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Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender | NGV

This free, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) hosted by Coursera teaches masterpieces through the lens of sex and gender. We take you to the rich collections of Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and California’s Huntington Library giving you access to outstanding works from the western tradition and expert tuition from specialist curators and renowned art historians. Each unit will examine the circumstances in which paintings are produced and received, and how contemporary spectators and consumers of art view them. Why do works of art made centuries ago continue to speak so profoundly to us today?

Barbara Shelly: MOOCs offer a lesson in bold claims gone bust.

The problem with MOOCs was the hype, the baseless predictions that something offered for free could somehow prove sustainable, and the idea that a single phenomenon could change a hidebound institution like higher education.

The best of both worlds? Integrating a MOOC into on-campus teaching

Dr. Masato Kajimoto’s MOOC HKU04x Making Sense of News is not only a treasure to anyone who is interested in Journalism; the fact that it is so successful also makes it a prized specimen for researchers, data analysts and online course developers alike.

Robust debate boosts the MOOCs agenda in development – University World News

MOOCs – massive open online courses – have the potential to build new learning pathways. Governments, universities and stakeholders have a duty to scrutinise how the opportunities MOOCs offer can best be harnessed for development, the International Council for Open and Distance Education, or ICDE, conference heard.

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