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Open Educational Resources: American Ideals, Global Questions
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files/images/EDUCATION_doodles.png Steven Weiland, Global Education Review, Jun 27, 2016 This article talks about "the American led movement on behalf of the MOOC" though what it really should say is something like "the MOOC movement as seen through American eyes". It depicts MOOCs and Open Educational Resources through a puzzling history beginning "the many kinds of free instructional resources in MIT’ s OpenCourseWare project (and) ... [Link] , 26 Jun 2016 12:: -0400

Us: New Mooc, Grants From Study Abroad Branch - The Pie News
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US: New MOOC, grants from study abroad branch The PIE News The US State Department's study abroad branch will shortly award its first study abroad engagement grants and is in the process of developing a MOOC, both to help institutions build participation in internationalisation. The branch has also recently ... [Link] Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:09:00 GMT

Making Sense Of Moocs: New Unesco-Col Guide Now Available
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files/images/Making_Sense_of_MOOCs.JPG Mariana Patru, Venkataraman Balaji, Commonwealth of Learning, Jun 25, 2016 From the intro: "The Guide is designed to raise general awareness amongst policy makers in developing countries as to how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might address their concerns and priorities, particularly in terms of access to affordable quality higher education and preparation of secondary school leavers for ... [Link] Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:: -0400

Coursera Pilots A New Course Format
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Coursera Blog, Jun 25, 2016 Coursera is launching a new format today. You will recognize it as "what we had before MOOCs". Here it is: "we will begin piloting a few courses in which all content is available only to learners who have purchased the course, either directly or by applying for and receiving financial aid." It may be time to rededicate myself toward creating a genuinely open-only course framework, based to a large degree on the work I did with gRSShopper. Of course, that will require funding.... [Link] [Comment] [Link] Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:: -0400

Study Finds Inconclusive Results About Efficacy Of Adaptive Learning
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Experiments with adaptive learning at 14 colleges and universities have found the software has no significant average effect on course completion rates, has a slight positive effect on student grades and does not immediately lead to lower costs. And after using the software for three academic terms, less than half of the instructors involved say they will continue to use adaptive courseware. “The ultimate goal -- better student outcomes at lower cost -- remains elusive,” the report on the findings, compiled by SRI Education, a division of the research and development ... [Link] Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:00:00 +0000

10 Amazing Ways Blockchain Could Be Used In Education
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files/images/25988294296_ae0d9a0e87_z.jpg Donald Clark, Donald Clark Plan B, Jun 23, 2016 These are all ways blockchain could be used in education (though a lot of detail would have to be added) but I'm not sure I agree with the context. Introducing the piece Donald Clark says he created a Napster like system for learning resources in 2001 but "the public sector organisations just didn’ t like innovation and stuck to their ... [Link] Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:: -0400

The U.S. State Department And Coursera Offer Free Online Courses To Refugees - Edsurge
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U.S. News & World Report The U.S. State Department and Coursera Offer Free Online Courses to Refugees EdSurge WILL MOOCS SAVE US ALL: Today Coursera announced the launch of Coursera for Refugees in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. The initiative lets refugees and nonprofits supporting them apply for financial aid to access Coursera's library of ... Coursera on a Mission to Help RefugeesU.S. News & World Report State Department, Coursera grant free online education for refugeesEdScoop News (press release) (registration) (blog) World Refugee Day 2016: ... [Link] Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:20:10 GMT

Microsoft Inks Deal With Aicte For Hrd Minister'S Swayam Mooc Platform - Twcn Tech News (Blog)
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TWCN Tech News (blog) Microsoft inks deal with AICTE for HRD Minister's SWAYAM MOOC Platform TWCN Tech News (blog) Microsoft has been picked by the AICTE to build an app for Indian HRD Ministers new SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) initiative. The pillar of the platform is a 2000 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) catering to more ... [Link] Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:07:38 GMT

World Refugee Day 2016: Coursera, State Department Launch Online Classes For Asylum-Seekers - International Business Times
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International Business Times World Refugee Day 2016: Coursera, State Department Launch Online Classes For Asylum-Seekers International Business Times Refugees trying to start their lives over in new places are about to have a whole host of new learning opportunities. The U.S. State Department announced Monday a collaboration with the free education site Coursera aimed at helping recent transplants ... The U.S. State Department and Coursera Offer Free Online Courses to RefugeesEdSurge Coursera on a Mission to Help RefugeesU.S. News & World Report Coursera, State Dept. Launch ... [Link] Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:15:17 GMT

Where Do Old Moocs Go When They Die?
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Download Tons Of Free Coursera Courses Before They Disappear Forever - Lifehacker
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Lifehacker Download Tons of Free Coursera Courses Before They Disappear Forever Lifehacker Coursera, one of the best sources of MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), is shutting down their old platform on June 30, and removing hundreds of courses in the process. Here are two ways you can save all the course materials before they're gone for ... [Link] Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:32:59 GMT

Cmi And Ou Partner To Launch First Mooc To Offer Management Qualification - Personnel Today
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CMI and OU partner to launch first MOOC to offer management qualification Personnel Today CMI and OUBS have developed the Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to address the growing appetite for online education by digital savvy managers. According to CMI's 2015 Learning to Lead ... [Link] Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:02:22 GMT

Microsoft Mooc Boost For Swayam: Digital-Age-Education Delivery On Way - Financial Express
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Microsoft MOOC boost for SWAYAM: Digital-age-education delivery on way Financial Express Given Microsoft's experience with massive open online courses (MOOCs)—the software giant runs free online courses for IT development in partnership with edX—it is just as well that the government chose it as the technical partner for its SWAYAM ... HRD Ministry chooses Microsoft to develop SWAYAM application for educationBrainbuxa all 3 news articles » [Link] Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:53:29 GMT

