MOOCs News: Cours...
Follow
Find
5.2K views | +5 today
MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more
MOOCs development, students insights, online education news
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

MOOCs for the Arab World | edX

MOOCs for the Arab World | edX | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Top Free Classes's insight:

Edraak  is a new Arab language MOOC portal will offer Arabic translations of select courses from our 29 xConsortium partners to Arabic-speaking learners at no cost to the learners. These courses will continue to be available for free to our worldwide community of learners on edx.org. In addition, Edraak will develop its own courses in Arabic taught by leading Arab faculty members and well-known professionals in a variety of fields.

more...
Cultus's comment, November 11, 2013 3:36 PM
About edX I can say that is amazing place for online courses, I had a course (Digital Electronic) and everything was online, teaching was interesting. Visit out site http://www.onlinecultus.com/ and learn more about online learning.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Report: Students from 171 Countries Enrolled in Wesleyan Coursera Classes

Report: Students from 171 Countries Enrolled in Wesleyan Coursera Classes | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
[caption id=
Top Free Classes's insight:

Wesleyan MOOCs on coursera:  students' profile, and MOOC creation process:

Creating a Coursera class involved writing a syllabus designed for delivery over seven weeks, with six 12-to-20-minute video lectures each week. With staff from Wesleyan’s New Media Lab doing the recording, Szegedy-Maszak presented his lectures, usually in one take, in a small room in Fisk Hall. Once edited, the lectures were uploaded to Coursera; this fall more than 23,600 students, from all over the world, signed up, at no cost, to take the class. In addition to presenting online course material, the Coursera platform allows instructors and students to create forums for online discussion. “In my class, the students created discussion forums on everything from Phillip II and Alexander the Great to a thread about their favorite Greek foods,” Szegedy-Mazak said. He added, “We can offer a great deal through Coursera and make Wesleyan’s presence known throughout the world.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Reinventing the MOOC model for the real world

Reinventing the MOOC model for the real world | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Here’s how the MOOC model can be modified to meet both the needs of the students and those of the companies they would like to work for.
Top Free Classes's insight:

"Google, AT&T and others were teaming up with Udacity to develop standards for career readiness to ensure that the courses offered on the MOOC platform are aligned with the actual needs of the companies who may be interested in hiring MOOC students.'

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases with Marcel Salathe

Sign up at http://www.coursera.org/course/epidemics. The course Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases by Marcel Salathé from Pennsylvania State Uni...
Top Free Classes's insight:

Innovative MOOCs: On Oct. Prof. Marcel Salathé and 7 other Penn State faculty members  launched the course "Epidemics - the dynamics of infectious diseases" and with it , the website www.moocdemic.com, a massive open online multiplayer game that simulates an unfolding, virtual epidemic with the help of participants' mobile devices." The #MOOCDEMIC game can be played without participating in the online course and vice versa, but knowing how epidemics unfold might be helpful in the #game. The  game is using actual concepts and terms from #epidemiology course:  https://www.coursera.org/course/epidemics

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Coursera Partners with The World Bank

Coursera Partners with The World Bank | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Coursera is privileged to host an incredibly diverse community of students, from all represented countries in the world, who come together to learn about subjects ranging from Computer Science to...
Top Free Classes's insight:

"Something mediocre universities and colleges don't understand yet is that their competition for tuition-paying students in the future is not only going to be world-wide top universities with top professors, but every company and organization in the world which has experts in their fields and advertising budgets to create high quality classes available everywhere for free that continually throughout the year educate tens of thousands of people."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

MOOCs Try to Break the Language Barrier

MOOCs Try to Break the Language Barrier | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Next up for online education portals Coursera and edX: breaking into the non-English speaking world. To be truly global, they need to expand their reach.
Top Free Classes's insight:

 "On Thursday, edX announced it's partnering with 10 Chinese universities to launch the country's largest online learning portal, called XuetangX. The universities will use edX's open source platform to build their own courses in Chinese, as well as license courses from edX's global university partners. Late last week, edX also announced its new partnership with the French Ministry of Education to launch France Universite Numerique, a government-run online learning portal that also runs on edX's open-source platform. This week, Coursera announced it will be launching Coursera Zone, a Chinese-language online education site, hosted on the leading Chinese Internet portal NetEase."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Northwestern "Lightboard"

How to build a lightboard: https://sites.google.com/site/northwesternlightboard/ Try this video in HD playback. I developed the Lightboard to be able to reco...
Top Free Classes's insight:

 #modelsystems Northwestern's MOOC introduced pretty amazing lightboard.

