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.

Apr 26, 2015

ASU, edX and The Black Knight: MOOCs are not dead yet
By Phil HillMore Posts (307) In 2012 I wrote a post during the emergence of MOOC mania, pointing out some barriers that must be overcome for the new model to survive. So what are the barriers that must be overcome for … Continue reading → The post ASU, edX and The Black Knight: MOOCs are not dead yet appeared first on e-Literate. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:24:39 +0000

Researching MOOCs
Pontydysgu - Bridge to Learning
In February we held the first annual review meeting for the EmployID project, which is focused on identity transformation and continuing professional development in European Public Employment Services. As part of the review process we have to deliver a series of (substantial) reports detailing the work we have done in different work packages in the […] Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:58:47 +0000

Arizona State U 'MOOCs for credit' program faces unanswered accreditation questions
Inside Higher Ed | News
Arizona State U's accreditor has yet to review the institution's "MOOCs for credit" initiative. Experts are unsure what such a review might bring.Editorial Tags: AccreditationMOOCsArizona Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:00 +0000

How to Beat Online Procrastination: Make It As Unenjoyable As Possible - Slate Magazine
mooc - Google News
Slate Magazine How to Beat Online Procrastination: Make It As Unenjoyable As Possible Slate Magazine On average, students allotted 2.7 hours per day to spend on distracting websites and went over that limit four times during the nine-week MOOC. Even though the software sent them a daily email at 6:45 a.m. reminding them of that limit and asking if ... and more » Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:41:34 GMT

Point, Click, Learn: Compliance Education Goes MOOC - Corporate Counsel (registration)
mooc - Google News
Point, Click, Learn: Compliance Education Goes MOOC Corporate Counsel (registration) For in-house lawyers who want a better grasp on compliance issues, there's now a MOOC for that. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, an online educational experience—often run through a university—that allows anyone from anywhere to tune ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:48:48 GMT

The Invented History of 'The Factory Model of Education'
Hack Education
“What do I mean when I talk about transformational productivity reforms that can also boost student outcomes? Our K–12 system largely still adheres to the century-old, industrial-age factory model of education. A century ago, maybe it made sense to adopt seat-time requirements for graduation and pay teachers based on their educational credentials and seniority. Educators were right to fear the large class sizes that prevailed in many schools. But the factory model of education is the wrong model for the 21st century.” – US Secretary of Education ... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:35:00 +0000

LearnTracker Daily Lecture

Apr 25: HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT: Motown in the 1970s
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...Motown comes from "Motor City" or Detroit - Berry Gordy Jr. - founder of the Motown record label - one of the most important record labels of the 60s - Motown in the 70s - happens mostly in Los Angeles - Barry Gordy wants to expand into movies and television - located in Los Angeles- The Temptations - being produced by Norman Whitfield - interested in doing what S... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:47:28 +0200

Apr 24: DESCUBRIENDO LA PINTURA EUROPEA DE 1400 A 1800: Jan Van Eyck: La Crucifixión y el Juicio Final
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...Jan Van Eyck - uno de los pintores más famosos de Europa, en el siglo XV - trabajó fundamentalmente en la ciudad de Brujas - pintor de corte de los Duques de Borgoña, que gobernaban los Países Bajos - el arte de Van Eyck se caracteriza por un realismo muy meticuloso y por la intensidad de las expresiones de sus figuras - los pintores flamencos - preferían la intensidad expres... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:37:49 +0200

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Apr 27

Estrategias Metodológicas para el Docente E-learning (4.ª edición)
El avance tecnológico ha permitido una nueva manera de adquirir conocimientos. Así, hoy, hablamos de una educación a distancia, que aprovechando las plataformas digitales e interactivas (foros, chats, uso de videos explicativos, videoconferencias, etc.), permite que los docentes puedan desarrollar sus clases.

May 04

Bioinformatique : génomes et algorithmes
Dans ce cours, vous verrez comment l’informatique contribue à l’interprétation du « texte » des génomes. Les différentes séances vous apporteront les connaissances nécessaires à la compréhension des entités et processus biologiques impliqués dans la génomique et proposeront conjointement une introduction à l’algorithmique sur les séquences de caractères qui, dans ce contexte, représentent l’information génétique. Ce cours abordera le codage et l’exploitation ...

May 05

Español Salamanca A2 (3.ª edición)
Eel curso se orienta más hacia la comunicación y la interacción social que al dominio de los recursos formales de la lengua española: el objetivo final del curso es proporcionar a los seguidores los medios para resolver tareas o problemas básicos de la vida cotidiana usando el español como instrumento.

May 11

OIL & GAS : from exploration to distribution
Gain a thorough understanding of the oil and gas chain. Examine the operations deployed by the petroleum industry in order to find oil and gas, convert crude oil into oil products and ship them to consumers. Practical information, join us! Free registration Starting in May 11th 2015 4 weeks 2-3 hours of work per week Interactive games: learn whilst having fun! Certificate of participation and achievement

Java Workshop: Einführung in eine Java- Programmierumgebung (IDE)
Dieser zweiwöchige Workshop wird als Ergänzung zum Kurs "Java für Einsteiger" angeboten. Unseren Kursteilnehmern wird eine Einführung in die Benutzung einer Java IDE (Integrated Development Environment = Programmierumgebung) gegeben. Mit diesem Kurs möchten wir unsere Teilnehmer befähigen, das erlernte Wissen aus dem Programmierkurs zu festigen und eigene Programme umzusetzen. Benötigt werden hier lediglich ein Computer mit Internetzugang und Browser.

May 15

Probabilidad para secundaria 3
Conocer y aplicar algunos conceptos en el área de Probabilidad para secundaria en el planteamiento de problemas en el aula.

Relaciones y álgebra para primaria 1
Desarrollar algunos contenidos de Relaciones y Álgebra para primaria de la Educación General Básica, mediante la metodología de resolución de problemas.

Jun 15

Web Technologies
WWW, the world wide web or shortly the web - really nothing more than an information service on the Internet – has changed our world by creating a whole new digital world that is closely intertwined with our real world, making reality what was previously unimaginable: communication across the world in seconds, watching movies on a smartphone, playing games or looking at photos with remote partners in distant continents, shopping or banking from your couch … In our online course on web ...

Nov 02

Knowledge Engineering with Semantic Web Technologies
The knowledge contained in the World Wide Web is available in interlinked documents written in natural language. To make use of this knowledge, technologies such as natural language processing, information retrieval, data and knowledge mining must be applied. Semantic Web technologies follow an alternative approach by complementing web documents with explicit semantics based on formal knowledge representations, such as e.g. ontologies. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of ...