Un resumen de las Universidades que ofrecen cursos gratis en Internet Hemos tratado el tema en varias ocasiones, mostrando los cursos de Stanford, Berkeley y Yale, así como recomendando varios portales que se dedican a este tema (5 portales que ofrecen cursos virtuales gratuitos). La lista es interminable, existiendo un excelente material en Khan Academy, Notre Dame, University of Michigan, University of Cape Town, University of California, Kaplan University, MITx o la enorme lista disponible en ocwconsortium.org, donde están los cursos de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, en español. Ahora comentan en mashable que en coursera.org siguen trabajando para ampliar su oferta asociándose a más universidades, recopilando los mejores cursos de las mejores universidades y ofreciéndolos de forma gratuita en Internet. Princeton, Penn, Michigan y Stanford son las cuatro joyas de su corona, con cursos que ofrecen plazos, evaluaciones, debates y, en algunos casos, documento que podemos mostrar en nuestro CV.
The False Promise of the Education Revolution - College, Reinvented By Scott Carlson and Goldie Blumenstyk Last year, leading lights in for-profit and nonprofit higher education convened in Washington for a conference on private-sector innovation in the industry. The national conversation about dysfunction and disruption in higher education was just heating up, and panelists from start-ups, banking, government, and education waxed enthusiastic about the ways that a traditional college education could be torn down and rebuilt—and about how lots of money could be made along the way. During a break, one panelist—a banker who lines up financing for education companies, and who had talked about meeting consumer demands in the market—made chitchat. The banker had a daughter who wanted a master's in education and was deciding between a traditional college and a start-up that offered a program she would attend mostly online—exactly the kind of thing everyone at the conference was touting.
How Teachers and Educators Can Use Pinterest as a Resource In and Out of the Classroom By Blog Editor Susan Wells You are now on Pinterest, you’ve created boards, pinned and repinned and lost hours of your life without batting an eye. How do you bring Pinterest into your classroom and use it as a teaching resource? Here are a few ideas… On the territorial dimensions of MOOCs To what degree have the territorial dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) been made visible? Remarkably little, I would argue. This point came has been in the back of my mind for some time on the basis of following coverage about MOOCs including the three high profile leaders of the pack (Coursera, edX, Udacity), other MOOCs (Udemy and WeduboX), and complementary online learning platforms (e.g., Course Hero, iTunesU, Kahn Academy, OpenClass, Open Learning Initiative).
Guía oficial de titulaciones y postgrados 2012/2013: ¿qué quieres estudiar? Un año más la web de la CRUE publica un buscador para consultar todas las titulaciones y postgrados de las universidades españolas. El servicio permite filtrar la base de datos introduciendo la nota de corte, el nombre de la titulación, la Universidad donde se desea cursar o la Comunidad Autónoma. Y los resultados de la búsqueda ofrecen «información relativa a las titulaciones, con la nota de corte, créditos, precio y otra información de interés, como aquella relacionada con la propia universidad». En alguna de estas Universidades empiezan a estudiar este año muchos de los alumnos a los que despedí hace ya tres cursos en «mi primer 4º de ESO». Futuros arquitectos, abogados o informáticos a quienes deseo muchísima suerte en esta nueva etapa, dura pero seguro que enriquecedora. Recuerdos de todo tipo, ¿acaso alguien olvida el paso por la Universidad?
Flip teaching Flip teaching or a flipped classroom is a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class with teachers offering more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing. This is also known as backwards classroom, flipped classroom, reverse teaching, and the Thayer Method." Sessions Sessions Registration 8:00-9:00 AM Check in and coffeeEdTech Showcase Welcome 9:00-9:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks Designing a New Learning Environment What constitutes learning in the 21st century? Should reading, watching, memorizing facts, and then taking exams be the only way to learn? Or could technology (used effectively) make learning more interactive, collaborative, and constructive? Could learning be more engaging and fun?
Failure of a Prestigious Venture - CHECK.point-elearning.com Failure of a Prestigious Venture Oxford, April 2006 – The AllLearn project, a consortium among Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities to research online learning, has come to a close. The eLearning joint venture has folded because it failed to attract enough students. "We offered 110 online courses from Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities to over 10,000 participants from 70 countries during the past five years. As we looked to the future, the cost of offering top-quality enrichment courses at affordable prices was not sustainable over time", explains S Kristin Kim, president of the company, in a statement on the website.
CourseTalk Launches A Yelp For Open Online Courses And What This Means For Higher Education One of the most popular topics in education technology these days is the subject of MOOCs, otherwise known as “Massive Open Online Courses.” Thanks to the buzz around MOOC platforms like Coursera, Udacity and edX, there are few universities and colleges that aren’t currently struggling with whether or not they should hop on the bandwagon. Whether or not you’re long or short on MOOCs, it’s clear that, in the near term at least, they’re here to stay. Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Click here to go to your profile Click to expand login or register menu Select to go to your workspace Click here to go to your Dashboard Report
Open University launches British Mooc platform to rival US providers A UK-based platform for massive open online courses (Moocs) to rival established providers in the US has been launched by The Open University. Futurelearn will carry courses from 12 UK institutions (see list), which will be available to students across the world free of charge. It will follow in the footsteps of US providers including Coursera, edX and Udacity, which offer around 230 Moocs from around 40 mostly US-based institutions to more than 3 million students. The new platform will operate as an independent company, majority owned by The Open University, although details of other investors have yet to be confirmed.
Move Over Harvard And MIT, Stanford Has The Real “Revolution In Education” Lectures are often the least educational aspect of college; I know, I’ve taught college seniors and witnessed how little students learn during their four years in higher education. So, while it’s noble that MIT and Harvard are opening their otherwise exclusive lecture content to the public with EdX, hanging a webcam inside of a classroom is a not a “revolution in education”. A revolution in education would be replacing lectures with the Khan Academy and dedicating class time to hands-on learning, which is exactly what Stanford’s medical school proposed last week. Stanford realizes that great education comes from being surrounded by inspiring peers, being coached by world-class thinkers, and spending time solving actual problems. So, last week, two Stanford professors made a courageous proposal to ditch lectures in the medical school.