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Schwartz '17 Founder of Wesleyan Radio Control/ Drone Club - Wesleyan Connection (blog)
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Wesleyan Connection (blog) Schwartz '17 Founder of Wesleyan Radio Control/ Drone Club Wesleyan Connection (blog) I already had a strong statistical background coming into the program after doing epidemiology research in [Professor of Psychology] Lisa Dierker's “Applied Data Analysis” class, which is now available as a MOOC on Coursera, called “Passion Driven ... [Link] Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:05:34 GMT

EdTechX: A MOOC about Integrating Education Technology - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
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Education Week (subscription) (blog) EdTechX: A MOOC about Integrating Education Technology Education Week (subscription) (blog) Last week MIT kicked off a free new massive open online course called 11.133: Implementation and Evaluation of Education Technology. The course is designed to help educators think about how to integrate emerging technologies into schools and ... and more » [Link] Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:48:08 GMT

India Loves MOOCs - MIT Technology Review
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MIT Technology Review India Loves MOOCs MIT Technology Review In early 2014, he enrolled in three online data-science classes via Coursera, all taught by Johns Hopkins professors. By earning certificates from the courses, demonstrating expertise in areas such as the programming tool R, Goyal impressed Dunnhumby, ... and more » [Link] Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:04:31 GMT

Advanced Degrees for Data Science, Predictive Analytics and Big Data - insideBIGDATA
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Advanced Degrees for Data Science, Predictive Analytics and Big Data insideBIGDATA I suggested the Johns Hopkins data science certificate program offered on the Coursera MOOC platform since I had beta tested much of the course content before it went live and I served many times as a Community TA for the Practical Data Science course ... [Link] Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:00:37 GMT

Rethinking 'What Counts'
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This article first appeared on Educating Modern Learners in April 2015 "Learning is not a counting noun," says Dave Cormier, "so what should we count?" His question - a writing prompt, if you will - comes from Week 2 of his latest MOOC on "Rhizomatic Learning." It's an incredibly provocative question as I think it recognizes that we cannot really count learning and that, at the same time, we find ourselves having to do just that. We do so not simply because of policy demands (although, goodness there is that) but because we do want to learn something and ... [Link] Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:35:00 +0000

Arizona State University Launches Free MOOC About Media Literacy : News ... - iSchoolGuide
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iSchoolGuide Arizona State University Launches Free MOOC About Media Literacy : News ... iSchoolGuide Arizona State is offering its first free MOOC, a media literacy class that would help students take an accurate analysis on news, music, movies, and online posts. The course has no prerequisites and does not offer students any college credit, but ... Universities explore credit options for online learning courses - Sydney ...Sydney Morning Herald all 2 news articles » [Link] Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:53:00 GMT

Well I wouldn't start from here anyway!
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Brian Mulligan, Jul 25, 2015 One of the  arguments against the longterm success of MOOCs, and of of online learning generally, is that it does not provide the two major things college students are looking for when they enrol in college: first, a mechanism for finding a husband or wife of the same demographics and social standing as them; and second, a method of signalling to future employers that you can get into a 'good' college, which demonstrates not simply academic ability but also background and pedigree, wealth and social standing. My first reaction is that if ... [Link] Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:: -0400

Join the Nano Open Online Courses (NOOCs) Adventure!
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Zaid Ali Alsagoff, ZaidLearn, Jul 24, 2015 The idea of a nano-MOOC is that it is a very short MOOC. Zaid Ali Alsagoff writes, "Instead of having to do the whole course, I can now focus on the juice (I want), get assessed, and be certified (or Badged) on it. Yes, a NOOC is more granular, chunked, digestible, meaningful (evidence) and juicy!" My question is, can we build a meaningful network around a course that is an hour or two long? Or does it just become another way to present content? [Link] [Comment] [Link] Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:: -0400

How You Can Get A Degree In Music For 62% Cheaper Than Normal - Digital Music ... - Digital Music News
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Digital Music News How You Can Get A Degree In Music For 62% Cheaper Than Normal - Digital Music ... Digital Music News The next layer of the metaphorical cake are the MOOC (classes they offer for free) via Coursera.org which over 1.4 million students have taken. Cavalier explained that many of the MOOC classes are meant to help students prep for the degree programs. [Link] Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:01:56 GMT

A Master List of 1,150 Free Courses From Top Universities: 35,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures
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Display Dan Colman, Open Culture, Jul 23, 2015 At a certain point, pundits will stop saying there's a shortage of open learning resources out there, and will begin thinking about how to use what already exists in courses (hint: cMOOCs). "Generally, the courses can be accessed via YouTube, iTunes or university web sites, and you can listen to the lectures  anytime, anywhere, on your computer or smart phone." [Link] [Comment] [Link] Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:: -0400

International Education News l The PIE News l Students seek MOOCs as course ... - The PIE News
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International Education News l The PIE News l Students seek MOOCs as course ... The PIE News “The theme that was most pronounced was that Coursera classes were supplementing or enhancing their education that they were getting from other either K-12 or higher education formal courses,” commented lead researcher Lorrie Schmid. The 13 MOOCs ... and more » [Link] Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:51:27 GMT

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Students Learn by Doing - EdTech ... - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
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Education Week (subscription) (blog) Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Students Learn by Doing - EdTech ... Education Week (subscription) (blog) What have we learned from the last two years of MOOC research that could help improve the design of courses? This post continues my series of short posts on seven general themes from MOOC research that could inform the design of large-scale learning ... [Link] Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:12:06 GMT

