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Free GIS courses available for reuse under Creative Commons 4.0

https://www.nterlearning.org/home
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How to get #innovative ideas off the ground : Interview with Julie Holland, enterprise educator, businesswomen, and instructor of the MOOC "Innovation and enterprise" on +FutureLearn
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If you know of ‪#‎MOOC‬ #experts in #India (from govt. agencies/public or pvt univs/corporates), ping their name here. Need it for a study!
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IIT Bombay, India has some courses they are offering through the edX platform. Those profs. might be ones to contact: (D. Phatak, Gaitonde etc.)
https://www.edx.org/school/iitbombayx/new
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+Udacity phasing out certificates of free courseware completion

Effective May 16, Udacity will stop offering free non-identity-verified certificates. The courseware will still be available for free
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A pause for some reality checking on what a diploma is actually worth:

http://degreeoffreedom.org/forget-moocs-whats-actual-college-diploma-worth/
Before looking at how MOOCs can shorten the pathway towards a diploma (saving time and money), maybe we should be asking what that diploma is actually worth
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OK, so I’m not Howard Beale and this isn’t Network, but the tenor of the current discourse on MOOCs is starting to get absurd.
Enough from the MOOC haters. Change is coming. It will be messy. It will be uneven. But it will be a good thing for the citizens of the world.
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“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein
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Programming for Everybody from +Coursera  starts today - April 10th

This course aims to teach everyone to learn the basics of programming computers. The course has no pre-requisites and avoids all but the simplest mathematics. Anyone with moderate computer experience should be able to master the materials in this course.
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A new joint study by Duke and RTI International surveyed over 100 employers in North Carolina to determine whether they were aware of MOOCs, and whether they would consider using them for employee recruitment or professional development. The most striking finding was just how few companies were even aware of these programs: more than two-thirds of companies surveyed had never heard of them. Despite years of heated discussion, it seems MOOCs have yet to pass one of the biggest tests for education: helping students get a job. - via www.the-american-interest.com
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A great graphic about #mooc  
Originally published on EdTech Digest November 21, 2013
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A community of learners, for learners, by learners. A place to talk, share, and discover the best free online courses. What are MOOCs? From Wikipedia - A massive open online course (MOOC) is a type of online course aimed at large-scale participation and open access via the web. MOOCs are a recent development in the area of distance education, and a progression of the kind of open education ideals suggested by open educational resources.
 
iversity, one of the leading European MOOC platforms, announced three new types of certifications along with the list of new courses for the spring semester 2014.

The certifications come in a three tier plan, priced at €49, €99 and €149.
iversity, one of the leading European MOOC platforms, announced three new types of certifications along with the list of new courses.
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New +Udacity course - Intro to Object Oriented Programming. Starts April 23rd.

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In this introductory programming class, you’ll learn Object Oriented Programming, a must-have technique for software engineers that will allow you to reuse and share code easily. You’ll learn by doing, and will build byte-sized (ha!) mini projects in each lesson to learn and practice programming concepts.

We’ve heard that programming can be intimidating for newcomers, and we’ve created this course to make sure that you have a great learning experience! You’ll learn actively with our mini projects (see the awesome list below), which you’ll be able to share proudly with your friends. You’ll also learn important programming concepts one by one, with no surprises or leaps of logic along the way.

Class Central link:
https://www.class-central.com/mooc/2013/udacity-intro-to-object-oriented-programming-beyond-hello-world
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Five unhelpful myths about terrorism according to Professor Randy Law


Today, terrorism receives a great deal of attention, especially in the U.S. after the 9/11 attacks. It is mentioned in the news constantly, and figures prominently in discussions of world events. Although it is of interest to many citizens around the globe, most of us have only slight knowledge of what terrorism is. That’s where Randy Law comes in. He teaches the history of terrorism at Birmingham-Southern College and is now teaching a free MOOC, The History of Terrorism, offered via the CourseSites platform, starting May 12th.

Course page:
https://www.class-central.com/mooc/1882/coursesites-the-history-of-terrorism
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Experts clash over differing visions of education technology
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Thanks for the post. The fear that MOOCs might replace classrooms for cost-cutting reasons in the EU and USA is touched upon, but unsurprisingly not resolved. It would be interesting to bring in stake-holders in India, China, Nigeria, Brazil, where the demand for quality higher education is rising and MOOCs, could add to the mix in a formal sense. Oddly no student representatives here though...
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Never too young to innovate : interview with Mathieu Nebra, who created the e-learning platform +OpenClassrooms at age 13. 
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Check out #topfreeclasses free online #mooc collection of courses from #NovoED http://www.topfreeclasses.com/search/NovoED
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Learn about the value of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA for lines of business and industries, and how to best exploit this value.

#free #online #mooc #SAP

http://www.topfreeclasses.com/course/8365/SAP-Business-Suite-powered-by-SAP-HANA
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Let’s Change the World through Leadership: Nonprofit Acumen Shares Training Curriculum through MOOCs

What do you do when you are an innovative organization that is well-resourced, attracts great talent, and is highly active in its chosen domain? The answer, obviously, is to give away your leadership training to the public for free. At least that might be obvious if you have this bold goal: “Find new models to tackle poverty around the world”.

This happens to be the case for social impact investor Acumen, who is offering a series of leadership MOOCs for the social sector leaders (as well as the general public).

List of all +Acumen MOOCs:
https://www.class-central.com/provider/acumen

#MOOC  
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