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Mooc Water Spring – The Gem Springs Of Mother Earth - Vietnamnet Bridge
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VietNamNet Bridge Mooc Water Spring – the gem springs of Mother Earth VietNamNet Bridge There is a wonderful gem hidden in the famous Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province. Nestled beneath the old forest's foliage that covers the towering limestone mountain cliffs, there is a place the locals call Moọc Water Spring. It is ... [Link] Sun, 29 May 2016 02:06:39 GMT

Mhrd'S Iit Pal Launch May Be Deferred, Mooc Platform Being Considered Instead - Pagalguy
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MHRD's IIT PAL launch may be deferred, MOOC platform being considered instead PaGaLGuY The Ministry has now decided to launch the preparation material on its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform in the form of open courses is startling the students. This platform is available to foreign students as well. The aspirants are worried ... and more » [Link] Mon, 30 May 2016 07:47:34 GMT

A Framework For The Ethics Of Open Education
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files/images/logo_for_Twitter_400x400.jpg Robert Farrow, Open Praxis, May 29, 2016 "This paper proposes a framework that focuses on the ethical significance of a particular group of educational technologies usually referred to as open education," writes Robert Farrow, noting " is “ a paucity of literature” addressing the socioethical dimensions" and the suggestion that while open learning such as MOOCs is intended to ... [Link] , 29 May 2016 12:: -0400

Ten Years Of Open Practice: A Reflection On The Impact Of Openlearn
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Patrina Law, Anne Jelfs, Open Praxis, May 29, 2016 The best part of this article (7 page PDF) is the last page, where the author draws a number of interesting conclusions from a ten-year review of OpenLearn, an Open University open educational resources (OER) initiative. The paper itself is a bit loose (possibly because of brevity) so we don't see  how these conclusions are established (presumably as results from the survey?) but it is the conclusions themselves that are work looking at: closed environments with a start and finish date i.e. MOOCs, have lower ... [Link] , 29 May 2016 12:: -0400

The Enterprise Technologies To Watch In 2016
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files/images/theenterprisetechnologiestowatchin2016.png Dion Hinchcliffe, ZDNet, May 29, 2016 This list shouldn't surprise readers, though it's interesting to note the influence of consumer technology on the enterprise sectors. The top technologies to watch include MOOCs, microservices, public and hybrid cloud, user experiences, team collaboration, social enterprise, and more. The best bit is at the end, though: "the real ... [Link] , 29 May 2016 11:: -0400

Here'S How Artificial Intelligence Could Solve The Biggest Problem In Education
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files/images/charter20school20students20classroom20teacher20merrimack20college.jpg Rafi Letzter, Tech Insider, May 28, 2016 I confess, I read this item because I wondered what the author considered "the biggest problem in education." Here's what it is: "of the  hordes of students that  sign up for massive open online  classes (MOOCs),  an average of less than 7% finish." Well, ... [Link] Sat, 28 May 2016 13:: -0400

New Mooc On Ethical Leadership Launches - Bu Today
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BU Today New MOOC on Ethical Leadership Launches BU Today Fluker says the MOOC will use video exercises, discussion forums, and student journals to probe its key lesson, which is that ethical leaders “are a part of stories and must be engaged in remembering, retelling, and reliving those stories.” For example ... [Link] Fri, 27 May 2016 04:10:44 GMT

Saic Launches A Modern Art Mooc - Chicago Inno
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Chicago Inno SAIC Launches A Modern Art MOOC Chicago Inno This week SAIC launched "Touring Modernism: From the French avant-garde to American Pop and Beyond," a 12 session MOOC run through online arts education company Kadenze. The class, which relies heavily on video and features artwork housed at ... [Link] Fri, 27 May 2016 19:50:01 GMT

What To Do With A Wandering College Graduate - Huffington Post
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Huffington Post What To Do With A Wandering College Graduate Huffington Post There are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by several dozen elite universities, including Stanford, Princeton, Penn, and Harvard, through two major organizations, Coursera and edX. These courses allow you to try out a variety of subjects at ... [Link] Thu, 26 May 2016 18:14:42 GMT

