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edX MOOC Platform

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edX, launched in Fall 2012, is a massive open online course (mooc) platform founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The two institutions have contributed $30 million each to the non-profit project. edX was developed on MITx, a similar project launched by MIT in 2011.The idea was to offer online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a

Graphite – A service to connect Teachers to Educational tools

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Graphite – A service to connect Teachers to Educational tools                                                                     (Click the image to enlarge)               

MOOC (Free courses) Students Attracted Most By Course Topics

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According to a survey of participants in courses on the Canvas Network,76% students said they signed up because of the topic,75% because it was free, 61% for professional development, and44% because they wanted to find out what MOOCs are all about. It turned out that 72% of those who enrolled were themselves professional educators.Students who enroll in massive

NovoEd

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Saberi and co-founder Farnaz Ronaghi, both natives of Iran, started NovoEd in January 2013. The online learning platform that integrates elements of social media was originally developed as an in-house Stanford program called Venture Lab.NovoEd was originally a Stanford operation called Venture Lab that allowed faculty to put classes online with a platform designed for team

Brave New world of MOOCs

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MOOC Elements for Corporate learning & development

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The following three MOOC elements are particularly well-suited to corporate learning & development:Semi-synchronicity: Most MOOCs allow students to go through the course as a ‘semi-synchronous’ cohort of learners. That means each week the group receives the same assignment of video lectures, readings, quizzes and/or threaded discussions, but each member completes that course work on his

List of Courses starting soon in Coursera in August-September 2013

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Algorithms, Part I 08/23/2013 6 weeksCalculus One 08/23/2013 14 weeksDisaster Preparedness 08/26/2013 6 weeksIntroduction to Sustainability 08/26/2013 8 weeksCaries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) 08/26/2013 6 weeksThink Again: How to Reason and Argue 08/26/2013 12 weeksSurvey of Music Technology 08/26/2013 6 weeksComputational Investing, Part I 08/26/2013 8 weeksMicroeconomics Principles 08/26/2013 16 weeksPreparation for Introductory Biology: DNA to Organisms 08/26/2013 4 weeksWeb Intelligence and Big Data 08/26/2013 12 weeksInformation Security and Risk Management in Context 08/28/2013 10 weeksBuilding an Information