Research Roundup about MOOCs and Online Learning The rising of MOOCs brings the interest of scrutinizing the effectiveness of online learning. Definitely it’s not a new-born baby, even MIT’s OpenCourseWare is more than 10 years old. But the Web2.0 technologies and new concepts have brought something different and evolving. Journalist’s Resource has put together a roundup on those significant research papers in the past : MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup. A 2012 survey indicated that 41% of those studying online were working professionals, while 31% were undergraduates and graduates. Nearly 40% of respondents reported enrolling because of casual subject interest, and completion rates are low, hovering around 10%, as students struggle to remain motivated in an online environment. Welcome! (Davies Middle School MeetUp) URL FOR THIS PAGE: bit.ly/daviesmeetup Purpose The UnConference Days were designed to assist staff with the development of technology-infused, globally-collaborative, powerful and meaningful lessons and units aligned to New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. By providing staff with TIME to DEVELOP these lessons and units, with the assistance and mentoring of experienced technology facilitators, these UnConference Days will be SELF-DIRECTED learning experiences informed by interaction with others and utilization of state-of-the-art tools and techniques. Approach
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Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture NMC Blog The 7 Things You Need to Openly Engage with Your Community iTUNES U MOOCs from Top Universities 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.) Courses are arranged by start date, while evergreen courses, which can begin whenever you wish, are found at the bottom.
Envisioning Technology 2012 What is the visualization? Understanding where technology is heading is more than guesswork. Looking at emerging trends and research, one can predict and draw conclusions about how the technological sphere is developing, and which technologies should become mainstream in the coming years. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of MOOCs This week I watched the eighth and final set of lectures for "Introduction to Sustainability," the Coursera MOOC I've been taking and chronicling over the past few weeks. This week's topic was "measuring sustainability." Seated before a camera, a photo of Utah's Arches National Park behind him, Professor Tomkin opened his lecture just as he's opened every lecture for the past seven weeks: "G'day. I'm Jonathan Tomkin from the University of Illinois," pronounced with a smile and an Australian accent. I'd like to meet Professor Tomkin.
Herbert George Wells on the World Encyclopaedia (1936) Herbert George Wells on the World Encyclopaedia (1936) The following excerpts are from a lecture by H.G. Wells given at the Royal Institution of Great Britan on November 20th, 1936 (“World Encyclopaedia”), as well as – for the first two paragraphs – from the preface to the book which collects this lecture and more (called World Brain from 1938; the book is currently shown out of print at Amazon). The World Brain “We want a reconditioned and more powerful Public Opinion.