Futurelearn To Enable Study On Moocs To Count Towards A Degree - Financial Times
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Financial Times FutureLearn to enable study on Moocs to count towards a degree Financial Times EdTech start-ups, like FutureLearn and US-based Coursera, Udacity and edX, have experimented with paid-for certificates for registered users that pass a test at the end of the online courses on their platforms. Some higher education institututions have ... Moocs: Leeds and Open University offering course credits towards degrees for first timeThe Independent all 6 news articles » [Link] Thu, 26 May 2016 15:00:29 GMT

The Rough Beasts Of Ed-Tech
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This keynote was delivered today at the Irish Learning Technology Association's annual conference, EdTech2016, in Dublin. The full slidedeck is available here. When I was first approached about speaking to you here today, I was immediately intrigued by the provocations packed into the conference’s theme: “Reconstituting Technology-Enhanced Learning: Rising to the Challenge.” And as I’ve stewed about how to offer you some provocations in return – that is the job, I believe, of the keynote speaker: not to comfort but to provoke –... [Link] Thu, 26 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Communities Need Tools To Protect Themselves From Scale
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files/images/community_network.png Michael Caulfield, Hapgood, May 26, 2016 Best takedown of the day: "The state of knowledge among people who have actually run large online communities is so far advanced beyond the research community that most research in this area is more amusing than helpful." The line comes from Michael Caulfield and he cites Clay Shirky on a pre-2011 truism about online community: "You have to find some way to protect ... [Link] Wed, 25 May 2016 10:: -0400

Mortar Is Messy: Online Tech Fills In The Higher Ed Brick Walls - Huffington Post
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Huffington Post Mortar is Messy: Online Tech Fills in the Higher Ed Brick Walls Huffington Post OpenClassrooms, a large French MOOC, just released a four year degree on their platform that is recognized by the French State and Topica Edtech Group of South East Asia released a partnership agreement with Coursera that will allow Vinh University in ... [Link] Tue, 24 May 2016 18:33:40 GMT

5 Week Free Xapi Course By Experts, Starting 26 May 2016 #Xapi
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Online xAPI course, provided by the xAPI developers. You can pre-register for the course now, and it goes live from the 26 May 2016 (until 30 June). Full details are available on Course Hubpage on the Curatr website. Join this MOOC to explore both the technical realities and the strategic possibilities of the xAPI. If you want to write your first xAPI statement and understand the difference between an Activity Type and a Context Extension, this is the place to be. Equally, if neither of these things mean a darn thing, we are the community that will help you make sense ... [Link] Mon, 23 May 2016 13:30:00 +0000

Learn About Sharks In Bite-Sized Pieces In New Mooc - Cornell Chronicle
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Cornell Chronicle Learn about sharks in bite-sized pieces in new MOOC Cornell Chronicle One of the most misunderstood animals on Earth will be the subject of a new Cornell University and University of Queensland Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Sharks! Global Biodiversity, Biology and Conservation will launch June 28 on the edX ... and more » [Link] Mon, 23 May 2016 19:36:16 GMT

Les Cours En Ligne Se Structurent - Bilan
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Bilan Les cours en ligne se structurent Bilan La plateforme américaine Coursera, leader mondial sur le secteur des MOOC – pour «massive open online courses», cours universitaires de masse en accès libre – dépasse depuis septembre 2015 le nombre de 15 millions d'utilisateurs. Elle affiche ... [Link] Sat, 21 May 2016 06:09:38 GMT

Facebook Schools Moocs On Engagement
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files/images/half_size_facebook-1463676707.jpg Jason Schmitt, EdSurge, May 21, 2016 "If MOOCs want to build student engagement," writes   Jason Schmitt, "they may want to take a lesson from Facebook." Maybe so. I can also think of numerous lessons they do  not want to take from Facebook. But there's no doubt that the social networking site drives more engagement than the typical MOOC, even though the MOOC actually gives ... [Link] Fri, 20 May 2016 12:: -0400

