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2016-01-12

MOOC MOOC: Instructional Design – Digital Pedagogy Lab

The relationship fostered by instructional design is not one of learner to learning, it’s one of learner (or, more to the point, student) to mechanized instruction.

Steep learning curve for University of Alberta students of Mountains 101

Crammed with crags and canyons, screes and shelves, snow, ice, lakes, flora and fauna, Mountains 101 is a feast for the student senses. It’s a massive open online course or MOOC, offered by the University of Alberta, likely starting in November, in a partnership with Parks Canada and the Alpine C…

EDUCAUSE, Instructure and University of Central Florida Partner to Redesign Blended Learning Course

 Instructure, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company and creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS) today announced that the BlendKit course has returned, this time with an institutional cohort option. EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida (UCF) are again offering the popular massive open online course (MOOC) on the merits and methods of blended learning via Instructure’s Canvas Network. Titled “BlendKit2016: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer,” the course is the third iteration of the EDUCAUSE and UCF partnership. Watch a short video on the BlendKit course highlighting the course design and participant experience.

Would you use a flying school?

Virgin Australia is now giving its passengers a new type of in-flight entertainment and it is much more productive than gluing your eyes to a classic Disney movie.

 

The airline is becoming Australia’s very first flying school and short courses are being offered for weary flyers to become more skilled.

You can kill up to 400 hours with Virgin’s in-flight movies, music and television shows, but Open Universities Australia education programs executive manager, Jose Herrera Perea, believes studying is a more compelling way to pass the time.

 

Passengers in January will have the option to study the art of photography while February travellers can concentrate on financial planning.

Newest Version of MOOC on Blended Learning Opens in February — THE Journal

The University of Central Florida and Educause will partner in the fourth version of a massive open online course on blended learning.

Less Experimentation, More Iteration: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2015 – Class Central’s MOOC Report

Have massive open online courses emerged from the Trough of Disillusionment to the Slopes of Enlightenment? Wherever MOOCs belong on the Gartner Hype Cycle, one thing is clear: there are more courses and students now than ever before.

7th grade scholarships for MOOC completion

7th graders with financial need can earn consideration for a scholarship if they complete a MOOC offered by online course provider edX.

SBI and the Rising of the MOOC

The news of the nationwide launch of an e-Learning Programme called Olabs by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, prompte…

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