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Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

Searchlights and sunglasses: Field notes from the digital age of journalism Una docena de MOOC o cursos online gratuitos para completar tu formación Todo parace indicar que 2013 será el año del despegue definitivo dentro del ámbito de la formación online, de los MOOC (cursos online abiertos masivos). Ya os hablé de estos cursos basados en contenidos online, principalmente de educación superior, que se imparten en varias plataformas gratuitas de e-learning y formación online, como Coursera. Desde que comenzase este fenómeno con el primer curso MOOC de la Universidad de Stanford sobre inteligencia artificial, en el que se matricularon 160.000 alumnos de 190 países, estos cursos se han convertido en un recurso muy interesante para completar nuestra formación. A nivel tecnológico, las plataformas que albergan estos MOOC siguen desarrollándose y aún no han alcanzado la madurez. A continuación os dejo con unos cuántos MOOC gratuitos sobre materias innovadoras, impartidos por algunas de las mejores universidades españolas y norteamericanas, utilizando plataformas de formación online. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons. These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are virtually endless pun intended! Because we can now sift through thousands of resources while navigating a single repository, the potential for inspiration and growth in the field of education has reached a new height. Here are the top channels worth following based on views, subscriptions, and quality of content: General Physical Sciences Engineering & Technology

Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course Maybe it was inevitable that one of the new massive open online courses would crash. After all, MOOCs are being launched with considerable speed, not to mention hype. But MOOC advocates might have preferred the collapse of a course other than the one that was suspended this weekend, one week into instruction: "Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application." Technology and design problems are largely to blame for the course's problems. And many students are angry that a course about online education -- let alone one offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology -- wouldn't have figured out the tech issues in advance, or been able to respond quickly once they became evident. Many of the problems related to the course's use of Google Docs to sign up for group discussions. Among the comments on blogs and Twitter: "Wowzers, 40,000 students signed up for considering google spreadsheets limit of 50 simultaneous editors ... not a good choice!"

Offliberty - evidence of offline life A Quick Guide To The History Of MOOCs This Is How Students Use School Websites 8.45K Views 0 Likes It's important to have a proper appearance online. So why are there so many unhelpful school websites out there? This infographic shares what students want. Why TED Talks Have Become So Popular 5.67K Views 0 Likes TED talks are useful and free ways to bring high-level thinking and through-provoking ideas into the classroom and your home.

YouTube Video Converter and Download - Stanford, Harvard Scholars Dissect Big Data GOOD DATA, BAD DATA: After blended learning, Big Data, and MOOCs, another edtech term is gaining steam in 2013: learning analytics. The phrase (which refers to finding meaningful data patterns that inform effective learning) is presumably where the Big Data movement in education is placing all bets. The only problem is mining data for meaningful patterns is a bit difficult when there's no strong definition of effective learning. Just ask Stanford GSE Professor Roy Pea. In this recent keynote address delivered at the Educause Learning Initiative, Pea cautions that learning sciences are "largely missing" from MOOCs and expose "a great chasm" in their design. Across the country at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Reynol Junco is equally unforgiving. His call for more learning sciences is a bit more nuanced than Pea's. Still any type of data can be difficult to handle in the context of school environments.

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