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.

Oct 22, 2014

“Independent MOOC” reaches global audience with connected course - eCampus News
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“Independent MOOC” reaches global audience with connected course eCampus News MOOC-GW-course Independent collaboration may sound like an oxymoron, but for George Washington University (GW) this method of MOOC hosting has reached a significant global audience and strengthened relationships with peers in the process. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:09:19 GMT

Chartbeat tries to fight the smoke and mirrors in web measurement by going public with its metrics
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Display Mathew Ingram, GigaOm, Oct 21, 2014 We need to "stop thinking about pageviews or other traffic-focused metrics, and start thinking about measuring actual attention or engagement," says  Chartbeat founder and CEO Tony Haile as his company is set to open access to the company's metrics and procedures. Although these metrics are intended for the web content industry, it's hard not to think that they will be relevant to e-learning as well. They are, after all, a prima facie indicator of engagement, which is a primary indicator for learning. It would also be ... [Tues], 21 Oct 2014 10:: -0400

EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption - Education Dive
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Education Dive EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption Education Dive Stanford StartX startup EdCast has maintained a regular presence in the headlines recently. In September, the cloud-based learning platform provider announced a $6 million Series A funding round, followed by news at Educause that it is partnering with ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:03:18 GMT

More Mooc Developers Disrupt Business Education With Paid-For Courses - BusinessBecause
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BusinessBecause More Mooc Developers Disrupt Business Education With Paid-For Courses BusinessBecause Mooc makers' shift into more vocational learning and the offer of certificates which are similar to diplomas will pitch them against academic institutions. Daphne said: “There's a huge opportunity to adapt online education and take it beyond its ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:48:08 GMT

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Oct 27

Einführung in die Internetsicherheit
Die Enthüllungen durch Edward Snowden haben noch einmal verdeutlicht, dass Sicherheit im Internet ein wichtiges Thema ist. Internetnutzer sind sich eher der vielfältigen Möglichkeiten bewusst, die das Internet bietet, weniger jedoch seiner potentiellen Gefahren. Dieser openHPI-Kurs führt in die Grundbegriffe der Internetsicherheit ein: Hier lernen Sie nicht nur, was formelle Sicherheitsziele sind sondern auch, warum das Internet von seinem Grunddesign unsicher ist, was die häufigsten ...

Nov 03

Internationales Agrarmanagement
Landwirtschaft ist heute Management. Um wirtschaftlich entscheiden zu können, brauchen Agraringenieure und Landwirte ausgeprägtes Fachwissen. Das vermittelt der Kurs anhand realer, aktueller Betriebsbeispiele. Auf Deutsch und Russisch.

Nov 10

Técnicas de Creatividad (4.ª edición)
En este curso se pretende exponer al alumno diferentes técnicas de creatividad que le podrán ser de utilidad en una amplia variedad de escenarios, desde profesionales hasta personales. Como punto de partida se propone una reflexión sobre el concepto de creatividad, ofreciendo diferentes puntos de vistas: desde el biológico hasta el de los mitos y leyendas asociados. Seguidamente, el curso ofrecerá una rápida visión de las barreras a la creatividad que suelen impedir un óptimo ...

Presentaciones Eficaces (4.ª edición)
Hablar en público (con el apoyo de un Powerpoint) es cada vez es más habitual en el entorno laboral. Este curso proporciona numerosos consejos que abarcan todos los aspectos de una presentación: la importancia de definir una propósito, de conocer y adatarse a la audiencia, como planificar una presentación, cuál puede ser la mejor estructura, qué papel juegan las historias en una presentación (incluso técnica), cuál es la mejor forma de empezar y de finalizar, el diseño visual de ...