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.

Dec 09, 2016

Education Technology And The Promise Of 'Free' And 'Open'
Hack Education
This is part four of my annual review of the year in ed-techThe Rebranding of MOOCs Remember 2012, “The Year of the MOOC?” Remember in 2012 when Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun predicted that in fifty years, “there will be only 10 institutions in the world delivering higher education and Udacity has a shot at being one of them”? Remember in 2012 when edX head Anant Agarwal predicted that “a year from now, campuses will give credit for people with edX certificates”? Remember in 2012 when Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller ... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:01:00 +0000

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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 ...