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Last Call! Register Today for Game Elements for Learning Micro-MOOC
June 27, 2013 – 12:06 pm | 5 Comments

Join us for our next micro-MOOC, Game Elements for Learning (GE4L)!
GE4L introduces participants to game elements for teaching and learning through sharing, game elements, discussion, and participation in self-selected methods.
GE4L participants will have the …

Virtual World Design Thinking: MOOCing in the Cloud
May 15, 2013 – 1:58 pm | 3 Comments

Because of the highly collaborative and immersive experience virtual worlds offer, educators continue to explore the potential—and experience benefits—of teaching and learning in real-life replicated environments. Among these educators are Dr. Andrew Stricker, distributed …

IDML13 Wrap-Up: Your Top Tweeted Tools
May 14, 2013 – 3:22 pm | Comments Off on IDML13 Wrap-Up: Your Top Tweeted Tools

Thank you to all who participated in the MOOC Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (IDML13)! This MOOC introduced instructional design principles for teaching with mobile technology, which is a growing and powerful trend because people …

Self-Directed Learning: The Core of Successful MOOC Participation
May 1, 2013 – 1:29 pm | 13 Comments

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have gained extreme momentum since they appeared in higher education. Although many universities, vendors, and students have joined the MOOC bandwagon, we remain in the early stages of MOOCs; we’re …

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (#IDML13) – Free Professional Development
March 15, 2013 – 9:12 am | Comments Off on Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (#IDML13) – Free Professional Development

Join us in our next Mirco-MOOC, Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (IDML13)! Mobile technology is a growing and powerful trend–people now spend more time on mobile apps than they do on the web.

What opportunities does …

MOOCs for Credit: Introducing MOOC2Degree from Academic Partnerships
January 23, 2013 – 11:04 am | One Comment

At Academic Partnerships, we believe that education should be accessible to any qualified individual with the desire to receive a college degree. That’s why we’re working with our partner universities to help potential students take …

Millions of Lessons Learned on Electronic Napkins – MOOCs and free education
December 31, 2012 – 3:09 pm | Comments Off on Millions of Lessons Learned on Electronic Napkins – MOOCs and free education

29th Chaos Communication Congress: Talk by Jörn Loviscach and Sebastian Wernicke on massive open online courses, free education, freeing education — and what we’ve they have learned from the Udacity courses. An informative and humorous …

Latest MOOC Resources
December 14, 2012 – 4:11 pm | Comments Off on Latest MOOC Resources

As you make your way through the holiday season and wrap up 2012, take a peak at a few of the MOOC resources we’ve gathered for you below. Theses should give you insight into …

George Siemens on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and recent useful resources
December 12, 2012 – 2:42 pm | Comments Off on George Siemens on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and recent useful resources

George Siemens, at the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca Universityhas been running “Massive Open Online Courses” (MOOCs). Howard Rheingold talks to him about what a MOOC is, how it works, and the …

Innovating Pedagogy 2012 from Open University
November 27, 2012 – 4:45 pm | Comments Off on Innovating Pedagogy 2012 from Open University

The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. The first report proposes ten innovations that are already in …