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Mar 09

MOOC ABC Gestion de projet 5th Edition
I would like to let you know that the new session of the Mooc entitled “Project Management” will start on March 9, 2015 under the direction of Rémi Bachelet, of the Ecole Centrale de Lille. You can already pre-inscribe to that session, upon registrating on Rémi Bachelet’s site : http://gestiondeprojet.pm/mooc-gestion-de-projet/ Here are the goals to be expected by the participants: Either you are already involved in management projects, but you want to enlarge your ...

La littératie financière et fiscale ouverte à tous,
Pendant cinq semaines, le cours abordera différents sujets : les finances personnelles sous contrôle, l’imposition des travailleurs, les allègements d’impôt et les finances personnelles en croissance. Un environnement d’apprentissage simple, intuitif et direct sera proposé aux participants.

Automated Visual Software Analytics
In this course, we explore how the effectiveness of software development projects can be pro-actively improved by applying concepts, techniques, and tools from software diagnosis. The term "software diagnosis" refers to recently innovated techniques from automated software analysis and software visual analytics that aim at giving insights into information about complex software system implementations, the correlated software development processes, and the system evolution....

Code Yourself! An Introduction to Programming
This course teaches you how to program in Scratch, an easy to use visual programming language, and introduces you to the fundamental principles of computing. This course is targeted mainly to children and teenagers, but it is designed to work equally well with adults.

¡A Programar! Una introducción a la programación
Este curso te enseña a programar utilizando Scratch, un lenguaje de programación visual muy fácil de usar, y te presenta los principios fundamentales de la computación. ¡A Programar! está dirigido a niños y jóvenes, pero está diseñado para que también lo puedan tomar adultos.

Mar 11

Lean Data Approaches to Measure Social Impact
Measuring impact can enable us to understand who we are serving and how much the products and services we deliver in fact improve lives. In this 4 hour course from Acumen, you’ll learn more about the Lean Data mindset and how you can get the companies and organizations you work with on board with this approach.

Mar 16

Medicine and the Arts: Humanising Healthcare
Offered by the University of Cape Town, this MOOC will explore the intersection of medicine, medical anthropology and the creative arts. Through each of its six weeks, we’ll visit a new aspect of human life and consider it from the perspectives of people working in health sciences, social sciences and the arts. This is the first MOOC by an African university to be offered on a major MOOC platform.

Mar 23

How Writers Write Poetry 2015
How Writers Write Poetry 2015, a seven-week course beginning on March 23, 2015, offers an interactive progression through the principles and practice of writing poetry. The course presents a curated collection of short, intimate talks on craft by two dozen acclaimed poets writing in English. Craft topics include persona, notebooking, the line, the turn, form, and the lyric. The talks are designed for beginning poets just starting to put words on a page as well as for advanced poets looking ...

Diseño instruccional de cursos abiertos on-line
"Diseño instruccional..." está destinado a profesores y diseñadores de estudios abiertos online Se trata de un curso abierto, personalizado, y de acceso escalable en la metodología docente y en la ayuda pedagógica. Es decir no es un MOOC al uso, tiene unos rasgos propios, los de un nuevo tipo de cursos. Para obtener más información vea el vídeo de presentación corto (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpTq2MuUmFg&feature=youtu.be) o el ví­deo completo de presentación . También puede ...

Mar 31

Programmation récursive
La récursion est un phénomène intriguant que ce cours expose, explore, explicite. Découvrez la récursion, programmez récursif, manipulez les données récursives que sont listes et arbres, le tout interactivement avec des exercices à correction automatisée. Vous voulez savoir, comprendre, maîtriser ce qu'est la récursion ? Bienvenue à la seconde édition du MOOC de récursivologie qui débutera le 31 mars 2015.

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MOOC your way to happiness on internet highway of knowledge - New Zealand Doctor Online
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New Zealand Doctor Online MOOC your way to happiness on internet highway of knowledge New Zealand Doctor Online In September 2014, I enrolled in “The Science of Happiness”, the first MOOC to teach the ground-breaking science of positive psychology. Along with over 30,000 other students from around the world, I studied the research evidence of what enables people ... [Link] Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:46:10 GMT

Changing perspectives on VLEs/PLEs, eLearning and MOOCs
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My recent posts have been reports on my efforts to catch up with debates in EdTech communities and with recent pilots with MOOCs. I made use of a relatively quiet period in our work for the Learning Layers (LL) project to read what Graham Attwell has recently written on these issues. (With quiet I don’t […] [Link] Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:25:10 +0000

Disruptive Innovation in Universities
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[Audio] Panel discussion on the nature of disruptive innovations, MOOCs and disruptive innovation, and how and whether universities should adapt. 4th International Conference e-Learning and Distance Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Panel) Mar 04, 2015 [Comment] [Link] Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:: -0400

Journal of Online Learning Research
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Mar 05, 2015 The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)  has published the  premiere issue of an open journal called the Journal of Online Learning Research (JOLR), "a peer-reviewed, international journal devoted to the theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic understanding of technologies and their impact on primary and secondary pedagogy and policy in primary and secondary (K-12) online and blended environments." The firsst issue has six articles and  features "the work of some of the individuals who inspired the journal’ s idea ... [Link] Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:: -0400

Tales from a MOOC, Part 1 - Inside Higher Ed (blog)
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The Conversation US Tales from a MOOC, Part 1 Inside Higher Ed (blog) I'm currently taking a MOOC through Canvas on Blended Learning. I've been sitting on this particular piece for a while about my previous experience taking MOOCs. There are probably at least two or three more posts, but for this first one, let me ... In defense of the great MOOC experimentThe Conversation US MOOCs to the rescue?Devex Fellowship targets undergraduate community leaders in alternative learningMadison.com all 6 news articles » [Link] Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:32:55 GMT



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