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Powering Agriculture - Sustainable Energy for Food
This MOOC will introduce participants to the Energy-Agriculture Nexus and introduces approaches for sustainably providing energy throughout all stages of agricultural value chains. Challenges but also solutions will be analysed, concrete technologies will be examined focusing on their utility to promote access to clean energy. Participants will further be familiarized with relevant external influences such as market conditions, politics, and financing schemes of “powering agricultural" ...
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Online courses: Many log in, then most log out - Business Standard
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Online courses: Many log in, then most log out
Krishna V (name changed), a fourth year student at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, enrolled on a course on machine-learning through Coursera, a platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). He did not complete the course, offered ...
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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:46:57 GMT
No Rich Child Left Behind, and Enriching the Rich: Why MOOCs are not improving education
, Computing Education Blog
When I talk to people about MOOCs these days, I keep finding myself turning to two themes. Theme #1. Our schools aren’t getting worse. The gap between the rich and the poor is growing. We have more poorer kids, and they are doing worse because of everything, not just because of school. Before we can figure out […] [Link]
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:38:35 +0000
Audit a MOOC for free to prepare for the upcoming COP21 climate talks - Treehugger
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Audit a MOOC for free to prepare for the upcoming COP21 climate talks
In spite of the recent terrible events in Paris, word is that the COP21 climate talks will go ahead as planned. Are you prepared? I decided to do something different this year and signed up to audit a MOOC -- a Massive Open Online Course. I have been ...
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:37:00 GMT
Demand Management Will Change the Industry: An Upcoming MOOC | By Mihaela Lica ... - Hospitality Net
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Demand Management Will Change the Industry: An Upcoming MOOC | By Mihaela Lica ...
Next week, an innovative MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) featuring SnapShot's demand management segment will debut via Coursera. The MOOC was developed by the European startup in conjunction with ESSEC Business School and Coursera ...
EdTech: Udacity Leads Mooc Makers' Push Into Online Biz Education With $105M ...BusinessBecause
Author discusses book analyzing massive open online courses from a social ...Inside Higher Ed
EdX Stays Committed to ... [Link]
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:39:54 GMT
Author discusses book analyzing massive open online courses from a social science perspective
, Inside Higher Ed | News
Where are massive open online courses now, and where are they going? Robert A. Rhoads, professor of education at the University of California at Los Angeles, tackles those questions in MOOCs, High Technology and Higher Learning (Johns Hopkins University Press), in which he places MOOCs in the broader context of open courseware.
In the book, Rhoads formulates seven theses about MOOCs to frame his arguments, writing that the loosely defined “MOOC movement” presents problems of diversity, faculty life and academic freedom, among others.
“I see MOOCs as ... [Link]
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:00:00 +0000