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The top 10 free online courses

The top 10 free online courses | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
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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Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education | WIRED

Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education | WIRED | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
courosa/Flickr As Chief Content Officer of a learning company, people frequently ask me: “Won’t all of your content eventually be free? After all, when technology enters the market, free is right behind it.” Then they’ll point to something like the music industry, where annual revenues have declined more than $20 billion from their peak over a…

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, March 26, 3:17 AM

Interesting analysis. Some added value will not offered for free. The question is if this added value is in the content or the services around the content.

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Jorum: The UK's largest repository for discovering and sharing #OER for HE, FE and Skills

Jorum: The UK's largest repository for discovering and sharing #OER for HE, FE and Skills | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

The new & contemporary Jorum website is available now: new Themed Collections; simplified navigation; browsable content, and an improved Support section


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QLET's curator insight, March 20, 5:48 AM

Well-designed resource!

CTecnologìa's curator insight, April 13, 8:05 AM

añada su visión ...

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Is this the online learning model of the future? | eCampus News

Is this the online learning model of the future? | eCampus News | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
In 2013, over 7.1 million college students enrolled in an online course, contributing to the steady 260 percent increase in online enrollment over the last decade.

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Best Collection of MOOCS based websites & Other places where you can educate yourself for free.

Best Collection of MOOCS based websites & Other places where you can educate yourself  for free. | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free Few links could be repeated as collected from different sources. Science and Health MIT OpenCourseWare – MIT OpenCourseWare is a free web-based p...

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, January 5, 2:24 AM

A lot of valuable links. Can use it to update my collection of open sites (including search engine) on http://robertschuwer.nl/gcs.asp?tab=3

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Enter the GROOC: Better Than a MOOC? | Poets and Quants

Enter the GROOC: Better Than a MOOC? | Poets and Quants | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
Harsh critic of MBAs tweaks online ed

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I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education

I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

By Selena Larson, 3/8/14

 

MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are quickly becoming technology darlings. Companies like Coursera, Udacity, edX and others provide college-caliber online courses taught by professors from the most prestigious universities. Millions of students interested in pursuing inexpensive post-secondary education can take classes on anything from nutritional health to machine learning—right from the comfort of their own home.

It’s not just about learning new skills. "Graduates" of these classes can receive paid course certificates or accreditation, which is always great to showcase on LinkedIn. Some organizations, like Udacity, have even partnered with universities to create entirely MOOC-based degrees. 

I registered for a five-week course on Coursera, Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory And Practice. I’m interested in global politics and how the definition and scope of terrorism has changed since September 11, 2001, and since the topic was equally intriguing and different from the tech community I’m knee-deep in, I figured this class would provide a good introduction to massive open online courses.

The course was available under Coursera’s “Signature Track” program, so I paid $49 to receive a certificate of completion when I passed the class. It was a waste of $49.

I failed my first MOOC. 

It wasn’t for lack of trying. When I first signed up, I took it very seriously.

 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 25, 2014 6:08 PM

Lessons Learned about Moocs.  

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 26, 2014 11:41 AM

[A very intriguing report of MOOC participation.]

. . . I failed my first MOOC. It wasn't for lack of trying. . . .  I took it very seriously. My Coursera professor ... provided great insight, paired it with interesting ... readings. . . . In my entire college career, I never failed a class. I pulled all-nighters to study for tests and write essays, and all the work I put in eventually paid off. ... My Coursera class was a totally different story.

[So far, so good, but then she continues:]

. .  . I'll admit it: I had minimal motivation.

[Here it is getting intriguing.
How exactly - or even by approximation - can one combine taking it seriously and providing great insights with minimal interest?]

 

. . . And reading on:

 

[How can a not-early-aborted college career be reconciled with the structureless essay she submitted? (there is a link to the essay in her article).

How can she be clueless why her peer reviewers did not give her a pass?
What does this tell us about her college - or high school - education?

Is the Coursera class being "a totally different story" proof that Coursera - educationally speaking - sucks; or is an indication that it can - crudely - detect talent? ]

 

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Very Intriguing . . . in what universe this is possible?

Gerardo Varela's curator insight, May 26, 2014 2:39 PM

Aprendizajes de los MOOC

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 2014 4:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 2014 9:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons images for your project or presentation.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:20 PM

Great list of portals from Harvard Law School

Lisa Norris's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:36 PM

Post this on your makerspace walls.

teacher1stop.com's curator insight, June 6, 2014 11:36 AM

Thank you for this TERRIFIC resource!!!

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Blended Classroom Lesson Plan: Renaissance Men and Women: An Introduction to Discussion & Communication Strategies in an Online & Blended Environment

Blended Classroom Lesson Plan: Renaissance Men and Women: An Introduction to Discussion & Communication Strategies in an Online & Blended Environment | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
Students will learn and practice appropriate online communication strategies and synthesize their learning about the Renaissance and Renaissance Men (and Women) in an online discussion. Teachers will need to set up a free Collaborize Classroom account.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 30, 2014 2:07 PM

Middle School Gold: Here's a nicely detailed blended classroom lesson plan.  It comes complete with objectives, Common Core Standards, online quiz software suggestions. It also uses Collaborize a fine discussion forum system tune to the needs of blended classroom teachers. 

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Learning and Teaching with Content Curation: an Academic Introduction

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.

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John Slifko's curator insight, June 11, 2014 7:05 PM

More on content curation as a teaching tool. 

Nancy White's curator insight, August 10, 2014 2:06 PM

A good review of curation in education.

