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Flipping the corruption myth Transparency International recently published their latest annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), laid out in an eye-catching map of the world with the least corrupt nations coded in happy yellow and the most corrupt nations smeared in stigmatising red. The CPI defines corruption as “the misuse of public power for private benefit,” and draws its data from 12 different institutions including the World Bank, Freedom House, and the World Economic Forum. When I first saw this map I was struck by the fact that most of the yellow areas happen to be rich Western countries, including the US and the UK, whereas red covers almost the entirety of the global South, with countries like South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Somalia daubed especially dark.

Online Computer Science Courses In its purest form, computer science is the research and development of technology that solves specific problems. Computer science has brought the world smart phones, GPS systems, the gaming industry and tablet computing, along with technological developments that assist government, industry and medicine. In addition to creating new technology, computer scientists also make improvements to existing technology and study the ways computers can make our lives easier. One can learn more about this field of study through several online computer science courses.

eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow Program and Resources Expanding Daily!Visit Often for Updates! The gadget spec URL could not be found The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield welcomes you to a Massive Open Online Class (MOOC) on “Online Learning Today...and Tomorrow.” It will continue through August 19. Free Lectures Online Whether your goal is to earn a promotion, graduate at the top of your class, or just accelerate your life, lectures can help get you there. Our archives of lectures cover a huge range of topics and have all been handpicked and carefully designed by experienced instructors throughout the world who are dedicated to helping you take the next step toward meeting your career goals. Lifelong learns can turn their free time turn into self-improvement time.

Plans ZeroPC offers FREE, Basic and Pro premium accounts. Basic and Pro premium accounts offer users who require additional storage and expanded feature. Below please find the Pricing & Comparison for each account type. Theory and Practice of Online Learning ack in 1982, one reviewer hailed Athabasca University’s book Learning at a Distance: A World Perspective as “a miracle of educational publishing.” Open and distance learning has evolved through several mutations since then, and Athabasca has now brought us up to date with a wonderfully perceptive and complete guide to the theory and practice of online learning. Most of the authors are from Athabasca University and their shared experience of developing online learning within that extraordinarily successful open university allows them to analyse online learning for the wider world in an admirably coherent manner. Starting with a comprehensive summary of relevant educational theory, the book revisits, in a lively way, the great dichotomies that have marked the history of open and distance learning.

Week 01: Orientation You are not logged in. [] [] Welcome to Change MOOC! Welcome to Change - a Massive Open Online Course. This email is a short introduction to the course facilitators and to what you can expect next week. The Movement Toward Movement: Emerging Trend Promotes Nonstop Creativity There’s a movement happening in classrooms around the country. Okay, that’s wildly overstating it. Let’s try it again. David Wiley: Open Teaching Multiplies the Benefit but Not the Effort - Wired Campus A number of years ago, my wife and I were driving through a small town in southeastern Ohio when we saw a sign hanging outside a pizza shop that read, “Buy One, Get One.” We commented that if we paid for one, we’d by golly better get one. Such is the humor of academics. But jokes aside, I am increasingly amazed by the ease with which participatory technology allows university faculty members to go two-for-one in the reach and impact of their efforts in teaching. In 2004 I began asking my students to post their homework on their personal, publicly accessible blogs.