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Blog Archive » Games Based Learning MOOC We’re doing a MOOC! To be more specific, we’re doing a . A MOOC is a based on the learning theory of connectivism. Since 2008, there have been a series of these free open online courses offered. Eigenvectors and eigenvalues explained visually Loading [MathJax]/jax/output/HTML-CSS/jax.js Explained Visually By Victor Powell and Lewis Lehe Eigenvalues/vectors are instrumental to understanding electrical circuits, mechanical systems, ecology and even Google's PageRank algorithm.

Open & Distance Learning » Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality(Free MOOC) Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality(Free MOOC) Welcome to IT Sligo’s first MOOC! The Irish Prime Minister, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny presents IT Sligo President Terri Scott with a Public Service Excellence Award for our online courses. IT Sligo’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), launched on November 4th, 2013, taking the form of a free, six-week online course in Lean Sigma Quality. 2400 registered their interest before we had to close down registrations. We are now planning to run this MOOC again from October 2014. This MOOC is completely free and, as well as allowing you to learn about Lean Six Sigma, will give you a glimpse of what online learning from IT Sligo is like.

20 Signs You Might Be a Designer Ever lingered too long in a supermarket aisle, silently wondering who could go cuckoo for the Cocoa Puffs typography or marveling over the packaging of some exotic tea blend? Follow the latest design trends more closely than the daily news? Make intentional design choices when creating simple documents and presentations? It's quite possible that you are a graphic designer. Like most creative people, designers are known for being quirky and, well...creative. Social Marketing Blog / @flowtown This post was written by Jenny Urbano, our Social Media Manager. Here at Demandforce, we love seeing and celebrating your ideas! And more than that, we love to hear from YOU. We want to bridge the gap between us and you, so that’s why we’re offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a trip to San Francisco, sightsee in this amazing city, visit Demandforce headquarters and share your ideas with us!

Open Learning Design Studio (OLDS) - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) The project will design, deliver and evaluate an 8-10 week Open Learning Design Studio MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) focusing on the theme of curriculum design with OERs, to be held in early 2013. Open to individual educators from across the UK HE, FE, and community and skills sectors, the MOOC will aim: to increase the uptake of OERs through embedding the use of curriculum design tools, practices and approaches in individual practice and design team culture; to empower practitioners to become change agents in their local contexts; and to produce a collection of CC-licensed OER resources for wider use after the MOOC ends. Weekly activities will feature a range of presenters with a focus on foregrounding successful JISC and HEA funded UK projects and giving UK practitioners access to (and opportunity to learn from) some of the best of European initiatives. Further details regarding how to get involved, start dates, and core themes will be announced during the summer. Project Outputs

Markov Chain Monte Carlo Without all the Bullshit I have a little secret: I don’t like the terminology, notation, and style of writing in statistics. I find it unnecessarily complicated. This shows up when trying to read about Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods. education Welcome to the free OpenLearn course on open education. This course runs over seven weeks and is focused around the subject of openness in education. The course is an adapted extract from the Open University Masters-level course H817 Openness and innovation in elearning55 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip56)] (of which this is one of four blocks) and open, informal learners. This is the ‘stand alone’ version of the course, so you will be studying it independently of other students. This means others may not be studying at the same time, so the interaction found through blogs and forums may not be relevant, and is not monitored by the course team.

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