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Saudi Arabia gets MOOC'd up - Al Jazeera America
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MyHighPlains Saudi Arabia gets MOOC'd up Al Jazeera America On July 15, edX, a nonprofit MOOC provider based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor launched a pilot open-platform MOOC portal designed “exclusively for Arab audiences” to minimize the gap between educational and ... MOOC: Massive Open Online CourseCloudTweaks News Abbott Wants Credit for Massive Online CoursesKilleen Daily Herald MOOCs in the WorkplaceT+D all 9 news articles » [Link] Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:05:18 GMT

Abbott Wants Credit for Massive Online Courses - Killeen Daily Herald
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Abbott Wants Credit for Massive Online Courses Killeen Daily Herald Rice University and the University of Houston System offer courses through Coursera, which is a for-profit competitor. Thus far, none of the MOOCs provided by the UT System have been created at the Dallas campus, where Abbott is unveiling his plan. MOOC: Massive Open Online CourseCloudTweaks News all 6 news articles » [Link] Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:17:40 GMT

Top independent school puts lessons free on iTunes
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Display Sean Coughlan, BBC News, [Sept] 02, 2014 Something like a MOOC has reached the grade school level in Britain. The Stephen Perse Foundation school in Cambridge, an 'independent' (ie., private) school is placing its course materials on iTunes. "The school has been building digital support materials for each subject, including video, audio, written materials and links to online resources.... From the new school year, these materials developed for this fee-paying school are being made available free online for students in the UK or anywhere else in the world." Though ... [Link] [Tues], 02 [Sept] 2014 08:: -0400

Abbott to Call for Credit for Massive Online Courses - Texas Tribune
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Abbott to Call for Credit for Massive Online Courses Texas Tribune Rice University and the University of Houston System offer courses through Coursera, which is a for-profit competitor. Thus far, none of the MOOCs provided by the UT System have been created at the Dallas campus, where Abbott is unveiling his plan. and more » [Link] Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:02:20 GMT

A New Twist in Online Learning at Stanford - Wall Street Journal
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Wall Street Journal A New Twist in Online Learning at Stanford Wall Street Journal We supplemented these videos—about 70 in all—with study materials and discussion forums on Stanford's online platform at Class.Stanford.Edu, which is similar to the so-called massive open online course (MOOC) platforms operated by the firms Coursera ... and more » [Link] Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:30:20 GMT

Moocs are free – but for how much longer?
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Display Chris Parr, Times Higher Education, Aug 31, 2014 You can't just say “ Moocs have started out as a free opportunity – and free is a great way to get people interested,” as Stanford's John Mitchell does. MOOC means free. If academia wants to charge tuition for instruction, I won't complain, since academia has been doing that for 2,500 years. But they don't get to call such courses open or MOOCs. Because they're not! [Link] [Comment] [Link] , 31 Aug 2014 16:: -0400

Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - VentureBeat
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VentureBeat Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) VentureBeat After 30 years in a corporate learning setting, I wanted to try something different. So, I decided to experiment in the world of online teaching, knowing I could share my passion of big data and learning with an even larger audience (after all, the “M ... [Link] Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:04:23 GMT

Stanford Professors Want To Teach You How To Scale Your Business Without ... - TechCrunch
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TechCrunch Stanford Professors Want To Teach You How To Scale Your Business Without ... TechCrunch After eight years of studying best practices for expanding a business, a pair of Stanford professors are scaling up the size of their classroom with their first foray into massive open online courses (MOOC). Huggy Rao and Robert Sutton, the authors of ... [Link] Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:55:41 GMT

Hack Education Weekly News: The Great LAUSD iPad Saga Continues
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OMFG LAUSD The LAUSD iPad clusterfuck continues. Late last week, several LA news organizations obtained and published emails between LAUSD, Apple, and Pearson officials. The emails reveal that Superintendent John Deasy began meeting with these companies to discuss the hardware/curriculum purchase almost a year before the multimillion dollar contract went out to bid. The district agreed last year to purchase 700,000 iPads — one for every student in the district. The devices would come pre-loaded with curriculum created by Pearson. The expected cost of this project, including ... [Link] Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:40:09 PDT

Intro to Artificial Intelligence Open with Full Udacity Goodness
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Today, we are excited to announce that you now have access to coaching support and can earn a Verified Certificate for Intro to Artificial Intelligence! This is the class that made MOOC history. It was the first online class to graduate more students in the field of Artificial Intelligence than all other brick and mortar classes combined. This class has touched thousands of students and marked the beginning of what you now know as Udacity. Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig, your AI instructors In addition to being a part of Udacity history, Artificial Intelligence is increasingly ... [Link] Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000

Has this new online college program solved the MOOC problem? - The Hechinger Report
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The Hechinger Report Has this new online college program solved the MOOC problem? The Hechinger Report Advocates of online higher education hope this first-ever attempt by an elite institution to offer an entire computer-science graduate program in a MOOC-style format will prove the value of so-called massively open online courses, which — after huge ... [Link] Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:05:11 GMT

K-State offers its first MOOC; KU not interested - Lawrence Journal World
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KWCH K-State offers its first MOOC; KU not interested Lawrence Journal World The Kansas State Global Campus' first MOOC, titled “Health and Wellness 101: Everyday Small Changes,” will cover a wide range of topics, including meal planning, healthy cooking, body image, physical activity, substance abuse and stress management. UH spends $64000 on MOOC initiative, free for studentsThe Venture Kansas State offers free online health and physical fitness classKansas.com MOOCs: learning about online learning, one click at a timeThe Conversation AU all 10 news articles ... [Link] Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:50:59 GMT

