The MOOC Newsletter, by Stephen Downes

The MOOC Newsletter

Welcome to the MOOC Newsletter. Produced by Stephen Downes, this newsletter brings you information and resources from the world of MOOCs once a day every day. Looking for MOOCs? Check the comprehensive MOOC Course Listings page.

Sept 30, 2016

Disciplining Education Technology
Hack Education
I confess. I’m a little perplexed by the recent call to create a new discipline for education technology. There are already hundreds of academic conferences and academic publications and professional organizations and published studies devoted to education technology; hundreds of schools offer degrees – primarily graduate degrees – in education technology. Depending on what you count as ed-tech, the field has been around for at least a century. And yet, in a story in Inside Higher Ed in May none of that history or existing academic activity is mentioned. This ... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:01:00 +0000

Digital Readiness Gaps
Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/PI_2016.09.20_Digital-Readiness-Gaps_0-01.png John B. Horrigan, Pew Research Internet Project, Sept 30, 2016 How 'ready' are people to take online learning courses (especially those that, like MOOCs, require a fair degree of readiness)? According to this Pew report, which looks at Americans only, the degree of readiness varies across society. This really should be no surprise. The statistics range from 17% ... Thu, 29 Sept 2016 11:: -0400

LearnTracker Daily Lecture

Sep 28: Introduction To Mathematical Thinking: The Birth Of Arithmetic
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...arithmetic - led to modern mathematics - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division - originally just addition and subtraction - counting - 35,000 BCE or earlier - piles of pebbles - notches on bones and sticks - notched bones have been found - perhaps for - seasons - phases of the moon - monetary system - the first evidence we have for ... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:27:07 +0200

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Oct 01

Drupal for Beginners
Learn how to create your free website Drupal.

Oct 17

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul
This course presents an overview of the global maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industry. Regulatory and certification requirements governing the global MRO industry are examined. Topics within the course include: global challenges, opportunities for advancement, the growth of the MRO industry, human resources, and logistic support.

Nov 07

Epargner et investir
Ce Mooc vous permettra de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement du système financier afin, en tant que citoyen, de pouvoir le questionner et en tant qu’épargnant de pouvoir l’utiliser en confiance en ayant acquis compétence et indépendance.

MOOC Digital Accessibility (french-speaking course)
With the main objective to help to develop digital accessibility, this french-speaking course is structured around five key areas: increase awareness of disability situations, describe the issues raised by digital accessibility, outline the main mechanisms implemented to promote the digital accessibility, present several existing technical solutions (operating systems, software, digital documents ...), present the fundamental concepts in respect of design and develop new digital accessible ...

Nov 21

Digital Transformation of Businesses and Services
On this free online course, you will explore the impact of digital transformation and the issues arising from it, and learn how to implement digital transformation in your organisation, especially where to begin.