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May 21

MOOC on Marine Litter
Marine litter is a global problem that affects every ocean of the world. Litter is an environmental, human health and socio-economic problem that is a symptom of a highly disposable society. With worldwide growth in the amount of solid litter thrown away every day and slow rates of degradation, the amount of litter present in the marine environment is increasing. This course seeks to inspire students to take action and leadership in the arena of marine litter through stimulating interaction ...

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A New Digital Era
, Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
Reflections on the contents and conversations from weeks 3 and 4; A New Digital Era I’m a tutor on the EmployID MOOC “The Changing World of Work” on the EMMA platform which is still has a few weeks left to run and is still available to join via the link above! I’ve mostly been the […] [Link] Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:54:34 +0000

Ten Most Popular Moocs Starting In May 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The best new free online courses starting in May 2017 The post Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in May 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:14:52 +0000

Novel Initiative Teach Out: Fake News Detecting
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Inge de Waard, Ignatia Webs, Apr 22, 2017 A 'teach out' is a lot like a MOOC except that it is a lot shorter and more concentrated. It is (quoted): an event – it takes place over a fixed, short period of time an opportunity – it is open for free participation to everyone around the world a community – it will be joined by a large number of diverse individuals a conversation – an opportunity to give and take ideas and information from people "What is really interesting is the philosophy behind the teach out, and the history behind the ... [Link] Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:: -0400

Moocs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now?
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/shutterstock_577473940_1_-1492712824.jpg Dhawal Shah, EdSurge, Apr 22, 2017 It really is a sad story. "The fact that MOOCs were free sparked widespread interest in them... But once the hype died down and MOOC providers tried to monetize, they found it difficult to do so without charging for content... Every MOOC provider has expanded their product lines to target multiple price points from tens of dollars to ... [Link] Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:: -0400

Novel Initiative Teach Out: Fake News Detecting #Criticalthinking #Mooc
, @Ignatia Webs
If you have just a bit of time this week, and you are interested in new ways of online teaching as well as critical thinking... this is a fabulous initiative. The “Fake news, facts and alternative facts” MOOC is part of a teach out course (brief yet meaningful just-in-time learning initiative focused on a hot topic). Course link: https://www.edx.org/course/fake-news-facts-alternative-facts-michiganx-teachout-2x#! Course starts on 21 April 2017 (today)Course given by the University of Michigan, USA This is not just a MOOC, actually, it being a MOOC is the boring part. What is really ... [Link] Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:21:00 +0000



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