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.

May 28, 2016

New Mooc On Ethical Leadership Launches - Bu Today
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BU Today New MOOC on Ethical Leadership Launches BU Today Fluker says the MOOC will use video exercises, discussion forums, and student journals to probe its key lesson, which is that ethical leaders “are a part of stories and must be engaged in remembering, retelling, and reliving those stories.” For example ... Fri, 27 May 2016 04:10:44 GMT

Saic Launches A Modern Art Mooc - Chicago Inno
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Chicago Inno SAIC Launches A Modern Art MOOC Chicago Inno This week SAIC launched "Touring Modernism: From the French avant-garde to American Pop and Beyond," a 12 session MOOC run through online arts education company Kadenze. The class, which relies heavily on video and features artwork housed at ... Fri, 27 May 2016 19:50:01 GMT

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May 26: Descubriendo La Pintura Europea De 1400 A 1800: Tiziano (1488-1576)
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...Tiziano (1488-1576) - fue uno de los principales pintores del Renacimiento italiano - a diferencia de Leonardo, Miguel Ángel, o Rafael - centró su carrera en Venecia y no en Florencia o Roma - tuvo una enorme influencia en artistas de siglos posteriores - su juventud - en Venecia - trabajó junto a grandes pintores - Giovanni Bellini - Giorgione - llegó a ser ... Thu, 26 May 2016 22:29:05 +0200

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Jun 01

Nutrition and Health Part 3: Food Safety
Everyday reports of food scandals and recalls are published. One day it’s scary bacteria in meat, and another day it’s dangerous pesticides in fruits. According to some, meat needs to be cooked well to prevent food-borne illness while others warn not to heat food to prevent the formation of poisonous substances. Many consumers worry about the conflicting and confusing messages about food hazards This nutrition and health course will teach you about the hazards associated with food and ...

Aug 08

Food and our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia
How can food systems become more sustainable in the face of population growth, urbanisation, and environmental degradation? How can a food systems approach help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? This course will explore how natural resources are currently used to take the food we eat from the field or ocean to our plates.

Aug 09

Introduction to Animal Behaviour
Do you want to understand how and why animals behave the way they do, and how we test hypotheses about behaviour scientifically? This biology and life sciences course provides an introduction to the complexities of wild animal behaviour, and how it is studied. Over six weeks, learners will explore the various behaviours animals adopt in order to meet the challenges of their daily lives. We begin with how animals learn and communicate with each other, then move on to discuss how they find ...

[Sept] 05

Summer School in Sociologies of Education (SUSEES)
This MOOC features the SUSEES Summer School lectures where renowned scholars present the way they use particular theories and approaches to study education. The scope of the lecture series is to provide new insights into the potential of theoretical resources in producing new research questions for studying the European dimension of education.