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Move Over MOOCs, It's Online, Competency Time - Forbes
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Move Over MOOCs, It's Online, Competency Time Forbes Although the three companies most associated with the term MOOC—Coursera, edX, and Udacity—may end up being disruptive and help transform learning worldwide, early on it was clear that, properly and narrowly defined, in and of themselves MOOCs ... [Link] Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:57:50 GMT

Three August MOOCs - iProgrammer
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Three August MOOCs iProgrammer Coursera has a course on Web Application Architectures starting August 11th and one on Algorithmic Thinking on August 25th. These three caught my attention by being among the ten most popular MOOC's starting in August in Class Central's latest MOOC ... [Link] Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:09:57 GMT

Why MOOCs don’t help CS Education: Learning to lighten up
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Last year, Peter Denning approached me about contributing a post to an on-line Symposium that he was going to hold in the  ACM Ubiquity magazine.  The opening statement was written by Candace Thille  — I am a big fan of Candace’s work, and I really liked her statement. I agreed to provide a response for the symposium. My article […] [Link] Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:54:20 +0000

Student Data, Algorithms, Ideology, and Identity-less-ness
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Warning: less than fully formed thoughts here...Democratizing Ideologies and Inequality Regimes in Digital Domains My friend, the amazing Tressie McMillan Cottom delivered a fabulous talk yesterday at the Harvard Berkman Center: “Democratizing Ideologies and Inequality Regimes in Digital Domains.” (You can find her notes and slides here, a live-blog from PhD student Nathan Matias here, and a collection of Tweets from the talk here; it’s my understanding that the center will be posting the video-recording soon.) As the title of her talk suggests, Tressie&... [Link] Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:51:47 PDT

College & the source of inequality, as seen in one elegant chart - VentureBeat
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College & the source of inequality, as seen in one elegant chart VentureBeat Some massively open online course (MOOC) providers, such as Udacity and Coursera, are attempting to create their own cheaper, vocationally oriented degrees. For a few hundred dollars and a couple of weeks of at-home training, many workers can get ... and more » [Link] Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:33:40 GMT

Should you Mooc and match? - Times Higher Education
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Times Higher Education Should you Mooc and match? Times Higher Education Of the instructors using Mooc content, only three opted to use the video lectures alone in their courses, while 13 used different kinds of content, including quizzes. In future courses, 15 instructors said they would use Mooc content, but only a single ... [Link] Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:23:12 GMT

Princeton expands online learning efforts to NovoEd platform - Princeton University
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Princeton expands online learning efforts to NovoEd platform Princeton University "One of the things I really wanted to do was to bring the world into the course," said Adelman, who two years ago began teaching "History of the World Since 1300" as a MOOC on the Coursera online learning platform, which Princeton faculty will continue ... [Link] Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:08:24 GMT

Blogphilosophy: does #peace, pacifist education exist in #MOOC?
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How many MOOCs focus on building peace? It seems not too many, yet we all need it. So… this blog rolled out of my keyboard. The summer of warIt used to be that July and August were said to be leisure months. In Flemish: cucumber time: a time where nothing important is said or done, and life can be lived and enjoyed in simple ways. With social media, networks and connected communities… this is no longer the case. No matter how hard I try I cannot keep war and conflict out of my mind’s eye. It is there, and it provides me with tons of anxiety for I myself feel helpless while watching ... [Link] Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:31:00 +0000

Chinese cyberattack hits Canada's National Research Council
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Rosemary Barton, CBC News, Jul 30, 2014 So this was the big news in the office yesterday. I have nothing to add to the media coverage of the story, except to confirm that we are being told internally basically the same story (less, actually) as is being reported externally: "A 'highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor' recently managed to hack into the computer systems at Canada's National Research Council, according to Canada's chief information officer, Corinne Charette." Note that all my websites (OLDaily, mooc.ca, Half an Hour) are on completely separate ... [Link] Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:: -0400

#MOOC for development report #ict4D
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Finally the inspirational and informative report of Massive Open Online Courses for Development (MOOC4D) is published by the Penn University, and it can be downloaded here. The conference on MOOC4D was held in April 2014 and it focused on the challenges and potentials of MOOCs in developing countries. The conference existed of panel discussions on various MOOC topics. And thank you to John Traxler for sending me the link! The 18 page report gives a very nice insight into potential bottlenecks and the status of MOOCs in developing regions. The report also puts MOOC into a broader perspective,... [Link] Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:13:00 +0000

Getting the Most from a MOOC - Inside Higher Ed (blog)
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Inside Higher Ed (blog) Getting the Most from a MOOC Inside Higher Ed (blog) And by dedicating time to figuring out what that meant and internalizing such a mindset, I found myself not just informed but transformed by the experience of taking this popular edX Humanities MOOC. Completing optional as well as required assignments. Reports of MOOCs' demise have been greatly exaggeratedThe Hechinger Report MOOCs Are No Longer A Cultural Export Of The WestCo.Exist What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online educationScienceBlog.com (blog) all 6 news articles &... [Link] Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:31:36 GMT

Penn offers first German language MOOC - Philly.com (blog)
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Penn offers first German language MOOC Philly.com (blog) The Ivy League university is launching its first German language Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and notes that the course is the first-ever MOOC teaching elementary German. “Auf Deutsch: Communicating in German Across Cultures,” is a free, ... [Link] Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:40:44 GMT

