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Jan 20, 2017

Couldn’T Get Into Ivy League Irl? Here Are 250 Free Online Courses From Ivy League Colleges
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250 MOOCs from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.

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The State Of The Mooc: What Associations Should Know
Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/0117_learning-800x480.jpg Ernie Smith, Associations Now, Jan 19, 2017 This is a routine report on MOOCs with a focus on associations, but note the zinge rat the end: "Education outside of the university system could gain momentum through MOOCs, especially with the growth of certifications. That’ s good for associations, which tend to offer a lot in the way of education." We are rapidly approaching the day when ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:: -0400

Couldn’T Get Into Ivy League Irl? Here Are 250 Free Online Courses From Ivy League Colleges
Class Central's MOOC Report
250 MOOCs from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale. The post Couldn’t get into Ivy league IRL? Here are 250 Free Online Courses from Ivy League Colleges appeared first on Class Central's MOOC Report. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:37:21 +0000

Assessing President Obama'S Far-Reaching Impact On Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed | News
Lyndon Johnson oversaw the creation of the federal student aid system. Bill Clinton’s administration invested heavily in college preparation and created a multibillion-dollar program of college tax credits. But as President Obama’s eight years in office near an end, history is likely to remember him as the higher education president. We can already hear the shouts of dissent from those who felt the brunt of the administration’s all-out regulatory blitz against for-profit colleges. Expect demurrals, too, from higher education leaders who felt betrayed by their ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000

LearnTracker Daily Lecture

Jan 19: Introduction Aux Éthiques Philosophiques: Agir Moralement: Quelques Exemples Kantiens
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...Emmanuel Kant était un penseur essentiellement théoricien - mais ce serait une erreur de penser qu'il ne s'est jamais occupé de la réalité concrète - dans sa vie quotidienne, ce n'était pas un homme isolé des autres - il a cultivé l'amitié - sa vie a été incontestablement très rangée - Kant a toujours pensé que les êtres humains devaient être soucieux de l'action qui les cond... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:00:21 +0100

Jan 19: History Of Rock, 1970-Present: Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...1980s: rap music became CNN for black people - as it becomes a bigger commercial entity - began to offer many various kinds - one version of rap music was socially conscious rap - realistic communication of what urban life is really like for African American people - they didn't really didn't have a black news channel - had elements of good guys and bad guys as in other eras o... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:02:48 +0100

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Jan 25

The Politics and Diplomacy of Cooking and Hospitality
Diplomacy and hospitality are similar in many ways: they bring people from various cultural and social origins together, and make them temporarily equal. In national and international politics, the ritual of meal preparation can help mitigate potentially contentious relationships – or initiate a long series of feuds. Table manners can be the source of pride and distinction. Taste is an inexhaustible topic of conversation and debate. Moreover, the art of seating, serving and addressing ...