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In-Depth Review: A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study — Class Central. Brookes Open Online Courses. MOOC Quality Malaysia. Unow - Pionnier & leader des formations MOOC SPOC professionnels. MOOCs en España1. Stephen Downes | The Huffington Post. Create a new account Registration and newsletter subscription Subscribe to newsletters (you may choose more than one; leave blank for none) OLDaily OLDaily Text Edition OLWeekly OLWeekly Text Edition Threads Email Stephen Downes Subscribe Web - Today's OLDaily Web - This Week's OLWeekly Email - SubscribeRSS - Individual Posts RSS - Combined version JSON - OLDaily Viewer Professional National Research Council Canada Publications Presentations All My Articles About About Stephen Downes About Stephen's Web About OLDaily Subscribe to Newsletters gRSShopper Threads Discussions Privacy and Security Policy.

MOOQ for the Quality of MOOCs. The MOOC Quality Project | Powered by European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning. Welcome to CCK11 ~ CCK11. Learning Module | Scholar. This learning module is an introduction to innovative approaches to learning and teaching, with a focus on the use of e-learning and social web technologies. Here, in a single graphic, is an overview of the ideas we will be addressing: Or framing our case another way, here are the differences between didactic pedagogy and a new learning that we call 'reflexive pedagogy'.

Now, for some readings, some videos, then a question for discussion: Readings: Assessment and Pedagogy in the Era of Machine-Mediated Learning Cope, Bill and Mary Kalantzis. 2015. "Assessment and Pedagogy in the Era of Machine-Mediated Learning. " Kalantzis, Mary and Bill Cope. 2015. Videos: Media embedded January 19, 2016 Scholar itself also aims to exemplify the affordances of e-learning ecologies outlined in this learning module. Comment: What do you think? Sign In | Scholar. Code of Life - When Computer Science Meets Genetics - Dr.-Ing. Matthieu-P. Schapranow | openHPI. MOOC on Climate Change and Pacific Islands | MOOC on Climate Change and Pacific Islands.

Prácticas educativas abiertas - reAprender. A diferencia de los Recursos Educativos Abiertos (REA), todavía no existe un acuerdo acerca de lo que significa la expresión “Práctica Educativa Abierta” (PEA). El informe Beyond OER: Shifting Focus to Open Educational Practices, señala que, en principio, corresponden a una segunda fase del movimiento de Recursos Educativos Abiertos, yendo más allá del acceso hacia arquitecturas de aprendizaje abierto; su foco está en el aprendizaje como construcción + compartir; e implican un cambio en las culturas educativas.

Como definición, se plantean dos alternativas: “…son prácticas que soportan la (re)utilización y producción de Recursos Educativos Abiertos a través de políticas educativas, que promueven modelos pedagógicos innovadores, y respetan y empoderan a los aprendices como co-productores en su camino de aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida.”

(p.12) “… son un conjunto de actividades alrededor del diseño instruccional y la implementación de eventos y procesos que buscan apoyar el aprendizaje. The Open Education Consortium | The Global Network for Open Education. America Learning & Media. Welcome to your New Course ~ Metaliteracy MOOC. E-Lab Courses: Login to the site. Hi! For full access to courses you'll need to take a minute to create a new account for yourself on this web site. Each of the individual courses may also have a one-time "enrolment key", which you won't need until later.

Here are the steps: Fill out the New Account form with your details. An email will be immediately sent to your email address. MOOC – Diversity and Community in Online Learning. 26e Entretiens Jacques Cartier, Lyon, France, Centre Jacques Cartier. In this presentation I outline the major elelements of a connectivist MOOC, with particular intention to distinguish it from other models of MOOCs, and to make the point that assesssments of quality and effectiveness should be related to the goal of the MOOC model we developed. In addition, in this presentation I address the subjects of diversity and community, and explain why a MOOC should not be thought of as the same thing as a community. Additionally, there was a panel discussion, mostly in French, but with contributuons in English from myself - click here for the audio of the panel. See also this web page - I know there's video out there somewhere...

