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Courses Cybersecurity Launch your career in a high demand industry that projects 2 million new jobs annually by earning a Cybersecurity MicroMasters Credential from RIT. MicroMasters Program Schools and Partners: RITx Availability: Current Robotics Robotutor No human teacher can keep up with thousands of students in massive open online courses. Smart software can now stand in, offering personalised guidance TENS of thousands of students across the world will log in to online classrooms this week. A large portion of them will be learning to write code in computer science courses. The scale and reach of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is growing year on year, and many argue they have the potential to vastly improve access to education. New Test for Computers - Grading Essays at College Level Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times EdX, a nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will release automated software that uses artificial intelligence to grade student essays and short written answers. And then, instead of being done with that exam, imagine that the system would immediately let you rewrite the test to try to improve your grade. EdX, the nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer courses on the Internet, has just introduced such a system and will make its automated software available free on the Web to any institution that wants to use it. The software uses artificial intelligence to grade student essays and short written answers, freeing professors for other tasks.

A Comprehensive List of MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Providers Last Updated: September 27, 2013 The recent emergence of Massive Open Online Courses, commonly known as MOOCs, is revolutionizing the online education world and is having a profound impact on higher education. With the growing adoption of MOOCs, the number of MOOC providers has also increased many folds. Below is a comprehensive and up-to-date list of MOOC providers; might be helpful to all interested. Peace and cheers.

MOOCs from Great Universities (Many With Certificates) Discover Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from great universities. Most offer "certificates" or "statements of completion," though typically not university credit. A "$" indicates that the course is free, but the credential costs money. (See the key below to understand the credentials offered by each course, and see our MOOC FAQ if you have general questions.) MOOC Recommendations for Design & Branding Top 5 MOOCs Recommended by Aurélie Delage, Graphic Designer and Branding Consultant Aurélie Delage is a freelance graphic designer and branding consultant in London. She advises clients from a range of industries and consults leading advertising / branding agencies, such as OgilvyOne, The Clearing and Latitude. She creates identities through brand direction, packaging, print, digital, moving images, online campaigns, and web/applications design and development. She has worked on some of the world’s most famous brands, including ABSOLUT, Chloé Parfums, Condé Nast, Davidoff, Harper Collins, H&M, Holden, Kenzo Parfums, Lee Jeans, Marks & Spencer, Victoria Racing Club and Woolmark.

News Corp. Education Tablet: For The Love Of Learning? hide captionJoel Klein, former New York City schools chief, left to run News Corp.'s education division. On Thursday, Amplify announced a specially designed education tablet. Richard Drew/AP Higher ed leaders urge slow down of MOOC train As scores of colleges rush to offer free online classes, the mania over massive open online courses may be slowing down. Even top proponents of MOOCs are acknowledging critical questions remain unanswered, and are urging further study. Dan Greenstein, the head of postsecondary success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, now wonders aloud if MOOCs are a “viable thing or are just a passing fad.” Gates has agreed to spend $3 million for wide-reaching MOOC-related grants.

Coursera Takes a Nuanced View of MOOC Dropout Rates – Wired Campus - Blogs Philadelphia — Massive open online courses have gained renown among academics for their impressive enrollment figures and, conversely, their unimpressive completion rates. What accounts for the high attrition in MOOCs, and what does it mean? Coursera and data researchers at several partner universities of the MOOC provider have begun trying to answer those questions by learning more about why students wash out of MOOCs—and what instructors and course designers could do to stem the tide. Some of that research was on display over the weekend at Coursera’s first-ever partners’ conference, where MOOC professors, instructional designers, and various invited guests spent two days talking shop. The data so far are preliminary.

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