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7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs

7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs
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500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Get 1,300 free online courses from the world's leading universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 45,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now. Humanities & Social Sciences Art & Art History Courses Classics Courses Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (Syllabus) - Free iTunes Video - Free Online Video - David O'Connor, Notre DameAncient Greece: City and Society - Free iTunes Audio - La Trobe University, AustraliaAncient Greece: Myth, Art & War - Free iTunes Audio - Dr Gillian Shepherd, La Trobe University - AustraliaAncient Greek History - Free Online Course - Donald Kagan, YaleAncient Israel - Free Online Course - Daniel Fleming, NYUAncient Philosophy - Free Online Audio - David Ebrey, UC BerkeleyAncient Wisdom and Modern Love (Syllabus) - Free iTunes Video - Free Online Video - David O'Connor, Notre Dame Herramientas para crear nuestros propios mini documentales en el Aula Uno de los medios o recursos didácticos que, pedagógicamente empleado, nos sirve en el aula para facilitar a los docentes la transmisicion de contenidos a los alumnos son los vídeos. Actuálmente la facilidad con la que contamos para publicar vídeos, permite crear mini documentales en el aula por nuestros propios alumnos en los que podrán compartir prácticas innovadoras y efectivas. Herramientas con los que podremos crear mini documentales en el aula con nuestros alumnos: 1. PicoVico es una aplicación web gratuita para hacer vídeos utilizando varias fotos, una interesante alternativa diseñada exclusivamente para elaborar este tipo de proyectos. 2. Catherine Aguayo Larenas comparte su experiencia con GO ANIMATE, herramienta disponible en la red que permite la realización simple de videos. Al crear una cuenta, se accede en forma gratuita a 100 monedas. 3. 4. 5. Wideo es una aplicación gratuita, fácil y sencilla para la creación de animaciones. 6. 7. 8.

Open Courses for Free | Open Learning Initiative At Harvard Extension School, free and open learning is hardly a new concept. In fact, the Extension School was founded with this mission in mind: to create an affordable way for any motivated student to take courses at Harvard. We stay true to this mission today, offering several free courses and nearly 800 for-credit courses at reasonable tuition rates. Explore our series of free or low-cost courses below. Video accessibility. Abstract Algebra In these free videotaped lectures, Professor Gross presents an array of algebraic concepts. The Ancient Greek Hero A long-time offering at Harvard College and Harvard Extension School, Gregory Nagy's popular exploration of the hero motif in classic literature is offered as a course for credit at Harvard Extension School, as a course on edX, and as a series of free video lectures. American Poetry from the Mayflower through Emerson Discover how the United States developed its own national literature with Elisa New, Powell M. Bits China Terms of Use

New open-source platform By Brad Hayward Stanford online coursework will be available starting this summer on a new open-source platform, OpenEdX, the university announced today. Kenneth Chan John Mitchell, vice provost for online learning, speaking at an event celebrating the one-year anniversary for Stanford Online. Among the first programs to run on the OpenEdX platform will be Stanford's popular "Three Books" summer reading program for incoming Stanford freshmen, along with two public courses now open for registration – one using contemporary health topics to teach statistics and another helping K-12 teachers and parents change the way students approach math. In April, Stanford and edX, the nonprofit online learning enterprise founded by Harvard and MIT, announced they would collaborate on future development of the edX online platform. More than 100 people affiliated with Stanford's online learning activities gathered recently to mark the effort's advances over the last year. Media Contact 20 Stumble 52 Share

Google lanza Oppia, plataforma para que cualquiera pueda crear y publicar actividades educativas online Gran noticia leemos en TNW y en el blog de Google, y es que hace pocas horas que Google ha lanzado Oppia (, un proyecto open-source para que cualquier usuario de la plataforma pueda crear actividades interactivas online con las que otros usuarios puedan aprender. Cada una de las actividades se llamará “explorations“, y otros usuarios podrán también contribuir en su contenido. Google mismo describe así el sistema de Oppia: “Oppia sigue un modelo de mentor que publica preguntas para que el que está aprendiendo pueda responderlas. Algunas de las características que podemos encontrar en Oppia son evaluaciones personalizadas e individuales después de enviar respuestas, exploraciones insertables en cualquier página web, una página de analíticas para que los mentores mejoren el contenido, un editor online, creación y edición colaborativa de cada exploración… entre muchísimas otras cosas.