Christoph Meier's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:20 AM

Hilfreicher Übersichtsartikel mit Links zu verschiedenen Beiträgen in peer reviewed journals.

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

Learn How To Make Students Better Online Researchers. Getting learners to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students.


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MOOCs creator George Siemens gets connected - University World News


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Ra's curator insight, January 30, 2014 1:53 AM

Lovely insight into the personality of the 'father of the MOOC'.

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After failed talks, Academic Partnerships and Coursera both introduce online course 'Specializations' | Inside Higher Ed

After failed talks, Academic Partnerships and Coursera both introduce online course 'Specializations' | Inside Higher Ed | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

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verstelle's curator insight, January 22, 2014 3:41 PM

There appear to be two initiatives for 'Specialisations' certificates: 

 

From Coursera, whos motives for the Specializations are: "We hear a lot from students about a desire for a cohesive program of study,” Ng said in an interview. “One of the challenges of the certificate is that courses vary in length and vary in workload, and so it has been challenging for employers to know how to interpret the completion of a particular course. By launching the Specializations program, we hope that this will create a high-level certificate that might become easier for employers to interpret.”

 

And from Academic Partnership: "What we want to do is provide a new, global credential" of 9 months in monthly and weekly modules. 

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How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
Before a presentation your nerves become fired up and your heart starts to pound. While the audience may be sizing you up, they are only hoping for an engaging presentation. They want you to succeed and quite frankly they need you to succeed. The infographic provided by Udemy walks us through the three critical points to creating a great presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 23, 12:42 PM

Attractive and informative infographic on PowerPoint presentations.

Thanks for the suggestion to Ivo Novy.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 24, 5:31 AM

 

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Fenia's curator insight, March 24, 2:37 PM

Useful guide to good presentations - not only for ppt but also for other presentation tools 

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20 content curation tools to boost your content marketing

20 content curation tools to boost your content marketing | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

20 Content Curation Tools To Boost Your Content Marketing:

- Feed Curator (http://feedcurator.com/)

- Zipped News (http://www.zippednews.com/)

- Storify (https://storify.com/ )

- List.ly (http://list.ly/ )

- Newsle (https://newsle.com/)

- BundlePost (http://www.bundlepost.com/)

- PostPlanner (http://www.postplanner.com/app-features/)

- Triberr (http://triberr.com/)

- Alltop (http://alltop.com/)

- Futurity (http://www.futurity.org) - the latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, the UK, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.

- Buffer (https://bufferapp.com/)

- Klout (https://klout.com/)

- LinkedIn Influencers (http://blog.linkedin.com/topic/influencers/)

- Smart Brief (http://www.smartbrief.com/)

- StumbleUpon (https://www.stumbleupon.com/)

- etc

 

Read more:

http://www.picpresents.com/2015/03/10/20-content-curation-tools-to-boost-your-content-marketing


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Marco Favero's curator insight, March 24, 4:29 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Copyright Free Resources

Copyright Free Resources | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, January 8, 2:07 AM

Although strictly speaking not all resources are OER (5R are in some cases not available, e.g. EdX) and thus not "copyright free", yet another useful overview of open to start searching for OER.

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Online courses, diets, and going to the gym. The science of why we give up.

Online courses, diets, and going to the gym. The science of why we give up. | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
One of the characteristic features of Massive Open Online Courses is the observation that no matter how many students enroll in a course, only between 5 to 10% of them will ever complete it. Setting aside…

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, May 8, 2014 9:26 PM
Creative Commons - teaching digital ethics; copyright
Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 2014 4:12 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK based education institutions you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Kelly Roach's curator insight, May 22, 2014 7:44 PM

A great visual for explaining the different Creative Commons licenses.

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 2014 4:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 2014 9:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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Jordan Epp: Searching for OER images on Google - YouTube

A quick tutorial on how to search for Open Education Resource images on Google using the Usage Rights Filter.

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Paul Stacey: A Systems Approach to Open

Paul Stacey: A Systems Approach to Open | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it

"In the 1990′s I worked for Hughes Aircraft of Canada developing large scale air traffic control systems for international customers around the world. Air traffic control systems are large, complex, mission critical systems. After extensive requirements gathering and analysis an overall architecture for the air traffic control system was defined including complete hardware and software requirements. Development of something so large required the overall architecture to be broken down into subsystem components which were then distributed to different teams for development. The lead systems engineering team had the responsibility of integrating developed subsystems into the final air traffic control system and ensuring that the overall architecture design and requirements were met."


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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 14, 2014 10:55 PM


TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink


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Instructional Design Series Introduction - YouTube

How do you design courses? Are you using sound instructional design principles? Are your courses effective? Are they appealing? Check out this series to lear...

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Linda Hegarty's curator insight, January 27, 2014 5:41 AM

very good videos

Catherine Bellino's curator insight, January 30, 2014 12:24 AM

Effective, efficient, appealing... cela ressemble aux paramètres de l'utilisabilité ! Ce qui confirme l'intérêt d'une démarche "d'ergonomie pédagogique".

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, February 28, 2014 9:04 AM

Essentiel "ergonomie" et "espace" 

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For The Largest Not-For-Profit MOOC, edX, Experimentation Is The Path To Innovation

For The Largest Not-For-Profit MOOC, edX, Experimentation Is The Path To Innovation | OER and e-learning | Scoop.it
MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Anant Agarwal has personified the educator-entrepreneur, as he has had a foot in academe and a foot in new ventures for more than a decade.

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