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Jordan News Agency (Petra) |Queen Rania witnesses signing an agreement to launch MOOC Portal for the Arab World, Edraak

Jordan News Agency (Petra) |Queen Rania witnesses signing an agreement to launch MOOC Portal for the Arab World, Edraak | eTeacher | Scoop.it
Nov. 8 (Petra)--Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah witnessed, yesterday in Boston, the signing of an agreement to launch Edraak, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) established in...
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they are MOOCing all over the world.  sOHwEEt!

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What’s Your Big Idea?

What’s Your Big Idea? | eTeacher | Scoop.it
What’s Your Big Idea? is a free online class taught by Professor Buck Goldstein and Dr. Holden Thorp, PhD of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Exerpt from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/buck-goldstein/as-moocs-move-mainstream-_b_4170524.html ; --  "lectures had to be rewritten into a set of modules... suited for life-long learners.  That investment of time was just the start. ...require[d] a team of more than 13 core members including a producer, a writer, a videographer, an animator, a cameraman, a teleprompter operator, two research assistants, a librarian, and an attorney... a number of teaching assistants.  ...cost to produce... $150,000. "  Gulp.  Wow.

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Mozilla’s Open Badges Create a New Currency for Learning - Fred Rogers Center - Blog

Mozilla’s Open Badges Create a New Currency for Learning - Fred Rogers Center - Blog | eTeacher | Scoop.it
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It's about time there is a different model validating know-how.

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edX

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EdX a non-profit created by Harvard and MIT brings the best of higher education to students of all ages anywhere in the world via the internet with free MOOCs
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Equalizers (democratizers):

1. Access to free online education

2. The computer/internet

3. startup weekend (http://www.inc.com/ted-zoller/startup-weekend-entrepreneurships-democratizer.html)

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Market forecast predicts major growth within LMS industry | Inside Higher Ed

Market forecast predicts major growth within LMS industry  | Inside Higher Ed | eTeacher | Scoop.it
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I would start with a revenue share platform like udemy.com before attempting to manage a LMS; but it is encouraging to see that the commercial LMS vendor industry will continue to expand over the next five years with most of the growth coming from outside the higher education section.  This is encouraging if you (micropreneur) are considering selling your expertise in the form of an online course.

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MOOCs: Corporate welfare for credit

MOOCs: Corporate welfare for credit | eTeacher | Scoop.it
We know Big Pharma, Big Oil and Big Food. Get ready for Big Ed
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this article made me sad

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President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success Through Open Badges

President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success Through Open Badges | eTeacher | Scoop.it
BETTER FUTURES FOR 2 MILLION AMERICANS THROUGH OPEN BADGESPresident Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success
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Exerpt --  " Open Badges gives employers a new way to assess critical but hard-to-measure skills such as creativity, communication, teamwork, and adaptability.”

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Future of Storytelling Course | Education. Online. Free. | iversity

Future of Storytelling Course | Education. Online. Free. | iversity | eTeacher | Scoop.it
How do you tell a story? Learn to listen and inspire. Understand trends in current fiction and learn to contextualize narratives in this MOOC. Enrol for free!
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storytelling is a great business soft skill

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Mindsy

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Unlimited access to 5,121 premium video lessons and courses. Covering everything from programming to piano.
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We will need to find out if/how mindsy does eTeacher/instructor revenue sharing and do you retain the right the sell the course on your own website.

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