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The Best Data Visualization Courses — Class Central Career Guides
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Part four of our six-piece series that recommends the best MOOCs for launching yourself into the data science industry The post The Best Data Visualization Courses — Class Central Career Guides appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:55:35 +0000

Linked Data Notifications
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/linked_data_notifications.PNG World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Mar 23, 2017 Linked data Notifications (LDN) is a little standard with big potential. It's very simple: you send a message to a server. I receive a notification. I access the server and retrieve the message. That's it. It sounds a lot like email, but it isn't email. In many ways it's better than email. It can be used to announce publications. It can be used to ... [Link] Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:: -0400

Méxicox: Growth, Monetization, Stability: How Will These Challenges Be Faced?
, Class Central's MOOC Report
What can we expect to see from MéxicoX in 2017? The post MéxicoX: Growth, Monetization, Stability: How Will These Challenges be Faced? appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:37:23 +0000

Mindshift Mooc: Sequel To The World’S Most Popular Online Course, Is Coming Soon
, Class Central's MOOC Report
The Mindshift MOOC is designed to help boost your career and life in today’s fast-paced learning environment The post Mindshift MOOC: Sequel to the World’s Most Popular Online Course, Is Coming Soon appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:25:13 +0000

Teachers’ Awareness Of Guidelines For Quality Assurance When Developing Moocs
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/Ulf_Olsson.JPG Ulf Olsson, Seminar.Net, Mar 18, 2017 This article at least gives a nod to Martin Weller's plea to let MOOCs define their own standards for quality. "Let people play and explore in this space without tying it down with the types of quality overhead we already have in formal education." And then it shrugs as says "whatever". "MOOCs must be shown to meet some of the same quality standards that other online courses are ... [Link] Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:: -0400

Mooc Providers In 2016
, Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
According to Class Central a quarter of the new MOOC users  in 2016 came from regional MOOC providers such as  XuetangX (China) and Miríada X (Latin America). They list the top five MOOC providers by registered users: Coursera – 23 million edX – 10 million XuetangX – 6 million FutureLearn – 5.3 million Udacity – […] [Link] Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:18:01 +0000

Coursera Removes Biometric Identity Verification Using Keystroke Matching
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Users no longer have to enter the phrase that identifies them by their personal keystroke pattern for every certificate. The post Coursera Removes Biometric Identity Verification Using Keystroke Matching appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:25:27 +0000

Futurelearn’S New Pricing Model Limits Access To Course Content After The Course Ends
, Class Central's MOOC Report
FutureLearn's latest change shows that MOOC providers continue to struggle with the business model, moving further toward monetization over massiveness. The post FutureLearn’s New Pricing Model Limits Access to Course Content After the Course Ends appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:17:14 +0000

Passing Of William G. Bowen: Walk Deliberately, Don’T Run, Toward Online Education
, Computing Education Blog
William G. Bowen of The Chronicle recently died at the age of 83. His article about MOOCs in 2013 is still relevant today. In particular is his note about “few of those studies are relevant to the teaching of undergraduates.”  As I look at the OMS CS results and the empirical evidence about MOOC completers (which matches […] [Link] Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:10 +0000

Futurelearn’S New Pricing Model Limits Access To Course Content After The Course Ends
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/Hiding-the-Fact-the-Course-is-Free-or-Not.png Dhawal Shah, Class Central, Mar 17, 2017 As this article notes, MOOC provider FutureLearn is putting the squeeze on students, cutting off access to MOOC contents unless they pay. It's what we're seeing in the market as a whole. "As Matt Walton — Chief Product Officer at FutureLearn — notes, charging for certificates hasn’ t proven to be an ... [Link] Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:: -0400

After Uc Berkeley Announcement, Universities Say They Will Continue To Offer Free Educational Content
, Inside Higher Ed | News
The recent decision by the University of California, Berkeley, to restrict public access to free online educational content has raised questions about whether other colleges and universities will do the same to avoid legal action. The university this month announced it will remove audio and video lectures currently available to the public on platforms such as iTunes U and YouTube. Berkeley said it reached that decision after determining that retroactively making the content accessible to people with disabilities would be “extremely expensive.” Berkeley has ... [Link] Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 +0000

The Open In Mooc Must Include The Ability To Create Courses
, Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
However you view MOOCs, they have been a success in moving towards open education and in allowing thousands of people not enrolled in formal education programmes to take part in courses. But in all the talk about open and MOOCs one issue worries me: access to platforms. Yes the best MOOCs and the better platforms […] [Link] Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:23:03 +0000

