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 12, 2016

Taking Moodle Further As A Teacher In Week 4 Of The Learn Moodle Mooc - Moodlenews (Press Release) (Blog)
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MoodleNews (press release) (blog) Taking Moodle Further As A Teacher In Week 4 Of The Learn Moodle MOOC MoodleNews (press release) (blog) Week four of the Learn Moodle MOOC: Teaching with Moodle is underway. This week's focus is on several advanced elements of Moodle that are introduced for those Moodler's who'd like to go beyond the introductory materials presented in the MOOC. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:23:30 GMT

LearnTracker Daily Lecture

Feb 11: The Conscious Mind: Principles Of Phenomenology
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...some people think that the study of consciousness must be some kind of intellectual selfie - based on some kind of inner self-examination or introspection - but actually the starting point of phenomenology is to turn away from the selfie an towards the world - its in the structure of the world that we actually discover the structure of consciousness - phenomenology is not in your h... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:28:12 +0100

MOOCs This Week

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Feb 12

Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries
Explore the challenges faced by developing country governments wanting to grow their economies in a climate friendly way, and the complexity inherent in lifting societies out of poverty while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

Feb 29

Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics
An easy entry to understanding common statistical concepts while avoiding complicated mathematics, providing greater confidence in grasping the key ideas in statistical analysis reflected in research papers.

Mar 14

New Energy Technologies
This course aims to provide participants with a dual techno-oriented and business-oriented perspective of the issues at play in the development of new energy technologies. It also explores the contributions of key regional and international market players in the transition to more-sustainable energy technologies.

Apr 04

Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion
Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability - their exclusion robs them of their potential and diminishes our society. Inclusive education is about addressing barriers to learning and participation, and transforming school communities to allow them to really benefit from inclusion. Presented by Dr Judith McKenzie and Mrs Chioma Ohajunwa of the Disability Studies unit at UCT, this course aims to help teachers, other professionals, and ...

Apr 18

What is a Mind?
A multidisciplinary approach to exploring four specific aspects of the mind – subjectivity, consciousness, intentionality and agency – which help us think about the fundamental questions: what it is to be a mind, why we have a mind, and what it feels like to have a mind. Rated No. 6 in Class Central's Top 10 MOOCs for 2015, as well as No. 2 in Psychology, and No. 3 in the Social Sciences.