Open Culture - Free Cultural & Educational Media Online Home Page | edX Free Online Courses - Open Education Database Written by: Thomas Broderick Universities, colleges, and private organizations offer free online college courses to help students acquire new knowledge and skills. These courses cover a variety of traditional academic topics and other subjects that can lead to career advancement and personal enrichment. Courses occur online, allowing learners from all over the world to participate. At the end of a course, students may qualify for an official certificate. Some institutions charge a small certificate fee. Most online courses provide an introduction to a topic, although there are some intermediary and advanced courses. Some free college courses use the term massive online open course (MOOC). Benefits of Open Courses Free online college courses allow students to learn from home, a significant advantage for learners who prefer to eliminate a commute. In a free college course, learners can explore new academic topics without incurring high tuition costs. Should You Take Open Courses?
OpenupEd Virtual Evolution of Education Does an education lead to revolution or does a revolution generate access to education? It seems that currently there is a simultaneous evolution of both. Billions can now gain access to an education that would otherwise be reserved for a privileged few depending on their social, economic, and geographic location. A revolution in education is slowly taking place with the Internet as its primary driving force. Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, created by organizations like edX, Coursera, and Udacity are collectively working with universities like MIT, Harvard, and Stanford to create a college level education that is fully streamed online for free on the internet. There are currently over 80 million people enrolled in some form of education system or institution in the United States ranging from kindergarten to graduate school. It will take time before MOOCs reach a point where they could replace the university system altogether.
flipped classroom An excellent tool for your flipped classroom is EDpuzzle. With this tool you can crop a video to only use the portion you need for your specific class. Another feature is you can add your own voice by inserting audio notes or recording over the video. The embed quiz feature allows you to add questions at random points in the video to engage students and check their understanding of the material. With EDpuzzle you can locate video from a number of sources including Youtube, Teacher Tube, Khan Academy, TED and LearnZillion. Once complete you can upload your completed video to the EDpuzzle library. Click here to visit the site. INTRODUCING EDpuzzle Edpuzzle Demo Playlist My First Edpuzzle Video I have uploaded both my edited video and the original for you to see the difference between the two and get an idea of the options available to edit your video with EDpuzzle. Below is the original video from My Smart Hands.
Gnomon School | Online Courses in Visual Effects & 3D Animation for Film & Games | Learn Maya, Max & More Over the past year, we've been working hard at developing a brand new online training platform for Gnomon. While we have been providing online training for years through both the school and the Gnomon Workshop, we wanted to create a new experience for our students. For over fifteen years, Gnomon has trained thousands of artists on our campus in Hollywood. Through the live and interactive experience of taking classes with other artists from leading industry professionals, students not only learn the techniques necessary to create production quality work… but also create friendships with likeminded people. "Gnomon's new online platform has been in development for over a year and is truly the closest experience possible to taking a course on campus." While creating a new experience for online training was step one, clearly the most important next step would be the curriculum. We hope that Gnomon's new online platform becomes a valuable resource for artists looking to level up their skills.
Université en ligne VTC | Pour tous, partout, tout le temps get skilled, get qualified with our free online courses The most important education technology in 200 years Four of the 19 Coursera courses on AI and robotics (credit: Coursera) Education is about to change dramatically, says Anant Agarwal, who heads edX, a $60 million MIT-Harvard effort to stream a college education over the Web, free, with plans to teach a billion students, Technology Review reports. “Massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, offered by new education ventures like edX, Coursera, and Udacity, to name the most prominent (see “The Crisis in Higher Education”) will affect markets so large that their value is difficult to quantify. A quarter of the American population, 80 million people, is enrolled in K–12 education, college, or graduate school. At edX, Agarwal says, the same three-person team of a professor plus assistants that used to teach analog circuit design to 400 students at MIT now handles 10,000 online and could take a hundred times more. Coursera, an alliance between Stanford and two dozen other schools, claims that it had 1.5 million students sign up. Changing the world