Preview Of Linkedin Learning As In-Flight Entertainment On Virgin America Flights
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Let your mind soar as your body flies: learning on airplanes with LinkedIn Learning The post Preview of LinkedIn Learning as In-flight Entertainment on Virgin America Flights appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:36:29 +0000

Arab Universities And Moocs: Cautious Cooperation
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/fouad.jpg Sabah Hamamou, Al Fanar Media, Mar 10, 2017 Dood article providing an overview of the two major Arabic-language MOOC platforms,  Edraak and Rawaq. "In the Arab world, as universities struggle to reach thousands of students with few qualified professors, many educators feel that MOOCs still have potential. But the number of available courses is relatively small." [Link] [Comment] [Link] Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:: -0400

Udacity Announces Two New Nanodegrees: Robotics And Digital Marketing
, Class Central's MOOC Report
At their second annual Intersect conference, Udacity announced two new Nanodegree programs The post Udacity Announces Two New Nanodegrees: Robotics and Digital Marketing appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:38:54 +0000

Méxicox: Meet The Mooc Platform Funded By The Mexican Government
, Class Central's MOOC Report
MOOCs continue to grow, this time with another regional platform The post MéxicoX: Meet the MOOC Platform Funded by the Mexican Government appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:40:45 +0000

Udacity Acquires Cloudlabs, Maker Of Terminal.Com
, Class Central's MOOC Report
Udacity will integrate Terminal.com's interactive coding environment into its Nanodegrees. The post Udacity acquires CloudLabs, maker of Terminal.com appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:21:24 +0000

Mooc Course Report: March 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
1300 free online courses starting in March 2017; 108 of them are new The post MOOC Course Report: March 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Thu, 02 Mar 2017 04:35:19 +0000

Interpreting And Presenting Data
, Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
I have been working on the contents for week 4 of the free #EmployID MOOC on The Changing World of Work, taking place on the European EMMA platform and starting in late March. Week 4 is all about Labour Market Information – or as I prefer to call it, Labour Market Intelligence – and how […] [Link] Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:21:07 +0000

Online Learning
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/University_Business_Special_Report.PNG University Business, Mar 01, 2017 This is a special report from University Business. It's interesting in its own right, but readers may be interested in the full-length interview with me on MOOC and the future of online learning. A couple of notes: first, there's a really bad typo on page 6, where it says MOOCs were invented in 2005. They were invented in 2008. Second, it ... [Link] Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:: -0400

Social Networks And The Building Of Learning Communities: An Experimental Study Of A Social Mooc
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/2630-23047-1-PB.jpg Mariana de Lima, Marta Zorrilla, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), Mar 01, 2017 What I like about this paper it its honesty in reporting negative results. "We have not managed to generate a strong learning community either during the course or at its completion: the networks were created around teachers' feedback, learners basically commented once per topic and, after ... [Link] Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:: -0400

Hot Or Not: How Do Moocs Fit Into Corporate Elearning?
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/id_2228_608.jpg Pamela Hogle, Learning Solutions, Mar 01, 2017 This article mostly quotes George Siemens and myself about the value of MOOCs in corporate learning, plus a few remarks from MOOC critics. We're both agreed that MOOCs can extend corporate learning, largely because it's open, and largely because it can be used to support niche learning. Note the bit at the end where I talk about MOOCs as part of a larger ecosystem. "They ... [Link] [Tues], 28 Feb 2017 14:: -0400

Digital Revolution
, Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
I’m putting the finishing touches on the content for the 3rd week of the Changing World of Work MOOC by the EmployID project and hosted on the EMMA platform. You can sign up here. Infographic created with Canva  4th industrial revolution infographic by Angela Rees is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Permissions […] [Link] Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:23:41 +0000

New Online Courses And Moocs Added In February 2017
, Class Central's MOOC Report
List of 105 new online courses added to Class Central in February 2017 The post New Online Courses and MOOCs added in February 2017 appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. [Link] Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:21:01 +0000

Edx To Retire Foundational 6.002x Platform
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/6.002x-Textbook-Page.jpg Dhawal Shah, Class Central, Feb 28, 2017 I guess the students who built it have all graduated. We used it for the Personal Learning MOOC. It had some nice features but it definitely did not promote interaction, creativity or discussion. The platform did support limited embedding, which enabled (as described in this article) an interactive circuit diagram tool and a textbook to be embedded. [Link] [... [Link] Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:: -0400

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