Education startup Coursera partners with 12 new universities, raises $3.7M and hits 1.5M students As we wrote back in April, there’s no doubt that the Internet is revolutionizing education, as more and more companies continue to emerge and alter the way we learn. We’ve kept a close eye on edX, Khan Academy, Academic Earth, P2PU, Skillshare and Codecademy, and rounding out that list is Coursera, one of the youngest of the bunch, which recently raised $16 million to launch with 37 undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Now, since starting off with the likes of Princeton and Stanford, Coursera is announcing 12 new university partnerships, $3.7M in equity investments from Caltech, Penn and existing investors, and a total of 1.5M student users from 190 different countries. Update: Coursea has clarified that 1.5M refers to the number of course enrollments, and that there are currently around 680,000 registered students. As far as funding goes, this additional $3.7M brings Coursera’s total funding to “over $22 million.” ➤ Coursera

e-Learning Storyboard: Art or Science? Christmas is fast approaching and I’ve been asked again this year to write a guest blog article for the E-Learning Network’s advent calendar of e-learning insights, advice and stories. I’m not sure what to write about this year but I thought I’d share my contribution from last year on ‘Storyboarding’. There’s a free storyboard template in it for you if you manage to get to the end! The storyboard is the vehicle by which conventional e-learning gets done, but the storyboard is a much misunderstood thing both by those in the e-learning business and by customers. One of the problems with the storyboard is that it has to perform so many functions throughout an e-learning development project. It acts as the scoping vehicle (have we included everything?) Clearly this is a big ask for one document. So we recognise that the storyboard has to achieve a lot so how should it look to achieve this massive task? The Visual Storyboard Which would you prefer to review as a client? The Script Storyboard

Google lanza un curso gratuito “Making Sense of Data”, para enseñarnos a utilizar los datos Una nueva propuesta agregamos a nuestra lista de cursos gratuitos para marzo, con una interesante iniciativa de Google que nos ayudará ver el valor de los datos y cómo utilizarlos en nuestras actividades diarias. “Making Sense of Data” es el curso que lanza Google en colaboración con edX dirigidos a todos aquellos que trabajen con datos y deseen conocer técnicas y herramientas para aprovechar todo su potencial y mejorar la dinámica de nuestro trabajo o actividad. El curso consta de 4 módulos que se irán desarrollando a través de diferentes contenidos y videos, además de la asesoría de expertos de Google y la interacción con el resto de los estudiantes a través de foros o Hangouts. Entre los temas que se analizarán, encontramos las diferentes etapas en el proceso de datos, cómo implementar técnicas en distintas situaciones y algunas herramientas a tener en cuenta. Es una excelente oportunidad para iniciarnos en el uso y análisis de datos para aplicarlo a nuestros proyectos y actividades.

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? ☐ Should we teach letter-writing in the classroom? Kids need to write letters and mail them. The Social Media Answer ☑ There's one form of writing that can arguably get someone fired, hired or forced to retire faster than any other form of writing. One form of writing is that powerful. If you guessed social media, you're right. The Social Media Myth The myth about social media in the classroom is that if you use it, kids will be Tweeting, Facebooking and Snapchatting while you're trying to teach. You don't even have to bring the most popular social media sites into your classroom. 12 Ways Teachers are Using Social Media in the Classroom Right Now Tweet or post status updates as a class. It's in the Standards Social media is here.

Five ways to ‘gamify’ your elearning Written by Joe Hastings Is 2014 the year gamification can be taken of the ‘to do’ list and put into practice? While it has been a buzzword in the elearning industry for years now, it seems like this year the time has come for gamification to start delivering real benefits for online learning. Gamification - the use of game play mechanics for non-game applications - promises much: an engaging, dynamic, memorable and rewarding learning experience. 1. A common way to relay a subject to a learner is to put it into some kind of real world scenario the learner can relate to, then let them participate and observe the situation as it unfolds. For example, in a course aimed at helping people to spot bribery in the workplace, a user may be presented with the option to take a client out to lunch at a fancy restaurant or to provide them with a takeaway sandwich. 2. These may be a photographic representation of a real world environment or they could be a cartoon/stylised version. 3. 4. 5.