Stephen's Web. Course.oeru. Critical Examination of MOOCs by Jeremy Knox. Jeremy Knox’s book – Posthumanism and the Massive Open Online Course. Contaminating the Subject of Global Education was published early this year. I bought the book soon after it was published but have only this summer got round to reading it. It’s a pity that this is not an open access e-book, which might have received more immediate attention and discussion.

I think it does deserve to be discussed since Knox questions whether MOOCs really have been revolutionary and disruptive saying in the introduction, ‘MOOCs have emerged simply as the latest in a long and established line of educational endeavours premised on the nurturing and refinement of a particular kind of human being: one that thinks in a reasoned way; has a natural capacity for independence; and which shares these exclusive traits with all others assumed to be of the same species’(p.2). The problems with these assumptions are explored through Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the book, in which he develops the following arguments. Competencia Digital - Formación para Docentes.

Eduhub. Video Styles in MOOCs – A journey into the world of digital education. Jeanine Reutemann, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz April 6, 2016 Research video about different MOOC video styles on edX, Coursera, Futurelearn & Iversity, firstly presented at the EMOOCs Stakeholder Summit 2016 in Graz, Austria. Video is based on the following paper publication: Duration: 12:11 License: Copyright as defined in content Access: Publicly available 55 Views Downloadable version Show embed code. Churchill. RASE Pedagogical Model - Moodle and Pedagogical Design Workshop. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. Peer-reviewed scholarly articles in English can be found at the "Peer-reviewed articles" page and in the respective archive.

Non-refereed articles on project reports, case studies, work in progress, fresh ideas and other contributions that support communication between the EDEN membership and the wider European ODeL community can be found at the "Brief Items" page and the respective archive. Non-English articles are welcome with an abstract in English. Book reviews can be found at the "Review" page and the respective archive.

Subscribers can follow the availability of new journal issues and related news from EDEN by the regular e-mail notification and RSS as well as get access to interactive services such as commenting and discussion board. Microsoft - Free Courses from Microsoft. “Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don't learn.” – Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft We live in a mobile-first and cloud-first world. Computing is ubiquitous, and experiences span devices and exhibit ambient intelligence. Billions of sensors, screens and devices – in conference rooms, living rooms, cities, cars, phones, PCs – are forming a vast network and streams of data that simply disappear into the background of our lives.

This computing power will digitize nearly everything around us, and will derive insights from all of the data being generated by interactions among people and between people and machines. In this new connected world, we believe technology creates opportunity, and our edX courses are designed to provide you with the core development skills needed to be successful in the cloud-first, mobile-first world. Welcome to the world of Microsoft technology – choose a path and make your mark. Learn. By Blackboard is a free learning management system for K12 and Higher Ed Instructors enabling blended & eLearning. Online education. Horsley U3A Website | New Online Learning Opportunities through “FutureLearn” Are you interested in “Learning for Life” ? The FutureLearn initiative, endorsed by the Third Age Trust, offers a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses over the Internet to audiences across the world.

Horsley U3A members have already completed several courses and you can read their reviews of courses on Cyber Security ("Essential cyber security knowledge and skills that help protect your digital life"), Astronomy ("Moons of the Solar system”), Psychology (“Good Brain, Bad Brain"), Forensic Science and Criminal Justice ("Sleuth School"), and the Environment and Sustainability ("Global Food Security") here. FutureLearn courses are currently free to participants. Teaching materials (articles, presentations, and short videos) are displayed on the FutureLearn website, and participants use email, web logs (blogs) and discussion forums to interact with the course tutors and discuss topics with fellow participants. SELECTED FUTURELEARN COURSES ON OFFER - June 2016. Critical Commons. Dr. Chuck's Blog. I am still arguing fiercely with some of my enterprise architect friends whether we should use JSON or JSON-LD to define our APIs.

