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Entrepreneurs are always learning. Whether it’s through reading or watching a mentor work, learning how to do business better is a fundamental part of running a company.
So it’s little wonder many courses in the latest trend of free education are aimed squarely at entrepreneurs. While some may still view free, online courses with a sense of derision, the truth is these resources are quality sources of knowledge.
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The Floe Inclusive Learning Design Handbook is a free Open Educational Resource (OER) designed to assist teachers, content creators, Web developers, and others in creating adaptable and personalizable educational resources that can accommodate a diversity of learning styles and individual needs.
Since the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University unveiled their plan to create a platform for free online courses called edX, more than 120 other colleges and universities around the world have expressed interested in joining in. Today leaders of the effort announced that they’ve added the University of California at Berkeley as a partner, and that more institutions will eventually be admitted to the exclusive group.
Now that Stanford, Harvard and other top American universities are offering free online courses, will students one day be able to get course credits and degrees online from these schools without having to pay for it?
John Hennessy, president of Stanford University, says his school "can see moving in that direction."
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Since our launch in April 2007 50M+ free lessons have been delivered, learners have spent 2M+ hours studying 400+ Free courses in 10+ Course Categories, and praise has been attracted from some remarkable sources:
The Johns Hopkins University is joining a group of elite universities that will offer free online courses through a company called Coursera, a collective leap that could open higher education to a broader audience.
If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses (MOOCs). They have been covered by NY Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, TV programs, newspapers, and a mess or blogs. While MOOCs have been around since at least 2008, the landscape has changed dramatically over the past 10 months. In this timeframe, close to $100 million has been invested in corporate (Udacity) and university (EDx and Coursera) MOOCs . And hundreds of thousands of students have signed up and taken these online course offerings.
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In this talk I discuss what will be coming 'After Moodle' by means of a discussion of open learning, connectivism, and personal learning environments, including...
Academic Earth offers free access to video courses and academic lectures from leading colleges and universities.
What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it's all about. Make sure to w...
The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses.L.A. Cicero
Fall quarter's free online courses cover a wide range of fields including computer science, mathematics, linguistics, science writing, sociology and education.
Sixteen courses and two new platforms for interactive learning will highlight Stanford's free online offerings this fall, with more to follow during winter and spring quarters.
Today, a team of expert panelists gathered at DisruptSF to discuss how technology can benefit the public school system. The overarching goal for NewsCorp's Joel Klein, Udacity's Sebastian Thrun and...
Laura Gibbs: Plagiarism means that students are not learning. If Coursera is committed to providing a good learning experience for students in the course, then it needs to intervene with a student who is plagiarizing, making sure the student understands what it means to do original work and why that is crucial to the learning experience. This, for me, is actually the most important reason that something has to be done about this - and far better, of course, if something is done proactively, rather than after a student has plagiarized. Now that Coursera knows plagiarism is a potential problem in a course with these types of writing assignments, some kind of plagiarism education needs to take place before the writing assignments begin. In our class, that plagiarism education needs to happen ASAP.
Dennis O'Connor: For anyone interested in teaching students how to recognize plagiarism, and create proper citations consider the 21cif Plagiarism Detection Kits: http://www.diigo.com/list/wiredinstructor/plagiarism_games
Those of us interested in exploring the myriad free courses available online will appreciate the work being done at P2PU. It’s perhaps a funny name when you first say it out loud, but P2PU's approach and original learning content are for real.
Their idea is that taking an online course should be more like learning on the job than taking a traditional class. Their approach encourages people to work together on projects—whether learning computing programming or something else—and to assess one another’s work with constructive feedback.
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ALISON has developed a sustainable business model that allows it to provide free, high quality, well-designed courses with high rates of completion leading to recognized qualifications in areas where there is a shortage of qualified, skilled labour. It has over a million students all round the world, including in some of the poorest countries (there are currently 200 million unemployed people globally). This is really what open educational resources should be about.
Welcome to the MobiMOOC course wiki!If you visit this wiki, you probably want to register for the free, open and online MobiMOOC course which will run from Saturday 8 September - Sunday 30 September 2012 and will focus on learning/training with mobile devices (mLearning).
This video provides an excellent conceptual overview of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). ~ Dennis
Written and Narrated by Dave CormierVideo by Neal Gillis
Researchers:Dave CormierAlexander McAuleyGeorge SiemensBonnie Stewart
Created through funding received by the University of Prince Edward Island through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's "Knowledge Synthesis Grants on the Digital Economy"
There are literally hundreds of free courses online — offered by some of the most prestigious universities in the world — that don't require registration. We've picked out 10 that we think you'll find particularly interesting, and included course descriptions and links to where you can watch or download them free of charge.
Saylor.org is a free and open collection of college level courses. There are no registrations or fees required to take our courses, and you will earn a certificate upon completion of each course. Because we are not accredited, you will not earn a college degree or diploma; however, our team of experienced college professors has designed each course so you will be able to achieve the same learning objectives as students enrolled in traditional colleges.
We've picked out 15 open education resources that we find to be the most impressive and inspiring out there.