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Mathieu Plourde

25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education - 1 views

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    Whether you're five or ninety five, the internet has a lot to offer. Particularly when the topic is education, the resources on the internet are endless. Best of all, many high quality sites are completely free. From history to coding, excellent free education awaits on the following 25 sites.
Mathieu Plourde

Today's Online Teacher: A MOOC - 1 views

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    The Blended Schools Network is hosting a massive open online course (MOOC). Starting on Monday, October 21, 2013 this course is designed for educators who wish to Learn the fundamentals of being a quality online teacher using a pre-built online course. Note: This course is designed for educators that have access to online course content via a course management system of their choosing (e.g. Blackboard, Canvas, Edmodo, Moodle etc.). If you do not have access to an online course the Blended Schools Network can provide you with a sample online course for use during the MOOC. This MOOC is an online course consisting of: Weekly online lesson content that can be completed at any time during the assigned week Weekly online collaboration activities that can be completed at any time during the assigned week Weekly online presentation and discussion sessions that can be attended live or viewed as a recording
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    This looked interesting - very interesting.....
Mathieu Plourde

Reclaim Open Learning - 0 views

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    The open learning innovation contest invites innovators whose work embodies the principles of connected learning to submit their stories and experiences for consideration. They might be running online or offline courses, activities, learning programs, study groups, or hybrid classes or out-of-school (extra-institutional) activities having to do with independent learning and volunteer work.
Mathieu Plourde

Duke Bioelectricity MOOC Report - Fall 2012 - 0 views

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    After only three months for planning and development, Duke University and Dr. Roger Barr successfully delivered a challenging open online course via Coursera to thousands of students around the world. Lessons learned from this experience have contributed to the strategic goals of Duke's Online Initiatives.
Mathieu Plourde

MOOCs do not represent the best of online learning (essay) - 0 views

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    "Quality in online learning can be defined in many ways: quality of content, quality of design, quality of instructional delivery, and, ultimately, quality of outcomes. On the face of it, the organizing principles of MOOCs are at odds with widely observed best practices in online education, including those advocated by my organization, the Quality Matters Program. "
Mathieu Plourde

Google funds 'BOOC' assessment course by IU School of Education researcher - 0 views

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    "Google has funded an associate professor in the Indiana University School of Education to develop a "Big Open Online Course," or BOOC. Daniel Hickey will offer a free course in September focused on educators and titled "Assessment Practices, Principles and Policies" for as many as 500 students, funded by a $50,000 Google grant."
Alexandra Reid

Academia and the MOOC - NJEDge.net - 2 views

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    n this class, we will briefly cover the history and development of MOOCs. Participants will engage in discussions about why institutions offer these courses, and the possible benefits to both schools and students. This four-week course will examine MOOCs from four perspectives: as a designer building a course, as an instructor, as a student, and as an institution offering and supporting a course. Cost: Free Dates: April 15-May 12, 2013
Mathieu Plourde

What education needs, MOOCs can't provide. - 0 views

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    "An education is more. People moving through their education learn from the all of people they encounter. The relationship of the student and the teacher is intertwined. Teachers become a team of mentors, tutoring not just in a subject but in the world around them."
Mathieu Plourde

Warming Up to MOOC's - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    In Fall 2011, Stanford announced three, free massively open online courses, or MOOCs. Two of these courses, database and machine learning, corresponded to spring 2012 courses that I would be teaching at Vanderbilt University. I recognized that I could use the lecture materials from these classes to "flip" my own classes by having students view lectures before the class meeting, which then could be used for other learning activities.
Mathieu Plourde

Class2Go - Stanford Online - 0 views

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    "Welcome to Class2Go! We're Stanford Online's internal platform, designed to be an open platform for online learning and research."
Mathieu Plourde

Beyond the Buzz, Where Are MOOCs Really Going? - 0 views

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    "The question is not just whether MOOCs are going to disrupt traditional education, but how. Is it just about lower costs and access? Is it really going to be a Napster-like moment with entrenched "Teamsters in tweed" worried about the erosion of their research, publishing, and teaching?"
Mathieu Plourde

In the Year of Disruptive Education - 0 views

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    In retrospect, 2012 may well be remembered as the year when Internet technology enabled the popularity of MOOCs-or massive open online courses-a form of disruptive or transformative education currently growing at a meteoric rate.
Mathieu Plourde

Open Learning Initiative - 0 views

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    The Open Learning Initiative offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education.
Tina Trimble

Coursera Announces Details for Selling Certificates and Verifying Identities - 1 views

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/?p=41519?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en How is a major provider of free online courses going to tell whether you are who you say you are? By how you type.

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started by Tina Trimble on 09 Jan 13 no follow-up yet
Mathieu Plourde

Call for Proposals 2013 | TCCHawaii.org - 1 views

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    TCC Hawaii invites faculty, support staff, librarians, counselors, student affairs professionals, students, administrators, and educational consultants to submit proposals for papers and general sessions.
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    Sound like a super on-line conference. I won't be submitting a proposal but would love to join-in. I would not, in this case, having a on-ground session.
Mathieu Plourde

The Minerva Project - 0 views

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    ""It will be harder to get into Minerva than any other university," says Nelson. "You'll have the same criteria for your grades, essay, and application. But you'll get no brownie points for how good an athlete you are, for how much money your parents can donate, or for what state you were born in.""
Pat Sine

Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business | MIT Technology Re... - 1 views

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    "a study"
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    "Agarwal believes that education is about to change dramatically. The reason is the power of the Web and its associated data-crunching technologies. Thanks to these changes, it's now possible to stream video classes with sophisticated interactive elements, and researchers can scoop up student data that could help them make teaching more effective. The technology is powerful, fairly cheap, and global in its reach. EdX has said it hopes to teach a billion students."
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