mooc Platform - Twcn Tech News (Blog)
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TWCN Tech News (blog) Microsoft inks deal with AICTE for HRD Minister's SWAYAM MOOC Platform TWCN Tech News (blog) Microsoft has been picked by the AICTE to build an app for Indian HRD Ministers new SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) initiative. The pillar of the platform is a 2000 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) catering to more ... [Link] Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:07:38 GMT

World Refugee Day 2016: Coursera, State Department Launch Online Classes For Asylum-Seekers - International Business Times
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International Business Times World Refugee Day 2016: Coursera, State Department Launch Online Classes For Asylum-Seekers International Business Times Refugees trying to start their lives over in new places are about to have a whole host of new learning opportunities. The U.S. State Department announced Monday a collaboration with the free education site Coursera aimed at helping recent transplants ... The U.S. State Department and Coursera Offer Free Online Courses to RefugeesEdSurge Coursera on a Mission to Help RefugeesU.S. News & World Report Coursera, State Dept. Launch ... [Link] Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:15:17 GMT



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