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Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course

Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course

Hypomnematon – Une chronique pharmacologique sur les MOOC en direct sur YouTube Le cinquième épisode des « Chroniques pharmacologiques » sera quelque peu spécial : dans l’optique de faire le point sur le phénomène des « MOOC » et, notamment, de leurs enjeux pédagogiques, j’organise avec Aurélie Feron un « Hangout » ce mardi 21 mai à 18 :00 (la version « vidéo » restera sur YouTube et une version « audio » sera placée sur Nous aurons le plaisir de discuter du sujet avec : Christophe Batier (Directeur Technique du service TICE de l’Université Lyon1)Matthieu Cisel (Doctorant en TICE sur les MOOC à Normal’Sup Cachan. Co-organisateur du MOOC Gestion de Projet)Jean-Marie Gilliot (Maître de conférences à Télécom Bretagne. Le « Hangout » sera diffusé par l’intermédiaire de ma chaîne YouTube :

Best Colleges for Food Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the fall 2012 Semester. By now, undergrads across America have moved into dorms, tossed the semester's first Frisbees on the quad, and played awkward ice-breakers on the first day of English 101. While making new friends, settling in, and paying attention in class are important pursuits, locating — and experiencing — the dining hall should be a top priority. And discovering which schools have the best ones has been ours. This year, The Daily Meal went big, setting out to determine the best in campus dining across the nation — from small liberal arts colleges to Big Ten mega-universities. From blind taste tests to ensure the highest-quality products and locally sourced tofu to a schedule of rotating pan-Asian cuisine, when it comes to food at least, colleges are providing students with plenty to write home about. • Today’s undergrad is already educated about food when he or she arrives on campus • It’s all about local, organic, and sustainable.

U.S. Schools Need More STEM Training, Better Broadband CIO — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Friday renewed the administration's call for super-fast broadband connections in schools and a greater focus on education in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. In a video address to participants in Maker Camp, an online summer camp for teenagers, Duncan hailed the virtual program, saying that "it shows the power of online learning." STEM and ConnectED Top White House Agenda Duncan's message underscores two initiatives the administration has undertaken, one to improve STEM education and another, ConnectED, that the White House launched in June with a goal of connecting 99 percent of the nation's schools and libraries to high-speed broadband service. "President Obama and I are both excited about the future of science, technology, engineering and math education -- the STEM fields, for short," Duncan said. Schools Have Need for Internet Speed Tell Your Friends That STEM Is Cool Continue Reading

Mooc : les cours universitaires sur Internet bouleversent la formation MIT and Harvard announce edX web education platform, make online learning cheap and easy MIT and Harvard announce edX Joint partnership builds on MITx and Harvard distance learning; aims to benefit campus-based education and beyond. Harvard University and MIT today announced edX, a transformational new partnership in online education. EdX will build on both universities' experience in offering online instructional content. MIT and Harvard expect that over time other universities will join them in offering courses on the edX platform. EdX will release its learning platform as open-source software so it can be used by other universities and organizations that wish to host the platform themselves. MIT and Harvard will use the jointly operated edX platform to research how students learn and how technologies can facilitate effective teaching both on-campus and online. Jointly owned not-for-profit structure The initiative will be overseen by a not-for-profit organization based in Cambridge, Mass., to be owned and governed equally by the two universities. First courses by fall 2012

Growing Bipartisan Support for ConnectED Last week, the President issued a new challenge for our nation – one that families, businesses, school districts and the federal government can rally around together – to connect virtually every student with access to cutting-edge technology as part of a competitive, 21st century education. The new ConnectED initiative he announced was a bold, transformative vision for America’s schools, ensuring that they have access to high-speed broadband and wireless internet to expand connectivity to more schools and libraries over the next 5 years. ConnectED will bring high-speed Internet within reach for tens of millions of America’s kids – and with it, it empowers more teachers and schools to harness the power of digital learning. As President Obama said in Mooresville, NC last week, “these are the tools that our children deserve.” Connecting schools “will better prepare our children for the jobs and challenges of the future and it will provide them a surer path into the middle class. . Verizon

Très chers MOOCs... 15, 50, 100 000 dollars ? Combien coûte un MOOC académique, exactement ? "Exactement" est peut-être un bien grand mot. Mais peut-on avoir une idée du prix des cours en ligne offerts gratuitement à des dizaines de milliers d'étudiants par les universités ? Après un premier temps d'enthousiasme et de discours messianiques affirmant que la terre promise de l'accès universel et gratuit à l'enseignement supérieur était à portée de main, les universités commencent à faire leurs comptes, et les plus connues des plateformes de MOOC aussi. Des centaines d'heures de travail qu'il faudra bien rémunérer Intéressons-nous d'abord aux universités : combien leur coûte la réalisation d'un MOOC ? Bien sûr, que le coût de ce temps doit être pris en compte ! Une centaine d'heures de préparation : les différentes estimations se rejoignent sur cette stimation du temps à consacrer par l'enseignant à la préparation d'un MOOC académique. Après le temps de la conception, vient le temps de l'animation. Références :

Online classes can be enlightening, edifying, and engaging — but they're not college The future of higher education online is, at present, clear as mud. Do Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs — college-level classes offered online through a number of corporate providers — offer students better tools for study, increased opportunities at lower cost? Can they provide access to higher education to those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it? Or do these canned classes portend the selling out of American education to Silicon Valley profiteers? University professors founded or helped to found all the companies that provide online platforms for serving MOOCs, the largest of which (Coursera, Udacity and edX) all have affiliations of one kind or another with Stanford. California's educational system, once the pride of the state, has experienced drastic cuts over the last 30 years, and has deteriorated accordingly. The philosophers began by explaining exactly how and why using Sandel's canned course would shortchange San Jose State's students: And another: MB: I bet.

Google MOOC site: 'More of the same'? - eCampus News By Jake New, Assistant Editor Read more by jakenew September 11th, 2013 A new partnership between edX and Google could mean that massive open online courses (MOOCs) are about to get a whole lot more open. will launch in early 2014. The internet software company and MOOC nonprofit are teaming up to develop a new website powered by edX’s open source learning platform, Open edX. The website is called, and will officially go live early next year. will allow anyone – whether a university, business, or individual – to produce an online or blended course. “We envision that the site will become an ideal way to develop and refine novel online learning experiences,” said Anant Agarwal, president of edX. David E. “Just the tech side of this isn’t where the upside is,” Goldberg said. The Google-backed initiative is building upon edX’s decision earlier this year to release its software with an open source license.