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.

Feb 28, 2015

First MOOC of its Kind Teaches Students to Use Journalism for Social Change - UC Berkeley
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First MOOC of its Kind Teaches Students to Use Journalism for Social Change UC Berkeley BERKELEY, CA – On March 4th the University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy, Berkeley's MOOCLab and EdX and will launch the first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focused on using solution-based journalism to drive ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:31:08 GMT

free mMOOC design paper and upcoming #mLearncon
@Ignatia Webs
The upcoming mobile learning conference organised by the eLearning Guild: mLearnCon (10 - 13 June 2015 in Austin, Texas) will bring mobile learning enthusiasts together and offer great networking opportunities. If you have a speaking proposal in mind, you can submit it here. In running up to the conference, I remembered that I did not share a mobile design paper from 2013, which was published in the Mobile Handbook, an award winning book edited by Zane Berge and Lyn Muilenburg. Because the design emerged from two early online courses on mobile learning (MobiMOOC), I thought it would be ... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:04:00 +0000

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Mar 02

MOOC "Semantic Web and Linked Data" (french-speaking course)
This french-speaking course invites you to learn about semantic web and linked data standards. It will present several languages, such as RDF, SPARQL, OWL and many more, which will allow you to interact with data on the web. It is more especially aimed at computer engineers and computer science students, particularly in the field of information systems. It can complement traditional university courses on basic web technologies.

Scaling Smart: How to Grow Your Impact
How can my company or organization create impact at scale? This is a question increasingly asked by forward-thinking leaders in the social sector. By the end of this 2 hour course, you’ll have completed a diagnostic tool for your own enterprise and developed a plan for how to continuously implement your core services as you expand. You’ll walk away with a deep appreciation of the link between simple strategy and sustainable growth.

Mar 09

MOOC ABC Gestion de projet 5th Edition
I would like to let you know that the new session of the Mooc entitled “Project Management” will start on March 9, 2015 under the direction of Rémi Bachelet, of the Ecole Centrale de Lille. You can already pre-inscribe to that session, upon registrating on Rémi Bachelet’s site : Here are the goals to be expected by the participants: Either you are already involved in management projects, but you want to enlarge your ...

La littératie financière et fiscale ouverte à tous,
Pendant cinq semaines, le cours abordera différents sujets : les finances personnelles sous contrôle, l’imposition des travailleurs, les allègements d’impôt et les finances personnelles en croissance. Un environnement d’apprentissage simple, intuitif et direct sera proposé aux participants.

Automated Visual Software Analytics
In this course, we explore how the effectiveness of software development projects can be pro-actively improved by applying concepts, techniques, and tools from software diagnosis. The term "software diagnosis" refers to recently innovated techniques from automated software analysis and software visual analytics that aim at giving insights into information about complex software system implementations, the correlated software development processes, and the system evolution....

Code Yourself! An Introduction to Programming
This course teaches you how to program in Scratch, an easy to use visual programming language, and introduces you to the fundamental principles of computing. This course is targeted mainly to children and teenagers, but it is designed to work equally well with adults.

¡A Programar! Una introducción a la programación
Este curso te enseña a programar utilizando Scratch, un lenguaje de programación visual muy fácil de usar, y te presenta los principios fundamentales de la computación. ¡A Programar! está dirigido a niños y jóvenes, pero está diseñado para que también lo puedan tomar adultos.

Mar 11

Lean Data Approaches to Measure Social Impact
Measuring impact can enable us to understand who we are serving and how much the products and services we deliver in fact improve lives. In this 4 hour course from Acumen, you’ll learn more about the Lean Data mindset and how you can get the companies and organizations you work with on board with this approach.

Mar 23

How Writers Write Poetry 2015
How Writers Write Poetry 2015, a seven-week course beginning on March 23, 2015, offers an interactive progression through the principles and practice of writing poetry. The course presents a curated collection of short, intimate talks on craft by two dozen acclaimed poets writing in English. Craft topics include persona, notebooking, the line, the turn, form, and the lyric. The talks are designed for beginning poets just starting to put words on a page as well as for advanced poets looking ...

Mar 31

Programmation récursive
La récursion est un phénomène intriguant que ce cours expose, explore, explicite. Découvrez la récursion, programmez récursif, manipulez les données récursives que sont listes et arbres, le tout interactivement avec des exercices à correction automatisée. Vous voulez savoir, comprendre, maîtriser ce qu'est la récursion ? Bienvenue à la seconde édition du MOOC de récursivologie qui débutera le 31 mars 2015.