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.
December 5, 2013
80 Percent of MOOC Students Already Have a College Degree - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education
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80 Percent of MOOC Students Already Have a College Degree
EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education
According to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, however, most MOOC students already have college degrees, and many of those students have completed at least some graduate coursework. No one wants to deny these students the ...
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:43:24 GMT
Google Supports Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' Latest MOOC - University of Texas at Austin News
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Google Supports Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' Latest MOOC
University of Texas at Austin News
With the support of Google, the Knight Center is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) titled "Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web: an Introduction to Entrepreneurial Journalism." More than 5,000 people from 48 countries have ...
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:42:52 GMT
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: Coding and "Making"
Part 5 of my Top 10 Ed-Tech Trends of 2013 Series In memory of Jeffrey McManus, founder of CodeLesson and friend
As with all of the trends I’m covering in my year-end review, neither the “Learn to Code” nor the “Maker Movement” are new. I’ll say it again: read Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms, published in 1980.
Last year, I wrote about “Learning to Code” and “The Maker Movement” in two separate trends post. This year, I’m combining the two. This decision shouldn’t be s... Wed, 04 Dec 2013 07:44:22 PST
MOOC Platforms : a primer - biggies, newbies & freebooters
Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Donald Clark Plan B,
December 4, 2013
Donald Clark comes out with a good list and overview of MOOC platforms. "We need a pluralistic landscape. The internet may like ‘ ones’ but education likes ‘ many’ . We also have to get away from the hopelessly simplistic xMOOC v cMOOC dualism. The MOOC landscape and taxonomy is way more complicated than this rather historic distinction suggests."
Wed, 4 Dec 2013 11:37:00 -0400
The Syllabus: MOOCs are dead (updated) - Greensboro News & Record (blog)
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The Syllabus: MOOCs are dead (updated)
Greensboro News & Record (blog)
Sebastian Thrun, the Stanford professor turned MOOC mogul, noted one piece of data that's the big fly in the MOOC ointment: Folks who start these classes usually don't finish them. The MOOC completion rate is somewhere around 10 percent. The other data ...
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:10:30 GMT
Tips for planning Your #MOOC #OEB13
This slide deck will be used at Online Educa Berlin 2013 to allow people to set up their own MOOC. It is a short set of slides, with links to other MOOC information. The main idea is to get people on their way, and to make them think on where to go with their overall training.
If you are at Online Educa Berlin, feel free to join me in room Lincke (first floor) between 14.30 - 16.00. I will start / end the session on time. And if you plan a MOOC yourself, why not connect with me from anywhere? The way I see it, we are all in this together - education/training helps us all.
I made a template t... Thu, 05 Dec 2013 09:34:00 +0000
MOOCs This Week
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Heterogeneous Parallel Programming
This course introduces concepts, languages, techniques, and patterns for programming heterogeneous, massively parallel processors. Its contents and structure have been significantly revised based on the experience gained from its initial offering in 2012. It covers heterogeneous computing architectures, data-parallel programming models, techniques for memory bandwidth management, and parallel algorithm patterns.
Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie
Ist es sinnvoll, auf einen Lottogewinn zu hoffen? Wie wahrscheinlich ist es, dass ich diese Woche vom Blitz getroffen werde? Wer wissen will, wie man bei solchen Fragen zu fundierten Antworten kommt, ist in diesem MOOC genau richtig
This course aims to place knowledge about subsistence marketplaces into the hands and minds of those in different parts of the world that can and want to make a difference. The broader aim is for participants to consider the global challenge of poverty and envision a better world by designing solutions based on sound understanding.
Monte Carlo Methods in Finance
Non-bankers can learn to understand the mathematical models that have made the headlines so many times in recent years. A course for students of economics, business studies, mathematics, physics and computer science.
Introduction to Sustainability
This course introduces the academic discipline of sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations.
Offered in 4, 8, and 16 week long versions, all with the January 20, 2014 start date. Introduction to the functions of individual decision-makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. Primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, the theory of the firm under varying conditions of competition and monopoly, and the role of government in promoting efficiency in the economy.
Introduction to Cybersecurity
This course provides an overview of the evolving field of cybersecurity, with an introduction to cybersecurity standards and law. Students will learn about common cyber attacks and the techniques for identifying, detecting, and defending against cybersecurity threats. They will also gain a basic understanding of personal, physical, network, web, and wireless security, as well as a foundation for more advanced study of cybersecurity.
The DO School Start-Up Lab
Taking your great ideas and making them a reality is never easy. The Start-Up Lab helps you stop dreaming and start DOing, introducing you to the crucial steps necessary to get moving. This course is designed for people who have a concrete start-up idea as the course supports the actual implementation of relevant first steps.
DNA - From Structure to Therapy
This course takes students onto a journey from DNA molecules that feature prominently crime series such as CSI, to genetically modified foods and cancer therapy. Curiosity and high school biology are prerequisites for this course.