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Wharton's latest online courses offer Yahoo! business challenge - Philadelphia Business Journal
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Philadelphia Business Journal Wharton's latest online courses offer Yahoo! business challenge Philadelphia Business Journal The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is offering online courses on how to use big data to make strategic business decisions – the first time it's tackling the topic through its Coursera offerings – and the series of four classes is ... Wharton School to Offer New "Business Analytics" Specialization on Coursera ...GlobeNewswire (press release) Wharton to Offer Business Analytics Specialization on CourseraFIND MBA ... [Link] Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:16:36 GMT

Accreditation will change -- but survive
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As recently as three years ago, it seemed unlikely that the existing system of accreditation would survive the next renewal of the Higher Education Act in anything remotely resembling its current form. From across the political spectrum (right and left) and from various segments of higher education itself (particularly community colleges in California and elite universities across the country), many asserted that the system of peer-reviewed quality control was irretrievably broken and in need of replacement. In some ways little has changed today. Accreditors still have enemies aplenty, ... [Link] Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:00:00 +0000

Group MOOC set to ignite global social change - PR Newswire (press release)
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Group MOOC set to ignite global social change PR Newswire (press release) MONTREAL, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --The world's first GROOC – a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for groups – co-created by internationally renowned management expert Henry Mintzberg will be launched by McGill University and edX, the ... and more » [Link] Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:07:58 GMT

MOOC Watch: Brian Schmidt's online courses now available on demand - The Australian Financial Review
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The Australian Financial Review MOOC Watch: Brian Schmidt's online courses now available on demand The Australian Financial Review The series of four massive open online courses (MOOCs) on astrophysics featuring Nobel prize winner Brian Schmidt of the Australian National University, is now available on demand. Instead of having to wait until the university and MOOC provider edX ... [Link] Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:54:00 GMT

Cybersecurity MOOC platform Cybrary raises $400000 - Technical.ly
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Technical.ly Cybersecurity MOOC platform Cybrary raises $400000 Technical.ly Cybrary offers free MOOC courses in cybersecurity-related fields. It has grown a quick following, accumulating more than 175,000 users worldwide, according to the company. “Our vision is to make Cybrary the largest and most influential online cyber ... and more » [Link] Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:55:48 GMT

University of Hull demonstrates pedagogical potential of world-building game
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In lists of the next big higher education technology trends, Minecraft may not figure too highly. But that could be about to change, with a series of projects at the University of Hull, in Britain, demonstrating the pedagogical potential of the world-building computer game. “Excavating” a medieval village and building public understanding of the work of a renowned Yorkshire architect are among the ways in which Minecraft has been used at the institution. Joel Mills, Hull’s technology enhanced learning adviser, has also run a massive open online course about ... [Link] Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:00:00 +0000

Princeton University and Coursera Launch Free Online Course on Bitcoin and ... - Bitcoin Magazine
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CryptoCoinsNews Princeton University and Coursera Launch Free Online Course on Bitcoin and ... Bitcoin Magazine A Princeton University free online course on “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies” will be offered by Coursera beginning September 4, 2015. Coursera is an online education platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which partners with top ... Princeton University and Coursera Launch Free Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency ...Planet Princeton More US Colleges & Universities Offering Bitcoin Courses In The FallCryptoCoinsNews all 3 news articles &... [Link] Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:10:35 GMT

MOOC on critical thinking attracting thousands of enrolments - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
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MOOC on critical thinking attracting thousands of enrolments Scoop.co.nz (press release) Called Logical and Critical Thinking, the MOOC was developed by Associate Professor Tim Dare and Dr Patrick Girard of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts, and FutureLearn. Tim and Patrick initially set out to develop an online version of Philosophy's ... [Link] Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:35:42 GMT

Cybersecurity MOOC platform Cybrary raises $400000 - Technical.ly DC
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Technical.ly DC Cybersecurity MOOC platform Cybrary raises $400000 Technical.ly DC Cybrary offers free MOOC courses in cybersecurity-related fields. It has grown a quick following, accumulating more than 175,000 users worldwide, according to the company. “Our vision is to make Cybrary the largest and most influential online cyber ... Cybrary Raises $400K in Seed Funding, Tackles Cyber Security Skills Gap and ...Dark Reading Cybrary Scores Funding To Fix Cybersecurity Skills GapForbes Cybrary secures seed funding of $400000 to educate on cyber securityThe Tech Bulletin all 7 news ... [Link] Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:02:00 GMT

Far from bust: five ways MOOCs are helping people get on in life
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Lisa Harris, Manuel León Urrutia, World.edu, Aug 27, 2015 According to the article, "Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – free, short courses made available to everybody online – were expected to herald the end of higher education as we knew it when they began. But the hype soon died away and critics bemoaned the fact that learners quickly lost enthusiasm and dropped out in large numbers." But with MOOCs receiving so much criticism recently, it is worth pointing to the very substantial ways they have improved education over the last half-dozen years or ... [Link] Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:: -0400

Coursera Raises $49.5 Million In Series C Funding From NEA, Times Internet And ... - The Tech Portal
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Coursera Raises $49.5 Million In Series C Funding From NEA, Times Internet And ... The Tech Portal Coursera, the massive U.S.-based online open courses (MOOCs) company, has today announced a fresh raised $49.5 million Series C round. The funding round was led by NEA, with participation of Times Internet, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and ... [Link] Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:20:20 GMT

Admissions officers seeing more MOOC credentials on applications - Education Dive
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Education Dive Admissions officers seeing more MOOC credentials on applications Education Dive Prospective students are touting massive open online course enrollment and completion on college applications, often in hopes of differentiating themselves from their competitors. The New York Times reports that college admissions officers are viewing ... and more » [Link] Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:52:30 GMT