Find out how it's built https://sites.google.com/site/northwesternlightboard/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Learning by Giving Foundation Announces Results of World’s First MOOC on Effective Charitable Giving | Fort Mill Times - Fort Mill, SC

Learning by Giving Foundation Announces Results of World’s First MOOC on Effective Charitable Giving | Fort Mill Times - Fort Mill, SC | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Today the Learning by Giving Foundation announced it has awarded $130,000 to 40 nonprofit organizations nominated, assessed, and voted on by students in Giving With Purpose, the world’s first massive open online course or MOOC on effective...
Top Free Classes's insight:

$130,000 to 40 nonprofit organizations nominated, assessed, and voted on by students in Giving With Purpose,  the world’s first massive open online course or MOOC on effective charitable giving.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Center for the Future of Museums: Reflections on a MOOC: One Museum Educator’s Journey in the Unknown

Center for the Future of Museums: Reflections on a MOOC: One Museum Educator’s Journey in the Unknown | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Top Free Classes's insight:

Reflection on the coursera MoMA MOOC:

"Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom" allowed MoMA to share best practices and online resources with an expanded audience of self-selecting participants. Eighty-one percent of respondents to our post-course survey said they felt engaged throughout the course and 92% said that they gained strategies that they could easily integrate.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Teaching a Journalism MOOC: 5 Tips and Techniques | Mediashift | PBS

Teaching a Journalism MOOC: 5 Tips and Techniques | Mediashift | PBS | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a hot topic this year in the press.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Stanford Daily | GSB to launch finance-based MOOC

Stanford Daily | GSB to launch finance-based MOOC | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Breaking news from the Farm since 1892
Top Free Classes's insight:

Starting Oct. 14, the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) will launch its first massive open online course (MOOC) called The Finance of Retirement and Pensions. “If you’re in the workforce now and you’re thinking that you need a long term financial plan for retirement, then the tools in this course are going to be really useful for you,”

https://novoed.com/rauh-finance

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Bioinformatics Algorithms (Part 1) with Pavel Pevzner, Phillip E. C. Compeau,

Sign up at http://www.coursera.org/course/bioinformatics. The course Bioinformatics Algorithms (Part 1) by Pavel Pevzner, Phillip E. C. Compeau, and Nikolay ...
Top Free Classes's insight:

The first major online course that features Massive Open Online Research (MOOR), starts October 21st: "When it began a few decades ago, bioinformatics was a small and obscure discipline, today it is a field that is making a digital revolution in biology, but one thing has not changed, bioinformatics remains the same Wild West as it was a quarter century ago. This will be an unusual course even by Coursera standards because we have recruited top scientists to direct research projects for this course. We also recruited a very qualified and hard-working Teaching Assistant who has kindly agreed to instantly grade your programming assignments 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Her name is Rosalind, and you can meet her at: www.rosalind.info.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

“I love learning, I live on computers and I think FutureLearn is fabulous.” - FutureLearn

“I love learning, I live on computers and I think FutureLearn is fabulous.” - FutureLearn | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Top Free Classes's insight:

Norman Maxfield, 91, was one of the early testers of the FutureLearn website. "Being 91, people might think that I would struggle learning online, but I actually found it very easy. I love technology, I have a computer, a tablet and two smart phones, and I am going to buy another tablet today."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Google to deliver MOOC for Australian teachers

Google to deliver MOOC for Australian teachers | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
University of Adelaide devises courseware to get educators up to speed with new digital technologies curriculum
Top Free Classes's insight:

Google worked with the University of Adelaide's Computer Science Education Research Group to develop the course to get educators up to speed with new digital technologies curriculum, which will kick off in March 2014.

Here is the couse page to register:

https://csdigitaltech.appspot.com/preview

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Top Free Classes from Educational Technology in Higher Education
Scoop.it!

Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went

Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
College leaders say that by focusing on what people know, not how or when they learn it, and by tapping new technology, they can save students time and lower costs.

Via Mark Smithers
Top Free Classes's insight:

In March of this year, the Department of Education invited colleges to submit programs for consideration under Title IV aid that do not rely on seat time. In response, public, private and for-profit institutions alike have rushed out programs that are changing the college degree in fundamental ways; they are based not on time in a course but on tangible evidence of learning, a concept known as competency-based education. President Obama issued a call to improve college affordability that went beyond boilerplates about loans and Pell grants. He proposed a rating system that would attach federal higher education dollars to a college’s cost effectiveness and student performance. “Colleges have to work harder to prevent tuition from going up year after year,” the president said. “We’re going to encourage more colleges to innovate, try new things, do things that can provide a great education without breaking the bank.”

more...
Debbie Ruston - The Success Educator's curator insight, October 31, 2013 2:05 PM

Because something was introduced in 1893 and was relevant for decades, does not mean it meets the needs of today's learners.

Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

MOOCs: Can They Produce the Next Einstein?

MOOCs: Can They Produce the Next Einstein? | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
MOOCs: Can They Produce the Next Einstein? - The Huffington Post
Top Free Classes's insight:
Can MOOCs improve scientific research?  "While MOOCs produce armies of learners, are they going to help inspire the next generation of scientific discovery? The answer is likely to be yes: (1) unlike textbooks, which take a few years to publish and sometimes sound dated when mentioning "new research," MOOCs can introduce state-of-the-art research in a matter of months, rather than years, (2) the flipped classroom structure means that students come to class to engage in discussion, share new findings, and even perform collaborative research, (3) peer grading, when properly structured and organized, holds promise, reminiscent of peer review process in academic publishing and introduces students to research processes typical for professional researchers, (4) while MOOCs are not specifically designed to engage students in research, they accelerate knowledge acquisition and enable students to begin doing research sooner, as well as using interaction time with professors for research instead basic knowledge acquisition."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Stanford MOOC goes to extremes to teach Environmental Physiology

Stanford MOOC goes to extremes to teach Environmental Physiology | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Researchers Anne Friedlander and Corey Dysick spent 48 hours at the 14,000-foot summit of Pikes Peak to study the impact of high altitude on the body for a Stanford online course.
Top Free Classes's insight:

"Humans are the most adaptable animals on the planet," "We can go from extremely low temperatures to high temperatures, from low altitude to high altitude, and survive pretty well." Creators of Environmental Physiology MOOC from Stanford 

spent 48 hours at central Colorado's Pikes Peak, which tops out at 14,114 feet above sea level, to study the impact of high altitude on the body., flew in fighter planes to experience the effects of g-forces, or extra gravities, jumped from a plane at 15,000 feet over the Nevada desert to explore physiological responses to extreme stress on heart rate, cognition and pain threshold.

Each of the chapters is followed by interviews with experts on the impact of environmental stressors on the body and with master athletes who have accomplished extraordinary feats such as scaling Mount Everest. These interviews are coupled with Friedlander's lectures covering the latest scientific findings about the impaonct of extreme environments on the human body, with practical tips on how people can mitigate some of these effects.

This  engaging, scientific, practical course starts  on Jan.13th https://class.stanford.edu/courses/HumanitiesSciences/EP101/Environmental_Physiology/about

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

SAPVoice: Should Business Education Be Free?

SAPVoice: Should Business Education Be Free? | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
It’s hardly surprising that the appeal of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continues to grow. In the United States, the average college student graduates with almost $30,000 in debt, while federal and student loan debt exceeds $1 trillion.
Top Free Classes's insight:

"Relief to debt-burdened students is just part of the MOOC equation, as they also signal an important shift in how companies like SAP are educating their ecosystems. Companies have all the right reasons to add MOOCs to educational strategies: educated customers buy products, it's really that simple."

Here is combined list of openHPI, openSAP, MongoDB courses

http://www.topfreeclasses.com/category/111/Professional-Development


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

MOOCs promise to change the face of higher education. Here's what they do well—and can do better.