Facebook Schools Moocs On Engagement - Edsurge
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Facebook Schools MOOCs on Engagement EdSurge Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory analyzed data on student use of forums for three MOOCs from Coursera and course-related Facebook groups, and interviewed instructors and a dozen students. [Link] Thu, 19 May 2016 18:11:33 GMT

Free Multilingual Mooc Opportunity For 1st Time Mooc Organisers #Eumoocs
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This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone with a clear MOOC idea, but still wondering which platform to use. The EMMA platform supports multiple languages, which includes an automated translation of transcripts of your MOOC content to the other languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Estonian). The platform uses a wide array of learning analytics and survey tools, peer assignment options and a student toolbox. 20 MOOCs will be selected out of all the proposals that are sent in. To participate (= sending in your MOOC proposal), you only need to provide ... [Link] Fri, 20 May 2016 07:29:00 +0000

From Mooc To Bootcamp To Mit - The Mit Tech
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The MIT Tech From MOOC to bootcamp to MIT The MIT Tech Entrepreneurs share a lot in common: Determination. Passion. Ingenuity. And in the case of two students enrolling at MIT this fall: A path shaped by MITx. While everyone takes a different road to success, MIT's online learning platform provided two key ... [Link] Thu, 19 May 2016 21:44:41 GMT

Aisect Launches Mooc Portal, Ropes In Alison Of Ireland - Economic Times
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The Statesman AISECT Launches MOOC Portal, Ropes in ALISON of Ireland Economic Times Initially, the course curriculum will be available in English and Hindi but more regional language content will be added to the MOOC platform over the next few months. "Regional language content will help in deeper penetration of the courses at the ... 'aisectmoocs.com' launched as India's largest free online open learning platformKnn India all 3 news articles » [Link] Thu, 19 May 2016 13:00:41 GMT

‘Aisectmoocs.Com’ Launched As India’S Largest Free Online Open Learning Platform
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files/images/kk.JPG Knowledge & News Network, May 19, 2016 From India, "aisectmoocs.com has been launched as India’ s largest free online open learning platform. This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal, launched by the Bhopal-based education group AISECT, will offer over 2,000 courses including school courses, skill courses and higher education courses." It's based out of AISECT University, a private university located in  Madhya ... [Link] Thu, 19 May 2016 13:: -0400

Oilproject, The Italian Mooc You'Ve Probably Never Heard Of, Launches Weschool - Techcrunch
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TechCrunch Oilproject, the Italian MOOC you've probably never heard of, launches WeSchool TechCrunch Have you heard of Oilproject? If you reside outside of Italy, probably not. Started by 25-year-old Marco De Rossi when he was just 14 and incorporated as a company in 2011, the startup claims to be the largest free online school — or MOOC — in Italy. and more » [Link] Tue, 17 May 2016 07:01:27 GMT

Does Formal Credit Work For Mooc-Like Learning Environments?
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Engin Kursun, The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, May 17, 2016 This article has an almost-decent sample size and the sort of conclusion that magazines like the Chronicle love to publish: "Data was collected via 516 responses to an online survey and achievement tests.... The credit bearing group also scored significantly higher achievement scores than the credit careless group. Credit clearly and significantly affected all dependent variables investigated in this study." Now of course I'd like to see more courses studied (the only one here is '... [Link] Mon, 16 May 2016 12:: -0400

New Micromaster'S Mooc Teaches Supply Chain Design - Mit News
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MIT News New MicroMaster's MOOC teaches supply chain design MIT News The second in a new series of open online courses, part of MIT's MicroMaster's program in supply chain management, is open for enrollment. Office of Digital Learning May 16, 2016. Press Inquiries Share ... [Link] Mon, 16 May 2016 17:12:29 GMT

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