Research Uncovers MOOC Cheating Strategy - Campus Technology
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MIT News Research Uncovers MOOC Cheating Strategy Campus Technology As universities experiment with granting credit hours or digital badges to MOOC students, they may want to implement simple strategies to prevent cheating. Yes, even when the class is free and the only gain may be a certificate of completion, courses ... Harvard, MIT researchers find cheating in online coursesBoston Globe Study identifies new cheating method in MOOCsMIT News all 9 news articles » [Link] Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:09:54 GMT

Cheater, cheater, MOOC beater - Fortune
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Fortune Cheater, cheater, MOOC beater Fortune MIT and Harvard, with many other universities, for example have backed EdX, a MOOC platform, as a great way to provide low-cost education for lots of people and narrow the skills gap. EdX itself is a technology platform for packaging up and deploying ... [Link] Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:00:35 GMT

Harvard, MIT researchers find MOOC learners using multiple accounts to cheat
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Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a new form of cheating in massive open online courses that they say poses a “serious threat to the trustworthiness of MOOC certification.” According to a working paper released Monday, learners have found a fittingly massive way of cheating their way to a good grade in a MOOC. A single MOOC can enroll tens if not hundreds of thousands of learners at once, and by creating multiple accounts, a single learner can “harvest” correct answers that they can use ... [Link] Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:00 +0000

Open education the sustainable way in the knowledge age
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Karen MacGregor, University World News, Aug 26, 2015 Interview article with Wayne Mackintosh on open educational resources and the history of OER University (OERu). The section on MOOCs is interesting: "Open education advocates do not believe that commercial MOOCs provide a sustainable way to widening tertiary access. 'There are significant points of difference between the commercial MOOC provider model and the OERu model,' Mackintosh said. 'First, we provide real academic credit towards real credentials, whereas commercial MOOC providers do not provide formal academic ... [Link] [Tues], 25 Aug 2015 23:: -0400

6 concerns students have about MOOCs
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Meris Stansbury, eCampus News, Aug 26, 2015 So here we have yet another instance of the classic survey study featuring "84 undergraduate students recruited from a variety of courses at a large, urban Midwestern university" being  published in an academic journal and (even worse) being treated as real news. More, this survey is about MOOCs - and I have to ask, why would you ask people who are  already in university what concern they have about MOOCs? For example, consider this result: " Many students feel the information available through MOOCs, in particular c-... [Link] [Tues], 25 Aug 2015 23:: -0400

Amplify's MOOC Gets a New Owner, and a New Name: Edhesive - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
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Education Week (subscription) (blog) Amplify's MOOC Gets a New Owner, and a New Name: Edhesive Education Week (subscription) (blog) The once-brash educational technology company Amplify is expected to be sold off by its parent company, and one of its assets—a "MOOC"—has already been moved out the door. Amplify officials recently announced that investors have bought the ... New qualitative research explores students' MOOC concernsEducation Dive Far from bust: five ways MOOCs are helping people get on in lifeThe Conversation UK all 3 news ... [Link] Tue, 25 Aug 2015 02:13:10 GMT

MOOCs for development
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How to nurture your child's security genius - We Live Security (blog)
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We Live Security (blog) How to nurture your child's security genius We Live Security (blog) For example, Coursera offers a number of excellent coding and general IT courses, while FutureLearn hosts Open University's 'Introduction to Cyber Security' MOOC– an excellent introduction into everything from computer worms and trojans to hashing and ... and more » [Link] Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:59:57 GMT

Module on open education: policy, accreditation by George Siemens #openEd
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This is a course I saw passing by, that I just cannot keep in my mail box, as it might be of interest to many. It is however a paid for course organised by Athabasca University (yeah!). But if you are interested in a short cut to know all about open education through great content, shares, as well as direction and guidance by a great researcher: consider registering. From the mail: This Fall 2015, the Centre for Distance Education will be offering the course MDDE 622: Openness in Education taught by CDE Faculty member Dr. George Siemens. Dr. ... [Link] Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:25:00 +0000

ASU's MOOC lets students around globe earn freshman-year credit online - azcentral.com
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azcentral.com ASU's MOOC lets students around globe earn freshman-year credit online azcentral.com More than 12,500 people from 163 countries have enrolled in the new massive open online course, or MOOC, as of Thursday, the first day of classes, according to ASU. The countries with the most students are the U.S., India and the United Kingdom. [Link] Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:41:11 GMT

The Unwinding Begins: Amplify Sells Computer Science MOOC - EdSurge
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The Unwinding Begins: Amplify Sells Computer Science MOOC EdSurge Even before News Corporation announced it was negotiating with potential acquirers for Amplify, the digital education company began selling assets. In July 2015, Amplify sold its computer science MOOC, which has since been rebranded and reorganized ... [Link] Thu, 20 Aug 2015 23:06:24 GMT

Amplify AP computer science MOOC spins off as Edhesive - Education Dive
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Education Dive Amplify AP computer science MOOC spins off as Edhesive Education Dive Earlier this summer, Amplify's online AP computer science package was sold and rebranded Edhesive, according to a press release from the company. The MOOC was launched in 2013 and expanded in 2014, offering a combination of online instruction and ... [Link] Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:21:43 GMT

Melbourne Uni course takes new angle on climate change - The Australian Financial Review
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The Australian Financial Review Melbourne Uni course takes new angle on climate change The Australian Financial Review The University of Melbourne is again offering its massive open online course (MOOC) on Climate Change which will give learners a many-faceted view of the problem, looking from the perspective of the economist, the scientist, the policy maker and the ... [Link] Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:06:00 GMT

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