GW to offer MOOC on baby boomer retirement - GW Hatchet (subscription) (blog)
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GW to offer MOOC on baby boomer retirement GW Hatchet (subscription) (blog) The Graduate School of Political Management launched a MOOC last April that teaches students about how companies can anticipate other businesses' actions. The course was an attempt to increase enrollment at GSPM, where enrollment for the most ... [Link] Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:28:45 GMT

Davidson College launches Advanced Placement test preparation modules
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Davidson College is today launching a series of online test preparation modules through massive open online course provider edX to help high school students and teachers in Advanced Placement courses. The initiative, known as Davidson Next, has been in the works since late 2013, when the college brought together the College Board, edX, regional schools and other partners to increase access to college-level course materials. Using data from the College Board, faculty members identified low-scoring question topics in calculus, macroeconomics and physics and, working with local high school ... [Link] Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0000

MOOCS and Social Learning Networks
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[Slides][Audio] In this presentation I look at the intersection of MOOCs and social learning networks by looking at the various aspects of openness in MOOCs - open admissions, open content, open instruction, open assessment - and considering how they change when applied to networks and to social networks. MOOCs Y Aprendiazaje en Redes Sociales, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Keynote) Jul 21, 2015 [Comment] [Link] [Tues], 21 Jul 2015 08:: -0400

Is For-Profit The Future Of Education In Brazil?
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Display Julie Ruvolo, TechCrunch, Jul 22, 2015 MOOCs meet money in Brazil. Why? It's simple, really: “ There’ s this dynamic where the A (upper) class pays a ton of money for test prep, and ends up occupying all of the public university spots,” Fisbhen explains. In Brazil, the best universities are public and charge zero tuition. “ Seeing as how they’ re the best and they’ re free, it generates a big willingness to pay. So the prep school industry is a really expensive way for the A class to take the free spots. It’ s totally ... [Link] [Tues], 21 Jul 2015 08:: -0400

CEO Of The World's First MOOC Provides Hope To Former Prisoners Through ... - Forbes
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Forbes CEO Of The World's First MOOC Provides Hope To Former Prisoners Through ... Forbes Mike Feerick leads a company that has been credited as being the first ever massive open online course or MOOC. He founded ALISON in 2007. Unlike other prominent MOOCs such as Udacity, Coursera, and edX, ALISON's content is not drawn from elite ... [Link] Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:36:01 GMT

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U MOOC To Investigate Aviation Accidents -- Campus ... - Campus Technology
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Campus Technology Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U MOOC To Investigate Aviation Accidents -- Campus ... Campus Technology Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide will be delivering a massive open online course (MOOC) on aircraft accident investigation at the end of the summer. Students will have the chance to try out their data collection skills in a virtual crash ... and more » [Link] Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:21:42 GMT

Feds mull experiment on aid and accreditation for alternative providers
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The U.S. Department of Education continues to work on its plan to grant experimental federal aid eligibility to partnerships between accredited colleges and alternative providers, such as job skills boot camps, coding academies and MOOCs. A wide range of experts have been summoned to the White House for a meeting at the end of July to discuss this growing space. And department officials say they are seeking comments on how best to spot and ensure quality with nontraditional providers. “We think that a new set of quality assurance questions will need to be developed to ask hard, ... [Link] Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0000

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U MOOC To Investigate Aviation Accidents
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Display Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology, Jul 20, 2015 This looks like fun: "a massive open online course (MOOC) on aircraft accident investigation at the end of the summer. Students will have the chance to try out their data collection skills in a virtual crash laboratory." I love the logo on the tail of the crashed airliner: Peak). [Link] [Comment] [Link] Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:: -0400

New MOOC Takes Aim at Curbing Recidivism - Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education New MOOC Takes Aim at Curbing Recidivism Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Could education be the path to helping former prison inmates reintegrate successfully into society? Many politicians are saying yes, and one social entrepreneur has created an online program designed to help prisoners prepare for the job market. [Link] Mon, 20 Jul 2015 01:40:48 GMT

SUNY Broome MOOC targets workforce gap - Press & Sun-Bulletin - Press & Sun-Bulletin
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Press & Sun-Bulletin SUNY Broome MOOC targets workforce gap - Press & Sun-Bulletin Press & Sun-Bulletin Foundations for Assisting Home Care is SUNY Broome's first MOOC, and it is designed to introduce people to the basic knowledge and skill competencies required of home health and personal care aides, said Erin O'Hara-Leslie, an instructor at the college ... [Link] Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:50:00 GMT

Emerging Trends in MOOC Delivery of Business Education
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Martine Plompen, EMFD, Jul 18, 2015 This is an interesting phenomenon: "a growing number of business-related MOOCs are being offered by institutions for whom academics are a less central focus." The MOOC, it seems, is an excellent way to deliver a course if you're business model does not depend on degrees and credentials. See more on Colin Nelson’ s blog post. [Link] [Comment] [Link] Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:: -0400

The role of personality in education
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Display Martin Weller, The Ed Techie, Jul 17, 2015 Martin Weller wrote this about a week ago and as of now it has 54 comments, suggesting he has struck a nerve. There has been "a long tradition of removing the personal from teaching material," he writes, but "then along come MOOCs, and they’ re all about the personality." cMOOCS, in particular, ", have a very strong cult of personality driving them." Kate Bowles responds, "too much creative personality, too much popularity, introduces a kind of cultishness  to learning  that we really have been trying to ... [Link] Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:: -0400

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Helping Busy Students Stick to Plans - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
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Education Week (subscription) (blog) Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Helping Busy Students Stick to Plans Education Week (subscription) (blog) I've recently concluded two years as a research fellow at HarvardX. To bring things to a close, last week I held a workshop with course developers looking at the question: What have we learned from the last two years of MOOC research that could help ... [Link] Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:30:20 GMT

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