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2015-12-09

How real-time education is transforming hospitality

MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, offer industry personnel a chance to learn about the business while investing far less time or money. And since these courses are online, material can be updated in real time to reflect the latest industry developments.

Yale Adds On-Demand MOOCs on Coursera Platform

Yale has offered a slate of MOOCs through Coursera that allow users to access a full course on-demand rather than on a specific start schedule.

What I Learned by Flipping the MOOC

Two of the hot topics in education in the last few years have been Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s) and the flipped classroom. I’ve been experimenting with both of them.

Google are backing a new online learning system – CNN.com

While college degrees take years to complete and cost many thousands of dollars, Google is now backing a scheme to get people a “nanodegree” in just six months.

Moodle MOOC 7 November 2015

Moodle MOOC 7 will take place from November 1 – 30, 2015 on Moodle forTeachers: http://ift.tt/1bsDRxo

The ethics of MOOC research: why we should involve learners

Presentation given by Rebecca Ferguson at the FutureLearn Academic Network (FLAN) meeting at the University of Southampton, UK, on 2 December 2015. #flnetwork

Open online courses key to transforming dementia healthcare workforces?

any of our lives have been touched by dementia and with an ageing population the challenge of finding a sustainable solution can seem insurmountable. The recent House of Commons Reception hosted by the University of Derby, however, highlighted some innovative approaches to health and social care development that may enable our workforces to cope with the hurdles that lie ahead.

Digital Learning Initiative Announces New Grants | BU Today | Boston University

Could a cousin of the much-heralded MOOC help disadvantaged high school students take college-level classes?

 

That’s what BU’s Mark Greenman and colleagues are test-driving in a project that is among the latest to receive development grants from the Digital Learning Initiative, BU’s team overseeing enhancements in online education.

 

MOOCs (massive open online courses) offer instruction to global audiences (hence the “massive”). Greenman, by contrast, is experimenting with SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses), which, like MOOCs, use video lectures. But they are geared toward smaller classes and use blended, or hybrid, learning, combining online and face-to-face instruction.

Award students credit for free online classes

Last winter, in an attempt to fight the doldrums of spending winter break in a city where snow rendered everyone homebodies, I began taking a free online course offered by the much sunnier University of California, Berkeley. While taking the “10-week” course, I learned about neuroscience and psychology through lectures and outside reading material.

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