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Udacity, AT&T Team Up in Online Ed Degrees, without any universities
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An interesting development in the MOOC degree space.  Udacity and AT&T, the partners with Georgia Tech on our OMS degree, are now teaming up around a new “NanoDegree” program — without any higher education institution involved. AT&T is the only company that has committed to hire graduates of its NanoDegree program, and only 100 at […] [Link] Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:28:58 +0000

Aspiring sports agents can learn the ropes in Case Western Reserve University ... - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
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Aspiring sports agents can learn the ropes in Case Western Reserve University ... The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com Peter Carfagna, distinguished visiting practitioner at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, has created "Representing the Professional Athlete," a massive open online course, or MOOC, offered on Coursera. The six-week course begins Sept. 16. [Link] Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:13:54 GMT

More than 76000 sign up for Science of Happiness MOOC - UC Berkeley
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UC Berkeley More than 76000 sign up for Science of Happiness MOOC UC Berkeley happy400 Happiness is a powerful magnet, judging by the number of people who have signed up to take UC Berkeley's new Science of Happiness Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): More than 76,000, with more than two weeks to go before the class ... [Link] Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:21:48 GMT

The MOOC Completion Conundrum: Can 'Born Digital' Fix Online Education? - Wired
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Wired The MOOC Completion Conundrum: Can 'Born Digital' Fix Online Education? Wired Last month, Columbia Teachers College released a MOOC progress report, which took a close look at implementation challenges and barriers to success. The report stated that “while the potential for MOOCs to contribute significantly to the development of ... [Link] Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:22:56 GMT

Moocs are free – but for how much longer? - Times Higher Education
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Times Higher Education Moocs are free – but for how much longer? Times Higher Education Professor Mitchell, who is an instructor on a computer security Mooc offered by Stanford on the Coursera platform, said that professional development courses offered universities the best opportunity to grow the income they generate from online courses. [Link] Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:02:02 GMT

Measuring the impact of a MOOC course can be complicated - Deseret News
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Deseret News Measuring the impact of a MOOC course can be complicated Deseret News Only 5 percent of people who start a free online "massive open enrollment course," or MOOC, finish the course. This a fact often cited as an indictment of MOOCs. But is that really the measure of success? MOOCs are courses provided by some of the world ... Moocs, and the man leading the UK's chargeThe Guardian all 2 news articles » [Link] Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:06:28 GMT

Numerical Methods With Python MOOC Starts Today - iProgrammer
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Numerical Methods With Python MOOC Starts Today iProgrammer An interesting sounding MOOC that will help students implement numerical solution methods in well-designed Python programs starts on August 18. The course was announced at last months SciPy (Scientific Python) conference where Professor Lorena A ... [Link] Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:27:34 GMT

MOOC Watch: Gamification a new learning tool - The Australian Financial Review
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MOOC Watch: Gamification a new learning tool The Australian Financial Review “The major MOOC platforms have largely ignored K-12 education, but ironically that is where experimentation is needed most,” said Melissa Loble, senior director of the Canvas Network. The two Minecraft courses are among a number offered free by Canvas ... [Link] Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:26:29 GMT

Intrepid Learning Delivers Addictive “MOOC on Corporate MOOCs” on Intrepid ... - WhaTech
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Intrepid Learning Delivers Addictive “MOOC on Corporate MOOCs” on Intrepid ... WhaTech The MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) addressed the business case for corporate MOOCs—such as thought leadership and customer education at scale, talent acquisition, sales and partner enablement, leadership development, and more. Online EvolutionHarvard Magazine Creating a Learning Environment With MOOCsHuffington Post all 5 news articles » [Link] Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:46:18 GMT

This online school may replace modern liberal arts colleges - Quartz
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Quartz This online school may replace modern liberal arts colleges Quartz Among the most prominent MOOC purveyors are Khan Academy, the brainchild of the entrepreneur Salman Khan, and Coursera, headed by the Stanford computer scientists Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller. Khan Academy began as a way to tutor children in ... [Link] Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:21:57 GMT

Pilot global quality platform for 'non-traditional' HE - University World News
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Pilot global quality platform for 'non-traditional' HE University World News For instance in the case of MOOCs, while traditional institutions such as Harvard produce MOOC content, the quality platform would only review the the providers of that content – platforms such as Coursera that bring together offerings from various ... [Link] Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:05:13 GMT

