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The Oxford University Press this week inducted “MOOC” into its Oxford Dictionaries Online.
As reported in a recent edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education:
Google and edX Create a MOOC Site for the Rest of Us
The new Web site, MOOC.org, will provide tools and a platform that will "allow any academic institution, business, and individual to create and…
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Here are the first two paragraphs from a post by Shikha Dalmia on Reason.com. Read the entire article by clicking on post. There are links in the article to the proposed legislation. Feel free to agree or disagree…Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on September 23, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments
Some have said that MOOCs are an electronic manifestation of the worst method of face-to-face education: the mass lecture: huge halls with theater-style seating and a professor talking, talking, talking, and making illegible notes on a board.
Most educators, parents, and students know that the best education is one-on-one coaching and instruction: the instructor as guide by the side rather than the sage on the stage.
So why all the excitement about MOOCs? Because they are…Continue
At yesterday's meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Board voted unanimously to require open licensing on publicly funded materials resulting from all Chancellors' contracts and grants.
Read the entire story including comments by Dean Florez of 20 Million Minds at:
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Few students are taking universities up on the offer of college credit for MOOCs.
What is the demographics for the average technical MOOC courses? I am taking a Web Intelligence and Big Data course to quickly learn the subject. I don’t need to pass the course at a strange in my life because another degree is…Continue
Mount Washington College with five locations in the northeastern US is offering the following Bachelor's degrees for as little as $19,200 (tuition, fees, and textbooks but not living expenses).Continue
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What role does business have in education?
U.S. companies fare poorly in comparison with their European counterparts who have apprenticeship programs for nearly…Continue
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Some interesting viewing and reading. Enjoy, Peggy
This looks interesting re MOOCs - Jim Groom Conversation at EdStartup MOOC. Check it out at http://ow.ly/nNrEW
Other interesting videos found by Jacky Hood:
Added by Peggy Ruse on August 22, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments
SoftChalk and Open Doors Group invite Blended Schools to explain benefits of blending
PRLog (Press Release) - Aug. 19, 2013 - SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Open Doors Group (ODG) announced today that it will co-sponsor with SoftChalk a webinar that offers insight into how blended learning combines the best of classroom and online learning experiences. ODG and SoftChalk have invited Mark Gensimore, Vice President of Business Development for the Blended Schools network, to explain the…Continue
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Twenty thousand top-performing U.S. high school students from low-income families are receiving a packet written by Stanford University economics professor Caroline Hoxby encouraging them to apply to the top-ranked universities. Dr. Hoxby's research indicates that as many as 35,000 U.S. students assume incorrectly that they will not be accepted or will not receive adequate financial aid at exclusive private and public schools.
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This article in campustechnology.com cites a recently released research report from Educause, Internet2, and McGraw-Hill, which examined the value of digital materials in higher ed.
"Faculty and students were both clear and consistent in their criteria for adopting digital course material," the report's authors wrote. Little surprise: The…Continue
My old boss at SAP Labs will be teaching an online course. Online teaching is exploding. I will definitely take a look at this course.
- Glenda Clark
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Google has started selling textbooks through Play store
Added by Ken Ronkowitz on August 13, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
MOOCs Eat Stanford! Harvard Closes!
Given how quickly MOOCs are evolving—and how much hype surrounds them—we all need to pay more…
Added by Mike Pouraryan on August 11, 2013 at 10:27pm — No Comments
Seven things you should know about MOOCs -- from EDUCAUSE
July 30 -Aug 1, EDUCAUSE provided three interactive webinars about MOOCs. You can download the archives and other materials.
Day 1 - IT as a force for Change
Day 2 -…Continue
We are delighted to announce that Version 1 of the Open Guide for Project Management Certification (OGPMC) has been released. The link is on http://project-management-on-tap.ning.com/page/ogpmc
This is a great day. A million thanks to the creators of this book:
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Google announced earlier this week that it will soon begin to rent textbooks through Google Play at up to 80% below the purchase price (see this article from the LA Times.) The service will include texts from the major commercial publishers and compete with Amazon's similar service.
While rental schemes can certainly lower the immediate cost of taking a…Continue
Added by Charles Key on July 27, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments
Here is a message from Matt Williams about the KQED Do Now working group:
Join the KQED Do Now working group for this Fall and get your students to participate in a national debate about topical issues using Twitter.
KQED Public Media in the Bay Area is looking for highly engaged teachers who are interested in trying some innovative pedagogical approaches to learning to become part of the KQED Do Now online working group.
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