A Handy Guide On How To Download Old Coursera Courses Before They Disappear
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files/images/MOOC_poster_mathplourde-e1466139760367.jpg Dan Colman, Open Culture, Jun 17, 2016 You wouldn't think this would be necessary, but then would wouldn't think we'd see a lot of the things we've seen in this field. "Concerned that  dozens of older MOOCs  will be forever lost, some have called this move  a form of “ cultural vandalism.”   Others, like the good folks at Class Central, ... [Link] Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:: -0400

How Ten Key Developments Are Shaping The Future Of Technology-Enabled Learning
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files/images/rogers-adoptions-curve.png TeachOnline.ca, Jun 17, 2016 Here's the list: Student Expectations and Requirements Are Changing Flexibility is Shaping New Ways of Delivering Programs and Courses Competency-based and Outcome-based Learning Are Growing Quickly Technology is Enabling New Approaches to Pedagogy MOOCs are Offering Expanded Routes to the Delivery and Recognition of Learning Assessment for Learning and ... [Link] Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:: -0400

Biochemistry Mooc Aims To Help Get Young People Into Molecular Bioscience - Eurekalert (Press Release)
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Biochemistry MOOC aims to help get young people into molecular bioscience EurekAlert (press release) 'Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life' is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a form of free, social learning course that has become popular over the last few years. It begins on 20 June and runs for three weeks with a suggested time commitment of ... [Link] Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:28:44 GMT

Cornell U, U Queensland Partner On Shark Mooc - Campus Technology
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PR Newswire Cornell U, U Queensland Partner on Shark MOOC Campus Technology Cornell University and the University of Queensland have partnered to offer, via edX, a new massive open online course (MOOC) about sharks. Launching June 28 during Discovery Channel's Shark Week, Sharks! Global Biodiversity, Biology and ... EdX, Cornell University, and University of Queensland to Offer First Shark-Focused Massive Open Online Course ...PR Newswire (press release) all 2 news articles » [Link] Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:55:50 GMT

Cmi And The Ou Using A Mooc For The First Time For Management Qualifications - Training Journal
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Training Journal CMI and the OU using a MOOC for the first time for management qualifications Training Journal The two-part MOOC has been designed for new, aspiring or existing managers to develop professional skills. The courses are open to anyone regardless of previous qualifications or educational experience. Each course in the programme will take learners ... [Link] Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:29:51 GMT

Mount Sinai Launches First Cme-Accredited Course On Coursera On-Demand Platform - Newswise (Press Release)
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Mount Sinai Launches First Cme-Accredited Course on Coursera On-Demand Platform Newswise (press release) Newswise — (New York, June 14, 2016) – The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) has launched the first CME credit course on the Coursera On Demand MOOC (massive open, online course) platform. The course, “Acute and Chronic ... [Link] Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:36:07 GMT

Cim And The Ou Using A Mooc For The First Time For Management Qualifications - Training Journal
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Training Journal CIM and the OU using a MOOC for the first time for management qualifications Training Journal The two-part MOOC has been designed for new, aspiring or existing managers to develop professional skills. The courses are open to anyone regardless of previous qualifications or educational experience. Each course in the programme will take learners ... [Link] Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:05:24 GMT

Utm Apology Welcomed, Revamp On Mooc Urgently Needed - Malaysiakini (Subscription)
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Free Malaysia Today UTM apology welcomed, revamp on MOOC urgently needed Malaysiakini (subscription) Moving forward, the lecturer(s) who used unapproved Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) slides endorsed by the Higher Education Ministry for the TITAS subject should be suspended pending further investigations and stern action should be taken once ... MCA says UTM lecturer should be suspendedFree Malaysia Today all 2 news articles » [Link] Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:45:11 GMT

Keeping Moocs Open—Platforms Vs. Protocols
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Dave Weinberger, Joho the Blog, Jun 13, 2016 It appears to be a fuss about nothing - or maybe it was a trial balloon - but though there are reports  that Coursera is clamping down on free access to courses, there's no real evidence to back that up. Nonetheless, Dave Weinberger is sounding a caution. "MOOCs are here to stay," he writes, "But we once again need to learn the danger of centralized platforms. Protocols are safer — more generative, more resistant to capture — than platforms. Distributed archives are safer than centralized archives." But of course ... [Link] Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:: -0400

The Second Power Of Open
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files/images/13.jpg David Wiley, iterating toward openness, Jun 13, 2016 The second power of open, says David Wiley, is the use of open materials to support a better pedagogy. "Perhaps we should start talking about open pedagogy as the 'second power of open,'" he writes. "Perhaps that language, which has a clear and specific referent, would help a broader group of people understand that there’ s even more to open than they realized." I'd like to think ... [Link] Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:: -0400

Isb Launches New Course On Coursera Platform - The Hindu
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ISB launches new course on Coursera platform The Hindu Indian School of Business (ISB) has announced launch of a specialisation course on Financial Markets and Investment Strategy on Open online education provider Coursera's MOOCs platform. “We developed this with Coursera to address the lack of financial ... and more » [Link] Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00:06:19 GMT

Cómo Seguir Gratis Los Cursos De Coursera - Wwwhat'S New? (Blog)
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WWWhat's new? (blog) Cómo seguir gratis los cursos de Coursera WWWhat's new? (blog) Desde hace ya algunos años publicamos, cada mes, la lista de cursos online gratuitos que encontramos por Internet, muchos de ellos de plataformas de MOOCs, como Coursera. Suelen ser entre 300 y 400 cursos de todo tipo que clasificamos por ... [Link] Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:40:05 GMT

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