Creating a Learning Environment With MOOCs - Huffington Post
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Creating a Learning Environment With MOOCs Huffington Post The course was The Art of Tinkering and it was offered by The Exploratorium through Coursera. It was challenging, interesting and included numerous hands-on projects and very few lectures. I found a local makerspace at which to seek help when I was ... Online EvolutionHarvard Magazine all 3 news articles » [Link] Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:50:14 GMT

Hack Education Weekly News: Carpe Diem
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RIP Robin Williams and RIP Michael Brown – my god, this week has been so painful.Education Law and Politics “Education Department Awards 40 States, D.C., and the Virgin Islands $28.4 Million in Grants to Help Low-Income Students Take Advanced Placement Tests” – so congrats to the College Board that will profit handily (wink wink) from this boost. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee has denounced the the College Board for new frameworks it has issued for the AP US History exam, claiming it promotes a "radically revisionist view of American ... [Link] Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:26:14 PDT

Online Evolution - Harvard Magazine
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Online Evolution Harvard Magazine HarvardX and other institutions continue to create new massive open online courses (MOOCs; see the current list at harvardx.harvard.edu/modules-courses). But with hundreds of offerings available on edX, Coursera, and emerging platforms (such as the ... [Link] Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:28:07 GMT

Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’
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The August 2014 edition of the Australian-based journal, Distance Education (Vol.35, No. 2.), is devoted to new research on MOOCs. There is a guest editor, Kemi Jona, from Northwestern University, Illinois, as well as the regular editor, Som Naidu. The six articles in this edition are fascinating, both in terms of their content, but even more […] [Link] Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:51:13 +0000

Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC on WizIQ
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Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC on WizIQ
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About Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is a 5 week free online course that seeks... The post Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC on WizIQ appeared first on Official WizIQ Teach Blog. [Link] Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:20:51 +0000

8 Myths About MOOCs - Inside Higher Ed (blog)
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8 Myths About MOOCs Inside Higher Ed (blog) This criticism of the original xMOOC platform providers (Coursera and edX) is rapidly becoming outdated. The open online learning movement is quickly evolving into a community of practice. This community is made up of online learning professionals, ... and more » [Link] Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:19:43 GMT

The Future of College? - The Atlantic
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The Future of College? The Atlantic Among the most prominent MOOC purveyors are Khan Academy, the brainchild of the entrepreneur Salman Khan, and Coursera, headed by the Stanford computer scientists Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller. Khan Academy began as a way to tutor children in ... and more » [Link] Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:21:51 GMT

Teaching with Minecraft? MOOC Explores Gamification for K-12 Teachers - T.H.E. Journal
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Teaching with Minecraft? MOOC Explores Gamification for K-12 Teachers T.H.E. Journal Instructure has launched a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) for K-12 teachers, students and parents, including two that use Minecraft to help teachers implement gamification best practices in the classroom. The first Minecraft MOOC ... Canvas Network Announces Minecraft MOOCs and App in a Suite of 15 MOOCs ...Jakarta Post all 3 news articles » [Link] Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:23:09 GMT

Peru's CENTRUM Catolica Launches Free MOOC Platform - FIND MBA
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Peru's CENTRUM Catolica Launches Free MOOC Platform FIND MBA Peru's CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School has announced the launch of a new free massive open online course (MOOC) platform. Through CentrumX, the new Spanish-language only platform, users can take classes in a variety of business topics. [Link] Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:29:38 GMT

Rovy Branon appointed vice provost for UW Educational Outreach - Dailyuw
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Rovy Branon appointed vice provost for UW Educational Outreach Dailyuw “We also have about 25 free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) serving students across the globe: UW on Coursera (16 courses), edX (4 courses) and 5 UW Online Courses,” UWEO Senior Public Relations Manager Teri Thomas said. “Our MOOCs on ... [Link] Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:18:49 GMT

What Business Schools Don't Get About MOOCs - blogs.hbr.org (blog)
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What Business Schools Don't Get About MOOCs blogs.hbr.org (blog) In the spirit of full disclosure, I recently taught a MOOC for IESE Business School on the Coursera platform. I'm also a graduate of Harvard Business School and a former faculty member there. So I am hardly a neutral party. But much of what has been ... [Link] Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:09:46 GMT

News from Inside some xMOOCs
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Over the last 18 months, I have been party to producing two xMOOCs for the edX platform for the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Fine Arts, Dr. Daniel Bonevac’s Ideas of the Twentieth Century and Dr. John Hoberman’s Age of Globalization. They are both amazing projects to be involved with, from the instructional technology and design perspective, but also, because of the real global connection that all the members of the team have felt with the students, primarily through the discussion boards. read more [Link] Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:05:04 +0000

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