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A Checklist For Using Google’s New eLearning Course Builder

A Checklist For Using Google’s New eLearning Course Builder | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google has entered the increasingly crowded eLearning fray with their new Course Builder software, an open source software that will allow educators to create courses…...
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Google Course Builder will catalogue and deliver the world's educational content

Google Course Builder will catalogue and deliver the world's educational content | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Following hot on the heels of Stanford’s announcement that it would be taking on iTunes U with its own free course software, Google has just released a new “Course Builder” tool...
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Google Introduces Course Builder, an Open Source Project Targeted at MOOCs (but the Real Competitor Might Be Amazon)

Google quietly made an educational technology announcement yesterday about the release of Course Builder, an “open source project” targeted at massive open online courses (MOOCs). This platform follows on the heels of Google’s own MOOC this summer. We should find out more information over the coming months, but here are my initial observations after reading the Research Blog on Google’s site:

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Google Research Blog: Helping the World to Teach

In July, Research at Google ran a large open online course, Power Searching with Google, taught by search expert, Dan Russell. The course was successful, with 155,000 registered students. Through this experiment, we learned that Google technologies can help bring education to a global audience. So we packaged up the technology we used to build Power Searching and are providing it as an open source project called Course Builder. We want to make this technology available so that others can experiment with online learning.

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