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#MOOC for development report #ict4D. Finally the inspirational and informative report of Massive Open Online Courses for Development (MOOC4D) is published by the Penn University, and it can be downloaded here (link I got at first was not working, so added a new indirect link.

#MOOC for development report #ict4D

Once I have retrieved the official link I will put that one in). The panel discussions are also available online here. The conference on MOOC4D was held in April 2014 and it focused on the challenges and potentials of MOOCs in developing countries. The conference existed of panel discussions on various MOOC topics. And thank you to John Traxler for sending me the link! The 18 page report gives a very nice insight into potential bottlenecks and the status of MOOCs in developing regions. Flipped instruction, MOOCs seen as leading education innovation. Skip to main content Browse All Briefs by Topic Flipped instruction, MOOCs seen as leading education innovation Forward to a friend 01/31/2014 | Edudemic Flipped instruction and massive open online courses were two of the top education technology trends of 2013, according to Hardik Parikh, co-founder of PracTutor.

Flipped instruction, MOOCs seen as leading education innovation

Freire, MOOCs and Pedagogy of the Oppressed. January 12, 2014 by jennymackness An email notification of a forthcoming conference at the University of Central Lancashire (uclan) – Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: changing lives and transforming communities (28th April -1st May 2014), prompted me to take my copy of ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’ off the bookshelf and remind myself of its contents.

Freire, MOOCs and Pedagogy of the Oppressed

It is quite a while since I read the book and thumbing through it again, I am surprised to see how many pages, paragraphs, sentences and phrases I have marked – particularly since these marked sections seem to be even more relevant now than they were then. Moodle MOOC 3 in February 2014: Online Course. Course Description Moodle MOOC 3 will start on February 1, and end on February 28, 2014 on WizIQ (click here to acces the course) and the list of presentations (dates, times, presenters, topics, descriptions, live online sessions, and recordings).

Moodle MOOC 3 in February 2014: Online Course

The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching through Moodle. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats. Moodle MOOC 3 will also include Moodle for Teachers (M4T) courses, for beginners and advanced Moodlers. Online Education and MOOC. What is online education like?

Online Education and MOOC

There was an old Chinese motto: Poor rice fields won’t attract farmers to plow, but once there are farmers plowing such fields, many other farmers would join in and compete. Witter / Recherche - #mooc... 10 of the World's Best Storytellers. The accidental technologist » Blog Archive » Connectivism: Theory or Phenomenon? Posted by Wayne Barry | Filed under Learning, Pedagogy, Technology “Connectivism” by ryan2point0.

the accidental technologist » Blog Archive » Connectivism: Theory or Phenomenon?

Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-SA Preface Back in March 2013, I signed up to do the “Open Education“ MOOC from The Open University on the OpenLearn platform. Also in March, I started my Doctorate in Education (EdD) at Canterbury Christ Church University, so the “Open Education” course took a back seat. The EdD is made up of seven modules at Master’s level, on the successful completion of these modules can I then progress on doing the EdD thesis. Is Connectivism a New Learning Theory. Here is my response to Connectivism: Theory or Phenomenon.

Is Connectivism a New Learning Theory

Interesting points and observation. 12 Quick Tips To Search Google Like An Expert. If you’re like me, you probably use Google many times a day.

12 Quick Tips To Search Google Like An Expert

But chances are, unless you're a technology geek, you probably still use Google in its simplest form. If your current use of Google is limited to typing in a few words and changing your query until you find what you’re looking for, then I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way -- and it’s not hard to learn. On the other hand, even if you are a technology geek and can use Google like the best of them already, I still suggest you bookmark this article of Google search tips. Then, you’ll then have the tips on hand when you're ready to pull your hair out in frustration watching a neophyte repeatedly type in basic queries in a desperate attempt to find something. The Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions. Learning management systems are used by academic institutions and companies to manage, track, and deliver courses and training programs.

One of the fastest growing software sectors over the last decade, it is now a billion dollar plus industry with hundreds of competing offerings. Below is a look the most popular options as measured by a combination of their total number of customers, active users, and online presence. In order to see a comprehensive list, please visit our LMS Software Directory . Read more about how we performed our research: Top LMS Software Solutions Infographic Embed this image on your site: <a href=" target="_blank"><img width="640" height="1958" border="0" alt="The Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions" src=" /></a><br /><p>© 2012 <a href=" Inc.

#CFHE12 #Oped12 MOOC Emerging as Landscape of Change and Learning Platform Part 6- A Network Ecology. Stephen Downes relates to this post on MOOCs as networks.

