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.

Jul 25, 2016

Moocs Can Transform Education – But Not Yet
Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
files/images/poorly-downloaded-photo-of-stanford-university-hoover-tower.jpg Ellie Bothwell, Chris Havergal, Times Higher Education, Jul 22, 2016 This article runs through some of the standard pronunciations to the effect that the MOOC is not disruptive, throws out some stats attesting to their popularity, and then shifts into a discussion of what can be done to make MOOCs work, for example, by ... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:: -0400

Connectivism, Moocs And Innovation
Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
In this presentation I outline the major elements of connectivism as a learning theory, show how this informed the development and design of our massive open online courses (MOOCs), and then discuss the role played by open educational resources in a learning community. , Chiang Mai, Thailand (Keynote) Jul 25, 2016 [Comment] Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:: -0400

LearnTracker Daily Lecture

Jul 23: Introduction Aux Droits De L'Homme: Charte Africaine Des Droits De L'Homme Et Des Peuples
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...la charte africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples - du 27 juin 1981 - il y a une double originalité - 1. formelle - l'effet au champ géographique - la charte s'applique sur l'ensemble du continent africain - à l'exception le cas du sud Soudan - 2. matérielle - c'est l'effet au contenu - une première originalité matérielle de la charte est sa conséc... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:04:42 +0200

Jul 21: History Of Rock, 1970-Present: 1980s New Traditionalists And New Wave
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...the rise of New Wave at the end of the 1970s - a signal event in the sense that it helped define the end of the decade that was pushing back and rejecting the hippy aesthetic, which unified Rock music from the mid-60s to the end of the 1970s- New Wave into the 1980s had three main groups - 1. those who turned to the past in an ironic or detached way - not that you want to return to... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:48:12 +0200

MOOCs This Week

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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 ...

Aug 15

Becoming a student assistant: Teaching and mentoring
The University of Groningen currently employs over 700 student assistants and has opened up all of its governing bodies to student participation. Students at the University of Groningen: take up teaching duties, like facilitating small group teaching sessions; take up support role functions, like running the helpdesk for the online learning environment; are involved in research and university councils; mentor first year students; assist with the production of online courses; and ...

[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.

[Sept] 19

Apprendre et faire apprendre
Ce MOOC vous invite à découvrir l’apprentissage sous ses différentes formes à travers les principaux modèles qui ont été proposés pour décrire et comprendre comment l’individu acquiert de nouvelles connaissances et de nouveaux savoir-faire. Loin de la vision classique, souvent véhiculée par l’apprentissage scolaire, vous aurez l’occasion d’apprécier la très grande diversité des points de vue proposés par les nombreux chercheurs qui se sont efforcés de comprendre ...

Oct 01

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