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Tony Bates: North Korea launches two MOOCs

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North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, went on national television on Thursday to announce that North Korea had successfully launched two MOOCs (massive open online courses). The first is called: ‘How to build a nuclear bomb’, and the second ‘How to build an intercontinental missile’.

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Tony Bates: The challenge of converting MOOCs (or anything else) into college credits

Tony Bates: The challenge of converting MOOCs (or anything else) into college credits | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

For many, the point of doing a MOOC isn’t to get a university credit in the first place (water’s fine, thank you). For others, the argument is that a MOOC credit, if it comes from an elite institution, is better than a formal qualification from a middle ranking institution, in that it is more likely to impress an employer. This of course is a hypothesis that has yet to be tested, a least on a significantly large scale. But for many current MOOC learners, getting credit from conventional institutions for their MOOC study is irrelevant.

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Tony Bates - Journal on the web and the internationalization of universities

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Facebook’s Potential for Collaborative e-Learning, by Francesc Llorens Cerdà, and Neus Capdeferro Planas

Ascertaining the Relevance of Open Educational Resources by Integrating Various Quality Indicators, by Sanz-Rodriguez, Juan Manuel Dodero Beardo, and Salvador Sánchez-Alonso

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Tony Bates: Developing a strategy for lifelong learners in Canadian universities and colleges (and its implications for online learning)

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Tony Bates: 5 video case studies of e-portfolio implementation + an implementation toolkit

Tony Bates: 5 video case studies of e-portfolio implementation + an implementation toolkit | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

  

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