K-State offering health class as MOOC - Topeka Capital Journal
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K-State offering health class as MOOC Topeka Capital Journal The Kansas State Global Campus' first MOOC, titled “Health and Wellness 101: Everyday Small Changes,” will cover a wide range of topics, including meal planning, healthy cooking, body image, physical activity, substance abuse and stress management. Kansas State offers free online health and physical fitness classKansas.com all 4 news articles » [Link] Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:06:31 GMT

Penn's 'ModPo' MOOC partners with the New York Public Library - Penn Current
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Penn Current Penn's 'ModPo' MOOC partners with the New York Public Library Penn Current Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman created an American tradition of radical poetry about 160 years ago, and this year, Penn's Kelly Writers House (KWH) and the New York Public Library (NYPL) have created a radical way to teach it. Starting this fall, New ... and more » [Link] Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:02:17 GMT

Going beyond classroom - Business Today
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Business Today Going beyond classroom Business Today Abhay Tandon, an employee at Scaale Capital's business advisory division, took a course through Coursera from the University of Maryland on 'Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies'. He says that his MBA degree gave him good theoretical ... Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher educationPBS NewsHour A strong case for classroom learningDeccan Herald MOOCs: A Professor's Reflections on Online EducationNippon.com PBS MediaShift all 10 news articles &... [Link] Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:06:04 GMT

Online learning push continues in California, but with approach faculty groups appreciate
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California's Democratic leaders have taken a gentler approach in push for the state's colleges to get creative with online courses, including with a $50 award fund.Editorial Tags: Community collegesMOOCsOnline learningState policyCalifornia [Link] Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000

Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher education - PBS NewsHour
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PBS NewsHour Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher education PBS NewsHour Other universities are still wrestling with the decision concerning whether to recognize students' work in the free courses offered by organizations like edX, Coursera and Udacity. Earlier this month On Campus, the higher education desk at Boston's ... A strong case for classroom learningDeccan Herald The Real Legacy of MOOCs: Better Introductory CoursesPBS MediaShift all 6 news articles » [Link] Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:23:45 GMT

Syracuse U MOOC To Build Skills in Mainframe-Scale Enterprise Computing - Campus Technology
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Syracuse U MOOC To Build Skills in Mainframe-Scale Enterprise Computing Campus Technology People seeking a better understanding of enterprise computing strategies have the chance to attend a free, self-guided, self-paced open online course hosted by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (iSchool). And by "enterprise," the ... [Link] Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:13:51 GMT

New degree program is big test for MOOC-style higher ed - PBS NewsHour
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PBS NewsHour New degree program is big test for MOOC-style higher ed PBS NewsHour Advocates of online higher education hope this first-ever attempt by an elite institution to offer an entire computer science graduate program in a MOOC-style format will prove the value of so-called massively open online courses, which — after huge ... [Link] Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:31:39 GMT

Exeter to Launch New Business MOOC - FIND MBA
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Exeter Express and Echo Exeter to Launch New Business MOOC FIND MBA The UK's University of Exeter Business School has announced that it will launch a new massive open online course (MOOC) in September. The course is called "Discovering Business in Society," and will cover basic business topics, including environmental ... University of Exeter Business School to launch free online courseExeter Express and Echo all 2 news articles » [Link] Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:50:37 GMT

Why Indian business schools need to give emphasis on globalization in their ... - Economic Times
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Why Indian business schools need to give emphasis on globalization in their ... Economic Times Consider, for instance, a survey that I ran in a MOOC on globalization that I offered in spring 2014, under the auspices of IESE Business School, on Coursera. On average, the respondents guessed exports-to-GDP at above 41,8%, pegged phone call ... and more » [Link] Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:02:09 GMT

CWRU offers new MOOC to teach health care workers deliver better care to ... - News-Medical.net
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CWRU offers new MOOC to teach health care workers deliver better care to ... News-Medical.net "Take the Lead on Health Care Quality Improvement"-a new free massive open online course (MOOC) offered this fall by Case Western Reserve University's school of nursing-targets ways frontline health care workers can deliver safer and better care to ... [Link] Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:48:40 GMT

New MOOC Teaches Educators and Librarians About Copyright - InfoToday.com
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New MOOC Teaches Educators and Librarians About Copyright InfoToday.com So the announcement that a team of three well-respected librarian-lawyers would be teaching a massive open online course (MOOC) through Coursera about copyright was greeted with a great deal of excitement from within the library community. Fortunately ... [Link] Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:01:16 GMT

How to measure the success of learning in rhizo14?
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Heli Nurmi, Heli Connecting Ideas, Aug 25, 2014 Heli Nurmi offers an insightful look at what constitutes success in dave Cormier's Rhizo-MOOC: "It may be an illusion of enthusiasm that I’ ve 'learned' these things but it feels like I have a better grasp on how to know them or reconstruct a more viable approach. I’ ve gained a tool of understanding that clarifies things that I didn’ t have before. Success = People having a serious conversation or, very often, people having fun together. That’ s enough." [Link] [Comment] [Link] Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:: -0400

Is this the “dark horse” of online education?
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Display Meris Stansbury, eCampus News, Aug 25, 2014 From the article: "Weise and Christensen note in their new mini-book, Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution (61 page PDF) that unlike other trends like MOOCs that have received 'tremendous fanfare,' online competency-based education stands out as the innovation to most likely disrupt higher education." They write (p.18) "Competency-based programs have no time-based unit. Learning is fixed, and time is variable; pacing is flexible." That makes them perfect for online learning. This trend, ... [Link] Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:: -0400

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