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.

Nov 20, 2014

Flipping the classroom paradigm - UCAR
mooc - Google News
UCAR Flipping the classroom paradigm UCAR Clips from moderated panel discussions were a key part of the MOOC on climate science organized last summer by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. The 3- to 5-minute video clips originated from live webinars that included ... U of OK for-credit courses offered as MOOCsEducation Dive all 2 news articles » Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:56:30 GMT

MOOC offers overview of hospitality industry - Cornell Chronicle
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MOOC offers overview of hospitality industry Cornell Chronicle Four Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA) faculty members will introduce and explore the industry in a new massive open online course (MOOC) titled Introduction to Global Hospitality Management this spring. With the course, SHA seeks to expand ... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:29:06 GMT

Free Coursera PD, Thanks to The President - EdSurge
coursera - Google News
Free Coursera PD, Thanks to The President EdSurge PD, FREE-D: At the Superintendent Summit in DC today, President Obama announced a new partnership with Coursera, in which the MOOC provider will offer free verified certificates for over three million teachers who take its professional development ... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:29:52 GMT

If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance
Hybrid Pedagogy
On November 21 at the OpenEd Conference in Washington, DC, Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel will present on critical digital pedagogy and MOOCs. This is the second of three articles that inspired that... The post If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance appeared first on Hybrid Pedagogy. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:53 +0000

LearnTracker Daily Lecture

Nov 20: CHINESE THOUGHT: ANCIENT WISDOM MEETS MODERN SCIENCE: The Shang Dynasty (1554-1045 BC)
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...Shang Dynasty (1554-1045 BC) - first clearly archeologically attested dynasty - with Shang Dynasty the historical record matching up with the archeological evidence - alternate name is the Yin Dynasty - the first source of significant written records - oracle bones - inscriptions in bronze vessels - once you have writing, you can match it up with the historical record ... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:56:17 +0100

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Nov 24

Ageing Well: Falls
People fall because of a complex mix of factors. To reduce falling, it is important to identify these factors, and recognise those that could signify serious, but treatable, underlying medical problems. This interactive course will enable you to: Learn more about why falls are just so important Discover ways of assessing and reducing the risk of falling Recognise when to seek help Explore how to prevent falls and injury During the course, we will meet people who have been affected ...