I did some research this morning that I think is broadly applicable so I figure I would share it widely. You might want to read as background the following 2014 blog post from Many Sporny who is one of the architects of JSON-LD: Here are a few quotes: I’ve heard many people say that JSON-LD is primarily about the Semantic Web, but I disagree, it’s not about that at all. JSON-LD was created for Web Developers that are working with data that is important to other people and must interoperate across the Web. TL;DR: The desire for better Web APIs is what motivated the creation of JSON-LD, not the Semantic Web. In the vein of Manu’s TL;DR: above I will add my own TL;DR for this post: TL;DR: Using unconstrained JSON-LD to define an API is a colossal mistake. This code uses the JSON-LD PHP library from Manu Sporny at:

The Invisible Learners Taking MOOCs | Higher Ed Beta. “Anyone, anywhere, at any point in time will be able to take advantage of high quality education.” That could be a tagline from just about any enthusiast or provider of open online courses (often called MOOCs). The intention certainly seems laudable and, if not transformational, at least desirable.

What are the caveats? Recent research suggests that the majority of people enrolled in these open online courses are highly educated. And yet, despite the extensive research and data on open online courses, we really do not know much about these millions of learners engaged in everything from courses on computer science to poetry to physiotherapy to gender studies to bioinformatics. And thus, my fellow researchers and I are asking more questions. We are currently in the midst of conducting the largest series of interview studies in open courses. So far we have interviewed more than 70 individuals who have completed a range of MOOCs. Successful online learners have sophisticated study skills. Kiron - Study. Specialization. The Big Idea — The Carbon Bathtub. It’s simple, really: As long as we pour CO2; into the atmosphere faster than nature drains it out, the planet warms.

And that extra carbon takes a long time to drain out of the tub. A fundamental human flaw, says John Sterman, impedes action on global warming. Sterman is not talking about greed, selfishness, or some other vice. He’s talking about a cognitive limitation, “an important and pervasive problem in human reasoning” that he has documented by testing graduate students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Plants, oceans, and rocks all drain carbon from the atmosphere, but as climatologist David Archer explains in his book The Long Thaw, those drains are slow. Most of Sterman’s students—and his results have been replicated at other universities—didn’t understand that, at least not when the problem was described in the usual climate jargon.

Complexity Explorer. Complexity Explorer. Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions > Implementation > Technical Assistance > Webinars Library. Outcomes of BRS COPs held in May 2015 The webinar sessions aim at providing parties, observers and other stakeholders with an overview of the decisions adopted at the meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, held in Geneva, from 4 to 15 May 2015.

Related convention(s): Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm. Discover your Unique Happiness Profile | Happy Smarts Project. Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Career Advice, Jobs. MOOC Research Initiative | education's digital future. Review of Crash Course – The Fast-Paced Youtube Channel – Coursemania. Crash Course is a channel on YouTube that covers 7 course topics in a series of weekly videos. Some of the video series have been running for 2 years at this point. The topics covered are: PsychologyLiteratureChemistryUS HistoryEcologyBiology The videos are created by two brothers, and are well-produced with sound effects and animation to reinforce the points being made. The average about 10 minutes in length each, and so they break down each topic into bite-sized chunks. According to their website (Subbable.com), CrashCourse started as a grant from Youtube itself, and has grown to be a self-sustaining subscription service.

Members pay almost $25,000 per month now for some interesting perks, even though the content is free for anyone to enjoy. Compared with a traditional college course site such as Coursera, Crash Course provides their courses in video-only format. The Crash Course videos seem fast-paced to me. The animation is slick and helpful. Learning Online: Reflection, Engagement and Motivation (LOREM) The PLACE: Professional Learning and Collaboration Environment. 10,000+ Free Online Courses From Top Universities. What is E-Lit? | Electronic Literature Organization. Course Catalog | Kadenze. In-Depth Review: A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study | Class Central's MOOC Report. Home - OpenupEd. English Whit #1 Using Sentence Connectors on openlearning.com. Effective Use of Interactive Whiteboards on openlearning.com.

Online courses - access to free and private courses on OpenLearning. Open Online Education. OpenMooc « A fully open source MOOC solution. Welcome to CCK11 ~ CCK11. The Open Education Consortium | The Global Network for Open Education. OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials. Los MOOC: orígenes, historia y tipos. Telescopio | Un universo lleno de conocimientos. Stanford Online.

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