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.

Jun 28, 2016

Open Educational Resources: American Ideals, Global Questions
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files/images/EDUCATION_doodles.png Steven Weiland, Global Education Review, Jun 27, 2016 This article talks about "the American led movement on behalf of the MOOC" though what it really should say is something like "the MOOC movement as seen through American eyes". It depicts MOOCs and Open Educational Resources through a puzzling history beginning "the many kinds of free instructional resources in MIT’ s OpenCourseWare project (and) ... , 26 Jun 2016 12:: -0400

Daphne Koller On Coursera In Refugee Camps, And Why Our Education Systems Won'T Help Us In The Future - City A.M.
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City A.M. Daphne Koller on Coursera in refugee camps, and why our education systems won't help us in the future City A.M. If you've never done a MOOC – a massive open online course – you likely know someone who has. Coursera is the biggest provider in the world. Launched just four years ago, it now has almost 20m learners worldwide, in 140 institutions across 28 countries. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:39:00 GMT

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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 ...

[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.