Evolution MOOC's. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF or the Gates Foundation) is one of the largest private foundations in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates.
It is "driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family. " The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Other principal officers include Co-Chair William H. History Front building In 1997, the foundation was formed as the William H. Rear building Detail of the facade of the visitor center In April 2010, Gates was invited to visit and speak at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he asked the students to take on the hard problems of the world in their futures. Google $10 million for Project 10^100 winners. Two years ago today, we began Project 10^100 by asking you to share your ideas for changing the world by helping as many people as possible.
Your spirit and participation surpassed even our most optimistic expectations. People from more than 170 countries submitted more than 150,000 ideas. We selected 16 big ideas and asked the public to vote for their favorites. The five ideas that received the most votes are the winners of Project 10^100. Over the past 12 months, we’ve reviewed concrete proposals to tackle these ideas, and today we’re pleased to give a total of $10 million to five inspiring organizations working on solutions to each of these global challenges: Idea: Make educational content available online for freeProject funded: The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides high-quality, free education to anyone, anywhere via an online library of more than 1,600 teaching videos.
Here’s a short video celebrating the inspiring work of these organizations: Khan Academy. Khan Academy. The website features thousands of educational resources, including a personalized learning dashboard, over 100,000 exercise problems, and over 5,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, general chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and computer science. All resources are available for free to anyone around the world. Khan Academy reaches about 10,000,000 students per month and has delivered over 300,000,000 lessons. History In late 2004, Khan began tutoring his cousin Nadia in mathematics using Yahoo! ' Harvard University. Harvard University.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The University is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209-acre (85 ha) main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area. Eight U.S. presidents have been graduates, and some 150 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated as students, faculty, or staff. History Colonial The leading Boston divine Increase Mather served as president from 1685 to 1701.
MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT is often cited as among the world's top universities. As of 2014[update], 81 Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 45 Rhodes Scholars, 38 MacArthur Fellows, and 2 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with MIT.
MIT has a strong entrepreneurial culture and the aggregated revenues of companies founded by MIT alumni would rank as the eleventh-largest economy in the world. History Foundation and vision Rogers, a professor from the University of Virginia, wanted to establish an institution to address rapid scientific and technological advances. He did not wish to found a professional school, but a combination with elements of both professional and liberal education, proposing that: The Rogers Plan reflected the German research university model, emphasizing an independent faculty engaged in research, as well as instruction oriented around seminars and laboratories. Early developments
Harvard and MIT Put $60-Million Into New Platform for Free Online Courses - Wired Campus. The group of elite universities offering free online courses just got bigger.
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today announced a partnership that will host online courses from both institutions free of charge. The platform, its creators say, has the potential to improve face-to-face classes on the home campuses while giving students around the world access to a blue-ribbon education. The new venture, called edX, grew out of MIT’s announcement last year that it would offer free online courses on a platform called MITx. The combined effort will be overseen by a nonprofit organization governed equally by both universities, each of which has committed $30-million to the project.
EdX wikipedia. EdX is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in May 2012 to host online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience at no charge and to conduct research into learning.
EdX has more than 2 million users. The two institutions have each contributed $30 million of resources to the nonprofit project. The prototype course, Circuits and Electronics, began in December 2011, through MITx, the massive open online program at MIT. There are currently 47 schools, nonprofits, corporations, and international organizations that offer or plan to offer courses on the edX website. Functionality and organization EdX. Faust: The future of online learning and residential education - Opinion. Online Learning Platform, edX, Goes International With The Addition Of Six New Schools. When it comes to online education and massive open online courses (a.k.a.
“MOOCs”), Udacity and Coursera have stolen most of the attention. But they aren’t the only two choices for voracious distance learners out there; in fact, the number of options has grown considerably. Last May, Harvard and MIT teamed up to launch edX — their own, high-profile response to Coursera, Udacity and the MOOC-y wave sweeping higher education. Backed by $60 million, the non-profit partnership made courses from both schools available to the public for free via a learning experience designed specifically for interactive study on the Web. In addition to making the MIT and Harvard learning experience available at scale to learners around the world, edX has been built on top of the open-source MITx platform in effort to allow other institutions to take advantage of its technology and make their courses available through edX.
The new members will begin offering courses on edX beginning in the fall of 2013. Stanford joins edX platform development effort – code release date set. TU Delft to offer online courses in consortium with MIT and Harvard. TU Delft is to offer courses as ‘Massive Open Online Courses’ (MOOCs) on edX.
