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3 Ways to Add Subtitles to a Downloaded Video Edit Article Three Methods:TEncoderVirtualDubVLC PlayerCommunity Q&A Lots of media players will allow you to select multiple subtitle files to play with your movie, but sometimes you just can’t load the subtitles, no matter how hard you try. In these cases, you may want to hardcode the subtitles into the video file itself. This means that the subtitles will always appear, regardless of what media player you are using. To do this, you will need to re-encode the video file, which will add the subtitles directly to the frames. MOOCs need to go back to their roots. Photo by William Perugi/Shutterstock This back-to-school season has also brought a wide range of developments in the online education space known as MOOCs: massively open online courses. While MOOCs vary in the details, most are free, taught by professors, and are solely for the edification of the student—not for credit. In recent weeks, we’ve seen announcements for the Open Education Alliance, a partnership between the state of California, Udacity, and a host of major tech companies, and Google combining its Course Builder software with Ivy League MOOC consortium EdX, making it easier for top notch professors to use the curriculum development equivalent of Gmail or Blogger But announcements are not results, and MOOCs, hailed as the saviors of higher education when they burst into public awareness in 2012, have had trouble living up to the hype. There’s a dirty little secret at the heart of education: We don’t really know what learning is, how people best do it, or how to measure it.

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Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity Original vision lost in scramble for profit and repackaging of old ideas, say pair Source: Stephen Downes Look what they’ve done to my Mooc: ‘as deployed by commercial providers they resemble television shows or digital textbooks with – at best – an online quiz component,’ argues Stephen Downes When The New York Times declared 2012 the “Year of the Mooc”, you would have been forgiven for thinking that the term – which stands for “massive open online course” – had been coined some time that year. Not so.

8 ways to use your students' own devices in class - EF TeacherZone Blog Setting foot in a classroom today where students don’t have at least one piece of technology on them is nearly impossible. Accepting that our devices are here to stay, the question is no longer how to get rid of technology, but how best to utilize it. Blended learning is a classroom practice that combines technology and “face to face” time. There are many ways to experiment with blended learning—and happily, incorporating technology in the classroom using your students’ devices (also called “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD) is quite easy—and can become your class’s favorite part of the day. Here are some top applications with brief overviews to consider using in the ESL classroom.

Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet The co-founders, computer science professors at Stanford University, watched with amazement as enrollment passed two million last month, with 70,000 new students a week signing up for over 200 courses, including Human-Computer Interaction, Songwriting and Gamification, taught by faculty members at the company’s partners, 33 elite universities. In less than a year, Coursera has attracted $22 million in venture capital and has created so much buzz that some universities sound a bit defensive about not leaping onto the bandwagon. Other approaches to online courses are emerging as well. Universities nationwide are increasing their online offerings, hoping to attract students around the world.

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