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May 2016

What We Learned at the Coursera Partners Conference

The top takeaways from Duke University staff, faculty and students who attended the 2016 Coursera Partners Conference in The Hague, Netherlands.

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EMMA webinar – Using Social Media effectively in your MOOC

Social media can be really useful for MOOC providers for two different but related reasons. The first is that social media channels provide vitall

Appropriate use of MOOCs

One of the unfortunate downsides of all the MOOC hype is that it pushed people into opposing camps – you either buy into it all or reject them absolutely. And of course, MOOCs are not going t…

Moocs to earn degree credits for first time in UK at two universities

Students will be able to use Moocs – massive open online courses – to gain accreditation towards final qualification

The Impact of MOOCs Over the Next Twenty Years

Are MOOCs the future of education in 20 years or an intermediate thing? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Joseph Konstan, Computer Science Professor, University of Minnesota, on Quora.

I think MOOCs are part of an ongoing evolution that dates back to at least the invention of the textbook (long long ago). This trend has had at least two key elements over centuries:

From MOOC to MOOR: Is ‘massive open online research’ (MOOR) the next frontier for education? 

UC San Diego is launching the first major online course that prominently features massive open online research (MOOR). In “Bioinformatics Algorithms

[…] “All students who sign up for the course will be given an opportunity to work on specific research projects under the leadership of prominent bioinformatics scientists from different countries, who have agreed to interact and mentor their respective teams….

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MOOCs prove that universities can and should embrace online learning

Higher education institutions should not fear failure when it comes to new technology, says Kerri Morgan

Coding school 42 plans to educate 10,000 students in Silicon Valley for free

Xavier Niel’s new project is an ambitious coding university in Silicon Valley called 42. But the trick is that it’s nothing like other universities out..

Learn about sharks in bite-sized pieces in new MOOC | Cornell Chronicle

One of the most misunderstood animals on Earth will be the subject of a new Cornell University and University of Queensland Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

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