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Coursera Announces Details for Selling Certificates and Verifying Identities - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Announces Details for Selling Certificates and Verifying Identities - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

By Jeffrey R. Young

How is a major provider of free online courses going to tell whether you are who you say you are? By how you type.

The company, Coursera, plans to announce on Wednesday the start of a pilot project to check the identities of its students and offer “verified certificates” of completion, for a fee. A key part of that validation process will involve what Coursera officials call “keystroke biometrics”—analyzing each user’s pattern and rhythm of typing to serve as a kind of fingerprint....."


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k3hamilton's curator insight, January 10, 2013 10:15 AM

Not sure I like the title "Selling Certificates" and as for typing -gosh as one of those people who never does the same thing the same way twice as far as keyboarding goes..not sure I'd pass especially if on various mobile devices.

 

Also article says they would still offer free unofficial certificates to students who passed some of its courses....is an "unofficial certificate" a "certificate"?

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Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit and Literati

Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit and Literati | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

"We've been following the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) movement for a couple years now because we and our clients are all engaged in online learning at some level, be it totally online, flipped or hybrid, or just lecture capture for on-demand replay."

In this post on Mediasite, Erica St. Angel has collected an impressive list of MOOC resources.


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Teaching Online: Online Course

Teaching Online: Online Course | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

You may know about Moodle, Blackboard, Blogging, using Wikis, Edmodo, Canvas, or other learning or course management systems and how to add content and perhaps evaluate and grade students, but how do you facilitate online courses? Join the workshop to get tips and tricks on how to optimize your work as a facilitator of an online course. Free for teachers who wish to teach or are teaching online.

 

Teachers will learn about online facilitation and how to turn online students into active learners. Participants will focus on best practices and learn a few tricks and tips on how to facilitate online classes and courses. The course will be facilitated by Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Dr. Ludmila Smirnova.

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Tony Bates: What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs

Tony Bates: What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features of the Coursera MOOCs, and the lessons she has learned to date about teaching and learning from these courses. The video is well worth watching, just for this.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 10, 2013 12:44 PM

This quote from Tony Bates sets an interesting stage for Koller's Ted Talk on Coursera.


"However I’m probably going to suffer the same kind of fate of the Russian female punk band, Pussy Riot, by spitting on the altar of MOOCs, but this TED talk captures for me all that is both right and wrong about the MOOCs being promoted by the elite US universities. Let me start by saying that I actually applaud Daphne Koller and her colleagues for developing massive open online MOOCs. Any attempt to make the knowledge of some of the world’s leading experts available to anyone free of charge is an excellent endeavour. If only it stopped there. What I object to is the hubris and misleading claims that are evident in this TED video. As someone once said about one of Sigmund Freud’s lectures, what is new is not true, and what is true is not new. -

Piet Kommers's curator insight, January 27, 2013 3:36 PM

Where is the servant leadership that forsters learners to identify and stimulate ambitions?

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Mobile Learning MOOC: Online Course

Mobile Learning MOOC: Online Course | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

"Make your own podcasts, powerful presentation graphics, and screencasts. Make the best use of your Learning Management System. Engage students and peers with collaborative applications on the cloud. Write documents of e-Publication. You'll learn all this and more."


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