The Walking Dead Een hitserie vol spanning, drama en indrukwekkende special effects. Niemand minder dan Glen Mazzara, Frank Darabont (The Shawsank Redemption, The Green Mile) en Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon) zijn verantwoordelijk voor de regie en productie. Het verhaal werd gebaseerd op de door Robert Kirkman bedachte gelijknamige comic. The Walking Dead: seizoen 1 (6 afleveringen) + seizoen 2 (13 afleveringen) Nadat politie-agent Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in een verlaten ziekenhuis in Atlanta (Georgia) uit een coma ontwaakt, komt hij tot de ontdekking dat de wereld is omgeven door angstaanjagende zombies. Een virusuitbraak heeft bijna de gehele mensheid veranderd in levende doden met een lust naar mensenvlees. Onder leiding van Rick Grimes probeert de laatste groep overlevenden een veilige thuishaven te vinden.
The Walking Dead (TV series) Wikipedia The series has been well received and has been nominated for many awards, including the Writers Guild of America Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. The series has also attained strong Nielsen ratings, surpassing various records for a cable series, including viewership of 16.1 million for its season four premiere, making it the most-watched drama series telecast in basic cable history. The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff's deputy before the zombie outbreak. At every turn they are faced with the horror of the walking zombies, the changing dynamic of their group, and hostility from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace who are focused on their own survival now that society's structures have collapsed. Andrea arranges a meeting between Rick and The Governor, who promises to end all hostilities in exchange for having Michonne handed over to him.
Modern Family (TV Series 2009 Father Ted (TV Series 1995–1998 BBC: University launches online course with TV show 5 September 2013Last updated at 07:52 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent A university course will be based on TV show the Walking Dead Can zombies be the stuff of serious academic study? And could they be shuffling towards a new type of future for higher education? ScienceGuide: EU opens up education 3 oktober 2013 - The dust has finally settled after the great MOOC storm of 2012. What did we learn from the MOOC-hype and did the EU succeed in translating it into a successful Open Education Resources strategy? A week after the publication of Opening up Education, open education specialists from around Europe gathered at the ‘Opening up Education’ seminar organized by Nether to discuss this document for the first time.
Experts speculate on possible business models for MOOC providers Massively open online courses, or MOOCs, do not currently lead to any widely recognized credential. Still, with more than 1.5 million people having registered for MOOCs through Coursera, Udacity and edX, the demand for the novel online offerings is undeniable. But while demand appears to be high, none of these three organizations -- two of which are for-profit companies that will be expected to generate money for investors and the other of which is a nonprofit that will be expected to stand on its own feet eventually -- currently has a business plan. They can afford it, for now. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University together have committed $60 million to edX, Coursera has raised $16 million in venture funding, and Udacity is sitting on an undisclosed infusion from Charles River Ventures. They have cash to burn, and each has focused on establishing partnerships with reputable institutions and professors and harnessing available technologies in its platform.
John Cochrane Mooconomics An Economist article and Alex Tabarrok in a Marginal Revolution blog post weigh in on the future and economic structure of moocs (massively open online classes). A few thoughts on this question, based on my experience teaching a Coursera mooc last fall. (This was supposed to be a short post, and grew out of control. Oh well.)