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Stanford Unveils Free Platform To Run Your Own Online Courses Google and Stanford are more than just neighbors in Silicon Valley. They’re becoming the leaders in the online learning revolution. And it’s all happening fast and starting right about … now. Stanford, like Google , has now announced a free and open source platform that lets you run your very own Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Achievements The Achievements module offers the ability to create achievements and badges similar to systems seen on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Foursquare, Gowalla, GetGlue, and more. For a Drupal site, this could mean commenting a certain number of times, starting a forum topic, visiting the site every day of the week, or anything else that can be tracked and coded. Current features and design: Achievement points are based on milestones, not continuous activity. Instead of getting 5 points every time a user posts a node, an equivalent milestone might instead reward 20 points for posting 10 nodes.

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MOOC's and the McDonaldization of Global Higher Education - WorldWise We’ve been treated to a rash of stories about how new technological models for higher education raise questions about the viability of the traditional campus. After all, why invest in an elaborate physical plant when virtual education can effectively expand your reach exponentially? This is of particular interest for global education and multinational universities, as the expense and difficulty of establishing foreign educational outposts may make virtual options seem even more attractive. At this point, though, it’s hard to see how massive open online courses, or MOOC’s, can be the silver bullet to developing globally engaged students or institutions. To be clear and to set aside a straw-man argument, we don’t believe that MOOC’s were established with global engagement in mind.

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Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare. Hello, We launched Writeboard back in October of 2005 as a stand-alone service. A few years later we integrated Writeboards into Basecamp Classic and Backpack. Today, the vast majority of Writeboards are created inside those two products. Tools for metacognition Metacognition is an important part of intentional learning, since it involves actively thinking about what you know, what you don’t know, and how you can get better at knowing and applying what you know. A mantra for metacognition State the learning problem with some specificity: identify what you want to know and what you want to do with that knowledgeChoose strategies to solve the learning problem—draw upon your own prior knowledge and the knowledge of othersObserve how you used the strategies—keep a learning journal or blogEvaluate the results: What worked? What didn’t work?Rinse and repeat: Apply successful strategies to new learning problems

The 7 Best Places For Online Education 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner 9.25K Views 0 Likes There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. Whether you're taking a class or just researching, here are the DOs and DON'Ts. The Busy Person’s Guide To Social Media Deedget User Engagement We provide a very flexible system to give your marketing unit the tools to create a successful integration, leaving no chance to fail your precious users, driving them and your new acquisitions in a very exciting and rewarding experience and an opportunity to interact together. One achievement at a time Audience Our system will analyze the fidelity of your users and provide you with the best KPI to monitor and measure your community health in realtime, giving you the best behavioral and ROI indicators available on the market.

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