06 juillet 2014

New e-campus platform launched for Francophone Africa

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. In an effort to provide quality higher education for students in countries on the horn of Africa, the University of Djibouti has launched an e-campus – placing it at the forefront of online learning in the region.
The initiative was officially launched by Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh in May, according to the University of Djibouti website. Read more...

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Stephen's Web - Jul 6

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Technology & the Future: Managing Change and Innovation
This course focuses on the application of theoretical approaches to the strategic management of technology and innovation. Concepts, tools, and process will be explored through lectures, readings, team activities, and case study applications. Major topics include: The importance of technological innovation Dynamics of technological change Factors affecting technological innovation and adoption Organizational strategy and strategic management in the face of rapid technological change ...

Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals
This short course will provide a hands-on introduction to statistics used in educational research and evaluation. Participants will learn statistical concepts, principles, and procedures by building Excel spreadsheets from scratch in a guided learning approach using short video-based tutorials. Examples of specific skills to be learned include scales of measurement, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, and the computation of the following: mean, mode, and median, standard ...

Construcción de un Curso Virtual en la Plataforma Moodle (2ª edición)
Durante el desarrollo del curso, vamos a adquirir competencias que nos permitirán manejar el aula virtual desde el rol de alumno y con enfoque docente. Cada módulo de aprendizaje permite al participante aprender sobre la plataforma Moodle y a usar sus herramientas que la misma ofrece. Además, abordaremos temas como la planificación de cada actividad a generar y la incorporación de recursos Web 2.0. Los espacios de comunicación son un factor clave en todo proceso de enseñanza-...

Estrategias Metodológicas para el Docente E-learning (2ª edición)
El avance tecnológico ha permitido una nueva manera de adquirir conocimientos. Así, hoy, hablamos de una educación a distancia, que aprovechando las plataformas digitales e interactivas (foros, chats, uso de videos explicativos, videoconferencias, etc.), permite que los docentes puedan desarrollar sus clases. Este curso preparará a los docentes en el manejo de estrategias metodológicas aplicadas a cursos virtuales, tales como, la búsqueda, selección y organización de recursos ...

Jul 14

Coasts and Communities & Introduction to Coastal Environmental Science Lab
Coasts and Communities is an open course by the School for the Environment and College of Advancing and Professional Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston. This six-week open course aims to introduce participants to fundamental concepts in coastal environmental science and shows how to collect and evaluate data to solve real-world local environmental problems. Unique to this course is the infusion of real environmental scientists who will introduce you to their work in the coastal ...

Emergence of Life
How did life emerge on Earth? How have life and Earth co-evolved through geological time? Is life elsewhere in the universe? Take a look through the 4-billion-year history of life on Earth through the lens of the modern Tree of Life. A course from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jul 21

Philosophy and Film
This class will engage some of the central questions surrounding the human experience through the medium of film. Film is not merely entertainment, but rather culture condensed into artistic works created to reflect both who we are and what we want to be. The class will consist of video lectures, short readings and lively discussion boards. Expect to enjoy thinkers such as Aristotle, Marx, and Kant; issues such as “Who am I?” “What is the good life?” and “What is the role of ...

[Sept] 08

Ozarks Studies
This is an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the study of the Ozarks through the arts, humanities, media, and social sciences. The course will explore such issues as regional heritage, cultural adaptation, and the survival of regional and cultural identity and folkways through comparison of Ozarks people and places with other cultural groups and regions.

Oct 15

The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry
Rubies, sugar, snowflakes: crystals are beauty, arranged in grid structures. This MOOC explains the basic building blocks of crystals, their symmetrical structure and introduces free software for crystal structure exploring.­­

Nov 03

Internationales Agrarmanagement
Landwirtschaft ist heute Management. Um wirtschaftlich entscheiden zu können, brauchen Agraringenieure und Landwirte ausgeprägtes Fachwissen. Das vermittelt der Kurs anhand realer, aktueller Betriebsbeispiele. Auf Deutsch und Russisch. More...

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Online education is dead; long live Mentored Simulated Experiences

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Online education is dead; long live Mentored Simulated Experiences
Mark Guzdial, Computing Education Blog, Jul 04, 2014


I'm not sure what is new about this proposal, except perhaps the name (which really just combines two things we already know quite well). Here's Roger Schank: "Universities have adopted online education wholesale. They are producing garbage. No, actually they are producing what they have always produced." So this, he says, is dead. More...

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Passport for learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Passport for learning
Alastair Creelman, The corridor of uncertainty, Jun 30, 2014
Interesting proposition: "The holy grail of open learning at the moment is finding a sustainable and reliable model for the validation of non-traditional learning (open courses, MOOCs, practical work experience, self-tuition etc). These forms of learning may be openly documented but have little or no formal credibility when applying to study at a university or applying for a job." More...

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05 juillet 2014

Fall 2012 US Distance Education Enrollment: Now viewable by each state

By Phil Hill. Starting in late 2013, the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) and its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) started providing preliminary data for the Fall 2012 term that for the first time includes online education. Using Tableau (thanks to Justin Menard for prompting me to use this), we can now see a profile of online education in the US for degree-granting colleges and university, broken out by sector and for each state. Read more...

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Are Universities Gouging Online Students?

HomeBy Randy Best. Several hundred incoming Georgia Tech students made history this spring as the first cohort in the institution’s online master’s program in computer science.  While today it is hardly noteworthy that a prestigious university like Georgia Tech is offering a graduate degree online, the university’s decision to price it more than 80 percent less than the on-campus option is truly groundbreaking. At $6,600, the online program is one-sixth the cost of the on-campus one, a fact that higher education leaders should be examining closely. Read more...

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04 juillet 2014

E-learning et l’Apprentissage Fondé sur le Jeu (AFJ) – le transfert des résultats de recherche de l’AFJ

L’un des objectifs du projet GREAT, a été de développer une vision du rôle de l’Apprentissage Fondé sur le Jeu (AFJ) dans la formation et l’éducation et de transférer les méthodologies les plus innovantes pour favoriser la préparation digitale des citoyens européens. More...

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E-Learning meets Game-based Learning (GBL): Der Transfer von Forschungsergebnissen GBL in der E-Learning-Projekt-Management-Kurs

Eines der Ziele des Projektes “GREAT” war, eine Vision für die Rolle von GBL (Game Based Learning) in Aus-und Weiterbildung zu entwickeln und innovative Methoden zu übertragen um der digitalen Bildung der europäischen Bürger zu entsprechen. More...

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Los facilitadores como co-aprendices en un curso abierto colaborativo para profesores y estudiantes en educación superior

Este artículo describe el aprendizaje con tu propio dispositivo (BYOD4L, del inglés Bring Your Own Device for Learning), una iniciativa de aprendizaje abierto que explora el uso de dispositivos inteligentes para el aprendizaje y la enseñanza en la educación superior. More...

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Ruch Makerów Implikacje współczesnych sposobów wytwarzania, nowych gadżetów cyfrowych oraz praktyk hakerskich dla twórczego

„Ruch Makerów“ zajmuje się innowacyjnymi formami produkcji i prac realizowanych w oparciu o zasadę „zrób to sam“. Jest to nie tylko opcja dla modeli biznesowych czy nowych rozwiązań, np. wykorzystywania druku 3D bądź innych nowych narzędzi cyfrowych i gadżetów, lecz także zjawisko wpływające na kształcenie. More...

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