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.

Oct 24, 2016

#Ic_moveme Challenges And Opportunities Of Moocs In Iran By Shahrzad Ardavani
@Ignatia Webs
Education is an economic, political and social development and this idea and the problems this results in is tackled by research from Shahrzad Ardavani. 25% university students leave Iran: lack of jobs, superior research options, avoiding military service, candidates for suitable jobs in governments have to meet many non-professional related factors. But what is a MOOC and hat does it stand for? Can digital learning of MOOC be applied to Iran and other developing countries. What are the pedagogical problems? MOOCs might not be as efficient for students in developing countries, they cannot ... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:15:00 +0000

#Ic_moveme Janesh Sanzgiri On Critical Reflections On Moocs In India @Janeshsanzgiri
@Ignatia Webs
Fabulous critical talk on MOOCs by Janesh Sanzgiri. In 2013 MOOCs were suggested as the silicon valley salvation of education, including the developing world. But the reality is that most MOOC participants are not the underprivileged class, not really open anymore (movement to pay for assessment and so on). More importantly the current research is heavily skewed to Northern regions. The voice of the global south is being missed in research. In India MOOCs are used by 15% of Indian learners, MOOCs provided by North. NPTEL ( first an OER platform. ... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:08:00 +0000

LearnTracker Daily Lecture

Oct 22: Sexing The Canvas: Art And Gender: The Ligoniers: The Tensions Of Gender In Paint
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...the Ligonier paintings - Edward, Second Viscount Ligonier - Penelope, Viscountess Ligonier - both portraits painted in 1771 - located at The Huntington Art Collections in California - outstanding examples of 18th century portraiture - fine examples of the gendered culture of sensibility - Gainsborough painted a number of portraits of the gentry and landed aristocracy - in... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:14:14 +0200

Oct 24: Theater And Globalization: Deterritorialization And Modernization
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...the relation between theater, globalization, and mobility - mobility is understood in two ways - 1. migration - people relocated to different parts of the globe in the 19th and 20th centuries - their theatrical cultures followed them - 2. theatrical mobility - theatrical actors and performances which moved around the world- deterritorialization - coined by Gilles Deleu... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:16:24 +0200

MOOCs This Week

Got a MOOC? Post it here on Click here.

Nov 07

Epargner et investir
Ce Mooc vous permettra de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement du système financier afin, en tant que citoyen, de pouvoir le questionner et en tant qu’épargnant de pouvoir l’utiliser en confiance en ayant acquis compétence et indépendance.

MOOC Digital Accessibility (french-speaking course)
With the main objective to help to develop digital accessibility, this french-speaking course is structured around five key areas: increase awareness of disability situations, describe the issues raised by digital accessibility, outline the main mechanisms implemented to promote the digital accessibility, present several existing technical solutions (operating systems, software, digital documents ...), present the fundamental concepts in respect of design and develop new digital accessible ...

Nov 21

Digital Transformation of Businesses and Services
On this free online course, you will explore the impact of digital transformation and the issues arising from it, and learn how to implement digital transformation in your organisation, especially where to begin.