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2015-10-21

Why the President of Kyoto University Decided To Teach an edX MOOC | edX Blog

I like the short ‘behind the scenes’ video and bloopers real. Showing the ‘human face’  of the lecturer.

Learning analytics and MOOCs: What have we learned so far and where to go?

Learning analytics and MOOCs: What have we learned so far and where to go?

Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender free online course from The University of Melbourne

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

What Ails the Academy?

This vision, beyond the current crops of MOOCs, ultimately extends to transferring certification of learning—the transcript, the diploma—from institutions to the individual learners themselves, “[o]vercoming the college diploma’s tick-like embeddedness in the labor market.” The result, Carey thinks, will be remarkably positive for humanity, but not so much for the current “inefficient hybrid university model” whose hidden costs and internal subsidies are “a feature, not a bug.” Thus, back to the Christensen disruptions looming on the horizon.

Knowledge lends wings to bedbound Chinese man – MOOCs make a difference

Yang Ming dropped out of school at age 14. Bedridden and almost blind, he felt his life was wasting away until the advent of MOOC.

Sign-Up for Free Financing for Development MOOC

The World Bank Group will be launching a Financing for Development Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on November 16. The objective of this free course is to familiarize more people with the new development agenda and the use of finance, including innovative solutions, to fund the SDGs and meet our Bank Group goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030. Over the four week course, participants will hear from prominent government, international organization and private sector leaders. Each has considerable first-hand experience in preparing and implementing development projects and forging public-private collaborations globally and regionally.

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