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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. "[4] 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. Gates, Sr. and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Raikes. History[edit] 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. Warren Buffett donation[edit] 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[5] 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.[6] 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.[7][8] History[edit] In late 2004, Khan began tutoring his cousin Nadia in mathematics using Yahoo!

's Doodle notepad. Khan Academy has eclipsed MIT's OpenCourseWare (OCW) in terms of videos viewed. Khan Academy also has thousands of resources translated into other languages. Khan Academy also launched a computer science module in September 2012.[21][22] Technical format[edit] Badges[edit] 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.[6][7][8][9][10] 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:[15] 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.[5] 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. 19th century Charles W. MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT is often cited as among the world's top universities.[10][11][12][13] 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.[14] History[edit] Foundation and vision[edit] Rogers, a professor from the University of Virginia, wanted to establish an institution to address rapid scientific and technological advances.[19][20] He did not wish to found a professional school, but a combination with elements of both professional and liberal education,[21] 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.[23][24] Early developments[edit] Curricular reforms[edit]

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. Anant Agarwal, director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, who led the development of MITx, will serve as edX’s first president. edX plans to host its first courses this fall, across an array of disciplines.

Mr. L. Depending on how edX develops, Mr. 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.[4] There are currently 47 schools, nonprofits, corporations, and international organizations that offer or plan to offer courses on the edX website.[5] Functionality and organization[edit] EdX has engaged in a number of partnerships with educational institutions in the United States, China, Mongolia, India, and more to utilize edX courses in "blended classrooms.

The edX platform uses online learning software that uses interactive experiences. History[edit] 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. EdX is building a network of the world’s top universities. Next to TU Delft, Australian National University, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, McGill University, Rice University and University of Toronto are joining the edX universities such as MIT, Harvard en Berkeley.

Campus rhythm Opportunity to learn more about online education Solar Energy. DelftX (DelftX) sur Twitter. TU Delft als eerste in zee met edX. 'Belangrijk dat edX non-profit is' 21 februari 2013 door Connie van UffelenAantal keer bekeken: 1568WEB ONLY In dossier: Online onderwijs De TU Delft zal haar drie eerste massive open online courses (moocs) komend collegejaar aanbieden op edX. Met dit non-profit platform van Harvard en MIT kan iedereen ter wereld gratis online cursussen volgen.

Volgens Anka Mulder, secretaris en directeur Onderwijs, wil de TU hier van leren. Anka Mulder: "Leren over online onderwijs is het doel van de universiteiten in dit netwerk. " Waarom heeft de TU gekozen voor edX? "Belangrijk is dat edX een non-profit netwerk is. De TU begint met de cursussen Water Treatment Engineering, Solar Energy en Introduction to Aerospace Engineering. Waarom zijn moocs gratis? Krijgen deelnemers ook tentamens? Hoe checkt de TU dat? Wat als de TU ook 160 duizend deelnemers krijgt?

Waarom niet? Twintigduizend tentamens nakijken is een probleem, of niet? Komt er een limiet op het aantal deelnemers? Wat kunnen mensen met het certificaat? Delftse moocs op MIT-platform. 21 februari 2013 door Connie van Uffelen / HOP Petra VissersAantal keer bekeken: 1684WEB ONLY In dossier: Online onderwijs De massive open online courses (moocs) van de TU Delft komen op edX, het platform voor online onderwijs van MIT en Harvard. De universiteit heeft voor edX gekozen omdat het een non-profit platform is dat het beste aansluit bij de visie van de TU op het gebied van online onderwijs. EdX wil een netwerk bouwen van topuniversiteiten. Het platform is opgericht door MIT en Harvard en plaatst nu al gratis cursussen van Berkeley, Georgetown University, Wellesley en universiteiten van Texas.

Vanochtend maakte het bekend dat daar zes universiteiten bijkomen: de TU Delft, de Australian National University, l'Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, de Canadese Mc-Gill University en University of Toronto, en de Rice University in Houston. De TU ziet dit als een mogelijkheid om meer te leren over online onderwijs en daarmee ook het reguliere onderwijs te verbeteren. 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. It enables students to follow (part of) a program from their home campus and/or better prepare themselves before studying abroad. It increases transparency by showing what HEI have to offer (expertise, content, required entry knowledge), which may assist students in their selection of the right foreign institute.

There is a growing interest of European HEI in OER and OCW. However, the consortium partners are convinced that OCW’s potential is still underutilized. MIT OpenCourseWare. @MITOCW. TU Delft: Open Course Ware. TU Delft cursusmateriaal in Open Course Ware TU Delft heeft zich aangesloten bij het OpenCourseWare Consortium, dat geinitieerd is door MIT en biedt hierdoor vrije toegang tot delen van het cursusmateriaal. De TU Delft is naast de Open Universiteit de eerste universiteit in Nederland die haar cursusmateriaal als Open access materiaal wil delen met gebruikers. MSc programma's met opleidingen in Delft in OpenCourseWare zijn Free material to the general public TU Delft Open Course Ware (OCW) seeks to capitalize on the potential of the internet to eliminate borders and geographic distance as obstacles to the instantaneous exchange of knowledge and new ideas.

Registration is not required OCW does not require any registration and is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity. Bureau Opener OCW Het team Opener staat in contact met Auteursrechten Informatiepunt van TU Delft Library. Richtlijnen Aan de volgende richtlijnen bij het materiaal in de cursussen wordt aandacht geschonken: Herkomst. Einde van de universiteit? 25 mei 2011 door Connie van UffelenAantal keer bekeken: 3319Dit artikel verscheen in Delta jaargang 43, nummer 17 In dossier: Online onderwijs Open courseware, het gratis en open beschikbaar stellen van cursussen op internet, neemt een hoge vlucht.

Onlangs koos het internationale OpenCourseWare Consortium Anka Mulder tot president. Zij vertelt over haar plannen en waarom de TU cursussen gratis op internet zet. Open courseware. Het prestigieuze Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) begon er tien jaar geleden mee vanuit ideële redenen en om de internationale positie van de universiteit te versterken. “Je bent een universiteit en dus in het leven geroepen om kennis te verspreiden en mensen op te leiden”, zegt Anka Mulder, directeur onderwijs en studentenzaken aan de TU Delft. De TU volgde vier jaar geleden met vakken binnen opleidingen. Een voorbeeld is de mastercursus watermanagement. De cursussen van de TU zijn te vinden op ocw.tudelft.nl.

Ligt je materiaal zo niet op straat? 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'.

Investeren in open kennisbronnen Mulder nam in mei 2011 - als eerste vrouw - bij het OCW het stokje over van Steve Carson van het Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Toekomst van Europa. Anka Mulder - OpenCourseWare Europe. Anka Mulder | The 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012. Interview: HOW TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION ONLINE.

The Ultimate Democratizer. Willem vanValkenburg @wfvanvalkenburg... Stanford University. Stanford University. Udacity. Udacity | 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.

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.