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Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender – A new MOOC from The University of Melbourne @Coursera

Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender from The University of Melbourne. What do paintings tell us about sex? How is art gendered? Here we get up close to some of the great paintings in the world’s most famous museums, giving you insight into how art speaks to us about sex, sexuality and gender. Take free online classes from 120+ top universities and educational organizations. We partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others to offer courses in dozens of topics, from computer scienc

The “Netflix” model comes to online education – eCampus News

Supporting off hours learning is a problem you might not even know you have. Sites with online tutors may help.

The Pedagogy Behind MOOCs: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

What are the peculiarities of designing an online course that addresses to such a big audience? What does it mean in terms of instructional design? And is there an ideal pedagogy behind MOOCs? In this article, I’ll explain the peculiarities of an instructional design for “massive” learning, the different pedagogical approaches behind xMOOCs and cMOOCs, and I’ll show you how to motivate your learners in order to maximize the effectiveness of your MOOC courses and minimize dropout rates…


cMOOC was coined in 2012 to distinct the original MOOC from a deviated version where students are introduced to core skills/concepts and can do light application. The essence of a MOOC is pivoting on the notion of connectivism where the emphasis is on the ‘open’ aspects of the concept and the ability to learn by creating networks of connections. Devoid of this learning communities where interaction occurs, including personal blogs or portfolios, websites and social network platforms that contain

MOOC development more expensive than many think

Aside from cost, recent takeaways also include a lack of intended access and a need for more thought regarding student engagement patterns.

Tenaris expands MOOC offering on edX platform with new courses

HOUSTON — Tenaris is expanding its online library on the edX platform with the launch of two additional massive open online courses (MOOCs).

5 massive MOOC lessons learned by colleges and universities – eCampus News

Recent best practices and research from adventurous, innovative colleges and universities yield 5 takeaways about MOOC implementation.

Are Employers Key to the Success—and Relevance—of MOOCs? (EdSurge News)

THE MOOC FORMULA: Many variants of the term “game changer” have been applied to MOOCs. And this time, it appears that employers hold the key to the online learning game. The Wall Street Journal reports that Coursera, like edX and Udacity, is teaming up to offer classes from tech employers—another

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