#CFHE12 #Oped12 MOOC Emerging as Landscape of Change and Learning Platform Part 6- A Network Ecology

Stephen says: What gets me is that he apparently has *no idea* that we’ve been doing MOOCs as networks for 4 years, and indeed that MOOCs *originated* as networks Hi. HTML5 Game Development Course (CS 255) When does the course begin?

HTML5 Game Development Course (CS 255)

This class is self paced. You can begin whenever you like and then follow your own pace. It’s a good idea to set goals for yourself to make sure you stick with the course. College Is Dead. Long Live College! Problem accessing /ka3jto. Reason: Could not initialize class fm.see.model.ShortUrl$ Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - 500 - Comodo IceDragon. Seesmic has been acquired by HootSuite and as of March 2013, the Seesmic website is no longer supported. But HootSuite welcomes all Seesmic users into our nest! Here’s how you can start using HootSuite today. Making the transition to HootSuite: Getting started is easy. Just click the button below or learn more about HootSuite here. #Oped12 #MOOC Have people really understood what a great MOOC would look like.

What does a great MOOC look like from learners’ perspective? Through reading this post on MOOC, it seems to me that the principal pedagogy of instructivism with a sage on the stage (with one SUPER PROFESSOR) teaching in a MOOC is emphasised in the x MOOCs. Isn’t that the way most people are perceiving the x MOOCs (or the super MOOCs) too? Ideally, Udacity and other MOOC providers will help strip away all the distractions of higher education — the brand, the price and the facilities — and remind all of us that education is about learning. In addition to putting downward pressure on student costs, it would be nice if MOOCs put upward pressure on teaching quality.

Online learning group hears from MOOC pioneer. ORLANDO -- The men and women who attend the Sloan Consortium's annual meeting have been toiling in the fields of online learning for many years, so they could be forgiven for having a wee bit of skepticism (if not resentment) about "MOOC mania," the hubbub of hyper-attention that has been paid in recent months to the massive open online courses developed by Harvard, MIT, Stanford and other elite universities.

"MOOCS will change the world and make the rest of higher education obsolete. Hyper-prestigious universities are driving all the change. Umm, I don't think so, folks," Jack Wilson, president emeritus of the University of Massachusetts system and Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Innovation at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, said during the conference's opening plenary Wednesday afternoon.

"They're certainly not the first movers; they're not even the fast followers," he added, to applause from some in the audience. Explanation: How Brain Training Can Make You Significantly Smarter. Postgraduate study. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at the University of Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh is joining the Coursera consortium , and in July 2012 became one of its first partners outside North America. Coursera offers short online courses from top universities in an increasing range of subjects, all entirely free of charge. Online Courses from the World's Experts. EdX.

Reflections on open courses. UPDATE: The final research report is available: The MOOC Model for Digital Practice As part of a SSHRC grant , we ( Dave Cormier , Sandy McAuley , Bonnie Stewart , and I) are researching open courses such as Connectivism & Connective Knowledge , Edftures , and the upcoming Personal Learning Environments & Networks . NEW READING OPPORTUNITIES IN MOOCDOM ~ CDL Projects. #MOOCMOOC Learning in MOOCs. What does it mean when learning online with MOOC? Are students ready to learn with MOOC? #MOOC MOOC Some reflections on MOOC. MOOCs are really a platform.

We can officially declare massive open online courses (MOOCs) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. Between Coursera, edX and smaller open course offerings, nearly $100 million in funding has been directed toward MOOCs in that past 8 months. Research into MOOC. Are we touching the nerves of MOOC. MOOCs have become the headlines for many newspapers and perhaps the hot topics in 2012 to-date. MOOC and its value. What made MOOC attractive. Even MORE MOOC MOOC MOOC! Chronicle article explains the business model. And once again, here I am near the lake, checking in on my online class (which I like to think of as SO-POC– that is, a “small online partly open class” because anyone out there is welcome to visit, join the discussion, do the assignments, whatever, but I won’t grade your work or give you credit if you aren’t enrolled at EMU), and checking my email when I see this from The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Inside the Coursera Contract: How an Upstart Company Might Profit From Free Courses.”

What makes the difference – with the different MOOCs. What theory best supports Future Education and Learning. #MOOCMOOC Connectivism – Putting theory into practice. More reflections on MOOCs and MITx. George Siemens on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Open Letter to Canadian Universities. What is a MOOC? Cursos Masivos en Línea (MOOC)