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Making MOOCs on a Budget. About This Course This course will show you how to build a MOOC at affordable costs.

Making MOOCs on a Budget

Workshop on “Low-cost MOOC Development” at EDEN2015 Conference, Barcelona, 10th June, 16:30 – 18:00 CET. The Discussion starts now!

Workshop on “Low-cost MOOC Development” at EDEN2015 Conference, Barcelona, 10th June, 16:30 – 18:00 CET.

Within our Erasmus+ #moocs4all ( project, we are organizing a Workshop at the EDEN 2015 Conference (European Distance and e-Learning Network), which will take place in Barcelona on the 10th of June between 16:30 and 18:00 CET. (The workshop was recorded and the full recording is available here: Not everyone of the usual team leaders will attend the meeting in person, but everyone will be able to follow it remotely.

How Companies Are Using MOOCs. When most people think of massive open online courses (or MOOCs), they tend to think about them in the context of the educational space.

How Companies Are Using MOOCs

It is easy to see why this is the case seeing how many MOOCs offer university courses exclusively – and it appears that the only people signing-up for these courses are people looking to take some extra courses for fun. However, the reality is that there are large corporations that are leveraging the power of MOOCs. In fact, some of the biggest corporate names (including Google, SAP, and Yahoo) are having their employees take courses via MOOC platforms. Large organizations understand the value in having a well educated employee base.

Take the corporate mooc plunge by vodeclic. 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free. All education is self-education.

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn. Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world. Take a look at any widely acclaimed scholar, entrepreneur or historical figure you can think of. If you’re interested in learning something new, this article is for you.

Note that some of the sources overlap between various subjects of education. Science and Health MIT OpenCourseWare – MIT OpenCourseWare is a free web-based publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.Tufts OpenCourseWare – Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Business and Money History and World Culture Law Computer Science and Engineering Mathematics. MOOCs-and-Open-Education. The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever. Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in the basement of Thrun's guesthouse, where they record class videos.Photo: Sam Comen Stanford doesn’t want me.

The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever

I can say that because it’s a documented fact: I was once denied admission in writing. I took my last math class back in high school. Which probably explains why this quiz on how to get a computer to calculate an ideal itinerary is making my brain hurt. I’m staring at a crude map of Romania on my MacBook. Last fall, the university in the heart of Silicon Valley did something it had never done before: It opened up three classes, including CS221, to anyone with a web connection. People around the world have gone crazy for this opportunity. Aside from computer-programming AI-heads, my classmates range from junior-high school students and humanities majors to middle-aged middle school science teachers and seventysomething retirees. Solid understanding? The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it. By George Siemens In the past few years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a lens used by educators, entrepreneurs, education reformers and venture capitalists to view the higher education system.

They are now a proxy for our hopes and fears for education; how we speak of MOOCs increasingly says more about our personal philosophy than it does about open online courses. In 2008, Stephen Downes and I offered the first MOOC — a course on Connectivism and Connective Knowledge. Our intent was to create a learning experience that embodied the attributes of the Internet: open, accessible, networked, distributed and participative.

The 2,300 learners who joined our course are now a rounding error in comparison to the large offerings of providers such as edX and Coursera. After a frenetic 2012 and 2013, the last several months have been disappointing for many advocates of MOOCs. As 2013 drew to a conclusion, the 18-month intoxicating hype machine produced the inevitable headache. X Working Papers « Office of Digital Learning. Background On May 2, 2012, the presidents of MIT and Harvard University stood side by side to introduce edX, a jointly owned, not-for-profit venture to deliver open online learning opportunities to anyone around the world with an internet connection.

x Working Papers « Office of Digital Learning

The goals of the enterprise include increased access to educational opportunities worldwide, enhancement of on-campus residential education, and research about effective technology-mediated education. The respective university efforts to achieve these goals are known as HarvardX and MITx. “The potential of new technologies is presenting all of us in higher education with a historic opportunity: the opportunity to better serve society by reinventing what we do and how we do it.