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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 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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What Makes America Great? Free, Online Courses, For A Start - Bristol Herald Courier (Press Release) (Blog)
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What makes America great? Free, online courses, for a start Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) The class was offered through Coursera, a for-profit company started by two Stanford professors. Two other big providers of MOOCs are for-profit Udacity, with computer science classes developed by Google, Facebook and other companies, and edX, ... [Link] Mon, 30 May 2016 11:03:26 GMT

Mooc Water Spring – The Gem Springs Of Mother Earth - Vietnamnet Bridge
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VietNamNet Bridge Mooc Water Spring – the gem springs of Mother Earth VietNamNet Bridge There is a wonderful gem hidden in the famous Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province. Nestled beneath the old forest's foliage that covers the towering limestone mountain cliffs, there is a place the locals call Moọc Water Spring. It is ... [Link] Sun, 29 May 2016 02:06:39 GMT

Mhrd'S Iit Pal Launch May Be Deferred, Mooc Platform Being Considered Instead - Pagalguy
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MHRD's IIT PAL launch may be deferred, MOOC platform being considered instead PaGaLGuY The Ministry has now decided to launch the preparation material on its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform in the form of open courses is startling the students. This platform is available to foreign students as well. The aspirants are worried ... and more » [Link] Mon, 30 May 2016 07:47:34 GMT

A Framework For The Ethics Of Open Education
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files/images/logo_for_Twitter_400x400.jpg Robert Farrow, Open Praxis, May 29, 2016 "This paper proposes a framework that focuses on the ethical significance of a particular group of educational technologies usually referred to as open education," writes Robert Farrow, noting " is “ a paucity of literature” addressing the socioethical dimensions" and the suggestion that while open learning such as MOOCs is intended to ... [Link] , 29 May 2016 12:: -0400

Ten Years Of Open Practice: A Reflection On The Impact Of Openlearn
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Patrina Law, Anne Jelfs, Open Praxis, May 29, 2016 The best part of this article (7 page PDF) is the last page, where the author draws a number of interesting conclusions from a ten-year review of OpenLearn, an Open University open educational resources (OER) initiative. The paper itself is a bit loose (possibly because of brevity) so we don't see  how these conclusions are established (presumably as results from the survey?) but it is the conclusions themselves that are work looking at: closed environments with a start and finish date i.e. MOOCs, have lower ... [Link] , 29 May 2016 12:: -0400



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