EdX is a non-profit platform for online education through which MIT, Harvard and others, make a range of courses accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world, who has access to internet. The free courses are open to everyone, without prior education or entry examination. Network of the world’s top universities An increasing number of renowned universities worldwide are publishing their best modules as Massive Open Online Courses on edX and other platforms. TU Delft has opted for edX as this non-profit platform ties in best with TU Delft’s vision for online education. DelftX (DelftX) sur Twitter. TU Delft als eerste in zee met edX. 'Belangrijk dat edX non-profit is' Delftse moocs op MIT-platform. EM; Delftse colleges op platform van Harvard en MIT ? OCW Consortium.
@ocwnews. OpenCourseWare Consortium. Board of Directors. Board of directors. OpenCourseWare Europe > Welcome. Background - OpenCourseWare Europe. All consortium partners have identified OpenCourseWare as a development priority.
They all play an active role in the international OCW movement. The universities of Madrid, Barcelona, Lyon and Delft have already published a significant part of their own material as OCW. The Catholic University of Leuven is in the final stage of developing an OCW program and will soon start publishing its first courses online. The consortium partners consider OCW to be an essential component of the development of virtual mobility. MIT OpenCourseWare.
@MITOCW. TU Delft: Open Course Ware. Einde van de universiteit? Anka Mulder hypercreatief. 18 mei 2012 - Anka Mulder van de TU Delft is een van de "100 most creative people in business for 2012. " Fast Company magazine in de USA bekroont haar als 'doorbraakvrouw' onder de mensen die anders durven denken. Wat is haar geheim? "The European higher-education sector thus has little reason to view OER as a threat. On the contrary, OER can help provide education to rapidly increasing numbers of Europeans, and potentially new revenue streams from others across the world, based on Europe's long-standing reputation for high-quality knowledge and teaching.
" Het is deze visie die Anka Mulder zo'n ijzersterke reputatie geeft. Zij is de directeur Onderwijs en Secretaris van de TU Delft en staat nu op de 19de plaats opgenomen in de Fast Company lijst van 100 'most creative people in business for 2012'. Anka Mulder - OpenCourseWare Europe. The 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012. Interview: HOW TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION ONLINE. Anka Mulder is the President of OpenCourseWare, a consortium of higher-ed institutions that advocates free online course materials (cover your ears, textbook companies!).
"People say there is no gap between online and offline education, but that's not true," Mulder says. "Contact is a vital part of education. Putting information online is not the same as educating. To bridge that gap, we have to build communities--not just between teachers and students, but also among students. The Ultimate Democratizer. 21 februari 2013 - The edX family has a Dutch member: Delft University of Technology will join the major MOOC-platform founded by MIT and Harvard.
ScienceGuide spoke with a delighted edX president Anant Agarwal: “The introduction of MOOCs is like the rising of the tide, it will lift all boats”. EdX is a non-profit enterprise that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web. Teaching no longer takes place ’just’ or ‘only’ in classrooms, learning sequences are offered in so-called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Blackboards have been replaced by videos and laboratories have become virtual. Equal access to world-class education. Willem vanValkenburg @wfvanvalkenburg... Stanford University. Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is a private research university in Stanford, California, and one of the world's most prestigious institutions, with the top position in numerous surveys and measures in the United States. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, former governor of and U.S. senator from California and leading railroad tycoon, and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford, Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year.
Stanford was opened on October 1, 1891 as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Stanford is located in northern Silicon Valley near Palo Alto, California. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the University is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pacific-12 Conference. History Stanford University. Udacity. Sebastian Thrun World Economic Forum 2013 Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals. History In 2014, the Georgia Institute of Technology launched the first "massive online open degree" in computer science by partnering with Udacity and AT&T; a complete master's degree through that program costs students $7,000.
Free Online Courses. Advance your College Education & Career. Sebastian Thrun (SebastianThrun) sur Twitter. Ex-Stanford Teacher’s New Startup Brings University-Level Education To All [TCTV] Udacity has Left the Building. ScienceGuide: Udacity no more bread in MOOCs. DUB: Trun kraakt online onderwijs af. Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course. Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom. Udacity. Stanford University. Udemy. Stanford University.
Coursera. Coursera. Daphne Koller (DaphneKoller) sur Twitter. Take free courses from top universities online. Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education. Daphne Koller's TED talk. Class Central MOOC Catalogue.
Coursera Announces Details for Selling Certificates and Verifying Identities - Wired Campus. Coursera Adds 29 Schools, 90 Courses And 4 New Languages To Its Online Learning Platform. Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching - Wired Campus. Coursera hits 100 partner milestone on its journey to make higher-ed open to anyone. ScienceGuide: Yale-voorman naar Coursera. Ibogost : The Davos MOOC panel: 2... Blackboard Adds Testing to Mobile Learning App. MOOC Production Fellowship. Google: Course Builder.