MOOCs promise to change the face of higher education. Here's what they do well—and can do better. | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses promise to change the face of higher education, one giant classroom at a time. Here's what they're doing well—and how they can do better.
Top Free Classes's insight:

 "Most students watch edX videos between midnight and 2 a.m. so educators have to be sure that their lecture is compelling enough to keep students awake and away from the refrigerator. Certificate-earning students generally stop watching videos longer than 6 to 9 minutes. The median time they spent watching a 12- to 15-minute video: about 4.4 minutes. All of which means MOOCs challenge professors to rethink how they teach. Organizing the course around exercises and mental challenges may be a much more effective way to teach than to organize them around lectures."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

UW-Madison launches its first MOOC today | Superior Telegram | Superior, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison is launching its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) today.
Top Free Classes's insight:

The UW says about 80,000 people have signed up for the four pilot courses its offering in partnership with the education company Coursera.UW-Madison Provost Paul DeLuca says MOOCS are a good opportunity for the university to learn a new way of instruction.

https://www.coursera.org/course/videogameslearning

started on Oct. 3rd

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

openHPI MOOC: Free, Open Online Course on Business Process Modeling - The Sacramento Bee

openHPI MOOC: Free, Open Online Course on Business Process Modeling - The Sacramento Bee | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ --
Top Free Classes's insight:

This open online course at the German Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) provides participants with an in-depth understanding of business process modeling. The course, starting October 28th on the interactive Internet educational platform openHPI.de, will be taught by Prof. Mathias Weske, who heads the HPI research group Business Process Technology. In the six-week online course, domain experts, business administration experts, IT professionals and students alike will learn that business processes can only be successfully implemented when there is a common understanding of the workflow process involved.


http://openhpi.de/course/bpm2013
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Google on Launching an Analytics MOOC and Taking Data-Driven Actions

Google on Launching an Analytics MOOC and Taking Data-Driven Actions | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Top Googlers offer insight on how to take action from our data deluge.
Top Free Classes's insight:

Google Analytics is launching a new analytics academy. This is a rich media, interactive, massive online course that everyone can access to learn more about digital marketing, digital analytics, Google Analytics, and how to put these tools into practice.

 It is a MOOC, but there are two modes of it. You can use it in a self-service way as well. There will be a combination of videos and Google Plus Hangouts and online community resources all together with actual certification steps along the way.

https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com/preview

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

Penn State’s early MOOC faculty share lessons from their classes | Penn State University

Penn State’s early MOOC faculty share lessons from their classes | Penn State University | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Faculty who taught Penn State’s initial round of massive online open courses, or MOOCs, say their experiences will influence how they teach their regular classes.
Top Free Classes's insight:

The five MOOCs offered by Penn State have attracted more than 300,000 enrollments so far.

“I was overwhelmed by the level of engagement,” said Anthony Robinson, whose course Maps and the Geospatial Revolution drew more than 48,000 students. “I was blown away by the extent that people got into the details, went out and tried to help each other, and created these wonderful discussion threads.”

Almost 70,000 students enrolled in Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques, creating some 14,300 original works of art.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

First MOOC on Computing for schools now live for all :: Cambridge University Press

First MOOC on Computing for schools now live for all :: Cambridge University Press | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
The first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed to support teaching and learning of Computing in schools has gone live for all.
Top Free Classes's insight:

Designed to support the teaching of computing in schools the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is now live.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Top Free Classes
Scoop.it!

The Journal - Edinburgh Uni to offer Higgs boson MOOC

The Journal - Edinburgh Uni to offer Higgs boson MOOC | MOOCs News: Coursera, Udacity, edX, MIT, Stanford and more | Scoop.it
Scotland's Student Newspaper.
Top Free Classes's insight:

 "A seven-week online course being offered in February will attempt to introduce amateur enthusiasts to the complexities of the Professor Higgs discovery, covering the theoretical and experimental advancements in particle physics which led to Professor Peter Higgs' detection of the boson at CERN last summer. The Higgs MOOC requires only a high-school level of mathematical skill, though a basic knowledge of physics is also recommended. The course attempts to reach a very broad audience which doesn't necessarily have the physics background to follow the ideas described closely. It is hoped that the course will help people to bridge the gap between media commentary like documentaries and news articles, and the world of research where discoveries like the Higgs boson take place." 

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/higgs

more...
No comment yet.