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Feb 27

Biodiversity and Global Change: Science & Action
This new, free online course about environmental topics is for anyone who wants to help protect biodiversity. The 42 short video lectures are about biodiversity, biodiversity science, and global change including climate change.

Mar 06

The Lean MBA
The Lean MBA program is a 1 year, online program that teaches 12 functional areas of business administration: 1. Entrepreneurship 2. General Management, Leadership & Strategy 3. Marketing & Sales 4. Economics 5. Statistics & Big Data 6. Operations Management 7. Business Law & Ethics 8. Accounting 9. Finance 10. Human Resource Management 11. International Business 12. Project Management The main benefits of The Lean MBA are: - Low price: 299€ total or 35€/...

Mar 20

Extinctions: Past and Present
This course explores how life on earth has been shaped by five mass extinction events in the distant past. At present, biodiversity is facing a crisis, with the prospect of a sixth extinction event today.

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What Engagement Looks Like In A Mooc-Based Cs Class
, Computing Education Blog
My colleague, Ashok Goel, is getting a lot of (deserved) attention for exploring the role of a cognitive assistant as a teaching assistant, known as Jill Watson. The question he’s exploring is: How do we measure the effect of this assistant? One exploration involves engagement. I thought that these numbers were interesting, because they’re comparable […] [Link] Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:26:48 +0000

Making Multimedia For Moocs
, Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
I’ve been bogged down for the past two weeks writing reports and trying to catch up on a dreadful backlog of work. But that’s another story. Amongst other things, this week I am producing content for the European EmployID MOOC on the ‘Changing World of Work.‘ As the blurb says: Do you want to be […] [Link] Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:02:33 +0000

Ten Most Popular Moocs Starting In March 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The best new free online courses starting in March 2017 The post Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in March 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:33:52 +0000

How The Pioneers Of The Mooc Got It Wrong (From Ieee), As Predicted
, Computing Education Blog
There is a sense of vindication that the predictions that many of us made about MOOCs have been proven right, e.g., see this blog post where I explicitly argue (as the article below states) that MOOCs misunderstand the importance of active learning. It’s disappointing that so much effort went wasted.  MOOCs do have value, but it’s much […] [Link] Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:17:26 +0000

In-Depth Review: Udacity’S Data Analyst Nanodegree
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Udacity's Data Analyst Nanodegree claims to teach you the skills needed to start a data science career. Is it successful? Find out in this in-depth review. The post In-Depth Review: Udacity’s Data Analyst Nanodegree appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:17:48 +0000



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