New sports psychology course available on IOC Athlete MOOC! - Olympic
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New sports psychology course available on IOC Athlete MOOC! Olympic Anxiety, doubt, excitement and confidence are all emotions associated with competition. The ability to manage these emotions is crucial to an athlete's performance, and the IOC's free educational online education platform, the IOC Athlete MOOC (Massive ... [Link] Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:09:02 GMT

EdX CEO Anant Agarwal: Open Source is the Future of Education - Linux.com (blog)
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EdX CEO Anant Agarwal: Open Source is the Future of Education Linux.com (blog) It is the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Linux, opening training access to anyone around the world with an Internet connection. It's also part of a larger revolution in education being led by edX, the online learning platform founded by ... and more » [Link] Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:05:07 GMT

University of Alberta course aims to teach understanding of video games - Sherwood Park News
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Sherwood Park News University of Alberta course aims to teach understanding of video games Sherwood Park News A new online University of Alberta course is aiming to teach students, and the public at large, a higher understanding of the world of gaming. Understanding Video Games or UVG is the second massive online open course (MOOC) and follows in the same ... New University of Alberta course explores sex, violence, gender issues in ...Sun News Network Gamers rejoice: University of Alberta now offering course on all things video ...MetroNews Canada University course explores sex, ... [Link] Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:22:24 GMT

MOOCs Are No Longer A Cultural Export Of The West - Co.Exist
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MOOCs Are No Longer A Cultural Export Of The West Co.Exist Other major platforms, such as Coursera, are also expanding quickly around the world and adding more international universities. In Rwanda, a $1,000 MOOC-based university is using in-person TA's to help students learn with the assistance of online, ... and more » [Link] Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:38:27 GMT

Ajit Balakrishnan: Enter the MOOCs - Business Standard
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The Australian Financial Review Ajit Balakrishnan: Enter the MOOCs Business Standard It is the handiwork of two Stanford University professors, 37-year-old Andrew Ng and 45-year-old Daphne Koller. Called Coursera, it started out in 2012, and now has courses in subjects including medicine, biology, the social sciences, mathematics ... Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?The Atlantic The social impact of open educationFinancial Express all 5 news articles » [Link] Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:45:47 GMT

Telefonica Launches First Spanish-Language MOOC Platform - Campus Technology
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Latin American Herald Tribune Telefonica Launches First Spanish-Language MOOC Platform Campus Technology Telefonica and Banco Santander have partnered on the worldwide launch of what is being billed as the world's first Spanish-language massive open online course (MOOC) platform, MiriadaX. It is also the second-largest MOOC platform in the world, ... Cesar Alierta and Emilio Botin launch online education platform MiriadaX, the ...MarketWatch Telefonica and Santander team up to launch online education platformFox News Latino Telefonica, Santander launch MiriadaX e-learning ... [Link] Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:22:07 GMT

Book Review: The Nature Of Value - Investing.com
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Book Review: The Nature Of Value Investing.com ... to complexity (a re-offering), mathematics for complex systems, and nonlinear dynamics. For those relatively new to the field, I can recommend the introduction to complexity course as well as Scott Page's MOOC on Coursera, Model Thinking. [Link] Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:57:08 GMT

Linux Foundation, edX Offering 'Intro to Linux' MOOC - The VAR Guy
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Linux Foundation, edX Offering 'Intro to Linux' MOOC The VAR Guy In just a few days, anyone will be able to take the Linux Foundation's "Introduction to Linux" course—which previously cost $2,400—for free over the Internet. The MOOC version of the class on the open source operating system, hosted on edX, opens Aug. 1. [Link] Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:31:20 GMT

The social impact of open education - Financial Express
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The social impact of open education Financial Express For example, the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by universities like Stanford, MIT and the University of Edinburgh on platforms such as Coursera, EdX and Future Learn are distinctly different from our own certified open courses offered by ... [Link] Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:13:25 GMT

The highs and lows of a Mooc education - Financial Times
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The highs and lows of a Mooc education Financial Times In 2012 Sharon Watkins was watching a Ted talk when she came across the concept of Moocs – massive open online courses. She was so impressed by the prospect of elite education being delivered for free to the masses, that she decided to set up a Mooc ... [Link] Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:40:03 GMT

MOOC watch: Bill Gates open to improvement online - The Australian Financial Review
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MOOC watch: Bill Gates open to improvement online The Australian Financial Review Each week we bring you news about MOOCs (massive open online courses) and online delivery, the phenomena which are transforming education. Bill Gates believes that the current generation of MOOCs are of variable quality but will greatly improve in the ... and more » [Link] Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:26:46 GMT

Deloitte University Launches MOOC On Additive Manufacturing - University Herald
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Deloitte University Launches MOOC On Additive Manufacturing University Herald Deloitte University Launches MOOC On Additive Manufacturing. Keyboard (Photo : Wiki Commons) Deloitte University in Texas announced the launch of a massive open online course (MOOC) on the business implications of additive manufacturing. Deloitte ... [Link] Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:41:45 GMT

Report: Global MOOC Market Continuing to Grow - Campus Technology
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Report: Global MOOC Market Continuing to Grow Campus Technology The report found that growth of the global MOOC market is driven by several factors — chief among them the rising cost of higher education. On the other hand, the report states that the future of the market is constrained by factors including the low ... [Link] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:32:48 GMT

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