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Datavisualization.ch - Selected Tools

Datavisualization.ch - Selected Tools | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools is a collection of tools that we, the people behind Datavisualization.ch, work with on a daily basis and recommend warmly. This is not a list of everything out there, but instead a thoughtfully curated selection of our favourite tools that will make your life easier creating meaningful and beautiful data visualizations." from source: http://datavisualization.ch/


NOTE: This site includes pointers to visualization with related images (visualization products). Topic areas include: maps, data, and charts. In effect it is a directory of tools that the staff of Datavisualization use in producing their content. Datavisualization describes itself as: "the premier news and knowledge resource for data visualization and infographics." This page is well done, the information resource for each tool is presented in a novel rotating tile of the image. A worthwhile resource.

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MOOC's Take a Major Step Toward College Credit

MOOC's Take a Major Step Toward College Credit | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"The American Council on Education (ACE) has agreed to review a handful of free online courses offered by elite universities and may recommend that other colleges grant credit for them.


The move could lead to a world in which many students graduate from traditional colleges faster by taking self-guided courses on the side, taught free by professors from Stanford University, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and other well-known colleges." from source http://chronicle.com/

 

NOTE: This article is interesting in that it not only describes the rationale and process that The American Council on Education (ACE) will use to evaluate Coursera a Massive Open Online Course provider, but it also describes other related activities. Among those include funding from the Gates Foundation for similar evaluations. This is a quick and worthwhile read.

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