Dr. Scott D. Miller: MOOC-Covered Towers? Online Education's Coming Impact on Traditional College When I recently mentioned to some higher-education colleagues my concern about MOOCs, I was astonished that none of them seemed to know what I was talking about. They ignore MOOCs at their peril. Here's why: MOOCs, or "massive open online courses," reflect the continuing emergence and influence of consumer demand in the traditional higher education arena, with a technological vengeance. For years, colleges have been responding to rising student expectations -- building new and more deluxe student centers, remodeling residence halls, adding food courts and fitness centers and going wireless campus-wide. Such physical changes, along with revisions of curriculum and addition of innovative student-support programs, have been necessary to position colleges and universities for financial stability in tough enrollment markets.
25 Bag Sewing Patterns If it hasn’t already become apparent on my blog, I love to sew bags. And I sew a lot of bags. Do you like to sew bags? I thought it would be fun to pull together a roundup of 25 bag sewing patterns-all of them free-so that we could all happily sew away on bags. MOOCs: Top 10 Sites for Free Education With Elite Universities MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Although there has been access to free online courses on the Internet for years, the quality and quantity of courses has changed. Access to free courses has allowed students to obtain a level of education that many only could dream of in the past. This has changed the face of education.
Creativity Portal Home : Explore Creative Arts and Crafting Topics Articles, How-to Projects, Websources See also: Kid's Project Playground Massive Open Online Course (MOOC What Is a MOOC? A massive open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. This updated ELI 7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II (June 2013) provides additional key facts about MOOCs. A short video about MOOCs and the connected age. MOOC Resources
make your own 6-pocket mini pocketbook and stay organized — insatiable need I’m sure that many of you, like me, are on an eternal quest for organization. I know I’m not alone in finding the Container Store’s promise of a perfect, organized life utterly seductive. But here’s the thing…I don’t really like purging, I love my stuff. SDLC Tutorial SDLC stands for Software Development Life Cycle. SDLC is the process consisting of a series of planned activities to develop or alter the software products. This tutorial will give you an overview of the SDLC basics, SDLC models available and their application in the industry. This tutorial also elaborates on the other related methodologies like Agile, RAD and Prototyping. The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New — Personal Growth Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics. They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free. There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.
Revolution Hits the Universities Last May I wrote about Coursera — co-founded by the Stanford computer scientists Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng — just after it opened. Two weeks ago, I went back out to Palo Alto to check in on them. When I visited last May, about 300,000 people were taking 38 courses taught by Stanford professors and a few other elite universities. Today, they have 2.4 million students, taking 214 courses from 33 universities, including eight international ones. Anant Agarwal, the former director of M.I.T.’s artificial intelligence lab, is now president of edX, a nonprofit MOOC that M.I.T. and Harvard are jointly building. Agarwal told me that since May, some 155,000 students from around the world have taken edX’s first course: an M.I.T. intro class on circuits.
DIY Paper Box Drawer Organizers and an Organized "Everything" Drawer Happy Monday! I hope you all had a beautiful weekend! School starts next week for us so we are doing all we can to soak in those final days of summer. Today I have a fun and free project to share that was inspired by a messy drawer I opened this weekend. I have grown completely understanding that organizing is an on going process and that occasionally some systems don't work out the first time. Video and Podcasts: Events by Category Kevin E. Healy The Graduate Group Introductory Seminar - An introduction to research in bioengineering including specific case studies and organization of this rapidly expanding and diverse field. 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. In the pocket of his sweat pants rested a blaring iPod with a chord that dangled near the floor, almost touching against his Adidas sandals. On his computer sat even more stray objects than his surrounding environment.
Andy Kessler: Professors Are About to Get an Online Education By ANDY KESSLER Anyone who cares about America's shortage of computer-science experts should cheer the recent news out of Georgia Tech. The Atlanta university is making major waves in business and higher education with its May 14 announcement that the college will offer the first online master's degree in computer science—and that the degree can be had for a quarter of the cost of a typical on-campus degree.
How to Create Comic Book Letters Our friend Amy at Modge Podge Rocks made a great looking Comic Book Canvas using our letters that inspired me to apply the same concept to our MDF Wood Letters. A friend of mine’s son loves Batman, Spider-Man and Iron Man so those are the types of comics I chose for this project. I also wanted the colors to be very vibrant so I selected comics that had a cover I liked or used glossy paper instead of the newspaper type. Materials Needed: MDF Wood Letters, I’m using 8 inch tall ones in the Showcard Gothic fontComic booksMod PodgeRazor knifeBlack and red craft paintFoam brushPaper plate or paint tray Between the paint and Mod Podge, chances are you're going to make a mess on your work surface.